1998–99 F.C. Internazionale Milano season

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Internazionale
1998–99 season
Chairman Massimo Moratti
Manager Luigi Simoni (until November 30), Mircea Lucescu, Luciano Castellini, Roy Hodgson (from 5 May)
Serie A 8th
Coppa Italia Semi-finals
Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer Ronaldo (14)

During the 1998–99 Italian football season, F.C. Internazionale Milano competed in Serie A.

Season summary[edit]

Inter continued its increasingly frustrating run without the league title, which was extended to ten years following a chaotic season. Coach Luigi Simoni was fired when the side did not perform to the expected level, and the season saw a further three coaches trying to tame Inter without any success. Despite the chaos, the side managed to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where it lost to eventual champions Manchester United.

Another worry was the injury problems affecting star striker Ronaldo, who only played in 19 of the 34 league matches (although in those 19 games he scored 14 goals). In the summer, Inter signed Christian Vieri from Lazio for a world-record transfer fee of £32 million to help out with the goalscoring, while successful ex-Juventus coach Marcello Lippi was appointed in the hope he could end Inter's title drought.

Squad[edit]

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. Position Player
1 Italy GK Gianluca Pagliuca
2 Italy DF Giuseppe Bergomi (captain)
3 Italy DF Francesco Colonnese
4 Argentina DF Javier Zanetti
5 Italy DF Fabio Galante
6 France MF Youri Djorkaeff
7 Italy DF Salvatore Fresi
8 Netherlands MF Aron Winter
9 Brazil FW Ronaldo
10 Italy FW Roberto Baggio
11 Italy FW Nicola Ventola
13 Brazil MF Zé Elias
No. Position Player
14 Argentina MF Diego Simeone
15 France MF Benoît Cauet
16 Nigeria DF Taribo West
17 Italy MF Francesco Moriero
18 Chile FW Iván Zamorano
19 Portugal MF Paulo Sousa
20 Brazil MF Gilberto
21 Italy MF Andrea Pirlo
22 France GK Sebastien Frey
23 Croatia DF Dario Šimić
24 France DF Mikaël Silvestre
25 Italy DF Mauro Milanese (on loan from Parma)

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
12 Italy GK Andrea Mazzantini (to Perugia)
No. Position Player
20 Uruguay FW Álvaro Recoba (on loan to Venezia)

Results[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Sources[edit]

- RSSSF Italy Championship 1998/99

References[edit]