1980 Japan Soccer League

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Statistics of Japan Soccer League for the 1980 season. For the first time ever, automatic promotion and relegation was introduced for the first and last places of the Second Division, which means that the last place in the First Division went down.

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First Division

Yanmar Diesel won the title for a fourth time.

Nissan, who had saved itself from relegation in the playout the previous season, went down after the bottom place was granted automatic relegation, while Yamaha saved itself by beating Fujitsu in the playout.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Yanmar Diesel 1813412913+1630Champions
2 Fujita Engineering 1810353319+1423
3 Furukawa Electric 189452621+522
4 Mitsubishi Motors 187652420+420
5 Hitachi 188373228+419
6 Yomiuri 188193729+817
7 Toyo Kogyo 186392226415
8 Nippon Steel 186392127615
9 Yamaha Motors 18531028391113To Promotion/Relegation Series
10 Nissan 1822141141306Relegated to Second Division
Source: [ citation needed ]

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL Division 11st leg2nd legJSL Division 2
Yamaha Motors 1-01-1 Fujitsu

Second Division

Honda was finally promoted on the second attempt after the 1978 debacle.

Kofu Club saved itself from relegation by defeating Furukawa Electric Chiba, Furukawa's B-team. Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi fell through and went back to the Tokai regional league.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Honda 1813234317+2628Promoted to First Division
2 Fujitsu 1810534512+3325To Promotion/Relegation Series with First Division
3 Toshiba 188643017+1322
4 Nippon Kokan 187652317+620
5 Toyota Motors 187472934518
6Tanabe Pharmaceuticals186571522717
7Teijin Matsuyama187382024417
8 Sumitomo 1845922331113
9 Kofu Club 18421217331610To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series
10Daikyo Oil18501327461910Relegated to Regional Leagues
Source: [ citation needed ]

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL1st leg2nd legRegional Series
Kofu Club 1-24-1Furukawa Electric Chiba (runner-up)

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