1966 Japan Soccer League

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The 1966 season of the Japan Soccer League.

League Tables[edit]

Japan Soccer League[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD Notes
1. Toyo Industries 25 12 1 1 43 6 +37 Champions
2. Yawata Steel 21 10 1 3 33 16 +17
3. Furukawa Electric 20 9 2 3 30 17 +13
4. Mitsubishi Motors 18 8 2 4 24 24 ±0
5. Hitachi 13 5 3 6 24 28 -4
6. Toyota Industries 7 2 3 9 10 29 -19
7. Nagoya Mutual Bank 4 2 0 12 12 34 -22 To Promotion/Relegation Series
8. Yanmar Diesel 4 1 2 11 7 29 -22

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

Nagoya Mutual Bank became the first original JSL club to be relegated. In its place, Nippon Kokan from Kawasaki, Kanagawa was promoted and began a long career of league success that was only brought to a halt by the professionalization of the league.

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Senior Cup
Nagoya Mutual Bank (JSL 7th Place) 2-3 1-2 Nippon Kokan (cup runner-up)
Yanmar Diesel (JSL 8th Place)  1-0 1-1 Urawa Club (cup winner)

Nippon Kokan promoted, Nagoya Mutual Bank relegated.

Team of the Year[edit]

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Kenzo Yokoyama (1) Mitsubishi Motors  Japan
DF Hiroshi Katayama (1) Mitsubishi Motors  Japan
DF Masakatsu Miyamoto (1) Furukawa Electric  Japan
DF Kazuo Imanishi (1) Toyo Industries  Japan
MF Aritatsu Ogi (1) Toyo Industries  Japan
MF Hisao Kami (1) Yawata Steel  Japan
MF Ryuichi Sugiyama (1) Mitsubishi Motors  Japan
MF Teruki Miyamoto (1) Yawata Steel  Japan
FW Shigeo Yaegashi (1) Furukawa Electric  Japan
FW Takayuki Kuwata (1) Toyo Industries  Japan
FW Ikuo Matsumoto (1) Toyo Industries  Japan

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