|Champions|| Gamba Osaka |
1st J. League title
1st Japanese title
|Relegated|| Kashiwa Reysol |
Tokyo Verdy 1969
|Champions League|| Gamba Osaka |
Tokyo Verdy 1969
(all to the group stage)
|Goals scored||873 (2.85 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Araújo (33 goals total)|
|Highest attendance||55,476 (Round 9,|
Red Diamonds vs. Grampus Eight)
|Lowest attendance||3,267 (Round 5,|
Verdy 1969 vs. Sanfrecce)
The 2005 season was the 13th season since the establishment of J.League. It began on March 5 and ended on December 3, followed by promotion/relegation series matches on December 7 and 10.
|J.League Division 1||Gamba Osaka||Urawa Red Diamonds||Kashima Antlers|
|J.League Division 2||Kyoto Purple Sanga||Avispa Fukuoka||Ventforet Kofu|
|Emperor's Cup||Urawa Red Diamonds||Shimizu S-Pulse|| Cerezo Osaka |
|Nabisco Cup||JEF United Chiba||Gamba Osaka|| Urawa Red Diamonds |
Yokohama F. Marinos
|XEROX Super Cup||Tokyo Verdy 1969||Yokohama F. Marinos|
Following eighteen clubs played in J.League Division 1 during 2005 season. Of these clubs, Omiya Ardija and Kawasaki Frontale were newly promoted clubs.
Eighteen clubs will play in double round-robin (home and away) format, a total of 34 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 bottom two clubs will be relegated to J2, while the 16th placed club plays a two-legged Promotion/Relegation Series.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Gamba Osaka (C)||34||18||6||10||82||58||+24||60||Qualification for 2006 AFC Champions League Group stage|
|2||Urawa Red Diamonds||34||17||8||9||65||37||+28||59|
|4||JEF United Chiba||34||16||11||7||56||42||+14||59|
|9||Yokohama F. Marinos||34||12||12||10||41||40||+1||48|
|14||Nagoya Grampus Eight||34||10||9||15||43||49||−6||39|
|16||Kashiwa Reysol (R)||34||8||11||15||39||54||−15||35||Relegation to 2006 J.League Division 2|
|17||Tokyo Verdy 1969 (R)||34||6||12||16||40||73||−33||30|
|18||Vissel Kobe (R)||34||4||9||21||30||67||−37||21|
|2||Washington||Tokyo Verdy 1969|
|3||Hisato Satō||Sanfrecce Hiroshima|
|Magno Alves||Oita Trinita|
|Masashi Oguro||Gamba Osaka|
|8||Alex Mineiro||Kashima Antlers|
|9||Robert Cullen||Júbilo Iwata|
|10||Seiichiro Maki||JEF United Chiba|
|Ryoichi Maeda||Júbilo Iwata|
|Yuki Abe||JEF United Chiba|
|2||Urawa Red Diamonds||669,066||55,476||15,760||39,357||+7.4%|
|4||Yokohama F. Marinos||437,121||53,097||14,450||25,713||+3.6%|
|11||Tokyo Verdy 1969||250,177||35,257||3,267||14,716||−2.3%|
|13||Nagoya Grampus Eight||225,896||22,110||6,348||13,288||−15.4%|
|18||JEF United Chiba||162,089||17,087||4,249||9,535||−4.8%‡|
|Player of the Year||Araújo||Gamba Osaka|
|Young Player of the Year||Robert Cullen||Júbilo Iwata|
|Manager of the Year||Akira Nishino||Gamba Osaka|
|Top scorer||Araújo||Gamba Osaka||33 goals.|
|Fair Play Player Award||Teruyuki Moniwa||FC Tokyo|
|Masashi Oguro||Gamba Osaka|
|Referee of the Year||Kazuhiko Matsumura|
|Assistant Referee of the Year||Masatoshi Shibata|
|Meritoriousness Player Award||Bismarck|
|GK||Motohiro Yoshida (1)||Cerezo Osaka||Japan|
|DF||Ilian Stoyanov (1)||JEF United Ichihara Chiba||Bulgaria|
|DF||Marcus Tulio Tanaka (2)||Urawa Red Diamonds||Japan|
|DF||Yuji Nakazawa (4)||Yokohama F. Marinos||Japan|
|MF||Mitsuo Ogasawara (5)||Kashima Antlers||Japan|
|MF||Yuki Abe (1)||JEF United Ichihara Chiba||Japan|
|MF||Fernandinho (1)||Gamba Osaka||Brazil|
|MF||Yasuhito Endō (3)||Gamba Osaka||Japan|
|MF||Tatsuya Furuhashi (1)||Cerezo Osaka||Japan|
|FW||Araújo (1)||Gamba Osaka||Brazil|
|FW||Hisato Satō (1)||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||Japan|
* The number in brackets denotes the number of times that the footballer has appeared in the Best 11.
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