1971 Japan Soccer League
Japan Soccer League
|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|
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.