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

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.

Honours

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

Clubs

Ten clubs participated in J.League during 1993 season:

Format

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:

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.

Results

1993.05.15 1-1 Verdy Kawasaki 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Tokyo National Stadium
Meijer Goal 19' Everton Goal 48'
Díaz Goal 59'
Attendance: 59,626
1993.05.16 1-1 Yokohama Flügels 3-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Angelo Goal 9'
Moner Goal 57'
Maeda Goal 59'
Edu Goal 42'
Toninho Goal 89'
Attendance: 14,126
1993.05.16 1-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1 JEF United Ichihara Hiroshima Stadium
Kazama Goal 1'
Kojima Goal 82'
Pavel Goal 67' Attendance: 11,875
1993.05.16 1-1 Kashima Antlers 5-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Kashima Soccer Stadium
Zico Goal 25', 30', 63'
Alcindo Goal 53', 64'
Attendance: 10,898
1993.05.16 1-1 Gamba Osaka 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Wada Goal 29' Attendance: 19,580
1993.05.19 1-2 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Toninho Goal 16' Attendance: 9,183
1993.05.19 1-2 JEF United Ichihara 2-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Littbarski Goal 66'
Sasaki Goal 72'
Kitazawa Goal 68' Attendance: 46,959
1993.05.19 1-2 Kashima Antlers 3-2 Yokohama Flügels Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo Goal 23'
Carlos Goal 35'
Hasegawa Goal 79'
Maeda Goal 53'
Edu Goal 84'
Attendance: 9,403
1993.05.19 1-2 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-3 Nagoya Grampus Eight Urawa Komaba Stadium
Moriyama Goal 34', 48'
Goto Goal 85'
Attendance: 9,259
1993.05.19 1-2 Yokohama Marinos 1-0 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti Golden goal 112' Attendance: 10,332
1993.05.22 1-3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-1 (aet, PK 4-3) Yokohama Marinos Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Sawairi Goal 77' Everton Goal 32' Attendance: 11,267
1993.05.22 1-3 Yokohama Flügels 3-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Takada Goal 27'
Maeda Goal 44', 59'
Mizuuchi Goal 72' Attendance: 7,469
1993.05.22 1-3 Gamba Osaka 0-3 JEF United Ichihara Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Littbarski Goal 28'
Pavel Goal 39'
Ejiri Goal 89'
Attendance: 15,993
1993.05.22 1-3 Shimizu S-Pulse 2-1 Kashima Antlers Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Toninho Goal 57'
Horiike Goal 72'
Carlos Goal 49' Attendance: 14,713
1993.05.22 1-3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Verdy Kawasaki Hiroshima Big Arch
Matsuda Goal 44' Meijer Goal 37'
Takeda Goal 39'
Attendance: 36,863
1993.05.26 1-4 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Tokyo National Stadium
Franta Goal 42' Attendance: 45,033
1993.05.26 1-4 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura Golden goal 96' Attendance: 9,816
1993.05.26 1-4 Gamba Osaka 1-1 (aet, PK 6-7) Shimizu S-Pulse Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima Goal 39' Edu Goal 67' Attendance: 16,707
1993.05.26 1-4 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Yokohama Flügels Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Lineker Goal 89' Maeda Goal 47'
Edu Goal 60' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,544
1993.05.26 1-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 Yokohama Marinos Hiroshima Stadium
Takagi Goal 57' Attendance: 12,858
1993.05.29 1-5 Yokohama Marinos 0-5 JEF United Ichihara Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Kageyama Goal 13'
Goal 38' (o.g.)
Pavel Goal 47'
Ejiri Goal 51'
Littbarski Goal 82'
Attendance: 11,152
1993.05.29 1-5 Yokohama Flügels 1-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium
