2005 J.League Division 1

The 2005 season was the 13th season since the establishment of J.League. It began on March 5 and ended on December 3, followed by promotion/relegation series matches on December 7 and 10.

J.League Division 1
Season2005
ChampionsGamba Osaka
1st J. League title
1st Japanese title
RelegatedKashiwa Reysol
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Vissel Kobe
Champions LeagueGamba Osaka
Tokyo Verdy 1969
(all to the group stage)
Matches played306
Goals scored873 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorerAraújo (33 goals total)
Highest attendance55,476 (Round 9,
Red Diamonds vs. Grampus Eight)
Lowest attendance3,267 (Round 5,
Verdy 1969 vs. Sanfrecce)
Average attendance18,765
2004
2006

GeneralEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Changes in competition formatsEdit

  • The Division 1 was expanded to 18 clubs, and Division 2 stays at 12 clubs.
  • The format of Division 1 was changed from the double-season format to a single season.
  • In games that require extra time in case of a tie (i.e. league cup finals), golden goal rules were eliminated. Clubs now had to play the full extra time.

Changes in clubsEdit

HonoursEdit

Competition Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
J.League Division 1 Gamba Osaka Urawa Red Diamonds Kashima Antlers
J.League Division 2 Kyoto Purple Sanga Avispa Fukuoka Ventforet Kofu
Emperor's Cup Urawa Red Diamonds Shimizu S-Pulse Cerezo Osaka
Omiya Ardija
Nabisco Cup JEF United Chiba Gamba Osaka Urawa Red Diamonds
Yokohama F. Marinos
XEROX Super Cup Tokyo Verdy 1969 Yokohama F. Marinos

ClubsEdit

Following eighteen clubs played in J.League Division 1 during 2005 season. Of these clubs, Omiya Ardija and Kawasaki Frontale were newly promoted clubs.

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

FormatEdit

Eighteen clubs will play in double round-robin (home and away) format, a total of 34 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 bottom two clubs will be relegated to J2, while the 16th placed club plays a two-legged Promotion/Relegation Series.

Changes from previous year
  • Number of clubs competing increased from 16 to 18
  • The season format was changed from the double-season format to a single season.
  • Number of games per club increased from 30 games to 34 games per season.

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Gamba Osaka (C) 34 18 6 10 82 58 +24 60 Qualification for 2006 AFC Champions League Group stage[a]
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 17 8 9 65 37 +28 59
3 Kashima Antlers 34 16 11 7 61 39 +22 59
4 JEF United Chiba 34 16 11 7 56 42 +14 59
5 Cerezo Osaka 34 16 11 7 48 40 +8 59
6 Júbilo Iwata 34 14 9 11 51 41 +10 51
7 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 13 11 10 50 42 +8 50
8 Kawasaki Frontale 34 15 5 14 54 47 +7 50
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 12 12 10 41 40 +1 48
10 FC Tokyo 34 11 14 9 43 40 +3 47
11 Oita Trinita 34 12 7 15 44 43 +1 43
12 Albirex Niigata 34 11 9 14 47 62 −15 42
13 Omiya Ardija 34 12 5 17 39 50 −11 41
14 Nagoya Grampus Eight 34 10 9 15 43 49 −6 39
15 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 9 12 13 40 49 −9 39
16 Kashiwa Reysol (R) 34 8 11 15 39 54 −15 35 Relegation to 2006 J.League Division 2[a]
17 Tokyo Verdy 1969 (R) 34 6 12 16 40 73 −33 30
18 Vissel Kobe (R) 34 4 9 21 30 67 −37 21
Updated to match(es) played on December 3, 2005. Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tokyo Verdy 1969 qualified to 2006 ACL as 2004 Emperor's Cup winners.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB ANT ARD CER FRO GAM GRA JEF JÚB REY SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VER VIS FMA
Albirex Niigata 2–2 3–2 1–2 2–1 4–2 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–4 1–1 3–2 1–0
Kashima Antlers 7–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 4–0 0–2
Omiya Ardija 1–4 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1
Cerezo Osaka 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–4 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–3
Kawasaki Frontale 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–4 0–2 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–3 1–0 3–1 2–1
Gamba Osaka 1–1 3–3 0–2 4–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–2 4–2 3–3 5–3 1–2 2–1 7–1 3–1 3–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 2–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 5–4 0–2 1–1
JEF United Chiba 3–2 2–4 2–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–2
Júbilo Iwata 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 6–0 1–0 3–1
Kashiwa Reysol 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 4–2 0–0 3–0 5–1 1–0 0–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 5–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–4 3–4 3–0 2–0 0–1
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
FC Tokyo 4–0 0–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 4–0
Oita Trinita 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–2
Urawa Red Diamonds 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 7–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 4–1 2–2 0–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–2 4–4 1–0 1–4 0–0 1–2 4–2 0–7 3–3 1–1
Vissel Kobe 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 1–6 1–4 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–4 2–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–2
Yokohama F. Marinos 4–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on December 3, 2005. Source: J. League Division 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals[1]
1   Araújo Gamba Osaka
33
2   Washington Tokyo Verdy 1969
22
3   Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima
18
  Edimilson Albirex Niigata
18
  Magno Alves Oita Trinita
18
6   Juninho Kawasaki Frontale
16
  Masashi Oguro Gamba Osaka
16
8   Alex Mineiro Kashima Antlers
15
9   Robert Cullen Júbilo Iwata
13
10   Seiichiro Maki JEF United Chiba
12
  Ryoichi Maeda Júbilo Iwata
12
  Yuki Abe JEF United Chiba
12

