2010 Japan Football League
The 2010 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第12回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Jūni-kai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the twelfth season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.
|Dates||14 March – 28 November|
1st JFL title
1st D3 title
|Relegated||Ryutsu Keizai University|
|Goals scored||847 (2.77 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Sho Gokyu (27 goals total)|
|Highest attendance||9,499 (Round 25,|
Gainare vs. Sagawa)
|Lowest attendance||0 (Round 19,|
Lock vs. Zweigen)
- Matsumoto Yamaga and Hitachi Tochigi Uva were promoted automatically.
- Zweigen Kanazawa won the play-off series against FC Kariya.
Before the season corporate TDK SC were renamed to Blaublitz Akita and started operations as an independent football club. Hitachi Tochigi Uva S.C. has dropped the company prefix and changed its name to simply Tochigi Uva F.C.
Matsumoto Yamaga were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in February. Zweigen Kanazawa applied for the membership later in April but the application was not accepted because of incomplete documentation.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Gainare Tottori[a] (C, P)||34||24||5||5||64||31||+33||77[b]||Promotion to 2011 J.League Division 2[c]|
|11||MIO Biwako Kusatsu||34||13||7||14||51||56||−5||46|
|17||Arte Takasaki||34||7||8||19||28||51||−23||29||Promotion/Relegation Series[d]|
|18||Ryutsu Keizai University (R)||34||5||4||25||33||80||−47||19||Relegation to Regional Leagues[d]|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- J. League Associate Membership and passed a final inspection by J. League.
- Occupied one of the top 3 places at the end of the first half of the season (17th week) and were seeded for 2010 Emperor's Cup. These clubs were automatically qualified for the tournament, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
- Must hold J. League Associate Membership, pass a final inspection by J. League and finish no less than in fourth place to be promoted. Machida Zelvia have announced that their stadium is not meeting the J. League standards so they are not eligible for the promotion till 2012 season. Later the announcement of the same kind was made by V-Varen Nagasaki, although their eligibility date is as far as 2013 season.
- Play-off series' and direct relegation occurrence is dependent on the number of places available after promotions to J2.
|1||Sho Gokyu||Sagawa Shiga||27|
|2||Masatoshi Matsuda||Blaublitz Akita||24|
|3||Yoshinori Katsumata||Machida Zelvia||18|
|4||Ryosuke Kijima||Machida Zelvia||16|
|5||Ryota Arimitsu||V-Varen Nagasaki||13|
|Shunta Takahashi||Tochigi Uva||13|
|7||Shintaro Hirai||SP Kyoto||11|
|8||Michiaki Kakimoto||Matsumoto Yamaga||10|
|Hamed Koné||Gainare Tottori||10|
|Junya Nitta||Honda FC||10|
|Kodai Suzuki||Honda FC||10|
|9||MIO Biwako Kusatsu||13,474||2,144||163||793||−20.4%|
|15||Ryutsu Keizai University||7,454||958||184||438||−3.9%|
Promotion and relegationEdit
Due to Gainare Tottori being promoted to J2, the Regional League promotion series champions and runners-up, Kamatamare Sanuki and Nagano Parceiro, were promoted automatically. The third-placed Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C. faced Arte Takasaki in the promotion and relegation series.
|Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C.||0 – 3||Arte Takasaki|
|Arte Takasaki||1 – 1||Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C.|
|Yoshida 90+1'||Report||Ota 19'|
Arte Takasaki won the series 4–1 on aggregate and stayed in JFL.
- About J. League admission (Jリーグ入会に向けて) Archived 2010-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, official Machida Zelvia website, dated 2010-09-07.
- Preliminary results of J. League admission (Jリーグ入会予備審査の結果について) Archived 2010-11-25 at the Wayback Machine, official V-Varen Nagasaki website, dated 2010-09-16.
- "JFL Top Scorers". jfl.or.jp. Japan Football League. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved May 1, 2010.