2010 J.League Division 2

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J.League Division 2
Season2010
Champions Kashiwa Reysol
1st J2 title
2nd D2 title
Promoted Kashiwa Reysol
Ventforet Kofu
Avispa Fukuoka
Matches played342
Goals scored835 (2.44 per match)
Top goalscorer Mike Havenaar (20 goals total)
Highest attendance26,875 (Round 19,
Consadole vs. Yokohama)
Lowest attendance1,456 (Round 27,
HollyHock vs. Fagiano)
Average attendance6,696
2009
2011

The 2010 J. League Division 2 season was the 39th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 12th season since the establishment of J2 League. The season began on March 6 and ended on December 4. [1]

Contents

In this season, the number of participating clubs was increased by one, making the total number, nineteen. As opposed to the last two seasons, clubs will play double-round robin, instead of triple-round robin. At the end of the season, the top three clubs will be promoted to J. League Division 1 for the 2011 season. Furthermore, there will be no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.

Clubs

The following nineteen clubs will play in J. League Division 2 during the 2010 season. Of these clubs, JEF United Chiba, Kashiwa Reysol, and Oita Trinita were relegated from J1 League last year. Also, Giravanz Kitakyushu (formerly known as New Wave Kitakyushu) newly joined from Japan Football League.

Club NameHome Town(s)Note(s)
Avispa Fukuoka Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Consadole Sapporo Sapporo, Hokkaidō
Ehime FC All cities/towns in Ehime
Fagiano Okayama All cities/towns in Okayama
FC Gifu All cities/towns in Gifu
Giravanz Kitakyushu Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Promoted from JFL in 2009
Renamed from New Wave Kitakyushu
JEF United Chiba Chiba & Ichihara, Chiba Relegated from J1 League in 2009
Kashiwa Reysol Kashiwa, Chiba Relegated from J1 League in 2009
Kataller Toyama All cities/towns in Toyama
Mito HollyHock Mito, Ibaraki
Oita Trinita All cities/towns in Oita Relegated from J1 League in 2009
Roasso Kumamoto Kumamoto, Kumamoto
Sagan Tosu Tosu, Saga
Thespa Kusatsu All cities/towns in Gunma
Tochigi SC Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Tokushima Vortis All cities/towns in Tokushima
Tokyo Verdy All cities/towns in Tokyo
Ventforet Kofu All cities/towns in Yamanashi
Yokohama FC Yokohama, Kanagawa

League format

Nineteen clubs will play in double round-robin (home and away) format, a total of 36 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. Three top clubs will be promoted to J1 (see below).

Changes from Previous Year

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Kashiwa Reysol (C, P)36231127124+4780Promotion to 2011 J. League Division 1
2 Ventforet Kofu (P)36191347140+3170
3 Avispa Fukuoka (P)3621696334+2969
4 JEF United Chiba 36187115837+2161
5 Tokyo Verdy 36177124734+1358
6 Yokohama FC 36166145447+754
7 Roasso Kumamoto 361412103943454
8 Tokushima Vortis 36156155147+451
9 Sagan Tosu 361312114241+151
10 Tochigi SC 36148144642+450
11 Ehime FC 361212123434048
12 Thespa Kusatsu 361461636481248
13 Consadole Sapporo 361113123738146
14 FC Gifu 361361732451345
15 Oita Trinita 3610111539491041
16 Mito HollyHock 368141429451638
17 Fagiano Okayama 36882027512432
18 Kataller Toyama 36842439713228
19 Giravanz Kitakyushu 361122320654515
Updated to match(es) played on December 4, 2010. Source: J.League Division 2
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Results

