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OverviewEdit

Rangers played a total of 55 competitive matches during the 1999–2000 season. The team finished first in the Scottish Premier League and won Advocaat his second consecutive league title.[1]

Rangers won the title by 21 points after some very consistent form throughout the season, only failing to win eight matches and losing just two. Rangers were undefeated against Celtic winning three out of the four matches. The signing of Michael Mols proved to be very significant with the striker scoring nine goals in his first nine league matches, although he suffered a serious injury later on in the season.

In the domestic cup competitions, they were knocked out of the League Cup at the quarter-finals stage, losing 1–0 to Aberdeen. However, the team won the Scottish Cup, defeating Aberdeen 4–0.

In European competition, the team qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stages after a win over UEFA Cup holders Parma in the third qualifying round, whom Rangers has lost to the previous season en route to Parma's UEFA Cup win. They were drawn alongside Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven and Valencia. Rangers were unable to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League after a narrow 1-0 loss in Munich on the final match day. The game saw Michael Mols suffer a serious knee injury after attempting to avoid a collision with Oliver Khan, and he was therefore out for the rest of the season. Rangers finished third in the group and dropped into the UEFA Cup, where they drew Borussia Dortmund. Despite a convincing 2-0 win in Glasgow, Rangers lost 2-0 in Dortmund and lost the tie overall after a penalty shoot-out.

TransfersEdit

InEdit

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window
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fee
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17 DF   Dariusz Adamczuk 29 Dundee Transfer Summer 2003 Free [1]
9 FW   Michael Mols 28 Utrecht   Transfer Summer 2003 £4m [2]
29 DF   Tero Penttilä 24 Haka   Transfer n/a 2003 £0.3m [3]
46 GK   Thomas Myhre 26 Everton   Loan n/a 1999 n/a [4]
47 FW   Billy Dodds 30 Dundee United Transfer n/a 2003 £1.3m [5]
26 MF   Tugay Kerimoğlu 29 Galatasaray   Transfer Winter 2003 £1.2m [6]

OutEdit

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Age
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window
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fee
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26 GK   Theo Snelders 35 MVV   End of contract Summer Free
12 DF   Jonas Thern 32 Retired End of contract Summer Free
28 DF   Luigi Riccio 21 Beveren   End of contract Summer Free
15 FW   Stéphane Guivarc'h 28 Auxerre   Transfer n/a £3.4m
27 MF   Charlie Miller 23 Watford   Transfer n/a £0.45m
13 GK   Antti Niemi 27 Heart of Midlothian Transfer n/a £0.4m
27 MF   Derek McInnes 28 Toulouse   Transfer n/a £0.3m
26 MF   Ian Ferguson 32 Dunfermline Athletic Transfer Winter Free
15 FW   Gabriel Amato 29 Grêmio   Transfer Winter £3.75m
16 DF   Colin Hendry 34 Coventry City   Transfer n/a £0.75m [7]
28 FW   Paul McKnight 23 St Mirren Transfer n/a Free

Last updated: 31 January 2016

  • Expendure:   £6,800,000
  • Income:   £9,050,000
  • Total loss/gain:   £2,250,000

ResultsEdit

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
31 July 1999 Kilmarnock H 2–1 48,074 Wallace, Reyna
7 August 1999 Heart of Midlothian A 4–0 17,893 Reyna (2), Mols, Albertz
15 August 1999 Motherwell H 4–1 45,264 Mols (4)
21 August 1999 Dundee United H 4–1 48,849 Reyna, Van Bronckhorst, Wallace, Vidmar
28 August 1999 Hibernian A 1–0 15,587 Johansson
11 September 1999 Aberdeen H 3–0 49,226 Mols (2), Albertz (pen.)
25 September 1999 St Johnstone H 3–1 47,475 Albertz (2, 1 pen.), Mols
2 October 1999 Dundee A 3–2 10,494 Kanchelskis, Wallace, Amato
16 October 1999 Kilmarnock A 1–1 15,795 Van Bronckhorst
30 October 1999 Aberdeen A 5–1 16,846 Johansson (3), Mols, Amato
7 November 1999 Celtic H 4–2 50,026 Johansson, Albertz (pen.), Amoruso, Amato
20 November 1999 Hibernian H 2–0 49,544 Johansson, Albertz
28 November 1999 Dundee H 1–2 47,154 Wallace
11 December 1999 Kilmarnock H 1–0 47,169 Albertz
18 December 1999 Motherwell A 5–1 12,640 Kanchelskis (2), Amoruso, Dodds (2)
22 December 1999 Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 49,907 Albertz
27 December 1999 Celtic A 1–1 59,619 Dodds
22 January 2000 Aberdeen H 5–0 50,023 Moore, Van Bronckhorst, Numan, Wallace, Ferguson
2 February 2000 Dundee United A 4–0 11,241 Vidmar (2), Wallace, McCann
6 February 2000 Hibernian A 2–2 13,420 Wallace, McCann
15 February 2000 St Johnstone A 1–1 9,608 Vidmar
27 February 2000 Dundee A 7–1 9,297 Wallace (3), Vidmar (2), Albertz, Rozental
4 March 2000 St Johnstone H 0–0 49,907
8 March 2000 Celtic A 1–0 59,220 Wallace
18 March 2000 Motherwell H 6–2 49,622 Wallace (3), Rozental (pen.), Albertz, Tugay (pen.)
26 March 2000 Celtic H 4–0 50,039 Albertz (2), Kanchelskis, Van Bronckhorst
1 April 2000 Aberdeen A 1–1 16,521 Ferguson
4 April 2000 Dundee United H 3–0 45,829 Albertz, Dodds, Wallace
12 April 2000 Heart of Midlothian A 2–1 16,314 Wallace, Dodds
15 April 2000 Dundee United A 2–0 11,419 Ferguson, Albertz
23 April 2000 St Johnstone A 2–0 10,016 Dodds (2)
30 April 2000 Dundee H 3–0 50,032 Dodds, McCann, Rozental
3 May 2000 Hibernian H 5–2 39,349 Ferguson, Dennis (o.g.), Dodds, Albertz (2)
7 May 2000 Kilmarnock A 2–0 13,284 Reyna, Albertz
13 May 2000 Heart of Midlothian H 1 – 0 49,109 Dodds
21 May 2000 Motherwell A 0–2 12,310

