J. League Division 2

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J. League Division 2
Country Japan
Confederation AFC
Founded 1999
Level 2
Number of teams 24
Promotion to J. League Division 1
Relegation to Football League


J. League Division 2 (Jリーグ・ディビジョン2 J Rīgu Dibijon 2?) or J2 League (J2リーグ J2 Rīgu?) is part of the Japanese football club system.

J2 League is the second grouping of Japan Professional Football League (日本プロサッカーリーグ Nippon Puro Sakkā Rīgu?).

Club guide[change | edit source]

There are 20+ Division 2 (J2) teams.[1]

The list of clubs in the league has changed over time.[2] In 2013, the J2 teams are:

Champions[change | edit source]

Season Champions Runner-up Third place
1999 Kawasaki Frontale Tokyo Oita Trinita
2000 Consadole Sapporo Urawa Red Diamonds Oita Trinita
2001 Kyoto Purple Sanga Vegalta Sendai Montedio Yamagata
2002 Oita Trinita Cerezo Osaka Albirex Niigata
2003 Albirex Niigata Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kawasaki Frontale
2004 Kawasaki Frontale Omiya Ardija Avispa Fukuoka
2005 Kyoto Purple Sanga Avispa Fukuoka Ventforet Kofu
2006 Yokohama Kashiwa Reysol Vissel Kobe
2007 Consadole Sapporo Tokyo Verdy Kyoto Sanga
2008 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Montedio Yamagata Vegalta Sendai
2009 Vegalta Sendai Cerezo Osaka Shonan Bellmare
2010 Kashiwa Reysol Ventforet Kofu Avispa Fukuoka
2011 F.C. Tokyo Sagan Tosu Consadole Sapporo
2012 Ventforet Kofu Shonan Bellmare Kyoto Sanga

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Japan Professional Football League (J.League), 2012 Club Guide; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  2. Jsoccer.com, "Japan J.League Teams", 2010; retrieved 2012-3-2.
  3. J.League, Avispa Fukuoka; Avispa Fukuoka (Japanese); retrieved 2012-7-9.
  4. J.League, Consadole Sapporo; Consadole Sapporo (Japanese). Retrieved 2012-3-9.
  5. J.League, Ehime FC; Ehime FC; retrieved 2012-2-27.
  6. J.League, Fagiano Okayama; Fagiano Okayama; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  7. J.League, FC Gifu; FC Gifu; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  8. J.League, Gainare Tottori; Gainare Tottori; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  9. J.League, Gama Osaka; Gamba Osaka (English); (Japanese). Retrieved 2012-3-9.
  10. J.League, Giravanz Kitakyushu; Giravanz Kitakyushu (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  11. J.League, JEF United Chiba; JEF United Chiba (Japanese); retrieved 2012-2-27.
  12. J.League, Kataller Toyama; Kataller Toyama; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  13. J.League, Kyoto Sanga F.C.; Kyoto Sanga F.C.; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  14. J.League, Matsumoto Yamaga FC; Matsumoto Yamaga F.C.; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  15. J.League, Mito Hollyhock; Mito Hollyhock (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  16. J.League, Montedio Yamagata; Montedio Yamagata (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  17. J.League, Roasso Kumamoto; Roasso Kumamoto; retrieved 2012-2-27.
  18. J.League, Thespa Kusatsu; Thespa Kusatsu (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  19. J.League, Tochigi SC; Tochigi SC (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  20. J.League, Tokushima Vortis; Tokushima Vortis; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  21. J.League, Tokyo Verdy; Tokyo Verdy; retrieved 2012-2-27.
  22. J.League, Vissel Kobe; Vissel Kobe (Japanese). Retrieved 2012-3-9.
  23. J.League, V-Varen Nagasaki; V-Varen Nagasaki (Japanese). Retrieved 2013-1-15.
  24. J.League, Yokohama FC; Yokohama FC; retrieved 2012-3-9.

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