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1999–2000 Coventry City F.C. season

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Coventry City competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Coventry City
1999–2000 season
ChairmanBryan Richardson
ManagerGordon Strachan
StadiumHighfield Road
Premiership14th
FA CupFourth round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague: Keane (12)
All: McAllister (13)
Highest home attendance23,098 (vs. Liverpool, 1 April)
Lowest home attendance17,685 (vs. Derby County, 21 August)
Average home league attendance20,786

Season summaryEdit

Coventry City were one of the Premiership's best-performing sides at home during 1999–2000, achieving 12 victories at the Highfield Road stadium, but failed to win a single away game all season. Their dismal away record ruined their hopes of getting anywhere near the top five, and they were restricted to 14th place in the final table. 1999-2000 also marked the end of 43-year-old goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic's illustrious career at the club, and severed their final remaining link with the 1987 FA Cup winning side. Robbie Keane proved a successful signing with 12 goals in 34 league appearances.

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Middlesbrough 38 14 10 14 46 52 −6 52
13 Everton 38 12 14 12 59 49 +10 50
14 Coventry City 38 12 8 18 47 54 −7 44
15 Southampton 38 12 8 18 45 62 −17 44
16 Derby County 38 9 11 18 44 57 −13 38
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Results summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 12 8 18 47 54  −7 44 12 1 6 38 22  +16 0 7 12 9 32  −23
Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHHAAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHA
ResultLLDWLDLLWDWDWDWLDLWDWDLWLLLLWWLLLWLLWL
Position1617161216161717151412131312111211131313121212121213141414111414141414141414
Source: 11v11.com: 1999-2000 Coventry City results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

ResultsEdit

Coventry City's score comes first[1]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Southampton H 0-1 19,915
11 August 1999 Leicester City A 0-1 19,196
14 August 1999 Wimbledon A 1-1 10,635 McAllister (pen)
21 August 1999 Derby County H 2-0 17,685 Keane (2)
25 August 1999 Manchester United H 1-2 22,024 Aloisi
29 August 1999 Sunderland A 1-1 39,427 Keane
11 September 1999 Leeds United H 3-4 21,532 McAllister (pen), Aloisi, Chippo
19 September 1999 Tottenham Hotspur A 2-3 35,224 Keane, Chippo
25 September 1999 West Ham United H 1-0 19,993 Hadji
2 October 1999 Everton A 1-1 34,839 McAllister
16 October 1999 Newcastle United H 4-1 23,031 Palmer, Williams, Keane, Hadji
23 October 1999 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-0 23,296
31 October 1999 Watford H 4-0 21,700 Keane, Froggatt, Hadji, McAllister (pen)
6 November 1999 Bradford City A 1-1 17,587 McAllister
22 November 1999 Aston Villa H 2-1 20,184 Roussel, Keane
27 November 1999 Leicester City H 0-1 22,021
4 December 1999 Southampton A 0-0 15,168
18 December 1999 Liverpool A 0-2 44,024
26 December 1999 Arsenal H 3-2 22,757 McAllister, Hadji, Keane
4 January 2000 Chelsea H 2-2 20,164 Roussel, Keane
15 January 2000 Wimbledon H 2-0 19,012 McAllister (pen), Keane
22 January 2000 Derby County A 0-0 28,381
5 February 2000 Manchester United A 2-3 61,380 Roussel (2)
12 February 2000 Sunderland H 3-2 22,101 Keane, Hadji, Roussel
19 February 2000 Middlesbrough A 0-2 32,798
26 February 2000 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-1 23,077
5 March 2000 Leeds United A 0-3 38,710
11 March 2000 Aston Villa A 0-1 33,177
15 March 2000 Everton H 1-0 18,518 McAllister
18 March 2000 Bradford City H 4-0 19,201 Roussel, Whelan, Eustace, Zúñiga
26 March 2000 Arsenal A 0-3 38,027
1 April 2000 Liverpool H 0-3 23,098
12 April 2000 Chelsea A 1-2 32,316 McAllister
15 April 2000 Middlesbrough H 2-1 19,435 Ince (own goal), Keane
22 April 2000 West Ham United A 0-5 24,719
29 April 2000 Newcastle United A 0-2 36,408
6 May 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 4-1 19,921 McAllister (2), Zúñiga, Hadji
14 May 2000 Watford A 0-1 18,977

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Norwich City A 3-1 15,702 Whelan, Roussel, Eustace
R4 8 January 2000 Burnley H 3-0 22,774 Chippo (2), Whelan
R5 29 January 2000 Charlton Athletic H 2-3 23,400 Roussel (2)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1-5 6,759 McAllister
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 3-1 (lost 4-6 on agg) 12,433 McAllister, Chippo (2)

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season[2][3]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Magnus Hedman
2   DF Marc Edworthy
3   DF David Burrows
4   DF Paul Williams
5   DF Richard Shaw
6   DF Muhamed Konjić
7   FW Robbie Keane
8   FW Noel Whelan
9   FW John Aloisi
10   MF Gary McAllister
11   MF Mustapha Hadji
12   DF Paul Telfer
14   MF Carlton Palmer
15   MF Laurent Delorge
16   MF Steve Froggatt
No. Position Player
17   DF Gary Breen[4]
18   MF Youssef Chippo
19   DF Marcus Hall
20   MF Runar Normann
21   MF Gavin Strachan
22   DF Barry Quinn
24   MF John Eustace
26   GK Steve Ogrizovic
28   FW Gary McSheffrey
31   FW Cedric Roussel
32   DF Tomas Antonelius
33   GK Chris Kirkland
34   FW Ysrael Zúñiga
35   DF Colin Hendry
38   MF Robert Betts

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. Position Player
7   FW Darren Huckerby (to Leeds United)
14   MF Trond Egil Soltvedt (to Southampton)
No. Position Player
23   GK Raffaele Nuzzo (on loan from Inter Milan)
29   MF Paul Hall (to Walsall)

Reserve squadEdit

The following players did not appear for the first-team this season.

