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Season 1998–99 was a successful season for Hibs, as the club bounced back from the relegation suffered in 1998, gaining promotion at the first attempt with a record points total.[2] There was disappointment in the cup competitions, however, as the club were beaten by Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup, and were hammered 4–0 by St Johnstone in the League Cup. As a First Division club, Hibs would have entered the Scottish Challenge Cup, but the competition was not played during the 1998–99 season due to a lack of sponsorship.[3]

Hibernian
1998–99 season
ManagerAlex McLeish
SFL First Division1st (promoted)
Scottish CupR3
League CupQuarter
Top goalscorerLeague: Crawford, 14
All: Crawford, 15
Highest home attendance14801[1]
Lowest home attendance8649[1]
Average home league attendance10433[1] (down 1592)

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League seasonEdit

ResultsEdit

Final tableEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hibernian 36 28 5 3 84 33 51 89
Promoted to 1999–00 Scottish Premier League
2 Falkirk 36 20 6 10 60 38 22 66
3 Ayr United 36 19 5 12 66 42 24 62
4 Airdrieonians 36 18 5 13 42 43 -1 59
5 St Mirren 36 14 10 12 42 43 -1 52
6 Morton 36 14 7 15 45 41 4 49
7 Clydebank 36 11 13 12 36 38 -2 46
8 Raith Rovers 36 8 11 17 37 57 -20 35
9 Hamilton Academical 36 6 10 20 30 62 -32 28
Relegated to Second Division 1999-00
10 Stranraer 36 5 2 29 29 74 -45 17

Scottish League CupEdit

ResultsEdit

Scottish CupEdit

ResultsEdit

TransfersEdit

Player statsEdit

During the 1998–99 season, Hibs used 34 different players in competitive games. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.[5] Goalkeeper Olafur Gottskalksson played in every competitive match.

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK   Olafur Gottskalksson 41 0 36 0 2 0 3 0
DF   Derek Anderson 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Derek Collins 17 0 16 0 1 0 0 0
DF   Mark Dempsie 10 0 8 0 2 0 0 0
DF   Shaun Dennis 36 3 31 3 2 0 3 0
DF   Klaus Dietrich 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF   David Elliot 11 0 8 0 0 0 3 0
DF   John Hughes 26 3 23 3 0 0 3 0
DF   Paul Lovering 19 2 17 1 2 1 0 0
DF   Barry Prenderville 13 2 13 2 0 0 0 0
DF   Alan Reid 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Michael Renwick 19 0 16 0 0 0 3 0
DF   Rab Shannon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Tom Smith 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0
MF   Scott Bannerman 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Emilio Bottiglieri 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Peter Guggi 10 2 8 2 0 0 2 0
MF   Kevin Harper 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0
MF   Paul Hartley 14 5 12 5 2 0 0 0
MF   Paul Holsgrove 19 1 17 1 0 0 2 0
MF   Russell Latapy 25 7 23 6 2 1 0 0
MF   Stuart Lovell 36 12 31 11 2 0 3 1
MF   Alex Marinkov 10 1 10 1 0 0 0 0
MF   Pat McGinlay 35 12 30 12 2 0 3 0
MF   Eric Paton 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Tony Rougier 18 1 15 1 0 0 3 0
MF   Franck Sauzee 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
MF   Justin Skinner 35 3 30 2 2 0 3 1
FW   Stephen Crawford 40 15 35 14 2 0 3 1
FW   Barry Lavety 28 2 25 2 1 0 2 0
FW   Tam McManus 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Kenny Miller 8 1 7 1 0 0 1 0
FW   Mixu Paatelainen 28 12 26 12 2 0 0 0
FW   Paul Tosh 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Average Home League Game Attendances". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Hibs' tidal wave of success engulfs team all at sea, Scotland on Sunday, 2 May 1999.
  3. ^ Scottish League Challenge Cup Finals, RSSSF.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Hibernian 1998/1999 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 January 2010.

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