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 2218 -4-058-5315381311 -2-03527101797 -2-02326521
2Yokohama F Marinos 2014 -4-246-391623118 -3-0272361796 -1-21916106
3Vissel Kobe 2211 -8-341-352114105 -4-11917611126 -4-22218153
4Sagan Tosu 2210 -8-438-301515117 -3-12422616113 -5-31489-1
5Nagoya Grampus Eight 2111 -4-637-23167105 -1-416990116 -3-2211477
6Kashima Antlers FC 2210 -5-735-352312116 -3-221221210114 -2-51413112
7Urawa Red Diamonds 2210 -5-735-26233127 -3-22417125103 -2-511911-2
8FC Tokyo 2210 -5-735-31301116 -1-41919181114 -4-31612120
9Sanfrecce Hiroshima 227 -9-630-24222113 -4-413910-1114 -5-21715123
10Consadole Sapporo 218 -5-829-2728-1105 -2-31718135113 -3-512915-6
11Avispa Fukuoka 228 -5-929-2327-4105 -0-51511110123 -5-4141216-4
12Cerezo Osaka 216 -8-726-29272115 -4-21916124101 -4-571315-2
13Gamba Osaka 217 -5-926-1418-4103 -2-511812-4114 -3-415660
14Shimizu S-Pulse 225 -8-923-2230-8102 -4-410814-6123 -4-5131416-2
15Shonan Bellmare 224 -9-921-2128-7112 -6-312880112 -3-691320-7
16Kashiwa Reysol 226 -2-1420-2232-10114 -0-7121418-4112 -2-78814-6
17Tokushima Vortis 225 -5-1220-1828-10112 -4-510912-3113 -1-710916-7
18Vegalta Sendai 223 -8-1117-1836-18112 -4-510815-7111 -4-671021-11
19Oita Trinita 224 -4-1416-1432-18113 -4-413812-4111 -0-103620-14
20Yokohama FC 222 -5-1511-1451-37111 -4-67920-11111 -1-94531-26
2022 AFCCL
Relegation to JPN2

Fixtures

Fri - 6 Aug 2021
 Gamba Osaka   Yokohama F MarinosPanasonic Stadium Suita
Mon - 9 Aug 2021
 Yokohama FC   Nagoya Grampus EightNHK Spring Mitsuzawa Football Stadium
 Shimizu S-Pulse   Yokohama F MarinosIAI Stadium Nihondaira
 Vissel Kobe   Kashiwa ReysolNoevir Stadium Kobe
 Shonan Bellmare   Kashima Antlers FCLemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka
 Cerezo Osaka   Vegalta SendaiYodoko Sakura Stadium
 Tokushima Vortis   Gamba OsakaPocarisweat Stadium
 Avispa Fukuoka   Sanfrecce HiroshimaBest Denki Stadium
 Sagan Tosu   FC TokyoEkimae Real Estate Stadium
 Oita Trinita   Kawasaki FrontaleShowa Denko Dome Ōita
Thu - 12 Aug 2021
 Nagoya Grampus Eight   Yokohama F MarinosNHK Spring Mitsuzawa Football Stadium
 Yokohama F Marinos   Nagoya Grampus EightToyota Stadium (Toyota)
Fri - 13 Aug 2021
 Shimizu S-Pulse   Gamba OsakaIAI Stadium Nihondaira
Sat - 14 Aug 2021
 Consadole Sapporo   FC TokyoSapporo Dome
 Nagoya Grampus Eight   Shonan BellmarePaloma Mizuho Stadium
 Vegalta Sendai   Yokohama FCYurtec Stadium Sendai
 Urawa Red Diamonds   Sagan TosuUrawa Komaba Stadium
 Kashiwa Reysol   Kawasaki FrontaleSANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium

Results

Tue - 3 Aug 2021
 Vegalta Sendai 01 Gamba OsakaYurtec Stadium Sendai
Fri - 30 Jul 2021
 Consadole Sapporo 02 Gamba OsakaSapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium
Tue - 27 Jul 2021
 Gamba Osaka 21 Oita TrinitaPanasonic Stadium Suita
Sat - 24 Jul 2021
 Sagan Tosu 33 Cerezo OsakaEkimae Real Estate Stadium
 Gamba Osaka 01 Kashima Antlers FCPanasonic Stadium Suita
Wed - 21 Jul 2021
 Gamba Osaka 12 Vissel KobePanasonic Stadium Suita
 Cerezo Osaka 33 FC TokyoYodoko Sakura Stadium
Sat - 17 Jul 2021
 Sagan Tosu 31 Nagoya Grampus EightEkimae Real Estate Stadium
 Cerezo Osaka 11 Vissel KobeYodoko Sakura Stadium
 Avispa Fukuoka 01 Gamba OsakaBest Denki Stadium
 Shimizu S-Pulse 02 Kawasaki FrontaleIAI Stadium Nihondaira
Sun - 11 Jul 2021
 Shonan Bellmare 01 FC TokyoLemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka
 Kashiwa Reysol 21 Kashima Antlers FCSANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium
 Tokushima Vortis 22 Shimizu S-PulsePocarisweat Stadium
 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 01 Yokohama FCEDION Stadium Hiroshima
Sat - 10 Jul 2021
 Oita Trinita 10 Urawa Red DiamondsShowa Denko Dome Ōita
 Vegalta Sendai 11 Consadole SapporoYurtec Stadium Sendai
 Yokohama F Marinos 20 Avispa FukuokaNHK Spring Mitsuzawa Football Stadium
Sun - 4 Jul 2021
 Shimizu S-Pulse 10 Oita TrinitaIAI Stadium Nihondaira
 Consadole Sapporo 10 Tokushima VortisSapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium