2000 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2000
Dates16 April – 12 November
Champions Yokohama FC
2nd JFL title
2nd D3 title
Promoted Yokohama FC
Matches played132
Goals scored468 (3.55 per match)
Top goalscorer Kenji Arima (24 goals total)
Highest attendance5,324 (Round 1,
Yokohama vs. Tochigi)
Lowest attendance84 (Round 17,
Kokushinkan vs. ALO's)
Average attendance901
1999
2001

The 2000 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第2回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Ni-kai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the second season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

Contents

Overview

It was contested by 12 teams, and Yokohama FC defended their champions title.

Table

PosTeamPldWOTWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Yokohama FC [lower-alpha 1] (C, P)22191206624+4261Promotion to 2001 J. League Division 2
2 Honda Motor [lower-alpha 1] 22152055129+2249
3 Denso SC [lower-alpha 1] 22115154323+2044
4 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 22122085737+2040
5 Sony Sendai 22112095137+1437
6 Jatco SC 22901124244228
7 Kokushikan University 22731114548328
8 ALO's Hokuriku 226201426492322
9 FC Kyoken 224311420381819
10 Shizuoka Sangyo University 224121525502516
11 Tochigi SC 223211621482714
12 Yokogawa FC 22203172141209
Updated to match(es) played on November 12, 2000. Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 Occupied one of the top three places at the end of the first half of the season (11th week) and were seeded for 2000 Emperor's Cup. These clubs were automatically qualified for the tournament, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.

Results

Home \ Away ALO DEN HON JAT KSU KYO OTP SON SSU TOC YOK YFC
ALO's Hokuriku 0–11–2OT4–22–11–01–62–11–40–23–20–1
Denso SC 2–01–0OT5–12–1OT1–22–11–2OT2–12–1OT1–01–2OT
Honda Motors 3–12–01–22–02–1OT2–15–15–02–02–12–7
Jatco SC 5–10–20–32–2OT4–01–31–01–24–33–20–1
Kokushikan University 3–2OT2–33–43–11–2OT1–34–52–12–02–11–4
FC Kyoken 1–2OT0–40–31–42–11–2OT1–20–12–1OT0–0OT0–1
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 1–01–2OT3–14–02–43–22–1OT8–00–11–01–5
Sony Sendai 3–12–1OT2–31–01–2OT2–03–43–07–01–01–2
Shizuoka Sangyo University 5–11–31–21–41–2OT2–3OT2–1OT1–31–20–11–2
Tochigi SC 0–1OT0–20–20–42–30–12–40–30–0OT3–2OT0–1
Yokogawa FC 1–22–3OT1–32–11–20–10–41–20–0OT2–3OT1–3
Yokohama FC 3–02–2OT3–03–25–31–06–26–54–03–11–1OT
Updated to match(es) played on November 12, 2000. Source: Japan Football League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals
1 Flag of Japan.svg Kenji Arima Yokohama FC
24
2 Flag of Japan.svg Hidenori Tabata Sony Sendai
19
3 Flag of Japan.svg Takehiro Hayashi Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
16
4 Flag of Japan.svg Shusuke Shimada Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
15
5 Flag of Japan.svg Tatsuya Furuhashi Honda Motors
14

Attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Yokohama FC 40,2935,3242,8083,663−10.2%
2 Sony Sendai 12,0274,4213171,093+67.4%
3 Tochigi SC 11,5432,2794731,049n/a
4 Honda Motors 10,9823,139438998−11.9%
5 Yokogawa FC 7,7362,744265703+17.2%
6 Jatco SC 7,3352,803210667+7.6%
7 Shizuoka Sangyo University 5,7631,568172524n/a
8 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 5,5502,219203505−10.9%
9 ALO's Hokuriku 5,3201,602260484n/a
10 Denso SC 4,7601,168241433−17.2%
11 FC Kyoken 4,2461,080206386n/a
12 Kokushikan University 3,3751,78684307−13.3%
League total118,9305,32484901−16.9%

Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
Team played previous season in College Leagues.

Promotion and relegation

No relegation has occurred as league continued to expand. At the end of the season, the winner and runner-up of the Regional League promotion series, Sagawa Express Tokyo and YKK FC were promoted automatically. In addition, NTT West Kumamoto, SC Tottori and Ehime FC were included by JFA recommendation.

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