1989–90 Japan Soccer League

League tablesEdit

First DivisionEdit

Nissan won a second title, spurred by increasing links between the team, its parent company and their hometown, Yokohama. Fujita Industries and Hitachi were relegated.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Nissan 22 14 5 3 44 26 +18 47 Champions
2 Yomiuri S.C. 22 13 7 2 36 16 +20 46
3 ANA Club 22 11 7 4 34 19 +15 40
4 Furukawa Electric 22 10 8 4 25 16 +9 38
5 Yamaha Motors 22 9 7 6 23 19 +4 34
6 Honda 22 10 2 10 32 29 +3 32
7 Yanmar Diesel 22 6 9 7 20 23 −3 27
8 Nippon Kokan 22 5 9 8 16 32 −16 24
9 Toshiba 22 4 8 10 20 28 −8 20
10 Matsushita Electric 22 4 7 11 24 31 −7 19
11 Fujita Engineering 22 4 5 13 17 30 −13 17 Relegated to Second Division
12 Hitachi 22 3 4 15 12 26 −14 13

Second DivisionEdit

Fallen giant Mitsubishi and struggler Toyota Motors returned to the top flight. Mazda Auto Hiroshima, who had been put as an A-squad to rival its parent company, and Teijin went back to their regional leagues (Chugoku and Shikoku, respectively).

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Mitsubishi Motors 30 22 4 4 89 25 +64 70 Promoted to First Division
2 Toyota Motors 30 22 3 5 84 26 +58 69
3 Mazda 30 20 7 3 62 20 +42 67
4 Kyoto Shiko Club 30 17 9 4 61 28 +33 60
5 Fujitsu 30 17 4 9 58 35 +23 55
6 Sumitomo 30 14 10 6 50 27 +23 52
7 Tanabe Pharmaceuticals 30 15 7 8 44 36 +8 52
8 Kawasaki Steel 30 14 7 9 47 23 +24 49
9 NTT Kanto 30 13 8 9 41 32 +9 47
10 Cosmo Oil 30 8 8 14 38 39 −1 32
11 Toho Titanium 30 6 9 15 26 56 −30 27
12 Kofu Club 30 5 9 16 25 51 −26 24
13 Nippon Steel 30 7 3 20 29 68 −39 24
14 Osaka Gas 30 5 4 21 17 78 −61 19
15 Mazda Auto Hiroshima 30 3 3 24 30 87 −57 12 Relegated to Regional Leagues
16 Teijin S.C. Matsuyama 30 2 5 23 16 86 −70 11