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Japan Professional Soccer League

Japan Professional Soccer League(Japan Professional Soccer League,British: Japan Professional Football League) IsJapan OfProfessional footballleague.. Abbreviation isJ League[Annotation 1](J League,British: J.LEAGUE).


The sponsoring organization isJapan Football Association(JFA),Japan Professional Soccer League.. The governing body is each club that joins the J League. Only valid for a single year corresponding to the participating category to joinClub licenseis necessary.

It started in 1993 with 10 clubs, and until 1998 it was held by up to 1 clubs as the "J League" with only one copy. From 18 "J League Division 1999" (currentlyJ1 league) And “J League Division 2” (currentlyJ2 league[Annotation 2]Shifted to a two-part system, in 2 ``J3 league"(J3) was established and shifted to a three-part system. J3 leagueLeague structure of Japanese soccerTop of the amateursJapan Football LeagueIt is ranked the same as (JFL), and is differentiated between J1, J2 and J3 in various respects such as league emblems and participation requirements.

As of the start of the 2021 season, 40 clubs (J57:1, J20:2, J22:3) based in 15 prefectures in Japan have entered.[Annotation 3], Also belongs to the category such as JFLJ League Centennial Vision ClubThere are 11 clubs certified. For league compositionLeague structure of Japanese soccer (1 type)See.

The top three clubs in the final ranking of the J1 league areEmperor's Cup JFA All Japan Soccer ChampionshipTogether with the winning club,AFC Champions League(ACL) Participation rights are granted (if the top three clubs in J1 and the club that won the Emperor's Cup overlap, the fourth place in J3 will also participate).Japanese soccer clubs in Asian GamesSee also

The official logo mark that shaped the letter "J" was established at the time of establishment.HakuhodoWas enrolled inTakuya OnukiWas designed by[3].

Philosophy and activity policy

The J League has the following three principles[4].

  • Raising the standard of Japanese soccer and promoting the spread of soccer
  • Contribution to the promotion of rich sports culture and the healthy development of the mind and body of the people
  • Contribution to exchange and goodwill in the international community

In addition, we have the following activity policies.[4].

  1. Hold fair and attractive matches
  2. StadiumEstablishing the environment
  3. Promotion of local exchange
  4. FutsalSpread of
  5. Other than soccerSportsPromotion of
  6. Sports for the disabledPromotion of

This activity policy can be regarded as a method to realize the three principles of the J League.[5].

Club name notation

In the J.League, the club name is "regional name + nickname" as a policy, and in principle, the names of companies that have been the management body from the beginning are excluded.However, it was held before the opening of the league1992 J League Yamazaki Nabisco CupIn addition, in some reports at the beginning of the opening, the club name notation was "Yomiuri Verdy" (Verdi Kawasaki), "Mitsubishi Urawa Red Diamonds" (Urawa Red Diamonds), "Panasonic Gamba Osaka" (Gamba Osaka), "Nissan FC Yokohama Marinos" (Yokohama Marinos) In some cases, including the company name of the operating body.

History of establishment

Soccer competitions in Japan are amateur-based national leaguesJapan Soccer League(JSL)1965 Was founded in[6][7][8][9],1968 OfRepresentation from Japan OfMexico OlympicsIt also gained a bronze medal and gained popularity for a while[7][10][11]After that, due to the poor performance of the Japanese national team, the mobilization of the audience was sluggish for a long time.[10][12][13][14][15].1980 eraWith a view to professionalizationYomiuri Club×Nissan MotorThough gathered the audience[9][16][17][18]In general, the popularity of the Japanese league was stagnant, and it was not so large that it was treated by the mass media.[19][20].. JSL andJapan Football Association(JFA) is trying to overcome such a situation,1982 From a league-led match holding to a "self-management" in which each team hosts a match[21],1984 ToKunimoto KamamotoBackward nude poster of "Martial arts declaration. ][22][23],1985 ToAkashi familyProducing a shirtless shirt[24], Continued to search for popularity, but failed[10][12][19][25][26].

As for the professionalization of Japanese soccer, after the Japanese national team won the bronze medal at the Mexico Olympics in 1968, the Japan kicking ball association (at that time)Japan Football Association)Chairman·Ken NozuAiming for "Professional Introduction" in the FutureYomiuri ShimbunCompany owner OfMasataro MatsuriOr ask to establish a professional soccer team[27][28][29][30],1977 ToGermanyBundesligaBecame the first Japanese professional soccer playerOkudera YasuhikoBut,1986 Returned toFurukawa ElectricWhen returning toKenji MoriIntroduced bySpecial license playersystem[10][20][31]By Okudera,Kaji KimuraStart[32]Since the following year, many JSL players have become professional[7][15][26][33]. Also1986 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifyingso,World CupWhile approaching one step to the entry,Korean representativeOf the Japanese national team who lost toKoji MoriThe Japanese national team coachKorea (which was ahead of professionalization)The only way to catch up with is to make professionals in Japan."Takeshi NaganumaDemanded a contract as a professional coach from the managing director of the Football Association, but he was refused and resigned.[34][35].

In the latter half of the 1980s, professional and amateur players were mixed, and despite the fact that the Football Association allowed professional players, the league continued to be distorted, with amateur matches and the Japanese national team also matching amateur standards.[18][36][37][38].

Following this flow,1988 In March, JSL General ManagerKenji Mori, JSL Secretary GeneralKinomoto Kozo"JSL XNUMXst Activation Committee" established mainly[Annotation 4]Is seen as the start of a substantial "J League"[7][10][15][16][19][20][26][44][45][46].. In the "History of J. League" on the official J.League official website and on "J.League x JFA official site "History of history in soccer," the "JSL activation committee" was established in March 1988.[32].. 『Football criticismDescribes the "JSL Primary Activation Committee" as "substantially establishing a professionalization review committee"[47].. "JSL first activation committee", the sixth time, on July 6, 1988, Mori said, "While promoting the reform of the current situation, the "Special League" that aims to commercialize the top league on a commercial basis.[15](Professional league) will be considered" and the final report was compiled and submitted to the board of the Japan Football Association.[21][48][Annotation 5].. As successor to Mori in August 1988Kawabuchi SaburoBecame the General Manager of JSL[15][20][45], Kawabuchi "JSL Second Activation Committee" in October of the same year[Annotation 6]Install[15][32].. Within the Football Association, there was a consensus on “JSL activation”,Takeshi Naganuma,Shunichiro OkanoThere were some executives who wanted to make the league professional in the real intention[53],PeleIt wasNorth American LeagueIn some cases[54]For the “professionalization of the league”, the executives from the business team that belonged to the first division at the time, which had been seconded from the parent company, were mainly “professionalization is premature” and “even professional baseball teams”. "JSL council committee" said, "It is a deficit management, but there is no reason to be profitable in soccer."[Annotation 7]Dominated by[56][57].. Most of the business teams play soccerEmployee WelfareMany people felt a repulsion to the word "professional""[45].. Kawabuchi decided that nothing would start unless the revitalization committee discussions were moved to the Japan Football Association (JFA) instead of JSL.[15][58], Next day1989 He dismissed the "JSL Second Activation Committee" in June and became Vice President of the Japan Football AssociationTakeshi NaganumaRequest to[7][15][45][59], "Pro League Review Committee" in JFA[Annotation 8]Was installed[15][32][52][61].. The word "examination" was added to get the conservative approval of the Japan Football Association, but in fact, among the parties concerned, the establishment of the professional league was already fixed as a default policy.[62].. It was when this "Pro League Review Committee" was set up that we could reach the stage where we could do a Pro League depending on how we did it.[43].. The Pro League concept is embodied[15][63], Announced on July 1991, 7, that the official name of the new professional league will be "Japan Professional Soccer League" and the nickname will be "J League".[52], Japan's first professional soccer leagueJapan Professional Soccer League(J League) was established[Annotation 9].. The name "J League" isHakuhodoSubmitted by[Annotation 10]Kawabuchi from among the things that led to adoption[21][66][67].. Hakuhodo had contact with JSL from "Kamamoto Poster"[23][68], At that time, it was not a company's business, but something that helped make the most of individual networks[23],Dentsu PeleStarted retirement[69]I was so deep into the Football Association that I had no room to enter[70].. However, it is said that Dentsu decided that it was “unrealizable” for the professional soccer league.[71].. It is said that Hakuhodo will deal with the J League from Vice Chairman Naganuma[72].

