Japan - List of Champions


list of final tables


since introduction of league championship
1965    Toyo Kogyo (Hiroshima)  
1966    Toyo Kogyo (Hiroshima)
1967    Toyo Kogyo (Hiroshima)
1968    Toyo Kogyo (Hiroshima)
1969    Mitsubishi Motors (Urawa)       
1970    Toyo Kogyo (Hiroshima)
1971    Yanmar Diesel (Osaka)
1972    Hitachi (Tokyo)         
1973    Mitsubishi Motors (Urawa)
1974    Yanmar Diesel (Osaka)
1975    Yanmar Diesel (Osaka)
1976    East Furukawa (Yokohama)       
1977    Fujita (Tokyo)      
1978    Mitsubishi Motors (Urawa)
1979    Fujita (Tokyo)
1980    Yanmar Diesel (Osaka)
1981    Fujita (Tokyo)
1982    Mitsubishi Motors (Urawa)
1983    Yomiuri (Kawasaki)   
1984    Yomiuri (Kawasaki)
1985/86 East Furukawa (Yokohama)
1986/87 Yomiuri (Kawasaki)
1987/88 Yamaha Motors (Iwata)   
1988/89 Nissan (Yokohama)              
1989/90 Nissan (Yokohama)
1990/91 Yomiuri (Kawasaki)
1991/92 Yomiuri (Kawasaki)

In 1993 the professional J-League was introduced; following name changes
took place:

East Furukawa (Yokohama)  became  JEF United Ichihara
Fujita (Tokyo)            became  Bellmare Hiratsuka
Hitachi (Tokyo)           became  Kashiwa Reysol
Mitsubishi Motors (Urawa) became  Urawa Red Diamonds
Nissan (Yokohama)         became  Yokohama Marinos
Toyo Kogyo (Hiroshima)    became  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Toyota FC                 became  Nagoya Grampus Eight
Yamaha Motors (Iwata)     became  Jubilo Iwata
Yomiuri (Kawasaki)        became  Verdy Kawasaki

1993    Verdy Kawasaki
1994    Verdy Kawasaki
1995    Yokohama Marinos
1996    Kashima Antlers
1997    Jubilo Iwata
1998    Kashima Antlers
1999    Jubilo Iwata
2000    Kashima Antlers
2001    Kashima Antlers
2002    Jubilo Iwata    
2003    Yokohama F. Marinos
2004    Yokohama F. Marinos
2005    Gamba Osaka
2006    Urawa Red Diamonds
2007    Kashima Antlers  
2008    Kashima Antlers  
2009    Kashima Antlers  
2010    Nagoya Grampus Eight
2011    Kashiwa Reysol
2012    Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2013    Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2014    Gamba Osaka

Number of Titles (49; J-League titles (22) between square brackets)

 7 [ 7] Kashima Antlers [formerly Sumitomo]
 7 [ 2] Sanfrecce Hiroshima [includes 5 as Toyo Kogyo]
 7 [ 2] Verdy Kawasaki [includes 5 as Yomiuri]

 5 [ 1] Urawa Red Diamonds [includes 4 as Mitsubishi Motors]
 5 [ 3] Yokohama F. Marinos [includes 1 as Yokohama Marinos, 2 as Nissan]

 4 [ 3] Jubilo Iwata [includes 1 as Yamaha Motors]
 4      Cerezo Osaka [all 4 as Yanmar Diesel]

 3      Bellmare Hiratsuka [all 3 as Fujita]

 2 [ 2] Gamba Osaka [formerly Matsushita]
 2      JEF United Ichihara [both as East Furukawa]
 2 [ 1] Kashiwa Reysol [includes 1 as Hitachi]

 1 [ 1] Nagoya Grampus Eight [formerly Toyota]


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