2010 Japan Football League
1st D3 title
1st JFL title
|Relegated||Ryutsu Keizai University|
|Goals scored||847 (2.77 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Sho Gokyu (27 goals total)|
|Highest attendance||9,499 (Round 25,
Gainare vs. Sagawa)
|Lowest attendance||0 (Round 19,
Lock vs. Zweigen)
Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2010 season.
At the end of the 2009 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:
- Matsumoto Yamaga and Hitachi Tochigi Uva were promoted automatically.
- Zweigen Kanazawa won the play-off series against FC Kariya.
Before the season corporate TDK SC were renamed to Blaublitz Akita and started operations as an independent football club. Hitachi Tochigi Uva S.C. has dropped the company prefix and changed its name to simply Tochigi Uva F.C.
Matsumoto Yamaga were approved as J. League associate members at the annual meeting in February. Zweigen Kanazawa applied for the membership later in April but the application was not accepted because of incomplete documentation.
||Promotion or relegation
|1||Gainare Tottori† (C) (P)||34||24||5||5||64||31||+33||77||Promotion to 2011 J. League Division 2 1|
|11||MIO Biwako Kusatsu||34||13||7||14||51||56||−5||46|
|17||Arte Takasaki (O)||34||7||8||19||28||51||−23||29||Promotion/Relegation Series 2|
|18||Ryutsu Keizai University (R)||34||5||4||25||33||80||−47||19||Relegation to Regional Leagues 2|
Updated to games played on November 28, 2010.
Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
† Denotes clubs that occupied top 3 places at the end of the first half of the season (17th week) and were seeded for 2010 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, pass a final inspection by J. League (club name shown in bold) and finish no less than in fourth place to be promoted. Machida Zelvia have announced that their stadium is not meeting the J. League standards so they are not eligible for the promotion till 2012 season. Later the announcement of the same kind was made by V-Varen Nagasaki, although their eligibility date is as far as 2013 season.
2 Play-off series' and direct relegation occurrence is dependent on the number of places available after promotions to J2.
(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||BLA||GAI||HON||LOC||JER||RKU||MIO||PRI||RYU||SSH||SON||UVA||VVN||YAM||YMS||ZEL||ZWE|
|Ryutsu Keizai University||1–0||0–1||1–3||1–2||0–2||1–2||2–2||0–3||0–3||2–5||1–3||2–0||0–4||1–2||0–1||0–3||2–4|
|MIO Biwako Kusatsu||3–0||1–0||5–0||0–1||2–2||5–0||0–1||2–0||2–1||1–2||2–0||0–1||2–3||2–2||0–2||4–3||1–0|
|1||Sho Gokyu||Sagawa Shiga||
|2||Masatoshi Matsuda||Blaublitz Akita||
|3||Yosinori Katsumata||Machida Zelvia||
|4||Ryosuke Kijima||Machida Zelvia||
|5||Ryota Arimitsu||V-Varen Nagasaki||
|Shunta Takahashi||Tochigi Uva||
|7||Shintaro Hirai||Sagawa Printing||
|8||Michiaki Kakimoto||Matsumoto Yamaga||
|Hamed Koné||Gainare Tottori||
|Junya Nitta||Honda FC||
|Kodai Suzuki||Honda FC||
|9||MIO Biwako Kusatsu||13,474||2,144||163||793||−20.3%|
|15||Ryutsu Keizai University||7,454||958||184||438||−3.9%|
Updated to games played on November 28, 2010
Source: First round, Second round
† Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
‡ Some Honda Lock games were played without spectators because of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Miyazaki Prefecture.
Promotion and relegation
Due to Gainare Tottori being promoted to J2, the Regional Promotion Series champions and runner-ups, Kamatamare Sanuki and Nagano Parceiro, were promoted automatically. The third-placed Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C. faced Arte Takasaki in the promotion and relegation series.
December 11, 2010
|Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C.||0 – 3||Arte Takasaki|
December 19, 2010
|Arte Takasaki||1 – 1||Sanyo Electric Sumoto S.C.|
|Yoshida 90+1'||Report||Ota 19'|
Arte Takasaki won the series 4–1 on aggregate and stayed in JFL.
- About J. League admission (Jリーグ入会に向けて?), official Machida Zelvia website, dated 2010-09-07.
- Preliminary results of J. League admission (Jリーグ入会予備審査の結果について?), official V-Varen Nagasaki website, dated 2010-09-16.
- "JFL Top Scorers". jfl.or.jp. Japan Football League. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved May 1, 2010.