1986 6 of the monthMexico World CupAt an ongoing conference[26][73],FIFA7th Chairman ofJoan AverangerFrom1998 Or2002 In AsiaFIFA World CupWith the suggestion that Japan is in mind as the first venue,[26][74]Officially joined FIFA in November 19892002 FIFA World CupCommunicate the intention to hold Japan[26][75].. In order to prove that Japan is a country suitable for hosting the World Cup, in addition to the construction of a stadium that meets the requirements of FIFA, strengthening with the Japan national team's first appearance in the World Cup in mind[Annotation 11]And the establishment and success of the professional league became necessary.[26][76][77].. World CupOlympicUnlike nationwide, we have to build a stadium that meets the requirements of FIFA as a base location for nationwide[43]Tied the invitation of the World Cup to the creation of the Pro League[26][78][45].. Naganuma who supported Kawabuchi et al.[15][79]"We recognized that the success of the professional league and the attraction of the World Cup are the wheels of the car. If we do not promote them in parallel, both will fall if one stumbles.Bubble economyThe start of the J-League was in time when there was a lingering finish.”[75].. In addition, the Japan national team, which was so weak, suddenly became stronger before the start of the J. League, supporting the popularity of the J. League.[9][12][80][81].. When the J League was founded, KawabuchiJ League ChairmanAs a representative of the Japan National Team, he was exposed to the mass media and was in the spotlight, so the image of the J League was made as if Kawabuchi made it.[15][20][82][83].. Although the formation of the professional league was made by accumulating many years of work of many people who want to flourish and strengthen Japanese soccer,[9][18][84]The last step is that Kawabuchi's vitality and brute force became a major driving force. But,Kenji MoriKinomoto KozoRemained barrenJapan Soccer LeagueI've been involved in the management of professionalization for a long time since the times[20][47][85][86], Kawabuchi despaired for Japanese football[87]There was a time when I was away from soccer[88][89]It wasn't interesting because it seemed that Kawabuchi, who came in later, had taken a credit[90].. Kawabuchi said that when he first heard about the Pro League, he thought, "Isn't it stupid?"[91]Even when he was appointed as JSL general manager after Mori, Kinomoto said, "If you don't feel like becoming a professional, don't come."[92]Kinomoto said, "Before assuming the position of Mr. Kawabuchi, JSL general affairs manager, the path to professionalization was already established."[93]Mori said, "I made a baton-touch to Mr. Kawabuchi after establishing a professional path."[94].. Especially for Kinomoto, KawabuchiFurukawa ElectricI was also my former boss, and my initial relationship was not bad,[86],2002 FIFA World Cuprear,Yomiuri ShimbunNextchairmanWhen Kinomoto's name came up as a candidate, the relationship between Kinomoto and Kawabuchi suddenly deteriorated.[20].. Kawabuchi's successor chairmanSuzuki MasaruKinomoto must be in a fair position, but if he opposes that the chairman from the club is too early to chairman, Mr. Suzuki and Kawabuchi will join the J League managing director, JFA executive director, J League video, J League related, etc. Dismissed the president of a subsidiary of the company, and was expelled from the J League and JFA[20][77][82].. A feud was born between Kawamori and Mori and Kinomoto.[20]From this grudge,Daily Gendai], and criticized Kawabuchi in mass media[8][20][86][95].

1992 As an outpost, Yamazaki Nabisco (currentlyYamazaki Biscuit)sponsorAnd the 1stJ League Yamazaki Nabisco CupWas held.


Club list

Membership requirements

The requirements for joining the J League include items such as the stadium, management status, and team management status. Regarding team management, not only the teams actually participating in the J League match but also the training organization (Infrastructure) By the club youth team management obligations are also stipulated. From the 2013 seasonJ League club license systemWas established, and the system for judging whether or not to join the J League and the divisions that can join is updated.

In addition, since 2006, clubs that have been judged to meet the criteria for joining the J League or are expected to meet the criteria in the near futureJ League associate memberIt was decided to certify as “,” and after 3, after the establishment of J2014, instead of “J League Centennial Vision Club".

Regular Member Club

Club category is 2021 season[108]..For home stadiums, the stadiums used in the home opening season of each team in the 2021 season are shown in the notation at the time of the home opening season of each team.[109][110].. If there is a deviation in the description in multiple materials, based on the description of the club guide on the J.League official website, the stadium name is based on the naming rights (see the article of each stadium for the handling of naming rights).

RegionClub name
Area of ​​activity / Hometown
(Home stadium)
HokkaidoHokkaido Consadole Sapporo
Hokkaido / SapporoThe whole road centered on
(Sapporo Dome<SapporoToyohira Ward〉)
TohokuVan Rale Hachinohe
Aomori / Hachinohe CityOther 3 cities 11 towns and 2 villages[Annotation 13]
(Prefairs Stadium<Hachinohe City>)
Iwate gluer Morioka
Iwate / Iwate Prefecture All prefectures 14 cities 15 towns 4 villages[Annotation 14]
(Iwagin Stadium<Morioka City>)
Vegalta Sendai
Vegalta SENDAI
Miyagi / Sendai city
(Yourtec Stadium Sendai<Sendai cityIzumi ku〉)
Blau Blitz Akita
Blaublitz AKITA
Akita / Akita City4 other cities[Annotation 15] All prefectures centered on
(Soyou Stadium<Akita City>)
Montedio Yamagata
Yamagata / Yamagata,Tendo city,TsuruokaAll prefectures centered on
(ND Soft Stadium Yamagata<Tendo city>)
Fukushima United FC
Fukushima / Fukushima,AizuwakamatsuAll prefectures centered on
(Toho, everyone's stadium<Fukushima City>)
KantoKashima Antlers
Ibaraki / Kashima City5 other cities[Annotation 16]
(Ibaraki Prefectural Kashima Soccer Stadium<Kashima City>)
Mito Holy Hook
MITO Hollyhock
Ibaraki Prefecture / MitoOther 5 cities 3 towns and 1 villages[Annotation 17]
(K's Denki Stadium Mito<Mito City>)
Tochigi SC
Tochigi / Utsunomiya City
(Tochigi Green Stadium<Utsunomiya City>)
The Spa Kusatsu Gunma
Thespakusatsu GUNMA
Gunma / Kusatsu Town,MaebashiAll prefectures centered on
(Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gunma<Maebashi City>)
Urawa Reds
Saitama / Saitama
(Saitama Stadium 2002<Saitama CityGreen District〉)
Omiya Ardija
OMIYA Ardija
Saitama, Saitama prefecture
(NACK5 Stadium Omiya<Saitama CityOmiya W〉)
Jeff United Chiba
Chiba / Chiba,市 原 市
(Fukuda Electronic Arena<ChibaChuo-ku〉)
Kashiwa Reysol
Chiba / Kashiwa
(Sankyo Frontea Kashiwa Stadium<Kashiwa City>)
FC Tokyo
Tokyo / Tokyo
(Ajinomoto StadiumChofu City〉)
Tokyo Verdy
Tokyo / Tokyo
(Ajinomoto Stadium <Chofu City>)
FC Machida Zelvia
Tokyo / Machida-shi
(Machida GION Stadium<Machida City>)
[Annotation 18]
Kawasaki Frontale
Kanagawa / Kawasaki City
(Todoroki Athletics Stadium<Kawasaki CityNakahara〉)
Yokohama F. Marinos
Kanagawa Prefecture / 横 浜 市,Yokosuka,Yamato
(Nissan Stadium<YokohamaKohoku ku〉)
Yokohama FC
Yokohama-city kanagawa prefecture
(NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Stadium<YokohamaKanagawa ku〉)
YSCC Yokohama
Yokohama-city kanagawa prefecture
(Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium <Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama City>)
SC Sagamihara
Kanagawa Prefecture / Sagamihara City,Ebina,Zama,Ayase,Aikawa Town
(Sagamihara Gion Stadium<Sagamihara CitySouth ward〉)
Shonan Bellmare
SHONAN Bellmare
Kanagawa Prefecture / HiratsukaOther 8 cities and 11 towns[Annotation 19]
(Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka<Hiratsuka City>)
Ventforet Kofu
Ventforet KOFU
Yamanashi / Kofu City,NirasakiAll prefectures centered on
(Yamanashi Central Bank Stadium<Kofu City>)
North ShinetsuAC Nagano Pulceiro
AC NAGANO Parceiro
Nagano / Nagano cityOther 6 cities 5 towns and 5 villages[Annotation 20]
(Nagano U Stadium<Nagano city>)
Masaru Matsumoto FC
Nagano Prefecture / MatsumotoOther 4 cities 2 towns and 3 villages[Annotation 21]
(Sunpro Alwin<Matsumoto>)
Albirex Niigata
Niigata / Niigata prefecture 20 prefectures 6 towns 4 villages[Annotation 22]
(Denka Big Swan Stadium<Niigata CityChuo-ku〉)
Catale Toyama
Kataller TOYAMA
Toyama / ToyamaAll prefectures centered on
(Toyama Sports Park Athletic Field<Toyama City>)
Zuegen Kanazawa
Ishikawa / KanazawaOther 3 cities 2 towns[Annotation 23] All prefectures centered on
(Ishikawa Prefecture West Green Park Athletic Field<Kanazawa City>)
TokaiShimizu S-Pulse
Shizuoka / Shizuoka City
(IAI Stadium Nippondaira<Shizuoka CityShimizu Ward〉)
Jubilo Iwata
Júbilo IWATA
Shizuoka Prefecture / Iwata
(Yamaha stadium<Iwata City>)
Fujieda MYFC
Shizuoka Prefecture / FujiedaOther 4 cities and 2 towns[Annotation 24]
(Fujieda Sports Park Soccer Field<Fujieda City>)
Asuru Claro Numazu
Azul claro NUMAZU
Shizuoka Prefecture / Numazu City
(Shizuoka Prefecture Ashitaka Regional Park Multi-Purpose Stadium<Numazu City>)
Nagoya Grampus
NAGOYA Grampus
Aichi / Nagoya city,Toyota City,Miyoshi CityAll prefectures centered on
(Paloma Mizuho Stadium<Nagoya cityMizuho Ward>,Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.eu<Toyota City>)
FC Gifu
Gifu / (I.e.All prefectures centered on
(Gifu Memorial Center Nagaragawa Stadium<Gifu City>)
KansaiKyoto Sanga FC
Kyoto / Kyoto CityOther 13 cities and 1 towns[Annotation 25]
(Sanga Stadium by KYOCERAKameoka〉)
Gamba Osaka
Osaka / Suita CityAnd 7 other cities[Annotation 26]
(Panasonic Stadium Suita<Suita City>)
Cerezo Osaka
Cerezo OSAKA
Osaka / Osaka,Sakai City
(Yanmar Stadium Nagai<Osaka CityHigashi Sumiyoshi Ward〉)
Vissel KOBE
Hyogo / Kobe City
(Noevir Stadium Kobe<Kobe CityHyogo Ward〉)
ChugokuGainale Tottori
Tottori / Tottori City4 other cities[Annotation 27] All prefectures centered on
(Axis Bird Stadium<Tottori City>)
Fagiano Okayama
Okayama / Okayama City,Kurashiki,TsuyamaAll prefectures centered on
(Citylight stadium<Okayama CityKita〉)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Hiroshima / Hiroshima city
(Edion Stadium Hiroshima<Hiroshima cityAsanami Ward〉)
Renofa Yamaguchi FC
Yamaguchi / Yamaguchi prefecture 13 prefectures 6 cities[Annotation 28]
(Restoration Miraif StadiumYamaguchi City〉)
ShikokuTokushima Voltis
Tokushima / TokushimaOther 5 cities and 4 towns[Annotation 29] All prefectures centered on
(Naruto/Otsuka Sports Park Pocari Sweat StadiumNaruto〉)
Kamata Mare Sanuki
Kamatamare SANUKI
Kagawa / Takamatsu,MarugameAll prefectures centered on
(Pikara Stadium<Marugame City>)
Ehime FC
Ehime / Matsuyama CityAll prefectures centered on
(Ninnia stadium<Matsuyama City>)
FC Imabari
Ehime Prefecture / Imabari
(Thank you service. Dream Stadium<Imabari City>)
KyusyuAvispa Fukuoka
Fukuoka / Fukuoka City
(Best Denki Stadium<Fukuoka CityHakata Ward〉)
Giravanz Kitakyushu
Fukuoka Prefecture / Kitakyushu
(Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu<Kitakyushu CityKokurakita Ward〉)
Sagan Tosu
Sagan TOSU
Saga / Tosu City
(Station square real estate stadium<Tosu City>)
V. Farren Nagasaki
Nagasaki / Nagasaki,IsahayaAll prefectures centered on
(Transcosmos stadium Nagasaki<Isahaya City>)
Roasso Kumamoto
Kumamoto / Kumamoto-shi
(Ega Health Stadium<Kumamoto CityHigashi Ward〉)
Oita Trinita
OITA Trinita
Oita / Oita City,Beppu,Saiki CityAll prefectures centered on
(Showa Denko Dome Oita<Oita City>)
Tegebagjaro Miyazaki
Tegevajaro MIYAZAKI
Miyazaki / Miyazaki City,Shintomi-cho,West city
(Unilever Stadium ShintomiKoyu-gunShintomi Town>)
Kagoshima United FC
Kagoshima / Kagoshima
(Shiranami Stadium<Kagoshima City>)
FC Ryukyu
Okinawa / Okinawa CityAll prefectures centered on
(Tapik Prefecture Soyayagon Stadium<Okinawa City>)