Angelo Goal 11' Černý Goal 51'
Kazama Goal 80'
Attendance: 15,141
1993.05.29 1-5 Kashima Antlers 4-0 Gamba Osaka Kashima Soccer Stadium
Santos Goal 17'
Hasegawa Goal 23', 71'
Alcindo Goal 37'
Attendance: 14,058
1993.05.29 1-5 Shimizu S-Pulse 0-0 (aet, PK 5-6) Nagoya Grampus Eight Tokyo National Stadium
Attendance: 50,475
1993.05.29 1-5 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-1 (aet, PK 4-2) Verdy Kawasaki Urawa Komaba Stadium
Kawano Goal 49' Hashiratani Goal 6' Attendance: 9,690
1993.06.02 1-6 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-1 Yokohama Marinos Urawa Komaba Stadium
Noda Goal 77' Attendance: 9,088
1993.06.02 1-6 Kashima Antlers 2-1 (aet, GG) JEF United Ichihara Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo Goal 24'
Carlos Golden goal 91'
Makino Goal 87' Attendance: 15,194
1993.06.02 1-6 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 Gamba Osaka Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Nagashima Goal 36' Attendance: 9,725
1993.06.02 1-6 Shimizu S-Pulse 2-4 Verdy Kawasaki Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Edu Goal 67'
Aoshima Goal 87'
Hashiratani Goal 48'
Takeda Goal 65'
Kitazawa Goal 71'
Miura Goal 89'
Attendance: 18,113
1993.06.02 1-6 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Pita Goal 55' (pen.) Takagi Goal 6'
Kojima Goal 47'
Kazama Goal 72'
Moriyasu Goal 78'
Attendance: 11,466
1993.06.05 1-7 JEF United Ichihara 1-2 (aet, GG) Shimizu S-Pulse Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Ejiri Goal 35' Edu Goal 43'
Hasegawa Golden goal 116'
Attendance: 9,427
1993.06.05 1-7 Yokohama Marinos 0-2 Kashima Antlers Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Santos Goal 14'
Alcindo Goal 56'
Attendance: 28,595
1993.06.05 1-7 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Hiroshima Stadium
Moriyama Goal 71' Attendance: 14,605
1993.06.05 1-7 Gamba Osaka 3-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Nagashima Goal 15', 37', 84' Jorginho Goal 9' Attendance: 38,304
1993.06.05 1-7 Verdy Kawasaki 1-1 (aet, PK 5-4) Yokohama Flügels Tokyo National Stadium
Takeda Goal 51' Aldro Goal 53' Attendance: 54,995
1993.06.09 1-8 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Sawanobori Goal 53' Yamada Goal 35', 41' Attendance: 9,464
1993.06.09 1-8 Nagoya Grampus Eight 3-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Sawairi Goal 15', 39'
Yonekura Goal 59'
Totsuka Goal 70' Attendance: 56,335
1993.06.09 1-8 Kashima Antlers 3-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kurosaki Goal 2', 33'
Alcindo Goal 59'
Fukuda Goal 2' Attendance: 15,050
1993.06.09 1-8 Yokohama Flügels 1-0 JEF United Ichihara Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Aldro Goal 89' Attendance: 13,633
1993.06.09 1-8 Gamba Osaka 1-1 (aet, PK 3-4) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Matsunami Goal 31' Černý Goal 10' Attendance: 19,351
1993.06.12 1-9 Yokohama Marinos 3-2 Yokohama Flügels Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Miura Goal 1', 17'
Díaz Goal 21'
Aldro Goal 15'
Moner Goal 82'
Attendance: 11,734
1993.06.12 1-9 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Urawa Komaba Stadium
Fukuda Goal 61' (pen.)
Mizuuchi Goal 66'
Aoshima Goal 34' Attendance: 9,590
1993.06.12 1-9 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-1 Kashima Antlers Ehime Athletic Stadium
Kurosaki Goal 36' Attendance: 25,131
1993.06.12 1-9 JEF United Ichihara 3-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium
Ejiri Goal 32'
Pavel Goal 46'
Niimura Goal 57'
Goto Goal 45' Attendance: 20,947
1993.06.12 1-9 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura Golden goal 92' Attendance: 10,058
1993.06.16 1-10 Gamba Osaka 2-1 (aet, GG) Yokohama Marinos Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Kusaki Goal 89'Golden goal 109' Hirakawa Goal 41' Attendance: 19,247
