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2002 J.League Division 1

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Template:Infobox football league season The 2002 season was the tenth season since the establishment of the J.League. The league began on March 2, 2002 and ended on November 30, 2002. The Suntory Championship was not held, because Júbilo Iwata was winner of both stages. At the end Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Consadole Sapporo were relegated to J2.

General[edit source | edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit source | edit]

Changes in competition formats[edit source | edit]

  • Extra time was scratched for J.League Division 2. After regulation time, clubs in J2 now receives 3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, and 0pts for a loss. (NOTE: J1 still has extra time)

Changes in clubs[edit source | edit]

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Honours[edit source | edit]

Competition Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
J.League Division 1 Júbilo Iwata Yokohama F. Marinos Gamba Osaka
J.League Division 2 Oita Trinita Cerezo Osaka Albirex Niigata
Emperor's Cup Kyoto Purple Sanga Kashima Antlers JEF United Ichihara
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Nabisco Cup Kashima Antlers Urawa Red Diamonds Gamba Osaka
Shimizu S-Pulse
Xerox Super Cup Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Antlers

Clubs[edit source | edit]

Lua error in Module:Location_map/multi at line 27: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/Japan Greater Tokyo area" does not exist. Following sixteen clubs participated in J.League Division 1 during 2002 season. Of these clubs, Kyoto Purple Sanga and Vegalta Sendai were promoted from Division 2.

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • JEF United Ichihara
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • FC Tokyo
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vissel Kobe
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Vegalta Sendai Arrowupgreen.png
  • Kyoto Purple Sanga Arrowupgreen.png

First stage[edit source | edit]

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Second stage[edit source | edit]

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Overall table[edit source | edit]

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Top scorers[edit source | edit]

Pos Footballer Club Goals PK GP Shots Goals Per Game
1st Japan Naohiro Takahara Júbilo Iwata 26 2/2 27 79 1.04
2nd Brazil Magrão Gamba Osaka 22 5/5 29 81 0.73
3rd Brazil Ueslei Nagoya Grampus Eight 20 2/2 27 115 0.76
4th Brazil Marcos Vegalta Sendai 18 2/2 24 79 0.72
5th Japan Masashi Nakayama Júbilo Iwata 16 1/1 29 79 0.54
Brazil Edmundo Tokyo Verdy 1969 16 5/5 26 110 0.57
South Korea Choi Yong-Soo JEF United Ichihara 16 7/8 23 74 0.68
8th Brazil Emerson Urawa Red Diamonds 15 1/1 24 118 0.61
Brazil Amaral FC Tokyo 15 4/4 29 72 0.54
10th Brazil Will Yokohama F. Marinos 14 2/2 24 97 0.55

Awards[edit source | edit]

Individual[edit source | edit]

Award Recipient Club Notes
Player of the Year Japan Naohiro Takahara Júbilo Iwata
Young Player of the Year Japan Keisuke Tsuboi Urawa Red Diamonds
Manager of the Year Japan Masakazu Suzuki Júbilo Iwata
Top scorer Japan Naohiro Takahara Júbilo Iwata 26 goals.

Best Eleven[edit source | edit]

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Hitoshi Sogahata (1) Kashima Antlers Template:Fb
DF Hideto Suzuki (1) Júbilo Iwata Template:Fb
DF Makoto Tanaka (2) Júbilo Iwata Template:Fb
DF Naoki Matsuda (2) Yokohama F. Marinos Template:Fb
MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (2) Kashima Antlers Template:Fb
MF Takashi Fukunishi (3) Júbilo Iwata Template:Fb
MF Toshiya Fujita (3) Júbilo Iwata Template:Fb
MF Hiroshi Nanami (2) Júbilo Iwata Template:Fb
FW Emerson (1) Urawa Red Diamonds Template:Fb
FW Naohiro Takahara (1) Júbilo Iwata Template:Fb
FW Masashi Nakayama (4) Júbilo Iwata Template:Fb

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

Attendance[edit source | edit]

Team Attendance
(Average)
Division 1 Division 2
Urawa Red Diamonds 394,445
(26,296)
Yokohama F. Marinos 361,613
(24,108)
FC Tokyo 332,597
(22,173)
Vegalta Sendai 327,925
(21,862)
Kashima Antlers 323,855
(21,590)
Albirex Niigata 472,507
(21,478)
Consadole Sapporo 287,098
(19,140)
Júbilo Iwata 248,462
(16,564)
Nagoya Grampus Eight 244,848
(16,323)
Tokyo Verdy 1969 226,926
(15,128)
Shimizu S-Pulse 224,443
(14,963)
Gamba Osaka 191,429
(12,762)
Oita Trinita 271,669
(12,349)
Kashiwa Reysol 169,716
(11,314)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 164,111
(10,941)
Vissel Kobe 157,011
(10,467)
Kyoto Purple Sanga 155,276
(10,352)
Cerezo Osaka 174,951
(7,952)
JEF United Ichihara 118,460
(7,897)
Avispa Fukuoka 142,808
(6,491)
Omiya Ardija 115,846
(5,266)
Kawasaki Frontale 115,431
(5,247)
Ventforet Kofu 108,108
(4,914)
Shonan Bellmare 100,125
(4,551)
Sagan Tosu 85,586
(3,890)
Montedio Yamagata 82,601
(3,755)
Yokohama FC 76,498
(3,477)
Mito HollyHock 60,262
(2,739)

External links[edit source | edit]

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