1999 J.League Division 1

J. League Division 1
Season 1999
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.


Following sixteen clubs participated in J. League Division 1 during 2000 season. Of these clubs, Kawasaki Frontale and FC Tokyo were promoted from Division 2.


First stage

Pos Club P W/OT D L/OT GF GA Pts
1Shizuoka Prefecture Jubilo Iwata1510/202/1291534
2Tokyo Verdy Kawasaki159/213/0201532
3Shizuoka Prefecture Shimizu S-Pulse159/114/0282330
4Chiba Prefecture Kashiwa Reysol159/104/1261829
5Osaka Prefecture Cerezo Osaka159/105/0252129
6Hiroshima Prefecture Sanfrecce Hiroshima159/006/0301827
7Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama F. Marinos156/215/1312023
8Aichi Prefecture Nagoya Grampus Eight156/114/3302321
9Ibaraki Prefecture Kashima Antlers (C)155/116/2231918
10Osaka Prefecture Gamba Osaka155/108/1212517
11Fukuoka Prefecture Avispa Fukuoka154/208/1233016
12Hyōgo Prefecture Vissel Kobe154/117/2202415
13Saitama Prefecture Urawa Red Diamonds153/046/2213313
14Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Purple Sanga154/009/2182812
15Chiba Prefecture JEF United Ichihara152/228/1193412
16Kanagawa Prefecture Bellmare Hiratsuka153/0012/015339
Qualification to the Suntory Championship 1999
(C) Champion from 1998 J. League Division 1

Second stage

Pos Club P W/OT D L/OT GF GA Pts
1Shimizu S-Pulse1511/102/1281335
2Nagoya Grampus Eight1510/113/0322333
3Yokohama F. Marinos158/223/0301530
4Kashiwa Reysol158/214/0231829
5Cerezo Osaka156/305/1392424
6Kashima Antlers (C)156/205/2301822
7Vissel Kobe155/235/0182122
8Sanfrecce Hiroshima156/115/2242521
9Kyoto Purple Sanga155/206/2203019
10Verdy Kawasaki154/216/2232817
11JEF United Ichihara154/206/3222216
12Jubilo Iwata154/117/2232715
13Gamba Osaka154/118/1152115
14Urawa Red Diamonds154/114/5182515
15Avispa Fukuoka153/1110/0182912
16Bellmare Hiratsuka151/0110/315394
Qualification to the Suntory Championship 1999
(C) Champion from 1998 J. League Division 1

Suntory Championship

December 4, 1999
Jubilo Iwata 2–1 (a. e. t.) Shimizu S-Pulse
Nakayama  30', 98' (GG) Official Report  34' Sawanobori
Yamaha Stadium, Iwata
Attendance: 17,337
Referee: Leslie Mottram

December 11, 1999
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–1 (a. e. t.) Jubilo Iwata
Sawanobori  37'
Fabinho  99' (GG)
Official Report  34' Hattori
2–4 Hattori

Overall table

Pos Club P W/OT D L/OT GF GA GD Pts
1 or 2Shimizu S-Pulse3020/21756362065
1 or 2Jubilo Iwata3014/311252421049
3Kashiwa Reysol3017/31949361358
4Nagoya Grampus Eight3016/221062441854
5Yokohama F. Marinos3014/43961352653
6Cerezo Osaka3015/401164451953
7Verdy Kawasaki3013/42114343049
8Sanfrecce Hiroshima3015/111354431148
9Kashima Antlers (C)3011/311553371640
10Vissel Kobe309/34143845-737
11Gamba Osaka309/21183646-1032
12Kyoto Purple Sanga309/20193858-2031
13JEF United Ichihara306/42184156-1528
14Avispa Fukuoka307/31194159-1828
15Urawa Red Diamonds307/15173958-1928
16Bellmare Hiratsuka304/01253072-4213
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: Brazil Alex (Shimizu S-Pulse)


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