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J. League
Season 2007
Champions Kashima Antlers
5th J. League title
5th Japanese title
Relegated Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Ventforet Kofu
Consadole Sapporo
Champions League Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds
Gamba Osaka
(all to the group stage)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 867 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorer Juninho (22 goals total)
Highest attendance 62,132 (Round 33,
Red Diamonds vs. Antlers)
Lowest attendance 4,114 (Round 30,
Yokohama F.C. vs. Ardija)
Average attendance 19,081
2006
2008

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

Contents

General

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Promotion and relegation

Changes in Competition Formats

  • In the past, J. League Champion qualified to A3 Champions Cup, but since 2007 this berth is given to the the Nabisco Cup winner.
  • J. League champion receives the host spot at the FIFA Club World Cup, unless a Japanese club receives the AFC spot as the ACL winner.

Changes in clubs

Honours

Competition Champion Runner-Up 3rd 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

J. League Division 1 (J1)

2007 J1 clubs

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

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Omiya Ardija
  • JEF United Chiba
  • Kashiwa Reysol Arrowupgreen.png
  • F.C. Tokyo
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Yokohama F.C. Arrowupgreen.png
  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Albirex Nigata
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagayo Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Vissel Kobe Arrowupgreen.png
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Oita Trinita

2007 J1 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:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results

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

none

2007 J1 Table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kashima Antlers  (C) 34 22 6 6 60 36 +24 72 Qualification to 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage 1, 2
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 20 10 4 55 28 +27 70
3 Gamba Osaka 34 19 10 5 71 37 +34 67
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 18 7 9 53 36 +17 61
5 Kawasaki Frontale 34 14 12 8 66 48 +18 54
6 Albirex Niigata 34 15 6 13 48 47 +1 51
7 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 14 8 12 54 35 +19 50
8 Kashiwa Reysol 34 14 8 12 43 36 +7 50
9 Júbilo Iwata 34 15 4 15 54 55 −1 49
10 Vissel Kobe 34 13 8 13 58 48 +10 47
11 Nagoya Grampus Eight 34 13 6 15 43 45 −2 45
12 F.C. Tokyo 34 14 3 17 49 58 −9 45
13 JEF United Chiba 34 12 6 16 51 56 −5 42
14 Oita Trinita 34 12 5 17 42 60 −18 41
15 Omiya Ardija 34 8 11 15 24 40 −16 35
16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima  (R) 34 8 8 18 44 71 −27 32 Promotion/Relegation Series
17 Ventforet Kofu  (R) 34 7 6 21 33 65 −32 27 Relegation to J2
18 Yokohama F.C.  (R) 34 4 4 26 19 66 −47 16

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
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 2006 Emperor's Cup runners-up.
2 Gamba Osaka qualifies to Pan-Pacific Championship as the Nabisco Cup winner.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

2007 J1 results

Home \ Away1 ALB ANT ARD FRO GAM GRA JEF JÚB REY SFR SSP TOK TRI URA VEN VIS YFC YFM
Albirex Niigata 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 0–6
Kashima Antlers 3–1 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–1
Omiya Ardija 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–0
Kawasaki Frontale 4–3 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 3–0 2–1 5–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–0 1–2
Gamba Osaka 3–1 5–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 5–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 6–2 1–0 0–1 5–0 1–1 2–1 0–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2–0 3–0 5–0 2–2 1–4 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–3
JEF United Chiba 1–2 3–3 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–2 6–0 2–4 3–2 4–2 4–0 2–3
Júbilo Iwata 2–4 1–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 4–2 0–1 5–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–3 3–0 1–0
Kashiwa Reysol 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–5 2–0 2–4 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3
Shimizu S-Pulse 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
F.C. Tokyo 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–7 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 2–4 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1
Oita Trinita 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–4 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–4 0–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 0–3
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1
Ventforet Kofu 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–6 3–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–4 4–3 1–0 1–1
Vissel Kobe 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 5–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 4–1 3–0 0–0
Yokohama F.C. 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–4 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 1–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–0 2–3 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 5–0 0–1 1–0 1–4 8–1

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 1
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

