J.League Champion Soccer

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J.League Champion Soccer
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Game Arts
Distributor: Shogakukan Production
Licensor: J.League
Genre: Sports[1][2]

Number of players: 1-8 (1-2 simultaneously)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-105013

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J.League Champion Soccer (Jリーグチャンピオンサッカー) is a football game developed by Krisalis Software, distributed by Shogakukan Production and published by Game Arts for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993. It is a re-worked and stripped-down version of European Club Soccer intended for Japanese audiences.


J.League Champion Soccer plays much the same as European Club Soccer and its US variant, World Trophy Soccer, though has far fewer teams and lacks the strip editor. It is, however, the only game in the trio to have official licensing from a football body - in this case the Japanese J.League.


  • A. S Flugels
  • Jef United
  • Kashima Antlers
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Nissan F. C. Yokohama Marinos
  • Panasonic Gamba Osaka
  • Red Diamonds
  • Sanfrecce
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Yomiuri Verdy

Magazine articles

Main article: J.League Champion Soccer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-12: "December 1992" (1992-11-07)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-02: "February 1993" (1993-01-08)

Physical scans

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Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
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Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
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J.League Champion Soccer

Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 453c405e
MD5 b35d0a4ed54efa6a5c3ef4975aadcd35
SHA-1 c28d8dac0f5582c3c2754342605764ee6e5b8af3
512kB 1992-11 Cartridge (JP)


J.League-sponsored football games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
J.League Champion Soccer (1993) | J.League Pro Striker (1993) | J.League Pro Striker Kanzenban (1993) | J.League Pro Striker 2 (1994) | Pro Striker Final Stage (1995)
The J. League 1994 (1994)
Sega Game Gear
J.League GG Pro Striker '94 (1994) | J.League Soccer Dream Eleven (1995)
Sega Saturn
Victory Goal (1995) | Victory Goal '96 (1996) | J.League Victory Goal '97 (1997) | J.League Go Go Goal! (1997) | J.League Jikkyou Honoo no Striker (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
J.League Spectacle Soccer (2002)
See also: Soccer Tsuku