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2000 Japan Football League

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Season  2000
Location  Japan
Goals scored  468
Start date  2000
End date  November 12, 2000
Matches played  132
2000 Japan Football League
Champions  Yokohama FC !Yokohama FC 2nd JFL title 2nd D3 title
Promoted  Yokohama FC !Yokohama FC
Top goalscorer  Kenji Arima (24 goals total)
Highest attendance  5,324 (Round 1, Yokohama vs. Tochigi)
Lowest attendance  84 (Round 17, Kokushinkan vs. ALO's)
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Statistics of Japan Football League in the 2000 season.



It was contested by 12 teams, and Yokohama FC !Yokohama FC defended their champions title.


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.


Updated to games played on November 12, 2000.
Source: Japan Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.


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 !Sagawa Express Tokyo and YKK FC !YKK FC were promoted automatically. In addition, NTT West Kumamoto !NTT West Kumamoto, SC Tottori !SC Tottori and Ehime FC !Ehime FC were included by JFA recommendation.


2000 Japan Football League Wikipedia