J2 League

CountryJapanJapan
Season2024

The J2 League, officially known as the Meiji Yasuda J2 League for sponsorship reasons, is the second division of the Japan Professional Football League (JPFL) and the second-tier professional association football league in Japan. It is currently one of the most competitive leagues in the country, serving as a platform for clubs to gain promotion to the top-tier J1 League.

Established in 1999, the J2 League was created following the restructuring of the J.League, which split the old J.League into two divisions. The J2 League started with ten clubs, but it has since grown to feature 22 clubs as of the 2021 season. The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation, with the top two teams each season gaining automatic promotion to the J1 League, while the third-placed team enters a playoff with the 16th-placed team in the J1 League.

The J2 League has been instrumental in the development of football in Japan, providing a competitive environment for clubs outside the top tier. It has also been a breeding ground for young talent, with many players using the league as a stepping stone to the J1 League and beyond.

The league operates on a double round-robin format, with each team playing the others twice, once at home and once away. The season typically runs from late February or early March to early December, with each team playing a total of 42 games.

The J2 League has been sponsored by Meiji Yasuda Life since 2015, one of Japan's largest life insurance companies. The league's matches are broadcasted both domestically and internationally, reflecting the growing popularity of Japanese football.

Over the years, the J2 League has seen a variety of clubs achieve success. The most successful club in terms of league titles is Consadole Sapporo, with three championships. Other notable clubs include Shonan Bellmare, Yokohama FC, and Vissel Kobe, all of which have won the league twice.

The J2 League is known for its competitive nature and unpredictability, with clubs often fluctuating between the divisions. This unpredictability, coupled with the league's commitment to developing Japanese football, makes the J2 League an exciting and important part of the country's football landscape.

J2 League Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for J2 League in 2024

Player Team Goals
v-varen-nagasaki 3
montedio-yamagata 3
iwaki 3
yokohama-fc 2
jef-united-chiba 2
ventforet-kofu 2
thespakusatsu-gunma 2
vegalta-sendai 2
shimizu-s-pulse 2
jef-united-chiba 2

J2 League standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Fagiano Okayama players, news and schedule Fagiano Okayama 7 5 2 0 9 2 7 17
2 Shimizu S-pulse players, news and schedule Shimizu S-pulse 7 5 0 2 11 8 3 15
3 Vegalta Sendai players, news and schedule Vegalta Sendai 7 3 4 0 6 3 3 13
4 V-varen Nagasaki players, news and schedule V-varen Nagasaki 7 3 3 1 10 6 4 12
5 Yokohama FC players, news and schedule Yokohama FC 7 3 2 2 9 4 5 11
6 Ventforet Kofu players, news and schedule Ventforet Kofu 7 3 2 2 11 8 3 11
7 Renofa Yamaguchi players, news and schedule Renofa Yamaguchi 7 3 2 2 8 5 3 11
8 Ehime FC players, news and schedule Ehime FC 7 3 1 3 9 8 1 10
9 Montedio Yamagata players, news and schedule Montedio Yamagata 7 3 1 3 8 7 1 10
10 Blaublitz Akita players, news and schedule Blaublitz Akita 7 3 1 3 6 5 1 10
11 Tochigi SC players, news and schedule Tochigi SC 7 3 1 3 7 12 -5 10
12 Iwaki players, news and schedule Iwaki 7 2 3 2 11 5 6 9
13 Oita Trinita players, news and schedule Oita Trinita 7 2 3 2 6 5 1 9
14 Kagoshima United players, news and schedule Kagoshima United 7 2 2 3 8 14 -6 8
15 Roasso Kumamoto players, news and schedule Roasso Kumamoto 7 2 2 3 7 13 -6 8
16 JEF United Chiba players, news and schedule JEF United Chiba 7 2 1 4 12 12 0 7
17 Fujieda MYFC players, news and schedule Fujieda MYFC 7 2 1 4 3 10 -7 7
18 Mito Hollyhock players, news and schedule Mito Hollyhock 7 1 2 4 3 6 -3 5
19 Thespakusatsu Gunma players, news and schedule Thespakusatsu Gunma 7 1 2 4 5 9 -4 5
20 Tokushima Vortis players, news and schedule Tokushima Vortis 7 1 1 5 6 13 -7 4

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 229/337 68%
Over/Under 41/53 77%
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%