2000 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season 2000
Champions Yokohama FC
2nd D3 title
2nd JFL title
Promoted Yokohama FC
Matches played 132
Goals scored 468 (3.55 per match)
Top goalscorer Kenji Arima (24 goals total)
Highest attendance 5,324 (Round 1,
Yokohama vs. Tochigi)
Lowest attendance 84 (Round 17,
Kokushinkan vs. ALO's)
Average attendance 901
1999
2001

Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2000 season.

Overview[edit]

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Sony Sendai
Tochigi S.C.
Yokogawa Electric
Kokushikan University
Kokushikan
University
Yokohama F.C.
Jatco F.C.
Shizuoka Sangyo University
Shizuoka Sangyo
University
Honda Motor
Denso S.C.
ALO's Hokuriku
Kyoken Kyoto
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

It was contested by 12 teams, and Yokohama FC defended their champions title.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
WO
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Yokohama FC (C) (P) 22 19 1 2 0 66 24 +42 61 Promotion to 2001 J. League Division 2
2 Honda Motor 22 15 2 0 5 51 29 +22 49
3 Denso SC 22 11 5 1 5 43 23 +20 44
4 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 22 12 2 0 8 57 37 +20 40
5 Sony Sendai 22 11 2 0 9 51 37 +14 37
6 Jatco FC 22 9 0 1 12 42 44 −2 28
7 Kokushikan University 22 7 3 1 11 45 48 −3 28
8 ALO's Hokuriku 22 6 2 0 14 26 49 −23 22
9 FC Kyoken 22 4 3 1 14 20 38 −18 19
10 Shizuoka Sangyo University 22 4 1 2 15 25 50 −25 16
11 Tochigi SC 22 3 2 1 16 21 48 −27 14
12 Yokogawa FC 22 2 0 3 17 21 41 −20 9

Updated to games played on November 12, 2000.
Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Denotes clubs that occupied top three places at the end of the first half of the season (11th week) and were seeded for 2000 Emperor's Cup. These clubs were automatically qualified for the tournament, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALO DEN HON JAT KSU KYO OTP SON SSU TOC YOK YFC
ALO's Hokuriku 0–1 1–2
 OT 
4–2 2–1 1–0 1–6 2–1 1–4 0–2 3–2 0–1
Denso SC 2–0 1–0
 OT 
5–1 2–1
 OT 
1–2 2–1 1–2
 OT 
2–1 2–1
 OT 
1–0 1–2
 OT 
Honda Motors 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–1
 OT 
2–1 5–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 2–7
Jatco FC 5–1 0–2 0–3 2–2
 OT 
4–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 4–3 3–2 0–1
Kokushikan University 3–2
 OT 
2–3 3–4 3–1 1–2
 OT 
1–3 4–5 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–4
FC Kyoken 1–2
 OT 
0–4 0–3 1–4 2–1 1–2
 OT 
1–2 0–1 2–1
 OT 
0–0
 OT 
0–1
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 1–0 1–2
 OT 
3–1 4–0 2–4 3–2 2–1
 OT 
8–0 0–1 1–0 1–5
Sony Sendai 3–1 2–1
 OT 
2–3 1–0 1–2
 OT 
2–0 3–4 3–0 7–0 1–0 1–2
Shizuoka Sangyo University 5–1 1–3 1–2 1–4 1–2
 OT 
2–3
 OT 
2–1
 OT 
1–3 1–2 0–1 1–2
Tochigi SC 0–1
 OT 
0–2 0–2 0–4 2–3 0–1 2–4 0–3 0–0
 OT 
3–2
 OT 
0–1
Yokogawa FC 1–2 2–3
 OT 
1–3 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–4 1–2 0–0
 OT 
2–3
 OT 
1–3
Yokohama FC 3–0 2–2
 OT 
3–0 3–2 5–3 1–0 6–2 6–5 4–0 3–1 1–1
 OT 

Updated to games played on November 12, 2000.
Source: Japan Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Japan Kenji Arima Yokohama FC
24
2 Japan Hidenori Tabata Sony Sendai
19
3 Japan Takehiro Hayashi Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
16
4 Japan Shusuke Shimada Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
15
5 Japan Tatsuya Furuhashi Honda Motors
14

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Yokohama FC 40,293 5,324 2,808 3,663 -0.89779411764706−10.2%
2 Sony Sendai 12,027 4,421 317 1,093 0.67381316998469+67.3%
3 Tochigi SC 11,543 2,279 473 1,049
n/a
4 Honda Motors 10,982 3,139 438 998 -0.88084730803177−11.9%
5 Yokogawa FC 7,736 2,744 265 703 0.17166666666667+17.1%
6 Jatco FC 7,335 2,803 210 667 0.075806451612903+7.5%
7 Shizuoka Sangyo University 5,763 1,568 172 524
n/a
8 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 5,550 2,219 203 505 -0.89065255731922−10.9%
9 ALO's Hokuriku 5,320 1,602 260 484
n/a
10 Denso SC 4,760 1,168 241 433 -0.82791586998088−17.2%
11 FC Kyoken 4,246 1,080 206 386
n/a
12 Kokushikan University 3,375 1,786 84 307 -0.86723163841808−13.2%
League total 118,930 5,324 84 901 −16.8%

Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
Team played previous season in College Leagues.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

No relegation has occurred as league continued to expand. At the end of the season, the winner and runner-up of All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series, Sagawa Express Tokyo and YKK FC were promoted automatically. In addition, NTT West Kumamoto, SC Tottori and Ehime FC were included by JFA recommendation.

References[edit]