1983 Japan Soccer League

Statistics of Japan Soccer League in season 1983.

First Division

Yomiuri, the football club became one of big names of earlier years of J. League as Verdy Kawasaki, and currently known as Tokyo Verdy, won its first of seven League championships, fully riding in the wave of its parent company's funds and prestige.

Mazda, five-time First Division champions in the 1960s, was relegated for the first time. Hitachi saved itself by defeating Sumitomo in the playout.

3Fujita Engineering217741815+3
4Yamaha Motors197562520+5
5Yanmar Diesel196751921-2
6Mitsubishi Motors166481716+1
7Furukawa Electric156391315-2
9Hitachi123691422-8To Promotion/Relegation Series
10Mazda1252111531-16Relegated to Second Division

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Hitachi 3-2 1-0 Sumitomo

Second Division

NKK returned to the top flight at the first time of asking.

Saitama Teachers went back to the Kanto regional league, and Toho Titanium followed when they lost the playout to Matsushita, a rising club at the time based in Nara which would eventually become Gamba Osaka.

1Nippon Kokan3013413912+27Promoted to First Division
2Sumitomo248823327+6To Promotion/Relegation Series with First Division
4Nippon Steel197562921+8
5Toyota Motors197562330-7
6Tanabe Pharmaceuticals1874729290
8Kofu Club144682940-11
9Toho Titanium1252112142-21To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series
10Saitama Teachers941131428-14Relegated to Regional Leagues

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Regional Series
Toho Titanium 1-2 0-0 Matsushita Electric (runner-up)


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