2007 J1 Golden Boot ranking

Pos Footballer Club Goals PK GP Shots Golas Per Game
1st
Brazil Juninho Kawasaki Frontale
22
0/1
31
125
0.72
2nd
Brazil Bare Gamba Osaka
20
0/0
31
127
0.70
3rd
Brazil Edmilson Albirex Niigata
19
4/4
29
122
0.67
4th
Brazil Ueslei Sanfrecce Hiroshima
17
5/6
29
150
0.60
5th
Brazil Washington Urawa Red Diamonds
16
1/3
26
94
0.66
6th
Brazil Leandro Vissel Kobe
15
0/0
32
73
0.52
7th
Japan Hideo Oshima Yokohama F. Marinos
14
0/0
30
58
0.49
Japan Yoshito Okubo Vissel Kobe
14
3/5
31
92
0.47
Brazil Marquinhos Kashima Antlers
14
0/0
31
110
0.46
10th
Norway Frode Johnsen Nagoya Grampus Eight
13
1/1
26
60
0.51
South Korea Cho Jae-Jin Shimizu S-Pulse
13
0/0
28
65
0.51

J. League Division 2 (J2)

2007 J2 clubs

Following thirteen clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2007 season. Of these clubs, Avispa Fukuoka, Cerezo Osaka, and Kyoto Sanga F.C. relegated from J1 last year.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vegalta Sendai
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHock
  • Thespa Kusatsu
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Kyoto Sanga F.C. Arrowdownred.png
  • Cerezo Osaka Arrowdownred.png
  • Tokushima Vortis
  • Ehime F.C.
  • Avispa Fukuoka Arrowdownred.png
  • Sagan Tosu

2007 J2 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:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results

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

none

2007 J2 Table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Consadole Sapporo  (C) (P) 48 27 10 11 66 45 +21 91 Promotion to J1
2 Tokyo Verdy 1969  (P) 48 26 11 11 90 57 +33 89
3 Kyoto Sanga  (P) 48 24 14 10 80 59 +21 86 Promotion/Relegation Series
4 Vegalta Sendai 48 24 11 13 72 54 +18 83
5 Cerezo Osaka 48 24 8 16 72 55 +17 80
6 Shonan Bellmare 48 23 8 17 72 55 +17 77
7 Avispa Fukuoka 48 22 7 19 77 61 +16 73
8 Sagan Tosu 48 21 9 18 63 66 −3 72
9 Montedio Yamagata 48 15 13 20 46 56 −10 58
10 Ehime F.C. 48 12 9 27 39 66 −27 45
11 Thespa Kusatsu 48 7 21 20 42 71 −29 42
12 Mito HollyHock 48 8 10 30 32 70 −38 34
13 Tokushima Vortis 48 6 15 27 31 67 −36 33

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 2
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

2007 J2 Results

Rounds 1 & 2

Home \ Away1 AVI BEL CER CON EHI HOL MON SAG SAN SPA VEG VER VOR
Avispa Fukuoka 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–4 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1
Shonan Bellmare 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–4 4–1 2–4 3–2 1–2 3–0 2–1
Cerezo Osaka 2–0 1–4 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–1
Consadole Sapporo 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–3 1–1
Ehime F.C. 0–0 0–4 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–4 1–3 0–1
Mito HollyHock 1–4 0–2 1–3 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–1
Montedio Yamagata 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0
Sagan Tosu 0–5 0–5 1–0 0–1 0–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Kyoto Sanga 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–4 1–1
Thespa Kusatsu 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2
Tokyo Verdy 1969 4–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–5 1–0 3–1 1–3 5–0 2–1 0–3
Tokushima Vortis 0–1 0–2 0–4 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–4 0–0 2–2 0–1

Updated to games played on July 7, 2007
Source: J. League Division 2
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Rounds 3 & 4

Home \ Away1 AVI BEL CER CON EHI HOL MON SAG SAN SPA VEG VER VOR
Avispa Fukuoka 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0
Shonan Bellmare 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–0
Cerezo Osaka 4–0 2–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–3 2–2 3–1
Consadole Sapporo 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–0
Ehime F.C. 3–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–0
Mito HollyHock 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0
Montedio Yamagata 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0
Sagan Tosu 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–1
Kyoto Sanga 4–3 2–1 2–2 2–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1
Thespa Kusatsu 1–5 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–0 2–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–4 2–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2–0 3–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Tokushima Vortis 0–3 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–3

