1970 Japan Soccer League

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The 1970 season of the Japan Soccer League was the sixth season of Japanese league football. Toyo Industries won their fifth title and set the record for title wins, but they would not regain the title during the rest of the JSL's existence and would not win the successor league, the J. League Division 1, until 2012.

Japan Soccer League[edit]

Pos Club PTS W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Toyo Industries 23 11 1 2 33 5 +28 Champions
2 Mitsubishi Motors 18 7 4 3 24 13 +11
3 Hitachi 16 6 4 4 21 18 +3
4 Yanmar Diesel 15 7 1 6 26 21 +5
5 Furukawa Electric 14 5 4 5 21 21 ±0
6 Nippon Steel 13 5 3 6 31 29 +2
7 Nippon Kokan 8 3 2 9 14 38 -24 To Promotion/Relegation Series
8 Nagoya Mutual Bank 5 1 3 10 9 34 -25

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Senior Cup
Nippon Kokan  4-0 3-0 Kofu Club (Cup runner-up)
Nagoya Mutual Bank 1-0 1-1 Toyota Motors (Cup winner)

No relegations.

Team of the Year[edit]

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Koji Funamoto (1) Toyo Industries  Japan
DF Hiroshi Katayama (5) Mitsubishi Motors  Japan
DF Minoru Kobata (1) Hitachi  Japan
DF Yoshitada Yamaguchi (3) Hitachi  Japan
DF Daishiro Yoshimura (1) Yanmar Diesel  Japan
MF Aritatsu Ogi (5) Toyo Industries  Japan
MF Ryuichi Sugiyama (5) Mitsubishi Motors  Japan
MF Teruki Miyamoto (5) Nippon Steel  Japan
MF Takaji Mori (2) Mitsubishi Motors  Japan
FW Kunishige Kamamoto (3) Yanmar Diesel  Japan
FW Tadahiko Ueda (1) Nippon Steel  Japan

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