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Last updated 6 September

ABOUT WE LEAGUE

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Highest league of women's football in Japan, with professional league status.

Founded: 3 June 2020 (first season 2021–22)

League sponsor: Yogibo

2021-22 Season: 12 September - 21 May

Teams: 11

Match rounds: 22 

Matches in total: 110

Format: Each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 22 games. At the end of the season, the club with the most points is crowned the league champions.

Promotion / Relegation: There will be no relegation from the WE League to the Nadeshiko League 1, but teams may be promoted from the latter in the first several seasons for the WE League to reach a desired number of teams.

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