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 2
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

2007 J2 Golden Boots ranking

Pos Footballer Club Goals PK GP Shots Golas Per Game
1st
Brazil Hulk Tokyo Verdy 1969
37
6/6
42
229
0.90
2nd
Brazil Alex Avispa Fukuoka
26
9/10
45
111
0.61
3rd
Japan Yoshihito Fujita Sagan Tosu
24
3/3
44
92
0.56
Brazil Paulinho Kyoto Sanga F.C.
24
3/4
43
174
0.57
5th
Japan Tatsuya Furuhashi Cerezo Osaka
18
1/2
47
125
0.40
6th
Brazil Davi Consadole Sapporo
17
0/1
39
89
0.45
7th
Brazil Lincoln Avispa Fukuoka
16
1/2
39
71
0.49
8th
Brazil Andre Kyoto Sanga F.C.
15
0/0
31
69
0.64
9th
Japan Hiroki Bandai Vegalta Sendai
14
3/3
40
70
0.51
Brazil Lopes Vegalta Sendai
14
6/7
42
153
0.34

Promotion & Relegation

Clubs relegated (J1 to J2)

  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Yokohama F.C.

Clubs promoted (J2 to J1)

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969

Promotion and relegation series 2007

The game was conducted between Kyoto Sanga F.C. from J2 and J1's Sanfrecce Hiroshima. After two games, Kyoto Sanga F.C. edged Sanfrecche Hiroshima with 2–1 aggregate score and earned their promotion to Division 1.

December 5, 2007
19:00
Kyoto Sanga 2 – 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto
Attendance: 12,637
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
Tahara Goal 28'39' Report Hirashige Goal 88'

December 8, 2007
16:00
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 – 0 Kyoto Sanga Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 23,162
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
Report

Awards

Individual

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

Best Eleven

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Ryōta Tsuzuki (1) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
DF Daiki Iwamasa (1) Kashima Antlers  Japan
DF Marcus Tulio Tanaka (4) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
DF Satoshi Yamaguchi (1) Gamba Osaka  Japan
MF Yuki Abe (3) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
MF Keita Suzuki (2) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
MF Robson Ponte (1) Urawa Red Diamonds  Brazil
MF Kengo Nakamura (2) Kawasaki Frontale  Japan
MF Yasuhito Endo (5) Gamba Osaka  Japan
FW Juninho (1) Kawasaki Frontale  Brazil
FW Baré (1) Gamba Osaka  Brazil

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

Attendance

Team Attendance
(Average)
Division 1 Division 2
Urawa Red Diamonds 793,347
(46,667)
Albirex Niigata 650,698
(38,276)
F.C. Tokyo 429,934
(25,290)
Yokohama F. Marinos 408,656
(24,039)
Oita Trinita 335,896
(19,759)
Gamba Osaka 296,465
(17,439)
Kawasaki Frontale 294,751
(17,338)
Júbilo Iwata 278,109
(16,359)
Kashima Antlers 276,058
(16,239)
Shimizu S-Pulse 271,180
(15,952)
Nagoya Grampus Eight 264,939
(15,585)
Vegalta Sendai 352,432
(14,685)
JEF United Chiba 240,535
(14,149)
Yokohama F.C. 238,662
(14,039)
Ventforet Kofu 233,476
(13,734)
Kashiwa Reysol 220,442
(12,967)
Vissel Kobe 211,822
(12,460)
Consadole Sapporo 290,676
(12,112)
Omiya Ardija 199,602
(11,741)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 194,199
(11,423)
Avispa Fukuoka 228,702
(9,529)
Tokyo Verdy 1969 175,850
(7,327)
Kyoto Sanga 159,105
(6,629)
Cerezo Osaka 159,044
(6,627)
Sagan Tosu 146,731
(6,114)
Shonan Bellmare 112,254
(4,677)
Montedio Yamagata 101,836
(4,243)
Thespa Kusatsu 91,401
(3,808)
Ehime F.C. 79,619
(3,317)
Tokushima Vortis 78,936
(3,289)
Mito HollyHock 57,957
(2,415)

External links



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

Contents

General

Promotion and relegation

Changes in Competition Formats

  • In the past, J.LEAGUE Champion qualified to A3 Champions Cup, but from 2007, the Nabisco Cup winner receives the A3 berth.
  • J.LEAGUE champion receives the host spot at the FIFA Club World Cup, unless a Japanese club receives the AFC spot as the ACL winner.

