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 15 May 1993, and ended on 15 December 1993. The first ever Suntory Championship took place in the following year, 9 January and 16 January 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

Geographic location of ten J.League clubs in 1993.

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 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 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1 JEF United Ichihara Hiroshima Stadium
Kazama 1'
Kojima 82'
Pavel 67' Attendance: 11,875
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
1993.05.16 1-1 Gamba Osaka 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Wada 29' Attendance: 19,580
1993.05.19 1-2 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Toninho 16' Attendance: 9,183
1993.05.19 1-2 JEF United Ichihara 2-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Littbarski 66'
Sasaki 72'
Kitazawa 68' Attendance: 46,959
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 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-3 Nagoya Grampus Eight Urawa Komaba Stadium
Moriyama 34', 48'
Goto 85'
Attendance: 9,259
1993.05.19 1-2 Yokohama Marinos 1-0 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti gold-colored soccer ball 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 Yokohama Flügels 3-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Takada 27'
Maeda 44', 59'
Mizuuchi 72' Attendance: 7,469
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 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Tokyo National Stadium
Franta 42' Attendance: 45,033
1993.05.26 1-4 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura gold-colored soccer ball 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 39' Edu 67' Attendance: 16,707
1993.05.26 1-4 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Yokohama Flügels Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Lineker 89' Maeda 47'
Edu 60' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,544
1993.05.26 1-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 Yokohama Marinos Hiroshima Stadium
Takagi 57' Attendance: 12,858
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 Yokohama Flügels 1-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium
Angelo 11' Černý 51'
Kazama 80'
Attendance: 15,141
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 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 49' Hashiratani 6' Attendance: 9,690
1993.06.02 1-6 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-1 Yokohama Marinos Urawa Komaba Stadium
Noda 77' Attendance: 9,088
1993.06.02 1-6 Kashima Antlers 2-1 (aet, GG) JEF United Ichihara Kashima Soccer Stadium
Alcindo 24'
Carlos gold-colored soccer ball 91'
Makino 87' Attendance: 15,194
1993.06.02 1-6 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 Gamba Osaka Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Nagashima 36' Attendance: 9,725
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 gold-colored soccer ball 116'
Attendance: 9,427
1993.06.05 1-7 Yokohama Marinos 0-2 Kashima Antlers Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Santos 14'
Alcindo 56'
Attendance: 28,595
1993.06.05 1-7 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Hiroshima Stadium
Moriyama 71' Attendance: 14,605
1993.06.05 1-7 Gamba Osaka 3-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Nagashima 15', 37', 84' Jorginho 9' Attendance: 38,304
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 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Sawanobori 53' Yamada 35', 41' Attendance: 9,464
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 Yokohama Flügels 1-0 JEF United Ichihara Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Aldro 89' Attendance: 13,633
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 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Urawa Komaba Stadium
Fukuda 61' (pen.)
