2002 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season 2002
Champions Honda FC
2nd JFL title
3rd D3 title
Promoted none
Relegated Shizuoka Sangyo University
Alouette Kumamoto
Profesor Miyazaki
Matches played 153
Goals scored 457 (2.99 per match)
Top goalscorer Masao Yamamoto (14 goals total)
Highest attendance 3,783 (Round 16,
Honda vs. YKK AP)
Lowest attendance 125 (Round 7,
SE Osaka vs. Sony)
Average attendance 574
2001
2003

Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2002 season.

Overview[edit]

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Sony Sendai
Tochigi S.C.
Sagawa Express Tokyo
Yokogawa Electric
Kokushikan University
Kokushikan
University
Jatco F.C.
Shizuoka Sangyo University
Shizuoka Sangyo
University
Honda F.C.
Denso S.C.
YKK F.C.
ALO's Hokuriku
Sagawa Express Osaka
Kyoto BAMB 1993
S.C. Tottori
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Ehime F.C.
Alouette Kumamoto
Profesor Miyazaki

It was contested by 18 teams, and Honda FC won the championship.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Honda FC (C) 17 13 2 2 39 14 +25 41
2 Sagawa Express Tokyo 17 12 3 2 49 22 +27 39
3 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 17 10 7 0 38 22 +16 37
4 Sony Sendai 17 8 6 3 25 16 +9 30
5 Kokushikan University 17 9 3 5 28 20 +8 30
6 Ehime FC 17 8 4 5 29 18 +11 28
7 Yokogawa Electric 17 8 4 5 21 26 −5 28
8 YKK FC 17 7 5 5 24 16 +8 26
9 Sagawa Express Osaka 17 6 6 5 27 23 +4 24
10 Denso SC 17 6 3 8 32 30 +2 21
11 Kyoto BAMB 1993 17 6 3 8 21 25 −4 21
12 Tochigi SC 17 5 3 9 21 27 −6 18
13 SC Tottori 17 4 3 10 18 33 −15 15
14 ALO's Hokuriku 17 3 6 8 16 34 −18 15
15 Shizuoka Sangyo University (R) 17 4 2 11 20 32 −12 14 Promotion/Relegation Series
16 Jatco FC (O) 17 3 4 10 16 28 −12 13
17 Alouette Kumamoto (R) 17 3 4 10 16 28 −12 13 Relegation to Regional Leagues
18 Profesor Miyazaki (R) 17 2 5 10 20 40 −20 11

Updated to games played on November 10, 2002.
Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Denotes clubs that occupied top 2 places at the end of the previous season and were seeded for 2002 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 ALU BAM DEN EHI HON JAT KSU OTP PRO SEO SET SON SSU TOC TOT YKK YEL
ALO's Hokuriku 0–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–2
Alouette Kumamoto 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 4–4 2–1 3–2 0–1 0–1
Kyoto BAMB 1993 1–2 1–4 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–2 4–0 0–0
Denso SC 3–2 2–3 3–0 2–3 1–1 3–1 2–4 3–2 0–1
Ehime FC 4–0 0–1 1–4 5–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Honda FC 5–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 7–1 1–3 3–2 1–0
Jatco FC 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–1
Kokushikan University 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–0
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 1–0 4–4 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 1–1 1–0
Profesor Miyazaki 1–1 2–2 4–2 0–5 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
Sagawa Express Osaka 6–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–0
Sagawa Express Tokyo 5–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 5–3 9–0
Sony Sendai 0–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–0
Shizuoka Sangyo University 3–0 2–5 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2
Tochigi SC 5–0 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–2
SC Tottori 1–0 0–1 1–4 1–4 1–3 0–2 0–3 1–2
YKK FC 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–1
Yokogawa Electric 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1

Updated to games played on November 10, 2002.
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 Masao Yamamoto Sagawa Express Tokyo
22
Japan Hideki Takayama Denso SC
22
3 Japan Tatsuya Furuhashi Honda FC
13
Japan 馬目 茂樹 Sagawa Express Tokyo
13
5 Japan Takehiro Hayashi Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
12

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Honda FC 9,903 3,783 511 1,100 0.2514220705347+25.1%
2 Ehime FC 8,724 1,645 785 1,091 0.6530303030303+65.3%
3 Tochigi SC 8,110 1,647 723 1,014 0.56481481481481+56.4%
4 Sony Sendai 6,868 1,169 653 859 0.64875239923225+64.8%
5 SC Tottori 6,718 1,509 324 840 0.025641025641026+2.5%
6 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals 7,072 1,158 205 786 0.31438127090301+31.4%
7 Alouette Kumamoto 6,049 863 412 672 -0.96969696969697−3.0%
8 Yokogawa Electric 4,770 1,057 252 530 0.083844580777096+8.3%
9 YKK FC 4,770 1,141 238 489 -0.90555555555556−9.4%
10 Jatco FC 4,033 931 232 448 0.061611374407583+6.1%
11 Profesor Miyazaki 2,803 618 230 350
n/a
12 ALO's Hokuriku 2,716 501 202 340 -0.8−19.9%
13 Kyoto BAMB 1993 2,716 511 211 336 -0.95726495726496−4.2%
14 Sagawa Express Tokyo 2,966 533 145 330 -0.92178770949721−7.8%
15 Kokushikan University 2,851 547 177 317 0.44090909090909+44.0%
16 Shizuoka Sangyo University 2,413 583 178 302 -0.57965451055662−42.0%
17 Denso SC 2,541 505 155 282 -0.79213483146067−20.7%
18 Sagawa Express Osaka 2,159 386 125 270
n/a
League total 87,789 3,783 125 574 +11.4%

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

Promotion and relegation[edit]

After the season, Alouette Kumamoto and Profesor Miyazaki were automatically relegated to Kyūshū regional league. Due to contraction of the league, the winners and runners-up of All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series, Ain Food and Sagawa Printing, were set to compete in the promotion and relegation series with 16th and 15th placed teams – Jatco FC and Shizuoka Sangyo University respectively.

Leg 1
December 22, 2002
12:00
Ain Food 0 – 1 Jatco FC
Report 井上 祥司 Goal 72'
Nagai Aid Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 452
Referee: Tadashi Hase

December 28, 2002
13:00
Jatco FC 1 – 2 Ain Food
河合 崇泰 Goal 81' (pen) Report 濱中 貴志 Goal 32'
西村 完爾 Goal 80'
  Penalties  
河合 崇泰 Penalty scored
平塚 次郎 Penalty scored
堂森 勝利 Penalty scored
石川 真 Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty scored Akira Honda
Penalty missed Kiyoto Shimoyanagi
Penalty scored Daisuke Sato
Penalty missed Yusuke Ogura
Ashitaka Stadium, Numazu
Attendance: 475
Referee: 山口 博司

Series tied 2–2. Jatco F.C. won the series 4–2 in penalty shootout and stayed in JFL.

Leg 2

December 29, 2002
13:00
Shizuoka Sangyo University 0 – 0 Sagawa Printing
Report
  Penalties  
田口 一成 Penalty scored
竹山 満 Penalty missed
Yoshimoto Penalty scored
Sakurada Penalty scored
3 – 5 Penalty scored Nakamori
Penalty scored 森住 健吾
Penalty scored 妹尾 将宏
Penalty scored 山本 健二
Penalty scored Azuma
Yamaha Stadium, Iwata
Attendance: 1,729
Referee: 野田 祐樹

Series tied 0–0. Sagawa Printing won the series 5–3 in penalty shootout and earned promotion to JFL. Shizuoka Sangyo University were relegated to Tōkai regional league.

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