1965 Japan Soccer League

Japan Soccer League
Season 1965

The 1965 season in Japanese football saw the formation of the Japan Soccer League, the first national league in Japan for football clubs. Eight teams took part in the championship, playing on a home and away basis. Toyo Industries were crowned the first ever champions, whilst Nagoya Mutual Bank came bottom and entered and end of season promotion/relegation match to stay in the top flight. They won this, 6:3 on aggregate against Nippon Kokan.


Eight clubs entered the first ever edition of the Japan Soccer League; Furukawa Electric, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors, Nagoya Mutual Bank, Toyo Industries, Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Yanmar Diesel and Yawata Steel

League Tables

Japan Soccer League

Pos ClubPtsGW D L GF GA GD Notes
1.Toyo Industries26141220449+35Champions
2.Yawata Steel241411214014+26
3.Furukawa Electric201410043220+12
5.Mitsubishi Motors9144192439-15
6.Toyoda Automatic Loom Works7142391631-15
7.Yanmar Diesel5142111941-32
8.Nagoya Mutual Bank41412111643-27To Promotion/Relegation Series

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL 8th Place 1st leg 2nd leg Senior Cup Winner
Nagoya Mutual Bank 5-1 1-2 Nippon Kokan

Nagoya Mutual Bank stays in JSL.

All-Star Game

December 2, 1965
JSL XI 2 2 Sweden AIK Fotboll


1965 season

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