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The 2001 season was the ninth season since the establishment of the J-League. The league began on March 10 and ended on November 24. At the end of the season the second stage winner Kashima Antlers won the Suntory Championship against Júbilo Iwata who won the first stage.

J.League Division 1
Season2001
ChampionsKashima Antlers
4th J. League title
4th Japanese title
RelegatedAvispa Fukuoka
Cerezo Osaka
2000
2002

Contents

ClubsEdit

Following sixteen clubs participated in J.League Division 1 during 2001 season. Of these clubs, Consadole Sapporo and Urawa Red Diamonds were promoted from Division 2.

  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Kashima Antlers
  • JEF United Ichihara
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • FC Tokyo
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Vissel Kobe
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Consadole Sapporo  
  • Urawa Red Diamonds  

First stageEdit

Pos Club P W/OT D L/OT GF GA Pts
1 Júbilo Iwata 15 9/4 1 0/1 32 12 36
2 JEF United Ichihara 15 7/3 0 3/2 35 26 27
3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 5/5 2 3/0 29 20 27
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 15 6/4 0 3/2 28 18 26
5 Gamba Osaka 15 7/2 0 3/3 29 22 25
6 Kashiwa Reysol 15 6/2 0 5/2 29 23 22
7 Urawa Red Diamonds (P) 15 6/1 1 6/1 24 22 21
8 Consadole Sapporo (P) 15 6/0 3 4/2 20 21 21
9 FC Tokyo 15 5/3 0 7/0 18 19 21
10 Vissel Kobe 15 5/1 2 4/3 16 20 19
11 Kashima Antlers (C, CW) 15 5/1 1 5/3 21 23 18
12 Avispa Fukuoka 15 4/1 0 8/2 13 25 14
13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 3/2 0 8/2 25 33 13
14 Cerezo Osaka 15 3/0 2 8/2 22 31 11
15 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 3/0 2 7/3 13 24 11
16 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 2/2 0 8/3 16 31 10
Legend
Qualification to the Suntory Championship
(C) Champion from 2000 J.League Division 1
(CW) Cup-Winner 2000 Emperor's Cup
(P) Promoted from 2000 J.League Division 2

ResultsEdit

The following table shows the games of the first Stage. The home teams are listed in the left-hand column.

2001
1st stage
Kashima Antlers Yokohama F Marinos Kashiwa Reysol Júbilo Iwata Cerezo Osaka Gamba Osaka FC Tokyo Shimizu S-Pulse Nagoya Grampus Eight Tokyo Verdy 1969 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Avispa Fukuoka Vissel Kobe JEF United Ichihara Consadole Sapporo Urawa Red Diamonds
Kashima Antlers 2:0 3:2 1:2 3:4 2:1 2:0 0:3
Yokohama F Marinos 0:2 1:2 0:2 1:3 2:1 0:1 0:1
Kashiwa Reysol 0:1 0:2 2:1 2:1 1:0 5:1 3:2
Júbilo Iwata 2:0 1:0 3:0 2:1 2:1 4:1 2:1
Cerezo Osaka 0:0 0:2 3:2 1:2 2:1 3:0 1:2
Gamba Osaka 3:1 3:2 3:2 2:1 0:1 2:3 5:0 3:4
FC Tokyo 2:0 0:2 0:1 2:1 1:2 0:3 2:1
Shimizu S-Pulse 1:0 1:2 5:1 1:0 1:0 5:2 1:0
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2:1 1:1 1:4 3:1 2:1 3:2 0:2 2:0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2:1 2:3 1:0 2:1 1:2 0:3 1:0 1:2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1:4 3:2 2:3 3:0 3:2 2:3 1:0 1:3
Avispa Fukuoka 0:2 1:0 2:0 0:4 1:0 2:3 0:2
Vissel Kobe 2:2 3:1 0:1 2:0 1:0 2:1 0:0 1:2
JEF United Ichihara 2:0 2:0 2:3 4:2 2:0 1:2 1:3 4:1
Consadole Sapporo 2:1 1:1 2:1 1:0 2:2 2:0 2:3
Urawa Red Diamonds 0:2 2:2 1:2 1:3 4:2 2:0 3:1 2:0
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Second stageEdit

