2017 J3 League

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Meiji Yasuda J3 League
Season2017
Champions Blaublitz Akita
1st title
Promoted Tochigi SC
Matches played272
Goals scored698 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorer Noriaki Fujimoto (Kagoshima United FC)
(24 goals) [1]
Highest attendance14,935 [2]
Kitakyushu 1–1 Akita
(12 Mar 2017)
Lowest attendance273 [2]
C-Osaka U-23 2-2 YS Yokohama
(22 Oct 2017)
Average attendance2,613 [2]
2016
2018

The 2017 J3 League (referred to as the 2017 Meiji Yasuda J3 League (2017 明治安田生命J3リーグ) for sponsorship reasons) was the 4th season of the J3 League under its current name. The fixtures were announced on 26 January 2017. [3] The 2017 season started on 11 March, then ended on 3 December.

Contents

Blaublitz Akita won their first title as a J.League club.

Clubs

Japan Kanto adm location map.svg
Greater Tokyo Area J3 League teams

A total of 17 teams took part in the league. 2016 J3 League champion Oita Trinita gained promotion to the J2 League, and was replaced by Giravanz Kitakyushu, that finished last in the 2016 J2 League. Oita made an immediate return to the J2 League after being relegated in 2015. Kitakyushu competed in the third tier for the first time under the J3 League name. Azul Claro Numazu made their debut in the third tier as a club.

ClubLocationVenueCapacity
Azul Claro Numazu Numazu Ashitaka Stadium 10,000
Blaublitz Akita Akita Akigin Stadium 4,992
Cerezo Osaka U-23 Osaka Kincho Stadium 19,904
Fukushima United Fukushima Toho Stadium 21,000
Gamba Osaka U-23 Suita Osaka Expo '70 Stadium 21,000
Gainare Tottori Tottori Bird Stadium 16,033
Giravanz Kitakyushu Kitakyushu Kitakyushu Stadium 15,066
Grulla Morioka Morioka Iwagin Stadium 4,946
Kagoshima United Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium 19,934
Kataller Toyama Toyama Toyama Athletic Stadium 25,251
Fujieda MYFC Fujieda Fujieda Soccer Field 13,000
Nagano Parceiro Nagano Nagano U Stadium 15,491
FC Ryukyu Okinawa Okinawa Athletic Stadium 25,000
SC Sagamihara Sagamihara Gion Stadium 15,300
Tochigi SC Utsunomiya Green Stadium 18,025
FC Tokyo U-23 Tokyo Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka 7,137
YSCC Yokohama Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium 15,454

Personnel and kits

ClubManagerCaptainKit manufacturer
Azul Claro Numazu Flag of Japan.svg Ken Yoshida Flag of Japan.svg Eiichiro Ozaki Puma
Blaublitz Akita Flag of Japan.svg Koichi Sugiyama Flag of Japan.svg Naoyuki Yamada ATHLETA
Cerezo Osaka U-23 Flag of Japan.svg Yuji Okuma none Puma
Fukushima United Flag of Japan.svg Kazuaki Tasaka Flag of Japan.svg Takumi Watanabe hummel
Gainare Tottori Flag of Japan.svg Ryuzo Morioka Flag of Japan.svg Takuya Sugimoto hummel
Gamba Osaka U-23 Flag of Japan.svg Tsuneyasu Miyamoto none Umbro
Giravanz Kitakyushu Flag of Japan.svg Takeo Harada Flag of Japan.svg Tomoki Ikemoto bonera
Grulla Morioka Flag of Japan.svg Toshimi Kikuchi Flag of Japan.svg Kohei Doi Under Armour
Kagoshima United Flag of Japan.svg Yasutoshi Miura Flag of Japan.svg Akira Akao mitre
Kataller Toyama Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuro Uki Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Kubota Goldwin
Fujieda MYFC Flag of Japan.svg Atsuto Oishi Flag of Japan.svg Tadayo Fukuo gol.
Nagano Parceiro Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuya Asano Flag of Japan.svg Tomokazu Myojin Penalty
FC Ryukyu Flag of North Korea.svg Kim Jong-song Flag of Japan.svg Noritaka Fujisawa sfida
SC Sagamihara Flag of Japan.svg Sotaro Yasunaga Flag of Japan.svg Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi gol.
Tochigi SC Flag of Japan.svg Yuji Yokoyama Flag of Japan.svg Koji Hirose ATHLETA
F.C. Tokyo U-23 Flag of Japan.svg Tadashi Nakamura none Umbro
YSCC Yokohama Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhiro Higuchi Flag of Japan.svg Masao Tsuji SVOLME

