1998–99 Athletic Bilbao season

Athletic Bilbao
1998–99 season
La Liga8th
Copa del ReyRound of 16
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague:
Ismael Urzaiz (16)

All:
Ismael Urzaiz (17)

Season summaryEdit

Athletic had finished second the previous season, and though they gathered only five points fewer - all from losing instead of drawing games - this was enough to drag them down to 8th place.

The club had applied and qualified for the Intertoto Cup, but in the end declined to enter the competition.

SquadEdit

Squad at end of season[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP Juan José Valencia
4 DF   ESP Rafael Alkorta
5 MF   ESP Felipe
6 MF   ESP Josu Urrutia
7 MF   ESP Andoni Imaz
8 MF   ESP Julen Guerrero
9 FW   ESP Santiago Ezquerro
10 DF   ESP Aitor Larrazabal
11 DF   ESP Jesús María Lacruz
12 DF   ESP Carlos García
13 GK   ESP Imanol Etxeberria
14 MF   ESP José Mari
15 DF   ESP Patxi Ferreira
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   ESP Txomin Nagore
17 MF   ESP Joseba Etxeberria
18 MF   ESP Bittor Alkiza
19 DF   ESP Mikel Lasa
20 FW   ESP Ismael Urzaiz
21 DF   ESP Iñigo Larrainzar
22 MF   ESP Javi González
23 MF   ESP Jorge Pérez
24 DF   ESP Roberto Ríos
26 GK   ESP Daniel Aranzubia
27 DF   ESP César
32 MF   ESP Francisco Yeste

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
25 FW   ESP Bolo (to Rayo Vallecano)

La LigaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
6 Deportivo La Coruña 38 17 12 9 55 43 +12 63 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
7 Espanyol 38 16 13 9 49 38 +11 61 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
8 Athletic Bilbao[a] 38 17 9 12 53 47 +6 60
9 Zaragoza 38 16 9 13 57 46 +11 57
10 Real Sociedad 38 14 12 12 47 43 +4 54
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Despite being qualified and registered, Athletic Bilbao refused to play Intertoto

ResultsEdit

Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

16 September 1998 Athletic Bilbao   1–1   Rosenborg San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao
20:45 Etxeberria   7' Report Strand   64' Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Vasyl Melnychuk (Ukraine)
30 September 1998 Galatasaray   2–1   Athletic Bilbao Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul
20:45 Okan   16'
Hagi   90+3'
Report Urzaiz   17' Attendance: 19,828
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
4 November 1998 Juventus   1–1   Athletic Bilbao Stadio delle Alpi, Turin
20:45 Lasa   68' (o.g.) Report Guerrero   45' Attendance: 44,584
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
25 November 1998 Rosenborg   2–1   Athletic Bilbao Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim
20:45 Sørensen   2', 50' Report Pérez   90' Attendance: 15,454
Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)
9 December 1998 Athletic Bilbao   1–0   Galatasaray San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao
20:45 Guerrero   44' Report Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FootballSquads - Athletic Bilbao - 1998/99". Retrieved 2016-06-07.