1993.06.16 1-10 Verdy Kawasaki 2-1 JEF United Ichihara Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Hanssen Goal 86'
Takeda Goal 89'
Niimura Goal 13' Attendance: 10,054
1993.06.16 1-10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-3 Shimizu S-Pulse Hiroshima Stadium
Aoshima Goal 7'
Oenoki Goal 41'
Hasegawa Goal 47'
Attendance: 10,054
1993.06.16 1-10 Yokohama Flügels 2-0 Kashima Antlers Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Watanabe Goal 9'
Aldro Goal 71'
Attendance: 14,886
1993.06.16 1-10 Nagoya Grampus Eight 3-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Jorginho Goal 25'
Egawa Goal 49'
Sawairi Goal 61'
Motoyoshi Goal 62' Attendance: 12,227
1993.06.19 1-11 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0 Yokohama Flügels Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Sawanobori Goal 21' Attendance: 8,726
1993.06.19 1-11 Yokohama Marinos 2-0 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Hirakawa Goal 42'
Díaz Goal 61'
Attendance: 53,376
1993.06.19 1-11 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-4 Kashima Antlers Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Alcindo Goal 18', 31', 57'
Hasegawa Goal 78'
Attendance: 10,898
1993.06.19 1-11 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Littbarski Goal 4' Attendance: 9,042
1993.06.19 1-11 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-3 Gamba Osaka Urawa Komaba Stadium
Fukuda Goal 84' (pen.) Nagashima Goal 22'
Isogai Goal 46'
Matsunami Goal 73'
Attendance: 8,953
1993.06.23 1-12 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-2 Gamba Osaka Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Edu Goal 23', 84'
Mukojima Goal 68'
Flavio Goal 34', 71' Attendance: 15,703
1993.06.23 1-12 Yokohama Flügels 1-2 (aet, GG) Nagoya Grampus Eight Suizenji Stadium
Maeda Goal 56' Goal 75' (o.g.)
Hirano Golden goal 94'
Attendance: 15,328
1993.06.23 1-12 Yokohama Marinos 3-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti Goal 12', 25'
Díaz Goal 31'
Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 47', 56' Attendance: 11,863
1993.06.23 1-12 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-3 JEF United Ichihara Urawa Komaba Stadium
Mochizuki Goal 17'
Mizuuchi Goal 51'
Pavel Goal 39', 49', 71' Attendance: 8,514
1993.06.23 1-12 Kashima Antlers 3-2 Verdy Kawasaki Kashima Soccer Stadium
Santos Goal 5'
Alcindo Goal 27'
Koga Goal 80'
Nagai Goal 64'
Takeda Goal 74'
Attendance: 15,777
1993.06.26 1-13 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura Goal 83' Attendance: 10,078
1993.06.26 1-13 JEF United Ichihara 1-3 Yokohama Marinos Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Littbarski Goal 57' Díaz Goal 50', 68', 85' Attendance: 10,116
1993.06.26 1-13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 (aet, GG) Yokohama Flügels Hiroshima Stadium
Katanosaka Goal 24' Watanabe Goal 3'
Sorimachi Golden goal 94'
Attendance: 13,680
1993.06.26 1-13 Gamba Osaka 2-4 Kashima Antlers Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Müller Goal 31'
Flavio Goal 48'
Santos Goal 50'
Alcindo Goal 52' (pen.)
Hasegawa Goal 63'
Kurosaki Goal 76'
Attendance: 20,318
1993.06.26 1-13 Nagoya Grampus Eight 3-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Tsuruta Goal 63'
Sawairi Goal 85'
Goto Goal 89'
Hasegawa Goal 15' Attendance: 29,102
1993.06.30 1-14 Verdy Kawasaki 1-1 (aet, PK 4-2) Shimizu S-Pulse Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Nagai Goal 12' Goal 48' (o.g.) Attendance: 10,067
1993.06.30 1-14 Yokohama Marinos 5-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Díaz Goal 9', 47', 53'
Bisconti Goal 36'
K. Kimura Goal 39'
Mizuuchi Goal 52' Attendance: 12,110
1993.06.30 1-14 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Hiroshima Stadium
Moriyasu Goal 39'
Takagi Goal 62'
Attendance: 9,709
