Created: Thursday, 27 July 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

 

F.League: The Second Decade

2017-18 Season Preview

by Our Man on the Court – Steve Harris

Read more: F.League 2017 Preview - from JSoccer Magazine issue 24

Created: Monday, 24 July 2017
Written by Alan Gibson


J2 Defies Expectations

The J.League is notoriously unpredictable, but if J1 pecking order invariably defies expectations, predicting the outcome in the J2 can be an even more mind-bending. This season is no different, with top-tapped teams Nagoya Grampus, Matsumoto Yamaga and JEF United struggling, while the likes of Mito Hollyhock and Fagiano Okayama are bucking for a playoff spot. Alan Gibson runs down the situation at midseason

Read more: J2 Midseason 072417

Created: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Written by Matsu

Kashima Antlers History - The Buck Stops Here

Ken Matsushima wrote a potted history of Japan's most successful club for JSoccer Magazine issue 23. Here it is reproduced for JSoccer.com. We hope you like it as much as the readers of the magazine did!!

Read more: Buck Stops Here

Created: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

JSoccer Magazine has exclusive coverage of the Nadeshiko League season opener between INAC Kobe Leonessa and Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara -- Nojima's first match in Japan's top-flight women's professional league.

Read more: Nadeshiko Kickoff 170327

Created: Thursday, 10 March 2016
Written by Alan Gibson

 

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Created: Saturday, 25 February 2017
Written by Alan


J1 Season Previews

The J.League kicks off its 2017 season on Saturday, and we have just enough time to offer a short summary of each J1 team before kickoff time comes around.

Read more: 2017 Previews

Created: Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Written by Sponsor

 

Overseas Stars Honing Skills for NT Duty

Japan is in a good position to qualify for their sixth consecutive appearance at the World Cup. Vahid Halilhodzic will hope that his stars continue to impress at their respective clubs, remaining sharp for the five remaining qualifying matches coming up in 2017

Read more: Japanese Successes in Europe

Created: Saturday, 18 February 2017
Written by Matsu

The Herd Remains Golden
Red Rhinestones Refuse to Sparkle

Read more: XeroxCup 170218

Created: Thursday, 19 January 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

J.League Uniforms for 2017

As always, at this time of the pre-season, JSoccer brings you the 2017 shirts for J1, J2, J3, JFL teams, as they come in.... which one will you be buying? 

Read more: 2017 J1 Uniforms

Created: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Written by Matsu


Kashima Conquers - Part II

Kashima Antlers are through to the FINAL of the FIFA Club World Cup, after a 3-0 defeat of South America's representatives Atletico Nacional. Bet you didn't see THAT coming. And for those of you who never stop dreaming, now you can ponder the possibility of a J.League team being 90 minutes away from the title of best club team in the world.

Read more: Antlers-Atletico 161214

J1 Standings

 

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 56 17 5 5 42 21 +21
2 Kawasaki Frontale 52 16 4 6 42 20 +22
3 FC Tokyo 43 12 7 8 34 25 +9
4 Kashima Antlers 42 12 6 9 37 34 +3
5 Cerezo Osaka 41 10 11 6 34 30 +4
6 Vegalta Sendai 41 12 5 10 36 38 -2
7 Consadole Sapporo 41 11 8 7 35 38 -3
8 Urawa Reds 38 10 8 9 37 27 +10
9 Vissel Kobe 36 10 6 11 33 35 -2
10 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 10 4 13 38 40 -2
11 Jubilo Iwata 33 8 9 10 29 37 -8
12 Yokohama Marinos 32 9 5 13 45 46 -1
13 Nagoya Grampus 31 9 4 13 43 48 -5
14 Shonan Bellmare 31 8 7 11 31 36 -5
15 Sagan Tosu 30 7 9 11 22 28 -6
16 Kashiwa Reysol 30 9 3 15 33 42 -9
17 Gamba Osaka 30 8 6 13 29 39 -10
18 V.Varen Nagasaki 27 8 3 16 32 48 -16

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Yamaga 56 16 8 5 42 26 +16
2 Zelvia 53 15 8 5 48 34 +14
3 Trinita 51 15 6 8 50 35 +15
4 YokohamaFC 49 13 10 5 42 32 +10
5 Ardija 47 14 5 10 47 34 +13
6 Verdy 46 12 10 7 39 29 +10
7 Avispa 46 13 7 7 37 27 +10
8 Fagiano 44 12 8 9 31 27 +4
9 Renofa 43 11 10 7 47 46 +1
10 Vortis 41 12 5 12 35 29 +6
11 Montedio 40 11 7 10 34 35 -1
12 Hollyhock 39 11 6 12 34 32 +2
13 TochigiSC 38 10 8 11 29 33 -4
14 Ventforet 37 10 7 12 45 37 +8
15 Zweigen 36 9 9 11 36 37 -1
16 JEF United 35 10 5 14 49 56 -7
17 EhimeFC 33 9 6 14 24 38 -14
18 FC Gifu 32 9 5 15 36 43 -7
19 Albirex 29 8 5 16 30 45 -15
20 Roasso 26 7 5 17 37 55 -18
21 Sanga 25 7 4 17 25 41 -16
22 Kamatamare 24 6 6 16 23 49 -26

J3 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 FCRyukyu 35 10 5 3 35 20 +15
2 Azul Claro 32 9 5 3 19 9 +10
3 KagoshimaU 31 8 7 3 26 17 +9
4 FukushimaU 28 6 10 2 21 18 +3
5 Gainare 27 8 3 7 24 23 +1
6 Gamba U23 26 7 5 6 31 25 +6
7 Thespa 25 7 4 7 18 21 -3
8 Cerezo U23 24 6 6 6 24 23 +1
9 Blaublitz 24 7 3 8 17 16 +1
10 YSCC 23 5 8 5 26 22 +4
11 Sagamihara 23 6 5 6 29 27 +2
12 Grulla 23 7 2 9 22 30 -8
13 Parceiro 22 5 7 6 23 23 0
14 FujiedaMyFC 21 6 3 8 18 22 -4
15 Kataller 20 6 2 10 21 32 -11
16 Giravanz 14 3 5 9 13 27 -14
17 FCTokyo U23 13 3 4 11 18 30 -12