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
Sound driver: Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Sports[1][2] (football)

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.


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Production credits

Production Team
  • Chief Programmer: Pete Harrap
  • Guest Programmer: Andy Ware
  • Additional Code: Shaun Hollingworth
  • Graphic Artist: Neil Adamson
  • Music Composer: Matt Furniss
  • Audio Engineer: Shaun Hollingworth
  • Game Design: Neil Adamson, Pete Harrap, Tony Kavanagh
  • 1st Game Tester: Neil Adamson
  • 2nd Game Tester: Matt Furniss
  • Team Manager: Tony Kavanagh
Krisalis Staff
  • Programmers: Pete Harrap, Shaun Hollingworth, Andy Ware, Mark Incley, Rob Hill, Nigel Little, Simeon Pashley, Richard Teather, John Stevens, Keith Birkett
  • Artists: Neil Adamson, Dave Colledge, Phil Hackney, Mark Potente, Mark Harrap, Darren Hebden
  • Musician: Matt Furniss
  • Management: Tony Kavanagh, Pete Harrap, Shaun Hollingworth, Amanda Pugh, Tim James
  • Office Staff: Claire Brown, Lindsey Allott
In-game credits
J.League Champion Soccer MD credits.pdf

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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Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
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J.League Champion Soccer

Mega Drive, JP
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JLCS MD JP Manual.pdf

Technical information

Main article: J.League Champion Soccer/Technical information.


J.League Champion Soccer

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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