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The List of Japanese football teams is evolving. The list is changing as the popularity of Japanese Association football (soccer) grows.[1]


The sport has a long-term expansion program called the "Hundred Year Plan."[1]

The number of teams in J. League Division 1 is stable; however, the list of teams is variable depending on seasonal win-loss statistics.[1]

The number of teams in J. League Division 2 is expanding slowly; and creation of a Division 3 is proposed.[1]

Division 1

There are 18 Division 1 (J1) teams.[2] In 2012, the J1 teams are:

Division 2

There are 20+ Division 2 (J2) teams.[2] In 2012, the J2 teams are:

Japan Football League

The amateur Japan Football League (JFL) has 17 teams.[43] In 2012, the JFL teams are:

In 2012, Arte Takasaki was removed from the list of JFL teams.[46]

Related pages


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3, "History of the J.League"; retrieved 2012-3-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Japan Professional Football League (J.League), 2012 Club Guide; retrieved 2012-3-9.
  3. J.League, Albirex Niigata; Albirex Niigata (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  4. J.League, Cerzo Osaka; Cerezo Osaka (English); (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  5. J.League, Consadole Sapporo; Consadole Sapporo (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  6. J.League, F.C. Tokyo; F.C. Tokyo (English); (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  7. J.League, Gama Osaka; Gamba Osaka (English); (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  8. J.League, Jubilo Iwata; Jubilo Iwata (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  9. J.League, Kashima Antlers; Kashima Antlers (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  10. J.League, Kashiwa Reysol; Kashiwa Reysol (English); (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  11. J. League, Kawasaki Frontale; Kawasaki Frontale (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  12. J.League, Nagoya Grampus; Nagoya Grampus (English); (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  13. J.League, Omiya Ardija; Omiya Ardija (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  14. J.League, Sagan Tosu; Sagan Tosu (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  15. J.League, Sanfrecce Hiroshima; Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  16. J.League, Shimizu S-Pulse; Shimizu S-Pulse (English); (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  17. J.League, Urawa Reds; Urawa Red Diamonds (English); (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  18. J.League, Vegalta Sendai; Vegalta Sendai (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  19. J.League, Vissel Kobe; Vissel Kobe (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  20. J.League, Yokohama•Marinos; Yokohama F•Marinos (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  21. J.League, Avispa Fukuoka; Avispa Fukuoka (Japanese); retrieved 2012-7-9.
  22. J.League, Ehime FC; Ehime FC (Japanese); retrieved 2012-2-27.
  23. J.League, Fagiano Okayama; Fagiano Okayama (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  24. J.League, FC Gifu; FC Gifu (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  25. J.League, FC Macida Zelvia; FC Macida Zelvia (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  26. J.League, Gainare Tottori; Gainare Tottori (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  27. J.League, Giravanz Kitakyushu; Giravanz Kitakyushu (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  28. J.League, JEF United Chiba; JEF United Chiba (Japanese); retrieved 2012-2-27.
  29. J.League, Kataller Toyama; Kataller Toyama (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  30. J.League, Kyoto Sanga F.C.; Kyoto Sanga F.C. (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  31. J.League, Matsumoto Yamaga FC; Matsumoto Yamaga F.C. (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  32. J.League, Mito Hollyhock; Mito Hollyhock (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  33. J.League, Montedio Yamagata; Montedio Yamagata (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  34. J.League, Oita Trinita; Oita Trinita (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-10.
  35. J.League, Roasso Kumamoto; Roasso Kumamoto (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-10.
  36. J.League, Shonan Bellmare; Shonan Bellmare (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  37. J.League, Thespa Kusatsu; Thespa Kusatsu (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  38. J.League, Tochigi SC; Tochigi SC (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  39. J.League, Tokushima Vortis; Tokushima Vortis (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  40. J.League, Tokyo Verdy; Tokyo Verdy (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-10.
  41. J.League, Venforet Kofu ; Venforet Kofu (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  42. J.League, Yokohama FC; Yokohama FC (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-9.
  43., Japan Football League; retrieved 2012-3-2.
  44. Honda F.C. (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-2.
  45. Sagawa Shiga F.C. (Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-2.
  46. Japan Football League (JFL), アルテ高崎、JFLからの退会について ("Arte Takasaki withdrawal from the JFL"), 13 January 2012; retrieved 2012-3-2.

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