2003 J.League Division 2

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The 2003 J. League Division 2 season was the 32nd season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 5th season since the establishment of J2 League.

J. League Division 2
Season2003
ChampionsAlbirex Niigata
1st J2 title
1st D2 title
PromotedAlbirex Niigata
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Matches played264
Goals scored678 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorerMarcus (32 goals total)
Highest attendance42,223 (Round 44,
Albirex vs. Ardija)
Lowest attendance1,337 (Round 4,
HollyHock vs. Ardija)
Average attendance7,895
2002
2004

In this season, twelve clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format. The top two received promotion to the J. League Division 1. There were no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.

GeneralEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

To be completed

Changes in competition formatsEdit

To be completed

Changes in clubsEdit

To be completed

Participating clubsEdit

Following twelve clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2003 season. Of these clubs, Consadole Sapporo and Sanfrecce Hiroshima were relegated from Division 1 last year.

  • Consadole Sapporo  
  • Albirex Niigata
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHocks
  • Omiya Ardija
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F.C.
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima  
  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Sagan Tosu

League formatEdit

Twelve clubs will play in quadruple round-robin format, a total of 44 games each. A club receives 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. The clubs are ranked by points, and tie breakers are, in the following order:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results

A draw would be conducted, if necessary. However, if two clubs are tied at the first place, both clubs will be declared as the champions. The top two clubs are promoted to J1.

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Albirex Niigata (C, P) 44 27 7 10 80 40 +40 88 Promotion to 2004 J. League Division 1
2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (P) 44 25 11 8 65 35 +30 86
3 Kawasaki Frontale 44 24 13 7 88 47 +41 85
4 Avispa Fukuoka 44 21 8 15 67 62 +5 71
5 Ventforet Kofu 44 19 12 13 58 46 +12 69
6 Omiya Ardija 44 18 7 19 52 61 −9 61
7 Mito HollyHock 44 15 11 18 37 41 −4 56
8 Montedio Yamagata 44 15 10 19 52 60 −8 55
9 Consadole Sapporo 44 13 13 18 57 56 +1 52
10 Shonan Bellmare 44 11 11 22 33 53 −20 44
11 Yokohama FC 44 10 12 22 49 88 −39 42
12 Sagan Tosu 44 3 11 30 40 89 −49 20
Updated to match(es) played on November 23, 2003. Source: J. League Division 2
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Final resultsEdit

Rounds 1 & 2
Home \ Away ALB SFR FRO AVI VEN ARD HOL MON CON BEL YFC SAG
Albirex Niigata 1–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 6–1 2–1
Kawasaki Frontale 0–4 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 6–3
Avispa Fukuoka 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 5–2
Ventforet Kofu 1–3 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1
Omiya Ardija 1–4 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0
Mito HollyHock 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0
Montedio Yamagata 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–2 1–1 4–1
Consadole Sapporo 2–0 0–2 0–0 5–0 3–3 6–2 2–4 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–0
Shonan Bellmare 1–2 0–1 0–4 1–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1
Yokohama FC 1–0 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–5 0–1 1–2 0–4 0–0 2–0 1–1
Sagan Tosu 0–1 3–4 0–0 2–3 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 5–2
Updated to match(es) played on July 6, 2003. Source: J. League Division 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Rounds 3 & 4
Home \ Away ALB SFR FRO AVI VEN ARD HOL MON CON BEL YFC SAG
Albirex Niigata 3–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 4–2 2–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–1
Kawasaki Frontale 3–0 2–1 5–2 4–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–3 7–1
Avispa Fukuoka 2–1 3–1 2–3 3–0 5–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1
Ventforet Kofu 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Omiya Ardija 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 3–0
Mito HollyHock 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0
Montedio Yamagata 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1
Consadole Sapporo 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–2 2–2 4–1
Shonan Bellmare 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–3 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–1
Yokohama FC 1–7 0–2 2–5 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 4–2 2–0 1–0 3–1
Sagan Tosu 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on November 23, 2003. Source: J. League Division 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals[1]
1   Marcus Albirex Niigata
32
2   Juninho Kawasaki Frontale
28
3   Baré Omiya Ardija
22
4   Bentinho Avispa Fukuoka
20
5   Augusto Kawasaki Frontale
17
6   Marcelo Sanfrecce Hiroshima
14
7   Kazuki Ganaha Kawasaki Frontale
13
  Yusaku Ueno Albirex Niigata
13
9   Shoji Jo Yokohama FC
12
10   Kosei Nakamura Montedio Yamagata
11
  Hiroyuki Hayashi Avispa Fukuoka
11

Attendance figuresEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Albirex Niigata 667,447 42,223 8,644 30,339 +41.3%
2 Consadole Sapporo 236,861 23,590 3,653 10,766 −44.5%
3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 198,004 26,158 3,471 9,000 −17.7%
4 Avispa Fukuoka 163,165 13,921 3,448 7,417 +14.3%
5 Kawasaki Frontale 159,678 22,087 2,438 7,258 +38.3%
6 Ventforet Kofu 127,515 13,043 2,382 5,796 +17.9%
7 Omiya Ardija 111,274 20,686 1,357 5,058 −3.9%
8 Shonan Bellmare 104,085 8,276 2,772 4,731 +4.0%
9 Montedio Yamagata 96,142 10,096 2,743 4,370 +16.4%
10 Yokohama FC 82,351 8,574 1,851 3,743 +7.7%
11 Sagan Tosu 69,789 5,756 1,585 3,172 −18.5%
12 Mito HollyHock 67,874 5,889 1,337 3,085 +12.6%
League total 2,084,185 42,223 1,337 7,895 +15.4%

Updated to games played on November 23, 2003
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 J2 Top scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2010.