1966 Japan Soccer League

The 1966 season of the Japan Soccer League.

League Tables

Japan Soccer League

Pos ClubPtsW D L GF GA GD Notes
1.Toyo Industries251211436+37Champions
2.Yawata Steel2110133316+17
3.Furukawa Electric209233017+13
4.Mitsubishi Motors188242424±0
6.Toyoda Automatic Loom Works72391029-19
7.Nagoya Mutual Bank420121234-22To Promotion/Relegation Series
8.Yanmar Diesel41211729-22

Promotion/Relegation Series

Nagoya Mutual Bank became the first original JSL club to be relegated. In its place, Nippon Kokan from Kawasaki, Kanagawa was promoted and began a long career of league success that was only brought to a halt by the professionalization of the league.

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Senior Cup
Nagoya Mutual Bank (JSL 7th Place) 2-3 1-2 Nippon Kokan (cup runner-up)
Yanmar Diesel (JSL 8th Place)  1-0 1-1 Urawa SC (cup winner)

Nippon Kokan promoted, Nagoya Mutual Bank relegated.

Team of the Year

GKKenzo Yokoyama (1)Mitsubishi Motors Japan
DFHiroshi Katayama (1)Mitsubishi Motors Japan
DFMasakatsu Miyamoto (1)Furukawa Electric Japan
DFKazuo Imanishi (1)Toyo Industries Japan
MFAritatsu Ogi (1)Toyo Industries Japan
MFHisao Kami (1)Yawata Steel Japan
MFRyuichi Sugiyama (1)Mitsubishi Motors Japan
MFTeruki Miyamoto (1)Yawata Steel Japan
FWShigeo Yaegashi (1)Furukawa Electric Japan
FWTakayuki Kuwata (1)Toyo Industries Japan
FWIkuo Matsumoto (1)Toyo Industries Japan


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