1999 J.League Division 1

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J.League Division 1
Champions Júbilo Iwata
2nd J. League title
3rd Japanese title
Relegated Urawa Red Diamonds
Shonan Bellmare
Top goalscorer Hwang Sun-hong – 24 goals

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.

Yokohama Flügels association football club

Yokohama Flügels was a Japanese football club that played in the J.League between 1993 and 1998. In 1999 the club was officially merged with local rivals Yokohama Marinos and the two teams became known together as Yokohama F. Marinos. However, many Flügels fans refused to support the new Marinos and created their own club, Yokohama FC, as they felt that the Flügels had been dissolved rather than merged with.

Statistics of J.League Division 2 in the 1999 season.

Shizuoka Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Shizuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.



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


First stage

1 Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture.svg Júbilo Iwata 1510/202/1291534
2 Flag of Tokyo Prefecture.svg Verdy Kawasaki 159/213/0201532
3 Flag of Shizuoka Prefecture.svg Shimizu S-Pulse 159/114/0282330
4 Flag of Chiba.svg Kashiwa Reysol 159/104/1261829
5 Flag of Osaka.svg Cerezo Osaka 159/105/0252129
6 Flag of Hiroshima Prefecture.svg Sanfrecce Hiroshima 159/006/0301827
7 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Yokohama F. Marinos 156/215/1312023
8 Flag of Aichi Prefecture.svg Nagoya Grampus Eight 156/114/3302321
9 Flag of Ibaraki.svg Kashima Antlers (C)155/116/2231918
10 Flag of Osaka.svg Gamba Osaka 155/108/1212517
11 Flag of Fukuoka Prefecture.svg Avispa Fukuoka 154/208/1233016
12 Flag of Hyogo.svg Vissel Kobe 154/117/2202415
13 Flag of Saitama.svg Urawa Red Diamonds 153/046/2213313
14 Flag of Kyoto Prefecture.svg Kyoto Purple Sanga 154/009/2182812
15 Flag of Chiba.svg JEF United Ichihara 152/228/1193412
16 Flag of Kanagawa.svg Bellmare Hiratsuka 153/0012/015339
Qualification to the Suntory Championship 1999
(C)Champion from 1998 J.League Division 1

Second stage

1 Shimizu S-Pulse 1511/102/1281335
2 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1510/113/0322333
3 Yokohama F. Marinos 158/223/0301530
4 Kashiwa Reysol 158/214/0231829
5 Cerezo Osaka 156/305/1392424
6 Kashima Antlers (C)156/205/2301822
7 Vissel Kobe 155/235/0182122
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 156/115/2242521
9 Kyoto Purple Sanga 155/206/2203019
10 Verdy Kawasaki 154/216/2232817
11 JEF United Ichihara 154/206/3222216
12 Júbilo Iwata 154/117/2232715
13 Gamba Osaka 154/118/1152115
14 Urawa Red Diamonds 154/114/5182515
15 Avispa Fukuoka 153/1110/0182912
16 Bellmare Hiratsuka 151/0110/315394
Qualification to the Suntory Championship 1999
(C)Champion from 1998 J.League Division 1

Suntory Championship

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

Shimizu S-Pulse2–1 (a. e. t.)Júbilo Iwata
Sawanobori Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Fabinho Soccerball shade.svg 99' (GG)
Official Report Soccerball shade.svg 34' Hattori
Sawanobori Soccerball shad check.svg
Santos Soccerball shade cross.svg
Ito Soccerball shad check.svg
Fabinho Soccerball shade cross.svg
2–4Soccerball shad check.svg Hattori
Soccerball shad check.svg Fujita
Soccerball shad check.svg Takahara
Soccerball shad check.svg Suzuki
Nihondaira Sports Stadium, Shizuoka
Attendance: 20,309
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Overall table

1 or 2 Shimizu S-Pulse 3020/21756362065
1 or 2 Júbilo Iwata 3014/311252421049
3 Kashiwa Reysol 3017/31949361358
4 Nagoya Grampus Eight 3016/221062441854
5 Yokohama F. Marinos 3014/43961352653
6 Cerezo Osaka 3015/401164451953
7 Verdy Kawasaki 3013/42114343049
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3015/111354431148
9 Kashima Antlers (C)3011/311553371640
10 Vissel Kobe 309/34143845-737
11 Gamba Osaka 309/21183646-1032
12 Kyoto Purple Sanga 309/20193858-2031
13 JEF United Ichihara 306/42184156-1528
14 Avispa Fukuoka 307/31194159-1828
15 Urawa Red Diamonds 307/15173958-1928
16 Bellmare Hiratsuka 304/01253072-4213
Source: J.League Data Site
Champion and qualified to the Asian Club Championship 2000–01 Second Round
Relegated to the 2000 J.League Division 2
Cup-Winner 1999 Emperor's Cup and qualified to the Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2000–01 Second Round
(C)Champion from 1998 J.League Division 1


Most Valuable Player: Flag of Brazil.svg Alex (Shimizu S-Pulse)

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