2008 Japan Football League

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Japan Football League
Season2008
Dates16 March – 30 November
ChampionsHonda FC
4th JFL title
5th D3 title
PromotedTochigi SC
Kataller Toyama
Fagiano Okayama
Matches played306
Goals scored890 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorerJunya Nitta (25 goals total)
Highest attendance13,821 (Round 34,
Tochigi vs. Kariya)
Lowest attendance141 (Round 4,
Mizushima vs. Yokogawa)
Average attendance1,573
2007
2009

The 2008 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第10回日本フットボールリーグ, Hepburn: Dai Jikkai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu) was the tenth season of the Japan Football League, the third tier of the Japanese football league system.

Overview[edit]

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 the Regional League promotion 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
1 Honda FC (C) 34 22 8 4 80 33 +47 74
2 Tochigi SC[a][b] (P) 34 18 9 7 65 37 +28 63 Promotion to 2009 J. League Division 2[c]
3 Kataller Toyama[b] (P) 34 18 8 8 61 36 +25 62
4 Fagiano Okayama[b] (P) 34 17 9 8 63 43 +20 60
5 Gainare Tottori[b] 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[b] 34 13 10 11 49 48 +1 49
11 SP Kyoto 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 match(es) played on November 30, 2008. Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c d e J. League Associate Membership
  3. ^ Must hold J. League Associate Membership, finish no less than in fourth place and pass a final inspection by J. League to be promoted.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ART FAG GAI HON JER KAR KAT RKU MIO MMM NWK PRI RYU SSH SON TDK TOC YMC
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
SP Kyoto 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 match(es) played on November 30, 2008. Source: JFL First Round, JFL Second Round
Colours: Blue = 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

Attendance[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Tochigi SC 85,816 13,821 2,704 5,048 +13.3%
2 Kataller Toyama 73,205 10,704 2,008 4,306 +208.9%
3 Fagiano Okayama 62,297 11,053 1,457 3,665 +15.8%
4 Gainare Tottori 54,652 7,117 1,363 3,215 +83.2%
5 FC Ryukyu 48,997 6,247 1,708 2,882 +18.0%
6 New Wave Kitakyushu 19,539 1,752 725 1,149 −5.0%
7 Yokogawa Musashino 17,087 4,101 384 1,005 +49.3%
8 TDK SC 16,170 3,261 564 951 −3.3%
9 Sony Sendai 14,788 2,379 325 870 +50.3%
10 Honda FC 14,512 3,042 529 854 +33.2%
11 MIO Biwako Kusatsu 14,511 2,102 307 854 +243.0%
12 Sagawa Shiga 14,469 3,623 259 851 −7.9%
13 FC Kariya 10,261 1,777 227 604 +17.3%
14 Ryutsu Keizai University 9,246 1,284 183 544 −3.0%
15 JEF Reserves 8,243 1,467 204 485 +17.1%
16 SP Kyoto 6,262 636 165 368 −7.3%
17 Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima 6,038 1,115 141 355 −4.1%
18 Arte Takasaki 5,104 854 144 300 −26.8%
League total 481,197 13,821 141 1,573 +19.9%

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.