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Japan flagJapanese National Anthem
National Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni
National Stadium:
FA founded: 1921 ( FA Website )
Joined FIFA: 1929
FIFA Code: JPN
Nickname: Blue Samurai
Local Name: Nippon
Capital: Tokyo
Population: 127,288,416
Area: 377,835 km2
Tel: +81 / Internet: .jp
Currency: Yen (JPY) - Rates
Domestic Season: March - December
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List of Japanese League and Cup Winners

Japanese Football League System
An overview of the football league system in Japan with a list of the clubs and stadia in each division. Click on the + symbols to reveal the manager/coach, chairman/president, nickname, year of foundation and a link to the website for each Japanese football club.

Level: 1 J. League Division 1 view 18 Teams
Level: 2 J. League Division 2 view 18 Teams
Level: 3 Japan Football League
J. League Division 1
Albirex Niigata Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium (42,300) [-]
Manager / Coach: Jun Suzuki
Chairman / President: Yukio Nakano
Founded in: 1955 (Nickname: Albi)
View Albirex Niigata homepage
FC Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium (50,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Hiroshi Jofuku
Chairman / President: Masahiro Tsubahara
Founded in: 1998 (Nickname: The Gas Men)
View FC Tokyo homepage
Gamba Osaka Osaka Expo 70 Stadium (21,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Akira Nishino
Chairman / President: Kikuo Kanamori
Founded in: 1991 (Nickname: Gamba)
View Gamba Osaka homepage
JEF United Ichihara Chiba Fukuda Denshi Arena (19,781) [-]
Manager / Coach: Alex Miller
Chairman / President: Hirokazu Miki
Founded in: 1946 (Nickname: )
View JEF United Ichihara Chiba homepage
Jubilo Iwata Yamaha Stadium (16,879) [-]
Manager / Coach: Masaaki Yanagishita
Chairman / President: Yoshio Mabuchi
Founded in: 1970 (Nickname: )
View Jubilo Iwata homepage
Kashima Antlers Kashima Stadium (40,728) [-]
Manager / Coach: Oswaldo De Oliveira
Chairman / President: Hiroshi Ushijima
Founded in: 1947 (Nickname: Antlers)
View Kashima Antlers homepage
Kashiwa Reysol Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium (15,900) [-]
Manager / Coach: Shinichiro Takahashi
Chairman / President: Shigeyuki Onodera
Founded in: 1940 (Nickname: Sun Kings)
View Kashiwa Reysol homepage
Kawasaki Frontale Todoroki Athletics Stadium (25,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Takashi Sekizuka
Chairman / President: Shimpei Takeda
Founded in: 1997 (Nickname: )
View Kawasaki Frontale homepage
Kyoto Sanga Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium (20,242) [-]
Manager / Coach: Hisashi Kato
Chairman / President: Toru Umemoto
Founded in: 1922 (Nickname: )
View Kyoto Sanga homepage
Montedio Yamagata Yamagata Park Stadium (20,315) [-]
Manager / Coach: Shinji Kobayashi
Chairman / President: Yoshihiro Kanamori
Founded in: 1984 (Nickname: )
View Montedio Yamagata homepage
Nagoya Grampus Mizuho Athletic Stadium (27,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Dragan Stojkovic
Chairman / President: Toyo Kato
Founded in: 1939 (Nickname: )
View Nagoya Grampus homepage
Oita Trinita Oita Stadium (40,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Pericles Chamusca
Chairman / President: Hiroshi Mizohata
Founded in: 1994 (Nickname: )
View Oita Trinita homepage
Omiya Ardija NACK5 Stadium Omiya (15,500) [-]
Manager / Coach: Zdenko Verdenik
Chairman / President: Seigo Watanabe
Founded in: 1964 (Nickname: Squirrels)
View Omiya Ardija homepage
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Hiroshima Big Arch (50,000) [-]
Manager / Coach: Mihailo Petrovic
Chairman / President: Yuichi Mototani
Founded in: 1938 (Nickname: )
View Sanfrecce Hiroshima homepage
Shimizu S-Pulse Nihondaira Sports Stadium (20,339) [-]
Manager / Coach: Kenta Hasegawa
Chairman / President: Hayao Iwakawa
Founded in: 1991 (Nickname: S-Pa)
View Shimizu S-Pulse homepage
Urawa Red Diamonds Saitama Stadium (63,700) [-]
Manager / Coach: Volker Finke
Chairman / President: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Founded in: 1950 (Nickname: Urawa Reds)
View Urawa Red Diamonds homepage
Vissel Kobe Misaki Park Stadium (30,132) [-]
Manager / Coach: Caio Junior
Chairman / President: Hiroshi Mikitani
Founded in: 1966 (Nickname: )
View Vissel Kobe homepage
Yokohama F. Marinos Nissan Stadium (72,327) [-]
Manager / Coach: Takashi Kuwahara
Chairman / President: Shigeo Hidaritomo
Founded in: 1972 (Nickname: )
View Yokohama F. Marinos homepage

