The first match day is 6th June and the last match day of the first half season is 4th July, and the first match day of the second half season is 12th September and the last match day is 7th November 1965.
|Hitachi' head office||0:4||1:1||2:3||4:0||4:0||4:1||6:1||8/1/5||35||16||17|
|Mitsubishi Heavy Industries||0:2||1:3||2:3||0:3||1:6||5:2||4:3||4/1/9||24||-15||9|
|Toyoda Automatic Loom Works||1:2||1:5||2:4||1:3||1:1||1:0||2:2||2/3/9||16||-15||7|
|z'- Mutual savings bank of Nagoya||0:1||1:3||0:3||2:3||1:8||0:0||2:0||1/2/11||16||-27||4|
The first Japan Soccer League opened on 6th June 1965.
Japan Soccer League was organized by eight football teams of business companies (College teams withdrew from joining the league) at the Ashiya Takezono meeting on 16th January 1965, including Furukawa electric (White/Blue stripes), Hitachi' head office (Blue/Light Blue stripes) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (blue) (all in Tokyo), Toyoda Automatic Loom Works (Red) and Mutual savings bank of Nagoya (Red) (both in Aichi), Yanmar diesel (Red) (in Osaka), Toyo kogyo (Light Blue/White stripes) (in Hiroshima), Yawata steel (Red) (in Fukuoka).
The opening matches are Hitachi v. Mutual savings bank of Nagoya and FURUKAWA v. MITSUBISHI at Komazawa stadium in Tokyo, TOYODA v. TOYO at Kariya, YANMAR v. YAWATA at Utsubo soccer stadium in Osaka.
In Japan Soccer League, all teams play each other two times.
Teams are allotted two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.
The ranking is determined as follows: 1) total of all points, 2) goal difference, 3) total of goals.
The bottom two teams shall play in play-off matches.
In ONLY 1965, home team players wear white shirts and away team players wear coloured shirts.
In Japan Soccer League, the league begins to use <Soccer ball>s which are black and white coloured ball since the second half of the season.
Japan Soccer League did not make a clear distinction between home and away team before 1983.
Green-coloured matches are in the first half of the season and yellow-coloured matches are in the second half of the season.
On 4th July, KAWABUCHI Saburo (Furukawa) scored the first hat trick in the league at the 5th sections match against Mutual savings bank of Nagoya.
On 10th October, the match(*), Yawata steel v. Toyo kogyo, is both the Tokyo Olympic Games 1st anniversary Games and one of the Japan Soccer League regular-match at National stadium in Tokyo.
|JSL selection||2:2||AIK Stockholm (SWE)||2/12/1965||Mitsuzawa, Yokohama|
|JSL's team||Score||Shakaijin's team||Date||Venues|
|Mutual savings bank of Nagoya||5:1|
If two teams are level at the end of the play-off matches, both teams remain the same divisions.
Urawa soccer club, finalist of 1st All Japan Shakaijin Tournament, withdraws from the play-off match.
Yanmar, 7th rank team, is exempted from the play-off matches.