September 27, 2022 (Fire) 17:15
About 2023 season J1 club license judgment result by club license grant first instance body (FIB) decision
We are pleased to inform you that the J1 club license for the 2023 season has been decided as follows.
The J.League is entrusted with the establishment and operation of the club licensing system in Japan by the JFA, and operates the J1 club licensing system as a licensing agency (licensor) in Japan, issuing J1 club licenses to J clubs. To do. In addition, although J1 club license grant decisions are made by a third-party organization, the club license granting first instance (FIB), in order to ensure the independence of the FIB, FIB members are J. Auditors, Japan Football Association (JFA) directors, auditors, councilors, and J.League or JFA expert committee members are not permitted to serve concurrently.
Details of judgment results and judgments are as follows.
(Number of clubs)
|J1 club license||not delivered||total|
|Sapporo, Iwate, Sendai, Akita, Yamagata, Kashima, Mito, Tochigi, Gunma, Urawa, Omiya, Chiba, Kashiwa, FC Tokyo, Tokyo V, Machida, Kawasaki F, Yokohama FM, Yokohama FC, Shonan, Kofu, Matsumoto, Niigata・Toyama・Kanazawa・Shimizu・Iwata・Nagoya・Gifu・Kyoto・G Osaka・C Osaka・Kobe・Okayama・Hiroshima・Yamaguchi・Tokushima・Ehime・Fukuoka・Kitakyushu・Tosu・Nagasaki・Kumamoto・Oita・Kagoshima・Ryukyu||–|
*1 From this year, only AFC club license = J1 club license, and J2 and J3 club licenses are operated as a domestic license system. Therefore, J2 and J3 club licenses are determined by the Board of Directors.
*2 Iwate has newly acquired a J1 club license by applying for an exception to the facility standards.
(Last year acquired a J2 club license)
2.Satisfaction with grade B standards regarding the number of toilets and roof coverage at the home stadium
|project||number of clubs|
|no sanctions||Benchmarks are sufficient||21|
|Sanction exemption (toilet 60% rule)||5|
|Sanction exemption (stadium construction/renovation)||3|
|with sanctions||Sanctions (lack of toilets)|
|Sanction (lack of roof)||16|
|Sanctions (lack of toilets and roofs)||1|
3.Management corrective notice attached to the judgment
|number of clubs|
|Notice of Correction|
■About J1 club license
A J1 club license will be issued to those who meet all the criteria designated as “A grade” among the club license standards.
Also, if you meet the requirements for the ranking, you can remain or be promoted to J1 in the 2023 season.
■ Failure to meet the B grade standards for the number of toilets and roof coverage at the home stadium
J1 club licenses are issued even if they do not meet the standards designated as “B grade” among the J1 club license standards.
However, based on Articles 7 and 8 of the J1 club licensing regulations, clubs that do not meet even one of the B grade standards (especially the number of toilets in the home stadium and the roof coverage ratio) will be issued a J1 club license. Sanctions can be imposed at the same time.
The home stadiums and clubs subject to sanctions and the details of the sanctions are as follows.
■Overview of J1 Club License Examination
December 31st to March 31st
|Clubs submit 2021 earnings forecast and 2022 budget (account date deadline)|
*Clubs close their accounts in December, January, or March, so the deadline differs depending on the club.
|【2022】January 31||Club Licensing Office notifies clubs of license application requirements for 2023 season|
|March 31 – June 30||Club submits financial documents such as financial statements and tax returns for 2021 (within 90 days from closing date)|
|June 30th||Deadline for submission of all club license application documents|
|May 18th to July 29th||Club License Office|
・Hearing survey by the evaluation team
・Implemented at 15 clubs this season
・Confirm and identify clubs that are judged to have management issues, etc.
|September 1st to September 8th||Judgment meeting by the FIB|
・9 out of 10 FIB members are divided into 3 groups, each of which judges 15 to 16 clubs.
|September 15th||With the addition of one FIB general chairman, all 10 members of the FIB finalize and decide on the club license decision.|
|September 27th||Announcement of Club License Judgment Decisions|
*The FIB, AB, and Club Licensing Secretariat hold regular meetings to scrutinize the content of application documents and identify items to be confirmed.