Meiji Yasuda J-League
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2021
Location
Japan
Abbreviation
JPN1

Summary

The Meiji Yasuda J1 League (JPN1) is the top level of league-style football competition in Japan. At the end of the 2021 JPN1 season, the JPN1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 1st and 2nd place 2021 JPN1 teams
  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Playoff Round:
    • 3rd place 2021 JPN1 team

The winner of the 2021 Emperor's Cup, typically a JPN1 team, also receives a berth in the Group Stage of the 2022 AFC Champions League.

Leagues Pyramid - Japan

Abbrev League # of Teams
JPN1 Meiji Yasuda J1 League 20
JPN2 Meiji Yasuda J2 League 22
JPN3 Meiji Yasuda J3 League 15

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

26 Feb 2021 - 4 Dec 2021  20: JPN1 (18), JPN2 (2)

Season Format

Each JPN1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 19 JPN1 teams for a total of 38 league matches per team. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) head-to-head points, (4) head-to-head goal difference, (5) head-to-head goals scored, then (6) Fairplay points.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2021 JPN1 season, the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th place teams will be relegated to JPN2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Kawasaki Frontale 1412 -2-038-37102798 -1-0251861254 -1-01319415
2Nagoya Grampus Eight 149 -2-329-1810874 -1-21386275 -1-1161046
3Sagan Tosu 138 -2-326-1951475 -1-1161411363 -1-210541
4Yokohama F Marinos 117 -3-124-2381564 -2-0141441053 -1-110945
5Vissel Kobe 126 -5-123-1810863 -2-11173463 -3-0121174
6Cerezo Osaka 136 -3-421-1914585 -2-117116551 -1-34880
7Avispa Fukuoka 135 -4-419-1616063 -0-3977072 -4-110990
8Sanfrecce Hiroshima 134 -5-417-1615162 -2-2855072 -3-2911101
9Urawa Red Diamonds 125 -2-517-1117-674 -2-11499051 -0-4328-6
10Kashima Antlers FC 114 -3-415-1513262 -2-2888052 -1-27752
11FC Tokyo 124 -3-515-1721-484 -0-4121518-340 -3-1323-1
12Tokushima Vortis 134 -2-714-1218-652 -1-2755082 -1-57713-6
13Kashiwa Reysol 124 -1-713-1214-253 -0-2995471 -1-5439-6
14Consadole Sapporo 113 -3-512-1717052 -1-271311261 -2-3546-2
15Shonan Bellmare 122 -6-412-1012-261 -4-1732161 -2-35710-3
16Shimizu S-Pulse 122 -5-511-1015-550 -3-2338-572 -2-38770
17Oita Trinita 112 -2-78-817-961 -2-3549-551 -0-4348-4
18Gamba Osaka 81 -4-37-25-320 -2-0200061 -2-3525-3
19Vegalta Sendai 111 -3-76-823-1541 -1-2427-570 -2-52616-10
20Yokohama FC 120 -2-102-735-2860 -2-42515-1060 -0-60220-18
AFCCL
Relegation to JPN2

Fixtures

Sat - 8 May 2021
 Sagan Tosu   Sanfrecce HiroshimaEkimae Real Estate Stadium
 Nagoya Grampus Eight   Cerezo OsakaToyota Stadium (Toyota)
 Gamba Osaka   Kawasaki FrontalePanasonic Stadium Suita
Sun - 9 May 2021
 Shimizu S-Pulse   Yokohama FCIAI Stadium Nihondaira
 Avispa Fukuoka   Kashiwa ReysolBest Denki Stadium
 Shonan Bellmare   Oita TrinitaLemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka
 Tokushima Vortis   Consadole SapporoPocarisweat Stadium
 Urawa Red Diamonds   Vegalta SendaiSaitama Stadium 2002
 Kashima Antlers FC   FC TokyoKashima Soccer Stadium
Wed - 12 May 2021
 Kawasaki Frontale   Vegalta SendaiTodoroki Athletics Stadium
 Gamba Osaka   Sanfrecce HiroshimaPanasonic Stadium Suita
 Nagoya Grampus Eight   Kashima Antlers FCToyota Stadium (Toyota)
Sat - 15 May 2021
 Vegalta Sendai   Avispa FukuokaYurtec Stadium Sendai
 Shimizu S-Pulse   Nagoya Grampus EightIAI Stadium Nihondaira
 Kashima Antlers FC   Yokohama F MarinosKashima Soccer Stadium
 Kashiwa Reysol   FC TokyoSANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium
 Sanfrecce Hiroshima   Tokushima VortisEDION Stadium Hiroshima
 Oita Trinita   Sagan TosuShowa Denko Dome Ōita
 Yokohama FC   Shonan BellmareNippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium

Results

Tue - 4 May 2021
 Kawasaki Frontale 32 Nagoya Grampus EightTodoroki Athletics Stadium
Sun - 2 May 2021
 Cerezo Osaka 11 Gamba OsakaNagai Stadium
 Shonan Bellmare 00 Consadole SapporoLemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka
 Oita Trinita 10 Shimizu S-PulseShowa Denko Dome Ōita
Sat - 1 May 2021
 Yokohama FC 03 Kashima Antlers FCNHK Spring Mitsuzawa Football Stadium
 Sagan Tosu 20 Tokushima VortisEkimae Real Estate Stadium
 Vissel Kobe 30 Sanfrecce HiroshimaNoevir Stadium Kobe
 Avispa Fukuoka 20 Urawa Red DiamondsBest Denki Stadium
 FC Tokyo 03 Yokohama F MarinosAjinomoto Stadium
 Vegalta Sendai 10 Kashiwa ReysolYurtec Stadium Sendai
Thu - 29 Apr 2021
 Nagoya Grampus Eight 04 Kawasaki FrontaleToyota Stadium (Toyota)
Sun - 25 Apr 2021
 Urawa Red Diamonds 32 Oita TrinitaSaitama Stadium 2002
 Shimizu S-Pulse 11 Shonan BellmareIAI Stadium Nihondaira
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 Kashima Antlers FC 11 Vissel KobeKashima Soccer Stadium
 Kashiwa Reysol 51 Tokushima VortisSANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium
 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 12 Avispa FukuokaEDION Stadium Hiroshima
 FC Tokyo 12 Sagan TosuAjinomoto Stadium
 Consadole Sapporo 21 Vegalta SendaiSapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium
Thu - 22 Apr 2021
 Nagoya Grampus Eight 20 Gamba OsakaToyota Stadium (Toyota)