2011 J.League Division 2
Template:Infobox football league season 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. Due to the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the season was put on hold from March 12 to April 23.
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.
Teams[edit source | edit]
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. 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.
|Club Name||Home 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|
|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||Tokyo||Relegated from J1 League in 2010|
|Yokohama FC||Yokohama, Kanagawa|
League table[edit source | edit]
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Results[edit source | edit]
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Top scorers[edit source | edit]
|1||Yohei Toyoda||Sagan Tosu|
|2||Takuma Abe||Tokyo Verdy|
|3||Masaki Fukai||JEF United Chiba|
|Manabu Saitō||Ehime FC|
|5||Ricardo Lobo||Tochigi SC|
|Yoshihiro Uchimura||Consadole Sapporo|
|7||Yasuhito Morishima||Oita Trinita|
|8||Roberto César||FC Tokyo|
|Ryota Hayasaka||Sagan Tosu|
|Tomoki Ikemoto||Giravanz Kitakyushu|
|Yuya Kubo||Kyoto Sanga|
Attendance[edit source | edit]
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References[edit source | edit]
- "2011 J. League tournament details" (in Japanese). J.League official website. Archived from the original on 2010-12-24.
- "J.League agrees to resume games on April 23". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "J2 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
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