1997 J.League

Statistics of J. League in the 1997 season.


17 teams contested the season, and Jubilo Iwata won the championship.

First stage

1Ibaraki Prefecture Kashima Antlers1613(0/1)332151737
2Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama Flugels1612(1/0)435161935
3Chiba Prefecture Kashiwa Reysol1611(1/0)5(1/1)34181632
4Kanagawa Prefecture Bellmare Hiratsuka1610(2/0)62520528
5Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama Marinos1611(3/1)53131028
6Shizuoka Prefecture Jubilo Iwata169(1/0)6(3/0)32211126
7Shizuoka Prefecture Shimizu S-Pulse169(2/0)7(2/0)2524125
8Osaka Prefecture Gamba Osaka16882823524
9Saitama Prefecture Urawa Red Diamonds168(1/1)82524121
10Hiroshima Prefecture Sanfrecce Hiroshima168(1/1)8(2/0)2223-121
11Osaka Prefecture Cerezo Osaka167(0/1)9(2/1)2126-519
12Aichi Prefecture Nagoya Grampus Eight16610(1/0)1824-618
13Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Purple Sanga16610(1/1)1932-1318
14Hyōgo Prefecture Vissel Kobe166(1/0)10(2/0)2434-1017
15Chiba Prefecture JEF United Ichihara165(2/0)112134-1313
16Tokyo Verdy Kawasaki164(2/0)12(1/2)1627-1110
17Fukuoka Prefecture Avispa Fukuoka16313(2/0)1127-169

Second stage

1Jubilo Iwata1614(2/0)240142640
2Gamba Osaka1612(2/0)4(1/0)38231534
3Yokohama Marinos1612(4/0)442281432
4Kashima Antlers1611(2/0)5(1/0)46232331
5Nagoya Grampus Eight161062324-130
6Shimizu S-Pulse1610(1/0)6(3/0)27161129
7Urawa Red Diamonds169(1/0)7(2/0)2621526
8Cerezo Osaka169(1/1)7(3/0)3230224
9Bellmare Hiratsuka168(1/1)8(1/1)3032-221
10Kashiwa Reysol167(1/0)9(0/1)2931-220
11Yokohama Flugels167(1/1)9(2/0)2327-418
12Verdy Kawasaki166(2/0)102238-1616
13Sanfrecce Hiroshima16511(2/0)2127-615
14JEF United Ichihara166(3/0)10(3/1)2232-1015
15Avispa Fukuoka164(0/1)12(3/0)1831-1310
16Kyoto Purple Sanga16313(2/1)2138-179
17Vissel Kobe163(2/0)131944-257

Suntory Championship

December 6, 1997
Jubilo Iwata 3 - 2 Kashima Antlers
Nakayama 01', 46'
Shimizu 119'
[Official Report] 62' Bismarck
88' Mazinho Oliveira

December 13, 1997
Kashima Antlers 0 - 1 Jubilo Iwata
[Official Report] 81' Nakayama

Golden Boots Ranking

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


Individual Awards

Most Valuable PlayerBrazil DungaJúbilo Iwata
Rookie of the YearJapan Atsushi YanagisawaKashima Antlers
Manager of the YearBrazil João CarlosKashima Antlers
Top Scorer Cameroon Patrick MbomaGamba Osaka25 goals.

Best Eleven

GKTomoaki OgamiJubilo Iwata Japan
DFNaoki SomaKashima Antlers Japan
DFMasami IharaYokohama Marinos Japan
DFYutaka AkitaKashima Antlers Japan
MFBismarckKashima Antlers Brazil
MFHidetoshi NakataBellmare Hiratsuka Japan
MFMotohiro YamaguchiYokohama Flugels Japan
MFHiroshi NanamiJubilo Iwata Japan
FWDungaJubilo Iwata Brazil
FWMasashi NakayamaJubilo Iwata Japan
FWPatrick MbomaGamba Osaka Cameroon


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