2006 J.League Division 1

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J.League Division 1
Season2006
Champions Urawa Red Diamonds
1st J. League title
5th Japanese title
Relegated Avispa Fukuoka
Cerezo Osaka
Kyoto Purple Sanga
Champions League Urawa Red Diamonds
Kawasaki Frontale
(all to the group stage)
Matches played306
Goals scored976 (3.19 per match)
Top goalscorer Washington (26),
Magno Alves (26)
Highest attendance62,241 (Round 34,
Red Diamonds vs. Gamba)
Lowest attendance3,671 (Round 6,
Purple Sanga vs. Avispa)
Average attendance18,292
2005
2007

The 2006 J.League Division 1 season was the 14th season since the establishment of the J.League. It began on March 4 and ended on December 2.

Contents

General

Promotion/relegation

Changes in competition format

Changes in clubs

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Honours

CompetitionChampionRunner-Up3rd place
J.League Division 1 Urawa Red Diamonds Kawasaki Frontale Gamba Osaka
J.League Division 2 Yokohama FC Kashiwa Reysol Vissel Kobe
Emperor's Cup Urawa Red Diamonds Gamba Osaka Kashima Antlers
Consadole Sapporo
Nabisco Cup JEF United Chiba Kashima Antlers Kawasaki Frontale
Yokohama F. Marinos
XEROX Super Cup Urawa Red Diamonds Gamba Osaka

Clubs

Following eighteen clubs played in J.League Division 1 during 2006 season. Of these clubs, Kyoto Purple Sanga, Avispa Fukuoka, and Ventforet Kofu are newly promoted clubs.

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

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Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Urawa Red Diamonds (C)3422666728+3972Qualification for 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage [lower-alpha 1]
2 Kawasaki Frontale 3420778455+2967
3 Gamba Osaka 3420688048+3266
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 34186106041+1960
5 Júbilo Iwata 34177106851+1758
6 Kashima Antlers 34184126253+958
7 Nagoya Grampus Eight 34139125149+248
8 Oita Trinita 34138134745+247
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34136154943+645
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34136155056645
11 JEF United Chiba 34135165758144
12 Omiya Ardija 341351643551244
13 FC Tokyo 34134175665943
14 Albirex Niigata 341261646651942
15 Ventforet Kofu 341261642642242
16 Avispa Fukuoka (R)345121732562427 2006 Promotion/Relegation Series
17 Cerezo Osaka (R)34691944702627Relegation to 2007 J.League Division 2
18 Kyoto Purple Sanga (R)344102038743622
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2005 Emperor's Cup and already qualified for 2007 ACL; therefore Kawasaki Frontale takes the second ACL spot.

Results

Home \ Away ALB ANT ARD AVI CER FRO GAM GRA JEF JÚB SAN SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VEN FMA
Albirex Niigata 0–11–20–12–22–11–02–11–20–21–11–14–22–03–32–13–01–0
Kashima Antlers 5–12–14–12–02–43–12–10–43–01–00–23–13–20–12–23–10–3
Omiya Ardija 1–20–32–22–01–50–21–44–22–11–00–11–00–12–20–23–12–1
Avispa Fukuoka 2–02–11–11–01–21–10–11–32–14–50–21–20–00–20–11–11–3
Cerezo Osaka 3–12–20–10–01–3 1–6 1–13–22–32–24–21–11–50–21–22–32–0
Kawasaki Frontale 6–03–23–12–11–03–24–22–23–42–03–32–22–22–10–22–01–1
Gamba Osaka 3–01–03–12–2 3–1 4–05–11–02–23–23–23–01–01–31–12–01–1
Nagoya Grampus Eight 3–10–02–02–03–20–23–32–13–11–12–31–11–20–31–05–11–1
JEF United Chiba 1–30–11–32–22–11–21–22–30–02–00–11–33–42–12–02–20–2
Júbilo Iwata 7–03–32–11–13–11–23–22–23–11–13–0 1–0 4–12–33–22–03–1
Kyoto Purple Sanga 1–11–21–12–14–42–71–40–11–21–32–22–11–01–11–51–10–4
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–13–41–01–01–11–31–30–02–42–11–01–25–20–11–41–33–0
Shimizu S-Pulse 1–11–21–14–01–04–32–32–01–2 2–0 1–03–02–04–12–14–01–0
FC Tokyo 1–42–41–25–12–35–43–22–12–33–12–10–20–12–00–01–31–2
Oita Trinita 4–02–01–20–01–11–10–20–10–31–22–11–13–30–12–13–21–2
Urawa Red Diamonds 3–14–02–02–13–02–23–20–02–03–13–02–11–04–01–03–01–0
Ventforet Kofu 0–42–13–21–10–11–03–22–12–31–13–11–00–21–32–01–11–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 2–02–11–20–03–11–23–42–11–10–14–12–12–31–10–11–33–0
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

