J. League 1996

J. League 1996

The 1996 season was the 4th season since the establishment of the J. League. The league began on March 16, 1996 and ended on November 9, 1996

1996 J. League Clubs

Following sixteen clubs participated in J. League during 1996 season. Of these clubs, Kyoto Purple Sanga, and Avispa Fukuoka 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
* Júblio Iwata
* Nagoya Grampus Eight
* Kyoto Purple Sanga
* Gamba Osaka
* Cerezo Osaka
* Sanfrecce Hiroshima
* Avispa Fukuoka

1996 J. League Format

In the 1996 season, the league abolished the slipt-season format and followed a single season format; sixteen clubs played in double round-robin format, a total of 30 games per club. The games went to golden-goal extra time and penalties if needed after regulation. 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 tossThe club that finished at the top of the table is declared season champion.

;Changes in Competition Format
* Number of competing clubs increased from 14 to 16
* Followed single season format instead of slipt-season format
* Suntory Final Series was held this year, instead of Suntory Championship
* Number of games per club reduced to 30 from 52 games per season

1996 J. League Final standings

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

Golden Boots Ranking

golden boots ranking


awards summary

Average attendance


External links

Source: [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesj/jap96.html J. League 1996 (RSSSF)]

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