Open main menu

2013 J.League Division 1

  (Redirected from 2013 J. League Division 1)

The 2013 J.League Division 1 season was the 48th season of Japanese top-flight football and 21st since the establishment of the J.League. The season began on 2 March and finished on 7 December.[1]

J.League Division 1
Season2013
ChampionsSanfrecce Hiroshima
2nd J. League title
7th Japanese title
RelegatedOita Trinita
Júbilo Iwata
Shonan Bellmare
Champions LeagueSanfrecce Hiroshima
Yokohama F. Marinos
Kawasaki Frontale
Cerezo Osaka
Matches played306
Goals scored879 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorerYoshito Ōkubo
(26 goals)
Highest attendance62,632
F. Marinos vs Albirex
Lowest attendance5,698
Júbilo vs Albirex
Average attendance17,226
2012
2014

Sanfrecce Hiroshima are the defending champions.

ClubsEdit

Vissel Kobe, Gamba Osaka and Consadole Sapporo were relegated at the end of the 2012 season after finishing in the bottom three places of the table. Consadole Sapporo returned to J2 after only one season in the top flight, while Vissel Kobe was relegated after six seasons in the top flight. Gamba Osaka, instead, was relegated for the first time since the creation of J. League in 1993 and first time since their forerunners, Matsushita Electric Soccer Club, were relegated to the second Division of Japan Soccer League after the 1986–87 season.

The three relegated teams were replaced by 2012 J.League Division 2 champions Ventforet Kofu, runners-up Shonan Bellmare and sixth-placed and play-off winner team Oita Trinita. Kofu made an immediate return to the top division, while Shonan after a two-year absence. In the end, Oita beat JEF United Chiba in the playoff final and returned in J1 after three seasons in the second division. Due to Oita's promotion, it will be the first time to have 2 clubs in the top-flight league competitions from Kyushu since 2006, and Kansai region will have only one club competing in the top flight first time since 1994 season due to Kobe and Gamba's relegations.

Club Name Home Town(s) Stadium Capacity Note(s)
Albirex Niigata Niigata & Seirō, Niigata Big Swan Stadium 42,300
Kashima Antlers Kashima, Ibaraki Kashima Soccer Stadium 40,728
Omiya Ardija Omiya, Saitama NACK5 Stadium 15,500
Cerezo Osaka Osaka Nagai Stadium 47,816
Yokohama F. Marinos Yokohama & Yokosuka Nissan Stadium 72,327
Kawasaki Frontale Kawasaki, Kanagawa Todoroki Athletics Stadium 26,232
Nagoya Grampus Nagoya, Aichi Mizuho Athletic Stadium 27,000
Júbilo Iwata Iwata, Shizuoka Yamaha Stadium 15,165
Oita Trinita Ōita Ōita Stadium 40,000 Promoted from J2 League
(6th place/play-off winner in J2 2012)
Urawa Red Diamonds Urawa, Saitama Saitama Stadium 63,700 2013 ACL participant
(3rd place in J1 2012)
Kashiwa Reysol Kashiwa, Chiba Kashiwa Soccer Stadium 15,900 2013 ACL Participant
(2012 Emperor's Cup Winners)
Shimizu S-Pulse Shizuoka IAI Stadium Nihondaira 20,339
Sagan Tosu Tosu, Saga Tosu Stadium 24,490
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Hiroshima Hiroshima Big Arch 50,000 2013 ACL participant
(Champions in J1 2012)
Shonan Bellmare Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Shonan BMW Stadium 18,500 Promoted from J2 League
(Runners-up in J2 2012)
FC Tokyo Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium 49,970
Vegalta Sendai Sendai, Miyagi Yurtec Stadium 19,694 2013 ACL participant
(Runners-up in J1 2012)
Ventforet Kofu Kofu, Yamanashi Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium 17,000 Promoted from J2 League
(Champions in J2 2012)

Foreign playersEdit

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player Non-Visa Foreign Type-C Contract
Albirex Niigata   Léo Silva   Roger Gaúcho   Kim Kun-Hoan   Kim Jin-Su
Kashima Antlers   Davi   Juninho
Omiya Ardija   Lucas Neill   Milivoje Novaković   Zlatan Ljubijankič   Cho Young-Cheol
Shonan Bellmare   Alex Santana   Wellington   Stevica Ristić   Han Kook-Young
Cerezo Osaka   Branco   Edno   Fábio Simplício   Kim Jin-Hyeon   Gu Sung-Yun
Yokohama F. Marinos   Dutra   Fabio   Marquinhos   Jeong Dong-Ho
Kawasaki Frontale   Alan Pinheiro   Jeci   Renato   Ahn Byung-Jun   Robson
Nagoya Grampus   Daniel   Danilson Córdoba   Nikola Jakimovski   Joshua Kennedy   Thiago Pereira
Júbilo Iwata   Carlinhos   Cho Byung-Kuk   Jung Woo-Young   Baek Sung-Dong
Urawa Red Diamonds   Márcio Richardes
Kashiwa Reysol   Cléo   Jorge Wagner   Leandro Domingues   Kim Chang-Soo
Shimizu S-Pulse   Calvin Jong-a-Pin   Dženan Radončić   Lee Min-Soo   Lee Ki-Je
Sagan Tosu   Nilson   Kim Min-Woo   Yeo Sung-Hye   Kim Jung-Ya   Jonathan
Sanfrecce Hiroshima   Mihael Mikić   Park Hyung-Jin   Lee Dae-Heon   Hwang Seok-Ho   Kim Jeong-Seok
Oita Trinita   Rodrigo Mancha   Choi Jung-Han   Kim Jung-Hyon
FC Tokyo   Lucas   Nemanja Vučićević   Jang Hyun-Soo
Ventforet Kofu   Gilsinho   Marquinhos Paraná   Patric   Choi Sung-Kuen
Vegalta Sendai   Diogo   Wilson   Heberty   Ryang Yong-Gi

