2001 J.League Division 1

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J.League Division 1
Season2001
Champions Kashima Antlers
4th J. League title
4th Japanese title
Relegated Avispa Fukuoka
Cerezo Osaka
2000
2002

The 2001 season was the ninth season since the establishment of the J-League. The league began on March 10 and ended on November 24. At the end of the season the second stage winner Kashima Antlers won the Suntory Championship against Júbilo Iwata who won the first stage.

Kashima Antlers Japanese professional association football club

Kashima Antlers are a Japanese professional association football club playing in the J1 League with financial backing from the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal.

Contents

Clubs

Following sixteen clubs participated in J.League Division 1 during 2001 season. Of these clubs, Consadole Sapporo and Urawa Red Diamonds were promoted from Division 2.

First stage

PosTeamPldWOTWDOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Júbilo Iwata 15941103212+2036Qualification to the Suntory Championship
2 JEF United Ichihara 15730233526+927
3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15552032920+927
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 15640232818+1026
5 Gamba Osaka 15720332922+725
6 Kashiwa Reysol 15620252923+622
7 Urawa Red Diamonds [lower-alpha 1] 15611162422+221
8 Consadole Sapporo [lower-alpha 1] 15603242021121
9 FC Tokyo 15530071819121
10 Vissel Kobe 15512341620419
11 Kashima Antlers [lower-alpha 2] 15511352123218
12 Avispa Fukuoka 154102813251214
13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15320282533813
14 Cerezo Osaka 15302282231911
15 Yokohama F. Marinos 153023713241111
16 Tokyo Verdy 1969 152203816311510
Source: [ citation needed ]
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Results

Home \ Away ANT FMA REY JÚB CER GAM TOK SSP GRA VER SFR AVI VIS JEF CON RED
Kashima Antlers 2–03–2OT1–23–4OT2–12–00–3
Yokohama F Marinos 0–21–2OT0–21–32–10–1OT0–1
Kashiwa Reysol 0–10–22–12–1OT1–05–13–2
Júbilo Iwata 2–01–03–02–1OT2–1OT4–12–1OT
Cerezo Osaka 0–00–23–21–2OT2–13–01–2
Gamba Osaka 3–13–23–2OT2–10–1OT2–3OT5–03–4OT
FC Tokyo 2–00–20–12–1OT1–20–32–1
Shimizu S-Pulse 1–0OT1–2OT5–11–01–05–21–0OT
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2–1OT1–11–43–12–1OT3–2OT0–22–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2–1OT2–31–02–11–20–31–0OT1–2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–43–2OT2–33–03–2OT2–31–01–3
Avispa Fukuoka 0–21–0OT2–00–41–02–3OT0–2
Vissel Kobe 2–23–10–1OT2–01–02–10–01–2OT
JEF United Ichihara 2–02–02–3OT4–22–01–2OT1–34–1
Consadole Sapporo 2–11–12–11–02–22–02–3OT
Urawa Red Diamonds 0–22–21–21–34–22–03–12–0
Source: [ citation needed ]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage

PosTeamPldWOTWDOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Kashima Antlers [lower-alpha 1] 151030023619+1736Qualification to the Suntory Championship
2 Júbilo Iwata 15940023114+1735
3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15800073627+924
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 15540153427+723
5 JEF United Ichihara 15702062528323
6 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15701162725+222
7 Kashiwa Reysol 15603062923+621
8 FC Tokyo 15505142928+120
9 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15602252226420
10 Yokohama F. Marinos 15423331920119
11 Gamba Osaka 15502172126517
12 Urawa Red Diamonds [lower-alpha 2] 15403352024415
13 Vissel Kobe 15305162532714
14 Consadole Sapporo [lower-alpha 2] 15312272329613
15 Avispa Fukuoka 15312362231913
16 Cerezo Osaka 1523001019392012
Source: [ citation needed ]
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Results

Home \ Away ANT FMA REY JÚB CER GAM TOK SSP GRA VER SFR AVI VIS JEF CON RED
Kashima Antlers
Yokohama F Marinos
Kashiwa Reysol
Júbilo Iwata
Cerezo Osaka
Gamba Osaka
FC Tokyo
Shimizu S-Pulse
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Avispa Fukuoka
Vissel Kobe
JEF United Ichihara
Consadole Sapporo
Urawa Red Diamonds
Source: [ citation needed ]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Suntory Championship

1st Leg
Júbilo Iwata 2–2 Kashima Antlers
Hattori Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Nakayama Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Report Akita Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Hirase Soccerball shade.svg 83'

Kashima Antlers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Overall table

PosTeamPldWOTWDOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Kashima Antlers [lower-alpha 1] 301541375742+1554Champion and qualified to the AFC Champions League 2002–03 Group stage
2 Júbilo Iwata 301881126326+3771
3 JEF United Ichihara 301432296054+650
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 301180386245+1749Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup and qualified to the AFC Champions League 2002–03 Qualification Round 2
5 Nagoya Grampus Eight 301253195645+1149
6 Kashiwa Reysol 3012232115846+1243
7 Gamba Osaka 3012224105048+242
8 FC Tokyo 3010351114747041
9 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3011202156160+137
10 Urawa Red Diamonds [lower-alpha 2] 3010144114446236
11 Consadole Sapporo [lower-alpha 2] 309154114350734
12 Vissel Kobe 3081741041521133
13 Yokohama F. Marinos 3072561032441230
14 Tokyo Verdy 1969 3082251338571930
15 Avispa Fukuoka 3072251435562127Relegated to the 2002 J.League Division 2
16 Cerezo Osaka 3053221841702923
Source: [ citation needed ]
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Awards

Individual

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Player of the Year Flag of Brazil.svg Toshiya Fujita Júbilo Iwata
Young Player of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Koji Yamase Consadole Sapporo
Manager of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Masakazu Suzuki Júbilo Iwata
Top scorer Flag of Brazil.svg Will Consadole Sapporo 24 goals.

Best Eleven

PositionFootballerClubNationality
GK Arno Van Zwam (1) Júbilo Iwata Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
DF Go Oiwa (1) Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Yutaka Akita (4) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Akira Narahashi (1) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (1) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Takashi Fukunishi (2) Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Toshiya Fujita (2) Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Toshihiro Hattori (1) Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Kōji Nakata (1) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Will (1) Consadole Sapporo Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
FW Atsushi Yanagisawa (2) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

* The number in brackets denotes the number of times that the footballer has appeared in the Best 11.

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