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2003 J.League Division 2

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Season  2003
Goals scored  678 (2.57 per match)
Matches played  264
2003 J.League Division 2
Champions  Albirex Niigata !Albirex Niigata 1st J2 title 1st D2 title
Promoted  Albirex Niigata !Albirex Niigata Sanfrecce Hiroshima !Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Top goalscorer  Marcus (32 goals total)

The 2003 J. League Division 2 season was the 32nd season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 5th season since the establishment of J2 League.

Contents

In this season, twelve clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format. The top two received promotion to the J. League Division 1. There were no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.

Promotion and Relegation

To be completed

Changes in Competition Formats

To be completed

Changes in clubs

To be completed

Participating clubs

Following twelve clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2003 season. Of these clubs, Consadole Sapporo and Sanfrecce Hiroshima were relegated from Division 1 last year.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Albirex Niigata
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHocks
  • Omiya Ardija
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F.C.
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Sagan Tosu
  • League Format

    Twelve clubs will play in quadruple round-robin format, a total of 44 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 are promoted to J1.

    Final League Table

    Updated to games played on November 23, 2003.
    Source: J. League Division 2
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

    Final Results

    Rounds 1 & 2

    Updated to games played on July 6, 2003.
    Source: J. League Division 2
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
    For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

    Rounds 3 & 4

    Updated to games played on November 23, 2003.
    Source: J. League Division 2
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
    For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

    Attendance Figures

    Updated to games played on November 23, 2003
    Source: J. League Division 2

    Notes:
    Team played previous season in J1.

    References

    2003 J.League Division 2 Wikipedia


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