2014 J.League Division 2

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The 2014 J.League Division 2 season was the 43rd season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 16th season since the establishment of J2 League. The season commenced on 2 March and ended on 23 November. Post-season promotion and relegation playoffs will be played until 7 December.

J.League Division 2
Season2014
ChampionsShonan Bellmare
1st J2 title
3rd D2 title
PromotedShonan Bellmare
Matsumoto Yamaga
Montedio Yamagata
RelegatedKataller Toyama
Matches played462
Goals scored1,124 (2.43 per match)
Top goalscorerMasashi Oguro (26 goals)
Highest attendance20,636
Trinita vs Roasso
Lowest attendance1,450
Kamatamare vs Tochigi SC
Average attendance6,589
2013
2015

ClubsEdit

Gamba Osaka and Vissel Kobe have stayed in the second division for just a year, winning a promotion as champions and runners-up respectively. Fourth-placed Tokushima Vortis won the promotion playoffs and become the very first Shikoku club to play in the top flight since the establishment of Japan Soccer League, the first amateur nationwide football league in Japan. Shonan Bellmare and Oita Trinita were relegated from the first division immediately after promotion, and Júbilo Iwata have suffered their debut relegation after 20 years in the first division.

On the other end of the table, Kamatamare Sanuki have been promoted from 2013 Japan Football League, replacing Gainare Tottori whom they defeated in the J2–JFL playoffs.

On 29 September the J.League licensing board issued J1 licenses to all J2 clubs except Mito HollyHock, FC Gifu, and Giravanz Kitakyushu.[1] This means these three clubs are not eligible to play in J1 for 2015 season and therefore cannot be promoted directly or via playoffs.

Locations of the 2014 J.League 2 teams

The participating clubs are listed in the following table:

Club Name Home Town(s) Note(s)
Avispa Fukuoka Fukuoka
Shonan Bellmare Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Relegated from J1 League in 2013
Consadole Sapporo Sapporo, Hokkaidō
Ehime FC All cities/towns in Ehime
Fagiano Okayama All cities/towns in Okayama
FC Gifu All cities/towns in Gifu Not eligible for J1 promotion
Giravanz Kitakyushu Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Not eligible for J1 promotion
Mito HollyHock Mito, Ibaraki Not eligible for J1 promotion
JEF United Chiba Chiba & Ichihara, Chiba
Júbilo Iwata Iwata, Shizuoka Relegated from J1 League in 2013
Kamatamare Sanuki Takamatsu, Kagawa Promoted from JFL in 2013
Kataller Toyama All cities/towns in Toyama
Montedio Yamagata All cities/towns in Yamagata
Roasso Kumamoto Kumamoto
Kyoto Sanga Southwestern cities/towns in Kyoto
Thespakusatsu Gunma All cities/towns in Gunma
Tochigi SC Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Oita Trinita Ōita Relegated from J1 League in 2013
Tokyo Verdy All cities/towns in Tokyo
V-Varen Nagasaki All cities/towns in Nagasaki
Matsumoto Yamaga Matsumoto, Nagano
Yokohama FC Yokohama, Kanagawa

Foreign playersEdit

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player Non-Visa Foreign Type-C Contract
Avispa Fukuoka   Lee Kwang-seon   Oh Chang-hyun   Park Kun   Tam Sheang Tsung
Shonan Bellmare   Wellington
Consadole Sapporo   Paulão   Renan   Jeong Shung-hoon   Lee Ho-seung   Stefano Lilipaly
Ehime FC   Ricardo Lobo   Kim Min-je   Moon Dong-ju   Han Hee-hoon
Fagiano Okayama   Hugo   Piakai Henkel
FC Gifu   Henik   Kleiton Domingues   Cristian Nazarit   Tiago Pereira
Giravanz Kitakyushu
Mito HollyHock   Osmar   Yun Yeong-seung   Kim Song-gi
JEF United Chiba   Jair   Kempes   Kim Hyun-hun   Nam Seung-woo
Júbilo Iwata   Ferdinando   Popó   Tinga   Baek Sung-dong
Kamatamare Sanuki   Allan   Evson   Andrea Blede   Song Han-Ki
Kataller Toyama   Park Tae-Hong   Kim Young-keun   Gao Zhunyi
Montedio Yamagata   Diego Souza   Kim Byeom-yong   Lee Joo-young   Romero Frank
Roasso Kumamoto   Anderson   Fábio   Kim Byeong-yeon   Kim Jeong-seok   Pablo
Kyoto Sanga   Douglas   Jairo   Miloš Bajalica   Oh Seung-hoon   Hwang Te-song
Thespakusatsu Gunma   Daniel Lovinho   Eder   Kweon Han-jin   Hwang Song-su   Hwang Tae-jun   Kaique
Tochigi SC   Lee Min-soo   Cha Young-hwan
Oita Trinita   Daniel   Dzenan Radoncic   Gang Yoon-goo   Kim Jeong-hyun   Jonathan
Tokyo Verdy   Abuda   Nildo   Kim Jong-pil
V-Varen Nagasaki   Stipe   Knez   Lee Yong-Jae   Lee Dae-heon   Jung Hoon-sung
Matsumoto Yamaga   Sabia   Lee Jun-Hyeob   Yoon Sung-yeul
Yokohama FC   Douglas   Ronaldo   Park Sung-ho   Na Sung-soo   An Yong-hak   Felipe

