1997 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season1997
Champions Consadole Sapporo
1st JFL title
3rd D2 title
Promoted Consadole Sapporo
Relegated Fukushima FC (folded)
Seino Transportation (folded)
Matches played240
Goals scored765 (3.19 per match)
1996
1998

Statistics of Japan Football League in the 1997 season.

Contents

Overview

It was contested by 16 teams, and Consadole Sapporo won the championship.

As a result of Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi's closure the previous year, Jatco F.C. and Mito HollyHock were promoted before the season.

League standings

PosTeamPldWOTWPKWLGFGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Consadole Sapporo (C, P)30242047726+5176Promoted to 1998 J.League
2 Tokyo Gas 30212167030+4068
3 Kawasaki Frontale 30212078736+5167
4 Honda Motors 30202176037+2365
5 Montedio Yamagata 301810115736+2156
6 Ventforet Kofu 301531115941+1852
7 Otsuka FC Vortis Tokushima 301310165045+541
8 Brummell Sendai 301212153743640
9 NTT Kanto 301130164849139
10 Fukushima FC 3012101748591138Folded [lower-alpha 1]
11 Sagan Tosu 3012101738541638
12 Oita Trinity 307401942642229
13 Denso 307221929492027
14 Seino Transportation 305002524674315Folded [lower-alpha 2]
15 Jatco SC 302132425704511
16 Mito HollyHock 303012624694510
Updated to match(es) played on November 1997. Source: Montedio Yamagata website
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. After the season Fukushima FC has folded due to financial difficulties.
  2. Seino Transportation SC were disbanded by parent company after the season.
Home \ Away BRU CON DEN FRO FFC HOL HON JAT MON NTK OVT SAG SET TGA TRI VEN
Brummel Sendai 0–11–02–30–11–01–1PK 3–42–01–30–32–02–02–13–13–02–0
Consadole Sapporo 3–01–04–3OT2–06–11–01–03–01–05–14–03–02–12–13–0
Denso 1–0OT1–61–40–11–00–34–32–10–0PK 4–31–51–32–01–33–3PK 5–40–2
Kawasaki Frontale 3–03–4OT1–03–11–01–34–02–12–11–05–03–03–04–02–3
Fukushima FC 1–02–51–02–61–20–13–12–12–33–12–00–11–24–3OT2–2PK 3–4
Mito HollyHock 1–20–20–12–10–20–30–0PK 5–60–42–31–60–22–01–31–21–5
Honda Motors 4–02–12–12–45–03–21–53–01–02–02–11–23–24–02–1
Jatco SC 2–2PK 1–40–30–10–60–11–0OT1–20–30–31–31–1PK 4–10–11–40–1OT0–3
Montedio Yamagata 3–14–12–11–2OT2–12–01–0OT2–11–2OT2–12–13–01–01–22–3
NTT Kanto 0–33–51–2OT0–12–03–20–13–20–22–1OT2–02–10–33–2OT0–1
Otsuka FC Vortis Tokushima 1–00–21–0OT0–1OT3–02–11–25–12–11–51–1PK 3–53–01–21–2OT3–0
Sagan Tosu 2–10–20–0PK 3–10–34–11–1PK 3–53–01–20–14–10–12–1OT0–21–02–0
Seino Transportation 1–31–20–31–50–24–12–3OT1–1PK 2–41–41–20–32–11–21–21–4
Tokyo Gas 5–00–0PK 6–52–14–3OT1–01–05–04–12–13–11–05–22–03–2OT3–0
Oita Trinity 1–2OT1–21–01–71–24–21–22–1OT0–12–12–32–3OT1–0OT0–42–0
Ventforet Kofu 1–1PK 3–42–02–1OT3–03–02–1OT1–2OT3–02–53–24–02–3OT3–01–0OT3–1
Updated to match(es) played on November 1997. Source: Montedio Yamagata website
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion and Relegation

Because Fukushima FC and Seino Transportation were disbanded, no relegation has occurred. At the end of the season, the winner and runner-up of Regional League promotion series, Sony Sendai and Albirex Niigata were promoted automatically.

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