1971 Japan Soccer League

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Japan Soccer League[edit]

Pos Club PTS W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Yanmar Diesel 22 9 4 1 32 13 +19 Champions
2 Mitsubishi Motors 18 7 4 3 32 12 +20
3 Nippon Steel 18 8 2 4 34 23 +11
4 Hitachi 18 7 4 3 18 17 +1
5 Furukawa Electric 15 5 5 4 24 24 ±0
6 Toyo Industries 10 3 4 7 11 17 -8
7 Nippon Kokan 8 2 4 8 11 23 -12 To Promotion/Relegation Series
8 Nagoya Mutual Bank 3 0 3 11 10 43 -33

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

Nagoya Mutual Bank lost its place in the League for a second time, this time to Towa Real Estate, which would become one of the biggest names in Japanese football as Fujita Engineering and Bellmare Hiratsuka, currently known as Shonan Bellmare.

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Senior Cup
Nippon Kokan 2-2 0-0 Tanabe Pharmaceutical (Cup runner-up)
Nagoya Mutual Bank  0-0 0-1 Towa Real Estate (Cup winner)

Towa RE promoted, Nagoya Mutual Bank relegated; NMB resigned from JSL instead of forming Second Division.

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