1970 Japan Soccer League

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The 1970 season of the Japan Soccer League was the sixth season of Japanese league football. Toyo Industries won their fifth title and set the record for title wins, but they would not regain the title during the rest of the JSL's existence and would not win the successor league, the J. League Division 1, until 2012.

Japan Soccer League

Japan Soccer League, or JSL, was the top flight football league in Japan between 1965 and 1992, and was the precursor to the current professional league, the J. League. JSL was the second national league of a team sport in Japan after the professional Japanese Baseball League that was founded in 1936. JSL was the first-ever national league of an amateur team sport in Japan.

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Japan Soccer League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Toyo Industries 141112335+2823Champions
2 Mitsubishi Motors 147432413+1118
3 Hitachi 146442118+316
4 Yanmar Diesel 147162621+515
5 Furukawa Electric 145452121014
6 Nippon Steel 145363129+213
7 Nippon Kokan 143291438248To Promotion/Relegation Series
8 Nagoya Mutual Bank 141310934255
Source: [ citation needed ]

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL1st leg2nd legSenior Cup
Nippon Kokan  4-03-0 Kofu SC (Cup runner-up)
Nagoya Mutual Bank 1-01-1 Toyota Motors (Cup winner)

No relegations.

Team of the Year

PositionFootballerClubNationality
GK Koji Funamoto (1) Toyo Industries Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Hiroshi Katayama (5) Mitsubishi Motors Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Minoru Kobata (1) Hitachi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Yoshitada Yamaguchi (3) Hitachi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Daishiro Yoshimura (1) Yanmar Diesel Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Aritatsu Ogi (5) Toyo Industries Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Ryuichi Sugiyama (5) Mitsubishi Motors Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Teruki Miyamoto (5) Nippon Steel Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Takaji Mori (2) Mitsubishi Motors Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Kunishige Kamamoto (3) Yanmar Diesel Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Tadahiko Ueda (1) Nippon Steel Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

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