J League Centennial Vision Club

Home stadium at the time of approval of the XNUMX-year concept club[111] And at the time of J2020 admission examination in 3[112] Based on the official release of the J League.

Club nameArea of ​​activity / Hometown
(Home stadium)
CategoryApproval year
TohokuLine mail Aomori
Aomori Prefecture / Aomori
(Kakuhiro Group Athletic Stadium<Aomori City>)
Iwaki FC
Fukushima Prefecture / IwakiOther 1 cities 6 towns and 2 villages[Annotation 30]
(J Village Stadium(Hirono-cho, Futaba-gun))
KantoTochigi City Football Club
TOCHIGI City Football Club
Tochigi Prefecture / Tochigi City
(Tochigi Sports Park Athletic Field<Tochigi City>)
Kanto1 part2014
VONDS Ichihara
Chiba / 市 原 市Kanto Department 12020
Nankatsu SC
Tokyo / KatsushikaKanto Department 22020
Criacao Shinjuku
Tokyo / Shinjuku wardKanto Department 12021
TokaiViatin Mie
Veertien MIE
Mie / Kuwana CityOther 2 cities and 5 towns[Annotation 31]
(Asahi Gas Energy Toin Stadium<Toin Town>)
Suzuka Point Getters
SUZUKA Point Getters
Mie Prefecture / Suzuka
(AGF Suzuka Athletic Field<Suzuka City>)
KansaiFC Osaka
Osaka / Higashi Osaka City
(Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Field(Higashi Osaka City))
Nara Club
Nara / NaraAll prefectures centered on
(Naraden Field<Nara City>)
KyusyuVerspa Oita
Verspah OITA
Oita Prefecture / Beppu,YufuJFL2021

Clubs that were formerly full members of the J League

Club nameArea of ​​activity / Hometown
(Home stadium)
Membership period
Yokohama Flugels
Yokohama-city kanagawa prefecture,Nagasaki prefecture, Kumamoto prefecture, Kagoshima prefecture[Annotation 32]
(Mitsuzawa Park Stadium,Yokohama International Stadium,Nagasaki Prefectural Sports Park Athletic Field[Annotation 32],Kumamoto City Suizenji Stadium[Annotation 32],Kagoshima Prefectural Kamoike Athletics Stadium[Annotation 32]
1991-1998 year

A club that was a J-League associate member, associate member, and centennial vision club in the past

Club nameArea of ​​activity / Hometown
(Home stadium)
Approval period
Tosu Futures
TOSU Futures
Saga / Tosu City
(Tosu Stadium<Tosu City>)
1994-1996 year
Hamamatsu FC
Shizuoka Prefecture / Hamamatsu city
(Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Miyakoda soccer field<Hamamatsu cityKita〉)
tonan maebashi
Gunma Prefecture / Maebashi
(Maebashi Sports Park Athletics/Soccer Field<Maebashi City>)
2013-2019 year
Tokyo Musashino City FC
Tokyo / Musashino
(Musashino Athletics Stadium<Musashino>)
2016-2020 year

Changes in the number of clubs and the elevating system

In 1998, the J1 entry decision match was held. From 1999, a replacement system was introduced with the transition to a two-part system of J1 and J2.

  • 2012 yearsJ League club license systemUntil the introduction, if the J1 club that had the right to be promoted to J2 in the J.League examination did not meet the J1 standard, the promotion to J1 could be canceled and the demotion to J1 from 16th place in J2 could be canceled (actually). No clubs have been applied to).
  • Official Match Stable FundIf a club that receives a loan from J1 cannot pay off by the repayment date, the club belonging to J1 will be demoted to J2 even if it can remain in J2, and the club belonging to J1 will be promoted even if it can be promoted to J3. Is sent off. In clubs belonging to J2, it is unclear whether promotion will be postponed even if the ranking can be promoted to J2013.However, the clubs to which this system may have been applied in the past are Oita in XNUMX.[Annotation 33]Only (as of the end of the 2020 season).
  • If demotion from J2012 is institutionalized in 2 and there are clubs promoted to J2, the same number of clubs will be in the 2012 postseason.Japan Football League(JFL), relegated to J2013 after the 3 postseason.
  • After the 2012 postseason (entry in 2013), in order to enter the J1, J2, and J3 leagues, it is necessary to obtain a license for that league or higher under the club license system. " ..
  • If the number of games that can be digested is less than 1% of the total number of games scheduled for the year in the J2, J3, and J75 leagues, or 50% of the total number of games scheduled for the year in the category to which the player belongs. If there are no clubs, the tournament will be unsuccessful and no promotion or demotion will be made.
年度Total numberJ1JFLRemarks
QuantityJFL relegationEnter the J League
Hiratsuka / IwataJFLOld JFL
19941212C Osaka / Kashiwa
19951414Fukuoka / Kyoto
年度Total numberJ1J2JFLRemarks
QuantityJ2 relegationJ1 promotionQuantityJFL relegationEnter the J League
19981818Sapporo-9 clubs[Annotation 34]J1 entry decision matchImplementation
1 club reduced due to merger of Yokohama F and Yokohama M
19992616Urawa / HiratsukaKawasaki / FC Tokyo10Relegation
Mito2 clubs with automatic replacement
200027Kyoto / KawasakiSapporo / Urawa11Yokohama FC
200128Fukuoka / C OsakaKyoto / Sendai12-
2002Hiroshima / SapporoOita / C Osaka-
2003Sendai / KyotoNiigata / Hiroshima-
2004-Kawasaki / OmiyaTokushima / KusatsuJ1・J2 replacement gameIntroduction of
20053018oak / Tokyo V / KobeKyoto / Fukuoka / KofuAtagoAutomatic replacement 2 clubs +J1・J2 replacement game
200631Fukuoka / C Osaka / KyotoYokohama FC / Kashiwa / Kobe13-
2007Hiroshima / Kofu / Yokohama FCSapporo / Tokyo V / 京都Kumamoto / Gifu
200833Tokyo V / SapporoHiroshima / Yamagata15Tochigi / Toyama / Okayama
200936Kashiwa / Oita / ChibaSendai / C Osaka / Shonan18Kitakyushu3 clubs with automatic replacement
201037FC Tokyo / Kyoto / ShonanKashiwa / Kofu / Fukuoka19Tottori
201138Kofu / Fukuoka / YamagataFC Tokyo / Tosu / Sapporo20Machida / Matsumoto
201240Kobe / G Osaka / SapporoKofu / Shonan / Oita22MachidaNagasakiReplacement 3 clubs (J1 promotion playoffsIntroduction)
年度Total numberJ1J2J3JFLRemarks
QuantityJ2 relegationJ1 promotionQuantityJ3 relegationJ2 promotionQuantityJFL relegationEnter the J League
20134018Shonan / Iwata / OitaG Osaka / Kobe / Tokushima22Tottori-Sanuki
10 clubs[Annotation 35]
Sanuki enters J2 from JFL
10 clubs enter J3 from JFL
201451Omiya / C Osaka / TokushimaShonan / Matsumoto / YamagataToyamaKanazawa11 (+1)Relegation
YamaguchiJ2・J3 replacement gameIntroduction of
201552Matsumoto / Shimizu / YamagataOmiya / Iwata / FukuokaOita / TochigiYamaguchi / Machida12 (+1)Kagoshima
201653Nagoya / Shonan / FukuokaSapporo / Shimizu / C OsakaKitakyushuOita13 (+3)Numazu
201754Kofu / Niigata / OmiyaShonan / Nagasaki / NagoyaGunmaTochigi14 (+3)-J2⇔J3 is only automatic replacement (replacement battle abolished)
2018Kashiwa / NagasakiMatsumoto / OitaKumamoto / SanukiRyukyu / KagoshimaHachinoheJ1⇔J2 is automatic replacement 2 clubs +Entry playoffs
201955Matsumoto / IwataKashiwa / Yokohama FCKagoshima / GifuKitakyushu / Gunma15 (+3)Imabari
202056-Tokushima / Fukuoka-Akita / Sagamihara16 (+2)MiyazakiNo demotion to J2 / J3, no entry playoffs
20215720 15No entry playoffs
  • ItalicIs a club whose elevating rank is decided by the result of the qualification match
  • 2014/2015J League Under 22 selection, From 2016 to 2020, the U-23 team was competing in the J3 League, but since it is not subject to elevating or lowering, it is shown in parentheses in this table.