Mizuuchi 66'
Aoshima 34' Attendance: 9,590
1993.06.12 1-9 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-1 Kashima Antlers Ehime Athletic Stadium
Kurosaki 36' Attendance: 25,131
1993.06.12 1-9 JEF United Ichihara 3-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium
Ejiri 32'
Pavel 46'
Niimura 57'
Goto 45' Attendance: 20,947
1993.06.12 1-9 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Gamba Osaka Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura gold-colored soccer ball 92' Attendance: 10,058
1993.06.16 1-10 Gamba Osaka 2-1 (aet, GG) Yokohama Marinos Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Kusaki 89'gold-colored soccer ball 109' Hirakawa 41' Attendance: 19,247
1993.06.16 1-10 Verdy Kawasaki 2-1 JEF United Ichihara Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Hanssen 86'
Takeda 89'
Niimura 13' Attendance: 10,054
1993.06.16 1-10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-3 Shimizu S-Pulse Hiroshima Stadium
Aoshima 7'
Oenoki 41'
Hasegawa 47'
Attendance: 10,054
1993.06.16 1-10 Yokohama Flügels 2-0 Kashima Antlers Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Watanabe 9'
Aldro 71'
Attendance: 14,886
1993.06.16 1-10 Nagoya Grampus Eight 3-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Jorginho 25'
Egawa 49'
Sawairi 61'
Motoyoshi 62' Attendance: 12,227
1993.06.19 1-11 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0 Yokohama Flügels Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Sawanobori 21' Attendance: 8,726
1993.06.19 1-11 Yokohama Marinos 2-0 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Hirakawa 42'
Díaz 61'
Attendance: 53,376
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 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Littbarski 4' Attendance: 9,042
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 gold-colored soccer ball 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 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Miura 83' Attendance: 10,078
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 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 (aet, GG) Yokohama Flügels Hiroshima Stadium
Katanosaka 24' Watanabe 3'
Sorimachi gold-colored soccer ball 94'
Attendance: 13,680
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
1993.06.26 1-13 Nagoya Grampus Eight 3-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Tsuruta 63'
Sawairi 85'
Goto 89'
Hasegawa 15' Attendance: 29,102
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 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Hiroshima Stadium
Moriyasu 39'
Takagi 62'
Attendance: 9,709
1993.06.30 1-14 Gamba Osaka 2-1 Yokohama Flügels Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Nagashima 14'
Müller 31'
Angelo 89' Attendance: 16,506
1993.06.30 1-14 JEF United Ichihara 0-2 Kashima Antlers Tochigi Green Stadium
Kurosaki 29'
Ishii 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 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 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Urawa Komaba Stadium
Matsumoto 59' Attendance: 9,013
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 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 (aet, GG) Yokohama Flügels Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Pavel gold-colored soccer ball 112' Attendance: 8,941
1993.07.07 1-16 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-2 Kashima Antlers Urawa Komaba Stadium
Ishii 9'
Kurosaki 55'
Attendance: 9,325
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 gold-colored soccer ball 91'
Matsunami 23'
Müller 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 71' Černý 58'
Takagi gold-colored soccer ball 99'
Attendance: 15,055
1993.07.10 1-17 Yokohama Flügels 1-0 Yokohama Marinos Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Maezono 47' Attendance: 13,943
1993.07.10 1-17 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-1 JEF United Ichihara Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Littbarski 89' Attendance: 26,370
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 JEF United Ichihara 0-1 Gamba Osaka Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Azuma 22' Attendance: 9,113
1993.07.14 1-18 Kashima Antlers 1-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Soccer Stadium
Hasegawa 68' Edu 61'
Tajima 84'
Attendance: 14,673
1993.07.14 1-18 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-2 Yokohama Flügels Urawa Komaba Stadium
Watanabe 17'
Iwai 30'
Attendance: 8,905
1993.07.14 1-18 Verdy Kawasaki 2-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Takeda 35'
Hanssen 66'
Attendance: 10,100
1993.07.14 1-18 Yokohama Marinos 1-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Koizumi 14' Attendance: 12,280
1993.07.24 2-1 Gamba Osaka 0-1 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Santos gold-colored soccer ball 107' Attendance: 22,677
1993.07.24 2-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Hiroshima Stadium
Kazama 17', 73'
Noh Jung-Yoon 36'
Kenichi Uemura 40'
Attendance: 13,067
1993.07.24 2-1 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Yokohama Flügels Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Jorginho 29' Maeda 8'
Edu 44'
Attendance: 38,757
1993.07.24 2-1 Yokohama Marinos 3-0 Verdy Kawasaki Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Bisconti 4'
Díaz 43', 72' (pen.)
