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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Who is the J. League's Most Successful Club - 2011 Update

Barry Barry writes

OK, so another year has passed since the last update, so let's add in last year's trophy distribution. We forgot to update in the off season, so here we go for 2011! As always, the system is as follows:

League title - 3 Points
League runners up - 1 Point

Cup win - 2 Points

Cup runners up - .5 Points

Continental cups are counted, but show-piece super cups aren't. So without further ado, here's the rankings of the top performing clubs since the professionalisation of the game in 1992:

1) Kashima Antlers 39.5
2) Jubilo Iwata 23
3) Yokohama F. Marinos 18
4) Tokyo Verdy 18
5) Urawa Red Diamonds 15
6) Gamba Osaka 13
7) S-Pulse 10.5 

8) Nagoya Grampus 9
9) Kashiwa Reysol 6
- ) FC Tokyo 6
10) Kawasaki Frontale 4.5
- ) JEF United 4.5

Kashima, even in a mediocre season for them, extend their lead by winning the league cup. Tokyo jump up into 9th along with Reysol who surprised everyone with their league title win.

See you next year!


Amir/Iran said...

Hi Barry!

Is the rating system yours? I mean giving 3 points to league title and so forth. And by Cup, you meant just Emperor cup or both Emperor and Nabisco cups?

Barry said...


The points system is purely mine, and it includes the Nabisco Cup. :)