J.League

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J.League
Founded1992; 29 years ago (1992)
CountryJapan
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
DivisionsJ1 League
J2 League
J3 League
Number of teams56 + 2 under-23 teams
Level on pyramid1–3
Domestic cup(s)Fuji Xerox Super Cup
Emperor's Cup (National cup)
League cup(s)J.League YBC Levain CUP
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
Current championsJ1: Kawasaki Frontale (3rd title)
J2: Tokushima Vortis (1st title)
J3: Blaublitz Akita (2nd title)
(2020 season)
Most championshipsJ1: Kashima Antlers (8 titles)
J2: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo (3 titles)
J3: Blaublitz Akita (2 titles)
TV partnersLeagues:
DAZN
Cup:
Fuji TV
SkyPerfecTV
Websitewww.jleague.jp/en/
Former logo

The J.League (Japanese: Jリーグ, Hepburn: Jē Rīgu), officially Japan Professional Football League (Japanese: 日本プロサッカーリーグ, Hepburn: Nihon Puro Sakkā Rīgu, literally "Japan Pro Soccer League") is Japan's professional football league including the first division J1 League, second division J2 League and third division J3 League of the "Japanese association football league system". J1 League is one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football. It is currently sponsored by Meiji Yasuda Life and thus officially known as the Meiji Yasuda J.League (Japanese: 明治安田生命Jリーグ).

Champions[change | change source]

Year J1 Champions J2 Champions J3 Champions
1993 Verdy Kawasaki -
1994 Verdy Kawasaki
1995 Yokohama Marinos
1996 Kashima Antlers
1997 Júbilo Iwata
1998 Kashima Antlers
1999 Júbilo Iwata Kawasaki Frontale -
2000 Kashima Antlers Consadole Sapporo
2001 Kashima Antlers Kyoto Purple Sanga
2002 Júbilo Iwata Oita Trinita
2003 Yokohama F. Marinos Albirex Niigata
2004 Yokohama F. Marinos Kawasaki Frontale
2005 Gamba Osaka Kyoto Purple Sanga
2006 Urawa Reds Yokohama FC
2007 Kashima Antlers Consadole Sapporo
2008 Kashima Antlers Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2009 Kashima Antlers Vegalta Sendai
2010 Nagoya Grampus Kashiwa Reysol
2011 Kashiwa Reysol FC Tokyo
2012 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Ventforet Kofu
2013 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Gamba Osaka
2014 Gamba Osaka Shonan Bellmare Zweigen Kanazawa
2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Omiya Ardija Renofa Yamaguchi FC
2016 Kashima Antlers Consadole Sapporo Oita Trinita
2017 Kawasaki Frontale Shonan Bellmare Blaublitz Akita
2018 Kawasaki Frontale Matsumoto Yamaga FC FC Ryukyu
2019 Yokohama F. Marinos Kashiwa Reysol Giravanz Kitakyushu
2020 Kawasaki Frontale Tokushima Vortis Blaublitz Akita

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