Attendance: 14,248
1993.07.24 2-1 JEF United Ichihara 1-0 Shimizu S-Pulse Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Echigo 76' Attendance: 9,358
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 Yokohama Flügels 2-3 JEF United Ichihara Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Takada 35'
Tomishima 88'
Echigo 22'
Goto 23'
Littbarski 61'
Attendance: 12,425
1993.07.31 2-2 Verdy Kawasaki 2-0 Gamba Osaka Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Takeda 53'
Miura 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 80'
Hasegawa gold-colored soccer ball 92'
Vonderburg 9' Attendance: 8,991
1993.08.04 2-3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-0 Yokohama Flügels Hiroshima Stadium
Tanaka 47'
Noh Jung-Yoon 58'
Černý 89'
Attendance: 12,758
1993.08.04 2-3 Gamba Osaka 0-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Hashiratani 3' Attendance: 20,259
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 gold-colored soccer ball 112' Attendance: 13,133
1993.08.07 2-4 Nagoya Grampus Eight 4-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Suzuka Sports Garden
Tsuruta 29'
Shimamura 48'
Hirano 56'
Garça 89'
Uehara 1' Attendance: 11,858
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
1993.08.07 2-4 Verdy Kawasaki 2-1 JEF United Ichihara Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium
Miura 78'
Bismarck 89'
Littbarski 36' Attendance: 21,745
1993.08.08 2-4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-2 Gamba Osaka Hiroshima Big Arch
Nagashima 49'
Kudaka 75'
Attendance: 34,872
1993.08.14 2-5 Verdy Kawasaki 3-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Ramos 1'
Miura 41'
Takeda 63'
Attendance: 10,195
1993.08.14 2-5 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-1 (aet, GG) Shimizu S-Pulse Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Tajima gold-colored soccer ball 94' Attendance: 25,301
1993.08.14 2-5 Kashima Antlers 1-2 Yokohama Flügels Kashima Soccer Stadium
Manaka 73' Maeda 30'
Yamaguchi 48'
Attendance: 14,035
1993.08.14 2-5 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-3 JEF United Ichihara Urawa Komaba Stadium
Mochizuki 34'
Hashiratani 47'
Ordenewitz 4', 16'
Pavel 84'
Attendance: 9,366
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 Kashima Antlers 0-1 Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Soccer Stadium
Mukojima 32' Attendance: 13,938
1993.08.20 2-6 Gamba Osaka 2-0 JEF United Ichihara Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Matsuyama 79'
Isogai 89'
Attendance: 20,438
1993.08.20 2-6 Yokohama Marinos 1-2 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Díaz 40' Matsuda 33'
Takagi gold-colored soccer ball 102'
Attendance: 14,102
1993.08.20 2-6 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-1 Yokohama Flügels Urawa Komaba Stadium
Maeda 14' Attendance: 9,267
1993.08.25 2-7 Kashima Antlers 4-3 (aet, GG) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kashima Soccer Stadium
Zico 33'
Kurosaki 47', 49'
Yoshida gold-colored soccer ball 115'
Takagi 5', 43'
Katanosaka 89'
Attendance: 13,923
1993.08.25 2-7 Shimizu S-Pulse 3-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Sawanobori 53'
Edu 67', 69'
Attendance: 8,699
1993.08.25 2-7 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Miura 44' Attendance: 51,082
1993.08.25 2-7 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0-2 Gamba Osaka Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Wada 39'
Matsuyama 77'
Attendance: 27,356
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 Kashima Antlers 2-0 Urawa Red Diamonds Kashima Soccer Stadium
Yoshida 38'
Santos 66'
Attendance: 14,353
1993.08.28 2-8 JEF United Ichihara 1-3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Pavel 18' Černý 2'
Kojima 50'
Takagi 68'
Attendance: 10,515
1993.08.28 2-8 Yokohama Marinos 2-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Jinno 13'
Bisconti 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 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 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Yonekura 50' Attendance: 11,016
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 gold-colored soccer ball 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 gold-colored soccer ball 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 gold-colored soccer ball 97'
F. Ikeda 23'
Hirose 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 7'
Jorginho 61'
Manaka 77' Attendance: 11,584
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 gold-colored soccer ball 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 Yokohama Flügels 1-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Nagasaki Athletic Stadium
Maezono 83' Attendance: 13,205
1993.11.10 2-11 Verdy Kawasaki 1-0 (aet, GG) Yokohama Marinos Tokyo National Stadium
Takeda gold-colored soccer ball 91' Attendance: 55,243
1993.11.10 2-11 Urawa Red Diamonds 1-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Urawa Komaba Stadium
Hirose 33' Noh Jung-Yoon 11'
Černý 23'
Attendance: 8,258
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 Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 Nagoya Grampus Eight Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
Edu 29'
Hasegawa 34'
Attendance: 16,889
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 gold-colored soccer ball 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 gold-colored soccer ball 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 Shimizu S-Pulse 0-2 Kashima Antlers Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Kurosaki 47', 80' Attendance: 9,231
1993.11.20 2-14 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Verdy Kawasaki Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Jorginho 35' Bismarck 63'
Miura 85'
Attendance: 26,584
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'gold-colored soccer ball 94'
Attendance: 10,395
1993.11.20 2-14 Yokohama Flügels 2-1 Urawa Red Diamonds Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium
Amarilla 17'
Edu 73' (pen.)
