2019 J3 League

The 2019 J3 League, referred to as the 2019 Meiji Yasuda J3 League (Japanese: 2019 明治安田生命J3リーグ, Hepburn: 2019 Meiji Yasuda Seimei J3 Rīgu) for sponsorship reasons, is the 6th season of J3 League under its current name.

Meiji Yasuda J3 League
Season2019
Dates9 March – 8 December 2019
ChampionsGiravanz Kitakyushu
PromotedGiravanz Kitakyushu
Thespakusatsu Gunma
Matches played306
Goals scored813 (2.66 per match)
Highest attendance16,027
Roasso Kumamoto - Gamba Osaka U-23
(7 September)
Lowest attendance267
FC Tokyo U-23 - SC Sagamihara
(20 October)
Average attendance2,396
2018
2020

2019 season ClubsEdit

Greater Tokyo Area J3 League teams

2018 season saw two teams promoted to J2 League: FC Ryukyu won the championship by nine points over second-placed Kagoshima United FC, which confirmed their promotion to the 2019 J2 League season with still one game to play. From second division, there was a double automatic relegation for the first time: Kamatamare Sanuki are back to third tier after five seasons, but they were promoted in 2013 from Japan Football League, when J3 League was planned.[1] The same goes for Roasso Kumamoto, who are back in the third level of Japanese football after more than a decade.

Also, Japan Football League saw the promotion of Vanraure Hachinohe, who came third in JFL and they booked their first professional season in their history.

Club Location Venue Capacity Last season
Azul Claro Numazu Numazu Ashitaka Stadium 10,000 J3(4th)
Blaublitz Akita Akita Akigin Stadium 4,992 J3(8th)
Fukushima United FC Fukushima Toho Stadium 21,000 J3(12th)
Gainare Tottori Tottori Torigin Bird Stadium 16,033 J3(3rd)
Giravanz Kitakyushu Kitakyushu Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu 15,066 J3(17th)
Iwate Grulla Morioka Morioka Iwagin Stadium 4,946 J3(13th)
Kamatamare Sanuki Takamatsu, Kagawa Pikara Stadium 30,099 Relegated from J2 J2(22nd)
Kataller Toyama Toyama Toyama Athletic Stadium 25,251 J3(11th)
Fujieda MYFC Fujieda Fujieda Soccer Field 13,000 J3(16th)
Nagano Parceiro Nagano Nagano U Stadium 15,491 J3(10th)
Roasso Kumamoto Kumamoto, Kumamoto Egao Kenko Stadium 32,000 Relegated from J2 J2(21st)
SC Sagamihara Sagamihara Gion Stadium 15,300 J3(9th)
Thespakusatsu Gunma All cities/towns in Gunma Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gunma 15,253 J3(5th)
FC Tokyo U-23 Tokyo Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka 7,137 J3(14th)
Vanraure Hachinohe Eastern cities/towns in Aomori[a] Daihatsu Stadium 5,200 Promoted from JFL JFL(3rd)
YSCC Yokohama Yokohama Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium 15,454 J3(15th)
Cerezo Osaka U-23 Osaka & Sakai, Osaka Kincho Stadium 19,904 J3(7th)
Gamba Osaka U-23 North cities in Osaka Panasonic Stadium Suita

Expo '70 Commemorative Stadium

39,694

21,000

J3(6th)

Personnel and kitsEdit

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer
Azul Claro Numazu   Ken Yoshida   Takuya Sugai Puma
Blaublitz Akita   Shuichi Mase   Hiroki Kotani ATHLETA
Cerezo Osaka U-23   Yuji Okuma none Puma
Fukushima United   Takeo Matsuda   Akihiro Sakata hummel
Gainare Tottori   Riki Takagi   Fernandinho Puma
Gamba Osaka U-23   Hitoshi Morishita none Umbro
Giravanz Kitakyushu   Shinji Kobayashi   Yohei Naito bonera
Grulla Morioka   Toshimi Kikuchi TBD Under Armour
Kamatamare Sanuki   Kenichi Uemura   Akira Takeuchi ATHLETA
Kataller Toyama   Ryo Adachi   Junya Imase Goldwin
Fujieda MYFC   Nobuhiro Ishizaki   Takuya Sugimoto gol.
Nagano Parceiro   Yuji Yokoyama   Takahiro Oshima Penalty
Roasso Kumamoto   Hiroki Shibuya   Shoto Suzuki Puma
SC Sagamihara   Fumitake Miura   Seitaro Tomisawa gol.
Thespakusatsu Gunma   Keiichiro Nuno   Tetsuya Funatsu Finta
FC Tokyo U-23   Tetsu Nagasawa none Umbro
Vanraure Hachinohe   Atsuto Oishi   Takafumi Sudo ATHLETA
YSCC Yokohama   Yuki Stalph   Koichi Miyao YOUNGER

