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Japan soccer 2011/12/20 21:42
Hello everyone, I'm an Italian guy who loves football. Up to 16 I played in an important team but then I stopped for the study, even though I never stopped training because football is my passion. I always dream of playing in a major Japanese team and I'm trying to get information to do it. Having seen this site I would like to know if you can help me telling me how to do an audition, if it is possible, for a team of j.league... thanks in advance
by Naturezanumber0  

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/22 04:38
Hello,
J League isn't selecting a player.
Only scouting.
by kaikuu rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/22 05:15
Hy, thanks for your answer. I know that J. League team don't do audiction but I should be well if I'll do an audiction for a J.League2 team or lower League.
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/22 07:09
J-league limit is three foreign players,plus a fourth asian player is allowed . An exception is made for players under 20years, in which case a team can have up to 5 foreign players, but only three can play at once during official matches and there are exceptions for players that have been in Japan from young age. But basically it's three foreign players so you'd have to be significantly better and offer more added value than any J-league player and foreign players. Most foreign players get a really good salary and would be able to play in any other top level pro league in Europe.
Also don't underestimate J-2. This years champion was in J-2 the previous season. There is not that much difference in level between the two leagues as in most European leagues.

There are organized try-outs, but these are mostly for players out of contract or younger players. I do not know how they would allow you to participate.

My advice would be to try to become pro in your country first and find a good agent with contacts in Japan.
by Nigo (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/22 07:45
Thank you all for your answer. I just want do an audiction, a test or whatever is required to join a team of jleague2, jleague or lower leagues. I train myself every day at least 6 hours, I'm also playing as a professional in a team called Futsal, I only have 20 years. I would like to contact someone that could arrange me an audition before the start of the season. Thanks in advance, I hope in a reply :)
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/22 09:10
J-league limit is three foreign players,plus a fourth asian player is allowed . An exception is made for players under 20years, in which case a team can have up to 5 foreign players, but only three can play at once during official matches and there are exceptions for players that have been in Japan from young age. But basically it's three foreign players so you'd have to be significantly better and offer more added value than any J-league player and foreign players. Most foreign players get a really good salary and would be able to play in any other top level pro league in Europe.
Also don't underestimate J-2. This years champion was in J-2 the previous season. There is not that much difference in level between the two leagues as in most European leagues.

There are organized try-outs, but these are mostly for players out of contract or younger players. I do not know how they would allow you to participate.

My advice would be to try to become pro in your country first and find a good agent with contacts in Japan.
by Nigo (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/22 17:46
Somehow I double posted. I believe you need to be a member of the players association or an out of contract J-league player to participate in the annual try-outs. I hope you'll find a way to accomplish want you want, but it doesn't seem easy.
by Nigo (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/22 23:30
Thanks for everything Nigo. Now I can only ask if anyone knows any manager of scouting, team observe, of some j.league1 or j.league2 team and can give me him email or contact so I can pass to the facts and come to Japan and give my best. Thank you all for the assistance. I know it's difficult but I don't lose hope. By, I'll look for answers.
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/25 02:14
There is someone available to help me find some manager or some person in charge or, at least, give me them address, phone number, email or any other contact? If I could have this opportunity and I'll be successful in my plans I'll remember of your help and I'll repay as soon as possible :)
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2011/12/28 12:22
I just wanted to say that my boyfriend used to play in J league in Japan, to get to that high level you really need to be a great player so have u been consider to start first from lower league?
by Sushi (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/3 05:30
Hello, thanks for the reply. As a player I'm strong enough to play in a professional category. Here in Italy I'm playing in a professional futsal team. However, you would do a big favor if you could ask your boyfriend if he can look for some contact of menager to do an audition. Thanks in advance, I'll aspect any answer. If someone else has some useful information let me know:)
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/3 15:40
Try the JFL, I don't want to sound harsh but you won't make the JLeague.
by Daniel (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/5 03:10
Sushi looks response .. if there is someone who knows something comes forward. thanks to all
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/7 14:57
I frequently read and post on a worldwide English-language soccer message board with a section on Japan. (Perhaps the original poster has already seen it?) This subject, of someone wanting to try out for J-League/JFL etc. has been discussed ad nauseaum...

http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1208943
by devdave rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/8 06:45
I have to tell you the same some person say before, unless you are PLAYING FOOTBALL on at least an Italian Serie B team, and when I mean playing, I mean one of the starting eleven regulars, you don't have any chance to play in the J1 or J2 leagues, they don't even watch your videos... unless you have at least some U-17 or U-19 national team caps. Maybe it sounds harsh but is the reality.
Now if you want to play in Japan at all cost, you can play at lower levels, but you have to get another job because you can't live in Japan with that salary, is just not enough.
by Consa (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/8 23:33
Thank you all for the answers, I have been helpful ... if anyone knows anything, let me know.
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/26 16:02
JFL teams usually hold the selection test during December to January for the next season.

The selection test information is announced in each team homepage.
You can try to check the homepage for each JFL team.
http://www.jfl.or.jp/jfl-pc/view/s.php?a=1
by qualheart rate this post as useful

Re: Japan soccer 2012/1/28 03:40
thank you very much..if others are aware of other information, alerts me
by Naturezanumber0 rate this post as useful

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