J. League Division 2
Avispa Fukuoka (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Yoshiyuki Shinoda
Chairman / President: Koh Tsuzuku
Founded in: 1982 (Nickname: )
View Avispa Fukuoka homepage
Cerezo Osaka (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Levir Culpi
Chairman / President: Hiroyuki Idehara
Founded in: 1957 (Nickname: )
View Cerezo Osaka homepage
Consadole Sapporo (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Masaaki Yanagishita
Chairman / President: Yoshiaki Kodama
Founded in: 1935 (Nickname: Consa)
View Consadole Sapporo homepage
Ehime (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Kazuhito Mochizuki
Chairman / President: Fumio Kamei
Founded in: 1970 (Nickname: )
View Ehime homepage
Fagiano Okayama (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Satoshi Tezuka
Chairman / President: Masaaki Kimura
Founded in: 1975 (Nickname: )
View Fagiano Okayama homepage
FC Gifu (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Hideki Matsunaga
Chairman / President: Kazuo Imanishi
Founded in: 2001 (Nickname: )
View FC Gifu homepage
Kataller Toyama (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Hiroshi Sowa
Chairman / President: Tetsuo Nakao
Founded in: 2007 (Nickname: )
View Kataller Toyama homepage
Mito HollyHock (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Takashi Kiyama
Chairman / President: Kunio Numata
Founded in: 1990 (Nickname: )
View Mito HollyHock homepage
Roasso Kumamoto (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Makoto Kitano
Chairman / President: Hirofumi Maeda
Founded in: 1969 (Nickname: )
View Roasso Kumamoto homepage
Sagan Tosu (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Yasuyuki Kishino
Chairman / President: Yukihiro Igawa
Founded in: 1987 (Nickname: )
View Sagan Tosu homepage
Shonan Bellmare (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Yasuharu Sorimachi
Chairman / President: Kiyoshi Makabe
Founded in: 1968 (Nickname: )
View Shonan Bellmare homepage
Thespa Kusatsu (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Toru Sano
Chairman / President: Yuichi Mototani
Founded in: 1995 (Nickname: )
View Thespa Kusatsu homepage
Tochigi SC (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Hiroshi Matsuda
Chairman / President: Kentaro Arai
Founded in: 1953 (Nickname: The Teachers)
View Tochigi SC homepage
Tokushima Vortis (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Naohiko Minobe
Chairman / President: Koji Takamoto
Founded in: 1955 (Nickname: )
View Tokushima Vortis homepage
Tokyo Verdy (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Takuya Takagi
Chairman / President: Yasuo Shimada
Founded in: 1969 (Nickname: )
View Tokyo Verdy homepage
Vegalta Sendai (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Graham Arnold
Chairman / President: Shirahata Yoichi
Founded in: 1988 (Nickname: )
View Vegalta Sendai homepage
Ventforet Kofu (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Takayoshi Anma
Chairman / President: Kazuyuki Umino
Founded in: 1965 (Nickname: )
View Ventforet Kofu homepage
Yokohama FC (0) [-]
Manager / Coach: Yasuhiro Higuchi
Chairman / President: Yasuhiko Okudera
Founded in: 1998 (Nickname: Fulie)
View Yokohama FC homepage

Japan Football League

Roll of Honour

YEAR LEAGUE EMPEROR’S CUP
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
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1984
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1982
1981
1980
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1978
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1975
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1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
tbc
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Kashiwa Reysol
Nagoya Grampus
Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds
Gamba Osaka
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F. Marinos
Jubilo Iwata
Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers
Jubilo Iwata
Kashima Antlers
Jubilo Iwata
Kashima Antlers
Yokohama Marinos
Verdy Kawasaki
Verdy Kawasaki
Yomiuri
Yomiuri
Nissan
Nissan
Yamaha Motors
Yomiuri
East Furukawa
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Yomiuri
Yomiuri
Mitsubishi Motors
Fujita
Yanmar Diesel
Fujita
Mitsubishi Motors
Fujita
East Furukawa
Yanmar Diesel
Yanmar Diesel
Mitsubishi Motors
Hitachi
Yanmar Diesel
Toyo Kogyo
Mitsubishi Motors
Toyo Kogyo
Toyo Kogyo
Toyo Kogyo
Toyo Kogyo
tbc
Yokohama F. Marinos
Kashiwa Reysol
FC Tokyo
Kashima Antlers
Gamba Osaka
Gamba Osaka
Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Jubilo Iwata
Kyoto Purple Sanga
Shimizu S-Pulse
Kashima Antlers
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Yokohama Flugels
Kashima Antlers
Verdy Kawasaki
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Bellmare Hiratsuka
Yokohama Flugels
Yokohama Marinos
Nissan
Matsushita
Nissan
Nissan
Yomiuri
Yomiuri
Nissan
Yomiuri
Nissan
Yamaha
NKK
Mitsubishi Motorsl
Fujita
Mitsubishi Motors
Fujita
East Furukawa
Hitachi
Yanmar Diesel
Mitsubishi Motors
Hitachi
Mitsubishi Motors
Yanmar Diesel
Toyo Kogyo
Yanmar Diesel
Toyo Kogyo
Waseda University
Toyo Kogyo
NOTES: The championship was played in the calendar year from 1965 to 1984, but moved to a winter season for the 1985-86 edition until 1991-92. The professional J-League was introduced in 1993 and the championship is once again played in the calendar year, finishing in December. It is played in two stages, with the winners of each stage meeting in an end of season championship play-off to decide the overall winner. When one team wins both stages, this becomes unnecessary.

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