Japanese Regional Leagues
Season2021
PromotedCriacao Shinjuku
2020
2022 →

The Japanese Regional Leagues, the fifth tier of the Japanese association football league system, played a regular season in 2021.

Chūgoku

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Mitsubishi Mizushima (Q) 16 11 3 2 42 10 +32 36 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 Baleine Shimonoseki (Q) 16 11 2 3 35 16 +19 35
3 Pacific University 16 6 7 3 21 16 +5 25
4 Bergarosso Hamada 16 7 2 7 27 25 +2 23
5 NTN Okayama 16 7 2 7 25 37 −12 23
6 SRC Hiroshima 16 6 2 8 27 24 +3 20
7 Yonago Genki 16 4 5 7 16 26 −10 17
8 Fujifilm BIJ Hiroshima 16 4 3 9 16 32 −16 15
9 ENEOS Mizushima (R) 16 2 2 12 18 41 −23 8 Relegated to Prefectural Leagues
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Hokkaido

The tournament was terminated on Aug 26 due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

League table at the time of abandonment

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tokachi Sky Earth (Q) 5 5 0 0 25 1 +24 15 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 Norbritz Hokkaido 5 5 0 0 24 3 +21 15
3 Sapporo U. Goal Plunderers 5 4 0 1 14 4 +10 12
4 Sapporo FC 5 3 0 2 18 8 +10 9
5 Hokushukai Iwamizawa 5 2 0 3 11 9 +2 6
6 Nippon Steel Muroran 5 2 0 3 8 13 −5 6
7 Shintoku FC 5 2 0 3 11 22 −11 6 Qualification to relegation play-offs
8 R. Superbe Kushiro 5 1 0 4 6 19 −13 3
9 Nippon Express (R) 5 1 0 4 4 22 −18 3 Relegated to Prefectural Leagues
10 Kyoku Shu-kai (R) 5 0 0 5 3 23 −20 0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Hokushinetsu

Division 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Fukui United (Q) 16 13 1 2 48 15 +33 40 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 Artista Asama 16 11 2 3 41 14 +27 35
3 Niigata UHW 16 11 1 4 59 15 +44 34
4 Toyama Shinjo 16 11 1 4 39 20 +19 34
5 Japan Soccer College 16 7 3 6 29 21 +8 24
6 Sakai Phoenix 16 5 1 10 26 52 −26 16
7 05 Kamo FC 16 4 0 12 29 59 −30 12
8 FC Hokuriku (R) 16 3 2 11 19 39 −20 11 Relegated to the 2022 Hokushinetsu Football League Division 2
9 FC Matsucelona (R) 16 1 1 14 14 69 −55 4
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Division 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Libertas Chikuma (P) 14 9 3 2 24 14 +10 30 Promoted to the 2022 Hokushinetsu Football League Division 1
2 CUPS Seiro 14 9 2 3 46 12 +34 29
3 Antelope Shiojiri 14 7 2 5 31 28 +3 23
4 SR Komatsu 14 7 2 5 23 22 +1 23
5 09 Keidai FC 14 6 4 4 31 18 +13 22
6 Nagaoka Billboard (R) 14 5 1 8 23 31 −8 16 Relegated to Prefectural Leagues
7 AS Jamineiro (R) 14 4 2 8 24 30 −6 14
8 Nagaoka Estilo (R) 14 1 0 13 6 53 −47 3
9 Hokuriku Univ. Futures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrawn
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Kansai

