List of Japanese football teams facts for kids

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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.

J.League

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

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

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

Division 1

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

Division 2

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

Japan Football League

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

  • Blaublitz Akita
  • Fujieda MYFC
  • Honda F.C.
  • Honda Lock S.C.
  • Hoyo A.C. Elan Oita
  • Kamatamare Sanuki
  • MIO Biwako Kusatsu
  • AC Nagano Parceiro
  • F.C. Ryūkyū
  • Sagawa Printing S.C.
  • Sagawa Shiga F.C.
  • Sony Sendai F.C.
  • Tochigi Uva F.C.
  • V-Varen Nagasaki
  • Yokogawa Musashino F.C.
  • Yokohama Sports and Culture Club
  • Zweigen Kanazawa

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

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