Pos Club P W/OT D L/OT GF GA Pts
1 Kashima Antlers(C, CW) 15 10/3 0 2/0 36 19 36
2 Júbilo Iwata 15 9/4 0 2/0 31 14 35
3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 8/0 0 7/0 36 27 24
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 15 5/4 0 5/1 34 27 23
5 JEF United Ichihara 15 7/0 2 6/0 25 28 23
6 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 7/0 1 6/1 27 25 22
7 Kashiwa Reysol 15 6/0 3 6/0 29 23 21
8 FC Tokyo 15 5/0 5 4/1 29 28 20
9 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 6/0 2 5/2 22 26 20
10 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 4/2 3 3/3 19 20 19
11 Gamba Osaka 15 5/0 2 7/1 21 26 17
12 Urawa Red Diamonds (P) 15 4/0 3 5/3 20 24 15
13 Vissel Kobe 15 3/0 5 6/1 25 32 14
14 Consadole Sapporo (P) 15 3/1 2 7/2 23 29 13
15 Avispa Fukuoka 15 3/1 2 6/3 22 31 13
16 Cerezo Osaka 15 2/3 0 10/0 19 39 12
Legend
Qualification to the Suntory Championship
(C) Champion from 2000 J.League Division 1
(CW) Cup-Winner 2000 Emperor's Cup
(P) Promoted from 2000 J.League Division 2

ResultsEdit

The following table shows the games of the second Stage. The home teams are listed in the left-hand column.

2001
2nd stage
Kashima Antlers Yokohama F Marinos Kashiwa Reysol Júbilo Iwata Osaka FC Gamba Osaka FC Tokyo Shimizu S-Pulse Nagoya Grampus Eight Tokyo Verdy 1969 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Avispa Fukuoka Vissel Kobe JEF United Ichihara Consadole Sapporo Urawa Red Diamonds
Kashima Antlers : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Yokohama F Marinos : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Kashiwa Reysol : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Júbilo Iwata : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Cerezo Osaka : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Gamba Osaka : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
FC Tokyo : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Shimizu S-Pulse : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Nagoya Grampus Eight : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Tokyo Verdy 1969 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Sanfrecce Hiroshima : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Avispa Fukuoka : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Vissel Kobe : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
JEF United Ichihara : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Consadole Sapporo : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
Urawa Red Diamonds : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Suntory ChampionshipEdit

1st Leg
Júbilo Iwata2–2Kashima Antlers
Hattori   11'
Nakayama   54'
Report Akita   80'
Hirase   83'

Kashima Antlers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Overall tableEdit

Pos Club P W/OT D L/OT GF GA GD Pts
1 Kashima Antlers (C, CW) 30 15/4 1 7/3 57 42 15 54
2 Júbilo Iwata 30 18/8 1 2/1 63 26 37 71
3 JEF United Ichihara 30 14/3 2 9/2 60 54 6 50
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 30 11/8 0 8/3 62 45 17 49
5 Nagoya Grampus Eight 30 12/5 3 9/1 56 45 11 49
6 Kashiwa Reysol 30 12/2 3 11/2 58 46 12 43
7 Gamba Osaka 30 12/2 2 10/4 50 48 2 42
8 FC Tokyo 30 10/3 5 11/1 47 47 0 41
9 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 30 11/2 0 15/2 61 60 1 37
10 Urawa Red Diamonds (P) 30 10/1 4 11/4 44 46 -2 36
11 Consadole Sapporo (P) 30 9/1 5 11/4 43 50 -7 34
12 Vissel Kobe 30 3/0 7 10/4 41 52 -11 33
13 Yokohama F. Marinos 30 7/2 5 10/6 32 44 -12 30
14 Tokyo Verdy 1969 30 8/2 2 13/5 38 57 -19 30
15 Avispa Fukuoka 30 7/2 2 14/5 35 56 -21 27
16 Cerezo Osaka 30 5/3 2 18/2 41 70 -29 23
Legend
Champion and qualified to the AFC Champions League 2002–03 Group stage
Relegated to the 2002 J.League Division 2
Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup and qualified to the AFC Champions League 2002–03 Qualification Round 2
(C) Champion from 2000 J.League Division 1
(CW) Cup-Winner 2000 Emperor's Cup
(P) Promoted from 2000 J.League Division 2

AwardsEdit

IndividualEdit

Award Recipient Club Notes
Player of the Year   Toshiya Fujita Júbilo Iwata
Young Player of the Year   Koji Yamase Consadole Sapporo
Manager of the Year   Masakazu Suzuki Júbilo Iwata
Top scorer   Will Consadole Sapporo 24 goals.

Best ElevenEdit

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Arno Van Zwam (1) Júbilo Iwata   Netherlands
DF Go Oiwa (1) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
DF Yutaka Akita (4) Kashima Antlers   Japan
DF Akira Narahashi (1) Kashima Antlers   Japan
MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (1) Kashima Antlers   Japan
MF Takashi Fukunishi (2) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
MF Toshiya Fujita (2) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
MF Toshihiro Hattori (1) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
MF Kōji Nakata (1) Kashima Antlers   Japan
FW Will (1) Consadole Sapporo   Brazil
FW Atsushi Yanagisawa (2) Kashima Antlers   Japan

* The number in brackets denotes the number of times that the footballer has appeared in the Best 11.

ReferencesEdit