1998–99 CF Extremadura season

CF Extremadura
1998–99 season
ManagerSpain Rafael Benítez
La Liga17th (qualified for relegation play-off)
Relegation play-offLost (relegated)
Copa del ReyThird round

Season summaryEdit

Extremadura finished the season in 17th place. Although this was the club's highest-ever finish in the Spanish football pyramid (the season was only the second Extremadura had played in the top flight), they still finished one point adrift of safety. Extremadura thus qualified for the relegation play-off, where they faced the fifth-placed team of the Segunda División, Rayo Vallecano. The Madrid-based side easily defeated Extremadura 2-0 both home and away for a 4-0 aggregate win which saw Extremadura relegated after a single season in the top flight of Spanish football. Manager Rafael Benítez resigned after only two seasons in charge, deciding to instead study in Italy and England.

On the plus side, Extremadura won the Fair Play award.

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 Francisco Amador
4 DF   ESP Félix
5 DF   CMR Kalla
6 MF   ESP Pedro José
7 FW   ESP Manuel
8 MF   FRA Laurent Viaud
9 MF   ESP Toni Velamazán
10 MF   ESP Alberto Toril
11 MF   ESP José Luis Soto
12 DF   ESP Óscar Montiel
14 DF   ESP David Belenguer
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF   ESP David Castedo (on loan from Mallorca)
17 DF   SCG Miroslav Čermelj
18 FW   ARG Alejandro Duré
19 DF   ESP Juanito
20 DF   ESP Poli
22 FW   ARG Iván Gabrich
23 FW   CIV Ahmed Ouattara
24 MF   SUI Antonio Esposito (on loan from Grasshoppers)
25 GK   BEL Ronny Gaspercic
26 GK   ESP Manuel Jesuli
27 MF   ESP Jesús Vázquez

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
3 DF   ESP José Antonio Padilla (to Albacete)
8 MF   ESP Ignacio Eraña (to Numancia)
15 MF   PER Jean Ferrari (released)
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   SCG Goran Bogdanović (to FK Sartid)
23 FW   ARG Luis Rueda (on loan to Belgrano)

La LigaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
15 Racing Santander 38 10 12 16 41 53 −12 42
16 Alavés 38 11 7 20 36 63 −27 40
17 Extremadura (R) 38 9 12 17 27 53 −26 39 Qualification for the relegation playoffs
18 Villarreal (R) 38 8 12 18 47 63 −16 36
19 Tenerife (R) 38 7 13 18 41 63 −22 34 Relegation to the Segunda División
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.
(R) Relegated

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Summer windowEdit

On June 30 Barcelona accepted Extremadura's three-year offer for Velamazán after loaning him to Oviedo and Albacete in the two previous seasons. It kept a repurchase option for two years.[2]

Winter windowEdit

Unsuccessful attemptsEdit

OutEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FootballSquads - Extremadura - 1998/99".
  2. ^ "Toni Velamazán se va al Extremadura" [Toni Velamazán moves to Extremadura] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 July 1998. Retrieved 6 April 2021.