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Shonan Bellmare (C, P) 42 31 8 3 86 25 +61 101 Qualification for 2015 J1 League
2 Matsumoto Yamaga (P) 42 24 11 7 65 35 +30 83
3 JEF United Chiba 42 18 14 10 55 44 +11 68 Qualification for Promotion Playoffs[a]
4 Júbilo Iwata 42 18 13 11 67 55 +12 67
5 Giravanz Kitakyushu 42 18 11 13 50 50 0 65 Ineligible for promotion
6 Montedio Yamagata (P) 42 18 10 14 57 44 +13 64 Qualification for Promotion Playoffs[a]
7 Oita Trinita 42 17 12 13 52 55 −3 63
8 Fagiano Okayama 42 15 16 11 52 48 +4 61
9 Kyoto Sanga 42 14 18 10 57 52 +5 60
10 Consadole Sapporo 42 15 14 13 48 44 +4 59
11 Yokohama FC 42 14 13 15 49 47 +2 55
12 Tochigi SC 42 15 10 17 52 58 −6 55
13 Roasso Kumamoto 42 13 15 14 45 53 −8 54
14 V-Varen Nagasaki 42 12 16 14 45 42 +3 52
15 Mito HollyHock 42 12 14 16 46 46 0 50 Ineligible for promotion
16 Avispa Fukuoka 42 13 11 18 52 60 −8 50
17 FC Gifu 42 13 10 19 54 61 −7 49 Ineligible for promotion
18 Thespakusatsu Gunma 42 14 7 21 45 54 −9 49
19 Ehime FC 42 12 12 18 54 58 −4 48
20 Tokyo Verdy 42 9 15 18 31 48 −17 42
21 Kamatamare Sanuki 42 7 12 23 34 71 −37 33 Qualification for Relegation Playoffs[b]
22 Kataller Toyama (R) 42 5 8 29 28 74 −46 23 Relegation to 2015 J3 League[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 23 November 2014. Source: J.League data
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Only teams that meet J1 license criteria can participate in promotion playoffs. If one or more teams fail to meet the criteria, only eligible teams that finished 3rd to 6th will participate and no replacement teams will be added.
  2. ^ a b The playoffs and direct exchange between J2 and J3 are subject to eligibility of J2-licensed teams in top 2 of 2014 J3 League

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AVI BEL CON EHI FAG GIF GIR HOL JEF JÚB KAM KAT MON ROS SAN SPA TOC TRI VVN VER YAM YFC
Avispa Fukuoka 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–5 0–1 1–2 1–0
Shonan Bellmare 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 4–1
Consadole Sapporo 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–2 3–0 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1
Ehime FC 0–0 1–0 2–3 2–3 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 4–0 4–0 4–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–4 2–1
Fagiano Okayama 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–4 1–1 2–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0
FC Gifu 1–2 2–3 1–1 4–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–3 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–2
Giravanz Kitakyushu 3–5 0–4 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1
Mito HollyHock 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 5–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2
JEF United Chiba 3–0 0–6 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0
Júbilo Iwata 3–3 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–2 3–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2
Kamatamare Sanuki 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–5 0–1
Kataller Toyama 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 3–2 1–2
Montedio Yamagata 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 6–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–4
Roasso Kumamoto 2–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–2
Kyoto Sanga 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–3 4–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1
Thespakusatsu Gunma 1–2 0–1 3–0 3–2 3–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–4 1–0 1–3 0–2
Tochigi SC 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–3 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 4–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–1
Oita Trinita 3–0 2–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–4 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–0
V-Varen Nagasaki 0–0 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0
Tokyo Verdy 0–5 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–3 1–1
Matsumoto Yamaga 2–1 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0
Yokohama FC 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 4–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 23 November 2014. Source: J. League data
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