1993.06.30 1-14 Gamba Osaka 2-1 Yokohama Flügels Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima Goal 14'
Müller Goal 31'
Angelo Goal 89' Attendance: 16,506
1993.06.30 1-14 JEF United Ichihara 0-2 Kashima Antlers Tochigi Green Stadium
Kurosaki Goal 29'
Ishii Goal 52'
Attendance: 17,990
1993.07.03 1-15 Yokohama Flügels 0-0 (aet, PK 1-3) Verdy Kawasaki Nagasaki Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 14,552
1993.07.03 1-15 Shimizu S-Pulse 4-1 JEF United Ichihara Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Hasegawa Goal 12', 89'
Mukojima Goal 18'
Oenoki Goal 69'
Makino Goal 74' Attendance: 9,290
1993.07.03 1-15 Nagoya Grampus Eight 2-3 Gamba Osaka Suzuka Sports Garden
Goto Goal 64'
Pita Goal 71'
Müller Goal 51', 85'
Nagashima Goal 87'
Attendance: 12,167
1993.07.03 1-15 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Urawa Komaba Stadium
Matsumoto Goal 59' Attendance: 9,013
1993.07.03 1-15 Kashima Antlers 3-1 Yokohama Marinos Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kurosaki Goal 18'
Alcindo Goal 34', 77'
Jinno Goal 79' Attendance: 14,976
1993.07.07 1-16 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 (aet, GG) Yokohama Flügels Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Pavel Golden goal 112' Attendance: 8,941
1993.07.07 1-16 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-2 Kashima Antlers Urawa Komaba Stadium
Ishii Goal 9'
Kurosaki Goal 55'
Attendance: 9,325
1993.07.07 1-16 Verdy Kawasaki 5-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Kitazawa Goal 6', 13'
Nagai Goal 19'
Hanssen Goal 71'
Miura Goal 83'
Attendance: 10,225
1993.07.07 1-16 Yokohama Marinos 3-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti Goal 31'
Díaz Goal 60', 79'
Hasegawa Goal 66' Attendance: 12,199
1993.07.07 1-16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4-3 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Hiroshima Stadium
Kazama Goal 19'
Černý Goal 46'
Matsuda Goal 70'
Takagi Golden goal 91'
Matsunami Goal 23'
Müller Goal 43', 59'
Attendance: 12,731
1993.07.10 1-17 Shimizu S-Pulse 0-0 (aet, PK 6-5) Urawa Red Diamonds Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Attendance: 9,448
1993.07.10 1-17 Kashima Antlers 1-2 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kashima Soccer Stadium
Hasegawa Goal 71' Černý Goal 58'
Takagi Golden goal 99'
Attendance: 15,055
1993.07.10 1-17 Yokohama Flügels 1-0 Yokohama Marinos Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Maezono Goal 47' Attendance: 13,943
1993.07.10 1-17 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-1 JEF United Ichihara Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Littbarski Goal 89' Attendance: 26,370
1993.07.10 1-17 Gamba Osaka 2-3 Verdy Kawasaki Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima Goal 29'
Müller Goal 71'
Takeda Goal 16'
Kitazawa Goal 40'
Hashiratani Goal 85'
Attendance: 21,447
1993.07.14 1-18 JEF United Ichihara 0-1 Gamba Osaka Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Azuma Goal 22' Attendance: 9,113
1993.07.14 1-18 Kashima Antlers 1-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Soccer Stadium
Hasegawa Goal 68' Edu Goal 61'
Tajima Goal 84'
Attendance: 14,673
1993.07.14 1-18 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-2 Yokohama Flügels Urawa Komaba Stadium
Watanabe Goal 17'
Iwai Goal 30'
Attendance: 8,905
1993.07.14 1-18 Verdy Kawasaki 2-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Takeda Goal 35'
Hanssen Goal 66'
Attendance: 10,100
1993.07.14 1-18 Yokohama Marinos 1-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Koizumi Goal 14' Attendance: 12,280
1993.07.24 2-1 Gamba Osaka 0-1 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Santos Golden goal 107' Attendance: 22,677
1993.07.24 2-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Hiroshima Stadium
Kazama Goal 17', 73'
Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 36'
Kenichi Uemura Goal 40'
Attendance: 13,067
1993.07.24 2-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Yokohama Flügels Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Jorginho Goal 29' Maeda Goal 8'
Edu Goal 44'
Attendance: 38,757
1993.07.24 2-1 Yokohama Marinos 3-0 Verdy Kawasaki Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti Goal 4'
Díaz Goal 43', 72' (pen.)
Attendance: 14,248
1993.07.24 2-1 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 Shimizu S-Pulse Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Echigo Goal 76' Attendance: 9,358
1993.07.31 2-2 Kashima Antlers 1-1 (aet, PK 5-3) Nagoya Grampus Eight Kashima Soccer Stadium
Santos Goal 34' Goto Goal 24' Attendance: 14,747
1993.07.31 2-2 Yokohama Flügels 2-3 JEF United Ichihara Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Takada Goal 35'
Tomishima Goal 88'
Echigo Goal 22'
Goto Goal 23'
Littbarski Goal 61'
Attendance: 12,425
1993.07.31 2-2 Verdy Kawasaki 2-0 Gamba Osaka Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Takeda Goal 53'
Miura Goal 80'
Attendance: 27,674
1993.07.31 2-2 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-0 (aet, PK 4-2) Yokohama Marinos Urawa Komaba Stadium
Attendance: 9,375
1993.07.31 2-2 Shimizu S-Pulse 2-1 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Mukojima Goal 80'
Hasegawa Golden goal 92'
Vonderburg Goal 9' Attendance: 8,991
1993.08.04 2-3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-0 Yokohama Flügels Hiroshima Stadium
Tanaka Goal 47'
Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 58'
Černý Goal 89'
Attendance: 12,758
1993.08.04 2-3 Gamba Osaka 0-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Hashiratani Goal 3' Attendance: 20,259
1993.08.04 2-3 Yokohama Marinos 0-4 Shimizu S-Pulse Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Edu Goal 35', 85'
Sawanobori Goal 44'
Mukojima Goal 46'
Attendance: 13,146
1993.08.04 2-3 Verdy Kawasaki 2-1 Kashima Antlers Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura Goal 51'
Ramos Goal 82'
Alcindo Goal 39' Attendance: 10,150
1993.08.04 2-3 JEF United Ichihara 5-2 Nagoya Grampus Eight Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Goto Goal 20'
Pavel Goal 28' (pen.), 83'
Ordenewitz Goal 42', 75'
Asano Goal 8'
Okayama Goal 68'
Attendance: 10,551
1993.08.07 2-4 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 (aet, GG) Shimizu S-Pulse Suizenji Stadium
Tajima Golden goal 112' Attendance: 13,133
1993.08.07 2-4 Nagoya Grampus Eight 4-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Suzuka Sports Garden
Tsuruta Goal 29'
Shimamura Goal 48'
Hirano Goal 56'
Garça Goal 89'
Uehara Goal 1' Attendance: 11,858
1993.08.07 2-4 Yokohama Marinos 1-1 (aet, PK 8-7) Kashima Antlers Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Miura Goal 59' Zico Goal 30' Attendance: 14,152
1993.08.07 2-4 Verdy Kawasaki 2-1 JEF United Ichihara Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium
Miura Goal 78'
Bismarck Goal 89'
Littbarski Goal 36' Attendance: 21,745
1993.08.08 2-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-2 Gamba Osaka Hiroshima Big Arch
Nagashima Goal 49'
Kudaka Goal 75'
Attendance: 34,872
1993.08.14 2-5 Verdy Kawasaki 3-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Ramos Goal 1'
Miura Goal 41'
Takeda Goal 63'
Attendance: 10,195
1993.08.14 2-5 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-1 (aet, GG) Shimizu S-Pulse Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Tajima Golden goal 94' Attendance: 25,301
1993.08.14 2-5 Kashima Antlers 1-2 Yokohama Flügels Kashima Soccer Stadium
Manaka Goal 73' Maeda Goal 30'
Yamaguchi Goal 48'
Attendance: 14,035
1993.08.14 2-5 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-3 JEF United Ichihara Urawa Komaba Stadium
Mochizuki Goal 34'
Hashiratani Goal 47'
