1965 Japan Soccer League

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J. League Division 1
Season 1965
1966

The 1965 season in Japanese football saw the formation of the Japan Soccer League, the first national league in Japan for football clubs. Eight teams took part in the championship, playing on a home and away basis. Toyo Industries were crowned the first ever champions, whilst Nagoya Mutual Bank came bottom and entered and end of season promotion/relegation match to stay in the top flight. They won this, 6:3 on aggregate against Nippon Kokan.

Teams[edit]

Eight clubs entered the first ever edition of the Japan Soccer League; Furukawa Electric, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors, Nagoya Mutual Bank, Toyo Industries, Toyota Industries, Yanmar Diesel and Yawata Steel


League Tables[edit]

Japan Soccer League[edit]

Pos Club Pts G W D L GF GA GD Notes
1. Toyo Industries 26 14 12 2 0 44 9 +35 Champions
2. Yawata Steel 24 14 11 2 1 40 14 +26
3. Furukawa Electric 20 14 10 0 4 32 20 +12
4. Hitachi 17 14 8 1 5 35 19 +16
5. Mitsubishi Motors 9 14 4 1 9 24 39 -15
6. Toyota Industries 7 14 2 3 9 16 31 -15
7. Yanmar Diesel 5 14 2 1 11 9 41 -32
8. Nagoya Mutual Bank 4 14 1 2 11 16 43 -27 To Promotion/Relegation Series

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL 8th Place 1st leg 2nd leg Senior Cup Winner
Nagoya Mutual Bank 5-1 1-2 Nippon Kokan

Nagoya Bank stays in JSL.

All-Star Game[edit]

December 2, 1965
JSL XI 2 – 2 Sweden AIK Fotboll

References[edit]

1965 season