1998–99 FC Barcelona season

During the 1998–99 FC Barcelona season, the club once again retained the La Liga title, but eliminated by Valencia in the quarter-final of Copa del Rey. Barcelona enjoyed a great season with their new signings Ronald de Boer, Patrick Kluivert, Frank de Boer, Mauricio Pellegrino, Boudewijn Zenden and Phillip Cocu. Barcelona had a league tough start in early season but Barcelona later made a remarkable turnaround to secure La Liga in late-May, thanks to Real Madrid's several slips. Following another lackluster performance in the First Group Phase against two European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester United with wins, draws and losses twice respectively and thus prevented Barcelona qualified to UEFA Champions League quarter finals.

FC Barcelona
1998–99 season
PresidentJosep Lluís Núñez
Head CoachLouis van Gaal
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga1st
Copa del ReyQuarter-finals
Supercopa de EspañaRunners-up
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage (3rd)
Top goalscorerLeague: Rivaldo (24)
All: Rivaldo (29)

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   POR Vítor Baía
2 DF   NED Michael Reiziger
3 DF   ARG Mauricio Pellegrino
4 MF   ESP Pep Guardiola (captain)
5 DF   ESP Abelardo
6 MF   ESP Óscar
7 MF   POR Luís Figo
8 MF   ESP Albert Celades
9 FW   BRA Sonny Anderson
10 MF   BRA Giovanni
11 MF   BRA Rivaldo
12 DF   ESP Sergi
13 GK   NED Ruud Hesp
14 MF   NGA Emmanuel Amunike
15 MF   NED Phillip Cocu
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   SCG Dragan Ćirić
17 DF   NED Winston Bogarde
18 MF   NED Ronald de Boer
19 FW   NED Patrick Kluivert
20 DF   ESP Miguel Ángel Nadal
21 MF   ESP Luis Enrique
22 DF   NGA Samuel Okunowo
23 MF   NED Boudewijn Zenden
24 MF   ESP Roger
25 DF   NED Frank de Boer
26 MF   ESP Xavi Hernández
27 MF   ESP Luis García
28 GK   ESP Francesc Arnau
33 DF   ESP Ibán Cuadrado
GK   ESP Carles Busquets

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Winter

OutEdit

Amor joined Fiorentina on July 1 after he was granted the freedom letter by Barcelona.[3]
Barcelona accepted a 350 million pesetas transfer for Pizzi, which was signed on July 1. The contract included a compensation fee if River Plate was to sell the player to a European team during its three-year duration.[4]
Velamazán's move to Extremadura was decided after the player met youth football director Lorenzo Serra Ferrer on June 30. Barcelona kept a two-year repurchase option.[5]

Antinio Flores Aragon

Winter

CompetitionsEdit

La LigaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 24 7 7 87 43 +44 79 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 21 5 12 77 62 +15 68
3 Mallorca 38 20 6 12 48 31 +17 66 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Valencia 38 19 8 11 63 39 +24 65
5 Celta de Vigo 38 17 13 8 69 41 +28 64 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
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.
(C) Champion

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
ResultDWDDWDWWLWLLLLWWWWWWWWDLWWWWWWDWWDWWWL
Position1166736434236810975311111111111111111111
Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

