2002 J.League Division 1

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The 2002 season was the tenth season since the establishment of the J.League. The league began on March 2, 2002 and ended on November 30, 2002. The Suntory Championship was not held, because Júbilo Iwata was winner of both stages. At the end Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Consadole Sapporo were relegated to J2.

J.League Division 1
Season2002
ChampionsJúbilo Iwata
3rd J. League title
4th Japanese title
RelegatedSanfrecce Hiroshima
Consadole Sapporo
2001
2003

GeneralEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Changes in competition formatsEdit

  • Extra time was scratched for J.League Division 2. After regulation time, clubs in J2 now receives 3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, and 0pts for a loss. (NOTE: J1 still has extra time)

Changes in clubsEdit

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HonoursEdit

Competition Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
J.League Division 1 Júbilo Iwata Yokohama F. Marinos Gamba Osaka
J.League Division 2 Oita Trinita Cerezo Osaka Albirex Niigata
Emperor's Cup Kyoto Purple Sanga Kashima Antlers JEF United Ichihara
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Nabisco Cup Kashima Antlers Urawa Red Diamonds Gamba Osaka
Shimizu S-Pulse
Xerox Super Cup Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Antlers

ClubsEdit

Following sixteen clubs participated in J.League Division 1 during 2002 season. Of these clubs, Kyoto Purple Sanga and Vegalta Sendai were promoted from Division 2.

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

First stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Júbilo Iwata 15 9 4 1 1 39 17 +22 36 Qualification to the Suntory Championship
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 8 3 3 1 28 11 +17 33
3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 9 1 0 5 28 18 +10 29
4 Gamba Osaka 15 8 1 1 5 35 19 +16 27
5 Kashima Antlers[a] 15 9 0 0 6 21 18 +3 27
6 Kyoto Purple Sanga[b] 15 5 4 1 5 26 18 +8 24
7 Shimizu S-Pulse[c] 15 5 3 3 4 17 19 −2 24
8 JEF United Ichihara 15 6 1 3 5 22 23 −1 23
9 Vegalta Sendai[b] 15 6 1 0 8 23 27 −4 20
10 FC Tokyo 15 5 0 2 8 23 27 −4 17
11 Urawa Red Diamonds 15 3 2 1 9 21 24 −3 14
12 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 2 3 1 9 15 24 −9 13
13 Vissel Kobe 15 3 1 1 10 12 22 −10 12
14 Kashiwa Reysol 15 3 1 0 11 20 31 −11 11
15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 3 0 1 11 14 26 −12 10
16 Consadole Sapporo 15 2 0 0 13 15 35 −20 6
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Champion from 2001 J.League Division 1
  2. ^ a b Promoted from 2001 J.League Division 2
  3. ^ Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup

Second stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Júbilo Iwata 15 9 4 0 2 33 13 +20 35 Qualification to the Suntory Championship
2 Gamba Osaka 15 7 3 0 5 24 13 +11 27
3 Kashima Antlers[a] 15 8 1 0 6 25 21 +4 26
4 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 6 2 2 5 26 19 +7 24
5 FC Tokyo 15 6 2 0 7 20 19 +1 22
6 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 5 3 1 6 16 16 0 22
7 Kyoto Purple Sanga[b] 15 6 2 0 7 18 24 −6 22
8 Urawa Red Diamonds 15 4 4 1 6 20 14 +6 21
9 Kashiwa Reysol 15 6 0 3 6 18 17 +1 21
10 Vissel Kobe 15 5 1 2 7 21 22 −1 19
11 JEF United Ichihara 15 6 0 0 9 16 19 −3 18
12 Shimizu S-Pulse[c] 15 5 1 0 9 16 24 −8 17
13 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 5 0 1 9 21 23 −2 16
14 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 4 1 2 8 18 21 −3 16
15 Vegalta Sendai[b] 15 3 1 1 10 17 30 −13 12
16 Consadole Sapporo 15 2 1 1 11 15 29 −14 9
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Champion from 2001 J.League Division 1
  2. ^ a b Promoted from 2001 J.League Division 2
  3. ^ Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup

