2016 in Japanese football

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Japanese football in 2016.

Promotion and relegation

Teams relegated from J1 League

Teams promoted to J1 League

Teams relegated from J2 League

Teams promoted to J2 League

Teams relegated from J3 League

No relegation to the Japan Football League

Teams promoted to J3 League

J1 League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 3423566128+3374 Champions League group stage and J. League Championship Final
2 Kawasaki Frontale 3422666839+2972 Champions League group stage and J. League Championship 1st Round
3 Kashima Antlers (C)34185115334+1959 Club World Cup, Champions League group stage and J. League Championship 1st Round
4 Gamba Osaka 34177105342+1158 Champions League play-off round [lower-alpha 1]
5 Omiya Ardija 34151184136+556
6 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34167115840+1855
7 Vissel Kobe 34167115643+1355
8 Kashiwa Reysol 34159105244+854
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34131295338+1551
10 FC Tokyo 34157123939052
11 Sagan Tosu 341210123637146
12 Vegalta Sendai 34134173948943
13 Júbilo Iwata 348121437501336
14 Ventforet Kofu 347101732582631
15 Albirex Niigata 34862033491630
16 Nagoya Grampus (R)34791838582030Relegation to 2017 J2 League
17 Shonan Bellmare (R)34762130562627
18 Avispa Fukuoka (R)34472326664019
Source: Meiji Yasuda J1 League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. The winner of the 2016 Emperor's Cup qualified for the Group Stage of the 2017 AFC Champions League. Since the Emperor's Cup winner Kashima Antlers had already qualified for the AFC Champions League, the play-off round spot was awarded to the fourth-placed team.

J2 League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Consadole Sapporo (C, P)42251076533+3285Promotion to 2017 J1 League
2 Shimizu S-Pulse (P)4225988537+4884
3 Matsumoto Yamaga 42241266232+3084Qualification to promotion playoffs [lower-alpha 1]
4 Cerezo Osaka (O, P)42239106246+1678
5 Kyoto Sanga 42181595037+1369
6 Fagiano Okayama 421714115844+1465
7 Machida Zelvia 421811135344+965
8 Yokohama FC 421611155051159
9 Tokushima Vortis 42169174642+457
10 Ehime FC 421220104140+156
11 JEF United Chiba 421314155253153
12 Renofa Yamaguchi 421411175563853
13 Mito HollyHock 421018144549448
14 Montedio Yamagata 421114174349647
15 V-Varen Nagasaki 4210171539511247
16 Roasso Kumamoto 4212102038531546
17 Thespakusatsu Gunma 4211121952661445
18 Tokyo Verdy 4210131943611843
19 Kamatamare Sanuki 4210131943621943
20 FC Gifu 421272347712443
21 Zweigen Kanazawa (X)428151936602439Qualification to relegation playoffs [lower-alpha 2]
22 Giravanz Kitakyushu (R)428142043642138Relegation to 2017 J3 League
Updated to match(es) played on 20 November 2016. Source: 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE League table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated; (X) Relegation play-off winner.
Notes:
  1. Only teams that meet J1 license criteria can participate in promotion playoffs. If one or more teams fail to meet the criteria, only eligible teams that finished 3rd to 6th will participate and no replacement teams will be added.
  2. The playoffs and direct exchange between J2 and J3 are subject to eligibility of J2-licensed teams in top 2 of 2016 J3 League.

J3 League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Oita Trinita (C, P)3019475024+2661Promotion to 2017 J2 League
2 Tochigi SC 3017853820+1859Qualification to J2 promotion playoffs [lower-alpha 1]
3 Nagano Parceiro 3015783322+1152
4 Blaublitz Akita 3014883726+1150
5 Kagoshima United 30155103929+1050
6 Kataller Toyama 30131073727+1049
7 Fujieda MYFC 30143134842+645
8 FC Ryukyu 30128104646044
9 Gamba Osaka U-23 30108124241+138
10 FC Tokyo U-23 3099123231+136
11 SC Sagamihara 30981329461735
12 Cerezo Osaka U-23 3088143847932
13 Grulla Morioka 30612124347430
14 Fukushima United 3079143544930
15 Gainare Tottori 30861630471730
16 YSCC Yokohama 30552015513620
Updated to match(es) played on 20 November 2016. Source: 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J3 LEAGUE League table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4th) head-to-head results; 5th) disciplinary points; 6th) draw
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. Only teams that hold a J2 license are eligible for promotion.

