|Promoted||Renofa Yamaguchi Machida Zelvia|
|Goals scored||586 (2.5 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Kazuhito Kishida (32 goals)|
|Highest attendance||9,040(Sagamihara vs YSCC Yokohama, 25 October)|
|Lowest attendance||461(YSCC Yokohama vs Tottori, 13 November)|
The 2015 Meiji Yasuda J3 League (2015 明治安田生命J3リーグ) was the 19th season of the third tier in Japanese football, and the 2nd season of the professional J3 League.
To participate, a club must have held an associate membership, or have submitted an application before 30 June 2014, and then passed an inspection to obtain a participation license issued by J.League Council. J.League has confirmed the following clubs participating in the 2015 J3 season:
|Club Name||Home Town||Notes|
|Blaublitz Akita||All cities/towns in Akita|
|Gainare Tottori||All cities/towns in Tottori||Withdrew a J2 license due to financial reasons.|
|Grulla Morioka||Morioka, Iwate|
|Kataller Toyama||All cities/towns in Toyama||Relegated from 2014 J2, eligible for J2 promotion|
|Fujieda MYFC||Fujieda, Shizuoka|
|Nagano Parceiro||Nagano||Eligible for J2 promotion|
|FC Ryukyu||All cities/towns in Okinawa|
|SC Sagamihara||Sagamihara, Kanagawa|
|YSCC Yokohama||Yokohama, Kanagawa|
|Machida Zelvia||Machida, Tokyo||Eligible for J2 promotion|
|Renofa Yamaguchi||Yamaguchi||Promoted from 2014 JFL, eligible for J2 promotion|
|J.League U-22 Selection||n/a||A special team, composed of best J1 and J2 youngsters to prepare them for the 2016 Olympics. Folded by the JFA after the season.|
The league is played in three rounds, each team playing a total of 36 matches. J.League U-22 Selection played all their matches on the road.
Each team must have at least 3 players holding professional contracts. Two foreign players are allowed per team, plus 1 more from the ASEAN partner country of J. League. The matchday roster will consist of 16 players, and up to 5 substitutes will be allowed in a game.
Rules for promotion to J2 are largely similar to those of Japan Football League in the recent seasons: to be promoted, a club must hold a J2 license and finish in top 2 of the league. The U-22 team is not eligible for promotion regardless of their final position. The champions will be promoted directly, in exchange with 22nd-placed J2 club, and the runners-up will participate in the playoffs with 21st J2 club. If either or both top 2 finishers are ineligible for promotion, the playoffs and/or direct exchange will not be held in accordance to the exact positions of promotion-eligible clubs.
No relegation to JFL is planned. Up to 2 clubs may be promoted if they are licensed by J. League for J3 participation and finish in top 4 of JFL.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Manager1||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Blaublitz Akita||Shuichi Mase||Toshio Shimakawa||Athleta||TDK|
|Fukushima United||Keisuke Kurihara||Kazuto Ishido||Hummel||TOHO BANK|
|Gainare Tottori||Masanobu Matsunami||Ryosuke Kawanabe||Hummel||Tottori Gas Co.|
|Grulla Morioka||Naoki Naruo||Kenta Matsuda||SVOLME||PalcoHome|
|Kataller Toyama||Yasuyuki Kishino||Taijiro Mori||Goldwin||YKK|
|Fujieda MYFC||Atsuto Oishi||Hiroki Narabayashi||Razzoli||Chang|
|Nagano Parceiro||Naohiko Minobe||Yuji Unozawa||DUELO||Hokto|
|Renofa Yamaguchi||Nobuhiro Ueno||Kiyohiro Hirabayashi||FINTA||upr|
|FC Ryukyu||Norihiro Satsukawa||Satoshi Nakayama||mitre||GOO|
|SC Sagamihara||Keiju Karashima||Naohiro Takahara||gol.||Gion|
|YSCC Yokohama||Kenji Arima||Akio Yoshida||SVOLME||Kaspersky|
|Machida Zelvia||Naoki Soma||Ri Han-jae||SVOLME||Eagle Kenso|
|J.League U-22 Selection||Tsutomu Takahata||Various||Adidas||None|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Date of separation||Manner of departure||Incoming manager||Date of announcement|
|Nagano Parceiro||Naohiko Minobe||5 August||Resigned on health issues||Hajime Eto||5 August|
|Kataller Toyama||Yasuyuki Kishino||27 August||Mutual consent||Shigeo Sawairi (acting)||27 August|
|SC Sagamihara||Keiju Karashima||2 November||Resigned||Yoshika Matsubara||2 November|
|Club||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Asian Player||Non-Visa Foreign||Type-C Contract|
|Blaublitz Akita||Agustin Ortega||Leonardo|
|Fukushima United||Kim Kong Chyong||Kim Hong-yeon|
|Grulla Morioka||Jung Hoon-sung|
|Kataller Toyama||Tam Sheang Tsung||Lee Jae-won|
|Fujieda MYFC||Park Iru-gyu|
|Nagano Parceiro||Kim Yeong-gi||Ko Kyung-dae||Murilo|
|Renofa Yamaguchi||Kim Jeong-seok||Choi Ju-yong|
|FC Ryukyu||Mac||Park Riki|
|SC Sagamihara||Leozinho||Toró||Mobi Fehr|
|Machida Zelvia||Bae Dae-won||Ri Han-jae||Lee Min-soo|
|J.League U-22 Selection 1||N/A|
^1 A special team, composed of best J1 and J2 youngsters to prepare them for the 2016 Olympics
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Renofa Yamaguchi (C, P)||36||25||3||8||96||36||+60||78||Promotion to 2016 J2 League|
|2||Machida Zelvia (P)||36||23||9||4||52||18||+34||78||Qualification to J2 League promotion playoffs|
|12||J.League U-22 Selection (W)||36||7||7||22||28||71||−43||28||Folded by JFA after the season.|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Oita Trinita||1–3||Machida Zelvia||1–2||0-1|
|Machida Zelvia||2–1||Oita Trinita|
|K. Suzuki 45+2', 72'||Report||Daniel 22'|
|1||Kazuhito Kishida||Renofa Yamaguchi|
|4||Tsugutoshi Oishi||Fujieda MYFC|
|5||Koji Suzuki||Machida Zelvia||12|
|Yuki Sato||Nagano Parceiro|
|7||Hiroki Higuchi||SC Sagamihara|
|8||Kyohei Maeyama||Blaublitz Akita||10|
|Takafumi Suzuki||Machida Zelvia|
|Masato Nakayama||Gainare Tottori|
|11||Keita Tanaka||FC Ryukyu|
Updated to games played on 23 November 2015
Source: Meiji Yasuda J3 League Stats & Data - Ranking:Goals
Updated to games played on 23 November 2015
Source: J.League data
† Team played previous season in J2.
‡ Team played previous season in JFL.
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