1996 Japan Football League

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Statistics of Japan Football League in the 1996 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Honda won the championship. However, citing continuing corporate ownership, they were refused promotion by the J. League, who took in the runner-up, Vissel Kobe, instead.

Newly promoted before the season were Nippon Denso, later known as F.C. Kariya, and Oita Trinity, later known as Oita Trinita.

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W L GF GA Pts Notes
1 Honda 30 25 5 83 35 75 Champions (Refused promotion)
2 Vissel Kobe 30 25 5 78 32 75 Promoted to J. League
3 Tokyo Gas 30 24 6 63 28 73
4 Tosu Futures 30 20 10 68 43 62 Folded
5 Consadole Sapporo 30 20 10 60 43 62
6 Brummell Sendai 30 18 12 67 52 56
7 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 30 18 12 56 41 55
8 Montedio Yamagata 30 16 14 45 49 49
9 Fujitsu Kawasaki 30 15 15 48 45 45
10 Oita Trinity 30 13 17 42 52 39
11 Ventforet Kofu 30 11 19 50 56 33
12 Cosmo Oil Yokkaichi 30 11 19 45 61 33 Folded
13 NTT Kanto 30 7 23 36 55 23
14 Fukushima 30 7 23 30 63 22
15 Denso 30 5 25 40 90 16
16 Seino Transportation 30 5 25 28 82 15

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