1971 Japan Soccer League

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Japan Soccer League

1 Yanmar Diesel 149413213+1922Champions
2 Mitsubishi Motors 147433212+2018
3 Nippon Steel 148243423+1118
4 Hitachi 147431817+118
5 Furukawa Electric 145542424015
6 Toyo Industries 143471117610
7 Nippon Kokan 142481123128To Promotion/Relegation Series
8 Nagoya Mutual Bank 1403111043333
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Promotion/Relegation Series

Nagoya Mutual Bank lost its place in the League for a second time, this time to Towa Real Estate, which would become one of the biggest names in Japanese football as Fujita Engineering and Bellmare Hiratsuka, currently known as Shonan Bellmare .

Shonan Bellmare Japanese professional football (soccer) club

Shonan Bellmare is a Japanese professional association football club currently playing in the J1 League. The team is located in Hiratsuka, in the west of Kanagawa Prefecture; their home stadium is Hiratsuka Athletics Stadium. Shonan refers to a coastal area along Sagami Bay that includes Hiratsuka. Bellmare is a portmanteau of the Italian words bello and mare, meaning "beautiful sea".


JSL1st leg2nd legSenior Cup
Nippon Kokan 2-20-0 Tanabe Pharmaceutical (Cup runner-up)
Nagoya Mutual Bank 0-00-1 Towa Real Estate (Cup winner)

Towa RE promoted, Nagoya Mutual Bank relegated; NMB resigned from JSL instead of forming Second Division.

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