12 September 1998 2 FC Barcelona 1-0 Extremadura CF Barcelona
Figo   23' Report Stadium: Camp Nou
19 September 1998 3 Real Madrid 2-2 FC Barcelona
Raúl   7'   25' Report Kluivert   12'
Anderson   82'
26 September 1998 4 FC Barcelona 2-2 Celta de Vigo Barcelona
Kluivert   38'   56' Report Salgado   42'
Mostovoy   89'
Stadium: Camp Nou
3 October 1998 5 Valencia CF 1-3 FC Barcelona
López   15' Report Kluivert   56'
Rivaldo   73'
Anderson   89'
17 October 1998 6 FC Barcelona 1-1 UD Salamanca Barcelona
Cocu   52' Report Alonso   62' Stadium: Camp Nou
25 October 1998 7 RCD Espanyol 1-2 FC Barcelona
de Lucas   59' Report Kluivert   9'
Giovanni   82' (pen.)
31 October 1998 8 FC Barcelona 4-1 Real Sociedad Barcelona
Rivaldo   33'   61'
Anderson   37'   80'
Report Kovačević   24' Stadium: Camp Nou
8 November 1998 9 Real Oviedo 2-1 FC Barcelona
Pinto   85'
Pellegrino   89' (o.g.)
Report Rivaldo   35'
15 November 1998 10 FC Barcelona 4-1 CD Tenerife Barcelona
Cocu   14'   62'
Rivaldo   84'
Anderson   89'
Report Makaay   44' Stadium: Camp Nou
13 December 1998 14 FC Barcelona 1-3 Villarreal CF Barcelona
Giovanni   82' Report Craioveanu   12'   24'
Gerardo   75'
Stadium: Camp Nou
3 January 1999 16 FC Barcelona 7-1 Deportivo Alavés Barcelona
Figo   19'
Enrique   36'   89'
Rivaldo   57'   66'
Óscar   85'   86'
Report Pablo   79' (pen.) Stadium: Camp Nou
9 January 1999 17 FC Barcelona 4-2 Athletic de Bilbao Barcelona
Enrique   23'
Cocu   39'
Rivaldo   53'   85'
Report Urzaiz   51'
Guerrero   74'
Stadium: Camp Nou
17 January 1999 18 Real Betis 0-3 FC Barcelona
Report Figo   2'
Enrique   33'
Guardiola   84'
24 January 1999 19 FC Barcelona 3-1 Real Zaragoza Barcelona
Cocu   8'
Rivaldo   57'   87'
Report Milošević   66' Stadium: Camp Nou
31 January 1999 20 FC Barcelona 3-2 Racing de Santander Barcelona
Merino   36' (o.g.)
de Boer   44'
Cocu   85'
Report Víctor   27'
Munitis   48'
Stadium: Camp Nou
7 February 1999 21 Extremadura CF 1-2 FC Barcelona
Duré   19' Report Enrique   28'
Kluivert   83'
14 February 1999 22 FC Barcelona 3-0 Real Madrid Barcelona
Enrique   4'   36'
Rivaldo   80'
Report Stadium: Camp Nou
27 February 1999 24 FC Barcelona 2-4 Valencia CF Camp Nou
Kluivert   29'   77' Report Ilie   4'
López   38'   87'
Angulo   82'
7 March 1999 25 UD Salamanca 1-4 FC Barcelona
Cardetti   71' Report Figo   8'
Enrique   43'
Kluivert   44'
Anderson   80'
14 March 1999 26 FC Barcelona 3-0 RCD Espanyol Barcelona
Rivaldo   16'   29' (pen.)
Kluivert   52'
Report Stadium: Camp Nou
21 March 1999 27 Real Sociedad 0-2 FC Barcelona
Report Cocu   29'   87'
4 April 1999 28 FC Barcelona 3-1 Real Oviedo Barcelona
Rivaldo   23'   32' (pen.)   86' (pen.) Report Valdés   26' Stadium: Camp Nou
10 April 1999 29 CD Tenerife 2-3 FC Barcelona
Pinilla   43'
Makaay   56'
Report Cocu   17'
Rivaldo   36'
Celades   44'
17 April 1999 30 FC Barcelona 2-1 RCD Mallorca Barcelona
de Boer   4'
Kluivert   25'
Report Biagini   89' (pen.) Stadium: Camp Nou
9 May 1999 33 Villarreal CF 2-3 FC Barcelona
Alfaro   27'
Moisés   72'
Report Kluivert   44'
Cocu   56'
Rivaldo   77'
22 May 1999 35 Deportivo Alavés 1-4 FC Barcelona
Salinas   76' Report Cocu   40'
Kluivert   49'
Figo   67'
Enrique   88'
13 June 1999 37 FC Barcelona 4-1 Real Betis Barcelona
Cocu   23'
Rivaldo   26' (pen.)
Figo   30'
Celades   76'
Report Oli   81' Stadium: Camp Nou

