2010 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2010
Dates14 March – 28 November
Champions Gainare Tottori
1st JFL title
1st D3 title
Promoted Gainare Tottori
Relegated Ryutsu Keizai University
Matches played306
Goals scored847 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorer Sho Gokyu (27 goals total)
Highest attendance9,499 (Round 25,
Gainare vs. Sagawa)
Lowest attendance0 (Round 19,
Lock vs. Zweigen)
Average attendance1,464
2009
2011

The 2010 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第12回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Jūni-kai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the twelfth season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

Contents

Overview

At the end of the 2009 season, three new clubs were promoted from the Japanese Regional Leagues by virtue of their final placing in the Regional League promotion series:

Before the season corporate TDK SC were renamed to Blaublitz Akita and started operations as an independent football club. Hitachi Tochigi Uva S.C. has dropped the company prefix and changed its name to simply Tochigi Uva F.C.

Matsumoto Yamaga were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in February. Zweigen Kanazawa applied for the membership later in April but the application was not accepted because of incomplete documentation.

Gainare Tottori are the first club to be promoted to J. League Division 2 as champions since Ehime FC in 2005 season.

Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Gainare Tottori [lower-alpha 1] (C, P)3424556431+3377 [lower-alpha 2] Promotion to 2011 J.League Division 2 [lower-alpha 3]
2 Sagawa Shiga 34171166935+3462 [lower-alpha 2]
3 Machida Zelvia 34194117144+2761 [lower-alpha 2]
4 Honda FC 34185115243+959
5 V-Varen Nagasaki 34158115038+1253
6 SP Kyoto 34158115446+853
7 Matsumoto Yamaga [lower-alpha 1] 34157124841+752
8 Blaublitz Akita 34149115441+1351
9 Zweigen Kanazawa 34139124641+548
10 FC Ryukyu 34146145151048
11 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 34137145156546
12 Yokogawa Musashino 34129133438445
13 Honda Lock 341012123639342
14 Sony Sendai 34119143442842
15 Tochigi Uva 347101741753431
16 JEF Reserves 34791831552430
17 Arte Takasaki 34781928512329 Promotion/Relegation Series [lower-alpha 4]
18 Ryutsu Keizai University (R)34542533804719Relegation to Regional Leagues [lower-alpha 4]
Updated to match(es) played on November 28, 2010. 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 J. League Associate Membership and passed a final inspection by J. League.
  2. 1 2 3 Occupied one of the top 3 places at the end of the first half of the season (17th week) and were seeded for 2010 Emperor's Cup. These clubs were automatically qualified for the tournament, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
  3. Must hold J. League Associate Membership, pass a final inspection by J. League and finish no less than in fourth place to be promoted. Machida Zelvia have announced that their stadium is not meeting the J. League standards so they are not eligible for the promotion till 2012 season. [1] Later the announcement of the same kind was made by V-Varen Nagasaki, although their eligibility date is as far as 2013 season. [2]
  4. 1 2 Play-off series' and direct relegation occurrence is dependent on the number of places available after promotions to J2.

