2008 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2008
Dates16 March – 30 November
Champions Honda FC
4th JFL title
5th D3 title
Promoted Tochigi SC
Kataller Toyama
Fagiano Okayama
Matches played306
Goals scored890 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Junya Nitta (25 goals total)
Highest attendance13,821 (Round 34,
Tochigi vs. Kariya)
Lowest attendance141 (Round 4,
Mizushima vs. Yokogawa)
Average attendance1,573
2007
2009

The 2008 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第10回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Jikkai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the tenth season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

Contents

Overview

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

ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP, both based in Toyama merged before the season to become Kataller Toyama.

Fagiano Okayama, New Wave Kitakyushu and MIO Biwako Kusatsu were promoted from Regional leagues by the virtue of their placing in the Regional League promotion series.

New Wave Kitakyushu and Kataller Toyama were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in January. Fagiano Okayama were approved back in 2007 when playing in Regional league. FC Ryukyu's application was declined.

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Honda FC (C)3422848033+4774
2 Tochigi SC [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2] (P)3418976537+2863Promotion to 2009 J. League Division 2 [lower-alpha 3]
3 Kataller Toyama [lower-alpha 2] (P)3418886136+2562
4 Fagiano Okayama [lower-alpha 2] (P)3417986343+2060
5 Gainare Tottori [lower-alpha 2] 34176115737+2057
6 Ryutsu Keizai University 34176115648+857
7 Yokogawa Musashino 34159104334+954
8 FC Kariya 34131294740+751
9 Sony Sendai 34154155342+1149
10 New Wave Kitakyushu [lower-alpha 2] 341310114948+149
11 SP Kyoto 34121394342+149
12 Sagawa Shiga 341211115347+647
13 TDK SC 341011134847+141
14 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 341081640622238
15 JEF Reserves 34862031532230
16 FC Ryukyu 34762131582727
17 Arte Takasaki 345524401076720
18 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 34372430764616
Updated to match(es) played on November 30, 2008. 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 2008 Emperor's Cup, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 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 ART FAG GAI HON JER KAR KAT RKU MIO MMM NWK PRI RYU SSH SON TDK TOC YMC
Arte Takasaki 1–31–10–32–11–20–51–03–13–21–30–51–11–12–61–32–31–7
Fagiano Okayama 5–10–12–33–10–03–22–22–02–04–20–02–20–12–21–20–02–0
Gainare Tottori 8–12–34–10–11–31–23–12–12–11–01–05–11–20–04–00–11–0
Honda FC 11–12–35–13–16–12–10–04–01–02–21–11–00–01–04–22–11–0
JEF Reserves 1–11–20–11–00–31–20–20–11–12–31–21–02–11–21–11–11–2
FC Kariya 3–12–20–11–21–01–21–10–11–01–12–24–12–10–31–10–11–2
Kataller Toyama 2–11–11–02–20–10–13–25–13–02–21–11–01–13–03–10–04–1
Ryutsu Keizai University 3–22–12–00–21–00–21–04–31–12–11–21–33–11–31–12–11–2
MIO Biwako Kusatsu 2–21–20–32–40–30–01–21–22–01–01–11–03–31–01–42–20–2
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 3–10–30–21–21–13–30–41–43–01–20–11–11–30–10–20–30–2
New Wave Kitakyushu 1–03–11–12–23–21–02–04–20–12–01–10–11–10–30–22–32–1
SP Kyoto 1–00–03–01–62–01–20–10–21–13–30–02–00–11–01–12–21–1
FC Ryukyu 1–01–20–40–24–01–42–11–41–14–11–11–20–20–20–10–11–2
Sagawa Shiga 7–41–21–11–11–20–02–22–31–21–22–01–33–02–11–03–21–1
Sony Sendai 1–23–21–20–21–10–12–00–11–34–33–15–10–11–23–23–20–1
TDK SC 3–01–21–11–11–21–11–10–11–15–02–31–21–03–20–20–01–3
Tochigi SC 6–12–11–11–04–01–11–24–34–35–01–14–03–12–11–02–10–1
Yokogawa Musashino 2–11–32–10–11–02–21–20–00–11–11–21–01–10–00–01–11–0
Updated to match(es) played on November 30, 2008. 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 Junya Nitta Honda FC 25
2 Flag of Japan.svg Kodai Suzuki Honda FC 20
3 Flag of Japan.svg Yasutaka Kobayashi Fagiano Okayama 19
4 Flag of Japan.svg Kohei Kiyama Fagiano Okayama 18
5 Flag of Japan.svg Yusuke Sato Tochigi SC 16
6 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsuru Hasegawa Kataller Toyama 15
Flag of Japan.svg Gen Nakamura Sagawa Shiga 15
8 Flag of Japan.svg Goshi Okubo Sony Sendai 14
Flag of Japan.svg Go Togashi TDK SC 14
10 Flag of Japan.svg Kiyohiro Hirabayashi FC Kariya 12
Flag of Japan.svg Hideyuki Ishida Kataller Toyama 12

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Tochigi SC 85,81613,8212,7045,048+13.3%
2 Kataller Toyama 73,20510,7042,0084,306+208.9%
3 Fagiano Okayama 62,29711,0531,4573,665+15.8%
4 Gainare Tottori 54,6527,1171,3633,215+83.2%
5 FC Ryukyu 48,9976,2471,7082,882+18.0%
6 New Wave Kitakyushu 19,5391,7527251,149−5.0%
7 Yokogawa Musashino 17,0874,1013841,005+49.3%
8 TDK SC 16,1703,261564951−3.3%
9 Sony Sendai 14,7882,379325870+50.3%
10 Honda FC 14,5123,042529854+33.2%
11 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 14,5112,102307854+243.0%
12 Sagawa Shiga 14,4693,623259851−7.9%
13 FC Kariya 10,2611,777227604+17.3%
14 Ryutsu Keizai University 9,2461,284183544−3.0%
15 JEF Reserves 8,2431,467204485+17.1%
16 SP Kyoto 6,262636165368−7.3%
17 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 6,0381,115141355−4.1%
18 Arte Takasaki 5,104854144300−26.8%
League total481,19713,8211411,573+19.9%

Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Notes:
Kataller Toyama attendance is compared to the combined figure of its predecessors, ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.

Promotion and relegation

No relegation has occurred. Machida Zelvia, V-Varen Nagasaki and Honda Lock 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 May 1, 2010.