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2009 Japanese Regional Leagues

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Statistics of Japanese Regional Leagues in the 2009 season.

Contents

Champions list

As of October 25, 2009

  • Club names in bold indicates clubs advance to the Regional League promotion series held in late November. Club names in italic indicates winners and runners-up of All Japan Senior Football Championship which advance to the Regional League promotion series as well.
  • Source:33rd Regional Football League Tournament (Japanese)

    Hokkaido

    2009 was the 32nd season of Hokkaido League. The season started on May 10 and ended on September 13.

    It was contested by six teams and Sapporo University GP !Sapporo University GP won the tournament.

    After the season, Barefoot Hokkaido !Barefoot Hokkaido and Toyota Motor Hokkaido !Toyota Motor Hokkaido were relegated to the Block Leagues. They were replaced by Blackpecker Hakodate !Blackpecker Hakodate and Maruseizu FC !Maruseizu FC

    League Table

    Updated to games played on September 13, 2009.
    Source: Hokkaido Soccer League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (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.

    Results

    Updated to games played on September 13, 2009.
    Source: Hokkaido Soccer League
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Division 1

    2009 was the 33rd season of Tohoku League. The season started on April 12 and ended on October 11.

    It was contested by eight teams and Grulla Morioka !Grulla Morioka won the championship for the third consecutive year.

    After the season, Sendai Nakada !Sendai Nakada were relegated to the second division (south group) and Cobaltore Onagawa !Cobaltore Onagawa took their place.

    League Table

    Updated to games played on October 11, 2009.
    Source: Tohoku Soccer League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (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.

    Results

    Updated to games played on October 11, 2009.
    Source: First round, Second round
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Division 2

    2009 was the 13th season of Tohoku League Division 2. North and South groups were won by Fuji Club 2003 !Fuji Club 2003 and Cobaltore Onagawa !Cobaltore Onagawa respectively, and in post-season playoff series the latter earned promotion to Division 1.

    North League Table

    Updated to games played on October 11, 2009.
    Source: Tohoku Soccer League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    Grulla Istria, the satellite team of Grulla Morioka !Grulla Morioka was disbanded after the season. Since Reinmeer Aomori have already won the play-offs against prefectural league team, F.C. Shiwa regained their place in the division, though having accepted the relegation earlier.
    (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.

    North League Results

    Updated to games played on October 11, 2009.
    Source: First round, Second round
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    South League Table

    Updated to games played on October 11, 2009.
    Source: Tohoku Soccer League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (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.

    South League Results

    Updated to games played on October 11, 2009.
    Source: First round, Second round
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Tohoku Promotion and Relegation Series

    In order to decide the direct exchange between two divisions, two D2 winners played against each other in two-legged series. Cobaltore Onagawa !Cobaltore Onagawa defeated Fuji Club 2003 !Fuji Club 2003 and received direct promotion to Division 1, replacing the bottom-placed Sendai Nakada !Sendai Nakada, while Fuji Club 2003 !Fuji Club 2003 were scheduled to face Shiogama Wiese !Shiogama Wiese in another two-legged series. By overall result, Shiogama Wiese !Shiogama Wiese have saved their Division 1 position.

    The bottom-placed teams in both groups of Division 2 were directly relegated to the prefectural leagues, though in the north FC Shiwa !FC Shiwa have escaped relegation because of post-season disbandment of Grulla Istria !Grulla Istria. Their spots were filled by Omiya Ardija !Omiya Ardija and Scheinen Fukushima !Scheinen Fukushima, respectively. Second to last finishers, ReinMeer Aomori !ReinMeer Aomori and Soma SC !Soma SC were scheduled to play against Hokuto Bank S.C. and Sakata Migaku Club, respectively, and both won their challenges, thus remaining in the Regional League for another year.

    Division 1

    2009 was the 43rd season of Kanto League. The season started on April 4 and ended on September 6.

    It was contested by eight teams and YSCC Yokohama !YSCC Yokohama won the championship for the second time in their history after two-year pause.