Changes in clubs

Honours

Competition Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
J. League Division 1 Template:Antlers Template:Red Diamonds Template:Gamba
J. League Division 2 Template:Consadole Tokyo Verdy 1969 Template:Sanga
Emperor's Cup Template:Antlers Template:Sanfrecce Template:Frontale
Template:Gamba Osaka
Nabisco Cup Template:Gamba Osaka Template:Frontale Template:Antlers
Template:F Marinos
XEROX Super Cup Template:Gamba Template:Red Diamonds n/a

J. League Division 1

2007 J1 clubs

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

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Omiya Ardija
  • JEF United Chiba
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • F.C. Tokyo
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Yokohama F.C.
  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Albirex Nigata
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagayo Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Vissel Kobe
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Oita Trinita

2007 J1 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:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results

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

none

2007 J1 results

The home team is listed in the left-hand column.

 ALBFCTGMBJEFJUBKASKSHKAWNAGOITOMISANSHIURAVENVISYFCYFM
ALB XXX2-12-10-11-11-11-22-04-00-21-02-10-22-23-13-13-10-6
FCT 1-3XXX1-14-10-11-20-10-70-11-21-22-42-00-22-13-11-02-1
GMB 3-16-2XXX2-05-25-12-12-23-11-01-03-01-10-15-01-12-10-2
JEF 1-23-21-2XXX3-23-31-11-30-26-01-01-31-32-43-24-24-02-3
JUB 2-45-21-11-0XXX1-34-01-31-02-10-04-20-10-22-12-33-01-0
KAS 3-11-20-13-12-1XXX1-04-12-13-00-05-13-00-12-03-22-11-1
KSH 0-02-01-21-04-00-1XXX4-02-02-00-02-01-30-21-11-31-11-0
KAW 4-35-24-11-12-31-00-0XXX1-12-21-13-02-11-11-12-11-11-2
NAG 2-00-11-42-00-03-02-02-2XXX1-25-02-31-21-21-12-00-00-3
OIT 1-10-00-40-11-02-22-12-01-3XXX3-13-41-22-24-12-02-00-3
OMI 2-10-20-30-10-21-21-11-11-01-2XXX1-01-21-11-21-31-00-0
SAN 0-00-52-22-20-10-11-11-11-32-02-1XXX2-12-42-21-10-21-3
SHI 3-11-33-12-22-11-20-13-13-02-02-23-1XXX0-12-01-01-01-1
URA 1-03-21-11-12-10-11-11-20-02-10-14-10-0XXX2-02-02-11-1
VEN 0-10-11-20-11-60-13-21-30-22-00-02-10-01-4XXX4-31-01-1
VIS 0-10-02-22-14-01-12-11-15-01-30-03-21-01-24-1XXX3-00-0
YFC 0-20-21-10-11-20-12-40-11-22-10-11-21-11-00-20-3XXX1-0
YFM 1-00-10-01-04-12-30-22-10-25-00-22-20-20-11-01-48-1XXX

2007 J1 final standings

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Note
1.Template:Antlers (C)723422666036+242007 J. League Division 1 Champion
Qualifies to 2008 ACL, and Super Cup
2.Template:Red Diamonds7034201045528+27Qualifies to 2008 ACL
3.Template:Gamba6734191057137+34Qualifies to 2008 ACL, A3 and PPCC
4.Template:S-Pulse613418795336+17
5.Template:Frontale5434141286648+18
6.Template:Albirex5134156134847+1
7.Template:F Marinos5034148125435+19
8.Template:Reysol5034148124336+7
9.Template:Jubilo4934154155455-1
10.Template:Vissel4734138135848+10
11.Nagoya Grampus Eight4534136154345-2
12.Template:FC Tokyo4534143174958-9
13.Template:JEF4234126165156-5
14.Template:Trinita4134125174260-18
15.Template:Ardija3534811152440-16
16.Template:Sanfrecce (R)323488184471-27Lost the Pro/Rele Series and Relegated to Division 2
17.Template:Ventforet (R)273476213365-32
Relegate to J. League 2
18.Template:Yokohama FC (R)163444261966-47

Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2006 Emperor's Cup and 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 2006 Emperor's Cup runners-up.
Gamba Osaka qualifies to A3 and PPC as the Nabisco Cup winner.

