1993 J.League

The J.League 1993 season was the inaugural season of the J.League Division 1. The league fixtures began on May 15, 1993, and ended on December 15, 1993. The first ever Suntory Championship took place in the following year, January 9 and January 16, 1994.

J.League
Season1993
ChampionsVerdy Kawasaki
1st J. League title
6th Japanese title
Asian Club ChampionshipVerdy Kawasaki
Matches played180
Goals scored532 (2.96 per match)
Top goalscorerRamón Díaz (28 goals)
Highest attendance59,626 - Verdy vs. Marinos (May 15)
Lowest attendance7,469 - Flügels vs. Reds (May 22)
Average attendance17,976
1994

HonoursEdit

Competition Champion Runners-Up 3rd Place
Domestic league
J.League Suntory Series Kashima Antlers Verdy Kawasaki Yokohama Marinos
J.League NICOS Series Verdy Kawasaki Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Marinos
Suntory Championship Verdy Kawasaki Kashima Antlers n/a
Cup competitions
Emperor's Cup Yokohama Flügels Kashima Antlers Shimizu S-Pulse
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Nabisco Cup Verdy Kawasaki Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Flügels
Gamba Osaka
XEROX Super Cup Not held

ClubsEdit

Ten clubs participated in J.League during 1993 season:

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • JEF United Ichihara
  • Verdy Kawasaki
  • Yokohama Marinos
  • Yokohama Flügels
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima

FormatEdit

In the first year, the league followed split-season format, and each halves (or stages) were known as Suntory Series and NICOS Series for sponsorship purposes. In each series, ten clubs played in double round-robin format, a total of 18 games per club (per series). The games went to golden-goal extra time and penalties if needed after regulation. The clubs were ranked by number of wins, and tie breakers are, in the following order:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results
  • Extra match or a coin toss

The club that finished at the top of the table is declared stage champion and qualifies for the Suntory Championship. The first stage winner, hosts the first leg in the championship series. If the same club win both stages, the runners-up of each stages plays against each other and the winners challenges the stage winner at the championship game.