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

No. Position Player
13   GK Morten Hyldgaard
23   DF Walter Zevallos
25   MF Barry Ferguson
27   FW Stephen McPhee
29   DF Richard Spong
30   FW Gary McPhee
36   DF Craig Pead
37   MF Lee Fowler
39   FW Chukki Eribenne
40   DF Gerard Mooney
41   DF Mark Burrows
No. Position Player
42   DF Thomas Cudworth
43   GK Adam Mehmet
44   MF Craig Strachan
  DF Ian Brightwell
  MF Chris Barnett
  FW Stefano Gioacchini
  DF Daniel Jones
  DF Aaron Shanahan
  MF David Castro-Pearson
  MF Martin Grant
  MF Daire Doyle

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Name From Fee
22 June 1999 GK Raffaele Nuzzo Inter Loan
19 July 1999 MF Mustapha Hadji Deportivo £4,000,000
26 July 1999 FW Stefano Gioacchini Venezia £2,000,000
31 July 1999 MF Runar Normann Lillestrøm £1,000,000
18 August 1999 FW Robbie Keane Wolverhampton Wanderers £6,000,000
17 September 1999 MF Carlton Palmer Nottingham Forest £500,000
8 December 1999 DF Tomas Antonelius AIK £250,000
16 December 1999 DF Richard Spong IF Brommapojkarna £80,000
20 January 2000 FW Cedric Roussel AA Gent £1,200,000
21 January 2000 FW Ysrael Zúñiga FBC Melgar £750,000
21 January 2000 FW Walter Zevallos FBC Melgar £750,000
24 February 2000 DF Colin Hendry Rangers £750,000

OutEdit

Date Pos. Name To Fee
2 June 1999 DF Barry Prenderville Ayr United Free
23 June 1999 MF Willie Boland Cardiff City Free
29 June 1999 DF Philippe Clement Club Brugge £800,000
1 July 1999 GK Tynan Scope Bristol City Free
1 July 1999 MF Martin Devaney Cheltenham Town Free
20 July 1999 MF George Boateng Aston Villa £4,500,000
1 August 1999 DF Rob Miller Cambridge United Free
11 August 1999 FW Darren Huckerby Leeds United £4,000,000
12 August 1999 MF Trond Egil Soltvedt Southampton £300,000
16 September 1999 MF Sam Shilton Hartlepool United Free
17 November 1999 GK Raffaele Nuzzo Inter Loan return
23 March 2000 MF Paul Hall Walsall Free
Transfers in:   £15,450,000
Transfers out:   £9,600,000
Total spending:   £5,850,000

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Magnus Hedman 38 0 35 0 3 0 0 0
26 GK   Steve Ogrizovic 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
33 GK   Chris Kirkland 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF   Marc Edworthy 12 0 10 0 0 0 2 0
3 DF   David Burrows 16 0 11+4 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF   Paul Williams 32 1 26+2 1 3 0 1 0
5 DF   Richard Shaw 32 1 27+2 1 0+1 0 2 0
6 DF   Muhamed Konjić 6 0 3+1 0 0 0 1+1 0
12 DF   Paul Telfer 34 0 26+4 0 3 0 1 0
17 DF   Gary Breen 25 0 20+1 0 3 0 1 0
19 DF   Marcus Hall 11 0 7+2 0 0 0 1+1 0
22 DF   Barry Quinn 11 0 5+6 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF   Tomas Antonelius 12 0 7+3 0 0+2 0 0 0
35 DF   Colin Hendry 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
10 MF   Gary McAllister 43 13 38 11 3 0 2 2
11 MF   Mustapha Hadji 36 6 33 6 2 0 1 0
14 MF   Carlton Palmer 19 1 15 1 3 0 1 0
15 MF   Laurent Delorge 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
16 MF   Steve Froggatt 30 1 21+5 1 3 0 1 0
18 MF   Youssef Chippo 36 6 33 2 2 2 1 2
20 MF   Runar Normann 9 0 1+7 0 1 0 0 0
21 MF   Gavin Strachan 4 0 1+2 0 0 0 1 0
24 MF   John Eustace 21 2 12+4 1 1+2 1 1+1 0
38 MF   Robert Betts 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
7 FW   Robbie Keane 34 12 30+1 12 3 0 0 0
8 FW   Noel Whelan 28 3 20+6 1 1+1 2 0 0
9 FW   John Aloisi 7 2 3+4 2 0 0 0 0
28 FW   Gary McSheffrey 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 2 0
31 FW   Cedric Roussel 25 9 18+4 6 0 0 2+1 3
34 FW   Ysrael Zúñiga 7 2 3+4 2 0 0 0 0
Players transferred or loaned out during the season
7 FW   Darren Huckerby 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
23 GK   Raffaele Nuzzo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 FW   Paul Hall 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 31 June 2002
Source: Competitions

ReferencesEdit