1977 Japan Soccer League

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Statistics of Japan Soccer League in season 1977. This was the inaugural season of the Regional Promotion Series, which replaced the Senior Cup as the source of the clubs promoted from the regional Japanese football leagues.

First Division[edit]

Pos Club Pts W PK(W) PK(L) L GF GA GD Notes
1 Fujita 60 14 1 2 1 64 15 +49 Champions
2 Mitsubishi Motors 47 9 4 3 2 34 21 +13
3 Hitachi 46 9 4 2 3 36 25 +11
4 Toyo Industries 42 9 2 2 5 38 20 +18
5 Yanmar Diesel 40 8 3 2 5 39 28 +11
6 Furukawa Electric 36 8 2 0 8 33 31 +2
7 Nippon Steel 22 3 2 6 7 14 29 -15
8 Nippon Kokan 20 3 3 2 10 28 27 +1
9 Fujitsu 20 3 2 4 9 18 38 -20 To Promotion/Relegation Series
10 Toyota Motors 4 1 0 0 17 11 81 -79

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Fujitsu 3-1 3-0 Nissan Motors
Toyota Motors  0-2 0-2 Yomiuri

Yomiuri promoted, Toyota Motors relegated.

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club Pts W PK(W) PK(L) L GF GA GD Notes
1 Yomiuri 47 11 1 1 5 41 19 +22 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Division 1
2 Nissan Motors 43 8 4 3 3 23 18 +5
3 Sumitomo Metal 35 6 4 3 5 33 32 +1
4 Yanmar Club 32 6 4 0 8 25 24 +1
5 Kofu Club 32 6 2 4 6 28 28 0
6 Kyoto Shiko Club 31 5 4 3 6 26 37 -11
7 Honda 29 5 3 3 7 25 24 +1
8 Teijin Matsuyama 29 5 3 3 7 24 31 -7
9 Furukawa Electric Chiba 28 5 2 4 7 19 28 -9 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series finalists
10 Tanabe Pharmaceutical 27 6 0 3 9 21 24 -3

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Regional Series
Furukawa Electric Chiba 0-0(PK2-4) 1-3 Toshiba Horikawacho (Runner-up)
Tanabe Pharmaceutical  3-1 0-1 Yamaha Motors (Champion)

Toshiba promoted, Furukawa Chiba relegated.

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