Ordenewitz Goal 4', 16'
Pavel Goal 84'
Attendance: 9,366
1993.08.14 2-5 Gamba Osaka 2-1 Yokohama Marinos Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Metkov Goal 2', 68' Bisconti Goal 31' Attendance: 21,509
1993.08.19 2-6 Verdy Kawasaki 3-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight Tokyo National Stadium
Miura Goal 67' (pen.)
Goal 72' (o.g.)
Nakamura Goal 89'
Ogawa Goal 5' Attendance: 54,977
1993.08.20 2-6 Kashima Antlers 0-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Soccer Stadium
Mukojima Goal 32' Attendance: 13,938
1993.08.20 2-6 Gamba Osaka 2-0 JEF United Ichihara Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Matsuyama Goal 79'
Isogai Goal 89'
Attendance: 20,438
1993.08.20 2-6 Yokohama Marinos 1-2 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Díaz Goal 40' Matsuda Goal 33'
Takagi Golden goal 102'
Attendance: 14,102
1993.08.20 2-6 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-1 Yokohama Flügels Urawa Komaba Stadium
Maeda Goal 14' Attendance: 9,267
1993.08.25 2-7 Kashima Antlers 4-3 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kashima Soccer Stadium
Zico Goal 33'
Kurosaki Goal 47', 49'
Yoshida Golden goal 115'
Takagi Goal 5', 43'
Katanosaka Goal 89'
Attendance: 13,923
1993.08.25 2-7 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Sawanobori Goal 53'
Edu Goal 67', 69'
Attendance: 8,699
1993.08.25 2-7 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Miura Goal 44' Attendance: 51,082
1993.08.25 2-7 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-2 Gamba Osaka Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Wada Goal 39'
Matsuyama Goal 77'
Attendance: 27,356
1993.08.25 2-7 JEF United Ichihara 2-2 (aet, PK 2-4) Yokohama Marinos Tochigi Green Stadium
Pavel Goal 69'
Echigo Goal 71'
Díaz Goal 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 Kashima Antlers 2-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Kashima Soccer Stadium
Yoshida Goal 38'
Santos Goal 66'
Attendance: 14,353
1993.08.28 2-8 JEF United Ichihara 1-3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Pavel Goal 18' Černý Goal 2'
Kojima Goal 50'
Takagi Goal 68'
Attendance: 10,515
1993.08.28 2-8 Yokohama Marinos 2-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Jinno Goal 13'
Bisconti Goal 47'
Attendance: 14,450
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 Goal 43', 49'
Mukojima Goal 89'
Isogai Goal 53'
Flavio Goal 61'
Attendance: 9,005
1993.09.03 2-9 Yokohama Flügels 3-2 Yokohama Marinos Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Yamaguchi Goal 3', 86'
Goal 70' (o.g.)
Díaz Goal 35', 69' Attendance: 13,257
1993.09.03 2-9 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Yonekura Goal 50' Attendance: 11,016
1993.09.03 2-9 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-6 Verdy Kawasaki Urawa Komaba Stadium
Bismarck Goal 7'
Ramos Goal 38'
Miura Goal 44'
Takeda Goal 56', 88'
Y. Kato Goal 79'
Attendance: 9,771
1993.09.03 2-9 JEF United Ichihara 1-2 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Pavel Goal 52' Hasegawa Goal 84'
Zico Golden goal 94'
Attendance: 10,467
1993.11.06 2-10 Gamba Osaka 0-4 Verdy Kawasaki Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Takeda Goal 44', 76', 79'
Kitazawa Goal 67'
Attendance: 41,054
1993.11.06 2-10 JEF United Ichihara 1-2 (aet, GG) Yokohama Flügels Tokyo National Stadium
Pavel Goal 33' Maeda Goal 80'
Edu Golden goal 117'
Attendance: 45,748
1993.11.06 2-10 Yokohama Marinos 3-2 (aet, GG) Urawa Red Diamonds Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Miura Goal 48'
Díaz Goal 73' (pen.)
Everton Golden goal 97'
F. Ikeda Goal 23'
Hirose Goal 85'
Attendance: 14,207
1993.11.06 2-10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-0 (aet, PK 4-5) Shimizu S-Pulse Bingo Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 10,199