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BAY MUN BAR BRO
  Bayern Munich 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11 2–2 1–0 2–0
  Manchester United 6 2 4 0 20 11 +9 10 1–1 3–3 5–0
  Barcelona 6 2 2 2 11 9 +2 8 1–2 3–3 2–0
  Brøndby 6 1 0 5 4 18 −14 3 2–1 2–6 0–2
16 September 1998 Manchester United   3–3   Barcelona Old Trafford, Manchester
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Giggs   16'
Scholes   24'
Beckham   63'
Report Anderson   47'
Giovanni   59' (pen.)
Luis Enrique   70' (pen.)
Attendance: 53,601
Referee: Stefano Braschi (Italy)
30 September 1998 Barcelona   2–0   Brøndby Camp Nou, Barcelona
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Anderson   44', 85' Report Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Gerd Grabher (Austria)
21 October 1998 Bayern Munich   1–0   Barcelona Olympiastadion, Munich
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Effenberg   45' Report Attendance: 56,000
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
4 November 1998 Barcelona   1–2   Bayern Munich Camp Nou, Barcelona
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Giovanni   29' (pen.) Report Zickler   48'
Salihamidžić   87'
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
25 November 1998 Barcelona   3–3   Manchester United Camp Nou, Barcelona
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Anderson   1'
Rivaldo   57', 73'
Report Yorke   25', 68'
Cole   53'
Attendance: 54,213
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)
9 December 1998 Brøndby   0–2   Barcelona Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Report Figo   6'
Rivaldo   36'
Attendance: 40,892
Referee: Nikolai Levnikov (Russia)

Copa del ReyEdit

EightfinalsEdit

20 January 1999 Benidorm 0-1 FC Barcelona
de Boer   88'
4 February 1999 FC Barcelona 3-0 Benidorm
de Boer   21'
Barjuán   38'
Giovanni   77'

QuarterfinalsEdit

ResultsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Players statisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total La Liga Copa del Rey UEFA Champions League Supercopa
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
13 GK   NED Hesp 46 -58 37 -42 3 -7 6 -9
2 DF   NED Reiziger 31 0 24+2 0 0 0 4+1 0
5 DF   ESP Abelardo 37 1 28+2 1 3 0 4 0
25 DF   NED Frank de Boer 23 4 19 2 4 2 0 0
12 DF   ESP Sergi 43 1 34+1 0 3 1 5 0
15 MF   NED Cocu 45 12 36 12 3+1 0 5 0
4 MF   ESP Guardiola 26 1 21+1 1 3 0 1 0
21 MF   ESP Luis Enrique 32 12 26 11 3 0 3 1
7 FW   POR Figo 44 8 34 7 4 0 6 1
19 FW   NED Kluivert 38 15 35 14 3 1 0 0
11 FW   BRA Rivaldo 46 29 37 24 3 2 6 3
1 GK   POR Baia 0 0 0 0
3 DF   ARG Pellegrino 25 0 16+7 0 2 0
6 MF   ESP Óscar 10 3 1+5 2 1+2 1 0+1 0
8 MF   ESP Celades 19 2 11+5 2 0 0 3 0
9 FW   BRA Anderson 31 10 4+20 6 0+1 0 6 4
10 MF   BRA Giovanni 21 5 9+5 2 1 1 5+1 2
14 MF   NGA Amunike
16 MF   SCG Ciric 5 0 0+5 0
17 DF   NED Bogarde 2 0 0+1 0 1 0
18 MF   NED Ronald de Boer 17 1 11+2 0 3+1 1
20 DF   ESP Nadal 3 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
22 DF   NGA Okunowo 19 0 8+6 0 0 0 5 0
23 MF   NED Zenden 30 0 8+17 0 1 0 2+2 0
24 MF   ESP Roger 9 0 1+5 0 1 0 1+1 0
26 MF   ESP Xavi 25 1 16+1 1 1+1 0 4+2 0
27 MF   ESP Luis García
28 GK   ESP Arnau 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 DF   ESP Cuadrado 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
GK   ESP Busquets 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FootballSquads - Barcelona - 1998/99". Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  2. ^ Hicks, Danny (30 August 1998). "Nou Camp becomes Little Holland". The Independent. London. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Amor se presenta hoy con el Fiorentina" [Amor is presented today with Fiorentina] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 July 1998. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  4. ^ Serra, Jose Maria (1 July 1998). "Pizzi firma hoy por tres años con el River" [Pizzi signs today for three years with River] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Toni Velamazán se va al Extremadura" [Toni Velamazán moves to Extremadura] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 July 1998. Retrieved 6 April 2021.

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