Nadeshiko League Division 2
The Nadeshiko League Division 2 (Japanese: なでしこリーグ2部, Nadeshiko rīgu 1-bu), also known as the Plenus Nadeshiko League Division2 (プレナスリーグ2) for sponsorship reasons, is the second- tier of the Nadeshiko League, the top- flight women's football division in Japan. The current format was created in 2015 after the former second division was renamed the Challenge League and was divided into East and West groups.
|Number of teams||10|
|Relegation to||Challenge League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Empress's Cup|
Nadeshiko League Cup
|Most championships||Tokiwagi Gakuen HS|
In 2004, the L. League was reformed and renamed Nadeshiko League, following the reformation, the Nadeshiko League had two divisions - Division 1 (with 8 clubs) and Division 2 (also 8 clubs) with the bottom club in the second division playing off against a regional league play-off winner team. During the 2010 and 2011 season, the second division was divided into an East and West group with six teams each. The second league returned to the earlier format until 2015 when the Challenge League was created, assuming the East and West format. The Nadeshiko League then had two tiers - Nadeshiko League Division 1 and the Nadeshiko League Division 2.
As of the 2020 season, the League consists of 10 teams. The league winner promotes automatically to the Nadeshiko League Division 1 while the runners-up engages the Division 1's ninth placed team in a play-off, likewise the last two teams at the end of the season.
The following clubs will be participating in the 2020 season.
|Bunny's Kyoto||Kyoto. (Kyoto)|
|Elfen Saitama||kawagoe, Saitama|
|Jumonji Ventus||Niza, Saitama,[lower-alpha 1]|
|Nagano Parceiro||Nagano[lower-alpha 2]|
- Promoted from the Challenge League.
- Relegated from the 2019 Division 1
|2004||Okayama Yunogo Belle|
|2005||INAC Kobe Leonessa|
|2006||Albirex Niigata Ladies|
|2008||JEF United Chiba Ladies|
|2009||AS Elfen Sayama FC|
|2010||Tokiwagi Gakuen HS||Speranza FC Takatsuki|
|2011||Tokiwagi Gakuen HS||FC Kibi International University Charme|
|2012||Vegalta Sendai Ladies|
|2013||Tokiwagi Gakuen HS|
|2014||Speranza FC Osaka-Takatsuki|
|2015||AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies|
|2016||Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara|
|2017||Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama|
|2018||Iga FC Kunoichi|
Wins by club
|Title||Champions (Years won in brackets)|
|3||Tokiwagi Gakuen High School (2010, 2011, 2013)[lower-alpha 1]|
|2||Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki (2010, 2014)|
|1||Okayama Yunogo Belle (2004),|
INAC Kobe Leonessa (2005)
- couldn't be promoted to the Nadeshiko League since it was a school team.
- Nadeshiko League
- Nadeshiko League Cup
- Official website Script error: The function "in_lang" does not exist.
- Nadeshiko League 2 at Soccerway.com
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