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
28 July 1999 QR2 FC Haka A 4–1 3,341 Amoruso, Mols (2), Nicholson
4 August 1999 QR2 FC Haka H 3–0 46,443 Wallace, Johansson, Amato
11 August 1999 QR3 Parma H 2–0 49,263 Vidmar, Reyna
25 August 1999 QR3 Parma A 0–1 24,087
15 September 1999 GS Valencia A 0–2 54,971
21 September 1999 GS Bayern Munich H 1–1 49,960 Albertz
28 September 1999 GS PSV Eindhoven A 1–0 30,000 Albertz
20 October 1999 GS PSV Eindhoven H 4–1 50,083 Amoruso, Mols (2), McCann
26 October 1999 GS Valencia H 1–2 50,063 Moore
3 November 1999 GS Bayern Munich A 0–1 54,000

UEFA CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 November 1999 R3 Borussia Dortmund H 2–0 49,268 Kohler (o.g.), Wallace
7 December 1999 R3 Borussia Dortmund A 0–2* 38,000

*Rangers lost the tie 3-1 on penalties

Scottish CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
30 January 2000 R3 St Johnstone A 2–0 9,099 Numan, Van Bronckhorst
19 February 2000 R4 Greenock Morton A 1–0 8,600 Moore
12 March 2000 QF Hearts H 4–1 31,864 Ferguson, Numan, Amoruso, Dodds (pen.)
8 April 2000 SF Ayr United N 7–0 38,357 Rozental (2), Kanchelskis, Wallace, Dodds (3)
27 May 2000 F Aberdeen N 4–0 50,865 Van Bronckhorst, Vidmar, Dodds, Albertz

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 October 1999 R3 Dunfermline Athletic H 1–0 30,024 Wallace
1 December 1999 QF Aberdeen A 0–1 12,108

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   Stefan Klos 35 0 24 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
2 DF   Sergio Porrini 22 0 11+1 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 8 0
3 DF   Craig Moore 39 3 22 1 4 1 1 0 12 1
4 DF   Lorenzo Amoruso 46 5 30 2 3 1 2 0 11 2
5 DF   Arthur Numan 43 3 29+1 1 5 2 1 0 7 0
6 MF   Barry Ferguson 49 5 31 4 5 1 1 0 12 0
7 MF   Andrei Kanchelskis 40 5 25+3 4 4+1 1 2 0 0+5 0
8 MF   Giovanni van Bronckhorst 45 6 27 4 5 2 1 0 12 0
9 FW   Michael Mols 20 13 9 9 0 0 0+1 0 10 4
10 FW   Rod Wallace 44 20 25+3 16 5 1 1 1 10 2
11 MF   Jörg Albertz 53 20 30+5 17 4+1 1 1 0 5+7 2
12 MF   Claudio Reyna 42 6 25+4 5 3+1 0 0 0 9 1
13 GK   Antti Niemi 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF   Tony Vidmar 39 6 21+6 4 3 1 1 0 6+2 1
15 FW   Gabriel Amato 13 4 4+4 3 0 0 1 0 2+2 1
15 FW   Sebastian Rozental 13 5 6+5 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
16 DF   Colin Hendry 4 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
17 DF   Dariusz Adamczuk 16 0 5+5 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
18 MF   Neil McCann 47 4 12+18 3 2+3 0 1 0 7+4 1
19 DF   Scott Wilson 12 0 9 0 1+1 0 1 0 0 0
20 FW   Jonatan Johansson 26 7 8+8 6 0 0 2 0 2+6 1
21 FW   Marco Negri 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
22 GK   Lionel Charbonnier 11 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23 MF   Barry Nicholson 5 1 0+2 0 0 0 1 0 0+2 1
24 FW   Gordon Durie 11 0 1+6 0 2 0 1 0 0+1 0
26 MF   Ian Ferguson 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
26 MF   Tugay Kerimoğlu (from 22 January) 20 1 9+7 1 1+3 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF   Derek McInnes 4 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
29 DF   Tero Penttilä 4 0 3 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
32 GK   Mark Brown 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 DF   Bob Malcolm 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF   Maurice Ross 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 MF   Jimmy Gibson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 MF   Stephen Carson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
46 GK   Thomas Myhre 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
47 FW   Billy Dodds 21 15 16+2 10 1+2 5 0 0 0 0
48 MF   Stephen Hughes 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yanks and Blanks". The Guardian. 25 June 1999. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Mols re-signs for Rangers". BBC Sport. 15 June 2003. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Penttila moves to Rangers to learn". The Herald (Glasgow). 17 November 1999. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Rangers loan star promises to shine". BBC Sport. 24 November 1999. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Billy Dodds: I jumped at chance to join boyhood heroes Rangers but I can understand why it's different for guys like Scott Allan". Daily Record. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Tugay threatens Rangers departure". BBC Sport. 15 June 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Hendry arrives at Highfield Road". BBC Sport. 25 February 2000. Retrieved 15 December 2012.