ResultsEdit

1993.05.15 1-1 Verdy Kawasaki 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Tokyo National Stadium
Meijer   19' Everton   48'
Díaz   59'
Attendance: 59,626
1993.05.16 1-1 Yokohama Flügels 3-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Angelo   9'
Moner   57'
Maeda   59'
Edu   42'
Toninho   89'
Attendance: 14,126
1993.05.16 1-1 Kashima Antlers 5-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Kashima Soccer Stadium
Zico   25'30'63'
Alcindo   53'64'
Attendance: 10,898
1993.05.19 1-2 Kashima Antlers 3-2 Yokohama Flügels Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo   23'
Carlos   35'
Hasegawa   79'
Maeda   53'
Edu   84'
Attendance: 9,403
1993.05.19 1-2 Yokohama Marinos 1-0 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti   112' Attendance: 10,332
1993.05.22 1-3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-1 (aet, PK 4-3) Yokohama Marinos Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Sawairi   77' Everton   32' Attendance: 11,267
1993.05.22 1-3 Gamba Osaka 0-3 JEF United Ichihara Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Littbarski   28'
Pavel   39'
Ejiri   89'
Attendance: 15,993
1993.05.22 1-3 Shimizu S-Pulse 2-1 Kashima Antlers Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Toninho   57'
Horiike   72'
Carlos   49' Attendance: 14,713
1993.05.22 1-3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Verdy Kawasaki Hiroshima Big Arch
Matsuda   44' Meijer   37'
Takeda   39'
Attendance: 36,863
1993.05.26 1-4 Gamba Osaka 1-1 (aet, PK 6-7) Shimizu S-Pulse Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima   39' Edu   67' Attendance: 16,707
1993.05.29 1-5 Yokohama Marinos 0-5 JEF United Ichihara Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Kageyama   13'
  38' (o.g.)
Pavel   47'
Ejiri   51'
Littbarski   82'
Attendance: 11,152
1993.05.29 1-5 Kashima Antlers 4-0 Gamba Osaka Kashima Soccer Stadium
Santos   17'
Hasegawa   23'71'
Alcindo   37'
Attendance: 14,058
1993.05.29 1-5 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-1 (aet, PK 4-2) Verdy Kawasaki Urawa Komaba Stadium
Kawano   49' Hashiratani   6' Attendance: 9,690
1993.06.02 1-6 Kashima Antlers 2-1 (aet, GG) JEF United Ichihara Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo   24'
Carlos   91'
Makino   87' Attendance: 15,194
1993.06.02 1-6 Shimizu S-Pulse 2-4 Verdy Kawasaki Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Edu   67'
Aoshima   87'
Hashiratani   48'
Takeda   65'
Kitazawa   71'
Miura   89'
Attendance: 18,113
1993.06.02 1-6 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Pita   55' (pen.) Takagi   6'
Kojima   47'
Kazama   72'
Moriyasu   78'
Attendance: 11,466
1993.06.05 1-7 JEF United Ichihara 1-2 (aet, GG) Shimizu S-Pulse Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Ejiri   35' Edu   43'
Hasegawa   116'
Attendance: 9,427
1993.06.05 1-7 Verdy Kawasaki 1-1 (aet, PK 5-4) Yokohama Flügels Tokyo National Stadium
Takeda   51' Aldro   53' Attendance: 54,995
1993.06.09 1-8 Nagoya Grampus Eight 3-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Sawairi   15'39'
Yonekura   59'
Totsuka   70' Attendance: 56,335
1993.06.09 1-8 Kashima Antlers 3-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kurosaki   2'33'
Alcindo   59'
Fukuda   2' Attendance: 15,050
1993.06.09 1-8 Gamba Osaka 1-1 (aet, PK 3-4) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Matsunami   31' Černý   10' Attendance: 19,351
1993.06.12 1-9 Yokohama Marinos 3-2 Yokohama Flügels Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Miura   1'17'
Díaz   21'
Aldro   15'
Moner   82'
Attendance: 11,734
1993.06.12 1-9 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura   92' Attendance: 10,058
1993.06.16 1-10 Gamba Osaka 2-1 (aet, GG) Yokohama Marinos Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Kusaki   89'  109' Hirakawa   41' Attendance: 19,247
1993.06.19 1-11 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-4 Kashima Antlers Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Alcindo   18'31'57'
Hasegawa   78'
Attendance: 10,898
1993.06.19 1-11 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-3 Gamba Osaka Urawa Komaba Stadium
Fukuda   84' (pen.) Nagashima   22'
Isogai   46'
Matsunami   73'
Attendance: 8,953
1993.06.23 1-12 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-2 Gamba Osaka Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Edu   23'84'
Mukojima   68'
Flavio   34'71' Attendance: 15,703
1993.06.23 1-12 Yokohama Flügels 1-2 (aet, GG) Nagoya Grampus Eight Suizenji Stadium
Maeda   56'   75' (o.g.)
Hirano   94'
Attendance: 15,328
1993.06.23 1-12 Yokohama Marinos 3-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti   12'25'
Díaz   31'
Noh Jung-Yoon   47'56' Attendance: 11,863
1993.06.23 1-12 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-3 JEF United Ichihara Urawa Komaba Stadium
Mochizuki   17'
Mizuuchi   51'
Pavel   39'49'71' Attendance: 8,514
1993.06.23 1-12 Kashima Antlers 3-2 Verdy Kawasaki Kashima Soccer Stadium
Santos   5'
Alcindo   27'
Koga   80'
Nagai   64'
Takeda   74'
Attendance: 15,777
