1998 J.League

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J.League
Season1998
Champions Kashima Antlers
2nd J. League title
Relegated Consadole Sapporo
Asian Club Championship Kashima Antlers
Júbilo Iwata
Matches played306
Goals scored1,074 (3.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Masashi Nakayama (36 goals)
Highest attendance53,598 - Flügels vs. Marinos (September 15)
Lowest attendance2,091 - Vissel vs. JEF Utd. (October 14)
Average attendance11,982
1997
1999

The 1998 season was the sixth season of the J-League. The league began in March and ended in November. For this year, the division was contested by 18 teams. Júbilo Iwata won the 1st stage and Kashima Antlers won the 2nd stage. Kashima Antlers won the J.League title after winning both matches in the Suntory Championship.

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First stage

PosTeamPldWOTWPKWOTLPKLLGFGAGDPts
1 Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture.svg Júbilo Iwata 1713000045218+3439
2 Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture.svg Shimizu S-Pulse 1713000043214+1839
3 Flag of Aichi Prefecture.svg Nagoya Grampus Eight 179300143721+1633
4 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Yokohama Marinos 1710101053921+1832
5 Flag of Ibaraki.svg Kashima Antlers 1710100064128+1332
6 Flag of Tokyo Prefecture.svg Verdy Kawasaki 1710001153425+930
7 Flag of Saitama.svg Urawa Red Diamonds 178121053023+728
8 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Yokohama Flügels 177210073332+126
9 Flag of Osaka.svg Cerezo Osaka 1771010836471123
10 Flag of Chiba.svg Kashiwa Reysol 176121073235322
11 Flag of Chiba.svg JEF United Ichihara 177002083131021
12 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Bellmare Hiratsuka 175211082734720
13 Flag of Hiroshima Prefecture.svg Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1752021722331119
14 Flag of Osaka.svg Gamba Osaka 174211092729217
15 Flag of Kyoto Prefecture.svg Kyoto Purple Sanga 1742030820331316
16 Flag of Hokkaido Prefecture.svg Consadole Sapporo 1731023828441611
17 Flag of Hyogo.svg Vissel Kobe 1730010132048289
18 Flag of Fukuoka Prefecture.svg Avispa Fukuoka 1720122102247257
Source: [ citation needed ]

Second stage

PosTeamPldWOTWPKWOTLPKLLGFGAGDPts
1 Kashima Antlers 1712300023815+2342
2 Júbilo Iwata 1713001035521+3439
3 Urawa Red Diamonds 1711002043217+1533
4 Yokohama Marinos 1710103034027+1332
5 Shimizu S-Pulse 178310143921+1831
6 Nagoya Grampus Eight 179111053426+830
7 Yokohama Flügels 178010083732+525
8 Kashiwa Reysol 178011162426225
9 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 177111162319+424
10 Consadole Sapporo 178001172930124
11 Kyoto Purple Sanga 176210082730323
12 Bellmare Hiratsuka 177010092632622
13 Cerezo Osaka 1770001920321221
14 Vissel Kobe 17501101025411616
15 Avispa Fukuoka 17410001211382714
16 Gamba Osaka 17320011120321213
17 Verdy Kawasaki 1730011121328159
18 JEF United Ichihara 1710121121844264
Source: [ citation needed ]

Playoffs

Suntory Championship

Júbilo Iwata1 – 2Kashima Antlers
Nakayama Soccerball shade.svg 7' Hasegawa Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Muroi Soccerball shade gold.svg 110'
Tokyo National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 40,263
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Kashima Antlers2 – 1Júbilo Iwata
Akita Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Bismarck Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Fujita Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 16,991
Referee: Leslie Mottram

Relegation playoffs

On the aggregate table, JEF United Ichihara, Avispa Fukuoka, and Vissel Kobe had earned within the 15th-18th places in the tables for both 1997 and 1998, while Consadole Sapporo had achieved within the same span on its sole season on the J.League. (Gamba Osaka, who had finished between Sapporo and Kobe, was reprieved because of the collapse and resignation of Yokohama Flügels.) These clubs thus were entered in an elimination promotion/relegation tournament along with Japan Football League runners-up Kawasaki Frontale, who unlike champions Tokyo Gas had a base more qualifiable for the J.League.

First round

Kawasaki forms J.League Division 2 the next season. Fukuoka advances to the next round.

Second round

The winners of this round stay in J.League Division 1 and the losers play a final elimination series to determine the club relegated to Division 2.



Final round


Fukuoka stays in J.League Division 1. Consadole is relegated to new J.League Division 2.

Awards

Individual Awards

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Most Valuable Player Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Nakayama Júbilo Iwata
Rookie of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Shinji Ono Urawa Red Diamonds
Manager of the Year Flag of Argentina.svg Osvaldo Ardiles Shimizu S-Pulse
Top Scorer Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Nakayama Júbilo Iwata 36 goals.

Best Eleven

PosFootballerClubNationality
GK Seigo Narazaki Yokohama Flügels Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Naoki Soma Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Makoto Tanaka Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Yutaka Akita Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Shinji Ono Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Daisuke Oku Júbilo Iwata Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Toshiya Fujita Júbilo IwataFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Hiroshi Nanami Júbilo IwataFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Dunga Júbilo IwataFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
FW Masashi Nakayama Júbilo IwataFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Atsushi Yanagisawa Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

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