2007 J1 Golden Boots ranking

PosFootballerClubGoalsPKGPShotsGolas Per Game
1st
Template:Country data BRA JuninhoKawasaki Frontale
22
0/1
31
125
0.72
2nd
Template:Country data BRA BareGamba Osaka
20
0/0
31
127
0.70
3rd
Template:Country data BRA EdmilsonAlbirex Niigata
19
4/4
29
122
0.67
4th
Template:Country data BRA UesleiSanfrecce Hiroshima
17
5/6
29
150
0.60
5th
Template:Country data BRA WashingtonUrawa Red Diamonds
16
1/3
26
94
0.66
6th
Template:Country data BRA LeandroVissel Kobe
15
0/0
32
73
0.52
7th
Template:Country data JPN Hideo OshimaYokohama F. Marinos
14
0/0
30
58
0.49
Template:Country data JPN Yoshito OkuboVissel Kobe
14
3/5
31
92
0.47
Template:Country data BRA MarquinhosKashima Antlers
14
0/0
31
110
0.46
10th
Template:Country data NOR Frode JohnsenNagoya Grampus Eight
13
1/1
26
60
0.51
Template:Country data KOR Cho Jae-JinShimizu S-Pulse
13
0/0
28
65
0.51

J. League Division 2

2007 J2 clubs

Following thirteen clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2007 season. Of these clubs, Avispa Fukuoka, Cerezo Osaka, and Kyoto Sanga F.C. relegated from J1 last year.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vegalta Sendai
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHocks
  • Thespa Kusatsu
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Kyoto Sanga F.C.
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Tokushima Vortis
  • Ehime F.C.
  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Sagan Tosu

2007 J2 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:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results

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

none

2007 J2 final standings

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Note
1.Template:Consadole (C)91482710116645+212007 J. League Division 2 Champion
Promoted to Division 1
2.Tokyo Verdy 1969 (P)89482611119057+33Promoted to Division 1
3.Template:Sanga (P)86482414108059+21Won the Pro/Rele Series and Promoted to Division 1
4.Template:Vegalta83482411137254+18
5.Template:Cerezo8048248167255+17
6.Template:Bellmare7748238177255+17
7.Template:Avispa7348227197761+16
8.Template:Sagan7248219186366-3
9.Template:Montedio58481513204656-10
10.Template:Ehime FC4548129273966-27
11.Template:Thespa4248721204271-29
12.Template:Hollyhock3448810303270-38
13.Template:Vortis3348615273167-36

2007 J2 Golden Boots ranking

PosFootballerClubGoalsPKGPShotsGolas Per Game
1st
Template:Country data BRA HulkTokyo Verdy 1969
37
6/6
42
229
0.90
2nd
Template:Country data BRA AlexAvispa Fukuoka
26
9/10
45
111
0.61
3rd
Template:Country data JPN Yoshihito FujitaSagan Tosu
24
3/3
44
92
0.56
Template:Country data BRA PaulinhoKyoto Sanga F.C.
24
3/4
43
174
0.57
5th
Template:Country data JPN Tatsuya FuruhashiCerezo Osaka
18
1/2
47
125
0.40
6th
Template:Country data BRA DaviConsadole Sapporo
17
0/1
39
89
0.45
7th
Template:Country data BRA LincolnAvispa Fukuoka
16
1/2
39
71
0.49
8th
Template:Country data BRA AndreKyoto Sanga F.C.
15
0/0
31
69
0.64
9th
Template:Country data JPN Hiroki BandaiVegalta Sendai
14
3/3
40
70
0.51
Template:Country data BRA LopesVegalta Sendai
14
6/7
42
153
0.34

Promotion & Relegation

Clubs relegated (J1 to J2)

  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Yokohama F.C.