1993.06.26 1-13 JEF United Ichihara 1-3 Yokohama Marinos Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Littbarski   57' Díaz   50'68'85' Attendance: 10,116
1993.06.26 1-13 Gamba Osaka 2-4 Kashima Antlers Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Müller   31'
Flavio   48'
Santos   50'
Alcindo   52' (pen.)
Hasegawa   63'
Kurosaki   76'
Attendance: 20,318
1993.06.30 1-14 Verdy Kawasaki 1-1 (aet, PK 4-2) Shimizu S-Pulse Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Nagai   12'   48' (o.g.) Attendance: 10,067
1993.06.30 1-14 Yokohama Marinos 5-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Díaz   9'47'53'
Bisconti   36'
K. Kimura   39'
Mizuuchi   52' Attendance: 12,110
1993.06.30 1-14 Gamba Osaka 2-1 Yokohama Flügels Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima   14'
Müller   31'
Angelo   89' Attendance: 16,506
1993.07.03 1-15 Shimizu S-Pulse 4-1 JEF United Ichihara Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Hasegawa   12'89'
Mukojima   18'
Oenoki   69'
Makino   74' Attendance: 9,290
1993.07.03 1-15 Nagoya Grampus Eight 2-3 Gamba Osaka Suzuka Sports Garden
Goto   64'
Pita   71'
Müller   51'85'
Nagashima   87'
Attendance: 12,167
1993.07.03 1-15 Kashima Antlers 3-1 Yokohama Marinos Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kurosaki   18'
Alcindo   34'77'
Jinno   79' Attendance: 14,976
1993.07.07 1-16 Verdy Kawasaki 5-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Kitazawa   6'13'
Nagai   19'
Hanssen   71'
Miura   83'
Attendance: 10,225
1993.07.07 1-16 Yokohama Marinos 3-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti   31'
Díaz   60'79'
Hasegawa   66' Attendance: 12,199
1993.07.07 1-16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4-3 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Hiroshima Stadium
Kazama   19'
Černý   46'
Matsuda   70'
Takagi   91'
Matsunami   23'
Müller   43'59'
Attendance: 12,731
1993.07.10 1-17 Kashima Antlers 1-2 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kashima Soccer Stadium
Hasegawa   71' Černý   58'
Takagi   99'
Attendance: 15,055
1993.07.10 1-17 Gamba Osaka 2-3 Verdy Kawasaki Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima   29'
Müller   71'
Takeda   16'
Kitazawa   40'
Hashiratani   85'
Attendance: 21,447
1993.07.14 1-18 Kashima Antlers 1-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Soccer Stadium
Hasegawa   68' Edu   61'
Tajima   84'
Attendance: 14,673
1993.07.24 2-1 Gamba Osaka 0-1 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Santos   107' Attendance: 22,677
1993.07.24 2-1 Yokohama Marinos 3-0 Verdy Kawasaki Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti   4'
Díaz   43'72' (pen.)
Attendance: 14,248
1993.07.31 2-2 Kashima Antlers 1-1 (aet, PK 5-3) Nagoya Grampus Eight Kashima Soccer Stadium
Santos   34' Goto   24' Attendance: 14,747
1993.07.31 2-2 Verdy Kawasaki 2-0 Gamba Osaka Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Takeda   53'
Miura   80'
Attendance: 27,674
1993.08.04 2-3 Yokohama Marinos 0-4 Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Edu   35'85'
Sawanobori   44'
Mukojima   46'
Attendance: 13,146
1993.08.04 2-3 Verdy Kawasaki 2-1 Kashima Antlers Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura   51'
Ramos   82'
Alcindo   39' Attendance: 10,150
1993.08.04 2-3 JEF United Ichihara 5-2 Nagoya Grampus Eight Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Goto   20'
Pavel   28' (pen.)83'
Ordenewitz   42'75'
Asano   8'
Okayama   68'
Attendance: 10,551
1993.08.07 2-4 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 (aet, GG) Shimizu S-Pulse Suizenji Stadium
Tajima   112' Attendance: 13,133
1993.08.07 2-4 Yokohama Marinos 1-1 (aet, PK 8-7) Kashima Antlers Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Miura   59' Zico   30' Attendance: 14,152
1993.08.14 2-5 Gamba Osaka 2-1 Yokohama Marinos Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Metkov   2'68' Bisconti   31' Attendance: 21,509
1993.08.19 2-6 Verdy Kawasaki 3-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight Tokyo National Stadium
Miura   67' (pen.)
  72' (o.g.)
Nakamura   89'
Ogawa   5' Attendance: 54,977
1993.08.20 2-6 Yokohama Marinos 1-2 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Díaz   40' Matsuda   33'
Takagi   102'
Attendance: 14,102
1993.08.25 2-7 Kashima Antlers 4-3 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kashima Soccer Stadium
Zico   33'
Kurosaki   47'49'
Yoshida   115'
Takagi   5'43'
Katanosaka   89'
Attendance: 13,923
1993.08.25 2-7 JEF United Ichihara 2-2 (aet, PK 2-4) Yokohama Marinos Tochigi Green Stadium
Pavel   69'
Echigo   71'
Díaz   21'51' Attendance: 17,226
1993.08.28 2-8 Gamba Osaka 0-0 (aet, PK 4-5) Yokohama Flügels Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Attendance: 21,330
1993.08.28 2-8 Verdy Kawasaki 0-0 (aet, PK 2-3) Shimizu S-Pulse Iwate Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 28,625
1993.09.03 2-9 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-2 Gamba Osaka Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Sawanobori   43'49'
Mukojima   89'
Isogai   53'
Flavio   61'
