FIFA 17 has a new league: the Japan J1 League

FIFA 17 has a new league: the Japan J1 League


Japan J1 League will be included in FIFA 17. All 18 clubs that make up the J1 League will feature authentic logos, kits, and rosters.


Japan J1 League included in FIFA 17


EA Sports announced what almost everybody already knew but it is still a very important announcement: Japan’s top flight football league, the MEIJI YASUDA J1 League and J.League Cup tournament will feature in FIFA 17 when the game launches this September.

The main highlight of this announcement is not about having another playable league. After all, there are already so many leagues in the game that probably many players will not even play this one. The important in this addition is that J.League has been a Konami’s exclusive and now EA have everything they need to exceed the number of sales in competitor’s territory. It may be an important step to conquest the Orient market but it is also a good strategy to weaken Konami, even more after the exclusive deal with the Spanish La Liga. FIFA franchise became a best-seller thanks to leagues licensing, and this is the kind of things will make them even more stronger. For the common player this is just a new league. For Electronic Arts this is a glorious day.

As one of the most popular leagues in Asia, the J1 League has a global fan base and is one of the most requested leagues from the FIFA community. All 18 clubs that make up the J1 League will feature authentic logos, kits, and rosters. Content from these clubs will be in our popular FIFA 17 Ultimate Team and other modes across the game.


The 18 clubs of the Japansese J1 League are:

    Albirex Niigata
    Avispa Fukuoka 
    FC Tokyo
    Gamba Osaka
    Júbilo Iwata
    Kashima Antlers
    Kashiwa Reysol
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nagoya Grampus
    Omiya Ardija
    Sagan Tosu
    Sanfrecce Hiroshima
    Shonan Bellmare
    Urawa Reds
    Vegalta Sendai
    Ventforet Kofu
    Vissel Kobe
    Yokohama F. Marinos


    In addition to all 18 clubs, Suita City Football Stadium, the new home of Gamba Osaka will be one of the new stadiums available in FIFA 17. This stadium has capacity for 39 694 seats and it is one of the most modern stadiums in Asia.


    FIFA 17 has a new league: the Japan J1 League


    The J.League is Japan’s professional association football league including first division J1 League, second division J2 League and third division J3 League. The first division will be in the game. It is one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football and the only league given top class ‘A’ ranking by the AFC. It is currently sponsored by Meiji Yasuda Life and thus officially known as the Meiji Yasuda J.League.

    J1.League is played by 18 teams, including the 2015 champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima and other popular teams like Gamba Osaka, Nagoya Grampus, Kashiwa Reysol, Urawa Red Diamonds and Kashima Antlers, the club with more titles in J1.League history (7).


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