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The 1998–99 season was the 119th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Rangers
1998–99 season
ChairmanDavid Murray
ManagerDick Advocaat
GroundIbrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League1st
P36 W23 D8 L5 F78 A31 Pts77
Scottish CupWinners
League CupWinners
UEFA CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Rod Wallace (19)

All:
Rod Wallace (27)

Contents

OverviewEdit

Rangers played a total of 55 competitive matches during the 1998–99 season. They started the season under new management with Dick Advocaat replacing Walter Smith. The squad Smith had left behind was past its best so Advocaat - with the financial backing of Murray - set about rebuilding almost the entire squad.

Success quickly followed and Advocaat built a team that gave the club their first domestic treble since the 1992–93 season. The Scottish Cup was secured by a 1–0 win against Celtic and the League Cup by a 2–1 defeat of St Johnstone.

The club enjoyed its best season in Europe since 1992–93 as well, reaching the third round of the UEFA Cup before being knocked out by Italian side Parma.

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Player From Fee
18 May 1998   Arthur Numan   PSV Eindhoven £4.5m
6 July 1998   Gabriel Amato   Real Mallorca £4.2m
6 July 1998   Giovanni van Bronckhorst   Feyenoord £5m
15 July 1998   Andrei Kanchelskis   Fiorentina £5.5m [2]
16 July 1998   Lionel Charbonnier   AJ Auxerre £1.2m
16 July 1998   Rod Wallace   Leeds United Free
31 July 1998   Daniel Prodan   Atlético Madrid £2.2m
4 August 1998   Colin Hendry   Blackburn Rovers £4m
6 November 1998   Stephane Guivarc'h   Newcastle United £3.5m [1]
14 December 1998   Neil McCann   Hearts £2m
24 December 1998   Stefan Klos   Borussia Dortmund £0.75m
1 January 1999   Lee Feeney   Linfield £0.1m
1 April 1999   Craig Moore   Crystal Palace £1m [2]
13 April 1999   Claudio Reyna   VfL Wolfsburg £2m

OutEdit

Date Player To Fee
31 May 1998   Ally McCoist   Kilmarnock Released
31 May 1998   Andy Goram   Motherwell Released
31 May 1998   Stuart McCall   Bradford City Released
31 May 1998   Stephen Wright   Bradford City Released
31 May 1998   Richard Gough   San Jose Earthquakes Free
31 May 1998   Alan McLaren Retired
7 June 1998   Brian Laudrup   Chelsea Free
15 June 1998   Ian Durrant   Kilmarnock Free
20 June 1998   Joachim Björklund   Valencia £2.5m [3]
30 June 1998   Alec Cleland   Everton Free
7 July 1998   Peter van Vossen   Feyenoord Free
24 October 1998   Gennaro Gattuso   Salernitana £4m
10 October 1998   Craig Moore   Crystal Palace £0.8m
6 November 1998   Gordan Petric   Crystal Palace £0.3m
13 November 1998   David Graham   Clyde Free
22 February 1999   Steven Boyack   Dundee £0.025m
  • Expendure:   £35,950,000
  • Income:   £7,625,000
  • Total loss/gain:   £28,325,000

ResultsEdit

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 August 1998 Heart of Midlothian A 1–2 15,892 Wallace
15 August 1998 Motherwell H 2–1 49,275 Wallace, Albertz (pen.)
22 August 1998 Kilmarnock A 3–1 17,608 Wallace, Albertz (pen.), Miller
29 August 1998 St Johnstone H 4–0 48,732 Wallace, Albertz (pen.), Kanchelskis, van Bronckhorst
12 September 1998 Dundee United A 0–0 12,788
20 September 1998 Celtic H 0–0 50,026
23 September 1998 Aberdeen A 1–1 17,862 Wallace
26 September 1998 Dunfermline Athletic A 2–0 11,507 B.Ferguson, Johansson
4 October 1998 Dundee H 1–0 48,348 Albertz
17 October 1998 Heart of Midlothian H 3–0 49,749 Wallace (2), Johansson
28 October 1998 Motherwell A 0–1 11,777
31 October 1998 Dundee United H 2–1 49,503 Wallace, Amoruso
8 November 1998 St Johnstone A 7–0 9,636 Wallace, Johansson, Kanchelskis,
Albertz (2, 2 (pens.)), Guivarc'h (2)
14 November 1998 Aberdeen H 2–1 49,479 Kanchelskis, van Bronckhorst
21 November 1998 Celtic A 1–5 59,703 van Bronckhorst
5 December 1998 Dunfermline Athletic H 1–1 47,465 van Bronckhorst
12 December 1998 Kilmarnock H 1–0 49,781 Wallace
19 December 1998 Heart of Midlothian A 3–2 17,134 Wallace, Guivarc'h (2)
26 December 1998 St Johnstone H 1–0 49,479 Porrini
30 December 1998 Dundee United A 2–1 11,707 Wallace, Wilson
3 January 1999 Celtic H 2–2 50,059 Wallace, Amato
27 January 1999 Dundee A 4–0 9,453 Guivarc'h, Miller (2), Johansson
30 January 1999 Aberdeen A 4–2 19,537 Wallace, Albertz (pen.), Kanchelskis, Porrini
7 February 1999 Dunfermline Athletic A 3–0 11,500 Kanchelskis, Johansson (2)
20 February 1999 Dundee H 6–1 49,462 Albertz(3, 1 (pen.)), van Bronckhorst, McCann (2)
28 February 1999 Kilmarnock A 5–0 16,242 Wallace (3), Johansson, McCann
13 March 1999 Motherwell H 2–1 49,483 Wallace, Johansson
20 March 1999 Dundee United H 0–1 49,164
4 April 1999 St Johnstone A 1–3 9,740 Moore
14 April 1999 Dunfermline Athletic H 1–0 46,220 van Bronckhorst
18 April 1999 Dundee A 1–1 11,051 Vidmar
25 April 1999 Aberdeen H 3–1 49,145 Wallace, Kanchelskis, Amato (pen.)
2 May 1999 Celtic A 3–0 59,918 McCann (2), Albertz (pen.)
9 May 1999 Heart of Midlothian H 0–0 49,495
15 May 1999 Motherwell A 5–1 11,078 Amato (3, 1 (pen.)), van Bronckhorst, Kanchelskis
23 May 1999 Kilmarnock H 1–1 48,835 Amato

