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Japanese J1 League

The Japan J-League is Japan's top professional football league and one of the most successful competitions in Asia (AFC). The league has 18 competing football clubs. Starting this year the bottom placed clubs will be relegated to J2 the 2nd division in Japan. The league allows three foreign players and is expanding this limit to four foreign players. The current J-League Champion is the Kashima Antlers.

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Table

Pos. TeamMPWDLGFGADPForm
1
Gamba Osaka 34 19 6 9 59 31 +28 63 DWWDW
2
Urawa Reds 34 18 8 8 52 32 +20 62 LDLWD
3   Kashima Antlers 34 18 6 10 64 39 +25 60 LWWWD
4
Kashiwa Reysol 34 17 9 8 48 40 +8 60 WWWWW
5
Sagan Tosu 34 19 3 12 41 33 +8 60 WDWWL
6   Kawasaki Frontale 34 16 7 11 56 43 +13 55 WDLLL
7   Yokohama F. Marinos 34 14 9 11 37 29 +8 51 DWWLD
8
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 13 11 10 44 37 +7 50 WDLDW
9
Tokyo 34 12 12 10 47 33 +14 48 DDLDL
10
Nagoya Grampus 34 13 9 12 47 48 -1 48 WWDDW
11
Vissel Kobe 34 11 12 11 49 50 -1 45 LLLLW
12
Albirex Niigata 34 12 8 14 30 36 -6 44 LLWLW
13   Ventforet Kofu 34 9 14 11 27 31 -4 41 DDWWW
14   Vegalta Sendai 34 9 11 14 35 50 -15 38 LWDDL
15   Shimizu S-Pulse 34 10 6 18 42 60 -18 36 DLDWL
16   Omiya Ardija 34 9 8 17 44 60 -16 35 WLLDL
17   Cerezo Osaka 34 7 10 17 36 48 -12 31 LLDLD
18   Tokushima Vortis 34 3 5 26 16 74 -58 14 DLLLL
Champions League (Group Stage)
Relegation

 

Top Scorers

PlayerTeamGoalsPenalties
Y. Okubo Kawasaki Frontale 18 1
Y. Toyoda Sagan Tosu 15 2
Marquinhos Vissel Kobe 14 2
Pedro Junior Vissel Kobe 13 0
Y. Muto Tokyo 13 0
Y. Kobayashi Kawasaki Frontale 12 0
S. Koroki Urawa Reds 12 1
K. Nagai Nagoya Grampus 12 0
M. Novakovic Shimizu S-Pulse 12 0
Edu Tokyo 11 2
Leandro Kashiwa Reysol 11 0
H. Sato Sanfrecce Hiroshima 11 2
Y. Endo Kashima Antlers 10 0
N. Ishihara Sanfrecce Hiroshima 10 1
Davi Kashima Antlers 10 1

Channels licensed to broadcast J1 League in United States

One World Sports
2011-2015
Exclusive North American Multi-platform rights for the J-league.

 

News

Salzburg seal Minamino deal
Goal.com
Japan Under-21 international Takumi Minamino has left Cerezo Osaka for Austrian side Salzburg for an undisclosed fee. Minamino, 19, had been with Cerezo from under-15 level and made his J1 debut in 2012. He went on to play 62 ... “I've been with this ...
Gamba's Endo selected as J. League Player of the Year
The Japan Times
The 34-year-old Japan midfielder helped engineer the biggest turnaround in league history, Gamba erasing a 14-point deficit to finish one point ahead of Urawa Reds to capture their second championship and first since 2005. Endo appeared in all 34 games ...
Gamba crowned J. League champions
The Japan Times
Gamba, who were in the relegation zone before the World Cup break and out of first place by as much as 14 points, became only the second club after Kashiwa Reysol in 2011 to win J1 in their first year of promotion. Kenta Hasegawa's men can join Kashima ...
Montedio earn promotion to J.League top flight
The Japan Times
Montedio Yamagata held off JEF United Chiba to win the J. League promotion playoff final 1-0 on Sunday at Ajinomoto Stadium, securing the third and last ticket to J1 for next season. Masato Yamazaki's first-half header proved to be decisive for ...
Inamoto to join Consadole in J2
The Japan Times
“I will give it everything I have got and try and help the club win promotion to J1,” the 35-year-old Inamoto said. A product of Gamba Osaka's youth scheme, Inamoto made his pro debut in 1997 and moved to English Premier League club Arsenal in 2001, ...
'Keeper heads Montedio into finale
The Japan Times
Goalkeeper Norihiro Yamagishi headed in a stoppage-time winner to send Emperor's Cup finalists Montedio Yamagata into the playoff final for promotion to the J. League first division with a 2-1 victory away to Jubilo Iwata on Sunday. Iwata, which ...
S-Pulse stay afloat by beating Frontale
The Japan Times
Substitute Kazuya Murata injected dramatic new life into Shimizu S-Pulse's J1 survival bid with a 90th-minute goal to seal a 3-2 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday. S-Pulse — who have been ever present in the top flight since the J. League began in ...
Reysol end Gamba's winning streak
The Japan Times
Gamba Osaka's seven-game win streak came to a screeching halt in a last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Kashiwa Reysol as the former Asian champions tripped up in the J. League title race on Wednesday. Substitute Tetsuro Ota again ... Former Japan midfielder ...
Cerezo fire coach for second time this season
The Japan Times
OSAKA – Fading Cerezo Osaka made their second managerial change of the J. League season on Monday, promoting youth coach Yuji Okuma for Italian Marco Pezzaiuoli. A night after they were eliminated on aggregate from the Nabisco Cup despite ...
Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka in the last J League title race for some time
The Guardian (blog)
Of more immediate relevance, the momentum right now is with Gamba, who will be returning to the site of their J League Cup final victory over outgoing J1 title-holders Sanfrecce Hiroshima two weeks ago. When the top flight paused for its two-month ...
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