1993.11.06 2-10 Nagoya Grampus Eight 2-1 Kashima Antlers Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Sawairi Goal 7'
Jorginho Goal 61'
Manaka Goal 77' Attendance: 11,584
1993.11.10 2-11 Kashima Antlers 3-4 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Kashima Soccer Stadium
Goal 53' (o.g.)
Alcindo Goal 73'
Hasegawa Goal 89'
Nagashima Goal 10'
Isogai Goal 59'
Matsunami Goal 89'
Minobe Golden goal 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 Goal 25' Nakanishi Goal 50' Attendance: 17,540
1993.11.10 2-11 Yokohama Flügels 1-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Nagasaki Athletic Stadium
Maezono Goal 83' Attendance: 13,205
1993.11.10 2-11 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Yokohama Marinos Tokyo National Stadium
Takeda Golden goal 91' Attendance: 55,243
1993.11.10 2-11 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Urawa Komaba Stadium
Hirose Goal 33' Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 11'
Černý Goal 23'
Attendance: 8,258
1993.11.13 2-12 Kashima Antlers 3-2 Yokohama Marinos Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo Goal 21', 69'
Zico Goal 77'
Díaz Goal 0', 19' Attendance: 14,235
1993.11.13 2-12 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-5 Nagoya Grampus Eight Urawa Komaba Stadium
Jorginho Goal 3', 62'
Elivélton Goal 28'
Garça Goal 40' (pen.), 44'
Attendance: 9,347
1993.11.13 2-12 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-1 Yokohama Flügels Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Mukojima Goal 31', 69'
Miura Goal 79'
Amarilla Goal 44' Attendance: 16,080
1993.11.13 2-12 Gamba Osaka 3-6 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima Goal 27'
Minobe Goal 33'
Isogai Goal 58'
Takagi Goal 25', 60'
Černý Goal 43'
Noh Jung-Yoon Goal 67'
Jönsson Goal 75'
Moriyama Goal 85'
Attendance: 19,290
1993.11.13 2-12 JEF United Ichihara 1-4 Verdy Kawasaki Miyagi Athletic Stadium
Littbarski Goal 23' Bismarck Goal 50', 59'
Pereira Goal 75'
Nakamura Goal 86'
Attendance: 19,524
1993.11.17 2-13 Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Edu Goal 29'
Hasegawa Goal 34'
Attendance: 16,889
1993.11.17 2-13 Yokohama Flügels 2-3 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Suizenji Stadium
Amarilla Goal 48'
Edu Goal 87' (pen.)
Zico Goal 39'
Alcindo Goal 75' (pen.)
Manaka Golden goal 114'
Attendance: 14,186
1993.11.17 2-13 JEF United Ichihara 2-3 (aet, GG) Urawa Red Diamonds Tokyo National Stadium
Nakanishi Goal 25'
Ordenewitz Goal 75' (pen.)
Fukuda Goal 69'
Rahn Goal 86' (pen.)
Mizuuchi Golden goal 107'
Attendance: 53,570
1993.11.17 2-13 Yokohama Marinos 4-0 Gamba Osaka Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Everton Goal 7'
Díaz Goal 56', 83'
Mizunuma Goal 70'
Attendance: 13,589
1993.11.17 2-13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-3 Verdy Kawasaki Hiroshima Stadium
Katanosaka Goal 61' Miura Goal 24', 29'
Takeda Goal 89'
Attendance: 13,906
1993.11.20 2-14 Shimizu S-Pulse 0-2 Kashima Antlers Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Kurosaki Goal 47', 80' Attendance: 9,231
1993.11.20 2-14 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Verdy Kawasaki Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Jorginho Goal 35' Bismarck Goal 63'
Miura Goal 85'
Attendance: 26,584
1993.11.20 2-14 JEF United Ichihara 3-4 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Ordenewitz Goal 26', 86'
Pavel Goal 45'
Isogai Goal 44'
Matsunami Goal 65', 78'Golden goal 94'
Attendance: 10,395
1993.11.20 2-14 Yokohama Flügels 2-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium
Amarilla Goal 17'
Edu Goal 73' (pen.)
Mizuuchi Goal 14' Attendance: 15,121
1993.11.21 2-14 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Oita Athletic Stadium
Shima Goal 21' Miura Goal 55'
Mizunuma Goal 67'
Attendance: 14,640
1993.11.27 2-15 Verdy Kawasaki 3-0 Yokohama Flügels Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Ramos Goal 54'
