2007 J.League Division 1

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J.League Division 1
Season2007
Champions Kashima Antlers
5th J. League title
5th Japanese title
Relegated Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Ventforet Kofu
Yokohama FC
Champions League Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds
Gamba Osaka
(all to the group stage)
Matches played306
Goals scored867 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorer Juninho (22 goals total)
Highest attendance62,132 (Round 33,
Red Diamonds vs. Antlers)
Lowest attendance4,114 (Round 30,
Yokohama FC vs. Ardija)
Average attendance19,066
2006
2008

The 2007 J.League Division 1 season was the 15th season since the establishment of the J.League . The season began on March 3 and ended on December 1.

Contents

General

Promotion and relegation

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.

Yokohama FC association football club

Yokohama FC is a Japanese football club based in the city of Yokohama. The club was formed by fans of Yokohama Flügels as a protest against Flügels' merger with Yokohama Marinos in 1999, becoming the first supporter-owned professional sports team in Japan.

Kashiwa Reysol association football club

Kashiwa Reysol is a Japanese professional football club based in Kashiwa, Chiba. The team currently competes in the J2 League.

Changes in competition formats

A3 Champions Cup annual football (soccer), competition involving the league champions of China, Japan and South Korea

A3 Champions Cup was an annual football (soccer) tournament jointly organized by the China PR, Japan and Korea Republic football Association. It began in 2003, involving the league champions of China, Japan and South Korea. The host nation also invited an additional team, making this a four team tournament. South Korea was the most successful country in this tournament. Their representatives won the tournament three times.

Honours

CompetitionChampionRunners-up3rd place
J.League Division 1 Kashima Antlers Urawa Red Diamonds Gamba Osaka
J.League Division 2 Consadole Sapporo Tokyo Verdy 1969 Kyoto Sanga
Emperor's Cup Kashima Antlers Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kawasaki Frontale
Gamba Osaka
Nabisco Cup Gamba Osaka Kawasaki Frontale Kashima Antlers
Yokohama F. Marinos
XEROX Super Cup Gamba Osaka Urawa Red Diamonds n/a

Clubs

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Location of the clubs in Japan

Following eighteen clubs participated in J.League Division 1 during 2007 season. Of these clubs, Yokohama FC, Kashiwa Reysol, and Vissel Kobe were newly promoted clubs.

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Omiya Ardija
  • JEF United Chiba
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  • FC Tokyo
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
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  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Albirex Nigata
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagayo Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
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  • 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

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Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Kashima Antlers (C)3422666036+2472 2008 AFC Champions League Group Stage
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 34201045528+2770 2008 AFC Champions League Knockout Stage
3 Gamba Osaka 34191057137+3467 2008 AFC Champions League Group Stage [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2]
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 3418795336+1761
5 Kawasaki Frontale 34141286648+1854
6 Albirex Niigata 34156134847+151
7 Yokohama F. Marinos 34148125435+1950
8 Kashiwa Reysol 34148124336+750
9 Júbilo Iwata 34154155455149
10 Vissel Kobe 34138135848+1047
11 Nagoya Grampus Eight 34136154345245
12 FC Tokyo 34143174958945
13 JEF United Chiba 34126165156542
14 Oita Trinita 341251742601841
15 Omiya Ardija 348111524401635
16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (R)34881844712732 2007 Promotion/Relegation Series
17 Ventforet Kofu (R)34762133653227Relegation to 2008 J.League Division 2
18 Yokohama FC (R)34442619664716
Updated to match(es) played on December 1, 2007. 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 2006 Emperor's Cup and have already qualified for AFC Champions League. Since Urawa takes the extra spot as the defending 2007 ACL champion; therefore Gamba Osaka received the third ACL spot as the third place team of the league.
  2. Gamba Osaka qualifies to Pan-Pacific Championship as the Nabisco Cup winner.