Total results

J1 league match

J2 league match

J3 league match

List of title acquisition clubs

  • Listed only for clubs that have won major titles since the establishment of the J League.
  • The J2 and J3 annual championships and the J2 stage championships in the two-stage era are not included.
  • See the club/convention section for detailed information.
Club nameJ
Kashima Antlers8566025012001000429
Urawa Reds132107021000000310
Jeff United Chiba00200200000000002
Kashiwa Reysol11210500100000016
FC Tokyo01300400100000015
Tokyo Verdy2233010000000001111
Kawasaki Frontale31120700000000007
Yokohama F. Marinos42100700010000018
Yokohama Flugels02000200011000024
Shonan Bellmare01100200010000013
Shimizu S-Pulse01120400010000015
Jubilo Iwata312309011010000312
Nagoya Grampus12021600000001128
Kyoto Sanga FC01000100000000001
Gamba Osaka2422010010000100212
Cerezo Osaka01110300000000003
VISSEL KOBE01010200000000002
Sanfrecce Hiroshima30040700000001018
Oita Trinita00100100000000001

* As of 2021 year 2 month 20 day[32][114][115][116][117][118][119][120][121][122][123][124]



In the J League, when each club has a misconduct or a player/spectator trouble, sanctions may be taken in the following order. Sanctions are stipulated in Articles 141 to 143 of the J League Rules, and it is said that the chairman will make the final decision on sanctions based on the results of the investigation by the arbitration committee or related specialized committees. There is.

Sanctions are taken against the club and individuals who belong to the club, with the following stages:

Sanctions on clubs
  1. Liability
  2. Fine (up to 1 million yen)
  3. Holding a match in a neutral location
  4. Unaided matchHolding
  5. Confiscation of the match(Forfeit the match with a score of 3-0)
  6. PointsReduction (up to 15 points)
  7. Deprivation of participation rights (in league cup games)
  8. Forced relegation to a lower division
  9. Expulsion

*Holding of neutral locations, no-spectator games, confiscation games, and forced demotion have been established since 2014.

Sanctions against individuals
  1. Liability
  2. Fine (up to 5,000 million yen)
  3. Suspension of participation (indefinite or with a maximum of 1 year suspension)
  4. Suspension of official game duties (suspension of all or part of official game duties for an indefinite or permanent period of time)

Event Dates

League games are basically weeklySaturdayorSundayIs held in. If you need to play 2 games a week because of your scheduleWednesdayIn addition to playing games,public holidayThere are cases where the game interval becomes irregular due to the arrangement of.

Matches held on Saturdays and Sundays are basicallyDay matchHowever, each bunsetsu match should be taken into consideration for TV relay.Night matchHowever, in addition to being held, J6 and J9 games in the summer (generally from late June to early September) are held as night matches in principle.In addition, games held on weekdays other than public holidays are held as night matches in principle (J1, which does not require lighting equipment, may have weekday day matches, and once on weekdays due to facility reasons, etc. There was also a day match at the event.)

The final section basically unifies the dates and start times of all games.

From 2008, J League Cup and J2 games will not be played on the day when there is a match for Japan National Team in principle. Itself is not assembled). In addition, if the match schedule is undecided and there is a match scheduled for the Japanese national team, it is possible to hold it on both Saturday and Sunday.

Regarding the game schedule, approximately mid-January, we will announce only the game schedule of the home game opening season of each club, the competition combination, the venue of the match in advance, and the detailed match schedule of all the remaining games at the end of January or early February. Combinations, match venues, and the first half of the game (generally until late August2 season systemとなる年は、第1ステージの17試合分のみ)の試合開始時間を、6月下旬または7月初めに後半戦(概ね9月以後 J1リーグの2シーズン制となる年の第2ステージ17試合についても同様であるが、第2ステージの開始時期によっては前倒しとなる場合あり)の試合開始時間について発表される[125].

  • From 1 to 1993, it was basically held on Saturday, including the one-part era (1998 to 1993). However, during the 2000-1993 two-stage era, it was held on weekdays (mainly Wednesday) due to the number of matches.
  • After 2001Sports promotion lotteryWith the introduction of (toto), it was held mainly on Saturday with J2.
  • In 2002, in consideration of schedule adjustments such as TV broadcasting, the decentralized type was adopted, in which two games out of one verse were held on Sunday, in principle, while being held on Saturday.
  • After 2012, it was fixed as Saturday in principle,AFC Champions LeagueFor clubs participating in, consider weekends to be played in the middle of the week (Tuesday/Wednesday), and consider weekends to be played on Fridays or Sundays, or when away games are played abroad. There is also an example held on Wednesday. No match will be held during the International A Match period.
  • From FY2018, we will hold about 10 rounds a year, 1-3 games in each round as "Meiji Yasuda Life Friday Night J League" from Friday, as appropriate.
  • The two years from 1999 to 2000 were basically held on Sundays, but about 2-1 times a month was also held on Thursdays.
  • Since 2001, with the introduction of toto, it was held mainly on Saturday with J1 (some were held on Sunday).
  • It will be held on Sundays in principle after 2012. The week when most J1 matches are held on Sunday may be held on Saturday. There is also a week that is held on Wednesday. Also during the International A match period, the match will be held while adjusting to the extent that it does not overlap with the Japanese national team match (however, the match was not held during the 2002 and 2010 World Cup periods).
  • Basically, it is fixed on Sunday.
  • Since lighting equipment is not currently required by the J3 club's stadium standards, it is basically organized around day matches including summer (the home game of clubs with lighting equipment at the base also holds night matches. ).
  • Every year from August to September, the Emperor's Cup prefectural qualifying (J8 participates from the prefectural qualifying), andNational bodyThere will be an interval of about 3 weeks to 1 month since the block qualifying (mini national polity) will be held. It should be noted that this has been slightly revised since 2017 due to the system reform of the Emperor's Cup.

In addition, if there are multiple clubs that are based in the same prefecture/city/town/village, the schedule is adjusted so that home games are not held in the same section as much as possible (2011 In case of J1Saitama,Kanagawa,Shizuoka,Osaka, J2Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is applicable). However, in the early days, two teams in Yokohama City played home games on the same day.[Annotation 37].2011 In addition, there are cases where two teams of Saitama and Osaka of J1 and Tokyo of J2, and two clubs of J1 and J2 each in Kanagawa prefecture play a home game in the same section, but in principle, even if it is unavoidable at this time, in principle, One on Saturday, the other on Sunday[Annotation 38] Is considered to be.

The dates of J2012 and J2016 were divided from 1 to 2, and the kickoff time was staggered.J League broadcastWas in charge ofSKY PerfecTV!It was revealed at the contract press conference of the J League and DAZN in 2016 that it was due to restrictions on the number of channels and broadcasting time of, and now whether Saturday or Sunday will be held It's up to the club[126].

