J1 League

CountryJapanJapan
Season2024

The J1 League, officially known as the Meiji Yasuda J1 League due to sponsorship reasons, is the premier professional football league in Japan. It is the top tier of the Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and is contested by 20 clubs. The league was inaugurated in 1993 as the J.League, replacing the semi-professional Japan Soccer League which had been in existence since 1965.

The J1 League operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the J2 League, the second tier of the J.League. The bottom three teams from the J1 League are relegated to the J2 League, while the top two teams from the J2 League are promoted to the J1 League. The third promotion spot is determined through a playoff series involving the third to sixth placed J2 teams.

The league follows a two-stage system, with each team playing a total of 34 games. The first stage runs from February to July, while the second stage runs from July to December. The winners of each stage play in a championship final to determine the overall league champion. If the same team wins both stages, they are declared the champion without a final.

The J1 League has been dominated by a handful of teams since its inception. The most successful club is Kashima Antlers, with eight league titles. Other successful clubs include Yokohama F. Marinos and Kawasaki Frontale. The league has also seen a number of high-profile players, both domestic and international, including Hidetoshi Nakata, Shunsuke Nakamura, and Keisuke Honda.

The J1 League is known for its competitive nature and high level of play. It is widely regarded as the strongest football league in Asia, and its clubs have had success in continental competitions. The league has also played a significant role in the development of the Japanese national team, which has qualified for every World Cup since 1998.

In addition to its on-field success, the J1 League has also been successful off the field. It has one of the highest average attendances of any football league in Asia, and its matches are broadcasted both domestically and internationally. The league has also been praised for its efforts in promoting football in Japan, including grassroots development and fan engagement initiatives.

In conclusion, the J1 League is the pinnacle of professional football in Japan. It showcases the best of Japanese football talent, and its competitive nature and high level of play make it a must-watch for football fans around the world.

J1 League Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for J1 League in 2024

Player Team Goals
jubilo-iwata 5
fc-tokyo 5
gamba-osaka 3
yokohama-f-marinos 3
sanfrecce-hiroshima 3
vissel-kobe 3
shonan-bellmare 3
kawasaki-frontale 3
kawasaki-frontale 2
albirex-niigata 2

J1 League standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Machida Zelvia players, news and schedule Machida Zelvia 6 4 1 1 9 5 4 13
2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima players, news and schedule Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 3 3 0 10 3 7 12
3 Cerezo Osaka players, news and schedule Cerezo Osaka 6 3 3 0 10 5 5 12
4 Vissel Kobe players, news and schedule Vissel Kobe 6 3 2 1 10 3 7 11
5 Kashima players, news and schedule Kashima 6 3 1 2 7 4 3 10
6 Gamba Osaka players, news and schedule Gamba Osaka 6 2 3 1 5 4 1 9
7 Kashiwa Reysol players, news and schedule Kashiwa Reysol 6 2 3 1 5 5 0 9
8 Nagoya Grampus players, news and schedule Nagoya Grampus 6 3 0 3 6 7 -1 9
9 FC Tokyo players, news and schedule FC Tokyo 6 2 2 2 9 10 -1 8
10 Urawa players, news and schedule Urawa 6 2 2 2 9 10 -1 8
11 Albirex Niigata players, news and schedule Albirex Niigata 6 2 2 2 6 7 -1 8
12 Avispa Fukuoka players, news and schedule Avispa Fukuoka 6 2 2 2 5 6 -1 8
13 Kawasaki Frontale players, news and schedule Kawasaki Frontale 6 2 1 3 10 9 1 7
14 Yokohama F. Marinos players, news and schedule Yokohama F. Marinos 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7
15 Tokyo Verdy players, news and schedule Tokyo Verdy 6 1 3 2 9 10 -1 6
16 Kyoto Sanga players, news and schedule Kyoto Sanga 6 1 3 2 7 8 -1 6
17 Jubilo Iwata players, news and schedule Jubilo Iwata 6 2 0 4 8 10 -2 6
18 Shonan Bellmare players, news and schedule Shonan Bellmare 6 1 2 3 9 12 -3 5
19 Sagan Tosu players, news and schedule Sagan Tosu 6 1 1 4 6 11 -5 4
20 Consadole Sapporo players, news and schedule Consadole Sapporo 7 1 1 5 4 15 -11 4

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 143/215 67%
Over/Under 23/31 74%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%