1998–99 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham F.C.
1998–99 season
Chairman Egypt Mohammed Al Fayed
Manager England Kevin Keegan Till 9 May 1999
England Paul Bracewell from 18 May 1999
Second Division 1st
FA Cup Fifth round
Worthington Cup Third round
Auto Windscreens Shield Trophy Second round
Top goalscorer League: Geoff Horsfield (15)
All: Geoff Horsfield (17)

The 1998–99 season was Fulham's 101st season in professional football. They played in the Second Division (previously known as the Third Division), achieving promotion to the First Division as champions, with a massive 14-point gap on Second place. The club also reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they were beaten by eventual winners Manchester United.

On 17 February 1999, Kevin Keegan was appointed England coach on a part-time basis following the departure of Glenn Hoddle. Keegan then left Craven Cottage at the end of the season to concentrate on his duties as England manager. Fulham replaced Keegan with Paul Bracewell as player-manager.[1]

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Northern Ireland GK Maik Taylor[2]
England GK Simon Brown
South Africa GK Andre Arendse
Belgium DF Philippe Albert (on loan from Newcastle United)
England DF Rufus Brevett
Wales DF Chris Coleman
Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan
France DF François Keller
England DF Matt Lawrence
Scotland DF Steve McAnespie
England DF Simon Morgan
Wales DF Alan Neilson[3]
England DF Rob Scott
England DF Jamie Smith
Wales DF Kit Symons[4]
Netherlands DF Gus Uhlenbeek
England MF Kevin Betsy[5]
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Bracewell
England MF Matt Brazier
England MF Paul Brooker
England MF Wayne Collins
England MF Sean Davis
England MF Steve Hayward
England MF John Salako
England MF Neil Smith
Wales MF Paul Trollope[6]
England FW Peter Beardsley
England FW Luke Cornwall
England FW Barry Hayles[7]
England FW Geoff Horsfield
Germany FW Dirk Lehmann
England FW Paul Moody
Canada FW Paul Peschisolido

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Fulham 46 19 3 1 50 12 12 5 6 29 20 79 32 + 47 101
2 Walsall 46 13 7 3 37 23 13 2 8 26 24 63 47 + 16 87
3 Manchester City 46 13 6 4 38 14 9 10 4 31 19 69 33 + 36 82
4 Gillingham 46 15 5 3 45 17 7 9 7 30 27 75 44 + 31 80
5 Preston North End 46 12 6 5 46 23 10 7 6 32 27 78 50 + 28 79
6 Wigan Athletic 46 14 5 4 44 17 8 5 10 31 31 75 48 + 27 76
7 Bournemouth 46 14 7 2 37 11 7 6 10 26 30 63 41 + 22 76
8 Stoke City 46 10 4 9 32 32 11 2 10 27 31 59 63 – 4 69
9 Chesterfield 46 14 5 4 34 16 3 8 12 12 28 46 44 + 2 64
10 Millwall 46 9 8 6 33 24 8 3 12 19 35 52 59 – 7 62
11 Reading 46 10 6 7 29 26 6 7 10 25 37 54 63 – 9 61
12 Luton Town 46 10 4 9 25 26 6 6 11 26 34 51 60 – 9 58
13 Bristol Rovers 46 8 9 6 35 28 5 8 10 30 28 65 56 + 9 56
14 Blackpool 46 7 8 8 24 24 7 6 10 20 30 44 54 – 10 56
15 Burnley 46 8 7 8 23 33 5 9 9 31 40 54 73 – 19 55
16 Notts County 46 8 6 9 29 27 6 6 11 23 34 52 61 – 9 54
17 Wrexham 46 8 6 9 21 28 5 8 10 22 34 43 62 – 19 53
18 Colchester United 46 9 7 7 25 30 3 9 11 27 40 52 70 – 18 52
19 Wycombe Wanderers 46 8 5 10 31 26 5 7 11 21 32 52 58 – 6 51
20 Oldham Athletic 46 8 4 11 26 31 6 5 12 22 35 48 66 – 18 51
21 York City 46 6 8 9 28 33 7 3 13 28 47 56 80 – 24 50
22 Northampton 46 4 12 7 26 31 6 6 11 17 26 43 57 – 14 48
23 Lincoln City 46 9 4 10 27 27 4 3 16 15 47 42 74 – 32 46
24 Macclesfield Town 46 7 4 12 24 30 4 6 13 19 33 43 63 – 30 43

Matches[edit]

Division 2[edit]




1998-08-29
Fulham 0 – 0 Bournemouth


1998-09-08
Fulham 1 – 0 Stoke City


1998-09-19
Fulham 3 – 3 York City



1998-10-03
Fulham 1 – 3 Luton Town

1998-10-17
Millwall 0 – 1 Fulham
The New Den, London

1998-10-24
Fulham 4 – 1 Walsall




1998-11-21
Fulham 2 – 1 Chesterfield



1998-12-12
Fulham 4 – 0 Burnley









1999-02-20
Fulham 2 – 1 Notts County

1999-02-23
Fulham 3 – 1 Reading



1999-03-06
Fulham 1 – 0 Lincoln City




1999-03-20
Fulham 4 – 0 Blackpool



1999-04-13
Fulham 3 – 0 Gillingham


1999-04-21
Fulham 4 – 1 Millwall

1999-04-24
Fulham 1 – 1 Wrexham

1999-05-01
Burnley 1 – 0 Fulham



Worthington Cup[edit]

1998-08-11
Fulham 2 – 1 Cardiff City
Beardsley Goal 43'
Lehmann Goal 58'
Williams Goal 8'

1998-08-18
Cardiff City 1 – 2 Fulham
Eckhardt Goal 86' Salako Goal 22'
Morgan Goal 37'

1998-09-15
Fulham 1 – 1 Southampton
Coleman Goal 54' Beattie Goal 62'

1998-09-23
Southampton 0 – 1 Fulham
Lehmann Goal 10'

1998-10-27
Liverpool 3 – 1 Fulham
Morgan Goal 53' (o.g.)
Fowler Goal 66' (pen.)
Ince Goal 76'
Peschisolido Goal 60'

FA Cup[edit]

1998-11-15
Fulham 1 – 1 Leigh RMI
Lehmann Goal 36' Whealing Goal 20'

1998-11-24
Leigh RMI 0 – 2 Fulham
Peschisolido Goal 32' (pen.) Goal 41'

1998-12-05
Fulham 4 – 2 Hartlepool
Horsfield Goal 6' Goal 84'
Di Lella Goal 47' (o.g.)
Morgan Goal 81'
Midgley Goal 41'
Howard Goal 58'


1999-01-13
Fulham 1 – 0 Southampton
Hayles Goal 85'

1999-01-23
Aston Villa 0 – 2 Fulham
Morgan Goal 8'
Hayward Goal 43'


Auto Windscreens Shield Trophy[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keegan and Bracewell take new jobs". The Guardian. 14 May 1999. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Taylor was born in Hildesheim, Germany, but also qualified to represent any of the home nations internationally as he was a British passport holder born abroad. He made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1999.
  3. ^ Neilson was born in Wegberg, Germany, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1992.
  4. ^ Symons was born in Basingstoke, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally through his father, and made his international debut for Wales in 1992.
  5. ^ Betsy was born in Woking, England, but also qualified to represent the Seychelles internationally through his father, and would make his international debut for the Seychelles in June 2011.
  6. ^ Trollope was born in Swindon, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1997.
  7. ^ Hayles was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally, and would make his international debut for Jamaica in June 2001, having previous represented the Cayman Islands at international level despite not meeting eligibility requirements.

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