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1994 J.League

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Start date  1994
1994 J.League
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The J. League 1994 season is the second season of the J. League Division 1. The league fixture began on March 12, 1994, and ended on November 19, 1994. The Suntory Championship '94 took place on November 26 and December 2, 1994.


1994 J. League clubs

The following 12 clubs participated in J. League during 1994 season. Of these clubs, Bellmare Hiratsuka, and Júblio Iwata were newly promoted from Japan Football League (former).

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • JEF United Ichihara
  • Verdy Kawasaki
  • Yokohama Marinos
  • Yokohama Flügels
  • Ballmare Hiratsuka
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Júblio Iwata
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • 1994 J. League format

    In the 1994 season, the league followed split-season format, and each halves (or stages) were known as Suntory Series and NICOS Series for sponsorship purposes. In each series, twelve clubs played in double round-robin format, a total of 22 games per club (per series). The games went to golden-goal extra time and penalties if needed after regulation. The clubs were ranked by number of wins, and tie breakers are, in the following order:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results
  • Extra match or a coin toss
  • The club that finished at the top of the table is declared stage champion and qualifies for the Suntory Championship. The first stage winner, hosts the first leg in the championship series. If the same club win both stages, the runners-up of each stages plays against each other and the winners challenges the stage winner at the championship game.

    Changes in Competition Format
  • Number of competing clubs increased from 10 to 12
  • Number of games per club in a series increased from 18 to 22 games and from 36 to 44 games per season.
  • VERDY KAWASAKI won the series on 2-0 aggregate.

    Average attendance



    1994 J.League Wikipedia