Promotion Playoffs to Division 1Edit

Because Giravanz Kitakyushu did not obtain J1 license for 2015 season, they were ineligible to participate in the playoffs. Thus, JEF United Chiba who finished third in the season received a bye into the final.

  Semifinal     Final
                 
    3 JEF United Chiba 0
  4 Júbilo Iwata 1     6 Montedio Yamagata 1
  6 Montedio Yamagata 2  

SemifinalEdit


Júbilo Iwata1–2Montedio Yamagata
Yamazaki   45+3' Report Diego   26'
Yamagishi   90+2'
Attendance: 11,239
Referee: Jumpei Iida

FinalEdit


JEF United Chiba0–1Montedio Yamagata
Yamazaki   37'
Attendance: 35,504
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

J3 Relegation PlayoffsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kamatamare Sanuki 1–0 Nagano Parceiro 0–0 1-0

Nagano Parceiro0–0Kamatamare Sanuki
Report
Attendance: 8,944
Referee: Itaru Hirose

Kamatamare Sanuki1–0Nagano Parceiro
Kijima   71'

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Masashi Oguro Kyoto Sanga
26
2   Wellington Shonan Bellmare
20
3   Takayuki Funayama Matsumoto Yamaga
19
4   Ryoichi Maeda Júbilo Iwata
17
  Cristian Nazarit FC Gifu
17
6   Tomoki Ikemoto Giravanz Kitakyushu
15
7   Diego Montedio Yamagata
14
  Daniel Lovinho Thespakusatsu Gunma
14
  Shohei Okada Shonan Bellmare
14
  Ken Tokura Consadole Sapporo
14

Updated to games played on 23 November 2014
Source: J. League data

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Matsumoto Yamaga 267,402 18,496 8,608 12,733 +15.3%
2 Consadole Sapporo 232,255 20,633 6,646 11,060 +9.8%
3 JEF United Chiba 195,999 14,575 5,957 9,333 −6.7%
4 Júbilo Iwata 184,261 13,177 6,108 8,774 −19.5%
5 Shonan Bellmare 178,041 14,155 5,963 8,478 −14.5%
6 Oita Trinita 176,859 20,636 5,028 8,422 −29.3%
7 Fagiano Okayama 176,477 12,359 6,117 8,404 −2.0%
8 FC Gifu 159,259 15,138 3,162 7,584 +67.6%
9 Kyoto Sanga 157,911 12,452 3,680 7,520 −4.7%
10 Roasso Kumamoto 147,046 12,661 3,580 7,002 +12.4%
11 Montedio Yamagata 133,316 13,344 4,270 6,348 −9.6%
12 Tokyo Verdy 114,023 12,658 2,434 5,430 −14.4%
13 Tochigi SC 111,178 9,131 3,155 5,294 +7.6%
14 Yokohama FC 108,064 8,702 2,577 5,146 −15.1%
15 Avispa Fukuoka 106,303 7,875 3,444 5,062 −11.6%
16 V-Varen Nagasaki 101,611 12,638 3,017 4,839 −21.5%
17 Mito HollyHock 99,422 7,033 3,359 4,734 +2.2%
18 Kataller Toyama 89,596 8,018 2,622 4,266 −4.6%
19 Ehime FC 80,228 8,295 2,057 3,820 −3.3%
20 Thespakusatsu Gunma 78,961 6,407 1,509 3,760 +5.3%
21 Giravanz Kitakyushu 76,072 6,516 1,462 3,622 +14.1%
22 Kamatamare Sanuki 69,664 10,421 1,450 3,317 +6.1%
League total 3,043,948 20,636 1,450 6,589 −1.1%

Updated to games played on 23 November 2014
Source: J. League data
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.
Team played previous season in JFL.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ クラブライセンス交付第一審機関(FIB)決定による 2015シーズン Jリーグクラブライセンス交付について [J.League licensing for 2015 season.] (in Japanese). J.League. 29 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 9 October 2014.