    After the season, Hitachi Tochigi Uva !Hitachi Tochigi Uva were promoted to Japan Football League. Because of that, only Honda Luminozo Sayama !Honda Luminozo Sayama were relegated to the second division, and both its winner and runner-up, Vertfee Takahara Nasu !Vertfee Takahara Nasu and Tonan Maebashi !Tonan Maebashi were promoted automatically.

    League Table

    Updated to games played on September 6, 2009.
    Source: Kanto Soccer League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (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.

    Results

    Updated to games played on September 6, 2009.
    Source: Kanto Soccer League
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Division 2

    2009 was the 7th season of Kanto League Division 2. It was won by Vertfee Takahara Nasu !Vertfee Takahara Nasu who earned promotion to Division 1 along with runners-up Tonan Maebashi !Tonan Maebashi. On the other end of the table, Yono Shukonkai !Yono Shukonkai were relegated and SG System !SG System and TM & NF Insurance !TM & NF Insurance were promoted from prefectural leagues.

    League Table

    Updated to games played on September 6, 2009.
    Source: Kanto Soccer League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (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.

    Results

    Updated to games played on September 6, 2009.
    Source: Kanto Soccer League
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Division 1

    2009 was the 35th season of Hokushin'etsu League. The season started on April 11 and ended on August 2.

    It was contested by eight teams and Japan Soccer College !Japan Soccer College won the championship for the third time in their history after two-year pause.

    After the season, Zweigen Kanazawa !Zweigen Kanazawa and Matsumoto Yamaga !Matsumoto Yamaga were promoted to Japan Football League. Because of that, no one were relegated. Because D2 champions, CUPS Seiro !CUPS Seiro, were reserve team of Japan Soccer College, the promotion was given to the runner-up and third-placed team, Antelope Shiojiri !Antelope Shiojiri and Teihens FC !Teihens FC respectively.

    League Table

    Updated to games played on August 2, 2009.
    Source: Hokusnin'etsu Football League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    1 Matsumoto Yamaga and Zweigen Kanazawa qualified as the winner and runner-up of Shakaijin Cup.
    (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.

    Results

    Updated to games played on August 2, 2009.
    Source: First round, Second round
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Division 2

    2009 was the 6th season of Hokushin'etsu League Division 2. It was won by CUPS Seiro !CUPS Seiro, but being a reserve team of Japan Soccer College !Japan Soccer College, they were not eligible to promotion. Instead, the runner-up and the third-placed team, Antelope Shiojiri !Antelope Shiojiri and Teihens FC !Teihens FC respectively, were promoted.

    Due to no team being relegated from D1, no relegation occurred in D2 either. After the season, Fukui KSC !Fukui KSC and Artista Tomi !Artista Tomi were promoted from Prefectural leagues.

    League Table

    Updated to games played on August 2, 2009.
    Source: Hokusnin'etsu Football League
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    1 CUPS Seiro are the reserve team of Japan Soccer College !Japan Soccer College, thus not being eligible to promotion.
    (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.

    Results

    Updated to games played on August 2, 2009.
    Source: First round, Second round
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Tokai

    Division 1

    2009 season finished on October 11, 2009

    Division 2

    2009 season finished on October 25, 2009
    Source:F.C. Suzuka Rampole website - Tokai Soccer League standings (Japanese)

    Kansai

    Division 1

    2009 season finished on October 4, 2009
    Source:Kansai Soccer League team standings - Div1 (Japanese)

    Division 2

    2009 season finished on October 4, 2009
    Source:Kansai Soccer League team standings - Div2 (Japanese)

    Chugoku

    2009 season finished on October 25, 2009
    Source:2009 Chugoku Soccer League Result (Japanese)

    Sagawa Express Chugoku declined berth in Regional Promotion Series at the request of owner Sagawa Express, which also owns Sagawa Shiga F.C. in Japan Football League. NTN Okayama thus substituted.

    Shikoku

    2009 season finished on October 25, 2009
    Source:Shikoku Soccer League Score (Japanese) Kamatamare Sanuki official website

    Kyushu

    2009 season finished on September 6, 2009
    Source:Kyushu League 2009 team standings (Japanese)

    References

    2009 Japanese Regional Leagues Wikipedia


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