Results

Home \ Away ART BLA GAI HON LOC JER RKU MIO PRI RYU SSH SON UVA VVN YAM YMC ZEL ZWE
Arte Takasaki 0–10–31–21–11–11–01–40–11–20–20–01–10–22–21–02–41–1
Blaublitz Akita 2–03–25–01–13–04–23–01–12–12–31–01–10–01–31–11–22–2
Gainare Tottori 1–02–01–00–02–12–11–04–23–03–13–12–12–13–02–13–23–1
Honda FC 1–23–11–32–02–11–01–22–10–12–00–04–01–00–32–02–12–0
Honda Lock 0–12–20–02–23–03–23–41–00–10–02–11–21–20–13–02–11–1
JEF Reserves 1–31–20–31–03–01–20–00–02–10–01–01–11–21–00–12–31–3
Ryutsu Keizai University 1–00–11–31–20–21–22–20–30–32–51–32–00–41–20–10–32–4
MIO Biwako Kusatsu 3–01–05–00–12–25–00–12–02–11–22–00–12–32–20–24–31–0
SP Kyoto 2–12–10–03–41–01–02–28–22–10–30–13–03–30–22–01–41–2
FC Ryukyu 1–21–01–12–21–22–20–24–13–31–12–12–22–10–20–13–13–1
Sagawa Shiga 1–04–14–12–02–02–27–03–02–03–01–25–11–01–22–21–12–2
Sony Sendai 1–11–01–10–30–00–03–21–12–31–01–10–02–33–22–12–10–1
Tochigi Uva 2–11–50–64–40–11–02–21–11–22–52–34–00–22–21–01–41–3
V-Varen Nagasaki 1–01–11–21–22–00–13–11–11–14–22–11–05–21–00–10–10–1
Matsumoto Yamaga 0–01–21–01–00–25–12–16–00–10–20–00–22–31–11–01–21–0
Yokogawa Musashino 3–11–10–11–13–02–20–01–01–40–12–11–00–00–00–12–33–2
Machida Zelvia 2–31–00–11–21–12–15–12–00–01–21–13–13–13–06–11–22–0
Zweigen Kanazawa 2–00–31–02–10–02–14–00–10–13–02–20–11–02–21–11–10–1
Updated to match(es) played on November 28, 2010. Source: First round, Second round
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals [3]
1 Flag of Japan.svg Sho Gokyu Sagawa Shiga 27
2 Flag of Japan.svg Masatoshi Matsuda Blaublitz Akita 24
3 Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Katsumata Machida Zelvia 18
4 Flag of Japan.svg Ryosuke Kijima Machida Zelvia 16
5 Flag of Japan.svg Ryota Arimitsu V-Varen Nagasaki 13
Flag of Japan.svg Shunta Takahashi Tochigi Uva 13
7 Flag of Japan.svg Shintaro Hirai SP Kyoto 11
8 Flag of Japan.svg Michiaki Kakimoto Matsumoto Yamaga 10
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Hamed Koné Gainare Tottori 10
Flag of Japan.svg Junya Nitta Honda FC 10
Flag of Japan.svg Kodai Suzuki Honda FC 10

Attendance

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Matsumoto Yamaga 86,3578,2433,2715,080+45.9%
2 Machida Zelvia 59,5527,0811,4113,503+85.7%
3 Gainare Tottori 59,3189,4991,8373,489+2.0%
4 V-Varen Nagasaki 42,9175,9421,1552,525−8.6%
5 FC Ryukyu 30,2073,6984241,777+31.8%
6 Zweigen Kanazawa 26,3146,8944761,548+4.1%
7 Blaublitz Akita 21,3492,1838451,256+69.5%
8 Sagawa Shiga 20,1082,8015171,183+8.0%
9 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 13,4742,144163793−20.4%
10 Honda FC 13,2582,489316780+4.1%
11 Yokogawa Musashino 13,1961,212449776+1.8%
12 Sony Sendai 12,9191,958400760+4.0%
13 Tochigi Uva 12,7531,313361750n/a
14 Honda Lock 9,1351,2250537−34.2%
15 Ryutsu Keizai University 7,454958184438−3.9%
16 Arte Takasaki 7,3181,021186430+1.9%
17 SP Kyoto 6,830743169402+1.8%
18 JEF Reserves 5,515555133324−13.4%
League total447,9749,49901,464+23.1%

Updated to games played on November 28, 2010
Source: First round, Second round
Notes:
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
Some Honda Lock games were played without spectators because of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Miyazaki Prefecture.

Promotion and relegation

Due to Gainare Tottori being promoted to J2, the Regional League promotion series champions and runners-up, Kamatamare Sanuki and Nagano Parceiro, were promoted automatically. The third-placed Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C. faced Arte Takasaki in the promotion and relegation series.

Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C.0 – 3 Arte Takasaki
Report Kawasato Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Iwama Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Yoshida Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Asupa Sports Park Ground, Sumoto
Attendance: 680
Referee: Jumpei Iida

Arte Takasaki 1 – 1Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C.
Yoshida Soccerball shade.svg 90+1' Report Ota Soccerball shade.svg 19'

Arte Takasaki won the series 4–1 on aggregate and stayed in JFL.

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