2005 J.League Division 1

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J.League Division 1
Season2005
Champions Gamba Osaka
1st J. League title
1st Japanese title
Relegated Kashiwa Reysol
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Vissel Kobe
Champions League Gamba Osaka
Tokyo Verdy 1969
(all to the group stage)
Matches played306
Goals scored873 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorer Araújo (33 goals total)
Highest attendance55,476 (Round 9,
Red Diamonds vs. Grampus Eight)
Lowest attendance3,267 (Round 5,
Verdy 1969 vs. Sanfrecce)
Average attendance18,765
2004
2006

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.

Contents

General

Promotion and relegation

Changes in competition formats

Changes in clubs

Honours

CompetitionChampionRunner-Up3rd Place
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
Omiya Ardija
Nabisco Cup JEF United Chiba Gamba Osaka Urawa Red Diamonds
Yokohama F. Marinos
XEROX Super Cup Tokyo Verdy 1969 Yokohama F. Marinos

Clubs

Japan location map with Tokyo Greater Area Inset.svg

Following eighteen clubs played in J.League Division 1 during 2005 season. Of these clubs, Omiya Ardija and Kawasaki Frontale were newly promoted clubs.

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Omiya Ardija Arrowupgreen.png
  • JEF United Chiba
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • FC Tokyo
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Kawasaki Frontale Arrowupgreen.png
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Albirex Nigata
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Vissel Kobe
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Oita Trinita

Format

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.

Changes from previous year

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Gamba Osaka (C)34186108258+2460Qualification for 2006 AFC Champions League Group stage [lower-alpha 1]
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 3417896537+2859
3 Kashima Antlers 34161176139+2259
4 JEF United Chiba 34161175642+1459
5 Cerezo Osaka 34161174840+859
6 Júbilo Iwata 34149115141+1051
7 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 341311105042+850
8 Kawasaki Frontale 34155145447+750
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 341212104140+148
10 FC Tokyo 34111494340+347
11 Oita Trinita 34127154443+143
12 Albirex Niigata 341191447621542
13 Omiya Ardija 341251739501141
14 Nagoya Grampus Eight 34109154349639
15 Shimizu S-Pulse 34912134049939
16 Kashiwa Reysol (R)348111539541535Relegation to 2006 J.League Division 2 [lower-alpha 1]
17 Tokyo Verdy 1969 (R)346121640733330
18 Vissel Kobe (R)34492130673721
Updated to match(es) played on December 3, 2005. Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Results

Home \ Away ALB ANT ARD CER FRO GAM GRA JEF JÚB REY SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VER VIS FMA
Albirex Niigata 2–23–21–22–14–23–01–10–12–20–10–00–12–10–41–13–21–0
Kashima Antlers 7–22–00–12–02–21–02–22–14–01–22–11–11–12–22–14–00–2
Omiya Ardija 1–40–21–01–01–03–20–10–21–00–13–20–13–11–32–31–11–1
Cerezo Osaka 1–00–01–02–0 2–4 1–02–02–01–11–11–12–21–13–10–02–12–3
Kawasaki Frontale 3–02–12–13–22–40–21–00–23–11–10–10–02–13–31–03–12–1
Gamba Osaka 1–13–30–2 4–1 3–23–11–23–13–24–23–35–31–22–17–13–13–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 0–13–01–11–31–42–12–22–04–01–11–21–00–00–25–40–21–1
JEF United Chiba 3–22–42–01–21–03–12–12–22–21–12–12–14–21–01–04–02–2
Júbilo Iwata 2–31–12–03–01–22–10–31–31–01–3 1–1 1–12–12–26–01–03–1
Kashiwa Reysol 0–01–31–21–11–12–10–21–20–41–11–24–20–03–05–11–00–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 5–00–12–11–22–11–21–21–10–00–03–10–00–43–43–02–00–1
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–12–22–11–13–21–42–22–1 1–1 1–21–10–10–10–11–21–00–1
FC Tokyo 4–00–23–32–21–12–11–12–11–00–22–21–00–00–20–01–14–0
Oita Trinita 1–31–12–11–21–00–22–00–11–21–10–15–02–11–01–22–10–2
Urawa Red Diamonds 2–10–11–21–23–21–13–00–01–07–02–01–12–11–24–12–20–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2–22–01–10–11–20–10–02–24–41–01–40–01–24–20–73–31–1
Vissel Kobe 1–10–20–13–11–61–41–01–10–00–42–30–31–22–10–11–10–2
Yokohama F. Marinos 4–12–11–21–10–22–22–22–10–10–03–11–10–00–30–11–01–1
Updated to match(es) played on December 3, 2005. Source: J. League Division 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [1]
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Araújo Gamba Osaka
33
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Washington Tokyo Verdy 1969
22
3 Flag of Japan.svg Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima
18
Flag of Brazil.svg Edimilson Albirex Niigata
18
Flag of Brazil.svg Magno Alves Oita Trinita
18
6 Flag of Brazil.svg Juninho Kawasaki Frontale
16
Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Oguro Gamba Osaka
16
8 Flag of Brazil.svg Alex Mineiro Kashima Antlers
15
9 Flag of Japan.svg Robert Cullen Júbilo Iwata
13
10 Flag of Japan.svg Seiichiro Maki JEF United Chiba
12
Flag of Japan.svg Ryoichi Maeda Júbilo Iwata
12
Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Abe JEF United Chiba
12

