2011 J.League Division 2

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J.League Division 2
Season2011
Champions FC Tokyo
1st J2 title
2nd D2 title
Promoted FC Tokyo
Sagan Tosu
Consadole Sapporo
Matches played380
Goals scored939 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Yohei Toyoda (23 goals)
Highest attendance39,243
Consadole vs FC Tokyo
Lowest attendance1,266
Thespa vs Vortis
Average attendance6,423
2010
2012

The 2011 J.League Division 2 season was the 40th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 13th season since the establishment of J2 League. The season began on March 5 and finished on December 3. [1] Due to the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the season was put on hold from March 12 to April 23. [2]

Contents

FC Tokyo won the tournament and returned to J1 immediately after unfortunate relegation that happened last season. By virtue of winning the 2011 Emperor's Cup final, they earned a berth in the 2012 AFC Champions League as well. Sagan Tosu and Consadole Sapporo finished second and third, respectively, and also won the promotion. Consadole are returning to the top flight after three years of absence, while for Tosu this is the first promotion in their history.

Sagan became the last of original ten J2 teams to reach J1, passing the inglorious moniker of the longest-staying D2 dweller to Mito HollyHock.

Teams

As in the previous seasons, the size of the league was increased by one team to twenty overall. Gainare Tottori as 2010 Japan Football League champions were promoted.

Kashiwa Reysol as champions of the 2010 season, runners-up Ventforet Kofu and third-placed team Avispa Fukuoka were promoted to the 2011 J.League Division 1. Kashiwa made their immediate return to the top division, while Kofu and Fukuoka ended three- and four-year tenures in the J2. The three teams were replaced by FC Tokyo, Kyoto Sanga FC and Shonan Bellmare, who were relegated at the end of the 2010 J.League Division 1 season after finishing in the bottom three places of the table. Shonan only made a cameo appearance at the D1, Kyoto re-entered the second level of the Japanese league pyramid after three years, and Tokyo eventually had to return to the J2 for the first time after eleven seasons.

Club NameHome Town(s)Note(s)
Consadole Sapporo Sapporo, Hokkaidō
Ehime FC All cities/towns in Ehime
Fagiano Okayama All cities/towns in Okayama
Gainare Tottori All cities/towns in Tottori Promoted from JFL in 2010
FC Gifu All cities/towns in Gifu
Giravanz Kitakyushu Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
JEF United Chiba Chiba & Ichihara, Chiba
Kataller Toyama All cities/towns in Toyama
Kyoto Sanga FC Southwestern cities/towns in Kyoto Relegated from J1 League in 2010
Mito HollyHock Mito, Ibaraki
Oita Trinita All cities/towns in Ōita
Roasso Kumamoto Kumamoto
Sagan Tosu Tosu, Saga
Shonan Bellmare Southcentral cities/town in Kanagawa Relegated from J1 League in 2010
Thespa Kusatsu All cities/towns in Gunma
Tochigi SC Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Tokushima Vortis All cities/towns in Tokushima
FC Tokyo TokyoRelegated from J1 League in 2010
Tokyo Verdy Tokyo
Yokohama FC Yokohama, Kanagawa

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 FC Tokyo (C, P)3823876722+4577Promotion to 2012 J.League Division 1 and Qualification to 2012 Champions League [lower-alpha 1]
2 Sagan Tosu (P)38191276834+3469Promotion to 2012 J.League Division 1
3 Consadole Sapporo (P)38215124932+1768
4 Tokushima Vortis 38198115138+1365
5 Tokyo Verdy 381611116945+2459
6 JEF United Chiba 381610124639+758
7 Kyoto Sanga 38177145045+558
8 Giravanz Kitakyushu 381610124546158
9 Thespa Kusatsu 38169135151057
10 Tochigi SC 381511124439+556
11 Roasso Kumamoto 3813121333441151
12 Oita Trinita 381214124245350
13 Fagiano Okayama 381391643581548
14 Shonan Bellmare 381210164648246
15 Ehime FC 3810141444541044
16 Kataller Toyama 3811101736531743
17 Mito HollyHock 38119184049942
18 Yokohama FC 381181940541441
19 Gainare Tottori 38872336602431
20 FC Gifu 38662639834424
Updated to match(es) played on December 3, 2011. Source: J.League Division 2
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal differential; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head results; 5th disciplinary points; 6th draw. If two clubs are tied for first place, both clubs will be declared champions.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. FC Tokyo, as winners of the 2011 Emperor's Cup, also qualified for the group stage of the 2012 AFC Champions League

