|Champions|| Oita Trinita |
1st J2 title
1st D2 title
|Promoted|| Oita Trinita |
|Goals scored||671 (2.54 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Marcus (19 goals)|
The 2002 J.League Division 2 season is the 31st season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 4th season since the establishment of J2 League.
Starting this season, extra-time rule was abolished and the league adopted the traditional 3-1-0 points system. The twelve clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format. The top two received promotion to the J.League Division 1. There were no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.
Following twelve clubs played in J.League Division 2 during 2002 season. Of these clubs, Cereso Osaka and Avispa Fukuoka were relegated from J1 League last year.
Twelve clubs will play in quadruple round-robin format, a total of 44 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:
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 are promoted to J1.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Oita Trinita (C, P)||44||28||10||6||67||34||+33||94||Promotion to 2003 J.League Division 1|
|2||Cerezo Osaka (P)||44||25||12||7||93||53||+40||87|
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