1997 J.League

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J.League
Season1997
Champions Júbilo Iwata
1st J. League title
Asian Club Championship Júbilo Iwata
Matches played272
Goals scored898 (3.3 per match)
Top goalscorer Patrick Mboma (25 goals)
Highest attendance38,707 - Reds vs. Sanfrecce (April 19)
Lowest attendance2,245 - JEF Utd. vs. Sanfrecce (May 7)
Average attendance10,131
1996
1998

The 1997 season was the fifth season of the J-League. The league began in March and ended in November. For this year, the division was contested by 17 teams. Kashima Antlers won the 1st stage and Júbilo Iwata won the 2nd stage. Júbilo won the J.League title after winning both matches in the Suntory Championship.

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First stage

PosTeamPldWOTWPKWOTLPKLLGFGAGDPts
1 Flag of Ibaraki.svg Kashima Antlers 1612010033215+1737
2 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Yokohama Flügels 1611100043516+1935
3 Flag of Chiba.svg Kashiwa Reysol 1610101133418+1632
4 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Bellmare Hiratsuka 168200062520+528
5 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Yokohama Marinos 167310053131028
6 Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture.svg Júbilo Iwata 168103043221+1126
7 Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture.svg Shimizu S-Pulse 167202052524+125
8 Flag of Osaka.svg Gamba Osaka 168000082823+524
9 Flag of Saitama.svg Urawa Red Diamonds 166110082524+121
10 Flag of Hiroshima Prefecture.svg Sanfrecce Hiroshima 166112062223121
11 Flag of Osaka.svg Cerezo Osaka 166012162126519
12 Flag of Aichi Prefecture.svg Nagoya Grampus Eight 166001091824618
13 Flag of Kyoto Prefecture.svg Kyoto Purple Sanga 1660011819321318
14 Flag of Hyogo.svg Vissel Kobe 1651020824341017
15 Flag of Chiba.svg JEF United Ichihara 16320001121341313
16 Flag of Tokyo Prefecture.svg Verdy Kawasaki 1622012916271110
17 Flag of Fukuoka Prefecture.svg Avispa Fukuoka 1630020111127169
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Second stage

PosTeamPldWOTWPKWOTLPKLLGFGAGDPts
1 Júbilo Iwata 1612200024014+2640
2 Gamba Osaka 1610201033823+1534
3 Yokohama Marinos 168400044228+1432
4 Kashima Antlers 169201044623+2331
5 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1610000062324130
6 Shimizu S-Pulse 169103032716+1129
7 Urawa Red Diamonds 168102052621+526
8 Cerezo Osaka 167113043230+224
9 Bellmare Hiratsuka 166111163032221
10 Kashiwa Reysol 166100182931220
11 Yokohama Flügels 165112072327418
12 Verdy Kawasaki 16420001022381616
13 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 165002092127615
14 JEF United Ichihara 1633031622321015
15 Avispa Fukuoka 1630130918311310
16 Kyoto Purple Sanga 1630021102138179
17 Vissel Kobe 1612000131944257
Source: [ citation needed ]
Key

Suntory Championship

Júbilo Iwata3 – 2Kashima Antlers
Nakayama Soccerball shade.svg 1', Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Shimizu Soccerball shade gold.svg 119'
Bismarck Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Mazinho Oliveira Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Yamaha Stadium, Iwata
Attendance: 17,269
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Kashima Antlers0 – 1Júbilo Iwata
Nakayama Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 15,276
Referee: Leslie Mottram

Golden Boots Ranking

RankScorerClubGoals
1 Flag of Cameroon.svg Patrick Mboma Gamba Osaka 25
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Edílson Kashiwa Reysol 23
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Mazinho Oliveira Kashima Antlers 22
Flag of Japan.svg Akihiro Nagashima Vissel Kobe 22
5 Flag of Japan.svg Masahiro Fukuda Urawa Red Diamonds 21
Flag of Spain.svg Julio Salinas Yokohama Marinos 21
7 Flag of Brazil.svg Válber da Silva Costa Yokohama Flügels 20
8 Flag of Japan.svg Wagner Lopes Bellmare Hiratsuka 18
Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Nakayama Júbilo Iwata 18
10 Flag of Brazil.svg Paulo Jamelli Kashiwa Reysol 14

Awards

Individual Awards

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Most Valuable Player Flag of Brazil.svg Dunga Júbilo Iwata
Rookie of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Atsushi Yanagisawa Kashima Antlers
Manager of the Year Flag of Brazil.svg João Carlos Kashima Antlers
Top Scorer Flag of Cameroon.svg Patrick Mboma Gamba Osaka 25 goals.

Best Eleven

PosFootballerClubNationality
GK Tomoaki Ogami Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Naoki Soma Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Masami Ihara Yokohama Marinos Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Yutaka Akita Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Bismarck Kashima Antlers Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
MF Hidetoshi Nakata Bellmare Hiratsuka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Motohiro Yamaguchi Yokohama Flügels Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Hiroshi Nanami Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Dunga Júbilo Iwata Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
FW Masashi Nakayama Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Patrick Mboma Gamba Osaka Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon

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