1966 Japan Soccer League

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The 1966 season of the Japan Soccer League.

Japan Soccer League
Season1966
Champions Toyo Industries
2nd title
Relegated Nagoya Mutual Bank
Matches played56
Goals scored183 (3.27 per match)
Top goalscorer Aritatsu Ogi (14 goals)
Average attendance5,683
1965
1967

League tables

Japan Soccer League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Toyo Industries 141211436+3725Champions
2 Yawata Steel 1410133316+1721
3 Furukawa Electric 149233017+1320
4 Mitsubishi Motors 148242424018
5 Hitachi 145362428413
6 Toyoda Automatic Loom Works 142391029197
7 Nagoya Mutual Bank 1420121234224To Promotion/Relegation Series
8 Yanmar Diesel 141211729224
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Promotion/Relegation Series

Nagoya Mutual Bank became the first original JSL club to be relegated. In its place, Nippon Kokan from Kawasaki, Kanagawa was promoted and began a long career of league success that was only brought to a halt by the professionalization of the league.

Contents

JSL1st leg2nd legSenior Cup
Nagoya Mutual Bank (JSL 7th Place)2-31-2 Nippon Kokan (cup runner-up)
Yanmar Diesel (JSL 8th Place)1-01-1 Urawa SC (cup winner)

Nippon Kokan promoted, Nagoya Mutual Bank relegated.

Team of the Year

PositionFootballerClubNationality
GK Kenzo Yokoyama (1) Mitsubishi Motors Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Hiroshi Katayama (1) Mitsubishi Motors Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Masakatsu Miyamoto (1) Furukawa Electric Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Kazuo Imanishi (1) Toyo Industries Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Aritatsu Ogi (1) Toyo Industries Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Hisao Kami (1) Yawata Steel Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Ryuichi Sugiyama (1) Mitsubishi Motors Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Teruki Miyamoto (1) Yawata Steel Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Shigeo Yaegashi (1) Furukawa Electric Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Takayuki Kuwata (1) Toyo Industries Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Ikuo Matsumoto (1) Toyo Industries Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

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