Attendance figuresEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Albirex Niigata 681,945 41,988 35,337 40,114 +6.4%
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 669,066 55,476 15,760 39,357 +7.4%
3 FC Tokyo 460,721 43,104 18,089 27,101 +6.5%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 437,121 53,097 14,450 25,713 +3.6%
5 Oita Trinita 375,359 30,048 12,683 22,080 +0.9%
6 Kashima Antlers 316,897 35,467 7,076 18,641 +6.0%
7 Cerezo Osaka 300,020 43,927 5,232 17,648 +23.2%
8 Júbilo Iwata 294,040 37,384 9,854 17,296 +1.0%
9 Gamba Osaka 271,416 22,884 6,646 15,966 +27.6%
10 Vissel Kobe 253,524 25,104 7,643 14,913 −5.2%
11 Tokyo Verdy 1969 250,177 35,257 3,267 14,716 −2.3%
12 Kawasaki Frontale 232,183 24,332 7,023 13,658 +49.3%
13 Nagoya Grampus Eight 225,896 22,110 6,348 13,288 −15.4%
14 Shimizu S-Pulse 216,784 21,730 7,280 12,752 −6.0%
15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 212,960 26,083 6,230 12,527 −15.4%
16 Kashiwa Reysol 212,368 27,328 6,457 12,492 +18.8%
17 Omiya Ardija 169,667 30,038 4,556 9,980 +63.4%
18 JEF United Chiba 162,089 17,087 4,249 9,535 −4.8%
League total 5,742,233 55,476 3,267 18,765 −1.1%

Updated to games played on December 3, 2005
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.
Relocated from Ichihara to Chiba.

AwardsEdit

IndividualEdit

Award Recipient Club Notes
Player of the Year   Araújo Gamba Osaka
Young Player of the Year   Robert Cullen Júbilo Iwata
Manager of the Year   Akira Nishino Gamba Osaka
Top scorer   Araújo Gamba Osaka 33 goals.
Fair Play Player Award   Teruyuki Moniwa FC Tokyo
  Masashi Oguro Gamba Osaka
Referee of the Year   Kazuhiko Matsumura
Assistant Referee of the Year   Masatoshi Shibata
Meritoriousness Player Award   Bismarck

Best ElevenEdit

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Motohiro Yoshida (1) Cerezo Osaka   Japan
DF Ilian Stoyanov (1) JEF United Ichihara Chiba   Bulgaria
DF Marcus Tulio Tanaka (2) Urawa Red Diamonds   Japan
DF Yuji Nakazawa (4) Yokohama F. Marinos   Japan
MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (5) Kashima Antlers   Japan
MF Yuki Abe (1) JEF United Ichihara Chiba   Japan
MF Fernandinho (1) Gamba Osaka   Brazil
MF Yasuhito Endō (3) Gamba Osaka   Japan
MF Tatsuya Furuhashi (1) Cerezo Osaka   Japan
FW Araújo (1) Gamba Osaka   Brazil
FW Hisato Satō (1) Sanfrecce Hiroshima   Japan

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2005 J1 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 17 April 2010.

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