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.
2nd J2 title
5th D2 title
Tokyo Verdy 1969
|Goals scored||782 (2.51 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Hulk (37 goals total)|
|Highest attendance||32,599 (Round 50,|
Consadole vs. Sanga)
|Lowest attendance||958 (Round 11,|
HollyHock vs. Bellmare)
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.
Promotion and relegationEdit
- At the end of the 2006 season, Yokohama FC, Kashiwa Reysol, and Vissel Kobe were promoted to J1
- At the end of the 2006 season, Avispa Fukuoka, Cerezo Osaka, and Kyoto Purple Sanga were relegated to J2.
Changes in competition formatEdit
Changes in clubsEdit
- Kyoto Purple Sanga was renamed to Kyoto Sanga F.C.
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.
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
Final league tableEdit
|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|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
|1||Hulk||Tokyo Verdy 1969||37|
|3||Yoshihito Fujita||Sagan Tosu||24|
|5||Tatsuya Furuhashi||Cerezo Osaka||18|
|9||Hiroki Bandai||Vegalta Sendai||14|
|4||Tokyo Verdy 1969||175,850||16,342||2,481||7,327||+28.4%|
Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 2
† Team played previous season in J1.