2006 J.League Division 2

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J.League Division 2
Season2006
Champions Yokohama FC
1st J2 title
1st D2 title
Promoted Yokohama FC
Kashiwa Reysol
Vissel Kobe
Matches played312
Goals scored833 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorer Borges (26 goals total)
Highest attendance18,648 (Round 14,
Vegalta vs. Bellmare)
Lowest attendance1,019 (Round 23,
HollyHock vs. Thespa)
Average attendance6,406
2005
2007

The 2006 J. League Division 2 season is the 35th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 8th season since the establishment of J2 League.

Contents

In this season, number of participating clubs became thirteen, increased by one from the previous season. The clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format for the top two promotion slots. Farther, the third-placed finisher participated in the Pro/Rele Series for the promotion. There were no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.

General

Promotion and relegation

Changes in competition format

Changes in clubs

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Clubs

Following thirteen clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2006 season. Of these clubs, Kashiwa Reysol, Tokyo Verdy 1969, and Vissel Kobe relegated from J1 last year. Also, Ehime F.C. newly joined the J. League Division 2 from Japan Football League.

League format

Thirteen clubs will play in quadruple round-robin format, a total of 48 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 will be promoted to J1, while the 3rd placed club plays a two-legged Promotion/Relegation series.

Changes from Previous Year

Final league table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Yokohama FC (C, P)48261576132+2993Promotion to 2007 J. League Division 1
2 Kashiwa Reysol (P)48277148460+2488
3 Vissel Kobe (P)482511127853+2586
4 Sagan Tosu 482213136449+1579
5 Vegalta Sendai 482114137543+3277
6 Consadole Sapporo 482012167767+1072
7 Tokyo Verdy 1969 48218196975671
8 Montedio Yamagata 481714176857+1165
9 Ehime FC 4814112351631253
10 Mito HollyHock 481492548692151
11 Shonan Bellmare 4813102561872649
12 Thespa Kusatsu 489152454863242
13 Tokushima Vortis 488112943924935
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 2
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Final results

Rounds 1 & 2
Home \ Away YFC REY VIS SAG VEG CON VER MON EHI HOL BEL SPA VOR
Yokohama FC 2–02–10–00–01–20–01–02–02–02–01–01–0
Kashiwa Reysol 2–10–12–02–12–14–11–31–01–11–12–14–0
Vissel Kobe 0–01–10–00–11–23–14–21–04–01–00–33–0
Sagan Tosu 0–02–21–31–50–11–22–04–10–02–02–12–1
Vegalta Sendai 0–00–10–03–00–23–01–13–14–12–25–11–0
Consadole Sapporo 0–11–21–62–21–14–02–23–10–14–13–04–2
Tokyo Verdy 1969 0–22–30–21–12–02–00–11–00–12–03–24–1
Montedio Yamagata 1–23–00–01–10–30–12–32–23–02–12–12–1
Ehime FC 1–00–10–21–21–22–10–00–21–11–20–01–0
Mito HollyHock 1–00–11–30–00–23–10–11–10–13–02–12–1
Shonan Bellmare 0–21–22–00–11–02–12–01–11–31–34–35–0
Thespa Kusatsu 0–00–43–23–40–02–20–43–12–11–02–20–2
Tokushima Vortis 1–11–03–00–00–40–02–01–40–20–01–12–1
Updated to match(es) played on July 8, 2006. Source: J. League Division 2
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Rounds 3 & 4
Home \ Away YFC REY VIS SAG VEG CON VER MON EHI HOL BEL SPA VOR
Yokohama FC 1–00–11–03–13–01–22–12–03–21–10–20–0
Kashiwa Reysol 3–33–02–52–12–34–12–13–13–14–02–02–1
Vissel Kobe 1–23–42–01–01–12–11–01–02–02–23–24–1
Sagan Tosu 0–12–10–11–04–02–01–20–01–02–10–12–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–12–02–10–10–01–20–01–13–14–25–21–1
Consadole Sapporo 1–22–11–40–23–12–01–11–13–11–52–26–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 1–14–15–23–21–11–21–01–41–43–11–14–2
Montedio Yamagata 2–31–01–11–31–00–00–12–05–11–13–02–1
Ehime FC 2–23–10–00–21–21–01–22–20–11–21–03–3
Mito HollyHock 1–20–11–22–20–00–11–22–00–13–21–12–0
Shonan Bellmare 0–10–32–21–20–31–63–01–00–21–02–12–4
Thespa Kusatsu 1–11–11–10–00–20–21–11–12–53–10–01–0
Tokushima Vortis 0–20–01–21–21–30–02–20–50–11–22–13–1
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 2
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

PosScorerClubGoals [1]
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Borges Vegalta Sendai 26
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Hulk Consadole Sapporo 25
3 Flag of Japan.svg Tatsunori Arai Sagan Tosu 23
Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro Montedio Yamagata 23
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Diego Kashiwa Reysol 21
6 Flag of Brazil.svg Alemão Yokohama FC 18
7 Flag of Brazil.svg Anderson Mito HollyHock 17
8 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuki Hiramoto Tokyo Verdy 1969 15
Flag of Japan.svg Atsuhiro Miura Vissel Kobe 15
10 Flag of Brazil.svg Lopes Vegalta Sendai 14
Flag of Japan.svg Toshiya Tanaka Ehime FC 14

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Vegalta Sendai 346,86818,64810,52914,453−9.3%
2 Consadole Sapporo 251,47618,5473,89610,478−5.9%
3 Kashiwa Reysol 199,87211,4714,4648,328−33.3%
4 Sagan Tosu 179,15118,2314,1217,465−5.0%
5 Vissel Kobe 165,83415,4073,7506,910−53.7%
6 Tokyo Verdy 1969 136,92611,1762,9825,705−61.2%
7 Shonan Bellmare 128,76610,7232,5515,365−6.6%
8 Yokohama FC 122,85211,4722,6905,119−13.8%
9 Montedio Yamagata 122,04213,0432,2365,085−14.5%
10 Ehime FC 99,33410,9222,0914,139+45.5%
11 Thespa Kusatsu 89,6706,3551,6083,736−5.6%
12 Tokushima Vortis 83,4526,9701,2573,477−20.4%
13 Mito HollyHock 72,4059,4821,0193,017−9.5%
League total1,998,64818,6481,0196,406−14.4%

Updated to games played on December 2, 2006
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.
Team played previous season in JFL.

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