2009 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2009
Dates15 March – 29 November
Champions Sagawa Shiga
2nd JFL title
2nd D3 title
Promoted New Wave Kitakyushu
Relegated FC Kariya
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima
Matches played306
Goals scored775 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Shogo Shiozawa (17 goals total)
Highest attendance9,856 (Round 1,
New Wave vs. JEF Reserves)
Lowest attendance109 (Round 28,
Printing vs. Arte)
Average attendance1,189
2008
2010

The 2009 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第11回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Jūikkai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the eleventh season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

Contents

Overview

At the end of the 2008 season, three new clubs were promoted from the Japanese Regional Leagues by virtue of their final placing in the Regional League promotion series:

Machida Zelvia and V-Varen Nagasaki were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in January.

Sagawa Shiga won their second championship title since 2007 season.

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Sagawa Shiga [lower-alpha 1] (C)3419966236+2666
2 Yokogawa Musashino [lower-alpha 1] 3417984834+1460
3 Sony Sendai 3417894930+1959
4 New Wave Kitakyushu [lower-alpha 2] (P)34161084931+1858Promotion to 2010 J. League Division 2 [lower-alpha 3]
5 Gainare Tottori [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2] 34168106537+2856
6 Machida Zelvia 34141283830+854
7 Honda FC 34131294938+1151
8 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 34139125143+848
9 SP Kyoto 34145155646+1047
10 TDK SC 341441639541546
11 V-Varen Nagasaki 34128143843544
12 JEF Reserves [lower-alpha 1] 349141126371141
13 Honda Lock 34913123438440
14 Arte Takasaki 349131234461240
15 Ryutsu Keizai University 341171641551440
16 FC Ryukyu 341151842571538
17 FC Kariya (R)347101726512531 Promotion/Relegation Series [lower-alpha 4]
18 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima (R)34462428694118Relegation to Okayama prefectural league [lower-alpha 5]
Updated to match(es) played on November 29, 2009. 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 4 Occupied one of the top 4 places at the end of the first half of the season (17th week) and were seeded for 2009 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. 1 2 J. League Associate Membership and submitted applications to J. League board by 30 September.
  3. Must hold J. League Associate Membership and submit applications to J. League board by 30 September, finish no less than in fourth place and pass a final inspection by J. League to be promoted. V-Varen Nagasaki and Machida Zelvia, both associate members, announced that they would not submit applications for this year due to some unresolved problems pointed out by J. League at the preliminary review. [1]
  4. Series' occurrence is dependent on the number of places available after promotions to J2.
  5. Mitsubishi Mizushima F.C. submitted a letter to JFL headquarters on 30 September regarding withdrawal from JFL by the end of 2009 season regardless of their 2009 results due to "various factors including recent economic slump." [2] However, Chugoku Soccer League, one of nine Japanese Regional Leagues, declined to accept Mizushima as its 2010 league member because of their voluntary withdrawal from JFL. Therefore, the highest division which Mizushima will be able to play in 2010 season is Okayama prefectural league division 1. [3]

