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The 2004 J.League Division 1 season was the 12th season of the J1 League. The league fixture began on March 13, 2004 and ended on December 11, 2004. The Suntory Championship 2004 took place on December 5 and December 11, 2004. The first ever J.League Promotion / Relegation Series took place on December 4 and December 12, 2004.

J.League Division 1
Season2004
ChampionsYokohama F. Marinos
3rd J. League title
5th Japanese title
Champions LeagueYokohama F. Marinos
Júbilo Iwata
(all to the group stage)
Matches played240
Goals scored744 (3.1 per match)
Top goalscorerEmerson (27 goals total)
Highest attendance58,334 (Round 24,
Red Diamonds vs. F. Marinos)
Lowest attendance4,429 (Round 5,
Gamba vs. JEF United)
Average attendance18,965
2003
2005

GeneralEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Changes in Competition FormatsEdit

  • This was the last J.League Division 1 season to be competed in two stages (or two halves).
  • This was also the last J.League Division 1 season with 16 clubs. Next season division was expanded to 18 clubs.

Changes in clubsEdit

none

ClubsEdit

Following sixteen clubs participated in J.League Division 1 during 2004 season. Of these clubs, Albirex Nigata and Sanfrecce Hiroshima were newly promoted from Division 2.

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

FormatEdit

In the 2004 season, the league was conducted split-season format, 1st Stage and 2nd Stage. In each stage, sixteen clubs played in a single round-robin format, a total of 15 games per club (per stage). A club received 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. The club were 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. The club that finished at the top of the table is declared stage champion and qualifies for the Suntory Championship. The first stage winner, hosts the first leg in the championship series. If a single club wins both stages, the club is declared the season champions and championship series will not be held. Meanwhile, the last-placed (16th-placed) club must play Pro/Rele Series at the end of the season.

Changes in competition format
  • No direct relegation this year, due to expansion of Division 1 in the following season
  • Last-placed (16th placed) club plays Pro/Rele Series at the end of the season

First stageEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Yokohama F. Marinos (A) 15 11 3 1 26 13 +13 36 Qualification for Suntory Championship
2 Júbilo Iwata 15 11 1 3 31 16 +15 34
3 Urawa Red Diamonds 15 7 4 4 30 24 +6 25
4 Gamba Osaka 15 7 3 5 31 23 +8 24
5 Kashima Antlers 15 7 3 5 18 14 +4 24
6 FC Tokyo 15 6 5 4 19 19 0 23
7 JEF United Ichihara 15 5 7 3 28 23 +5 22
8 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 5 5 5 24 22 +2 20
9 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 5 4 6 21 23 −2 19
10 Oita Trinita 15 5 2 8 21 27 −6 17
11 Shimizu S-Pulse 15 3 7 5 20 27 −7 16
12 Vissel Kobe 15 3 6 6 21 25 −4 15
13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 3 6 6 15 19 −4 15
14 Albirex Niigata 15 3 5 7 16 25 −9 14
15 Kashiwa Reysol 15 3 3 9 14 22 −8 12
16 Cerezo Osaka 15 2 4 9 17 30 −13 10
Updated to match(es) played on June 26, 2004. Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB ANT CER GAM GRA JEF JÚB REY SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VER VIS FMA
Albirex Niigata 1–4 1–2 3–3 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–3
Kashima Antlers 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–0
Cerezo Osaka 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–5 1–2 2–2
Gamba Osaka 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–0 3–2 6–3
Nagoya Grampus Eight 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–2
JEF United Ichihara 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0
Júbilo Iwata 3–2 4–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–2
Kashiwa Reysol 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0
Shimizu S-Pulse 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 4–3 3–1
FC Tokyo 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–2
Oita Trinita 0–1 3–0 4–3 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–1
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 4–2 3–3 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–1
Tokyo Verdy 1969 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–3
Vissel Kobe 2–2 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–2
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on June 26, 2004. Source: J. League Division 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stageEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Urawa Red Diamonds (A) 15 12 1 2 40 15 +25 37 Qualification for Suntory Championship
2 JEF United Ichihara 15 8 4 3 27 22 +5 28
3 Gamba Osaka 15 8 3 4 28 25 +3 27
4 Kashima Antlers 15 7 3 5 23 17 +6 24
5 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 7 3 5 25 21 +4 24
6 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 6 5 4 21 17 +4 23
7 Albirex Niigata 15 7 2 6 31 33 −2 23
8 Vissel Kobe 15 6 3 6 29 30 −1 21
9 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 6 2 7 22 23 −1 20
10 FC Tokyo 15 4 6 5 21 22 −1 18
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 3 7 5 21 23 −2 16
12 Cerezo Osaka 15 4 4 7 25 34 −9 16
13 Júbilo Iwata 15 3 5 7 23 28 −5 14
14 Shimizu S-Pulse 15 4 1 10 17 26 −9 13
15 Kashiwa Reysol 15 2 7 6 15 27 −12 13
16 Oita Trinita 15 3 4 8 14 29 −15 13
Updated to match(es) played on November 28, 2004. Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB ANT CER GAM GRA JEF JÚB REY SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VER VIS FMA
Albirex Niigata 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–3 1–3 3–2 4–2 3–0
Kashima Antlers 4–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 3–1
Cerezo Osaka 3–0 2–1 4–3 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
Gamba Osaka 6–3 2–1 7–1 5–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 0–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 0–2 5–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1
JEF United Ichihara 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–4 2–1 5–1
Júbilo Iwata 3–1 4–4 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2
Kashiwa Reysol 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–3
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–2
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–4 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–3 1–2
FC Tokyo 0–1 3–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–1
Oita Trinita 0–3 0–4 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–4 2–3 2–0
Urawa Red Diamonds 4–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 1–0 2–1 7–2 0–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 4–0 0–1 0–2 0–0
Vissel Kobe 3–4 2–1 3–3 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–3
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on November 28, 2004. Source: J. League Division 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Suntory ChampionshipEdit

