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J.League Division 1
Season1999
ChampionsJúbilo Iwata
2nd J. League title
3rd Japanese title
RelegatedUrawa Red Diamonds
Shonan Bellmare
Asian Club ChampionshipJúbilo Iwata
Matches played240
Goals scored757 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorerHwang Sun-hong (24 goals)
Highest attendance51,575 - Antlers vs. Júbilo (May 5)
Lowest attendance2,411 - Vissel vs. Avispa (April 17)
Average attendance11,658
1998
2000

The 1999 season was the seventh season of the J-League Division 1. The league began in March and ended in November. For this year, the division was contested by 16 teams following the folding of Yokohama Flügels and the relegation of Consadole Sapporo to the newly formed Division 2. In a year dominated by Shizuoka Prefecture, Júbilo Iwata won the 1st stage with neighbours Shimizu S-Pulse winning the 2nd stage. Iwata won the J.League Division 1 title for the after triumphing on penalty kicks in the Suntory Championship.

Clubs

Following sixteen clubs participated in J.League Division 1 during 1999 season.

Overview

First stage

Pos Team Pld W OTW D OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Shizuoka Prefecture Júbilo Iwata 15 10 2 0 1 2 29 15 +14 34 Qualification to the Suntory Championship 1999
2 Tokyo Verdy Kawasaki 15 9 2 1 0 3 20 15 +5 32
3 Shizuoka Prefecture Shimizu S-Pulse 15 9 1 1 0 4 28 23 +5 30
4 Chiba Prefecture Kashiwa Reysol 15 9 1 0 1 4 26 18 +8 29
5 Osaka Prefecture Cerezo Osaka 15 9 1 0 0 5 25 21 +4 29
6 Hiroshima Prefecture Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 9 0 0 0 6 30 18 +12 27
7 Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama F. Marinos 15 6 2 1 1 5 31 20 +11 23
8 Aichi Prefecture Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 6 1 1 3 4 30 23 +7 21
9 Ibaraki Prefecture Kashima Antlers[a] 15 5 1 1 2 6 23 19 +4 18
10 Osaka Prefecture Gamba Osaka 15 5 1 0 1 8 21 25 −4 17
11 Fukuoka Prefecture Avispa Fukuoka 15 4 2 0 1 8 23 30 −7 16
12 Hyōgo Prefecture Vissel Kobe 15 4 1 1 2 7 20 24 −4 15
13 Saitama Prefecture Urawa Red Diamonds 15 3 0 4 2 6 21 33 −12 13
14 Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Purple Sanga 15 4 0 0 2 9 18 28 −10 12
15 Chiba Prefecture JEF United Ichihara 15 2 2 2 1 8 19 34 −15 12
16 Kanagawa Prefecture Bellmare Hiratsuka 15 3 0 0 0 12 15 33 −18 9
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Champion from 1998 J.League

Second stage

Pos Team Pld W OTW D OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Shimizu S-Pulse 15 11 1 0 1 2 28 13 +15 35 Qualification to the Suntory Championship 1999
2 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 10 1 1 0 3 32 23 +9 33
3 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 8 2 2 0 3 30 15 +15 30
4 Kashiwa Reysol 15 8 2 1 0 4 23 18 +5 29
5 Cerezo Osaka 15 6 3 0 1 5 39 24 +15 24
6 Kashima Antlers[a] 15 6 2 0 2 5 30 18 +12 22
7 Vissel Kobe 15 5 2 3 0 5 18 21 −3 22
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 6 1 1 2 5 24 25 −1 21
9 Kyoto Purple Sanga 15 5 2 0 2 6 20 30 −10 19
10 Verdy Kawasaki 15 4 2 1 2 6 23 28 −5 17
11 JEF United Ichihara 15 4 2 0 3 6 22 22 0 16
12 Júbilo Iwata 15 4 1 1 2 7 23 27 −4 15
13 Gamba Osaka 15 4 1 1 1 8 15 21 −6 15
14 Urawa Red Diamonds 15 4 1 1 5 4 18 25 −7 15
15 Avispa Fukuoka 15 3 1 1 0 10 18 29 −11 12
16 Bellmare Hiratsuka 15 1 0 1 3 10 15 39 −24 4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Champion from 1998 J.League

Suntory Championship

Júbilo Iwata2–1 (a.e.t.)Shimizu S-Pulse
Nakayama 30', gold-colored soccer ball 98' Official Report 34' Sawanobori
Yamaha Stadium, Iwata
Attendance: 17,337
Referee: Leslie Mottram

Shimizu S-Pulse2–1 (a.e.t.)Júbilo Iwata
Sawanobori 37'
Fabinho gold-colored soccer ball 99'
Official Report 34' Hattori
Penalties
Sawanobori soccer ball with check mark
Santos
soccer ball with red X

Ito soccer ball with check mark
Fabinho
soccer ball with red X
2–4 soccer ball with check mark Hattori
soccer ball with check mark Fujita
soccer ball with check mark Takahara
soccer ball with check mark Suzuki

Overall table

Pos Team Pld W OTW D OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1/2 Shimizu S-Pulse 30 20 2 1 1 6 56 36 +20 65
1/2 Júbilo Iwata 30 14 3 1 3 9 52 42 +10 49 Champion and qualified to the Asian Club Championship 2000–01 Second Round
3 Kashiwa Reysol 30 17 3 1 1 8 49 36 +13 58
4 Nagoya Grampus Eight 30 16 2 2 3 7 62 46 +16 54 Cup-Winner 1999 Emperor's Cup and qualified to the Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2000–01 Second Round
5 Yokohama F. Marinos 30 14 4 3 1 8 61 35 +26 53
6 Cerezo Osaka 30 15 4 0 1 10 64 45 +19 53
7 Verdy Kawasaki 30 13 4 2 2 9 43 43 0 49
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 30 15 1 1 2 11 54 43 +11 48
9 Kashima Antlers[a] 30 11 3 1 4 11 53 37 +16 40
10 Vissel Kobe 30 9 3 4 2 12 38 45 −7 37
11 Gamba Osaka 30 9 2 1 2 16 36 46 −10 32
12 Kyoto Purple Sanga 30 9 2 0 4 15 38 58 −20 31
13 JEF United Ichihara 30 6 4 2 4 14 41 56 −15 28
14 Avispa Fukuoka 30 7 3 1 1 18 41 59 −18 28
15 Urawa Red Diamonds 30 7 1 5 7 10 39 58 −19 28 Relegated to the 2000 J.League Division 2
16 Bellmare Hiratsuka 30 4 0 1 3 22 30 72 −42 13
Source: J.League data site
Notes:
  1. ^ Champion from 1998 J.League

Awards

Most Valuable Player: Brazil Alex (Shimizu S-Pulse)

References