1996 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Champions Honda
Promoted Vissel Kobe
Relegated Tosu Futures folded
Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi folded
Matches played240
Goals scored825 (3.44 per match)

Statistics of Japan Football League in the 1996 season.



It was contested by 16 teams, and Honda won the championship. However, citing continuing corporate ownership, they were refused promotion by the J.League, who took in the runner-up, Vissel Kobe, instead.

Newly promoted before the season were Nippon Denso, later known as FC Kariya, and Oita Trinity, later known as Oita Trinita .

League standings

1 Honda 3025583354875Champions (Refused promotion)
2 Vissel Kobe 3025578324675Promoted to J.League
3 Tokyo Gas 3024663283573
4 Tosu Futures 30201068432562Folded
5 Consadole Sapporo 30201060431762
6 Brummell Sendai 30181267521556
7 Otsuka Pharmaceutical 30181256411555
8 Montedio Yamagata 3016144549-449
9 Fujitsu Kawasaki 3015154845345
10 Oita Trinity 3013174252-1039
11 Ventforet Kofu 3011195056-633
12 Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi 3011193149-2833Folded
13 NTT Kanto 307233655-1923
14 Fukushima 307233063-3322
15 Denso 305254090-5016
16 Seino Transportation 305252882-5415

Updated to match(es) played in November 1996. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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