1985–86 Japan Soccer League

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Statistics of Japan Soccer League in season 1985/1986.

First Division[edit]

Led by their star player Yasuhiko Okudera, who had returned to the club after successful periods in Europe, Furukawa Electric won a second title. Okudera became the first widely recognized professional Japanese player.

Sumitomo and ANA went back down as soon as they had come up, unable to get wins.

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Furukawa Electric 35 15 5 2 40 15 +25 Champions
2 Nippon Kokan 28 13 2 7 39 22 +17
3 Honda 28 8 12 2 30 20 +10
4 Fujita Engineering 26 9 8 5 31 17 +14
5 Nissan 24 8 8 6 23 29 -9
6 Yamaha Motors 23 9 5 8 20 21 -1
7 Mitsubishi Motors 22 8 6 8 29 19 +10
8 Hitachi 21 8 5 9 26 33 -7
9 Yomiuri 19 7 5 10 28 31 -3
10 Yanmar Diesel 18 6 6 10 20 27 -7
11 Sumitomo 15 6 3 13 21 32 -11 Relegated to Second Division
12 ANA Yokohama 5 2 1 19 16 57 -41

Second Division[edit]

No relegation took place for a second wave of expansion that would bring the division's number of clubs to 16.

First Stage[edit]

East[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Toyota Motors 17 8 1 1 23 6 +17
2 Toshiba 13 6 1 3 12 7 +5
3 Kofu Club 10 5 0 5 22 16 +6
4 Fujitsu 10 4 2 4 16 12 +4
5 Seino Transportation 8 3 2 5 13 21 -8
6 TDK 2 0 2 8 10 34 -24

West[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Matsushita Electric 18 8 2 0 26 6 +20
2 Tanabe Pharmaceuticals 13 6 1 3 13 8 +5
3 Mazda 12 5 2 3 14 10 +4
4 Nippon Steel 11 5 1 4 18 9 +9
5 Kyoto Prefectural Police 4 2 0 8 3 28 -25
6 Osaka Gas 2 1 0 9 8 21 -13

Second Stage[edit]

Promotion Group[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Matsushita Electric 17 8 1 1 23 6 +17 Promoted to First Division
2 Mazda 13 6 1 3 12 7 +5
3 Toshiba 10 5 0 5 22 16 +6
4 Kofu Club 10 4 2 4 16 12 +4
5 Tanabe Pharmaceuticals 8 3 2 5 13 21 -8
6 Toyota Motors 2 0 2 8 10 34 -24

Relegation Group[edit]

East[edit]
Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Fujitsu 8 4 0 0 17 2 +15
2 Seino Transportation 3 1 1 2 5 8 -3
3 TDK 1 0 1 3 2 14 -12
West[edit]
Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Nippon Steel 7 3 1 1 9 2 +7
2 Kyoto Prefectural Police 3 1 1 2 4 7 -3
3 Osaka Gas 2 1 0 3 6 10 -4
7-12 Playoff[edit]
Pos East Score West
7・8 Fujitsu 0-1 Nippon Steel
9・10 Seino Transportation 1-0 Kyoto Prefectural Police
11・12 TDK 1-2 Osaka Gas

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