Yokohama F. Marinos won the first stage and thus hosted the first game. They won the first leg by 1–0 thanks to Ryuji Kawai's goal. In the second leg, Alessandro Santos scored from the free kick in 76th minute to level the aggregate score. The clubs played in sudden death extra time, however neither club could break the scoreline. Yokohama upset the home club in the penalties winning them and series overall.

Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 0Urawa Red Diamonds
Kawai   66' Report

Urawa Red Diamonds1 – 0 (a.e.t.)Yokohama F. Marinos
Alex Santos   76' Report
Penalties
Tulio  
Alex Santos  
Nenê  
Hasebe  
2 – 4 Oku  
Ueno  
Sakata  
Dutra  
Attendance: 59,715
Referee: Toru Kamikawa

Overall tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Yokohama F. Marinos (C) 30 17 8 5 47 30 +17 59 Qualification for AFC Champions League 2005 Group stage
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 30 19 5 6 70 39 +31 62
3 Gamba Osaka 30 15 6 9 69 48 +21 51
4 JEF United Ichihara 30 13 11 6 55 45 +10 50
5 Júbilo Iwata 30 14 6 10 54 44 +10 48 Qualification for AFC Champions League 2005 Group stage[a]
6 Kashima Antlers 30 14 6 10 41 31 +10 48
7 Nagoya Grampus Eight 29 12 8 9 49 43 +6 44
8 FC Tokyo 30 10 11 9 40 41 −1 41
9 Tokyo Verdy 1969 30 11 6 13 43 46 −3 39
10 Albirex Niigata 30 10 7 13 47 58 −11 37
11 Vissel Kobe 30 9 9 12 50 55 −5 36
12 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 30 6 13 11 36 42 −6 31
13 Oita Trinita 30 8 6 16 35 56 −21 30
14 Shimizu S-Pulse 30 7 8 15 37 53 −16 29
15 Cerezo Osaka 30 6 8 16 42 64 −22 26
16 Kashiwa Reysol (O) 30 5 10 15 29 49 −20 25 2004 Promotion/Relegation Series
Updated to match(es) played on November 28, 2004. Source: J. League Division 1 first stage, J. League Division 1 second stage
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ Júbilo Iwata qualified to 2005 ACL as 2003 Emperor's Cup winners.

Top scorersEdit

Attendance figuresEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Albirex Niigata 565,336 41,955 11,150 37,689 +24.2%
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 549,903 58,334 18,029 36,660 +27.0%
3 FC Tokyo 381,575 41,469 16,349 25,438 +2.0%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 372,273 52,961 13,554 24,818 −0.6%
5 Oita Trinita 328,336 29,435 14,871 21,889 +2.4%
6 Kashima Antlers 263,777 31,965 8,474 17,585 −17.1%
7 Júbilo Iwata 256,889 29,842 11,505 17,126 −0.8%
8 Vissel Kobe 236,031 29,835 10,035 15,735 +40.6%
9 Nagoya Grampus Eight 235,686 32,406 7,719 15,712 −6.3%
10 Tokyo Verdy 1969 225,878 35,556 7,372 15,059 −14.3%
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 222,005 29,332 5,251 14,800 +64.4%
12 Cerezo Osaka 214,844 22,778 7,010 14,323 +3.4%
13 Shimizu S-Pulse 203,521 39,120 8,230 13,568 −16.7%
14 Gamba Osaka 187,752 18,011 4,429 12,517 +22.5%
15 Kashiwa Reysol 157,702 21,711 7,049 10,513 −3.3%
16 JEF United Ichihara 150,187 34,793 5,093 10,012 +3.1%
League total 4,551,695 58,334 4,429 18,965 +9.3%

Updated to games played on November 28, 2004
Source: J.League Division 1: first stage, second stage
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 J1 first stage top scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2010.; "2004 J1 second stage top scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 17 April 2010.