Clubs promoted (J2 to J1)

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969

Promotion and relegation series 2007

The game was conducted between Kyoto Sanga F.C. from J2 and J1's Sanfrecce Hiroshima. After two games, Kyoto Sanga F.C. edged Sanfrecche Hiroshima with 2-1 results and earned their promotion to Division 1.

December 5, 2007
19:00
Template:Sanga 2 - 1 Template:Sanfrecce Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto
Attendance: 12,637
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
28' Yutaka Tahara
39' Yutaka Tahara
Official Report 88' Ryuichi Hirashige

December 8, 2007
16:00
Template:Sanfrecce 0 - 0 Template:Sanga Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 23,162
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
Official Report

Awards

Individual

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Player of the YearTemplate:Country data BRA Robson PonteUrawa Red Diamonds
Young Player of the YearTemplate:Country data JPN Takanori SugenoYokohama FC
Manager of the YearTemplate:Country data BRA Oswaldo de OliveiraKashima Antlers
Top Scorer Template:Country data BRA JuninhoKawasaki Frontale22 goals
Fair Play Player Award Template:Country data JPN Daisuke SakataYokohama F. Marinos
Template:Country data JPN Teruyoshi ItoShimizu S-Pulse
Template:Country data JPN Hisato SatōSanfrecce Hiroshima
Referee of the YearTemplate:Country data JPN Masayoshi Okada
Assistant Referee of the YearTemplate:Country data JPN Toru Sagara
Meritoriousness Player Award Template:Country data JPN Yasuto Honda
Template:Country data BRA Amaral
Template:Country data JPN Shoji Jo

Best Eleven

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Ryōta Tsuzuki (1) Urawa Red Diamonds Template:Country data JPN
DF Daiki Iwamasa (1) Kashima Antlers Template:Country data JPN
DF Marcus Tulio Tanaka (4) Urawa Red Diamonds Template:Country data JPN
DF Satoshi Yamaguchi (1) Gamba Osaka Template:Country data JPN
MF Yuki Abe (3) Urawa Red Diamonds Template:Country data JPN
MF Keita Suzuki (2) Urawa Red Diamonds Template:Country data JPN
MF Robson Ponte (1) Urawa Red Diamonds Template:Country data BRA
MF Kengo Nakamura (2) Kawasaki Frontale Template:Country data JPN
MF Yasuhito Endo (5) Gamba Osaka Template:Country data JPN
FW Juninho (1) Kawasaki Frontale Template:Country data BRA
FW Baré (1) Gamba Osaka Template:Country data BRA

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

Attendance

TeamAttendance
(Average)
Division 1Division 2
Template:Red Diamonds 793,347
(46,667)
Template:Albirex 650,698
(38,276)
Template:FC Tokyo 429,934
(25,290)
Template:F Marinos 408,656
(24,039)
Template:Trinita 335,896
(19,759)
Template:Gamba 296,465
(17,439)
Template:Frontale 294,751
(17,338)
Template:Jubilo 278,109
(16,359)
Template:Antlers 276,058
(16,239)
Template:S-Pulse 271,180
(15,952)
Nagoya Grampus Eight 264,939
(15,585)
Template:Vegalta 352,432
(14,685)
Template:JEF 240,535
(14,149)
Template:Yokohama FC 238,662
(14,039)
Template:Ventforet 233,476
(13,734)
Template:Reysol 220,442
(12,967)
Template:Vissel 211,822
(12,460)
Template:Consadole 290,676
(12,112)
Template:Ardija 199,602
(11,741)
Template:Sanfrecce 194,199
(11,423)
Template:Avispa 228,702
(9,529)
Tokyo Verdy 1969 175,850
(7,327)
Template:Sanga 159,105
(6,629)
Template:Cerezo 159,044
(6,627)
Template:Sagan 146,731
(6,114)
Template:Bellmare 112,254
(4,677)
Template:Montedio 101,836
(4,243)
Template:Thespa 91,401
(3,808)
Template:Ehime FC 79,619
(3,317)
Template:Vortis 78,936
(3,289)
Template:Hollyhock 57,957
(2,415)

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