2006 J.League Division 2
The 2006 J. League Division 2 season is the 35th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 8th season since the establishment of J2 League.
1st J2 title
1st D2 title
|Goals scored||833 (2.67 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Borges (26 goals total)|
|Highest attendance||18,648 (Round 14,|
Vegalta vs. Bellmare)
|Lowest attendance||1,019 (Round 23,|
HollyHock vs. Thespa)
In this season, number of participating clubs became thirteen, increased by one from the previous season. The clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format for the top two promotion slots. Farther, the third-placed finisher participated in the Pro/Rele Series for the promotion. There were no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.
Promotion and relegationEdit
- At the end of the 2005 season, Kyoto Purple Sanga, Avispa Fukuoka, and Ventforet Kofu were promoted to J1
- At the end of the 2005 season, Kashiwa Reysol, Tokyo Verdy 1969, and Vissel Kobe were relegated to J2.
- At the end of the 2005 season, Ehime FC was promoted to J2.
Changes in competition formatEdit
- Number of participating club increased to 13 games
- Each clubs will play 48 games instead 44 games
Changes in clubsEdit
Following thirteen clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2006 season. Of these clubs, Kashiwa Reysol, Tokyo Verdy 1969, and Vissel Kobe relegated from J1 last year. Also, Ehime F.C. newly joined the J. League Division 2 from Japan Football League.
Thirteen clubs will play in quadruple round-robin format, a total of 48 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 will be promoted to J1, while the 3rd placed club plays a two-legged Promotion/Relegation series.
- Changes from Previous Year
- Number of clubs changed from 12 (2001–2005) to 13 (2006–2007)
- Number of games per clubs increased from 44 games (2001–2005) to 48 games (2006–2007)
Final league tableEdit
|1||Yokohama FC (C, P)||48||26||15||7||61||32||+29||93||Promotion to 2007 J. League Division 1|
|2||Kashiwa Reysol (P)||48||27||7||14||84||60||+24||88|
|3||Vissel Kobe (P)||48||25||11||12||78||53||+25||86|
|7||Tokyo Verdy 1969||48||21||8||19||69||75||−6||71|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
|3||Tatsunori Arai||Sagan Tosu||23|
|8||Kazuki Hiramoto||Tokyo Verdy 1969||15|
|Atsuhiro Miura||Vissel Kobe||15|
|Toshiya Tanaka||Ehime FC||14|
|6||Tokyo Verdy 1969||136,926||11,176||2,982||5,705||−61.2%†|
Updated to games played on December 2, 2006
Source: J. League Division 2
† Team played previous season in J1.
‡ Team played previous season in JFL.