1988–89 Japan Soccer League

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Statistics of Japan Soccer League for the 1988–89 season.

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First Division

For the first time, the format of three points for a win was adopted, but only for the First Division. Nissan won their first title.

Four-time champion Mitsubishi was relegated for the first time, along with struggling Sumitomo.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Nissan 2214443217+1546Champions
2 ANA Club 2212463722+1540
3 Yamaha Motors 2212373121+1039
4 Fujita Engineering 2210663420+1436
5 Yomiuri 228862523+232
6 Furukawa Electric 228592119+229
7 Matsushita Electric 228592630429
8 Yanmar Diesel 227782322+128
9 Honda 227692023327
10 Nippon Kokan 22310917311419
11 Sumitomo 22471112372519Relegated to Second Division
12 Mitsubishi Motors 221111014271314
Source: [ citation needed ]

Second Division

This was the last season in which the second tier was contested in an East-and-West format. Toshiba won a second championship, but this time their promotion was automatic. Fallen giant Hitachi, still adjusting to the change in town, joined them. Regional outfits Fujieda Municipal and NTT Kansai went back to their regional leagues.

First Stage

East

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1 Toshiba 14950387+3123
2 Fujitsu 148422213+920
3 Hitachi 14752189+919
4 NTT Kanto 146441612+416
5 Kofu Club 147071924514
6Toho Titanium143381024149
7Cosmo Oil142481325128
8Fujieda City Office141112729223
Source: [ citation needed ]

West

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1 Mazda 14941246+1822
2 Toyota Motors 14851278+1921
3Tanabe Pharmaceuticals148332011+919
4Osaka Gas147432018+218
5 Nippon Steel 144461619312
6 Kawasaki Steel 1416781578
7Teijin Matsuyama142481832148
8NTT Kansai141211731244
Source: [ citation needed ]

Second stage

Promotion Group

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Toshiba 148512010+1021Promoted to First Division
2 Hitachi 14824139+418
3Tanabe Pharmaceuticals146531713+417
4 Fujitsu 146441615+116
5 Mazda 14545169+714
6 Toyota Motors 143651818012
7 NTT Kanto 134271820210
8Osaka Gas130211529242
Source: [ citation needed ]

Relegation Group

East
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsRelegation
1 Kofu Club 209292429520
2Cosmo Oil206592530517
3Toho Titanium20451117331613
4Fujieda City Office2024141138278Relegated to Regional Leagues
Source: [ citation needed ]
West
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsRelegation
1 Nippon Steel 207672525020
2 Kawasaki Steel 2021081522714
3Teijin Matsuyama20451126421613
4NTT Kansai2033141742259Relegated to Regional Leagues
Source: [ citation needed ]
9th-16th Places Playoff
PosEastScoreWest
9–10 Kofu Club 1-1(PK3-1)Nippon Steel
11–12Cosmo Oil0-0(PK3-2) Kawasaki Steel
13–14Toho Titanium2-3Teijin Matsuyama
15–16Fujieda City Office0-3NTT Kansai

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