2009 Japan Football League
2nd JFL title
2nd D3 title
|Promoted||New Wave Kitakyushu|
Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima
|Goals scored||775 (2.53 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Shogo Shiozawa (17 goals total)|
|Highest attendance||9,856 (Round 1,
New Wave vs. JEF Reserves)
|Lowest attendance||109 (Round 28,
Printing vs. Arte)
Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2009 season.
At the end of the 2008 season, three new clubs were promoted from the Japanese Regional Leagues by virtue of their final placing in the All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series:
- Machida Zelvia, Kanto Football League First Division champions
- V-Varen Nagasaki, Kyushu Football League runners-up
- Honda Lock, 3rd place at the All Japan Senior Football Championship (3rd place in Kyushu Football League)
Machida Zelvia and V-Varen Nagasaki were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in January.
||Promotion or relegation
|1||Sagawa Shiga† (C)||34||19||9||6||62||36||+26||66|
|4||New Wave Kitakyushu (P)||34||16||10||8||49||31||+18||58||Promotion to 2010 J. League Division 2 1|
|8||MIO Biwako Kusatsu||34||13||9||12||51||43||+8||48|
|15||Ryutsu Keizai University||34||11||7||16||41||55||−14||40|
|17||FC Kariya (R)||34||7||10||17||26||51||−25||31||Promotion/Relegation Series 2|
|18||Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima (R)||34||4||6||24||28||69||−41||18||Relegation to Okayama prefectural league 3|
Updated to games played on November 29, 2009.
Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
† Denotes clubs that occupied top 4 places at the end of the first half of the season (17th week) and were seeded for 2009 Emperor's Cup. These clubs were automatically qualified for the tournament, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
1 Must hold J. League Associate Membership and submit applications to J. League board by 30 September (club names shown in bold), finish no less than in fourth place and pass a final inspection by J. League to be promoted. V-Varen Nagasaki and Machida Zelvia, both associate members, announced that they would not submit applications for this year due to some unresolved problems pointed out by J. League at the preliminary review.
2 Series' occurrence is dependent on the number of places available after promotions to J2.
3 Mitsubishi Mizushima F.C. submitted a letter to JFL headquarters on 30 September regarding withdrawal from JFL by the end of 2009 season regardless of their 2009 results due to "various factors including recent economic slump." However, Chugoku Soccer League, one of nine Japanese Regional Leagues, declined to accept Mizushima as its 2010 league member because of their voluntary withdrawal from JFL. Therefore, the highest division which Mizushima will be able to play in 2010 season is Okayama prefectural league division 1.
(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.
|Home ╲ Away||ART||GAI||HON||LOC||JER||KAR||RKU||MIO||MMM||NWK||PRI||RYU||SSH||SON||TDK||VVN||YMS||ZEL|
|Ryutsu Keizai University||0–2||0–4||1–2||3–0||0–1||1–0||3–0||1–2||1–1||1–2||0–0||5–0||4–3||2–0||0–0||0–2||1–4|
|MIO Biwako Kusatsu||2–1||3–1||2–2||1–1||0–0||3–0||4–0||2–0||2–2||1–1||1–2||3–2||1–2||2–1||3–0||1–3||0–1|
|Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima||0–2||0–3||0–2||1–6||0–1||2–0||1–1||0–2||1–2||2–4||2–2||0–3||1–3||0–1||2–5||1–2||0–1|
|New Wave Kitakyushu||1–2||0–0||0–0||2–0||0–0||2–0||4–0||1–0||2–3||2–1||4–1||1–1||1–0||0–1||1–0||2–2||1–1|
Updated to games played on November 29, 2009.
Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
|1||Shogo Shiozawa||Sagawa Printing||
|2||Shingo Kinoshita||MIO Biwako Kusatsu||
|Gen Nakamura||Sagawa Shiga||
|4||Keiichi Kubota||Arte Takasaki||
|Junya Nitta||Honda FC||
|Toshitaka Tsurumi||Gainare Tottori||
|7||Ryota Arimitsu||V-Varen Nagasaki||
|Hamed Koné||Gainare Tottori||
|Shoma Mizunaga||Honda Lock||
|Tomoya Osawa||Sagawa Shiga||
|Yuya Sano||New Wave Kitakyushu||
|Tatsuya Sekino||Yokogawa Musashino||
|2||New Wave Kitakyushu||57,983||9,856||1,365||3,411||+196.8%|
|7||MIO Biwako Kusatsu||16,929||2,058||338||996||+16.6%|
|14||Ryutsu Keizai University||7,747||725||183||456||−16.1%|
|15||Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima||7,486||953||304||440||+23.9%|
Promotion and relegation
Due to Kitakyushu being promoted and Mitsubishi Mizushima being relegated, the All Japan Regional Football Promotion League Series winner and runner-up, Matsumoto Yamaga and Hitachi Tochigi Uva respectively, were promoted automatically. Third-placed team, Zweigen Kanazawa were set to play FC Kariya in the promotion and relegation series.
December 13, 2009
|Zweigen Kanazawa||1 – 0||FC Kariya|
December 19, 2009
|FC Kariya||1 – 1||Zweigen Kanazawa|
|Kusaka 87'||Report||Nemoto 31'|
Zweigen Kanazawa won the series at 2–1 aggregate score and earned promotion to JFL. F.C. Kariya relegated to Tōkai regional league.
- JFL:Machida became the second club to give up promotion to J2 for the next season, after Nagasaki (JFL:町田が来季のJ2昇格断念…長崎に続き2チーム目?) Mainichi Shimbun (Japanese) dated 2009-09-26
- Announcement:Withdrawal of Mitsubishi Mizushima FC from JFL (お知らせ「三菱水島FCのJFLからの脱退について」?) JFL official website (Japanese) dated 2009-11-02
- Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima withdrawn from JFL – being tossed about by the economic slump, inevitably cause another weakening. (三菱自水島JFL脱退 不況に翻弄、弱体化必至?) The Sanyo Shimbun (Japanese) dated 2009-12-12
- "JFL Top Scorers". jfl.or.jp. Japan Football League. Retrieved May 1, 2010.