Match attendance

Number of people assigned

List of attendances for successive matches[127](Unit: person)
1993 3,235,750--
1994 5,173,817
1995 6,159,691
1996 3,204,807
1997 2,755,698
1998 3,666,496
1999 2,798,005827,217
2000 2,655,5531,340,820
2001 3,971,4151,505,722
2002 3,928,2151,806,392
2003 4,164,2292,084,185
2004 4,551,6951,904,172
2005 5,742,2331,975,340
2006 5,597,4081,998,688
2007 5,838,7712,034,543
2008 5,875,8652,227,570
2009 5,809,5162,903,607
2010 5,638,8942,290,082
2011 4,833,7822,440,695
2012 5,375,3002,681,881
2013 5,271,0473,079,181
2014 5,275,3873,043,948444,966
2015 5,447,6023,162,194569,016
2016 5,498,2223,221,653709,640
2017 5,778,1783,219,936710,621
2018 5,833,5383,256,416677,657
2019 6,349,6813,315,234733,032
Historical age composition distribution list[128](Unit: percent)
年度11 -
18[Annotation 39]
19 -
23 -
30 -
40 -
50 -
59[Annotation 40]
2000 12.611.226.027.514.38.2
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2001 12.011.426.228.913.28.3
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2002 10.813.026.726.913.78.8
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2004 8.07.319.234.119.911.5
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2005 8.06.717.533.921.212.8
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2008 5.96.814.331.325.516.2
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2009 6.86.814.829.824.916.9
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2011 7.05.713.127.526.712.67.5
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2013 6.76.511.823.628.414.88.2
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2014 6.35.812.022.028.416.09.5
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2015 5.45.511.621.
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2016 5.85.510.819.728.718.511.0
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2017 6.66.310.717.528.818.911.4
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2019 5.85.510.816.826.920.513.7
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On August 2010, 8, the total number of visitors to the J8 and J1 league games reached 2 million. The total number of visitors, including official games such as cup games and all-star games, exceeded 1 million in March 2009.

In addition, British soccer magazine "World SoccerAccording to the statistics published in the August 2009 issue, is that the average number of visitors in the soccer leagues around the world is the highestBundesligaThe number of players is 38,975, and the J1 league is in sixth place with 19,278 (2008 season)[129].

Number of visitors by stadium

  • The order of publication is according to the clubs with the highest number of visitors per game of league home games (the numbers of attendees below do not include the number of cup games and playoffs).
  • Home stadium abbreviation, divisions, number of visitors[130] Is as of the end of the 2019 season (home games: J1 17 games, J2 21 games, J3 17 games).
  • If more than one home stadium is registered, list the one with the largest number of seats (excluding cases where the official match sponsored by the J League was not held even if registered for the headquarters).
  • The invitation ticket ratio is during the 2019 season[131] According to the results of a stadium spectator survey (questionnaire) conducted by the J League on the day that each home game was held for each club (not necessarily showing the trend for the entire season). The survey does not disclose the invitation ticket ratio for J3 clubs, so I will omit J3 clubs.
  • Admission fee income[132] Is the number of 2018 financial statements for each club (home games: J30 has 1 games, J17 has 2 games, J21 has 3 games).
ク ラ ブ
Stadium abbreviation
Number of seats
Average number of visitors
Total number of visitors
Invitation ticket ratio
Admission fee income
(a millionYen
埼 玉
2FC Tokyo
Taste studio
(Chofu City
Ajinomoto Stadium 10th anniversary.jpg
3G Osaka
(Suita City
Municipal Suita Stadium.JPG
Toyota Su
(Toyota City
Toyota sta 0313 2.JPG
Palo Mizuho
(Nagoya city
Mizuho Stadium 1.JPG
5Yokohama FM
Nissan Su
(横 浜 市
Nissan Stadium 20101123.jpg
NHK Spring
(横 浜 市
20140823 Yokohama F.Marinos.jpg
(Kawasaki City
Kawasaki Frontale 2008.11.23.JPG
7C Osaka
(Kobe City
Inside View of Kobe Wing Stadium.jpg
(Kashima City
Kashima Stadium 1.JPG
Sapporo Do
Sun Al
Showa Den
(Oita City
Ooita Stadium20090514.jpg
15,16515,277[Annotation 41]259,70910.0638
Station station
(Tosu City
Tosu Stadium 20110508a.JPG
(Shizuoka City
20180811 S-PLUS.JPG
Your Star
(Sendai city
Denka S
E studio
(Hiroshima city
Shonan-BMW Stadium.jpg
Fukuda Denshi Arena (2008) .jpg
Omiya Ardija Supporter 2010.10.24.JPG
Sankyo F Kashiwa
C studio
(Okayama City
Fagiano Okayama Supporter 2011.05.04.JPG
ND studio
(Tendo city
Nakagin Sta
(Kofu City
Kose Sportspark Stadium 2007-05-03.JPG
(Kyoto City
Nagasaki Athletic Stadium 2.JPG
28Yokohama FC
NHK Spring
(横 浜 市
(Fukuoka City
Level5 Stadium 03.JPG
Nagara River
Nagaragawa Stadium 5.JPG
Ks studio
Mikuni World stadium1.JPG
White wave studio
Kamoike kyougijyou 2.jpg
Naruto Otsuka
Naruto Athletic 3.JPG
Mira Star
(Yamaguchi City
Ishin Memorial Park Stadium infield.JPG
Egao S
37Tokyo V
Taste studio
(Chofu City
Toyko Verdy 20130613.jpg
Ishikawa West
Ishikawa seiburyokuchi stadium.jpg
Tochigi Gu
(Utsunomiya City
Tochigi Green 20110417.jpg
(Okinawa City
Okinawa Athletic Stadium.JPG
(Matsuyama City
Shoda Star
Shikishima rikujo 1.JPG
Nagano U
(Nagano city
(Sagamihara City
20140506 Kataller Toyama.JPG
(Numazu City
Ashitaka Stadium 2.JPG
Tori star
(Tottori City
Kamatamale Sanuki Supporters.jpg
(Hachinohe City
Hachinoher-taga stadium1.JPG
Fujieda football Stadium 1.JPG
(Akita City
Field of Akita Municipal Yabase Athletic Stadium 20190414.jpg
Fukushima azuma1.JPG
55YS Yokohama
NHK Spring
(横 浜 市


From 1993 to 1996,MizunoWas in charge of all the club uniform suppliers. However, the contract was only for league games, so in cup games such as the Emperor's Cup and the J League Cup, each club individually signed a contract with a uniform manufacturer and wears uniforms for cup games.[Annotation 42].. However, in 1997, in addition to the previous Mizuno,Umbro"ア デ ィ ダ ス"Puma"(Verdi Kawasaki is in the form of independent productionNike)) has been added as a new uniform supplier (also for league games only), and since 1998, only clubs that have a uniform supplier contract with the J League have their clubs such as uniform manufacturers. Can now conclude a separate contract with[133].

Yokohama FM and Nagoya adopted the 3rd uniform for the first time in the J League in 2001, but now it is introduced by several clubs, mainly clubs that participate in ACL of that year. Also, with the approval of the J-League Secretary General, it is possible to wear a uniform different from the uniform specified in the “Uniform usage plan”. The J. League annual champion club can use the golden J. League logo mark as a champion mark and put it on the sleeve of the uniform next season instead of the J. League logo.

In domestic official games (League, League Cup, Emperor's Cup), it is permitted to put sponsor advertisements on the front chest of the uniform, upper part of the number, left sleeve, and trunks.2016 From the bottom of the uniform number,2018 From the authors, it was accepted that the front clavicle (left side and right side) could be sponsored, but before thisFC TokyoGamba OsakaThere is an example of putting an advertisement at the bottom of the uniform number[134].

Ensuring visibility (especiallyColor universal designFor the purpose of (from the viewpoint of), the number and player name notation used for uniforms from the 2021 seasonfontAnd the color scheme was unified throughout the J League[135]..The unified font isCarlsbergThe original font "J.LEAGUE KICK" produced by Contrapunkt of Denmark, which worked on the visual design of the font, can be used in white, blue, red, black, and yellow. Designated in 5 colors.

2021 season uniform supplier

supplierUse club
ア デ ィ ダ スSendai / Yokohama FMMatsumoto / NiigataImabari
Athletic-Akita / Tochigi / Tokyo VSanuki
ア ン ダ ー ア ー マ ー-OmiyaIwate
UmbroG OsakaNagasaki-
Gold win--Toyama
Soccer junkieYokohama FCMitoTottori
NikeKashima / Urawa / Hiroshima--
New balanceFC Tokyo / Tosu--
Hummel-KanazawaHachinohe / Fukushima
PumaKawasaki / Shimizu / C Osaka / OitaIwata / KyotoNumazu / Kumamoto
penaltyShonanYamagata / Okayama / KitakyushuNagano
MizunoSapporo / Nagoya / TokushimaKofu / Ehime-
Younger--YS Yokohama
YonexKashiwa / Fukuoka-Miyazaki
None[Annotation 43]--Kagoshima

Uniform number

Changes from 1993 to 1996 with different numbers for each matchUniform numberHowever, from 1997 it was changed to a fixed uniform number system decided before the start of the season and at the time of joining the club.[137].

Also, in 2004, a certain number (12Has become a supporter's number and there are some clubs that are missing.2018 May 5, J League Board of Directors was held, and it became possible to change the uniform number during the season, and it was applied from the same day.[138].. First time appliedVISSEL KOBE OfHiroki Mitaso,8から7Was changed to

The main contents of the agreement as of the 2019 season are as follows.