Results

Home \ Away ALB ANT ARD FRO GAM GRA JEF JÚB REY SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VEN VIS YFC FMA
Albirex Niigata 1–11–02–02–14–00–11–11–22–10–22–10–22–23–13–13–10–6
Kashima Antlers 3–10–04–10–12–13–12–11–05–13–01–23–00–12–03–22–11–1
Omiya Ardija 2–11–21–10–31–00–10–21–11–01–20–21–21–11–21–31–00–0
Kawasaki Frontale 4–31–01–14–11–11–12–30–03–02–15–22–21–11–12–16–01–2
Gamba Osaka 3–15–11–02–23–12–05–22–13–01–16–21–00–15–01–12–10–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2–03–05–02–21–42–00–02–02–31–20–11–21–21–12–00–00–3
JEF United Chiba 1–23–31–01–31–20–23–21–11–31–33–26–02–43–24–24–02–3
Júbilo Iwata 2–41–30–01–31–11–01–04–04–2 0–1 5–22–10–22–12–33–01–0
Kashiwa Reysol 0–00–10–04–01–22–01–04–02–01–32–02–00–22–11–31–11–0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0–00–12–11–12–21–32–20–11–12–10–52–02–42–21–10–21–3
Shimizu S-Pulse 3–11–22–23–13–13–02–2 2–1 0–13–11–32–00–12–01–01–01–1
FC Tokyo 1–31–21–20–71–10–14–10–10–12–42–01–20–22–13–11–02–1
Oita Trinita 1–12–23–12–00–41–30–11–02–11–23–40–02–24–12–02–00–3
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–00–10–11–21–10–01–12–11–14–10–03–22–12–02–02–11–1
Ventforet Kofu 0–10–10–01–31–20–20–11–63–22–10–00–12–01–44–31–01–1
Vissel Kobe 0–11–10–01–12–25–02–14–02–13–21–00–01–31–24–13–00–0
Yokohama FC 0–20–10–10–11–11–20–11–22–41–21–10–22–11–00–20–31–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–02–30–22–10–00–21–04–10–22–20–20–15–00–11–01–48–1
Updated to match(es) played on December 1, 2007. Source: J. League Division 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [1]
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Juninho Kawasaki Frontale 22
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Baré Gamba Osaka 20
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Edmilson Albirex Niigata 19
4 Flag of Brazil.svg Ueslei Sanfrecce Hiroshima 17
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Washington Urawa Red Diamonds 16
6 Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro Vissel Kobe 15
7 Flag of Brazil.svg Marquinhos Kashima Antlers 14
Flag of Japan.svg Yoshito Ōkubo Vissel Kobe 14
Flag of Japan.svg Hideo Ōshima Yokohama F. Marinos 14
10 Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Jae-Jin Shimizu S-Pulse 13
Flag of Norway.svg Frode Johnsen Nagoya Grampus Eight 13

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 793,34762,12316,70946,667+2.4%
2 Albirex Niigata 650,69842,01531,50038,276−1.1%
3 FC Tokyo 429,93438,43917,26425,290+5.0%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 408,65653,91610,82824,039+1.6%
5 Oita Trinita 335,89627,81114,67119,759−2.9%
6 Gamba Osaka 296,46520,98212,16317,439+7.3%
7 Kawasaki Frontale 294,75123,35513,18517,338+20.9%
8 Júbilo Iwata 278,10935,0729,29216,359−9.1%
9 Kashima Antlers 276,05836,1468,03616,239+5.2%
10 Shimizu S-Pulse 271,18020,31811,46015,952+11.5%
11 Nagoya Grampus Eight 264,93934,3477,55315,585+4.4%
12 JEF United Chiba 240,53516,7569,48114,149+5.6%
13 Yokohama FC 238,66246,6974,11414,039+174.3%
14 Ventforet Kofu 233,47636,7568,37313,734+12.5%
15 Kashiwa Reysol 220,44235,0138,94712,967+55.7%
16 Vissel Kobe 211,82222,2367,76912,460+80.3%
17 Omiya Ardija 194,91233,1626,14911,465+12.0%
18 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 194,19922,6756,03711,423+2.2%
League total5,834,08162,1234,11419,066+4.2%

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

Awards

Individual

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Player of the Year Flag of Brazil.svg Robson Ponte Urawa Red Diamonds
Young Player of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Takanori Sugeno Yokohama FC
Manager of the Year Flag of Brazil.svg Oswaldo de Oliveira Kashima Antlers
Top Scorer Flag of Brazil.svg Juninho Kawasaki Frontale 22 goals
Fair Play Player Award Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Sakata Yokohama F. Marinos
Flag of Japan.svg Teruyoshi Ito Shimizu S-Pulse
Flag of Japan.svg Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Referee of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Masayoshi Okada
Assistant Referee of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Toru Sagara
Meritoriousness Player Award Flag of Japan.svg Yasuto Honda
Flag of Brazil.svg Amaral
Flag of Japan.svg Shoji Jo

Best Eleven

PositionFootballerClubNationality
GK Ryōta Tsuzuki (1) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Daiki Iwamasa (1) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Marcus Tulio Tanaka (4) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Satoshi Yamaguchi (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Yuki Abe (3) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Keita Suzuki (2) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Robson Ponte (1) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
MF Kengo Nakamura (2) Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Yasuhito Endō (5) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Juninho (1) Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
FW Baré (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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