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.

Japan Football League
Season2010
Dates14 March – 28 November
ChampionsGainare Tottori
1st JFL title
1st D3 title
PromotedGainare Tottori
RelegatedRyutsu Keizai University
Matches played306
Goals scored847 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorerSho Gokyu (27 goals total)
Highest attendance9,499 (Round 25,
Gainare vs. Sagawa)
Lowest attendance0 (Round 19,
Lock vs. Zweigen)
Average attendance1,464
2009
2011

OverviewEdit

At the end of the 2009 season, three new clubs were promoted from the Japanese Regional Leagues by virtue of their final placing in the Regional League promotion series:

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.

Gainare Tottori are the first club to be promoted to J. League Division 2 as champions since Ehime FC in 2005 season.

TableEdit

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]
2 Sagawa Shiga 34 17 11 6 69 35 +34 62[b]
3 Machida Zelvia 34 19 4 11 71 44 +27 61[b]
4 Honda FC 34 18 5 11 52 43 +9 59
5 V-Varen Nagasaki 34 15 8 11 50 38 +12 53
6 SP Kyoto 34 15 8 11 54 46 +8 53
7 Matsumoto Yamaga[a] 34 15 7 12 48 41 +7 52
8 Blaublitz Akita 34 14 9 11 54 41 +13 51
9 Zweigen Kanazawa 34 13 9 12 46 41 +5 48
10 FC Ryukyu 34 14 6 14 51 51 0 48
11 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 34 13 7 14 51 56 −5 46
12 Yokogawa Musashino 34 12 9 13 34 38 −4 45
13 Honda Lock 34 10 12 12 36 39 −3 42
14 Sony Sendai 34 11 9 14 34 42 −8 42
15 Tochigi Uva 34 7 10 17 41 75 −34 31
16 JEF Reserves 34 7 9 18 31 55 −24 30
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]
Updated to match(es) played on November 28, 2010. Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b J. League Associate Membership and passed a final inspection by J. League.
  2. ^ a b c 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.
  3. ^ 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.[1] Later the announcement of the same kind was made by V-Varen Nagasaki, although their eligibility date is as far as 2013 season.[2]
  4. ^ a b Play-off series' and direct relegation occurrence is dependent on the number of places available after promotions to J2.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ART BLA GAI HON LOC JER RKU MIO PRI RYU SSH SON UVA VVN YAM YMC ZEL ZWE
Arte Takasaki 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–4 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–4 1–1
Blaublitz Akita 2–0 3–2 5–0 1–1 3–0 4–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2
Gainare Tottori 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–2 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–2 3–1
Honda FC 1–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 2–0
Honda Lock 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 3–0 3–2 3–4 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–1
JEF Reserves 1–3 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–3
Ryutsu Keizai University 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–3 0–3 2–5 1–3 2–0 0–4 1–2 0–1 0–3 2–4
MIO Biwako Kusatsu 3–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 2–2 5–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–3 2–2 0–2 4–3 1–0
SP Kyoto 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–4 1–0 1–0 2–2 8–2 2–1 0–3 0–1 3–0 3–3 0–2 2–0 1–4 1–2
FC Ryukyu 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 4–1 3–3 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 3–1
Sagawa Shiga 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 7–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 5–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2
Sony Sendai 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–1
Tochigi Uva 2–1 1–5 0–6 4–4 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–5 2–3 4–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–4 1–3
V-Varen Nagasaki 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–1 1–0 5–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1
Matsumoto Yamaga 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 5–1 2–1 6–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Yokogawa Musashino 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 3–2
Machida Zelvia 2–3 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 5–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 6–1 1–2 2–0
Zweigen Kanazawa 2–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on November 28, 2010. Source: First round, Second round
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals[3]
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

AttendanceEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Matsumoto Yamaga 86,357 8,243 3,271 5,080 +45.9%
2 Machida Zelvia 59,552 7,081 1,411 3,503 +85.7%
3 Gainare Tottori 59,318 9,499 1,837 3,489 +2.0%
4 V-Varen Nagasaki 42,917 5,942 1,155 2,525 −8.6%
5 FC Ryukyu 30,207 3,698 424 1,777 +31.8%
6 Zweigen Kanazawa 26,314 6,894 476 1,548 +4.1%
7 Blaublitz Akita 21,349 2,183 845 1,256 +69.5%
8 Sagawa Shiga 20,108 2,801 517 1,183 +8.0%
9 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 13,474 2,144 163 793 −20.4%
10 Honda FC 13,258 2,489 316 780 +4.1%
11 Yokogawa Musashino 13,196 1,212 449 776 +1.8%
12 Sony Sendai 12,919 1,958 400 760 +4.0%
13 Tochigi Uva 12,753 1,313 361 750 n/a
14 Honda Lock 9,135 1,225 0 537 −34.2%
15 Ryutsu Keizai University 7,454 958 184 438 −3.9%
16 Arte Takasaki 7,318 1,021 186 430 +1.9%
17 SP Kyoto 6,830 743 169 402 +1.8%
18 JEF Reserves 5,515 555 133 324 −13.4%
League total 447,974 9,499 0 1,464 +23.1%

Updated to games played on November 28, 2010
Source: First round, Second round
Notes:
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
Some Honda Lock games were played without spectators because of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Miyazaki Prefecture.

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 – 3Arte Takasaki
Report Kawasato   38'
Iwama   44'
Yoshida   64'

Arte Takasaki1 – 1Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C.
Yoshida   90+1' Report Ota   19'

Arte Takasaki won the series 4–1 on aggregate and stayed in JFL.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "JFL Top Scorers". jfl.or.jp. Japan Football League. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved May 1, 2010.