2007 J.League Division 2

The 2007 J. League Division 2 season is the 36th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 9th season since the establishment of J2 League. The season began on March 3 and ended on December 1.

J.League Division 2
Season2007
ChampionsConsadole Sapporo
2nd J2 title
5th D2 title
PromotedConsadole Sapporo
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Kyoto Sanga
Matches played312
Goals scored782 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorerHulk (37 goals total)
Highest attendance32,599 (Round 50,
Consadole vs. Sanga)
Lowest attendance958 (Round 11,
HollyHock vs. Bellmare)
Average attendance6,521
2006
2008

In this season, thirteen 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.

GeneralEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Changes in competition formatEdit

none

Changes in clubsEdit

  • Kyoto Purple Sanga was renamed to Kyoto Sanga F.C.

ClubsEdit

Following thirteen clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2007 season. Of these clubs, Avispa Fukuoka, Cerezo Osaka, and Kyoto Sanga F.C. relegated from J1 last year.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vegalta Sendai
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHock
  • Thespa Kusatsu
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Kyoto Sanga F.C.  
  • Cerezo Osaka Image:Arrowdownred.png
  • Tokushima Vortis
  • Ehime F.C.
  • Avispa Fukuoka Image:Arrowdownred.png
  • Sagan Tosu

League formatEdit

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

none

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Consadole Sapporo (C, P) 48 27 10 11 66 45 +21 91 Promotion to 2008 J. League Division 1
2 Tokyo Verdy 1969 (P) 48 26 11 11 90 57 +33 89
3 Kyoto Sanga (P) 48 24 14 10 80 59 +21 86 2007 Promotion/Relegation Series
4 Vegalta Sendai 48 24 11 13 72 54 +18 83
5 Cerezo Osaka 48 24 8 16 72 55 +17 80
6 Shonan Bellmare 48 23 8 17 72 55 +17 77
7 Avispa Fukuoka 48 22 7 19 77 61 +16 73
8 Sagan Tosu 48 21 9 18 63 66 −3 72
9 Montedio Yamagata 48 15 13 20 46 56 −10 58
10 Ehime FC 48 12 9 27 39 66 −27 45
11 Thespa Kusatsu 48 7 21 20 42 71 −29 42
12 Mito HollyHock 48 8 10 30 32 70 −38 34
13 Tokushima Vortis 48 6 15 27 31 67 −36 33
Updated to match(es) played on December 1, 2007. 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 CON VER SAN VEG CER BEL AVI SAG MON EHI SPA HOL VOR
Consadole Sapporo 4–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–1
Tokyo Verdy 1969 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 5–0 1–5 0–3
Kyoto Sanga 2–0 1–4 5–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Vegalta Sendai 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 5–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–2
Cerezo Osaka 0–1 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–4 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1
Shonan Bellmare 1–2 3–0 2–4 1–2 2–1 0–2 4–1 0–4 0–0 3–2 2–0 2–1
Avispa Fukuoka 1–2 2–1 2–4 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1
Sagan Tosu 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–5 0–5 2–1 0–1 2–0 5–1 1–0
Montedio Yamagata 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Ehime FC 2–1 1–3 3–0 0–4 0–2 0–4 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1
Thespa Kusatsu 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 0–0
Mito HollyHock 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–3 1–1
Tokushima Vortis 0–3 0–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on July 7, 2007. Source: J. League Division 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Rounds 3 & 4
Home \ Away CON VER SAN VEG CER BEL AVI SAG MON EHI SPA HOL VOR
Consadole Sapporo 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 5–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0
Kyoto Sanga 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 4–3 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Vegalta Sendai 0–2 1–4 1–0 2–1 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0
Cerezo Osaka 1–0 2–2 2–1 4–3 2–2 4–0 2–1 3–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 3–1
Shonan Bellmare 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Avispa Fukuoka 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0
Sagan Tosu 1–0 3–1 3–0 0–3 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1
Montedio Yamagata 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0
Ehime FC 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–3 1–2 3–1 1–3 0–0 1–0
Thespa Kusatsu 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–5 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Mito HollyHock 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
Tokushima Vortis 3–0 0–3 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on December 1, 2007. Source: J. League Division 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Pos Scorer Club Goals[1]
1   Hulk Tokyo Verdy 1969 37
2   Alex Avispa Fukuoka 26
3   Yoshihito Fujita Sagan Tosu 24
  Paulinho Kyoto Sanga 24
5   Tatsuya Furuhashi Cerezo Osaka 18
6   Davi Consadole Sapporo 17
7   Lincoln Avispa Fukuoka 16
8   Andre Kyoto Sanga 15
9   Hiroki Bandai Vegalta Sendai 14
  Lopes Vegalta Sendai 14

AttendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Vegalta Sendai 352,432 19,033 11,301 14,685 +1.6%
2 Consadole Sapporo 290,676 32,599 2,161 12,112 +15.6%
3 Avispa Fukuoka 228,702 17,361 2,724 9,529 −30.8%
4 Tokyo Verdy 1969 175,850 16,342 2,481 7,327 +28.4%
5 Kyoto Sanga 159,105 17,163 2,507 6,629 −32.2%
6 Cerezo Osaka 159,044 20,170 2,711 6,627 −49.1%
7 Sagan Tosu 146,731 16,661 2,860 6,114 −18.1%
8 Shonan Bellmare 112,254 7,968 3,092 4,677 −12.8%
9 Montedio Yamagata 101,836 9,190 1,944 4,243 −16.6%
10 Thespa Kusatsu 91,401 6,817 2,061 3,808 +1.9%
11 Ehime FC 79,619 6,381 1,933 3,317 −19.9%
12 Tokushima Vortis 78,936 6,566 1,802 3,289 −5.4%
13 Mito HollyHock 57,957 6,543 958 2,415 −20.0%
League total 2,034,543 32,599 958 6,521 +1.8%

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 J2 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2010.