Statistics of Japan Soccer League for the 1985–86 season.
Led by their star player Yasuhiko Okudera, who had returned to the club after successful periods in Europe, Furukawa Electric won a second title. Okudera became the first widely recognized professional Japanese player.
Sumitomo and ANA went back down as soon as they had come up, unable to get wins.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|11||Sumitomo||22||6||3||13||21||32||−11||15||Relegated to Second Division|
No relegation took place for a second wave of expansion that would bring the division's number of clubs to 16.
|5||Kyoto Prefectural Police||10||2||0||8||3||28||−25||4|
|1||Matsushita Electric||10||8||1||1||23||6||+17||17||Promoted to First Division|
|2||Kyoto Prefectural Police||4||1||1||2||4||7||−3||3|
|9–10||Seino Transportation||1-0||Kyoto Prefectural Police|
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