  • Uniform number0Is not possible.
  • Uniform number1 TheGoalkeeper, Uniform number2から11Up to must be attached by the field player.
  • Uniform number12After that, if there are less than 50 registered players50Up to can be attached freely regardless of position. However, if the number of registered players exceeds 51,51Must be numbered sequentially.

In 1996, when the variable number system was changed,Koji ImatoIs the GK number1Other than2から11I have given the uniform numbers up to.

At the beginning of the introduction of fixed uniform numbers, the Emperor's Cup registered a separate uniform number in addition to the J League notification, so there are cases where a different uniform number was worn.

Official game ball

In the J League game, the J League official logo mark is includedMatch ball(Official Game Ball) is used. In the opening game of 1993Henny Meyer(V Kawasaki) decided the J.League No. 1 goal match ball is stored in a glass case in the chairman room of the J.League Secretariat[139].

All manufacturingア デ ィ ダ ス, All offersMolten.

年度Official game ball
1993 Etrusco Unico
1998 Tricolor
2001 Gamalada
2002 Fever nova
2004 Roteiro
2006 Team Geist
2008 Team Geist II
2009 Terapath
2010 Jabulani
2011 Speed ​​cell
2012 Tango 12[140]
2013 Kafsa[141]
2014 Brazooka[142]
2015 Connect 15[143]
2016 Erehota[144]
2017 Class mackerel[145]
2018 Telster 18
2019 Connect 19[146]
2020 Tsubasa[147]
2021 Connect 21[148]

Leader qualification

  • The first type team (top) is supervisedJapan Football Association official S-class leader licenseThe person who holds is to be instructed.
  • The Type 1 team (satellite) can be supervised by the same class A (or higher) leader license holder, and the second class or lower by the same class B (or higher) license holder.


Registered in Japan Football AssociationFirst-class refereeBeing recommended and decided from the above, he will be the referee for the J League. For the 2019 season, 59 referees and 100 assistant referees[149].. Among these were certified by the Japan Football AssociationProfessional referee (PR), and earns a living only by being paid as a referee.

In all J2020 matches from the 1 seasonVideo Assistant Referee It was decided that (VAR) would be introduced[150] However, the implementation was postponed due to the influence of the new coronavirus.


Each match, the flags of both clubs that compete with the J League flag are displayed at the J League match venue. The design of the flag is based on the club color of your club,Logo type,emblemIs generally included. In addition, there may be FIFA's fair play flag beside or below the J League flag, and when a player enters the J League's fair play flag with the sign of the starting member Then enter the pitch. In addition, there are two types of J. League flags used in league games, and in regular match venues, plain flags are mainly used.

  1. The background is a plain pattern based on "white" with the official logo of the J League in the center.
  2. The background is a type with an Italian flag-like pattern based on "green" "white" "red" with black borders from the left side, with the official J. League logo in the center.


Not specified by convention[Annotation 44]However, in league games, when entering playersAnthemFlows (excluding some clubs). At the opening of the J-League in 1993, guitarist Michiya Haruhata (TUBE) produced the official J-League theme song "J'S THEME" and performed it at the opening ceremony. It is used in events and stadiums related to the J League.Also, the official J-League anthem "THE GLORY" (composition:Toshi Kishi) Also exists and is used as an anthem in some clubs, but many clubs create their own anthems and play them at the time of admission.

Levan Cup is a dedicated anthem (composition:☆ Taku Takahashi) Is used.

年度Song titleLyricsCompositionArranger
Official theme song1993 J'S THEME-Michiya Haruhata(TUBE
Official anthemJ'S BALLAD
2003 THE'GLORYToshi KishiToshi Kishi
Official songleapYasuoka YuTetsuya MurakamiTakao Konishi


1999 Join!
2005 Amazing, J.
2007 Will Be There is a future I want to show.
2008 Will Be To the world standard for club football.
2009 The voice of "SHOUT! for SHOOT!" Until the body ends.
2010 Superb live entertainment
2011 Run for tomorrow
Power to one. -TEAM AS ONE-(Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction assistance slogan)
2016 Power to one. -TEAM AS ONE-Kanbaro Kumamoto/Kyushu(Kumamoto Earthquake Recovery Support Slogan)
2017 Power to one. -TEAM AS ONE-(Unified disaster recovery support activities)


The clubs that belong to the J League are the academy (InfrastructureIn the J.League term, it is obligatory to have a "development organization". The Academy is registered with the JFA as a generational team (Japan Football Association Team Registration TypeParticipating in each tournament sponsored by the J League and JFA sponsored tournaments.

Mascot character

J League

Mr. pitch
  • The reading is "Mr. Pitch".
  • Born November 1991, 11, origin unknown.
  • Blood type is J type.
  • The height is 180 cm, the three sizes are 200, 200, 200 cm from the top, and the whole body is covered with green grass.
  • My favorite color is green. My favorite words are "Earth was blue", "It's been three years on a stone and XNUMX years on a turf."
  • My hobby is gardening.
  • As a "J League centennial vision messenger," he is actively participating in various events such as "Family Join Days" and "J League All-Star Soccer" that are currently held every year. You can also see the video footage of him appearing on electronic bulletin boards before and after the game or during half time at match venues around the world. He also serves as a model for posters and advertisements in magazines that publicize the "Hundred Year Plan".
J League King (J-boy)

J League Club

Supporting organization

Official sponsors of the J League (league match) can post advertisement signs at the J1 match venue, and with the J League logo mark in advertisements in newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media."(Company name) is a J.League XX partner"Or“(Company name) supports the J League.”Can post credits. In addition, regardless of the class to which each company belongs, the company name can be read aloud on the electronic bulletin board at the venue or during the half-time before or after the match, or on the venue.

Until 2011, the sponsorship category was divided into "official sponsor" and other sponsors (equipment supplier, 90-degree system advertisement sponsor, etc.) The categories of sponsors/suppliers are subdivided so that they are easier to understand.

Common to all divisions
  • Regarding J. League rules regarding the installation of official partner advertisements[152] Article 35 (page 27) states: "The J.League is located in the stadium at the position designated by the J.League, and the companies/organizations of the J.League official partners are advertising of the prescribed size and number.Signboard(screen) Must be secured and a space must be secured to display it.”
  • Japan Sports Promotion Center(Toto・BIG,2001 Than),Asahi Shimbun(2003 Than),DAZN(2017 More) top partners[Annotation 45] Advertising banners of companies that sponsor league games in other forms are basically installed in the front row of the back stand.[Annotation 46].. Also, from 2019, DAZN advertisements have been moved to backstand advertisements only for the J1 league. Some sponsorsJ League CupWhen posting an advertising signboard[Annotation 47] There is also.
  • From 2008 to 2013, the official supplier on the left side of the main stand (in principle behind the home goal)contact lensEtc.)Johnson & JohnsonA small advertisement was installed. Currently, only in the J1 league, a league title logo and a small advertisement for a sports lottery (toto/BIG) are placed behind the goals on both sides when viewed from the main stand.
  • From fiscal 2015, “Title Partner” will be established as the highest-ranking sponsor category from “Top Partner” of the entire J League (including J3), and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance will take office.[2], The official name of the league was "Meiji Yasuda Mutual Life Insurance Company J (1, 2, 3) League".
  • During the two-stage era from 1993 to 1995, the sponsor of the stage (2stSuntory, 2ndNippon Shinpan) Advertising billboards are in the front row on the back stand and behind the goal[Annotation 48] に2枚ずつの合計4枚、他のオフィシャルスポンサー団体は1枚ずつ掲出されていた。それ以後は原則バックスタンドに各社2枚ずつ掲出されている。2015年2ndステージからは1stステージよりトップパートナーが1社増加したため、両サイドの外側にトップパートナーの広告が1枚ずつはみ出る形になり、ランダムに2社の広告が1枚ずつはみ出している(球技専用が多い)場合がある[Annotation 49].
  • From 2005 to 2014, electric rotary advertising boards were introduced for each J1 match. However, the games that are introduced are often set up in the games that attract attention in each section. In addition, from 1, J2008 will be used for each matchMitsubishi ElectricThe electronic billboard (Aurora Ribbon Vision) manufactured by the company was introduced. It is mainly operated mainly for NHK-BS relay games. From 2015, the number of games that use electric billboards instead of the rotating billboards has increased to 1 games per section.
  • 2015年からは、タイトル協賛である明治安田生命の広告を6枚(うち、長方形の通常サイズ4枚を両コーナーとハーフライン付近に各2枚ずつ、コーナー部分に同社商品の正方形の広告が2枚)設置されている(J2・J3も同様)。またJ1ではこれとは別に90度システムの広告幕2枚(各ゴール裏1枚ずつ)を設置している。
  • In J2, the advertising billboards of the official sponsors of the J League were not displayed until 2007 (the billboards of the official sponsors of each club hang), but from 1996 to 1998Japan Football LeagueAt the time of the home game held by a team that was an associate member of the J. League, one advertising billboard for each official sponsor of the J. League was posted behind the goal. In addition, since 1, the advertisement of the official sponsor comes to be put together in a small sheet next to the signboard of the tournament name.
  • In 2014, a separate sponsorship sponsor was established in addition to J1 and J2.[Annotation 48]In addition, 4 titles were sponsored by Meiji Yasuda Life and 3 titles from other J2 official sponsors.[Annotation 46].. Of the J2014 sponsors of 3,Japan Airlines以外の各社はJ1・J2の何らかの公式スポンサーを兼務していたが、2015年度からはJ1・J2を含めて統一したスポンサー体系にすることになり、J2同様、大会名の看板の横に公式スポンサーを1枚にまとめて載せるようになった(なお2014年はJ3公式スポンサー団体を除いたJ1・J2のスポンサー団体の広告は設置しなかった)。
J League Cup
  • Since the establishment of the tournamentYamazaki Nabisco → Yamazaki BiscuitCompany logo, and advertising signs for the company's products (Revan,Chip starOthers) are installed. In the first three years (3 to 1992) from the beginning of the foundation, only the games of the qualifying league (1994st and 1994nd round in 1) are installed behind the goal, along with the advertisement of Nabisco. The sign of the sponsor sponsor of each club was placed.
Sponsor Special Day & Special Match
  • Over the years since the stage sponsor system was abolished in 1996, official sponsor companies in the J League held sponsor special days or special matches for specific sections and matches. At the venue of the match, the sponsor company of Special Day developed a campaign promotion.