Division 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ococias Kyoto (Q) 14 10 3 1 43 13 +30 33 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 Arterivo Wakayama 14 10 1 3 32 11 +21 31
3 Porvenir Asuka 14 8 3 3 22 11 +11 27
4 Cento Cuore Harima 14 8 2 4 29 15 +14 26
5 Laranja Kyoto 14 4 3 7 22 29 −7 15
6 Lagend Shiga 14 3 5 6 18 21 −3 14
7 Kandai FC 2008 (R) 14 2 3 9 21 29 −8 9 Relegated to the 2022 Kansai Soccer League Division 2
8 Kandai Club 2010 (R) 14 1 0 13 6 64 −58 3
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Division 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Moriyama Samurai 2000 (P) 16 12 3 1 47 12 +35 39 Promoted to the 2022 Kansai Soccer League Division 1
2 FC Awaji-shima (P) 16 12 1 3 44 12 +32 37
3 St Andrews FC 16 11 2 3 44 15 +29 35
4 Hannan University FC 16 8 2 6 36 26 +10 26
5 Takasago Mineiro[a] 16 6 0 10 13 30 −17 18
6 Kyoto Shiko[a] 16 4 3 9 17 30 −13 15
7 Kobe FC 1970 16 4 2 10 14 30 −16 14
8 FC Easy 02 Akashi 16 4 1 11 17 50 −33 13
9 Kyoto Fire Department (R) 16 2 2 12 6 39 −33 8 Relegated to Prefectural Leagues
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes
  1. ^ a b The game on 13 June 2021 between Takasago Mineiro and Kyoto Shiko was declared a 3–0 loss for both teams.

Kantō

Division 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Criacao Shinjuku (Q) 22 16 2 4 50 23 +27 50 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 Briobecca Urayasu 22 15 4 3 54 19 +35 49
3 Vonds Ichihara 22 14 3 5 40 15 +25 45
4 Tochigi City 22 14 2 6 45 26 +19 44
5 Tokyo 23 22 11 3 8 36 25 +11 36
6 Esperanza 22 9 4 9 33 38 −5 31
7 RKU Dragons Ryugasaki 22 8 2 12 24 34 −10 26
8 Tsukuba FC 22 7 4 11 30 32 −2 25
9 Tokyo United 22 7 3 12 21 29 −8 24
10 Toin University of Yokohama FC (R) 22 6 5 11 23 32 −9 23 Qualification to relegation play-offs
11 Hitachi Building Systems (R) 22 3 7 12 19 46 −27 16 Relegated to the 2022 Kantō Soccer League Division 2
12 Ryutsu Keizai University FC (R) 22 1 3 18 17 73 −56 6
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

Division 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Toho Titanium (P) 18 12 3 3 29 12 +17 39 Promoted to the 2022 Kantō Soccer League Division 1
2 Nankatsu SC (P) 18 10 6 2 37 18 +19 36 Qualification to promotion play-offs
3 Tonan Maebashi 18 9 4 5 31 23 +8 31
4 Yokohama Takeru 18 8 4 6 23 17 +6 28
5 Identy Mirai 18 8 3 7 23 17 +6 27
6 Aventura Kawaguchi 18 8 2 8 25 24 +1 26
7 Tokyo International University FC 18 7 4 7 29 26 +3 25
8 Vonds Ichihara Vert (res) (R) 18 7 1 10 27 30 −3 22 Qualification to relegation play-offs
9 Saitama SC (R) 18 2 4 12 13 43 −30 10
10 Thespa Kusatsu Challengers (R) 18 2 3 13 12 39 −27 9 Relegated to Prefectural Leagues
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Kantō Playoffs

Div 1/Div 2

Toin University of Yokohama FC1–4Nankatsu SC
Report

Div 2/Prefectural

Vonds Ichihara Vert (res)0–3Vertfee Yaita
Report
Saitama SC0–4Aries Tokyo
Report

Kyushu

In the Kyushu Soccer League, drawn games were decided on penalty shootouts. The winners of these shootouts were awarded two points, while the losers were awarded one.

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Okinawa SV (Q) 18 16 1 1 0 78 8 +70 51 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 Veroskronos Tsuno 18 16 1 0 1 76 12 +64 50
3 J-Lease FC 18 12 1 1 4 38 19 +19 39
4 Saga LIXIL FC 18 8 1 1 8 50 37 +13 27
5 NIFS Kanoya FC 18 8 1 1 8 20 31 −11 27
6 Kaiho Bank 18 7 0 0 11 29 37 −8 21
7 Kyushu Mitsubishi Motors 18 5 1 3 9 29 41 −12 20
8 Kawasoe Club 18 5 1 0 12 27 78 −51 17
9 Kumamoto Teachers 18 4 0 0 14 29 50 −21 12
10 FC Nakatsu 18 2 0 0 16 14 77 −63 6
11 Nippon Steel Oita 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrawn
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated

Shikoku

The tournament was terminated on Aug 11 due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

