1996 Japan Football League

Statistics of Japan Football League in the 1996 season.

Japan Football League
Season1996
ChampionsHonda
PromotedVissel Kobe
RelegatedTosu Futures folded
Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi folded
Matches played240
Goals scored825 (3.44 per match)
1995
1997

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 16 teams, and Honda won the championship. However, citing continuing corporate ownership, they were refused promotion by the J.League, who took in the runner-up, Vissel Kobe, instead.

Newly promoted before the season were Nippon Denso, later known as FC Kariya, and Oita Trinity, later known as Oita Trinita.

League standingsEdit

Pos Club P W L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Honda 30 25 5 83 35 48 75 Champions (Refused promotion)
2 Vissel Kobe 30 25 5 78 32 46 75 Promoted to J.League
3 Tokyo Gas 30 24 6 63 28 35 73
4 Tosu Futures 30 20 10 68 43 25 62 Folded
5 Consadole Sapporo 30 20 10 60 43 17 62
6 Brummell Sendai 30 18 12 67 52 15 56
7 Otsuka Pharmaceutical 30 18 12 56 41 15 55
8 Montedio Yamagata 30 16 14 45 49 -4 49
9 Fujitsu Kawasaki 30 15 15 48 45 3 45
10 Oita Trinity 30 13 17 42 52 -10 39
11 Ventforet Kofu 30 11 19 50 56 -6 33
12 Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi 30 11 19 31 49 -28 33 Folded
13 NTT Kanto 30 7 23 36 55 -19 23
14 Fukushima 30 7 23 30 63 -33 22
15 Denso 30 5 25 40 90 -50 16
16 Seino Transportation 30 5 25 28 82 -54 15

Updated to match(es) played in November 1996. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

  • Notes:
  • Teams in Bold are the J.League associate members
  • After the season Tosu Futures & Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi folded

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "rsssf.com". rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 February 2021.