1976 Japan Soccer League

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Statistics of Japan Soccer League in season 1976.

League Tables[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Club PTS W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Furukawa Electric 26 11 4 3 37 15 +22 Champions
2 Mitsubishi Motors 22 9 4 5 28 16 +12
3 Fujita 22 9 4 5 28 20 +8
4 Yanmar Diesel 21 9 3 6 34 20 +14
5 Hitachi 21 7 7 4 22 14 +8
6 Nippon Kokan 20 6 8 4 22 21 +1
7 Eidai 18 7 4 7 18 24 -6 Folded
8 Toyo Industries 15 5 5 8 16 20 -4
9 Nippon Steel 12 5 2 11 23 30 -7 To Promotion/Relegation Series
10 Toyota Motors 3 1 1 16 10 58 -48

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Nippon Steel 2-1 3-2 Yomiuri
Toyota Motors  2-2 2-1 Fujitsu

No relegations. As Eidai Sangyo dissolved the club and withdrew from the league in March 1977, Fujitsu was promoted anyway.

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club PTS W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Fujitsu 29 13 3 2 32 6 +26 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Division 1
2 Yomiuri 25 11 3 4 51 28 +23
3 Tanabe Pharmaceutical 25 10 5 3 28 18 +10
4 Honda 21 6 9 3 25 17 +8
5 Teijin Matsuyama 19 9 1 8 32 28 +4
6 Yanmar Club 17 6 5 7 23 23 ±0
7 Sumitomo Metal 13 5 3 10 27 34 -7
8 Kofu Club 12 4 4 10 14 30 -16
9 Kyoto Shiko Club 11 3 5 10 11 25 -14 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Senior Cup finalists
10 Furukawa Electric Chiba 8 3 2 13 17 51 -34

JSL Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

Nissan Motors, future Yokohama Marinos, currently Yokohama F. Marinos, joined the league for the first time.

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Senior Cup
Kyoto Shiko Club 2-1 2-1 Dainichi Nippon Cable Industries (Cup runner-up)
Furukawa Electric Chiba 0-0 0-1 Nissan Motors (Cup winner)

Nissan promoted. Furukawa Chiba was not relegated due to Eidai's withdrawal.

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