Attendance: 9,005
1993.09.03 2-9 Yokohama Flügels 3-2 Yokohama Marinos Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Yamaguchi   3'86'
  70' (o.g.)
Díaz   35'69' Attendance: 13,257
1993.09.03 2-9 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-6 Verdy Kawasaki Urawa Komaba Stadium
Bismarck   7'
Ramos   38'
Miura   44'
Takeda   56'88'
Y. Kato   79'
Attendance: 9,771
1993.09.03 2-9 JEF United Ichihara 1-2 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Pavel   52' Hasegawa   84'
Zico   94'
Attendance: 10,467
1993.11.06 2-10 Gamba Osaka 0-4 Verdy Kawasaki Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Takeda   44'76'79'
Kitazawa   67'
Attendance: 41,054
1993.11.06 2-10 JEF United Ichihara 1-2 (aet, GG) Yokohama Flügels Tokyo National Stadium
Pavel   33' Maeda   80'
Edu   117'
Attendance: 45,748
1993.11.06 2-10 Yokohama Marinos 3-2 (aet, GG) Urawa Red Diamonds Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Miura   48'
Díaz   73' (pen.)
Everton   97'
F. Ikeda   23'
Hirose   85'
Attendance: 14,207
1993.11.10 2-11 Kashima Antlers 3-4 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Kashima Soccer Stadium
  53' (o.g.)
Alcindo   73'
Hasegawa   89'
Nagashima   10'
Isogai   59'
Matsunami   89'
Minobe   117'
Attendance: 13,417
1993.11.10 2-11 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-1 (aet, PK 3-4) JEF United Ichihara Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Hasegawa   25' Nakanishi   50' Attendance: 17,540
1993.11.10 2-11 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Yokohama Marinos Tokyo National Stadium
Takeda   91' Attendance: 55,243
1993.11.13 2-12 Kashima Antlers 3-2 Yokohama Marinos Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo   21'69'
Zico   77'
Díaz   0'19' Attendance: 14,235
1993.11.13 2-12 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-5 Nagoya Grampus Eight Urawa Komaba Stadium
Jorginho   3'62'
Elivélton   28'
Garça   40' (pen.)44'
Attendance: 9,347
1993.11.13 2-12 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-1 Yokohama Flügels Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Mukojima   31'69'
Miura   79'
Amarilla   44' Attendance: 16,080
1993.11.13 2-12 Gamba Osaka 3-6 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima   27'
Minobe   33'
Isogai   58'
Takagi   25'60'
Černý   43'
Noh Jung-Yoon   67'
Jönsson   75'
Moriyama   85'
Attendance: 19,290
1993.11.13 2-12 JEF United Ichihara 1-4 Verdy Kawasaki Miyagi Athletic Stadium
Littbarski   23' Bismarck   50'59'
Pereira   75'
Nakamura   86'
Attendance: 19,524
1993.11.17 2-13 Yokohama Flügels 2-3 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Suizenji Stadium
Amarilla   48'
Edu   87' (pen.)
Zico   39'
Alcindo   75' (pen.)
Manaka   114'
Attendance: 14,186
1993.11.17 2-13 JEF United Ichihara 2-3 (aet, GG) Urawa Red Diamonds Tokyo National Stadium
Nakanishi   25'
Ordenewitz   75' (pen.)
Fukuda   69'
Rahn   86' (pen.)
Mizuuchi   107'
Attendance: 53,570
1993.11.17 2-13 Yokohama Marinos 4-0 Gamba Osaka Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Everton   7'
Díaz   56'83'
Mizunuma   70'
Attendance: 13,589
1993.11.17 2-13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-3 Verdy Kawasaki Hiroshima Stadium
Katanosaka   61' Miura   24'29'
Takeda   89'
Attendance: 13,906
1993.11.20 2-14 JEF United Ichihara 3-4 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Ordenewitz   26'86'
Pavel   45'
Isogai   44'
Matsunami   65'78'  94'
Attendance: 10,395
1993.11.27 2-15 Verdy Kawasaki 3-0 Yokohama Flügels Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Ramos   54'
Miura   74' (pen.)
Bismarck   85'
Attendance: 10,299
1993.11.27 2-15 Gamba Osaka 2-2 (aet, PK 6-5) Nagoya Grampus Eight Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium
Ishii   68'
Matsuyama   86'
Moriyama   18'
Goto   83'
Attendance: 13,069
1993.12.01 2-16 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Urawa Komaba Stadium
Rummenigge   4'
Motoyoshi   104'
Santos   43' Attendance: 9,256
1993.12.08 2-17 Gamba Osaka 0-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Iwashita   28'
Hasegawa   34'
Attendance: 21,207
1993.12.08 2-17 Yokohama Marinos 4-1 Yokohama Flügels Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Díaz   11'56'79'
Everton   43'
Aldro   78' Attendance: 13,024
1993.12.08 2-17 Verdy Kawasaki 4-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Tokyo National Stadium
Miura   17'27'82'
Fujiyoshi   79'
Attendance: 50,310
1993.12.08 2-17 Kashima Antlers 3-0 JEF United Ichihara Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo   4'81'
Ono   27'
Attendance: 13,282
1993.12.15 2-18 Kashima Antlers 1-2 Verdy Kawasaki Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo   23' Ishikawa   27'
Miura   68'
Attendance: 15,277
1993.12.15 2-18 Nagoya Grampus Eight 6-0 JEF United Ichihara Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Moriyama   22'
Mori   33'
Hirano   41'58'
Jorginho   52'
Elivélton   83'
Attendance: 11,173
1993.12.15 2-18 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0 Gamba Osaka Urawa Komaba Stadium
Mizuuchi   39'64' Attendance: 8,940