List of supporting organizations

Sponsor category typeContract start yearSupporting organization name
Title partner2015 Meiji Yasuda Life[Annotation 50]
Official Broadcasting Partner2017 DAZN Japan Investment[153][154]
Top partner[Annotation 45]2005 Idem
2016 Electronic Arts(EA Sports
2017 NTT DoCoMo[153][155][Annotation 51]
2018 Konami Digital Entertainment[Annotation 52]
2019 Strawberry
Centennial vision partner2003 Asahi Shimbun
League cuppartner1992 Yamazaki Biscuit[Annotation 53]
Super cuppartner1994 FUJIFILM Business Innovation[Annotation 54]
Official Equipment Partner1993 Molten[Annotation 55]
2005 ア デ ィ ダ ス[Annotation 55]
Sports promotion partner2001 Japan Sports Promotion Center(ス ポ ー ツ く じ)
Official Ticketing Partner2012 Pia(Ticket Pia
Official EC platform partner2017 Rakuten Group[156]
Official Technology Partner2017 NTT Group[153][155]
Supporting company2015 Yahoo(Yahoo! JAPAN[157]
2017 Deloitte Tohmatsu(Financial advisory /Consulting[158]
2021 Data stadium
Marketing partner2014 Dentsu[159]

List of past supporting organizations

Sponsor category typeContract periodSupporting organization name
Stage sponsor[Annotation 56]1993-1995Suntory(First Stage Championship[Annotation 57]
Nippon Shinpan (NICOS card)(Second stage)
Official Sponsor (1993-2011)
→ Top Partner (2012 -)[Annotation 45]
1993-1995Okasan Securities
Nisshin Flour Mill
1993-2004Daiei Convenience Systems → Lawson[Annotation 58]
Nippon Shinpan → Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS (NICOS card)
1994-1998Nippon Life
1994-2007Japan Energy (JOMO)
1996-1998Daiichi Kangyo Bank
1996-2019Canon/Canon Sales → Canon Marketing Japan
1999-2001Japan Kodak
2000-2001Optical communication
Try group (try of home teacher)
GE Consumer Finance[161]
2008-2010Mylan Pharmaceutical
Leopalace 21
2011 Tokyo Electron
2011-2013Japan McDonald's
2009-2015Japan Coca-Cola
2014-2019Meiji Yasuda Life
2016-2018Tag Heuer
2017-2020master Card[162]
90° system advertising sponsor[Annotation 59]2002-2007Suntory
2004-2010NTT Communications
2008-2009Japan Energy (JOMO)
2009-2012Japan Coca-Cola[Annotation 60]
World challengesponsor1994-1997Sanwa Bank
All-star soccersponsor1993-1998Japan Kodak
2002-2007Japan Energy (JOMO)
Dream matchsponsor1995-2001Japan Energy (JOMO)
Network partners2002-2010East Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
West Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Official supplier2008-2013Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Company
Official timekeeper2019-2020Tag Heuer
Fair play partner2012-2014Tokyo Electron
Official VAR/Fair Play Partner2020 Home[163]
Associate[Annotation 61][164]2015 Japan Airlines[164][Annotation 55]
Alliance Marketing Partner1993-2013Hakuhodo DY Media Partners
Official Broadcasting Partner2007-2016SKY Perfect JSAT
J2 Supporting Company2002-2003Dai Nippon Printing
2014 J3 LeagueFor the original sponsor sponsor that was set inJ3 League #Supporting Organizationreference.

Overseas affiliated league

from now on

J League2021 May 4At a press conference after the executive committee held in Tokyo, it was revealed that a "replanning promotion team" was established on April 2021, 4 to discuss the future image of the league.[165]..Managing DirectorMasaaki KimuraIt is shown that the following items will be explored for feasibility and the research analysis that is the premise will be examined.

Need to make selection and focus decisions, but want to explore feasibility
  1. Strengthening the system to expand viewing
  2. Further value improvement by optimizing the organization within the league (optimization of human resources)
  3. Reliable execution of toC strategy (contents to convey to visitors / method to convey)
  4. Enhancement of club & company matching function
  5. 23 wardsStadium (Wembley Stadium(Concept to develop a stadium that can be used as a middle ground)
Those who need to change their consciousness at the ideological level and continue the research analysis that is the premise
  1. Increasing the slope distribution ratio
  2. Naming rightsLifting of the ban (whether or not to accept the company name in the club name)
  3. ListingLifting of the ban (consistency with cross-ownership)
  4. Hometown deregulation (especially the possibility of events by other clubs in Tokyo)
  5. Review of league structure

Regarding "review of league structure", it was clarified that the upper limit of the total number of clubs of J2014, J1 and J2 was set to 3 as of 60, and when the number of J3 clubs reached 20 It has been clarified that it intends to reach a conclusion by the end of September 2021 in the content of considering how to make the subsequent form.[165][166], Some media reported the idea of ​​establishing a "Premier League" that is higher than the J1 League[167]Although there is an opinion, he denies that "it is not on the agenda at all".[165].