PosScorerClubGoals [1]
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Washington Urawa Red Diamonds 26
Flag of Brazil.svg Magno Alves Gamba Osaka 26
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Juninho Kawasaki Frontale 20
4 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuki Ganaha Kawasaki Frontale 18
Flag of Brazil.svg Lucas FC Tokyo 18
Flag of Japan.svg Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima 18
7 Flag of Japan.svg Ryūji Bando Gamba Osaka 16
Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Jae-Jin Shimizu S-Pulse 16
Flag of Brazil.svg Ueslei Sanfrecce Hiroshima 16
10 Flag of Japan.svg Ryoichi Maeda Júbilo Iwata 15

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 774,74962,24116,04045,573+15.8%
2 Albirex Niigata 658,05042,05633,99338,709−3.5%
3 FC Tokyo 409,63441,52817,03324,096−11.1%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 402,27050,57211,62323,663−8.0%
5 Oita Trinita 345,95528,69012,84320,350−7.8%
6 Júbilo Iwata 306,03337,71110,56018,002+4.1%
7 Gamba Osaka 276,39520,9168,38816,259+1.8%
8 Kashima Antlers 262,36534,2367,42715,433−17.2%
9 Nagoya Grampus Eight 253,70232,1096,61814,924+12.3%
10 Kawasaki Frontale 243,78023,0059,43014,340+5.0%
11 Shimizu S-Pulse 243,13724,9209,07914,302+12.2%
12 Avispa Fukuoka 234,25921,5458,58513,780+27.8%
13 JEF United Chiba 227,68017,4388,56713,393+40.5%
14 Cerezo Osaka 221,43830,5616,28213,026−26.2%
15 Ventforet Kofu 207,62917,0008,02512,213+76.2%
16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 190,06617,5645,54511,180−10.8%
17 Omiya Ardija 173,98635,0594,87310,234+2.5%
18 Kyoto Purple Sanga 166,28016,4923,6709,781+24.5%
League total5,597,40862,2413,67018,292−2.5%

Updated to games played on December 2, 2006
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

Awards

Individual

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Player of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Marcus Tulio Tanaka Urawa Red Diamonds
Young Player of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Jungo Fujimoto Shimizu S-Pulse
Manager of the Year Flag of Germany.svg Guido Buchwald Urawa Red Diamonds
Top Scorer Flag of Brazil.svg Washington Urawa Red Diamonds 26 goals.
Flag of Brazil.svg Magno Alves Gamba Osaka 26 goals.
Fair Play Player Award Flag of Japan.svg Satoru Yamagishi JEF United Ichihara Chiba
Flag of Japan.svg Yuichi Nemoto Oita Trinita
Referee of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Toru Kamikawa
Assistant Referee of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Yoshikazu Hiroshima
Meritoriousness Player Award Flag of Japan.svg Nobuyuki Kojima
Flag of Japan.svg Naoki Soma
Flag of Japan.svg Masaaki Sawanobori

Best Eleven

PositionFootballerClubNationality
GK Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (1) Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Marcus Tulio Tanaka (3) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Satoshi Yamaguchi (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Akira Kaji (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Keita Suzuki (1) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Yuki Abe (2) JEF United Ichihara Chiba Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Kengo Nakamura (1) Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Hiroyuki Taniguchi (1) Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Yasuhito Endō (4) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Washington (1) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
FW Magno Alves (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

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

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References

  1. "2006 J1 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2010.