2004 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2004
Dates28 March – 5 December
Champions Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
2nd JFL title
2nd D3 title
Promoted Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Thespa Kusatsu
Relegated Kokushikan University
(expelled by JFA)
Matches played239
Goals scored746 (3.12 per match)
Top goalscorer Takehiro Hayashi (21 goal total)
Highest attendance13,743 (Round 27,
Thespa vs. Otsuka)
Lowest attendance85 (Round 23,
Kokushikan vs. Tottori)
Average attendance1,141
2003
2005

The 2004 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第6回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Rokkai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the sixth season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

Contents

Overview

It was contested by 16 teams, and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals won the championship.

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals [lower-alpha 1] (C, P)3025327420+5478Promotion to 2005 J. League Division 2
2 Honda FC [lower-alpha 1] 3019566436+2862
3 Thespa Kusatsu [lower-alpha 1] (P)3019566335+2862Promotion to 2005 J. League Division 2
4 YKK AP 30155105633+2350
5 Ehime FC 3014795342+1149
6 Sony Sendai 3013895042+847
7 Sagawa Express Tokyo 30135124339+444
8 Gunma Horikoshi 30118114847+141
9 Tochigi SC 30117124147640
10 ALO's Hokuriku 30107134652637
11 Sagawa Express Osaka 3098133840235
12 SP Kyoto 301041630451534
13 Yokogawa Musashino 30881441511032
14 SC Tottori 30571836622622
15 Kokushikan University (R)30552037733620Expelled [lower-alpha 2]
16 Denso SC 30462029855618
Updated to match(es) played on December 5, 2004. Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 One of three clubs that occupied top 3 places at the end of the first half of the season (15th week) and were seeded for 2004 Emperor's Cup. These clubs were automatically qualified for the tournament, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
  2. Expelled by Japan Football Association after 29th week because of the scandal caused by arrest of Kokushikan players for sex attack on a minor. [1] In the remaining game against Sagawa Express Tokyo a team was awarded a default 0–3 defeat.

Results

Home \ Away ALO DEN EHI GUH HON KSU OTP PRI SEO SET SON SPA TOC TOT YKK YMC
ALO's Hokuriku 1–21–13–11–23–30–10–00–01–21–20–30–22–03–21–1
Denso SC 0–11–42–40–31–00–110–01–21–50–11–51–22–30–31–1
Ehime FC 2–21–31–01–04–20–01–13–21–21–01–12–01–00–14–1
Gunma Horikoshi 3–31–12–41–01–01–21–20–00–21–12–24–22–12–13–2
Honda FC 4–03–05–41–13–00–23–13–23–23–13–01–13–10–24–1
Kokushikan University 1–41–11–33–21–21–14–32–41–01–02–41–33–30–51–3
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 4–07–12–11–01–13–14–03–01–02–12–12–02–01–02–1
SP Kyoto 2–15–00–20–11–21–00–32–10–32–10–10–21–02–12–1
Sagawa Express Osaka 1–21–11–01–21–22–01–30–01–21–12–10–01–12–20–1
Sagawa Express Tokyo 1–20–42–22–10–23–0 [lower-alpha 1] 0–21–02–10–01–04–24–11–30–2
Sony Sendai 3–22–12–11–31–14–32–31–03–22–22–31–05–11–12–2
Thespa Kusatsu 2–13–05–21–34–25–02–01–02–10–02–21–01–01–21–0
Tochigi SC 1–54–01–11–11–32–10–42–10–12–01–23–32–21–41–0
SC Tottori 2–32–21–23–22–12–21–23–11–23–20–41–20–20–21–3
YKK AP 2–03–12–12–22–30–23–04–10–11–00–12–30–11–12–2
Yokogawa Musashino 2–36–11–22–11–11–02–31–20–40–02–10–32–20–00–3
Updated to match(es) played on December 5, 2004. Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. Kokushikan University S.C. were expelled from Japan Football League after 29th week and awarded a default 0–3 defeat in the remaining game against Sagawa Express Tokyo S.C.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [2]
1 Flag of Japan.svg Takehiro Hayashi Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
21
2 Flag of Japan.svg Yasuaki Oshima Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
20
3 Flag of Japan.svg Koji Murayama Yokogawa Musashino
18
Flag of Japan.svg Junya Nitta Honda FC
18
5 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsuru Hasegawa YKK AP
16
Flag of Japan.svg Toshiro Tomochika Ehime FC
16
7 Flag of Japan.svg Tatsuya Furuhashi Honda FC
15
8 Flag of Japan.svg Youichi Mori Gunma Horikoshi
14
9 Flag of Japan.svg Yosuke Kobayashi Yokogawa Musashino
12
Flag of Japan.svg Takeshi Ushibana YKK AP
12
Flag of Japan.svg Atsushi Yoshimoto Thespa Kusatsu
12

Attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Thespa Kusatsu 74,22113,7431,7244,948n/a
2 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 45,6979,5537073,046+290.0%
3 Ehime FC 33,87411,0515652,258+72.6%
4 Tochigi SC 17,4033,3216431,160+54.3%
5 Honda FC 17,2553,5574571,150+18.4%
6 Sagawa Express Osaka 11,3964,649286760+35.7%
7 SC Tottori 9,5391,535287636−19.2%
8 ALO's Hokuriku 9,4261,227267628+10.6%
9 Sony Sendai 9,3201,406252621−9.3%
10 Gunma Horikoshi 9,1033,003289607n/a
11 YKK AP 8,9151,516282594+11.2%
12 Yokogawa Musashino 8,645988350576+30.6%
13 Sagawa Express Tokyo 5,247885202375+28.0%
14 SP Kyoto 5,596585106373+38.7%
15 Denso SC 3,694583126246−14.6%
16 Kokushikan University 3,27752785218−4.8%
League total272,60813,743851,141+99.1%

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

Promotion and relegation

Because of promotion of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Thespa Kusatsu and expulsion of Kokushikan University, no relegation has occurred. After the season, Honda Lock, Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima and Ryutsu Keizai University were promoted from Regional Leagues by the virtue of their placing in the Regional League promotion series.

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References

  1. Arrest of Kokushikan players for sex attack on minor.
  2. "JFL Top Scorers". jfl.or.jp. Japan Football League. Retrieved July 7, 2010.