Home \ Away AVI CON EHI FAG GIF GIR HOL JEF KAT REY ROS SAG SPA TOC TRI VEN VER VOR YFC
Avispa Fukuoka 0–02–00–00–22–05–02–15–00–26–10–12–12–32–13–13–21–02–1
Consadole Sapporo 0–32–22–00–02–01–21–03–11–14–00–10–10–02–21–10–01–01–2
Ehime FC 2–12–10–10–01–10–00–11–20–32–01–11–00–02–11–21–01–02–0
Fagiano Okayama 1–21–01–22–20–02–12–11–20–20–02–10–11–21–00–40–11–20–1
FC Gifu 0–23–01–11–01–01–01–02–10–21–10–12–14–22–00–10–12–10–1
Giravanz Kitakyushu 0–10–10–32–20–11–10–31–20–22–20–10–11–11–10–01–01–31–4
Mito HollyHock 1–01–11–11–11–20–01–03–11–40–10–01–12–12–12–20–40–23–1
JEF United Chiba 1–10–33–04–02–02–11–02–12–32–02–02–12–15–01–22–11–14–0
Kataller Toyama 1–20–23–34–03–21–00–00–11–20–22–11–20–31–30–32–32–32–1
Kashiwa Reysol 1–05–11–01–13–02–01–02–22–10–02–03–21–12–12–20–16–02–0
Roasso Kumamoto 2–10–01–02–11–03–00–01–11–11–32–00–10–20–00–13–22–10–2
Sagan Tosu 0–11–12–10–03–03–21–01–12–21–11–10–03–10–01–20–11–04–4
Thespa Kusatsu 2–11–10–12–12–11–10–02–02–10–41–20–22–11–31–41–01–40–3
Tochigi SC 1–20–11–01–22–02–00–12–21–00–01–22–10–02–00–20–12–02–1
Oita Trinita 0–01–20–21–03–10–01–10–21–01–01–13–41–01–40–11–11–02–2
Ventforet Kofu 2–24–11–11–00–06–01–12–25–01–13–30–22–44–33–30–11–00–0
Tokyo Verdy 1–12–11–01–02–04–03–11–21–00–21–21–13–00–00–11–21–11–1
Tokushima Vortis 2–30–00–02–34–04–43–13–11–01–11–02–11–04–00–30–12–31–0
Yokohama FC 1–31–00–02–02–02–01–01–04–12–21–24–00–10–22–13–43–21–2
Updated to match(es) played on December 4, 2010. Source: J. League Division 2
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [2]
1 Flag of Japan.svg Mike Havenaar Ventforet Kofu 20
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Ricardo Lobo Tochigi SC 16
Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Tsuda Tokushima Vortis 16
4 Flag of Japan.svg Genki Nagasato Avispa Fukuoka 15
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Paulinho Ventforet Kofu 14
6 Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro Domingues Kashiwa Reysol 13
Flag of Japan.svg Yohei Toyoda Sagan Tosu 13
8 Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Oguro [note 1] Yokohama FC 12
9 Flag of Japan.svg Ryohei Hayashi Kashiwa Reysol 11
10 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuki Hiramoto Tokyo Verdy 10
Flag of Japan.svg Masato Kudo Kashiwa Reysol 10
Flag of Japan.svg Kosuke Nakamachi Avispa Fukuoka 10
Flag of Brazil.svg Neto Baiano JEF United Chiba 10

Notes:

  1. Moved on loan to FC Tokyo after 17th week.

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Ventforet Kofu 223,30916,43110,31612,406+12.2%
2 JEF United Chiba 210,39418,0318,38111,689−20.6%
3 Consadole Sapporo 193,28026,8755,42910,738+5.2%
4 Oita Trinita 188,34014,5184,59410,463−43.2%
5 Avispa Fukuoka 158,77714,7135,0128,821+13.6%
6 Kashiwa Reysol 145,76610,7686,8448,098−31.0%
7 Fagiano Okayama 128,90011,2904,0257,161+16.2%
8 Roasso Kumamoto 124,31716,0982,8036,907+15.0%
9 Sagan Tosu 119,39212,3013,6586,633+11.7%
10 Yokohama FC 104,23010,8093,5535,791+63.8%
11 Tokyo Verdy 100,29725,1102,5125,639+1.2%
12 Tokushima Vortis 83,05711,1152,1174,614+13.3%
13 Kataller Toyama 80,32710,7262,5424,463+19.3%
14 Thespa Kusatsu 79,6389,3822,2324,424+2.2%
15 Ehime FC 78,94510,6302,7874,386+18.7%
16 Giravanz Kitakyushu 75,3937,4702,3894,189+22.9%
17 Tochigi SC 74,8216,9331,9134,157−11.7%
18 Mito HollyHock 64,94910,1811,4563,608+35.0%
19 FC Gifu 55,9505,1332,0063,108−27.8%
League total2,290,08226,8751,4566,696+5.8%

Updated to games played on December 4, 2010
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.
Team played previous season in JFL.

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