Japan Football League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Honda FC (C)3018755229+2361
2 Ryutsu Keizai Dragons 3016685338+1554
3 Azul Claro Numazu (P)3018574724+2359Promotion to 2017 J3 League [lower-alpha 1]
4 Honda Lock 3017854623+2359
5 FC Osaka 3018485231+2158
6 Sony Sendai 3017675627+2957
7 Vanraure Hachinohe 30137103427+746
8 ReinMeer Aomori 30136113533+245
9 MIO Biwako Shiga 30117123845740
10 Nara Club 30107134148737
11 Briobecca Urayasu 30113163947836
12 Tokyo Musashino City 3098132938935
13 Verspah Oita 306131130421231
14 Maruyasu Okazaki 30791423381530
15 Tochigi Uva 30512434774316
16 Fagiano Okayama Next 3021271961427Withdrew after the season [1]
Updated to match(es) played on 13 November 2016. Source: JFL website (in Japanese)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Disciplinary points; 6) Draw
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. To qualify for promotion, a club must hold a 100 Year Plan status, obtain J3 license (marked in bold in the table), and finish both in the top 4 of the JFL, and either 1st or 2nd among the promotion-eligible clubs.

National team (Men)

Results

29 March 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Round 2 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg5 – 0Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, Japan
19:34 JST Al Masri Soccerball shade.svg 17' (o.g.)
Kagawa Soccerball shade.svg 66', 90'
Honda Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Haraguchi Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
AFC Report Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 57,475
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
3 June Friendly (Kirin Cup Soccer 2016) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg7 – 2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Japan.svg Toyota, Japan
19:42 JST Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Kagawa Soccerball shade.svg 27', 35'
Yoshida Soccerball shade.svg 38', 53'
Usami Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Asano Soccerball shade.svg 87' (pen.)
JFA Report Aleksandrov Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Chochev Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 41,940
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
1 September 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Round 3 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1 – 2Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, Japan
19:35 JST Honda Soccerball shade.svg 11' JFA Report Khalil Soccerball shade.svg 20', 54' (pen.)Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 58,895
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
6 September 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Round 3 Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0 – 2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand
19:15 UTC+7 AFC Report Haraguchi Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Asano Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Stadium: Rajamangala Stadium
Attendance: 44,500
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
6 October 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Round 3 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2 – 1Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, Japan
19:35 JST Haraguchi Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Yamaguchi Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
JFA Report Abdul-Amir Soccerball shade.svg 60'Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 57,768
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
11 November Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup 2016) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg4 – 0Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Flag of Japan.svg Kashima, Japan
19:23 JST Osako Soccerball shade.svg 32', 42'
Kiyotake Soccerball shade.svg 64' (pen.)
Kobayashi Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
JFA Report Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 33,709
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

