1982 Japan Soccer League

1982 was the 18th season of the Japan Soccer League.

First Division

Mitsubishi tied Yanmar's four championships with its own run.

NKK could not adjust to the top flight for this season and was relegated instantly. Honda saved itself by defeating Toshiba in the playout.

1Mitsubishi Motors2310352716+11Champions
2Yanmar Diesel229452517+8
3Furukawa Electric218552519+6
4Fujita Engineering208462621+5
9Honda144681729-12To Promotion/Relegation Series
10Nippon Kokan111981223-11Relegated to Second Division

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Honda 2-1 3-0 Toshiba

Second Division

Yamaha returned to the First Division at the first attempt and also had an amazing cup run, winning the Emperor's Cup.

Saitama Teachers kept its League place by defeating Seino Transportation of Gifu, while Teijin, the top representative of Matsuyama, Ehime at the time, went back to the Shikoku regional league.

1Yamaha Motors2912513511+24Promoted to First Division
2Toshiba2612243916+23To Promotion/Relegation Series with First Division
4Tanabe Pharmaceuticals2210262716+11
5Nippon Steel198372421+3
6Toyota Motors1462101926-7
8Kofu Club1244101523-8
9Saitama Teachers1143111438-24To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series
10Teijin S.C.933121743-26Relegated to Regional Leagues

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Regional Series
Saitama Teachers 0-0 3-1 Seino Transportation (runner-up)


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