2007 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2007
Dates18 March – 2 December
Champions Sagawa Express
1st JFL title
1st D3 title
Promoted Rosso Kumamoto
FC Gifu
Matches played306
Goals scored872 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorer Sho Gokyu (30 goals total)
Highest attendance12,539 (Round 1,
Tochigi vs. Ryukyu
Lowest attendance101 (Round 20,
Printing vs. Mizushima
Average attendance1,312
2006
2008

The 2007 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第9回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Kyū-kai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the ninth season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

Contents

Overview

It was contested by 18 teams, and Sagawa Express won the championship. The club was created before the season by merger of two Sagawa Express corporate clubs from Tokyo and Osaka.

SC Tottori were renamed to Gainare Tottori before the season.

TDK SC and FC Gifu were promoted from Regional leagues by the virtue of their placing in the Regional League promotion series, the former promoted automatically and the latter won the play-off series against Honda Lock.

FC Gifu, Gainare Tottori and Tochigi SC were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in January.

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Sagawa Express [lower-alpha 1] (C)3426538131+5083
3 Rosso Kumamoto [lower-alpha 2] (P)3421676534+3169Promotion to 2008 J. League Division 2 [lower-alpha 3]
3 FC Gifu [lower-alpha 2] (P)3417984531+1460
4 ALO's Hokuriku 34161175035+1559
5 Honda FC 34161086142+1958
6 YKK AP 34167116053+755
7 Yokogawa Musashino 34166125044+654
8 Tochigi SC [lower-alpha 2] 341410104329+1452
9 JEF Reserves 341410105045+552
10 Ryutsu Keizai University 34155145849+950
11 Sony Sendai 341351646591344
12 SP Kyoto 341341745571243
13 TDK SC 34119144947+242
14 Gainare Tottori [lower-alpha 2] 34109154251939
15 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 341122136531735
16 FC Kariya 34842236592328
17 FC Ryukyu 34762138824427
18 Arte Takasaki 3414291771547
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2007. Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. Occupied the top place at the end of the first half of the season (17th week) and was automatically qualified for 2007 Emperor's Cup, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
  2. 1 2 3 4 J. League Associate Membership
  3. Must hold J. League Associate Membership, finish no less than in fourth place and pass a final inspection by J. League to be promoted.

Results

Home \ Away ALO ART GAI GIF HON JER KAR RKU MMM PRI ROS RYU SEX SON TDK TOC YKK YMC
ALO's Hokuriku 7–00–00–01–23–31–03–10–11–02–12–02–21–02–21–02–11–0
Arte Takasaki 0–01–00–20–10–41–11–31–31–21–21–21–40–11–20–10–10–1
Gainare Tottori 2–12–10–30–11–11–11–00–11–23–13–10–31–11–10–23–12–2
FC Gifu 0–02–04–20–11–21–03–01–01–31–11–01–33–21–00–23–31–1
Honda FC 2–22–21–10–14–21–30–62–04–12–44–02–22–24–12–23–03–0
JEF Reserves 2–32–12–11–22–22–00–01–02–10–11–00–53–13–20–21–10–0
FC Kariya 0–10–01–02–11–30–33–21–00–30–12–20–21–23–00–21–20–1
Ryutsu Keizai University 1–13–14–22–11–11–01–00–10–31–41–04–14–10–12–33–03–1
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 1–24–00–22–31–22–13–11–41–11–03–42–10–10–11–00–10–1
SP Kyoto 0–32–02–40–00–20–20–10–32–10–13–11–31–21–02–22–20–2
Rosso Kumamoto 2–01–03–20–11–10–11–02–11–16–36–01–11–13–01–01–23–2
FC Ryukyu 0–23–11–20–12–13–33–43–32–10–10–41–32–20–81–02–30–0
Sagawa Express 4–02–12–02–11–11–13–24–03–11–01–04–03–01–01–02–44–3
Sony Sendai 3–02–01–01–31–00–12–12–02–02–31–34–12–41–30–10–12–3
TDK SC 2–22–01–20–00–22–15–21–02–01–22–22–20–12–31–10–11–1
Tochigi SC 1–14–02–20–10–31–12–11–15–01–20–21–00–10–00–02–01–0
YKK AP 1–32–11–10–01–02–24–30–14–24–11–24–00–36–10–32–25–1
Yokogawa Musashino 1–01–02–01–11–02–03–13–21–22–12–31–20–35–04–10–22–0
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2007. Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [1]
1 Flag of Japan.svg Sho Gokyu Sagawa Express 30
2 Flag of Japan.svg Yutaka Takahashi Rosso Kumamoto 29
3 Flag of Japan.svg Masatoshi Matsuda TDK SC 18
4 Flag of Japan.svg Hideyuki Ishida ALO's Hokuriku 17
5 Flag of Japan.svg Kodai Suzuki Honda FC 15
Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Muto Ryutsu Keizai University 15
7 Flag of Japan.svg Kento Hori Sagawa Express 14
8 Flag of Japan.svg Shōgo Shimada Sagawa Express 13
9 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Harashima Yokogawa Musashino 12
Flag of Japan.svg Syogo Kawano JEF Reserves 12
Flag of Japan.svg Yuya Nagatomi ALO's Hokuriku 12
Flag of Japan.svg Junya Nitta Honda FC 12
Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Yokoyama Tochigi SC 12

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Tochigi SC 75,77112,5392,4494,457+108.4%
2 Rosso Kumamoto 60,6806,3651,5593,569−5.2%
3 FC Gifu 59,9947,6881,9543,529−13.4%
4 FC Ryukyu 41,5394,6751,1532,443−23.4%
5 Gainare Tottori 29,8323,8118511,755+53.1%
6 TDK SC 16,7112,245427983n/a
7 Sagawa Express 15,7053,138312924−14.4%
8 YKK AP 12,6692,646267745+2.1%
9 Yokogawa Musashino 11,4371,405317673−2.2%
10 ALO's Hokuriku 11,0252,555130649+11.1%
11 Honda FC 10,8941,328168641−24.1%
12 Sony Sendai 9,8411,411215579−10.1%
13 Ryutsu Keizai University 9,5411,505154561+131.8%
14 FC Kariya 8,7491,458211515−8.5%
15 JEF Reserves 7,041945113414+40.3%
16 Arte Takasaki 6,9661,015177410−14.9%
17 SP Kyoto 6,754772101397+4.7%
18 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 6,291711204370+16.7%
League total401,44012,5391011,312+33.1%

Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Notes:
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
Sagawa Express attendance is compared to the combined figure of its predecessors, Sagawa Express Tokyo and Sagawa Express Osaka.

Promotion and relegation

No relegation has occurred due to a post-season merger of ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP into one club named Kataller Toyama.

Fagiano Okayama, New Wave Kitakyushu and MIO Biwako Kusatsu were promoted to JFL from Regional leagues at the end of the season.

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References

  1. "JFL Top Scorers". jfl.or.jp. Japan Football League. Retrieved July 7, 2010.