Kansai Soccer League

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Kansai Soccer League
Founded 1966
Country Japan
Confederation AFC
Divisions 2
Number of teams Div 1: 8
Div 2: 8
Level on pyramid 5-6
Promotion to Japan Football League
Relegation to Prefectural Leagues
Domestic cup(s) Emperor's Cup
Current champions Arterivo Wakayama
Most championships NTT West Kyoto SC (8 titles)
Website http://kansaisl.jp/
Soccerball current event.svg 2015 Japanese Regional Leagues

Kansai Soccer League(関西サッカーリーグ) is a Japanese football league covering most of the Kansai region, the prefectures of Hyōgo, Kyōto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga and Wakayama. Mie, usually considered part of Kansai in non-football usage, is allotted to the Tōkai Soccer League.

Kansai region Region

The Kansai region or the Kinki region lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshū. The region includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo and Shiga, sometimes Fukui, Tokushima and Tottori. While the use of the terms "Kansai" and "Kinki" have changed over history, in most modern contexts the use of the two terms is interchangeable. The urban region of Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto is the second-most populated in Japan after the Greater Tokyo Area.

Hyōgo Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Hyōgo Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island. The capital of Hyogo is Kobe.

Kyoto Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Kyoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu. Its capital is the city of Kyoto.

2015 clubs

DivisionNames of teamsHometown
Division 1 Amitie S.C. Kyoto, Kyoto
Nara Club Nara, Nara
Banditonce Kakogawa Kakogawa, Hyogo
Arterivo Wakayama Wakayama, Wakayama
F.C. Osaka Osaka, Osaka
Lagend Shiga FC Moriyama, Shiga
Kandai F.C. 2008 Suita, Osaka
Hannan University F.C. Matsubara, Osaka
Division 2 AS. Laranja Kyoto Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
Tatsuno F.C. Tatsuno, Hyogo
Ain Foods S.C. Izumi, Osaka
Diablossa Nara Yamatotakada, Nara
Kwangaku Club Nishinomiya, Hyōgo
F.C. TIAMO Hirakata, Osaka
Kyoto Shiko Club Kita-ku, Kyoto
Takasago Mineiro F.C. Takasago, Hyōgo

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