Attendance figures

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Albirex Niigata 681,94541,98835,33740,114+6.4%
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 669,06655,47615,76039,357+7.4%
3 FC Tokyo 460,72143,10418,08927,101+6.5%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 437,12153,09714,45025,713+3.6%
5 Oita Trinita 375,35930,04812,68322,080+0.9%
6 Kashima Antlers 316,89735,4677,07618,641+6.0%
7 Cerezo Osaka 300,02043,9275,23217,648+23.2%
8 Júbilo Iwata 294,04037,3849,85417,296+1.0%
9 Gamba Osaka 271,41622,8846,64615,966+27.6%
10 Vissel Kobe 253,52425,1047,64314,913−5.2%
11 Tokyo Verdy 1969 250,17735,2573,26714,716−2.3%
12 Kawasaki Frontale 232,18324,3327,02313,658+49.3%
13 Nagoya Grampus Eight 225,89622,1106,34813,288−15.4%
14 Shimizu S-Pulse 216,78421,7307,28012,752−6.0%
15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 212,96026,0836,23012,527−15.4%
16 Kashiwa Reysol 212,36827,3286,45712,492+18.8%
17 Omiya Ardija 169,66730,0384,5569,980+63.4%
18 JEF United Chiba 162,08917,0874,2499,535−4.8%
League total5,742,23355,4763,26718,765−1.1%

Updated to games played on December 3, 2005
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.
Relocated from Ichihara to Chiba.

Awards

Individual

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Player of the Year Flag of Brazil.svg Araújo Gamba Osaka
Young Player of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Robert Cullen Júbilo Iwata
Manager of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Akira Nishino Gamba Osaka
Top scorer Flag of Brazil.svg Araújo Gamba Osaka 33 goals.
Fair Play Player Award Flag of Japan.svg Teruyuki Moniwa FC Tokyo
Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Oguro Gamba Osaka
Referee of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Kazuhiko Matsumura
Assistant Referee of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Masatoshi Shibata
Meritoriousness Player Award Flag of Brazil.svg Bismarck

Best Eleven

PositionFootballerClubNationality
GK Motohiro Yoshida (1) Cerezo Osaka Flag of Japan.svg Japan
DF Ilian Stoyanov (1) JEF United Ichihara Chiba Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
DF Marcus Tulio Tanaka (2) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg Japan
DF Yuji Nakazawa (4) Yokohama F. Marinos Flag of Japan.svg Japan
MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (5) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg Japan
MF Yuki Abe (1) JEF United Ichihara Chiba Flag of Japan.svg Japan
MF Fernandinho (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
MF Yasuhito Endō (3) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg Japan
MF Tatsuya Furuhashi (1) Cerezo Osaka Flag of Japan.svg Japan
FW Araújo (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
FW Hisato Satō (1) Sanfrecce Hiroshima 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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