Results

Home \ Away ART GAI HON LOC JER KAR RKU MIO MMM NWK PRI RYU SSH SON TDK VVN YMC ZEL
Arte Takasaki 1–10–01–12–13–01–13–11–11–20–21–51–40–02–20–20–00–3
Gainare Tottori 2–21–30–15–04–00–11–04–10–03–02–01–20–05–13–11–11–0
Honda FC 0–02–10–01–21–21–01–42–12–11–23–10–11–12–32–10–20–3
Honda Lock 1–03–30–00–10–02–01–10–01–34–20–21–00–12–00–21–22–0
JEF Reserves 0–01–11–11–11–11–22–02–10–01–00–10–12–00–00–11–10–0
FC Kariya 1–24–21–60–00–02–23–23–10–30–02–11–20–10–10–10–01–1
Ryutsu Keizai University 0–20–41–23–00–11–03–01–21–11–20–05–04–32–00–00–21–4
MIO Biwako Kusatsu 2–13–12–21–10–03–04–02–02–21–11–23–21–22–13–01–30–1
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 0–20–30–21–60–12–01–10–21–22–42–20–31–30–12–51–20–1
New Wave Kitakyushu 1–20–00–02–00–02–04–01–02–32–14–11–11–00–11–02–21–1
SP Kyoto 2–10–11–11–27–24–01–13–14–11–21–22–32–02–11–42–00–1
FC Ryukyu 1–21–40–12–21–10–11–31–00–20–22–10–52–12–30–12–11–1
Sagawa Shiga 2–02–10–43–02–01–14–00–00–03–11–12–31–10–03–02–21–3
Sony Sendai 5–03–12–21–13–01–03–00–12–01–01–02–11–22–32–01–22–0
TDK SC 1–00–41–02–13–21–00–22–32–04–22–00–41–30–11–10–21–3
V-Varen Nagasaki 0–11–22–52–01–20–01–31–12–11–20–31–02–20–02–02–00–0
Yokogawa Musashino 1–12–30–00–01–02–04–11–31–01–01–34–10–21–21–02–02–1
Machida Zelvia 1–11–01–11–00–00–32–11–11–10–21–01–00–21–12–11–11–2
Updated to match(es) played on November 29, 2009. Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [4]
1 Flag of Japan.svg Shogo Shiozawa SP Kyoto 17
2 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Kinoshita MIO Biwako Kusatsu 15
Flag of Japan.svg Gen Nakamura Sagawa Shiga 15
4 Flag of Japan.svg Keiichi Kubota Arte Takasaki 11
Flag of Japan.svg Junya Nitta Honda FC 11
Flag of Japan.svg Toshitaka Tsurumi Gainare Tottori 11
7 Flag of Japan.svg Ryota Arimitsu V-Varen Nagasaki 10
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Hamed Koné Gainare Tottori 10
Flag of Japan.svg Shoma Mizunaga Honda Lock 10
Flag of Japan.svg Tomoya Osawa Sagawa Shiga 10
Flag of Japan.svg Yuya Sano New Wave Kitakyushu 10
Flag of Japan.svg Tatsuya Sekino Yokogawa Musashino 10

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Gainare Tottori 58,1286,1881,2673,419+6.3%
2 New Wave Kitakyushu 57,9839,8561,3653,411+196.9%
3 V-Varen Nagasaki 46,9665,1221,0202,763+95.0%
4 Machida Zelvia 32,0593,8611,0671,886n/a
5 FC Ryukyu 22,9192,7476181,348−53.2%
6 Sagawa Shiga 18,6172,1393161,095+28.7%
7 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 16,9292,058338996+16.6%
8 Honda Lock 13,8651,796501816+109.8%
9 Yokogawa Musashino 12,9501,326281762−24.2%
10 Honda FC 12,7342,482335749−12.3%
11 TDK SC 12,5942,563259741−22.1%
12 Sony Sendai 12,4251,990239731−16.0%
13 FC Kariya 10,3121,188191607+0.5%
14 Ryutsu Keizai University 7,747725183456−16.2%
15 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 7,486953304440+23.9%
16 Arte Takasaki 7,1661,121202422+40.7%
17 SP Kyoto 6,715834109395+7.3%
18 JEF Reserves 6,362713207374−22.9%
League total363,9579,8561091,189−24.3%

Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Notes:
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.

Promotion and relegation

Due to Kitakyushu being promoted and Mitsubishi Mizushima being relegated, the Regional League promotion series winner and runner-up, Matsumoto Yamaga and Hitachi Tochigi Uva respectively, were promoted automatically. Third-placed team, Zweigen Kanazawa were set to play FC Kariya in the promotion and relegation series.

Zweigen Kanazawa 1 – 0 FC Kariya
Furube Soccerball shade.svg 52' Report

FC Kariya 1 – 1 Zweigen Kanazawa
Kusaka Soccerball shade.svg 87' Report Nemoto Soccerball shade.svg 31'

Zweigen Kanazawa won the series at 2–1 aggregate score and earned promotion to JFL. F.C. Kariya relegated to Tōkai regional league.

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References

  1. JFL:Machida became the second club to give up promotion to J2 for the next season, after Nagasaki (JFL:町田が来季のJ2昇格断念…長崎に続き2チーム目) Archived 2009-09-29 at the Wayback Machine Mainichi Shimbun (Japanese) dated 2009-09-26
  2. Announcement:Withdrawal of Mitsubishi Mizushima FC from JFL (お知らせ「三菱水島FCのJFLからの脱退について」) [ permanent dead link ] JFL official website (Japanese) dated 2009-11-02
  3. Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima withdrawn from JFL – being tossed about by the economic slump, inevitably cause another weakening. (三菱自水島JFL脱退 不況に翻弄、弱体化必至) Archived 2009-12-15 at the Wayback Machine The Sanyo Shimbun (Japanese) dated 2009-12-12
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