2002 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2002
Dates7 April – 10 November
Champions Honda FC
2nd JFL title
3rd D3 title
Promotednone
Relegated Shizuoka Sangyo University
Alouette Kumamoto
Profesor Miyazaki
Matches played153
Goals scored457 (2.99 per match)
Top goalscorer Masao Yamamoto (14 goals total)
Highest attendance3,783 (Round 16,
Honda vs. YKK AP)
Lowest attendance125 (Round 7,
SE Osaka vs. Sony)
Average attendance574
2001
2003

The 2002 Japan Football League(Japanese:第4回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn:Dai Yon-kai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the fourth season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

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Japan Football League association football league

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Contents

Overview

It was contested by 18 teams, and Honda FC won the championship.

Honda FC

Honda FC is a Japanese football club based in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. They play in the Japan Football League.

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Honda FC [lower-alpha 1] (C)1713223914+2541
2 Sagawa Express Tokyo 1712324922+2739
3 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals [lower-alpha 1] 1710703822+1637
4 Sony Sendai 178632516+930
5 Kokushikan University 179352820+830
6 Ehime FC 178452918+1128
7 Yokogawa Electric 178452126528
8 YKK FC 177552416+826
9 Sagawa Express Osaka 176652723+424
10 Denso SC 176383230+221
11 Kyoto BAMB 1993 176382125421
12 Tochigi SC 175392127618
13 SC Tottori 17431018331515
14 ALO's Hokuriku 1736816341815
15 Shizuoka Sangyo University (R)17421120321214 Promotion/Relegation Series
16 Jatco SC (O)17341016281213
17 Alouette Kumamoto (R)17341016281213Relegation to Regional Leagues
18 Profesor Miyazaki (R)17251020402011
Updated to match(es) played on November 10, 2002. Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Denotes clubs that occupied top 2 places at the end of the previous season and were seeded for 2002 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 ALU BAM DEN EHI HON JAT KSU OTP PRO SEO SET SON SSU TOC TOT YKK YEL
ALO's Hokuriku 0–02–22–20–10–22–11–02–2
Alouette Kumamoto 1–10–11–10–14–42–13–20–10–1
Kyoto BAMB 1993 1–21–42–11–22–31–24–00–0
Denso SC 3–22–33–02–31–13–12–43–20–1
Ehime FC 4–00–11–45–13–01–12–12–1
Honda FC 5–13–02–11–01–17–11–33–21–0
Jatco SC 0–01–01–21–20–12–10–22–00–1
Kokushikan University 1–01–01–20–12–31–00–01–0
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 1–04–43–21–10–01–03–31–11–0
Profesor Miyazaki 1–12–24–20–51–20–21–31–1
Sagawa Express Osaka 6–00–11–03–22–12–20–10–0
Sagawa Express Tokyo 5–03–12–11–32–21–32–25–39–0
Sony Sendai 0–02–00–31–12–21–01–13–0
Shizuoka Sangyo University 3–02–51–32–00–20–21–11–20–2
Tochigi SC 5–01–30–20–41–01–20–31–2
SC Tottori 1–00–11–41–41–30–20–31–2
YKK FC 2–12–03–01–31–12–11–12–31–1
Yokogawa Electric 3–11–10–00–23–11–21–12–22–1
Updated to match(es) played on November 10, 2002. Source: Japan Football League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals
1 Flag of Japan.svg Masao Yamamoto Sagawa Express Tokyo
22
Flag of Japan.svg Hideki Takayama Denso SC
22
3 Flag of Japan.svg Tatsuya Furuhashi Honda FC
13
Flag of Japan.svg Shigeki Manome Sagawa Express Tokyo
13
5 Flag of Japan.svg Takehiro Hayashi Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
12

Attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Honda FC 9,9033,7835111,100+25.1%
2 Ehime FC 8,7241,6457851,091+65.3%
3 Tochigi SC 8,1101,6477231,014+56.5%
4 Sony Sendai 6,8681,169653859+64.9%
5 SC Tottori 6,7181,509324840+2.6%
6 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 7,0721,158205786+31.4%
7 Alouette Kumamoto 6,049863412672−3.0%
8 Yokogawa Electric 4,7701,057252530+8.4%
9 YKK FC 4,7701,141238489−9.4%
10 Jatco SC 4,033931232448+6.2%
11 Profesor Miyazaki 2,803618230350n/a
12 ALO's Hokuriku 2,716501202340−20.0%
13 Kyoto BAMB 1993 2,716511211336−4.3%
14 Sagawa Express Tokyo 2,966533145330−7.8%
15 Kokushikan University 2,851547177317+44.1%
16 Shizuoka Sangyo University 2,413583178302−42.0%
17 Denso SC 2,541505155282−20.8%
18 Sagawa Express Osaka 2,159386125270n/a
League total87,7893,783125574+11.5%

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

Promotion and relegation

After the season, Alouette Kumamoto and Profesor Miyazaki were automatically relegated to Kyūshū regional league. Due to contraction of the league, the winners and runners-up of the Regional League promotion series, Ain Food and SP Kyoto, were set to compete in the promotion and relegation series with 16th and 15th placed teams – Jatco SC and Shizuoka Sangyo University respectively.

Roasso Kumamoto association football club

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Estrela Miyazaki was a Japanese football club based in Miyazaki. The club played in the Japan Football League.

The Japanese Regional Football League Competition is a nationwide play-off tournament meant as a transition for Japanese football clubs competing in regional leagues to the top tier for amateur clubs, the Japan Football League.

Leg 1
Ain Food0 1 Jatco SC
Report 井上 祥司 Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Nagai Aid Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 452
Referee: Tadashi Hase

Jatco SC 1 2Ain Food
河合 崇泰 Soccerball shade.svg 81' (pen) Report 濱中 貴志 Soccerball shade.svg 32'
西村 完爾 Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Penalties
河合 崇泰 Soccerball shad check.svg
平塚 次郎 Soccerball shad check.svg
堂森 勝利 Soccerball shad check.svg
石川 真 Soccerball shad check.svg
4 – 2Soccerball shad check.svg Akira Honda
Soccerball shade cross.svg Kiyoto Shimoyanagi
Soccerball shad check.svg Daisuke Sato
Soccerball shade cross.svg Yusuke Ogura
Ashitaka Stadium, Numazu
Attendance: 475
Referee: 山口 博司

Series tied 2–2. Jatco F.C. won the series 4–2 in penalty shootout and stayed in JFL.

Leg 2
SP Kyoto 0 0 Shizuoka Sangyo University
Report

Shizuoka Sangyo University 0 0 SP Kyoto
Report
Penalties
田口 一成 Soccerball shad check.svg
竹山 満 Soccerball shade cross.svg
Yoshimoto Soccerball shad check.svg
Sakurada Soccerball shad check.svg
3 – 5Soccerball shad check.svg Nakamori
Soccerball shad check.svg 森住 健吾
Soccerball shad check.svg 妹尾 将宏
Soccerball shad check.svg 山本 健二
Soccerball shad check.svg Azuma
Yamaha Stadium, Iwata
Attendance: 1,729
Referee: 野田 祐樹

Series tied 0–0. Sagawa Printing won the series 5–3 in penalty shootout and earned promotion to JFL. Shizuoka Sangyo University were relegated to Tōkai regional league.

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