2000 Japan Football League
2nd JFL title
2nd D3 title
|Goals scored||468 (3.55 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Kenji Arima (24 goals total)|
5,324 (Round 1,|
Yokohama vs. Tochigi)
84 (Round 17,|
Kokushinkan vs. ALO's)
Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2000 season.
It was contested by 12 teams, and Yokohama FC defended their champions title.
|1||Yokohama FC† (C) (P)||22||19||1||2||0||66||24||+42||61||Promotion to 2001 J. League Division 2|
|10||Shizuoka Sangyo University||22||4||1||2||15||25||50||−25||16|
Updated to games played on November 12, 2000.
Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
† Denotes clubs that occupied top three places at the end of the first half of the season (11th week) and were seeded for 2000 Emperor's Cup. These clubs were automatically qualified for the tournament, while each of other JFL clubs had to go through the prefectural qualifier.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home ╲ Away||ALO||DEN||HON||JAT||KSU||KYO||OTP||SON||SSU||TOC||YOK||YFC|
|Shizuoka Sangyo University||5–1||1–3||1–2||1–4||1–2|
|1||Kenji Arima||Yokohama FC|
|2||Hidenori Tabata||Sony Sendai|
|3||Takehiro Hayashi||Otsuka Pharmaceuticals|
|4||Shusuke Shimada||Otsuka Pharmaceuticals|
|5||Tatsuya Furuhashi||Honda Motors|
|7||Shizuoka Sangyo University||5,763||1,568||172||524||n/a‡|
† Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
‡ Team played previous season in College Leagues.
Promotion and relegation
No relegation has occurred as league continued to expand. At the end of the season, the winner and runner-up of the Regional League promotion series, Sagawa Express Tokyo and YKK FC were promoted automatically. In addition, NTT West Kumamoto, SC Tottori and Ehime FC were included by JFA recommendation.