League table at the time of abandonment

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Tokushima (Q) 7 7 0 0 38 8 +30 21 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 KUFC Nankoku 8 6 1 1 28 9 +19 19
3 Llamas Kochi 9 5 2 2 25 14 +11 17
4 Tadotsu FC 9 5 0 4 19 12 +7 15
5 Lavenirosso NC 9 5 0 4 20 16 +4 15
6 FC Yanagimachi 9 2 1 6 12 34 −22 7
7 Nakamura Club 8 1 1 6 6 27 −21 4
8 R. Velho Takamatsu 9 0 1 8 8 36 −28 1
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated

Tohoku

Division 1

The tournament was terminated on Sep 6 due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

League table at the time of abandonment

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cobaltore Onagawa 8 7 1 0 29 7 +22 22 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 Blancdieu Hirosaki 8 7 0 1 29 3 +26 21
3 Ganju Iwate 8 4 1 3 10 7 +3 13
4 FC Sendai University 8 3 2 3 20 8 +12 11
5 Shichigahama SC 8 3 1 4 19 13 +6 10
6 Fuji Club 2003 7 3 1 3 13 8 +5 10
7 Dogizaka FC 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
8 Nippon Steel Kamaishi 7 2 2 3 8 15 −7 8
9 FC Primeiro 5 2 0 3 6 22 −16 6
10 Morioka Zebra 6 1 1 4 8 18 −10 4
11 Saruta Kogyo 5 1 1 3 13 25 −12 4
12 Omiya SC 6 0 0 6 4 33 −29 0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored

Division 2 North

The tournament was terminated due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

League table at the time of abandonment

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Mizusawa SC 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 6
2 Akita FC Cambiare 2 2 0 0 6 4 +2 6
3 Lascivo Aomori 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 4
4 NuPere Hiraizumi Maesawa 4 1 1 2 8 6 +2 4
5 Tono Club 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
6 TDK Shinwakai 2 0 1 1 4 5 −1 1
7 Hokuto Bank 3 0 1 2 5 8 −3 1
8 Gonohe SC 2 0 0 2 0 10 −10 0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored

Division 2 South

The tournament was terminated due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

League table at the time of abandonment

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ricoh Industry Tohoku 4 2 2 0 8 2 +6 8
2 Sendai Sasuke 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 7
3 Parafrente Yonezawa 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 6
4 Oyama SC 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6
5 Ardore Kuwabara 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
6 FC La University de Sendai 2 1 1 0 12 4 +8 4
7 Merry 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
8 Iwaki Furukawa 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
9 Mikawa SC 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
10 Nagai Club 3 0 0 3 5 16 −11 0
11 Soma SC 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12 0
12 Bandits Iwaki 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrawn
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored

Tōkai

Division 1

The tournament was terminated due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

League table at the time of abandonment

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Fujieda City Hall 5 4 1 0 11 2 +9 13 Qualification to the Promotion Series
2 FC Ise-Shima 5 3 1 1 13 1 +12 10
3 Chukyo University FC A 5 2 2 1 6 2 +4 8
4 Toyota FC 4 2 0 2 3 12 −9 6
5 Chukyo University FC B 4 1 1 2 6 5 +1 4
6 Tokai Gakuen University FC 4 1 1 2 10 10 0 4
7 Tokoha University Hamamatsu FC 4 1 0 3 3 14 −11 3
8 Yazaki Valente 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored

Division 2

The tournament was terminated due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

League table at the time of abandonment

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bombonera Gifu 7 6 0 1 23 7 +16 18
2 Wyvern FC 7 6 0 1 16 6 +10 18
3 AS Kariya 8 5 1 2 26 14 +12 16
4 FC Gifu (res) 7 4 0 3 16 8 +8 12
5 Nagara Club 5 2 0 3 10 10 0 6
6 Nagoya SC 6 2 0 4 5 11 −6 6
7 FC Ogaki K’ 4 1 1 2 4 11 −7 4
8 Rivielta Toyokawa 6 1 0 5 5 16 −11 3
9 Yokkaichi University FC 6 0 0 6 2 24 −22 0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 January 2022. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored

See also

League(s)
Cup(s)

References