Mizuuchi 14' Attendance: 15,121
1993.11.21 2-14 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Oita Athletic Stadium
Shima 21' Miura 55'
Mizunuma 67'
Attendance: 14,640
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 Yokohama Marinos 2-0 JEF United Ichihara Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Koizumi 28'
Yamada 47'
Attendance: 27,495
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
1993.11.27 2-15 Urawa Red Diamonds 0-2 Shimizu S-Pulse Tokyo National Stadium
Sawanobori 22'
Edu 42'
Attendance: 50,348
1993.11.27 2-15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-1 Kashima Antlers Hiroshima Big Arch
Zico 22' Attendance: 29,091
1993.12.01 2-16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 JEF United Ichihara Hiroshima Stadium
Shima 47', 66' Attendance: 10,006
1993.12.01 2-16 Yokohama Flügels 0-1 Gamba Osaka Nagasaki Athletic Stadium
Yamaguchi 54' Attendance: 14,374
1993.12.01 2-16 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1-2 Yokohama Marinos Mizuho Rugby Stadium
Jorginho 15' Díaz 30'
Mizunuma 56'
Attendance: 11,446
1993.12.01 2-16 Shimizu S-Pulse 0-1 Verdy Kawasaki Tokyo National Stadium
Takeda 26' Attendance: 51,825
1993.12.01 2-16 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 (aet, GG) Kashima Antlers Urawa Komaba Stadium
Rummenigge 4'
Motoyoshi gold-colored soccer ball 104'
Santos 43' Attendance: 9,256
1993.12.08 2-17 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 (aet, GG) Nagoya Grampus Eight Hiroshima Stadium
Černý gold-colored soccer ball 106' Attendance: 9,672
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 Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0 Yokohama Marinos Tokyo National Stadium
Oenoki 55' Attendance: 48,937
1993.12.15 2-18 Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0 Gamba Osaka Urawa Komaba Stadium
Mizuuchi 39', 64' Attendance: 8,940
1993.12.15 2-18 Yokohama Flügels 1-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Yokohama Mitsuzawa Stadium
Moner 89' Černý 54'
Shima 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 60'
Bismark 89'
Tokyo National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 53,553
Referee: Kenji Tanaka

Verdy Kawasaki1 – 1Kashima Antlers
Kazu 82' Alcindo 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 Team
GK Japan Shigetatsu Matsunaga Yokohama Marinos
DF Japan Shunzo Ono Kashima Antlers
DF Japan Tetsuji Hashiratani Verdy Kawasaki
DF Brazil Pereira Verdy Kawasaki
DF Japan Masami Ihara Yokohama Marinos
DF Japan Takumi Horiike Shimizu S-Pulse
MF Brazil Santos Kashima Antlers
MF Japan Yasuto Honda Kashima Antlers
MF Japan Ruy Ramos Verdy Kawasaki
FW Japan Kazuyoshi Miura Verdy Kawasaki
FW Argentina Ramón Díaz Yokohama Marinos

References