1965 Japan Soccer League

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Japan Soccer League
Season1965
Champions Toyo Industries
1st title
Matches played56
Goals scored216 (3.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Mutsuhiko Nomura (15 goals)
Average attendance3,706
1966

The 1965 season in Japanese football saw the formation of the Japan Soccer League, the first national league in Japan for football clubs. Eight teams took part in the championship, playing on a home and away basis. Toyo Industries were crowned the first ever champions, whilst Nagoya Mutual Bank came bottom and entered and end of season promotion/relegation match to stay in the top flight. They won this, 6–3 on aggregate against Nippon Kokan.

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Teams

Eight clubs entered the first ever edition of the Japan Soccer League; Furukawa Electric, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors, Nagoya Mutual Bank, Toyo Industries, Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Yanmar Diesel and Yawata Steel

League tables

Japan Soccer League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Toyo Industries 141220449+3526Champions
2 Yawata Steel 1411214014+2624
3 Furukawa Electric 1410043220+1220
4 Hitachi 148153519+1617
5 Mitsubishi Motors 144192439159
6 Toyoda Automatic Loom Works 142391631157
7 Yanmar Diesel 142111941325
8 Nagoya Mutual Bank 1412111643274To Promotion/Relegation Series
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Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL 8th Place1st leg2nd legSenior Cup Winner
Nagoya Mutual Bank 5–11–2 Nippon Kokan

Nagoya Mutual Bank stays in JSL.

All-Star Game

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