1972 Japan Soccer League

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The 1972 season in Japanese football introduced a Second Division to the Japan Soccer League. 9 clubs were chosen from the 1971 Japanese Regional Leagues, but as Nagoya Mutual Bank resigned from the League, a tenth club was chosen from the Kansai League.

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League tables

JSL First Division

No relegation took place as the First Division was being expanded to 10 clubs.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Hitachi 149323616+2021Champions
2 Yanmar Diesel 147613011+1920
3 Toyo Industries 147252013+716
4 Mitsubishi Motors 145632619+716
5 Nippon Kokan 144551518313
6 Nippon Steel 144462230812
7 Furukawa Electric 143291741248
8 Towa Real Estate 1422101129186
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JSL Second Division

Toyota Motors, later one of the Japanese big names as Nagoya Grampus , was crowned the inaugural Second Division champion. Tanabe Pharmaceutical, a club from Osaka, followed them into the expanded 10-team First Division. No relegations took place, to keep the Second Division at 10 clubs.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Toyota Motors 1813413416+1830Promoted to First Division
2 Tanabe Pharmaceutical 1810623722+1526
3 Kofu SC 189363321+1221
4 Kyoto Shiko 187381923417
5 Fujitsu 184952631517
6 Nippon Light Metal 187293133216
7 Yomiuri 1871102731415
8 Dainichi Nippon Cable Industries 185493640414
9 NTT Kinki 184682125414
10 Toyoda Automatic Loom Works 18421214362210
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