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Giravanz Kitakyushu (C, P) 34 19 9 6 51 27 +24 66 Promotion to 2020 J2 League[a]
2 Thespakusatsu Gunma (P) 34 18 9 7 59 34 +25 63
3 Fujieda MYFC 34 18 9 7 42 31 +11 63 Ineligible for promotion
4 Kataller Toyama 34 16 10 8 54 31 +23 58
5 Roasso Kumamoto 34 16 9 9 45 39 +6 57
6 Cerezo Osaka U-23 34 16 4 14 49 56 −7 52 Ineligible for promotion
7 Gainare Tottori 34 14 8 12 49 59 −10 50
8 Blaublitz Akita 34 13 10 11 45 35 +10 49
9 Nagano Parceiro 34 13 10 11 35 34 +1 49
10 Vanraure Hachinohe 34 14 6 14 49 42 +7 48
11 Fukushima United 34 13 4 17 45 53 −8 43 Ineligible for promotion
12 Azul Claro Numazu 34 11 6 17 35 43 −8 39
13 YSCC Yokohama 34 12 3 19 53 65 −12 39
14 Kamatamare Sanuki 34 10 9 15 33 49 −16 39
15 SC Sagamihara 34 10 8 16 36 45 −9 38 Ineligible for promotion
16 FC Tokyo U-23 34 9 9 16 43 52 −9 36
17 Gamba Osaka U-23 34 9 8 17 54 55 −1 35
18 Iwate Grulla Morioka 34 7 5 22 36 63 −27 26
Source: 2019 MEIJI YASUDA J3 LEAGUE League table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4th) head-to-head results; 5th) disciplinary points; 6th) draw
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Only teams that hold a J2 license are eligible for promotion.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Giravanz Kitakyushu1111123112212222334444322211111111
Thespakusatsu Gunma6671181213161310964655653211111133333322
Fujieda MYFC4324441356355443211122433322222233
Kataller Toyama121610101167864547881099101086555555555554
Roasso Kumamoto61114913115541121111122333244444444445
Cerezo Osaka U-2332323124356867644665557988108777676
Gainare Tottori29131415171611141116121411107545667666666666767
Blaublitz Akita6111716129991217121416131412141012121413979979998988
Nagano Parceiro615161516141712101312141718181818161515151515141415151212111110109
Vanraure Hachinohe656578121517161713101213111113139121012101010878898910
Fukushima United167116101510131512111618161715131411711810877910101010111111
Azul Claro Numazu1513913141015109141411129121312111414101181111111113141416131212
YSCC Yokohama14171217171611141615151713151517171818181817161616161617171517171513
Kamatamare Sanuki434323422343333677911912131212141414151613151314
SC Sagamihara121381191314171181079109910128131314141515121211131314121415
FC Tokyo U-2318181818181818181818181815171616161717171718181818181716161715161716
Gamba Osaka U-23610148678787798578887879111313131315111212141617
Iwate Grulla Morioka1685755667981011141114151516161616171717171818181818181818
Leader and promotion to J2
Promotion to J2
Source: [1]

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played December 1st, 2019.[2]
Rank Player Club Goals
1
  Taichi Hara FC Tokyo U-23
19
2
  Yuya Takazawa Thespakusatsu Gunma
17
3
  Yasuhito Morishima Fujieda MYFC
16
4
  Hayate Take Fukushima United FC
15
  Kohei Shin YSCC Yokohama
6
  Hayato Asakawa
13
7
  Akito Takagi Gamba Osaka U-23
11
  Mizuki Ando Cerezo Osaka U-23
  Tsugutoshi Oishi SC Sagamihara
  Tomoya Kitamura Roasso Kumamoto
  Yosuke Kamigata Vanraure Hachinohe
  Ryota Nakamura Blaublitz Akita
  Masamichi Hayashi Gainare Tottori

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Giravanz Kitakyushu 102,831 12,270 3,744 6,049 +34.4%
2 Roasso Kumamoto 94,065 16,027 3,085 5,533 +5.0%
3 Thespakusatsu Gunma 61,098 5,881 1,875 3,594 +7.4%
4 Nagano Parceiro 51,006 4,247 1,434 3,000 −15.6%
5 SC Sagamihara 48,940 5,504 1,609 2,879 −16.7%
6 Kataller Toyama 46,535 5,254 1,774 2,737 +2.5%
7 Azul Claro Numazu 41,992 5,315 932 2,470 −13.5%
8 Gainare Tottori 37,889 4,011 946 2,229 −16.1%
9 Kamatamare Sanuki 35,906 3,339 1,120 2,112 −31.3%
10 Vanraure Hachinohe 29,919 2,797 907 1,760 −20.3%
11 Fujieda MYFC 29,581 3,973 748 1,740 +39.6%
12 Blaublitz Akita 26,793 3,858 736 1,576 −44.5%
13 Iwate Grulla Morioka 23,249 3,212 516 1,368 +12.5%
14 FC Tokyo U-23 21,684 2,072 267 1,276 −25.9%
15 Gamba Osaka U-23 21,472 2,662 700 1,263 −8.6%
16 Fukushima United 21,115 3,406 436 1,242 −21.2%
17 Cerezo Osaka U-23 20,340 4,755 647 1,196 +7.6%
18 YSCC Yokohama 18,617 1,610 337 1,095 +9.0%
League total 733,032 16,027 267 2,396 −3.8%

Updated to games played on 8 December 2019
Source: J. League Data
Notes:
Relegated from J2。Promoted from JFL.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "カマタマーレ讃岐、最下位でJ3降格 最後にチームが崩壊". Soccer-time.net. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ "STATS : J.LEAGUE.JP". Jleague.jp. Retrieved 15 August 2019.