1982 Japan Soccer League

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1982 was the 18th season of the Japan Soccer League.

First Division[edit]

Mitsubishi tied Yanmar's four championships with its own run.

NKK could not adjust to the top flight for this season and was relegated instantly. Honda saved itself by defeating Toshiba in the playout.

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Mitsubishi Motors 23 10 3 5 27 16 +11 Champions
2 Yanmar Diesel 22 9 4 5 25 17 +8
3 Furukawa Electric 21 8 5 5 25 19 +6
4 Fujita Engineering 20 8 4 6 26 21 +5
5 Yomiuri 19 8 3 7 23 18 +5
6 Hitachi 19 8 3 7 29 27 +2
7 Mazda 17 4 9 5 16 20 -4
8 Nissan 14 5 4 9 12 24 -10
9 Honda 14 4 6 8 17 29 -12 To Promotion/Relegation Series
10 Nippon Kokan 11 1 9 8 12 23 -11 Relegated to Second Division

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Honda 2-1 3-0 Toshiba

Second Division[edit]

Yamaha returned to the First Division at the first attempt and also had an amazing cup run, winning the Emperor's Cup.

Saitama Teachers kept its League place by defeating Seino Transportation of Gifu, while Teijin, the top representative of Matsuyama, Ehime at the time, went back to the Shikoku regional league.

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Yamaha Motors 29 12 5 1 35 11 +24 Promoted to First Division
2 Toshiba 26 12 2 4 39 16 +23 To Promotion/Relegation Series with First Division
3 Sumitomo 25 11 3 4 32 18 +14
4 Tanabe Pharmaceuticals 22 10 2 6 27 16 +11
5 Nippon Steel 19 8 3 7 24 21 +3
6 Toyota Motors 14 6 2 10 19 26 -7
7 Fujitsu 13 4 5 9 16 26 -10
8 Kofu Club 12 4 4 10 15 23 -8
9 Saitama Teachers 11 4 3 11 14 38 -24 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series
10 Teijin S.C. 9 3 3 12 17 43 -26 Relegated to Regional Leagues

Promotion/Relegation Series[edit]

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Regional Series
Saitama Teachers 0-0 3-1 Seino Transportation (runner-up)

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