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2006 J.League Division 1

The 2006 J.League Division 1 season was the 14th season since the establishment of the J.League. It began on March 4 and ended on December 2.

J.League Division 1
Season2006
ChampionsUrawa Red Diamonds
1st J. League title
5th Japanese title
RelegatedAvispa Fukuoka
Cerezo Osaka
Kyoto Purple Sanga
Champions LeagueUrawa Red Diamonds
Kawasaki Frontale
(all to the group stage)
Matches played306
Goals scored976 (3.19 per match)
Top goalscorerWashington (26),
Magno Alves (26)
Highest attendance62,241 (Round 34,
Red Diamonds vs. Gamba)
Lowest attendance3,671 (Round 6,
Purple Sanga vs. Avispa)
Average attendance18,292
2005
2007

GeneralEdit

Promotion/relegationEdit

Changes in competition formatEdit

  • The Division 2 was expanded to 13 clubs.
  • In games that require extra time in case of a tie (i.e. two-legged league cup games) away goals rule is adopted.

Changes in clubsEdit

none

HonoursEdit

ClubsEdit

Following eighteen clubs played in J.League Division 1 during 2006 season. Of these clubs, Kyoto Purple Sanga, Avispa Fukuoka, and Ventforet Kofu are newly promoted clubs.

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Omiya Ardija
  • JEF United Chiba
  • FC Tokyo
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Ventforet Kofu  
  • Albirex Nigata
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagayo Grampus Eight
  • Kyoto Purple Sanga  
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Avispa Fukuoka  
  • 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

none

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Urawa Red Diamonds (C) 34 22 6 6 67 28 +39 72 Qualification for 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage[a]
2 Kawasaki Frontale 34 20 7 7 84 55 +29 67
3 Gamba Osaka 34 20 6 8 80 48 +32 66
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 18 6 10 60 41 +19 60
5 Júbilo Iwata 34 17 7 10 68 51 +17 58
6 Kashima Antlers 34 18 4 12 62 53 +9 58
7 Nagoya Grampus Eight 34 13 9 12 51 49 +2 48
8 Oita Trinita 34 13 8 13 47 45 +2 47
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 13 6 15 49 43 +6 45
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 13 6 15 50 56 −6 45
11 JEF United Chiba 34 13 5 16 57 58 −1 44
12 Omiya Ardija 34 13 5 16 43 55 −12 44
13 FC Tokyo 34 13 4 17 56 65 −9 43
14 Albirex Niigata 34 12 6 16 46 65 −19 42
15 Ventforet Kofu 34 12 6 16 42 64 −22 42
16 Avispa Fukuoka (R) 34 5 12 17 32 56 −24 27 2006 Promotion/Relegation Series
17 Cerezo Osaka (R) 34 6 9 19 44 70 −26 27 Relegation to 2007 J.League Division 2
18 Kyoto Purple Sanga (R) 34 4 10 20 38 74 −36 22
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2005 Emperor's Cup and already qualified for 2007 ACL; therefore Kawasaki Frontale takes the second ACL spot.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB ANT ARD AVI CER FRO GAM GRA JEF JÚB SAN SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VEN FMA
Albirex Niigata 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–0 3–3 2–1 3–0 1–0
Kashima Antlers 5–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–4 3–1 2–1 0–4 3–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–3
Omiya Ardija 1–2 0–3 2–2 2–0 1–5 0–2 1–4 4–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–1
Avispa Fukuoka 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 4–5 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–3
Cerezo Osaka 3–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–6 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–2 4–2 1–1 1–5 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–0
Kawasaki Frontale 6–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 4–2 2–2 3–4 2–0 3–3 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1
Gamba Osaka 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 5–1 1–0 2–2 3–2 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1
Nagoya Grampus Eight 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–2 3–3 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–0 5–1 1–1
JEF United Chiba 1–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 3–4 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2
Júbilo Iwata 7–0 3–3 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 4–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 3–1
Kyoto Purple Sanga 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–4 2–7 1–4 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–4
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–1 3–4 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–0 2–4 2–1 1–0 1–2 5–2 0–1 1–4 1–3 3–0
Shimizu S-Pulse 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 4–3 2–3 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 4–0 1–0
FC Tokyo 1–4 2–4 1–2 5–1 2–3 5–4 3–2 2–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–2
Oita Trinita 4–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–2
Urawa Red Diamonds 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–2 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
Ventforet Kofu 0–4 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 3–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Pos Scorer Club Goals[1]
1   Washington Urawa Red Diamonds 26
  Magno Alves Gamba Osaka 26
3   Juninho Kawasaki Frontale 20
4   Kazuki Ganaha Kawasaki Frontale 18
  Lucas FC Tokyo 18
  Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima 18
7   Ryūji Bando Gamba Osaka 16
  Cho Jae-Jin Shimizu S-Pulse 16
  Ueslei Sanfrecce Hiroshima 16
10   Ryoichi Maeda Júbilo Iwata 15

AttendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 774,749 62,241 16,040 45,573 +15.8%
2 Albirex Niigata 658,050 42,056 33,993 38,709 −3.5%
3 FC Tokyo 409,634 41,528 17,033 24,096 −11.1%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 402,270 50,572 11,623 23,663 −8.0%
5 Oita Trinita 345,955 28,690 12,843 20,350 −7.8%
6 Júbilo Iwata 306,033 37,711 10,560 18,002 +4.1%
7 Gamba Osaka 276,395 20,916 8,388 16,259 +1.8%
8 Kashima Antlers 262,365 34,236 7,427 15,433 −17.2%
9 Nagoya Grampus Eight 253,702 32,109 6,618 14,924 +12.3%
10 Kawasaki Frontale 243,780 23,005 9,430 14,340 +5.0%
11 Shimizu S-Pulse 243,137 24,920 9,079 14,302 +12.2%
12 Avispa Fukuoka 234,259 21,545 8,585 13,780 +27.8%
13 JEF United Chiba 227,680 17,438 8,567 13,393 +40.5%
14 Cerezo Osaka 221,438 30,561 6,282 13,026 −26.2%
15 Ventforet Kofu 207,629 17,000 8,025 12,213 +76.2%
16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 190,066 17,564 5,545 11,180 −10.8%
17 Omiya Ardija 173,986 35,059 4,873 10,234 +2.5%
18 Kyoto Purple Sanga 166,280 16,492 3,670 9,781 +24.5%
League total 5,597,408 62,241 3,670 18,292 −2.5%

Updated to games played on December 2, 2006
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 J1 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2010.

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