Final standingsEdit

Suntory Series (1st Stage) StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification
1   Kashima Antlers 18 13 5 41 18 +23 1993 Suntory Series Champions Qualifies to Suntory Championship '93
2   Verdy Kawasaki 18 12 6 29 21 +8
3   Yokohama Marinos 18 11 7 29 24 +5
4   Shimizu S-Pulse 18 10 8 28 25 +3
5   JEF United Ichihara 18 9 9 26 23 +3
6   Sanfrecce Hiroshima 18 9 9 23 24 −1
7   Yokohama Flügels 18 8 10 24 21 +3
8   Gamba Osaka 18 8 10 27 31 −4
9   Nagoya Grampus Eight 18 7 11 21 38 −17
10   Urawa Red Diamonds 18 3 15 11 34 −23

NICOS Series (2nd stage) StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification
1 Verdy Kawasaki 18 16 2 43 10 +33 1993 NICOS Series Champions Qualifies to Suntory Championship '93
2 Shimizu S-Pulse 18 14 4 26 9 +17
3 Yokohama Marinos 18 10 8 31 24 +7
4 Kashima Antlers 18 10 8 31 25 +6
5 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 18 9 9 31 25 +6
6 Gamba Osaka 18 8 10 24 34 −10
7 Yokohama Flügels 18 8 10 20 30 −10
8 Nagoya Grampus Eight 18 5 13 27 28 −1
9 JEF United Ichihara 18 5 13 25 44 −19
10 Urawa Red Diamonds 18 5 13 15 44 −29

Suntory Championship '93Edit

Kashima Antlers0 – 2Verdy Kawasaki
Kazu   60'
Bismark   89'
Attendance: 53,553
Referee: Kenji Tanaka

Verdy Kawasaki1 – 1Kashima Antlers
Kazu   82' Alcindo   38'
Attendance: 59,715
Referee: Shizuo Takada
VERDY KAWASAKI won the series on 3-1 aggregate.

Overall standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification
1 Verdy Kawasaki 36 28 8 69 28 +41 1993 J.League Champions Qualifies to 1994/95 ACC, 1994 Super Cup, and 1994 Sanwa Bank Cup
2 Kashima Antlers 36 23 13 72 43 +29
3 Shimizu S-Pulse 36 24 12 54 34 +20
4 Yokohama Marinos 36 21 15 60 48 +12
5 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 36 18 18 54 49 +5
6 Yokohama Flügels 36 16 20 44 51 −7
7 Gamba Osaka 36 16 20 51 65 −14
8 JEF United Ichihara 36 14 22 51 67 −16
9 Nagoya Grampus Eight 36 12 24 48 66 −18
10 Urawa Red Diamonds 36 8 28 26 78 −52

Average attendanceEdit

In its first year, the league averaged 17,976 fans and had over 3.2 million fans total over the course of the season. The following chart shows the league ranked in terms of average attendance:

Team Name Total Number of Fans Attendance Average
Verdy Kawasaki 454,237 25,235
Gamba Osaka 388,286 21,571
JEF United Ichihara 364,922 20,273
Nagoya Grampus Eight 357,451 19,858
Shimizu S-Pulse 332,312 18,462
Yokohama Marinos 302,054 16,781
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 299,586 16,644
Yokohama Flügels 278,346 15,464
Kashima Antlers 252,291 14,016
Urawa Red Diamonds 206,265 11,459
Total 3,235,750 17,976

AwardsEdit

MVP

  Kazuyoshi Miura

Rookie of the Year

Masaaki Sawanobori

Manager of the Year

  Yasutaro Matsuki

Best XI
Position Player
GK   Shigetatsu Matsunaga
DF   Shunzo Ono
DF   Tetsuji Hashiratani
DF   Pereira
DF   Masami Ihara
DF   Takumi Horiike
MF   Santos
MF   Yasuto Honda
MF   Ruy Ramos
FW   Kazuyoshi Miura
FW   Ramón Díaz

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