2007 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season 2007
Champions Sagawa Express
1st D3 title
1st JFL title
Promoted Rosso Kumamoto
FC Gifu
Matches played 306
Goals scored 872 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorer Sho Gokyu (30 goals total)
Highest attendance 12,539 (Round 1,
Tochigi vs. Ryukyu
Lowest attendance 101 (Round 20,
Printing vs. Mizushima
Average attendance 1,312
2006
2008

Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2007 season.

Overview[edit]

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F.C. Ryūkyū
TDK S.C.
Sony Sendai
Tochigi S.C.
Ryutsu Keizai University
Arte Takasaki
Yokogawa Musashino
JEF United Reserves
Honda F.C.
F.C. Kariya
YKK AP
ALO's Hokuriku
F.C. Gifu
Sagawa Express
Sagawa Printing
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima
Gainare Tottori
Rosso Kumamoto

It was contested by 18 teams, and Sagawa Express won the championship. The club was created before the season by merger of two Sagawa Express corporate clubs from Tokyo and Osaka.

SC Tottori were renamed to Gainare Tottori before the season.

TDK SC and FC Gifu were promoted from Regional leagues by the virtue of their placing in All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series, the former promoted automatically and the latter won the play-off series against Honda Lock.

FC Gifu, Gainare Tottori and Tochigi SC were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in January.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Sagawa Express (C) 34 26 5 3 81 31 +50 83
3 Rosso Kumamoto (P) 34 21 6 7 65 34 +31 69 Promotion to 2008 J. League Division 2 1
3 FC Gifu (P) 34 17 9 8 45 31 +14 60
4 ALO's Hokuriku 34 16 11 7 50 35 +15 59
5 Honda FC 34 16 10 8 61 42 +19 58
6 YKK AP 34 16 7 11 60 53 +7 55
7 Yokogawa Musashino 33 15 6 12 50 44 +6 51
8 Tochigi SC 34 14 10 10 43 29 +14 52
9 JEF Reserves 34 14 10 10 50 45 +5 52
10 Ryutsu Keizai University 34 15 5 14 58 49 +9 50
11 Sony Sendai 34 13 5 16 46 59 −13 44
12 Sagawa Printing 34 13 4 17 45 57 −12 43
13 TDK SC 34 11 9 14 49 47 +2 42
14 Gainare Tottori 34 10 9 15 42 51 −9 39
15 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 34 11 2 21 36 53 −17 35
16 FC Kariya 34 8 4 22 36 59 −23 28
17 FC Ryukyu 34 7 6 21 38 82 −44 27
18 Arte Takasaki 34 1 4 29 17 71 −54 7

Updated to games played on December 2, 2007.
Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Denotes club that occupied the top place at the end of the first half of the season (17th week) and was automatically qualified for 2007 Emperor's Cup, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
1 Must hold J. League Associate Membership (club name shown in bold), finish no less than in fourth place and pass a final inspection by J. League to be promoted.
(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 ART GAI GIF HON JER KAR RKU MMM PRI ROS RYU SEX SON TDK TOC YKK YMS
ALO's Hokuriku 7–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0
Arte Takasaki 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–4 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1
Gainare Tottori 2–1 2–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2
FC Gifu 0–0 2–0 4–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–2 1–0 0–2 3–3 1–1
Honda FC 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 4–2 1–3 0–6 2–0 4–1 2–4 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–1 2–2 3–0 3–0
JEF Reserves 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–5 3–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 0–0
FC Kariya 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–3 3–2 1–0 0–3 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–0 0–2 1–2 0–1
Ryutsu Keizai University 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–4 1–0 4–1 4–1 0–1 2–3 3–0 3–1
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 1–2 4–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–4 1–1 1–0 3–4 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Sagawa Printing 0–3 2–0 2–4 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 0–2
Rosso Kumamoto 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 6–3 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 3–2
FC Ryukyu 0–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–3 3–4 3–3 2–1 0–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 0–8 1–0 2–3 0–0
Sagawa Express 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–4 4–3
Sony Sendai 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–3 4–1 2–4 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–3
TDK SC 2–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 5–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–1
Tochigi SC 1–1 4–0 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0
YKK AP 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–3 0–1 4–2 4–1 1–2 4–0 0–3 6–1 0–3 2–2 5–1
Yokogawa Musashino 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 2–3 1–2 0–3 5–0 4–1 0–2 2–0

Updated to games played on December 2, 2007.
Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Japan Sho Gokyu Sagawa Express
30
2 Japan Yutaka Takahashi Rosso Kumamoto
29
3 Japan Masatoshi Matsuda TDK SC
18
4 Japan Hideyuki Ishida ALO's Hokuriku
17
5 Japan Kodai Suzuki Honda FC
15
Japan Yuki Muto Ryutsu Keizai University
15
7 Japan Kento Hori Sagawa Express
14
8 Japan Shōgo Shimada Sagawa Express
13
9 Japan Takashi Harashima Yokogawa Musashino
12
Japan Syogo Kawano JEF Reserves
12
Japan Yuya Nagatomi ALO's Hokuriku
12
Japan Junya Nitta Honda FC
12
Japan Satoshi Yokoyama Tochigi SC
12

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Tochigi SC 75,771 12,539 2,449 4,457 1.0836839644694+108.3%
2 Rosso Kumamoto 60,680 6,365 1,559 3,569 -0.94794156706507−5.2%
3 FC Gifu 59,994 7,688 1,954 3,529 -0.86579980372915−13.4%
4 FC Ryukyu 41,539 4,675 1,153 2,443 -0.76607086861085−23.3%
5 Gainare Tottori 29,832 3,811 851 1,755 0.53141361256544+53.1%
6 TDK SC 16,711 2,245 427 983
n/a
7 Sagawa Express 15,705 3,138 312 924 -0.8563484708063−14.3%
8 YKK AP 12,669 2,646 267 745 0.02054794520548+2.0%
9 Yokogawa Musashino 11,437 1,405 317 673 -0.9781976744186−2.1%
10 ALO's Hokuriku 11,025 2,555 130 649 0.11130136986301+11.1%
11 Honda FC 10,894 1,328 168 641 -0.7585798816568−24.1%
12 Sony Sendai 9,841 1,411 215 579 -0.89906832298137−10.0%
13 Ryutsu Keizai University 9,541 1,505 154 561 1.3181818181818+131.8%
14 FC Kariya 8,749 1,458 211 515 -0.91474245115453−8.5%
15 JEF Reserves 7,041 945 113 414 0.40338983050847+40.3%
16 Arte Takasaki 6,966 1,015 177 410 -0.850622406639−14.9%
17 Sagawa Printing 6,754 772 101 397 0.047493403693931+4.7%
18 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 6,291 711 204 370 0.16719242902208+16.7%
League total 401,440 12,539 101 1,312 +33.0%

Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Notes:
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
Sagawa Express attendance is compared to the combined figure of its predecessors, Sagawa Express Tokyo and Sagawa Express Osaka.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

No relegation has occurred due to a post-season merger of ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP into one club named Kataller Toyama.

Fagiano Okayama, New Wave Kitakyushu and MIO Biwako Kusatsu were promoted to JFL from Regional leagues at the end of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JFL Top Scorers". jfl.or.jp. Japan Football League. Retrieved July 7, 2010.