|Champions|| Shonan Bellmare |
2nd J2 title
4th D2 title
|Promoted|| Shonan Bellmare |
|Goals scored||1,198 (2.59 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Ibba Laajab (Yokohama FC)|
|Highest attendance||36,755 |
Nagoya 1–1 Kyoto
(3 May 2017)
|Lowest attendance||1,191 |
Sanuki 0-0 Yamagata
(22 Oct 2017)
The 2017 Meiji Yasuda J2 League (2017 明治安田生命J2リーグ) season was the 46th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 19th season since the establishment of J2 League.
The participating clubs are listed in the following table:
|Club Name||Home Town(s)||Note(s)|
|Avispa Fukuoka||Fukuoka City, Fukuoka||Relegated from J1 League in 2016|
|Ehime FC||All cities/towns in Ehime|
|Fagiano Okayama||All cities/towns in Okayama|
|FC Gifu||All cities/towns in Gifu|
|JEF United Chiba||Chiba & Ichihara, Chiba|
|Kamatamare Sanuki||Takamatsu, Kagawa|
|Kyoto Sanga||Southwestern cities/towns in Kyoto|
|Machida Zelvia||Machida, Tokyo|
|Matsumoto Yamaga||Central cities/towns in Nagano|
|Mito HollyHock||Mito, Ibaraki|
|Montedio Yamagata||All cities/towns in Yamagata|
|Nagoya Grampus||All Aichi Prefecture||Relegated from J1 League in 2016|
|Oita Trinita||Ōita||Promoted from J3 League in 2016|
|Renofa Yamaguchi||All cities/towns in Yamaguchi|
|Shonan Bellmare||Shonan part of Kanagawa||Relegated from J1 League in 2016|
|Thespakusatsu Gunma||All cities/towns in Gunma|
|Tokushima Vortis||All cities/towns in Tokushima|
|Tokyo Verdy||All cities/towns in Tokyo|
|V-Varen Nagasaki||All cities/towns in Nagasaki|
|Yokohama FC||Yokohama, Kanagawa|
|Zweigen Kanazawa||Kanazawa||Won J2-J3 Relegation Playoff|
|FC Gifu||New Balance|
|JEF United Chiba||Kappa|
|Montedio Yamagata||New Balance|
|Yokohama FC||SOCCER JUNKY|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Date of separation||Manner of departure||Incoming manager||Date of announcement|
|Nagoya Grampus||6 November 2016||End of caretaker spell||4 January 2017|
|Renofa Yamaguchi||23 May 2017||Sacked||5 June 2017|
|Roasso Kumamoto||14 June 2017||Sacked||14 June 2017|
|Yokohama FC||15 October 2017||Sacked||24 October 2017|
Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the summer transfer window.
|Clubs||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4||Player 5||Other||Former|
|JEF United Chiba|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Shonan Bellmare (C, P)||42||24||11||7||58||36||+22||83||Promotion to 2018 J1 League|
|2||V-Varen Nagasaki (P)||42||24||8||10||59||41||+18||80|
|3||Nagoya Grampus (O, P)||42||23||6||13||85||65||+20||75||Qualification to promotion playoffs|
|6||JEF United Chiba||42||20||8||14||70||58||+12||68|
|22||Thespakusatsu Gunma (R)||42||5||5||32||32||88||−56||20||Relegation to 2018 J3 League|
|6||JEF United Chiba||2|
|JEF United Chiba|
|3||JEF United Chiba||209,637||15,994||6,230||9,983||−3.0%|
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