2008 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season 2008
Champions Honda FC
4th JFL title
5th D3 title
Promoted Tochigi SC
Kataller Toyama
Fagiano Okayama
Matches played 306
Goals scored 890 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Junya Nitta (25 goals total)
Highest attendance 13,821 (Round 34,
Tochigi vs. Kariya)
Lowest attendance 141 (Round 4,
Mizushima vs. Yokogawa)
Average attendance 1,573
2007
2009

Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2008 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
Kataller Toyama
Sagawa Shiga
MIO Biwako Kusatsu
Sagawa Printing
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima
Fagiano Okayama
Gainare Tottori
New Wave Kitakyushu

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

ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP, both based in Toyama merged before the season to become Kataller Toyama.

Fagiano Okayama, New Wave Kitakyushu and MIO Biwako Kusatsu were promoted from Regional leagues by the virtue of their placing in All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series.

New Wave Kitakyushu and Kataller Toyama were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in January. Fagiano Okayama were approved back in 2007 when playing in Regional league. FC Ryukyu's application was declined.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Honda FC (C) 34 22 8 4 80 33 +47 74
2 Tochigi SC (P) 34 18 9 7 65 37 +28 63 Promotion to 2009 J. League Division 2 1
3 Kataller Toyama (P) 34 18 8 8 61 36 +25 62
4 Fagiano Okayama (P) 34 17 9 8 63 43 +20 60
5 Gainare Tottori 34 17 6 11 57 37 +20 57
6 Ryutsu Keizai University 34 17 6 11 56 48 +8 57
7 Yokogawa Musashino 34 15 9 10 43 34 +9 54
8 FC Kariya 34 13 12 9 47 40 +7 51
9 Sony Sendai 34 15 4 15 53 42 +11 49
10 New Wave Kitakyushu 34 13 10 11 49 48 +1 49
11 Sagawa Printing 34 12 13 9 43 42 +1 49
12 Sagawa Shiga 34 12 11 11 53 47 +6 47
13 TDK SC 34 10 11 13 48 47 +1 41
14 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 34 10 8 16 40 62 −22 38
15 JEF Reserves 34 8 6 20 31 53 −22 30
16 FC Ryukyu 34 7 6 21 31 58 −27 27
17 Arte Takasaki 34 5 5 24 40 107 −67 20
18 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 34 3 7 24 30 76 −46 16

Updated to games played on November 30, 2008.
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 2008 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] ART FAG GAI HON JER KAR KAT RKU MIO MMM NWK PRI RYU SSH SON TDK TOC YMS
Arte Takasaki 1–3 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–2 0–5 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–3 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–6 1–3 2–3 1–7
Fagiano Okayama 5–1 0–1 2–3 3–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–0
Gainare Tottori 8–1 2–3 4–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 1–2 0–0 4–0 0–1 1–0
Honda FC 11–1 2–3 5–1 3–1 6–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–0
JEF Reserves 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2
FC Kariya 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–2
Kataller Toyama 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 3–2 5–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 4–1
Ryutsu Keizai University 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 4–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–2
MIO Biwako Kusatsu 2–2 1–2 0–3 2–4 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–4 2–2 0–2
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 3–3 0–4 1–4 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2
New Wave Kitakyushu 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 2–3 2–1
Sagawa Printing 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–6 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
FC Ryukyu 1–0 1–2 0–4 0–2 4–0 1–4 2–1 1–4 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2
Sagawa Shiga 7–4 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–3 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–3 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–1
Sony Sendai 1–2 3–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 4–3 3–1 5–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 3–2 0–1
TDK SC 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 5–0 2–3 1–2 1–0 3–2 0–2 0–0 1–3
Tochigi SC 6–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 4–3 4–3 5–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–1
Yokogawa Musashino 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0

Updated to games played on November 30, 2008.
Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
^ 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]
1 Japan Junya Nitta Honda FC
25
2 Japan Kodai Suzuki Honda FC
20
3 Japan Yasutaka Kobayashi Fagiano Okayama
19
4 Japan Kohei Kiyama Fagiano Okayama
18
5 Japan Yusuke Sato Tochigi SC
16
6 Japan Mitsuru Hasegawa Kataller Toyama
15
Japan Gen Nakamura Sagawa Shiga
15
8 Japan Goshi Okubo Sony Sendai
14
Japan Go Togashi TDK SC
14
10 Japan Kiyohiro Hirabayashi FC Kariya
12
Japan Hideyuki Ishida Kataller Toyama
12

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Tochigi SC 85,816 13,821 2,704 5,048 0.1326004038591+13.2%
2 Kataller Toyama 73,205 10,704 2,008 4,306 2.0889526542324+208.8%
3 Fagiano Okayama 62,297 11,053 1,457 3,665 0.15797788309637+15.7%
4 Gainare Tottori 54,652 7,117 1,363 3,215 0.83190883190883+83.1%
5 FC Ryukyu 48,997 6,247 1,708 2,882 0.17969709373721+17.9%
6 New Wave Kitakyushu 19,539 1,752 725 1,149 -0.95037220843672−4.9%
7 Yokogawa Musashino 17,087 4,101 384 1,005 0.49331352154532+49.3%
8 TDK SC 16,170 3,261 564 951 -0.96744659206511−3.2%
9 Sony Sendai 14,788 2,379 325 870 0.50259067357513+50.2%
10 Honda FC 14,512 3,042 529 854 0.33229329173167+33.2%
11 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 14,511 2,102 307 854 2.429718875502+242.9%
12 Sagawa Shiga 14,469 3,623 259 851 -0.92099567099567−7.9%
13 FC Kariya 10,261 1,777 227 604 0.17281553398058+17.2%
14 Ryutsu Keizai University 9,246 1,284 183 544 -0.96969696969697−3.0%
15 JEF Reserves 8,243 1,467 204 485 0.17149758454106+17.1%
16 Sagawa Printing 6,262 636 165 368 -0.92695214105793−7.3%
17 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 6,038 1,115 141 355 -0.95945945945946−4.0%
18 Arte Takasaki 5,104 854 144 300 -0.73170731707317−26.8%
League total 481,197 13,821 141 1,573 +19.8%

Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Notes:
Kataller Toyama attendance is compared to the combined figure of its predecessors, ALO's Hokuriku and YKK AP
Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

No relegation has occurred. Machida Zelvia, V-Varen Nagasaki and Honda Lock 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 May 1, 2010.