Japan Soccer League

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Japan Soccer League
Country Japan
Confederation AFC
Founded 1965
Folded 1992
Most successful club Toyo Industries, Yomiuri (5)

Japan Soccer League (JSL)[1] is a former amateur football league in Japan.[2]

Champions[change | edit source]

Division 1[change | edit source]

Season Champions Runner-up Third place
1965 Toyo Industries Yawata Steel Furukawa Electric
1966 Toyo Industries Yawata Steel Furukawa Electric
1967 Toyo Industries Furukawa Electric Mitsubishi Motors
1968 Toyo Industries Yanmar Diesel Mitsubishi Motors
1969 Mitsubishi Motors Toyo Industries Yawata Steel
1970 Toyo Industries Mitsubishi Motors Hitachi
1971 Yanmar Diesel Mitsubishi Motors Nippon Steel
1972 Hitachi Yanmar Diesel Toyo Industries
1973 Mitsubishi Motors Hitachi Yanmar Diesel
1974 Yanmar Diesel Mitsubishi Motors Hitachi
1975 Yanmar Diesel Mitsubishi Motors Hitachi
1976 Furukawa Electric Mitsubishi Motors Fujita Industries
1977 Fujita Industries Mitsubishi Motors Hitachi
1978 Mitsubishi Motors Yanmar Diesel Fujita Industries
1979 Fujita Industries Yomiuri Hitachi
1980 Yanmar Diesel Fujita Industries Furukawa Electric
1981 Fujita Industries Yomiuri Mitsubishi Motors
1982 Mitsubishi Motors Hitachi Yanmar Diesel
1983 Yomiuri Nissan Motors Fujita Industries
1984 Yomiuri Nissan Motors Yamaha Motors
1985/86 Furukawa Electric Nippon Kokan Honda
1986/87 Yomiuri Nippon Kokan Mitsubishi Motors
1987/88 Yamaha Motors Nippon Kokan Mitsubishi Motors
1988/89 Nissan Motors All Nippon Airways Yamaha Motors
1989/90 Nissan Motors Yomiuri All Nippon Airways
1990/91 Yomiuri Nissan Motors Honda
1991/92 Yomiuri Nissan Motors Yamaha Motors

Division 2[change | edit source]

Season Champions Runner-up Third place
1972 Toyota Motors Tanabe Pharmaceuticals Kofu
1973 Eidai Industries Kofu Yomiuri
1974 Yomiuri Fujitsu Kyoto Shiko
1975 Tanabe Pharmaceuticals Yomiuri Fujitsu
1976 Fujitsu Yomiuri Tanabe Pharmaceuticals
1977 Yomiuri Nissan Motors Sumitomo Metals
1978 Honda Nissan Motors Kofu
1979 Toshiba Horikawa Yamaha Motors Fujitsu
1980 Honda Fujitsu Toshiba
1981 Nippon Kokan Nissan Motors Toshiba
1982 Yamaha Motors Toshiba Sumitomo Metals
1983 Nippon Kokan Sumitomo Metals Toshiba
1984 Sumitomo Metals All Nippon Airways Matsushita Electric
1985/86 Matsushita Electric Mazda Toshiba
1986/87 Sumitomo Metals Toyota Motors Tanabe Pharmaceuticals
1987/88 All Nippon Airways Matsushita Electric Toshiba
1988/89 Toshiba Hitachi Tanabe Pharmaceuticals
1989/90 Mitsubishi Motors Toyota Motors Mazda
1990/91 Hitachi Mazda Fujita
1991/92 Fujita Sumitomo Metals Yanmar Diesel

References[change | edit source]

  1. JSL is an English acronym. JSL stands for "Japan Soccer League".
  2. BBC.co.uk, "How football went Japanese," 17 May 2002; NHK.or.jp, "The J. League - the Japan Professional Football League," September 16, 2012; retrieved 2012-9-27.