1978 Japan Soccer League

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Statistics of Japan Soccer League in season 1978.

First Division[edit]

By winning the 1978 Emperor's Cup and 1978 Japan Soccer League Cup along with the title, Mitsubishi completed the first Japanese treble ever.

Pos Club Pts W PK(W) PK(L) L GF GA GD Notes
1 Mitsubishi Motors 54 13 1 0 4 30 13 +17 Champions
2 Yanmar Diesel 47 11 1 1 5 33 26 +7
3 Fujita 46 9 3 4 2 35 14 +21
4 Yomiuri 43 10 1 1 6 40 30 +10
5 Hitachi 34 8 1 0 9 36 30 -4
6 Toyo Industries 34 7 3 0 8 23 34 -11
7 Nippon Kokan 30 7 0 2 9 19 21 -2
8 Nippon Steel 26 5 2 2 9 16 18 -2
9 Fujitsu 17 3 1 3 11 14 29 -15 To Promotion/Relegation Series
10 Furukawa Electric 15 3 1 1 13 9 30 -21

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Fujitsu 0-2 1-2 Nissan Motors
Furukawa Electric  1-0 0-0 Honda

Nissan promoted, Fujitsu relegated.

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club Pts W PK(W) PK(L) L GF GA GD Notes
1 Honda 57 13 1 2 1 39 9 +30 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Division 1
2 Nissan Motors 46 10 2 2 4 36 16 +20
3 Kofu Club 38 9 1 0 8 32 33 -1
4 Yanmar Club 38 8 3 0 7 29 31 -2
5 Tanabe Pharmaceutical 37 7 3 3 5 23 16 +7
6 Teijin 34 7 2 2 7 25 22 +3
7 Toshiba Horikawacho 34 7 2 2 7 20 20 0
8 Sumitomo Metal 30 7 0 2 9 29 28 +1
9 Toyota Motors 22 5 1 0 12 26 42 -16 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series finalists
10 Kyoto Shiko Club 8 1 1 2 14 15 51 -36

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Regional Series
Toyota Motors 1-0 1-2 Toho Titanium (runner-up)
Kyoto Shiko Club 0-3 1-0 Yamaha Motors (champion)

Yamaha promoted, Kyoto Shiko relegated.

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