J3 League

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J3 League
Founded2013; 8 years ago
CountryJapan
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams15 (2021 season)
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toJ2 League
Domestic cup(s)Emperor's Cup
Current championsBlaublitz Akita (2nd title)
(2020 season)
Most championshipsBlaublitz Akita (2 titles)
TV partnersDAZN
Websitewww.jleague.jp/en/
2021

J3 League (Japanese: J3リーグ, Hepburn: J3 Rīgu) or simply J3 is the third division of Japan Professional Football League (Japanese: 日本プロサッカーリーグ, Hepburn: Nihon Puro Sakkā Rīgu) that has established a third-tier professional association football league in Japan starting in 2013.

Championship/Promotion History[change | change source]

Season Winner Runner-up Third place
2014
Zweigen Kanazawa AC Nagano Parceiro FC Machida Zelvia
2015
Renofa Yamaguchi FC FC Machida Zelvia AC Nagano Parceiro
2016
Oita Trinita Tochigi SC AC Nagano Parceiro
2017
Blaublitz Akita Tochigi SC Azul Claro Numazu
2018
FC Ryukyu Kagoshima United FC Gainare Tottori
2019
Giravanz Kitakyushu Thespakusatsu Gunma Fujieda MYFC
2020
Blaublitz Akita SC Sagamihara AC Nagano Parceiro

* Bold designates the promoted club;
† Lost the J2–J3 playoffs;
‡ Won the J2–J3 playoffs and got promoted;

Most successful clubs[change | change source]

Club Winners Runners-up Promotions Winning seasons Runners-up seasons Promotion seasons
Blaublitz Akita
2
0
1
2017, 2020 2020
Zweigen Kanazawa
1
0
1
2014 2014
Renofa Yamaguchi FC
1
0
1
2015 2015
Oita Trinita
1
0
1
2016 2016
FC Ryukyu
1
0
1
2018 2018
Giravanz Kitakyushu
1
0
1
2019 2019
Tochigi SC
0
2
1
2016, 2017 2017
SC Sagamihara
0
1
1
2020 2020
Thespakusatsu Gunma
0
1
1
2019 2019
Kagoshima United FC
0
1
1
2018 2018
FC Machida Zelvia
0
1
1
2015 2015
AC Nagano Parceiro
0
1
0
2014

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