2019 Japan Football League

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The 2019 Japan Football League (Japanese: 第21回日本フットボールリーグ(第21回 JFL 2019), Hepburn: Dai Nijūikkai Nihon Futtobōru Rīgu (Dai Nijūikkai JFL 2019)) will be the seventh season of the fourth tier in Japanese football, and the 21st season since the establishment of Japan Football League.

Starting from this season, the league reverts to a one-stage double round-robin again.

2019 season Clubs[edit]

Sixteen clubs will feature in this season of Japan Football League. There were some changes: Vanraure Hachinohe won promotion to pro football in 2018, while Cobaltore Onagawa was relegated. There are two new clubs in the JFL, debuting in this category: Matsue City FC won the Regional Promotion Series, while Suzuka Unlimited FC came second in the final phase.[1]

Club Name Home Town Position Notes
FC Imabari Imabari, Ehime 5th J.League 100 Year Plan club status and J3 license holders
FC Osaka Higashiōsaka, Osaka 2th
Honda FC Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 1st Defending champions of 2018
Honda Lock Miyazaki, Miyazaki 14th
Maruyasu Okazaki Okazaki, Aichi 13th
Matsue City FC Matsue, Shimane RPS 1st Promoted from CSL after 1st place in 42nd Regional Promotion Series
MIO Biwako Shiga Kusatsu, Shiga 7th
Nara Club All cities/towns in Nara[a] 8th J.League 100 Year Plan club status and J3 license holders
ReinMeer Aomori Aomori, Aomori 10th J.League 100 Year Plan club status
Ryutsu Keizai Dragons Ryūgasaki, Ibaraki 15th
Sony Sendai Tagajō, Miyagi 4th
Suzuka Unlimited FC Suzuka, Mie RPS 2nd Promoted from TASL after 2nd place in 42nd Regional Promotion Series
Tegevajaro Miyazaki Miyazaki & Shintomi, Miyazaki 12th J.League 100 Year Plan club status
Tokyo Musashino City Musashino, Tokyo 6th J.League 100 Year Plan club status
Veertien Mie All cities/towns in Mie[b] 11th
Verspah Oita Yufu & Ōita, Ōita 9th

Personnel and kits[edit]

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer
FC Imabari Japan Takeshi Ono Japan TBA Adidas
FC Osaka Japan Haruo Wada Japan Tomoyuki Iwamoto bonera
Honda FC Japan Hiroyasu Ibata Japan Yuya Suzuki Umbro
Honda Lock Japan Shinya Shirakawa Japan Naoya Oyama Kappa
Maruyasu Okazaki Japan Ryuji Kitamura Japan Keita Sugimoto ATHLETA
Matsue City FC Japan Koji Tanaka Japan Yuzuru Tabira GAViC
MIO Biwako Shiga Japan Masafumi Nakaguchi TBA JOGARBOLA
Nara Club Japan Koichi Sugiyama Japan Shinichi Mukai SQUADRA
ReinMeer Aomori Japan Tatsuya Mochizuki Japan Kanta Takahashi Umbro
Ryutsu Keizai Dragons Japan Yuji Nakano TBC Adidas
Sony Sendai Japan Shinji Honda Japan Kenta Ogihara Umbro
Suzuka Unlimited FC Spain Milagros Martínez Domínguez Japan Toshihiro Horikawa ATHLETA
Tegevajaro Miyazaki Japan Keiji Kuraishi TBA Penalty
Tokyo Musashino City Japan Hisayuki Ikegami Japan Koji Ishihara Yonex
Veertien Mie Japan Nobuhiro Ueno Japan Hitoshi Nishimura Mizuno
Verspah Oita Japan Shigemitsu Sudo Japan Kosuke Fukumoto LINES
  1. ^ centering on Nara
  2. ^ centering on Kuwana & Yokkaichi

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Honda FC 17 12 3 2 32 14 +18 39 Promotion to 2020 J3 League[a]
2 FC Imabari 16 9 6 1 22 11 +11 33
3 Sony Sendai 18 9 5 4 36 21 +15 32
4 Honda Lock 17 7 6 4 28 19 +9 27
5 Tokyo Musashino City 17 7 6 4 27 21 +6 27
6 Tegevajaro Miyazaki 17 6 6 5 23 22 +1 24
7 Veertien Mie 17 6 5 6 19 16 +3 23
8 Verspah Oita 17 6 5 6 20 20 0 23
9 MIO Biwako Shiga 17 7 2 8 14 23 −9 23
10 FC Osaka 17 5 6 6 18 14 +4 21
11 Maruyasu Okazaki 17 5 5 7 13 18 −5 20
12 ReinMeer Aomori 17 5 4 8 19 25 −6 19
13 Nara Club 18 5 4 9 13 20 −7 19
14 Suzuka Unlimited FC 17 4 6 7 24 26 −2 18
15 Matsue City FC 17 2 6 9 15 33 −18 12 Relegation to 2020 Regional Leagues
16 Ryutsu Keizai Dragons 18 3 3 12 21 42 −21 12
Updated to match(es) played on 24 August 2019. Source: JFL website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4th) head-to-head results; 5th) disciplinary points; 6th) draw
Notes:
  1. ^ To qualify for promotion, a club must hold a 100 Year Plan status, obtain J3 license (marked in bold in the table), and finish both in the top 4 of the JFL, and either 1st or 2nd among the promotion-eligible clubs.

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played June 16, 2019.[2]
Rank Player Club Goals
1
Japan Yuta Uchino Sony Sendai FC
9
2
Japan Tsubasa Ando Honda Lock SC
8
3
Brazil Efrain Rintaro Suzuka Unlimited
6
4
Japan Makoto Kawanishi FC Osaka
5
Japan Yuya Tomita Honda FC
Japan Kosuke Fujioka Tegevajaro Miyazaki

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "鈴鹿アンリミテッドFC、JFL昇格内定!「お嬢様聖水かけ」も". Qoly. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.jfl.or.jp/jfl-pc/view/s.php?a=1413

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