Miura Goal 74' (pen.)
Bismarck Goal 85'
Attendance: 10,299
1993.11.27 2-15 Yokohama Marinos 2-0 JEF United Ichihara Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Koizumi Goal 28'
Yamada Goal 47'
Attendance: 27,495
1993.11.27 2-15 Gamba Osaka 2-2 (aet, PK 6-5) Nagoya Grampus Eight Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium
Ishii Goal 68'
Matsuyama Goal 86'
Moriyama Goal 18'
Goto Goal 83'
Attendance: 13,069
1993.11.27 2-15 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Tokyo National Stadium
Sawanobori Goal 22'
Edu Goal 42'
Attendance: 50,348
1993.11.27 2-15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-1 Kashima Antlers Hiroshima Big Arch
Zico Goal 22' Attendance: 29,091
1993.12.01 2-16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 JEF United Ichihara Hiroshima Stadium
Shima Goal 47', 66' Attendance: 10,006
1993.12.01 2-16 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 Gamba Osaka Nagasaki Athletic Stadium
Yamaguchi Goal 54' Attendance: 14,374
1993.12.01 2-16 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Jorginho Goal 15' Díaz Goal 30'
Mizunuma Goal 56'
Attendance: 11,446
1993.12.01 2-16 Shimizu S-Pulse 0-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Takeda Goal 26' Attendance: 51,825
1993.12.01 2-16 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Urawa Komaba Stadium
Rummenigge Goal 4'
Motoyoshi Golden goal 104'
Santos Goal 43' Attendance: 9,256
1993.12.08 2-17 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 (aet, GG) Nagoya Grampus Eight Hiroshima Stadium
Černý Golden goal 106' Attendance: 9,672
1993.12.08 2-17 Gamba Osaka 0-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Iwashita Goal 28'
Hasegawa Goal 34'
Attendance: 21,207
1993.12.08 2-17 Yokohama Marinos 4-1 Yokohama Flügels Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Díaz Goal 11', 56', 79'
Everton Goal 43'
Aldro Goal 78' Attendance: 13,024
1993.12.08 2-17 Verdy Kawasaki 4-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Tokyo National Stadium
Miura Goal 17', 27', 82'
Fujiyoshi Goal 79'
Attendance: 50,310
1993.12.08 2-17 Kashima Antlers 3-0 JEF United Ichihara Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo Goal 4', 81'
Ono Goal 27'
Attendance: 13,282
1993.12.15 2-18 Kashima Antlers 1-2 Verdy Kawasaki Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo Goal 23' Ishikawa Goal 27'
Miura Goal 68'
Attendance: 15,277
1993.12.15 2-18 Nagoya Grampus Eight 6-0 JEF United Ichihara Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Moriyama Goal 22'
Mori Goal 33'
Hirano Goal 41', 58'
Jorginho Goal 52'
Elivélton Goal 83'
Attendance: 11,173
1993.12.15 2-18 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0 Yokohama Marinos Tokyo National Stadium
Oenoki Goal 55' Attendance: 48,937
1993.12.15 2-18 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0 Gamba Osaka Urawa Komaba Stadium
Mizuuchi Goal 39', 64' Attendance: 8,940
1993.12.15 2-18 Yokohama Flügels 1-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Moner Goal 89' Černý Goal 54'
Shima Goal 71'
Attendance: 12,730

Final standings

Suntory Series (1st Stage) Standings

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

NICOS Series (2nd stage) Standings

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
Source:[citation needed]

Suntory Championship '93

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

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

Overall standings

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
Source:[citation needed]

Average attendance

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

Awards

MVP

Japan Kazuyoshi Miura

Rookie of the Year

Masaaki Sawanobori

Manager of the Year

Japan Yasutaro Matsuki

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

References