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Contents

Players statistics

Player-201503.2403.2906.0306.0709.0109.0610.0610.1111.1111.152016Total
Shinji Okazaki 98(47)O(1)OO(1)OO-O-OO8(2)106(49)
Makoto Hasebe 95(2)OOOOOOOO-O9(0)104(2)
Yuto Nagatomo 86(3)OOOO-----O5(0)91(3)
Keisuke Honda 79(34)-O(1)--O(1)OOOOO7(2)86(36)
Shinji Kagawa 77(23)OO(2)O(2)-OO-O-O7(4)84(27)
Eiji Kawashima 71(0)--O-------1(0)72(0)
Maya Yoshida 61(6)O(1)OO(2)OOOOOOO10(3)71(9)
Hiroshi Kiyotake 33(1)O(1)OOO(1)O-OOO(1)O(1)9(4)42(5)
Masato Morishige 29(2)OOOOOOOOOO10(0)39(2)
Hiroki Sakai 25(0)O-O-OOO-OO7(0)32(0)
Gotoku Sakai 25(0)-O-OOOOOO-7(0)32(0)
Hotaru Yamaguchi 24(1)-O---OO(1)OOO6(1)30(2)
Shusaku Nishikawa 23(0)-O-OOOOOOO8(0)31(0)
Tomoaki Makino 22(2)---O---O--2(0)24(2)
Yoshinori Muto 18(2)-----O----1(0)19(2)
Mike Havenaar 17(4)O---------1(0)18(4)
Yuya Osako 15(3)--------O(2)O2(2)17(5)
Takashi Usami 13(2)-OO(1)OOO----5(1)18(3)
Genki Haraguchi 11(1)OO(1)O-OO(1)O(1)O(1)OO(1)9(5)20(6)
Yosuke Kashiwagi 7(0)O-OO--O---4(0)11(0)
Mu Kanazaki 6(1)O(1)OOO------4(1)10(2)
Manabu Saito 5(1)--------O-1(0)6(1)
Wataru Endo 5(0)--OO------2(0)7(0)
Takuma Asano 3(0)--O(1)OOO(1)OOO-7(2)10(2)
Yu Kobayashi 2(0)O-OO-OOO--6(0)8(0)
Masaaki Higashiguchi 1(0)O---------1(0)2(0)
Gen Shoji 1(0)--O-------1(0)2(0)
Yuki Kobayashi 0(0)---O----O(1)-2(1)2(1)
Yuichi Maruyama 0(0)-------OO-2(0)2(0)
Yuya Kubo 0(0)--------OO2(0)2(0)
Ryota Oshima 0(0)----O-----1(0)1(0)
Ryota Nagaki 0(0)--------O-1(0)1(0)

National team (Women)

Results

2016.02.29 Japan 1-3 Australia Osaka, Japan
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Stadium: Nagai Football Stadium
2016.03.04 Japan 1-2 China Osaka, Japan
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Stadium: Nagai Football Stadium
2016.03.07 Japan 6-1 Vietnam Osaka, Japan
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2016.06.02 Japan 3-3 United States United States
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2016.06.05 Japan 0-2 United States United States
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2016.07.21 Japan 0-3 Sweden Sweden
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Players statistics

Player-201502.2903.0203.0403.0703.0906.0206.0507.212016Total
Aya Miyama 157(38)OOOOO---5(0)162(38)
Shinobu Ono 137(39)O--O(1)----2(1)139(40)
Yuki Nagasato 125(55)O(1)OOO(1)OO(1)-O7(3)132(58)
Azusa Iwashimizu 119(11)O--OO---3(0)122(11)
Mizuho Sakaguchi 97(28)O-O-OOOO6(0)103(28)
Yukari Kinga 97(5)-OO-O---3(0)100(5)
Rumi Utsugi 87(5)-----OOO3(0)90(5)
Miho Fukumoto 79(0)-OO-----2(0)81(0)
Nahomi Kawasumi 78(19)OOOO(1)----4(1)82(20)
Saki Kumagai 74(0)OOO-OOOO7(0)81(0)
Aya Sameshima 69(4)O-O-O---3(0)72(4)
Megumi Takase 58(9)--OOO---3(0)61(9)
Saori Ariyoshi 42(1)OO-OOOOO7(0)49(1)
Yuika Sugasawa 38(10)------O-1(0)39(10)
Asuna Tanaka 36(3)-OOO----3(0)39(3)
Megumi Kamionobe 32(2)-O-O----2(0)34(2)
Mana Iwabuchi 30(4)OO(1)OO(1)O(1)O(1)O-7(4)37(8)
Emi Nakajima 24(6)OOOO(1)OOO-7(1)31(7)
Yuri Kawamura 21(2)OOOOOOOO8(0)29(2)
Erina Yamane 18(0)O---O-O-3(0)21(0)
Rika Masuya 10(3)-----OOO3(0)13(3)
Kumi Yokoyama 5(2)OOO(1)O(1)OO(1)OO8(3)13(5)
Saori Arimachi 5(0)-------O1(0)6(0)
Ami Sugita 4(2)------O-1(0)5(2)
Ayaka Yamashita 3(0)---O-O-O3(0)6(0)
Tomoko Muramatsu 2(0)-----O-O2(0)4(0)
Mayu Sasaki 0(0)-----OOO3(0)3(0)
Sonoko Chiba 0(0)-----OOO3(0)3(0)
Yu Nakasato 0(0)-----OOO3(0)3(0)
Hikari Takagi 0(0)------O-1(0)1(0)

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