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1995 J.League

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Start date  1995
1995 J.League
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The J. League 1995 season is the third season of the J. League Division 1. The league fixture began on March 18, 1995, and ended on November (date), 1995. The Suntory Championship '95 took place on November 30 and December 6, 1995.


1995 J. League clubs

Following fourteen clubs participated in J. League during 1995 season. Of these clubs, Kashiwa Reysol, and Cerezo Osaka were newly promoted from Japan Football League (former).

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • JEF United Ichihara
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • Verdy Kawasaki
  • Yokohama Marinos
  • Yokohama Flügels
  • Ballmare Hiratsuka
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Júbilo Iwata
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • 1995 J. League format

    In the 1995 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, fourteen clubs played in double round-robin format, a total of 26 games per club (per series). The games went to golden-goal extra time and penalties if needed after regulation. The points system is introduced for the first time and a club received 3pts for any win, 1pts for PK loss, and 0pts for regulation or extra time loss. The clubs were ranked by points 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 12 to 14
  • Number of games per club in a series increased from 22 to 26 games and from 44 to 52 games per season
  • Points system were introduced
  • Due to fixture congestion, Yamazaki Nabisco Cup was canceled that year
  • Suntory Series (1st Stage) standings

    † Points system: Win = 3pts; P.K. loss = 1pt; Regulation, E.T. loss = 0pts

    NICOS Series (2nd Stage) standings

    † Points system: Win = 3pts; P.K. loss = 1pt; Regulation, E.T. loss = 0pts

    Yokohama Marinos won the series 2–0 on aggregate.

    Overall standings

    overall standing here.

    Golden Boot ranking

    Golden Boot standings after Suntory Series (1st Stage)
    Overall Golden Boot ranking


    1995 J.League Wikipedia