Results

Home \ Away BEL CON EHI FAG GAI GIF GIR HOL JEF KAT ROS SAG SAN SPA TOC TOK TRI VER VOR YFC
Shonan Bellmare 0–21–15–00–17–11–13–22–02–01–01–00–12–00–21–22–21–31–20–1
Consadole Sapporo 0–13–12–12–01–00–02–14–00–03–00–12–11–01–02–12–04–20–00–2
Ehime FC 0–02–02–33–22–00–30–10–11–01–12–20–21–22–20–51–12–10–10–0
Fagiano Okayama 1–11–01–12–11–23–00–10–11–14–02–42–11–22–20–20–00–41–01–0
Gainare Tottori 4–01–02–41–11–10–11–10–10–00–13–62–11–10–51–50–00–10–20–1
FC Gifu 0–11–31–11–32–31–32–10–21–11–14–43–20–10–10–20–11–30–24–3
Giravanz Kitakyushu 0–00–32–21–20–23–21–00–32–12–00–01–02–12–11–03–11–21–12–2
Mito HollyHock 0–01–23–11–13–11–21–01–03–00–00–52–12–20–12–30–21–12–10–1
JEF United Chiba 2–02–02–12–11–03–11–02–10–01–13–30–12–32–23–03–21–10–11–1
Kataller Toyama 2–31–22–10–24–21–01–22–01–21–10–31–12–31–31–01–01–50–20–2
Roasso Kumamoto 1–11–02–11–02–02–10–02–11–11–10–01–21–00–10–12–11–00–10–1
Sagan Tosu 2–01–01–26–01–02–02–32–11–00–12–22–11–21–20–02–13–11–12–0
Kyoto Sanga 1–04–00–02–11–03–11–00–22–10–00–10–03–11–11–42–01–01–21–1
Thespa Kusatsu 1–02–10–01–20–54–22–21–23–10–01–00–02–44–02–11–10–02–01–1
Tochigi SC 0–31–11–20–01–00–12–10–00–01–20–10–01–02–12–12–12–40–12–1
FC Tokyo 1–10–01–13–03–04–02–02–01–01–05–01–06–11–00–01–21–11–03–0
Oita Trinita 3–10–12–11–02–12–12–20–01–11–22–20–01–31–21–00–00–02–21–0
Tokyo Verdy 2–22–11–24–00–03–04–03–21–01–25–20–21–11–30–00–01–21–07–2
Tokushima Vortis 4–00–22–22–21–04–10–11–11–03–11–00–32–13–00–40–21–22–24–1
Yokohama FC 3–21–20–10–10–11–11–21–01–11–21–21–21–22–02–00–12–22–10–1
Updated to match(es) played on December 3, 2011. Source: J. League Division 2
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [3]
1 Flag of Japan.svg Yohei Toyoda Sagan Tosu
23
2 Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Abe Tokyo Verdy
16
3 Flag of Japan.svg Masaki Fukai JEF United Chiba
14
Flag of Japan.svg Manabu Saitō Ehime FC
14
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Ricardo Lobo Tochigi SC
12
Flag of Japan.svg Yoshihiro Uchimura Consadole Sapporo
12
7 Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhito Morishima Oita Trinita
11
8 Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto César FC Tokyo
10
Flag of Japan.svg Ryota Hayasaka Sagan Tosu
10
Flag of Japan.svg Tomoki Ikemoto Giravanz Kitakyushu
10
Flag of Japan.svg Yuya Kubo Kyoto Sanga
10

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 FC Tokyo 333,68035,9116,79517,562−30.1%
2 Consadole Sapporo 199,16239,2434,60910,482−2.4%
3 JEF United Chiba 183,91116,3606,9559,680−17.2%
4 Oita Trinita 166,80727,5194,8598,779−16.1%
5 Sagan Tosu 146,89322,5323,7247,731+16.6%
6 Fagiano Okayama 137,91110,4904,1117,258+1.4%
7 Shonan Bellmare 131,91810,4253,6806,943−37.4%
8 Roasso Kumamoto 131,62425,0052,8476,928+0.3%
9 Kyoto Sanga 119,59112,2872,3866,294−40.1%
10 Yokohama FC 109,63216,8131,8535,770−0.4%
11 Tokyo Verdy 108,48228,8322,1645,710+1.3%
12 Tokushima Vortis 98,92511,9162,1655,207+12.9%
13 Tochigi SC 93,8489,9532,4934,939+18.8%
14 FC Gifu 78,2736,6842,1504,120+32.6%
15 Giravanz Kitakyushu 76,9767,0801,3364,051−3.3%
16 Gainare Tottori 70,1528,2121,7873,692+5.8%
17 Ehime FC 66,0227,6341,5633,475−20.8%
18 Mito HollyHock 63,6375,2271,2733,349−7.2%
19 Kataller Toyama 62,2338,6631,7163,275−26.6%
20 Thespa Kusatsu 61,0186,5201,2663,211−27.4%
League total2,440,69539,2431,2666,423−4.1%

Updated to games played on December 3, 2011
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.
Team played previous season in JFL.

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References

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