    Results

    League table

    PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion
    1 Blaublitz Akita (C)3218775331+2261
    2 Tochigi SC (P)32161244424+2060Promotion to 2018 J2 League
    3 Azul Claro Numazu 32161156027+3359
    4 Kagoshima United 32174114937+1255
    5 Nagano Parceiro 32131183425+950
    6 FC Ryukyu 32131184436+850
    7 Fujieda MYFC 32121195043+747
    8 Kataller Toyama 32138113733+447
    9 Giravanz Kitakyushu 32137124437+746
    10 Fukushima United 32134153943443
    11 FC Tokyo U-23 321271336471143
    12 SC Sagamihara 32912113441739
    13 Cerezo Osaka U-23 32811133943435
    14 YSCC Yokohama 32881641541332
    15 Grulla Morioka 32781732491729
    16 Gamba Osaka U-23 32752031653426
    17 Gainare Tottori 32491931633221
    Source: 2017 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

    Results table

    Home \ Away AZU BLA C23 FUK GAI G23 GIR GRU KGU KAT MYF PAR RYU SGM TOC T23 YSC
    Azul Claro Numazu 0–11–01–21–14–01–01–02–02–04–11–11–01–21–15–01–1
    Blaublitz Akita 0–20–32–13–11–02–01–01–01–13–00–01–21–01–21–14–3
    Cerezo Osaka U-23 1–41–32–12–03–22–22–21–31–10–00–01–22–20–10–12–2
    Fukushima United 0–00–23–22–00–10–33–12–10–11–22–01–01–10–22–23–0
    Gainare Tottori 2–20–31–31–20–03–42–21–20–11–61–02–31–21–10–61–2
    Gamba Osaka U-23 2–32–10–01–20–22–21–00–00–21–60–21–70–13–24–31–2
    Giravanz Kitakyushu 0–01–11–00–12–02–15–10–40–20–11–22–03–03–21–03–2
    Grulla Morioka 2–11–32–35–11–20–20–30–00–31–00–00–00–21–20–00–1
    Kagoshima United 1–21–10–12–12–11–02–11–02–15–02–10–15–21–53–01–0
    Kataller Toyama 0–30–42–00–01–12–02–10–21–04–21–20–02–01–21–21–0
    Fujieda MYFC 2–23–01–02–01–12–12–01–11–11–14–21–21–12–22–11–1
    Nagano Parceiro 1–01–21–10–13–03–01–11–12–11–00–31–01–00–00–03–0
    FC Ryukyu 2–21–61–02–12–13–00–01–20–11–02–21–11–10–01–12–1
    SC Sagamihara 2–21–11–32–11–12–21–01–11–33–21–00–10–01–00–01–2
    Tochigi SC 2–10–11–02–11–12–00–03–22–11–10–00–00–01–04–11–0
    FC Tokyo U-23 1–61–12–11–11–01–01–23–11–20–22–01–00–31–00–10–3
    YSCC Yokohama 1–42–12–20–21–22–13–41–24–11–11–11–32–20–00–20–1
    Updated to match(es) played on 3 December 2017. Source: J. League Data Site
    Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Season statistics

    Top scorers

    As of match played 3 December 2017. [4]
    RankPlayerClubGoals
    1
    Flag of Japan.svg Noriaki Fujimoto Kagoshima United FC
    24
    2
    Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Sonoda Azul Claro Numazu
    19
    3
    Flag of Japan.svg Tomoki Ikemoto Giravanz Kitakyushu
    16
    4
    Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Tanaka Blaublitz Akita
    15
    5
    Flag of Japan.svg Masao Tsuji YSCC Yokohama
    14
    6
    Flag of Japan.svg Yu Tomidokoro FC Ryukyu
    13
    Flag of Japan.svg Yuichiro Edamoto Fujieda MYFC
    8
    Flag of Japan.svg Keisuke Endo Fujieda MYFC
    12
    9
    Flag of Japan.svg Junya Kato Gainare Tottori
    11
    10
    Flag of Japan.svg Ken Hisatomi Blaublitz Akita
    10

    Attendances

    PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
    1 Giravanz Kitakyushu 95,02314,9353,8645,939+84.2%
    2 Tochigi SC 82,35211,1912,7585,147+4.7%
    3 Nagano Parceiro 68,0958,0492,6524,256−15.2%
    4 SC Sagamihara 58,5176,1221,5483,657−15.8%
    5 Kagoshima United 56,1285,1571,8543,508−4.3%
    6 Kataller Toyama 50,5366,3831,9173,159−12.4%
    7 Azul Claro Numazu 48,4628,6497533,029+29.9%
    8 FC Ryukyu 40,1326,8881,0322,508+60.7%
    9 Blaublitz Akita 37,8193,9331,3552,364−2.5%
    10 FC Tokyo U-23 30,9236,3388641,933−30.9%
    11 Gainare Tottori 24,9382,4355731,559−17.9%
    12 Fukushima United 23,7623,8976291,485−11.5%
    13 Fujieda MYFC 23,1622,5777221,448−5.4%
    14 Grulla Morioka 21,3853,5905201,337+12.5%
    15 Gamba Osaka U-23 19,6202,3175231,226−48.9%
    16 YSCC Yokohama 15,2221,264559951−6.6%
    17 Cerezo Osaka U-23 14,5451,653273909−38.9%
    League total710,62114,9352732,613−11.6%

    Updated to games played on 3 December 2017
    Source: J. League Data
    Notes:
    Relegated from J2. Promoted from JFL.

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