UEFA CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 July 1998 QR1 Shelbourne N 5–3 6,047 Albertz (2 pens), van Bronckhorst, Amato (2)
29 July 1998 QR1 Shelbourne H 2–0 46,906 Johansson (2)
11 August 1998 QR2 PAOK H 2–0 35,392 Wallace, Kanchelskis
25 August 1998 QR2 PAOK A 0–0 30,388
15 September 1998 R1 Beitar Jerusalem A 1–1 14,000 Albertz
1 October 1998 R1 Beitar Jerusalem H 4–2 45,610 Johansson, Wallace, Porrini, Gattuso
22 October 1998 R2 Bayer Leverkusen A 2–1 22,000 Johansson, van Bronckhorst
5 November 1998 R2 Bayer Leverkusen H 1–1 50,012 Johansson
24 November 1998 R3 Parma H 1–1 49,514 Wallace
8 December 1998 R3 Parma A 1–3 17,000 Albertz

Scottish CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
23 January 1999 R3 Stenhousemuir H 2–0 37,759 Wallace, Guivarc'h
14 February 1999 R4 Hamilton Academical A 6–0 7,339 Vidmar, Kanchelskis, McCann, Albertz(pen.),
Johansson (2)
6 March 1999 QF Falkirk H 2–1 39,250 McCann, Amoruso
11 April 1999 SF St Johnstone N 4–0 20,664 McCann, Johansson, van Bronckhorst, Wallace
29 May 1999 F Celtic N 1–0 52,670 Wallace

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 1998 R3 Alloa Athletic H 4–0 37,201 Albertz(2), B.Ferguson, Amoruso
8 September 1998 QF Ayr United A 2–0 11,198 Miller, Amato
25 October 1998 SF Airdrieonians N 5–0 21,171 Johansson, Wallace (2), I.Ferguson, Durie
29 November 1998 F St Johnstone N 2–1 45,533 Guivarc'h, Albertz

AppearancesEdit

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Other
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Lionel Charbonnier 19 0 11 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
2 DF   Sergio Porrini 54 3 35 2 5 0 4 0 10 1
3 DF   Lorenzo Amoruso 49 3 33 1 4 1 3 1 9 0
4 DF   Daniel Prodan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF   Arthur Numan 19 0 8+2 0 0 0 2+1 0 6 0
6 MF   Barry Ferguson 39 2 22 1 2+1 0 4 1 10 0
7 MF   Andrei Kanchelskis 45 9 30+1 7 4+1 1 2 0 7 1
8 MF   Giovanni van Bronckhorst 53 10 35 7 4+1 1 4 0 9 2
9 FW   Gordon Durie 13 1 1+4 0 0 0 0+2 1 4+2 0
10 FW   Gabriel Amato 31 9 13+7 6 1+2 0 2 1 0+6 2
11 MF   Jörg Albertz 53 19 33+1 11 5 1 4 3 8+2 4
12 DF   Jonas Thern 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 GK   Antti Niemi 14 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 5+1 0
14 MF   Ian Ferguson 26 1 4+9 0 0+1 0 0+3 1 5+4 0
15 DF   Gordan Petrić 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0
15 FW   Stéphane Guivarc'h (from 6 November) 18 7 10+3 5 3+1 1 1 1 0 0
16 FW   Rod Wallace 51 27 34 19 5 3 4 2 8 3
17 MF   Derek McInnes 9 0 0+7 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF   Gennaro Gattuso 11 1 3+2 0 0 0 1 0 2+3 1
18 MF   Neil McCann (from 14 December) 24 8 15+4 5 5 3 0 0 0 0
19 DF   Craig Moore 14 0 7 0 0 0 1+1 0 5 0
19 GK   Stefan Klos (from 24 December) 23 0 18 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW   Jonatan Johansson 37 17 13+12 8 1+2 3 2 1 6+1 5
21 DF   Ståle Stensaas 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
22 DF   Scott Wilson 20 1 7+5 1 1+4 0 1 0 1+1 0
23 FW   David Graham 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0
24 MF   Barry Nicholson 6 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF   Tony Vidmar 39 2 26+2 1 5 1 2 0 3+1 0
27 MF   Charlie Miller 21 4 2+13 3 1+1 0 0+2 1 0+2 0
28 DF   Luigi Riccio 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW   Sebastian Rozental 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW   Lee Feeney 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF   Colin Hendry 32 0 17+3 0 3 0 3+1 0 4+1 0
38[3] DF   Craig Moore 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF   Claudio Reyna 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ae fond kiss as Rangers acquire some more French flair"
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Upon his return from Crystal Palace as his previous number was taken