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  1. ^ “Glossary (terminology)” defined by the league[1] Stipulates that "J" in the Japanese notation, including the word "J League", should be full-width "J", but in WikipediaNotation guideIt is written in half-width based on.
  2. ^ 2014年度までJ1・J2のリーグ戦の呼称についてはJリーグ定款でそれぞれ「Jリーグ ディビジョン1」「Jリーグ ディビジョン2」と表記されていたが、2015年よりそれぞれ「J1リーグ」「J2リーグ」に改める。なおJ3については、初年度の2014年から正式な呼称として「J3リーグ」を採用している。[2]
  3. ^ From 2016 to 2020, there were three other J3 club U-1 teams participating in J23.
  4. ^ Proposal of "activation committee"Kenji Mori[39].. The name at the time of installation is "JSL Activation Committee". At present, this is called the "JSL First Activation Committee". Kawabuchi took the post of Mori and became the general affairs manager and named the "Second Activation Committee" after resuming after Mori et al. As a result, what was held in the days when Mori was the general affairs manager was later called the ""first" activation committee".[40].. The members of the "First Activation Committee" are Kenji Mori, Kozo Kinomoto, and Mori and Kinomoto.Yoshinobu Ishii,Koji Mori,Junji Ogura, Tadao Murata (JFA), Seiya Asano (Yomiuri),Ryuichi Sugiyama,Kazuki Sasaki[21] Chose 7 people[41].. It was natural for Kenji Mori to be chairman, but Mori appointed Junji Ogura as chairman, considering the balance and company explanation that Mori was too busy transferring to Nagoya.[26][42].. The "Activation Committee" had six meetings in a short period of time to analyze the current status of the Japanese league, investigate other countries' professional leagues, and explore the possibility of creating a professional league in Japan.[43].
  5. ^ The report of the "Second Activation Committee" compiled 10 months later follows this, and it becomes the framework of the J League almost as it is.[49].
  6. ^ The members of the "Second Activation Committee" are Kenji Mori and Kozo Kinomoto, including the same nine members as the "First Activation Committee", and Yutaka Abe, the executive member of the team who is reluctant to become a professional. (NKK), Kozaburo Arimura (Yanmar), Shinichiro Izumi (ANA), and 13 people who added Kawabuchi[50], Kawabuchi has appointed Junji Ogura as the chairman of the "Second Activation Committee"[26][51].. The "Secondary Activation Committee" has further examined the conclusions made by the "First Activation Committee".[26][52].. Kawabuchi was initially against the professionalization of the league, not only because the level of the Japanese league at that time was low, but also because unfair play was rampant.[52].. However, “while participating in the serious discussions of the activation committee, I realized that there was a need for fundamental reform, and leaned toward promoting professionalization, saying that “I have nothing to lose”.[52][15].. The "Second Activation Committee" met eight times from October 1988, 10 to March 3, 1989, and dismissed the proposal "Starting the 3 Special League", and discontinued the discussion. Entrusted to the JFA "Pro League Review Committee"[52].
  7. ^ The "JSL Council" is the highest JSL voting body. It consisted mainly of councilors elected by the member teams themselves. In many cases, people with a position of director in the parent company were selected, and there was a tendency to respect the company's intentions.[15].. The members of the “First Activation Committee” to the “Second Activation Committee” were people who were effectively circling each team, but if they return to the parent company, they will be directly related to the management policy of the company. I didn't have a position to touch[55].. The chairman of the "JSL Council"Nissan MotorVice President Yasushi Hosokawa. The other members were also representatives of each team, and their position in the parent company was far above that of the "Activation Committee" members.[55].
  8. ^ “Professional Countermeasures Headquarters” (Head of Ken Naganuma) was established in JFA[43][45]In October 1990, the "Pro League Review Committee" (chairman Kawabuchi Saburo) was established.[45].. The "Pro League Exploratory Committee" will hold six meetings until January 1991, determine the conditions for participating in the league, confirm and inquire with the group concerned, and hold an advisor board.[45][52][60].
  9. ^ On November 1991, 11, it was decided that the new league would be incorporated as the "Japan Professional Soccer League".[32][64].
  10. ^ The name "J League" was originally proposed as an abbreviation for the Jipang League.[65].
  11. ^ There was no precedent for an unattended country becoming a World Cup host.
  12. ^ The notation used in logos etc. is "Meiji Yasuda Life J.LEAGUE'
  13. ^ Hachinohe City,Towada,Gonohe Town,Sannohe,Tago Town,Nanbu Town,Oirase Town,Hashikami,Shingo Village,Misawa,Shichinohe,Rokunohe,Tohoku Town,Noheji Town,Yokohama Town,Rokkasho Village
  14. ^ Morioka,Kitakami City,Miyako City,Ofunato City,Hanamaki,Kuji City,Tono City,Ichinoseki,Rikuzentakata City,Kamaishi,Ninohe City,Hachimantai City,Oshu City,Takizawa,Shizukuishi Town,Kuzumaki,Iwate,Shiwa Town,Yahaba Town,Nishiwaga Town,Kanegasaki Town,Hiraizumi Town,Sumita Town,Otsuchi Town,Yamada Town,Iwaizumi Town,Tanohata,Fudai Village,Karumai Town,Noda,Kuchinohe,Hirono Town,Ichinohe
  15. ^ Akita City,Yurihonjo City,Nikaho City,Oga City
  16. ^ Kashima City,Kamisu City,Itako City,Hokota City,Whereabouts
  17. ^ Mito,Hitachinaka City,Kasama City,Naka City,Omitama City,Ibaraki Town,Castle town,Oarai Town,Tokai village
  18. ^ Resigned in 2013 and rejoined in 2014.
  19. ^ Hiratsuka,Atsugi,Isehara,Odawara city,Chigasaki,Hadano,Hiratsuka,Fujisawa,Oiso Town,Samukawa Town,Ninomiya town,Kamakura city,Minamiashigara city,Oi town,Kaisei town,Nakai town,Hakone town,Matsuda town,Manazuru town,Yamakita town,Yugawara town
  20. ^ Nagano city,Suzaka,Nakano,Iiyama,Chikuma,Sakagi,Obuse,Takayama,Yamanouchi,Kijimadaira,Nozawa Onsen Village,Shinano,Iizuna,Ogawa,Sakaemura,Saku
  21. ^ Matsumoto,Azumino,Yamagata,Shiojiri,Omachi,Ikeda,Ikusaka,Minowa,Asahi
  22. ^ Niigata,Seiromachi,Nagaoka,Sanjo City,Kashiwazaki,Shibata City,Ojiya,Kamo City,Tokamachi,Mitsuke City,Murakami City,Tsubame City,Itoigawa,Myoko City,Gosen City,Joetsu City,Agano City,Sado City,Uonuma City,Minamiuonuma City,Wombai city,Yahiko Village,Tagami Town,Aga Town,Izumozaki Town,Yuzawa Town,Tsunan Town,Kariwa Village,Sekikawa,Awashimaura Village
  23. ^ Kanazawa,Nonoichi City,Kahoku City,Tsubata Town,Uchinada Town
  24. ^ Fujieda,Shimada,Yaizu City,Makinohara,Yoshida Town,Kawanehonmachi
  25. ^ Kyoto City,Uji city,Joyo,Kyotanabe City,Mukai,Nagaokakyo,Kizugawa,Kameoka,Nantan city,Kyotanba Town,Fukuchiyama City,Maizuru,Ayabe City,Yawata
  26. ^ Suita City,Ibaraki City,Takatsuki,Toyonaka City,Ikeda,Settsu,Minoh City
  27. ^ Tottori City,Kurayoshi,Yonago,Sakaiminato
  28. ^ Yamaguchi City,Shimonoseki,Sanyo Onoda,Ube City,Hofu City,Shunan City,Mine City,Hagi City,Kudamatsu City,Iwakuni,Light city,Nagato City,Yanai City,Suo Oshima Town,Waki Town,Ueseki Town,Tabuse Town,Hirao Town,Abu Town
  29. ^ Tokushima,Naruto,Mima,Matsushige Town,Itano Town,Aizumi Town,Kitajima Town,Yoshinogawa,Komatsushima
  30. ^ Iwaki,Hirono Town,Naraha Town,Tomioka Town,Kawauchi Village,Okuma Town,Futaba Town,Namie Town,Katsurao
  31. ^ Kuwana City,Toin Town,Inabe City,Kisosaki Town,Asahi Town,Kawagoe Town,Komono Town
  32. ^ a b c d From 1992 to 1995, the three prefectures in the Kyushu region were positioned as “special activity areas” with almost the same authority as home towns.
  33. ^ Oita in the 2012 season belonged to J2, and repayment of the loan was a condition for granting the J1 license (condition for entering the promotion playoffs).[113].
  34. ^ 9 clubs in Sendai, Yamagata, Omiya, FC Tokyo, Kawasaki, Kofu, Niigata, Tosu, Oita.
  35. ^ 9 clubs from JFL (Akita, Fukushima, Machida, Sagamihara, YS Yokohama, Nagano, Kanazawa, Fujieda, Ryukyu),Regional league(Tohoku League) To 1 club (Morioka).
  36. ^ According to the official record of the Emperor's Cup, the J.League club is the total from the previous club. In this case, the most acquired club is Yokohama FM 7 times (previousNissan Motor5 times in the age) and C Osaka was the predecessorYanmarHe has won the Emperor's Cup three times.
  37. ^ At this time, Yokohama M had Mitsuzawa, Yokohama F had an "expedition" to Kyushu, and there was a national event.
  38. ^ Golden week-ObonEven if it happens several times on weekdays, one is Tuesday and the other is Wednesday.
  39. ^ Children under 10 are not surveyed.
  40. ^ Until 2009, there was no classification for people over the age of 60, and they were calculated according to those over the age of 50.
  41. ^ The average number of visitors exceeds the capacity of the stadiumEcopaBecause there is a holding in
  42. ^ In the case of a club that contracted with Mizuno entirely, there were cases where it was exactly the same as the league game depending on the team and the year, and cases where the design was changed as when contracting with another company. In addition, league games and cup games (depending on the team, J League CupEmperor's cupThe uniform sponsor may differ for each tournament, etc.), and in games such as the Emperor's Cup and overseas clubs, the uniform number of 17 or more, which did not exist in the league game that was a variable number system at that time, , There was a uniform with player names.
  43. ^ J League Co., Ltd., not a supplier contract with a specific brandMitsubishi Corporation fashionANGUA is a uniform collaborative production project jointly worked on by a corporation.It will be the first club to use uniforms produced by the project.[136].
  44. ^ J League Match Implementation Guidelines[151] Article 4 Clause 2 states that "a home club can perform the following items before, during, and after a match" (there is a description of "music broadcasting" in Item 3), and it is not mandatory. It has not been done.
  45. ^ a b c The top sponsor category in league games, which is an official sponsor up to 2011 (since Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance will take over as the title partner (special sponsor) of the entire J League from 2015, the title partner is the highest and top sponsor category) Partner will be in the next class).
  46. ^ a b With regard to J3, it is a remnant that there was an official partner unique to J2014 in 3, and two ads for Japan Sports Promotion Center, SKY Perfect JSAT, Adidas Japan are stuck to the front row of the back stand.
  47. ^ Coca-Cola, Konami (Winning Eleven) and Tokyo Electron are three companies in the 2014 qualifying.
  48. ^ a b In the case of an athletic field, the back stand is located at the track part, and the back of the goal is located at the place where the field competition is held.
  49. ^ Athletics stadiums may be posted in a single row of back stands depending on the location.
  50. ^ In addition to being the top partner of the J.League overall in FY2014, it was a title partner of the J3 league (special sponsor), but in FY2015 it was promoted to a title partner for the entire J.League (J League Championshipincluding. The top partner contract will also serve concurrently until 2019).
  51. ^ Returned to the top partner (then official sponsor) from 1994 to 1995
  52. ^ Returning to top partner since 1999-2014
  53. ^ The company name until August 2016 is "Yamazaki Nabisco."
  54. ^ The company name until March 2021 is "Fuji Xerox".
  55. ^ a b c He also served as the official sponsor of the 2014 J3 League.
  56. ^ Official Sponsor
  57. ^ Also a crown sponsor of the 1997-2004 championship
  58. ^ During this period,Lawson TicketWas in charge of the J. League official ticket station.
  59. ^ Abolished in 2012.
  60. ^ Posting will continue until 2015.
  61. ^ Associates is a sponsoring category to support the J. League under 22 selected teams and the J3 league in which they participate.


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