Overall tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Júbilo Iwata 30 18 8 1 3 72 30 +42 71 Champion and qualified for the 2004 AFC Champions League[a]
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 30 13 6 4 7 44 27 +17 55
3 Gamba Osaka 30 15 4 1 10 59 32 +27 54
4 Kashima Antlers[b] 30 17 1 0 12 46 39 +7 53
5 Kyoto Purple Sanga[c] 30 11 6 1 12 44 42 +2 46 Cup-Winner 2002 Emperor's Cup qualified for the AFC Champions League 2003–04[d]
6 Nagoya Grampus Eight 30 14 1 1 14 49 41 +8 45
7 JEF United Ichihara 30 12 1 3 14 38 42 −4 41
8 Shimizu S-Pulse[e] 30 10 4 3 13 33 43 −10 41
9 FC Tokyo 30 11 2 2 15 43 46 −3 39
10 Tokyo Verdy 1969 30 8 5 3 14 41 43 −2 37
11 Urawa Red Diamonds 30 7 6 2 15 41 38 +3 35
12 Kashiwa Reysol 30 9 1 3 17 38 48 −10 32
13 Vegalta Sendai[c] 30 9 2 1 18 40 57 −17 32
14 Vissel Kobe 30 8 2 3 17 33 44 −11 31
15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 30 7 1 3 19 32 47 −15 26 Relegated to the 2003 J.League Division 2
16 Consadole Sapporo 30 4 1 1 24 30 64 −34 15
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ AFC Champions League 2003–04 was not held, therefore Jubilo later qualified for the 2004 AFC Champions League.
  2. ^ Champion from 2001 J.League Division 1
  3. ^ a b Promoted from 2001 J.League Division 2
  4. ^ AFC Champions League 2003–04 was not held, therefore Kyoto Sanga wes later qualified for the 2004 AFC Champions League. But Sanga was relegated to the Division 2 in 2003, so this spot was withdrawn.
  5. ^ Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup

Top scorersEdit

Pos Footballer Club Goals PK GP Shots Goals Per Game
1st   Naohiro Takahara Júbilo Iwata 26 2/2 27 79 1.04
2nd   Magrão Gamba Osaka 22 5/5 29 81 0.73
3rd   Ueslei Nagoya Grampus Eight 20 2/2 27 115 0.76
4th   Marcos Vegalta Sendai 18 2/2 24 79 0.72
5th   Masashi Nakayama Júbilo Iwata 16 1/1 29 79 0.54
  Edmundo Tokyo Verdy 1969 16 5/5 26 110 0.57
  Choi Yong-Soo JEF United Ichihara 16 7/8 23 74 0.68
8th   Emerson Urawa Red Diamonds 15 1/1 24 118 0.61
  Amaral FC Tokyo 15 4/4 29 72 0.54
10th   Will Yokohama F. Marinos 14 2/2 24 97 0.55

AwardsEdit

IndividualEdit

Award Recipient Club Notes
Player of the Year   Naohiro Takahara Júbilo Iwata
Young Player of the Year   Keisuke Tsuboi Urawa Red Diamonds
Manager of the Year   Masakazu Suzuki Júbilo Iwata
Top scorer   Naohiro Takahara Júbilo Iwata 26 goals.

Best ElevenEdit

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Hitoshi Sogahata (1) Kashima Antlers   Japan
DF Hideto Suzuki (1) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
DF Makoto Tanaka (2) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
DF Naoki Matsuda (2) Yokohama F. Marinos   Japan
MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (2) Kashima Antlers   Japan
MF Takashi Fukunishi (3) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
MF Toshiya Fujita (3) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
MF Hiroshi Nanami (2) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
FW Emerson (1) Urawa Red Diamonds   Brazil
FW Naohiro Takahara (1) Júbilo Iwata   Japan
FW Masashi Nakayama (4) Júbilo Iwata   Japan

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

AttendanceEdit

Team Attendance
(Average)
Division 1 Division 2
Urawa Red Diamonds 394,445
(26,296)
Yokohama F. Marinos 361,613
(24,108)
FC Tokyo 332,597
(22,173)
Vegalta Sendai 327,925
(21,862)
Kashima Antlers 323,855
(21,590)
Albirex Niigata 472,507
(21,478)
Consadole Sapporo 287,098
(19,140)
Júbilo Iwata 248,462
(16,564)
Nagoya Grampus Eight 244,848
(16,323)
Tokyo Verdy 1969 226,926
(15,128)
Shimizu S-Pulse 224,443
(14,963)
Gamba Osaka 191,429
(12,762)
Oita Trinita 271,669
(12,349)
Kashiwa Reysol 169,716
(11,314)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 164,111
(10,941)
Vissel Kobe 157,011
(10,467)
Kyoto Purple Sanga 155,276
(10,352)
Cerezo Osaka 174,951
(7,952)
JEF United Ichihara 118,460
(7,897)
Avispa Fukuoka 142,808
(6,491)
Omiya Ardija 115,846
(5,266)
Kawasaki Frontale 115,431
(5,247)
Ventforet Kofu 108,108
(4,914)
Shonan Bellmare 100,125
(4,551)
Sagan Tosu 85,586
(3,890)
Montedio Yamagata 82,601
(3,755)
Yokohama FC 76,498
(3,477)
Mito HollyHock 60,262
(2,739)

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