Number of J.League J1 Teams Operating at a Loss Down to Eight

By Community | August 27, 2012

The number of clubs in the J.League’s J1 operating at a loss has decreased from ten to eight since 2010, recently disclosed figures of its 38 participating teams in 2011 revealed.

In J2, clubs operating at a loss rose from eight to ten.

J1 clubs Urawa Reds had the highest revenue for the seventh consecutive year with US$68.3M, although it saw a decrease of more than US$3M since 2010.

J1 team Yokohama F-Marinos ranked sixth in revenue with US$44M, but its overall profit was down US$7.4M because of high operating costs.

Under the Club License System the J.League is introducing in 2013, teams with deficits for three straight seasons will not be allowed to participate in the league.

Five clubs in the league have experienced deficits for three consecutive seasons.{jcomments on}