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (C) 34 19 6 9 51 29 +22 63 Qualification for 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage[a]
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 18 8 8 49 31 +18 62
3 Kawasaki Frontale 34 18 6 10 65 51 +14 60
4 Cerezo Osaka 34 16 11 7 53 32 +21 59
5 Kashima Antlers 34 18 5 11 60 52 +8 59
6 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 17 7 10 66 56 +10 58
7 Albirex Niigata 34 17 4 13 48 42 +6 55
8 FC Tokyo 34 16 6 12 61 47 +14 54
9 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 15 5 14 48 57 −9 50
10 Kashiwa Reysol 34 13 9 12 56 59 −3 48
11 Nagoya Grampus 34 13 8 13 47 48 −1 47
12 Sagan Tosu 34 13 7 14 54 63 −9 46
13 Vegalta Sendai 34 11 12 11 41 38 +3 45
14 Omiya Ardija 34 14 3 17 45 48 −3 45
15 Ventforet Kofu 34 8 13 13 30 41 −11 37
16 Shonan Bellmare (R) 34 6 7 21 34 62 −28 25 Relegation to 2014 J.League Division 2
17 Júbilo Iwata (R) 34 4 11 19 40 56 −16 23
18 Oita Trinita (R) 34 2 8 24 31 67 −36 14
Updated to match(es) played on 7 December 2013. Source: J.League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The winners of the 2013 Emperor's Cup qualify for the group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League. As the Emperor's Cup winners were Yokohama F. Marinos, who had already qualified to ACL through the championship, the remaining spot was awarded to the fourth-placed team.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB ANT ARD BEL CER FMA FRO GRA JÚB RED REY SAG SFR SSP TOK TRI VEG VEN
Albirex Niigata 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–3 2–3 1–0 1–1
Kashima Antlers 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 3–2 3–1 3–2 0–0
Omiya Ardija 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–5 0–1 0–2 1–2
Shonan Bellmare 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–2 1–2
Cerezo Osaka 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Yokohama F. Marinos 0–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Kawasaki Frontale 2–1 4–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–2 1–1
Nagoya Grampus 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 0–0
Júbilo Iwata 2–1 2–3 0–1 4–0 2–2 0–1 2–4 2–3 1–2 0–1 3–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–5 2–3 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 6–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 4–3 1–1 1–1
Kashiwa Reysol 1–1 2–1 0–4 5–2 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–3 1–3 2–6 2–1 1–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 0–0 2–0
Sagan Tosu 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 5–4 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–3 0–2 0–1 2–3 3–2 1–0 2–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 4–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 5–1
Shimizu S-Pulse 1–2 4–3 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–5 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 6–4 0–4 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–1
FC Tokyo 2–0 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–2 3–0 2–3 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–1
Oita Trinita 1–3 2–3 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–4 1–1 2–3 1–2 0–1 0–1
Vegalta Sendai 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 6–0 1–1
Ventforet Kofu 1–1 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 7 December 2013. Source: J. League Division 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

AwardsEdit

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 630,701 54,905 23,295 37,100 +1.3%
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 467,425 62,632 12,537 27,496 +19.8%
3 Albirex Niigata 443,906 33,378 18,919 26,112 +4.4%
4 FC Tokyo 426,246 40,371 12,905 25,073 +4.7%
5 Cerezo Osaka 319,928 36,361 9,119 18,819 +11.3%
6 Kawasaki Frontale 282,952 21,657 12,345 16,644 −6.5%
7 Kashima Antlers 279,115 32,305 6,681 16,419 +6.7%
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 275,556 27,911 10,045 16,209 −8.5%
9 Nagoya Grampus 274,297 30,478 9,237 16,135 −5.9%
10 Vegalta Sendai 252,725 17,892 11,755 14,866 −10.4%
11 Shimizu S-Pulse 240,324 21,420 9,238 14,137 −6.5%
12 Ventforet Kofu 214,441 28,906 7,754 12,614 +21.2%
13 Kashiwa Reysol 213,406 34,021 7,013 12,553 −8.8%
14 Sagan Tosu 184,242 22,530 6,292 11,515 −4.0%
15 Oita Trinita 202,557 23,814 7,067 11,915 +22.6%
16 Omiya Ardija 189,342 13,365 7,412 11,138 +4.7%
17 Júbilo Iwata 185,207 20,049 5,698 10,895 −17.0%
18 Shonan Bellmare 168,481 13,786 6,080 9,911 +44.6%
League total 5,271,047 62,632 5,698 17,226 −1.9%

Updated to games played on 7 December 2013
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "J.League season dates (+others)". Japan Football Association. Archived from the original on 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  2. ^ a b 「コカ・コーラ Jリーグ 月間MVP」3月・4月の受賞選手決定! Archived 2013-06-09 at the Wayback Machine. J-League. 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ No Division 1 league match scheduled due to 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup