1998–99 Parma A.C. season

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Parma
1998–99 season
Chairman Italy Calisto Tanzi
Manager Italy Alberto Malesani
Serie A 4th
Coppa Italia Winners
UEFA Cup Winners
Top goalscorer Argentina Hernán Crespo (16)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Season summary[edit]

Parma F.C. won two trophies in one of the club's most successful seasons. The Coppa Italia win over Fiorentina was followed by a spectacular 3-0 victory against French giants Marseille in the UEFA Cup Final. In the league, Parma could not quite match Milan and Lazio, but managed to clinch the fourth and final Champions League spot.

In the summer, Parma was hit by the departure of playmaker Juan Sebastián Verón to Lazio. The club brought in Ariel Ortega as his replacement, but clearly lost a key ingredient in its perennial championship challenge.

Controversy with regard to this season did affect the club a few years later, when video footage of key player Fabio Cannavaro receiving suspicious injections prior to the UEFA Cup final hit the Internet. It has never been proved that Cannavaro was doping, but the legacy of the season was tainted.

First-team 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 Gianluigi Buffon
2 France MF Reynald Pedros
3 Italy DF Antonio Benarrivo
4 Italy DF Luigi Sartor
5 Italy DF Luigi Apolloni
6 Argentina DF Néstor Sensini
7 Italy MF Diego Fuser
8 Italy MF Dino Baggio
9 Argentina FW Hernán Crespo
10 Colombia FW Faustino Asprilla
11 Argentina MF Juan Sebastián Verón
12 Italy GK Matteo Guardalben
13 Croatia MF Mario Stanić
No. Position Player
14 Italy DF Roberto Mussi
15 France MF Alain Boghossian
17 Italy DF Fabio Cannavaro
18 Argentina FW Abel Balbo
19 Italy MF Pierluigi Orlandini
20 Italy FW Enrico Chiesa
21 France DF Lilian Thuram
22 Italy GK Alessandro Nista
23 Italy MF Stefano Fiore
24 Italy DF Paolo Vanoli
25 Italy MF Raffaele Longo
27 Togo FW Mohamed Kader
28 Italy GK Davide Micillo

Left club on 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
16 Ivory Coast DF Saliou Lassissi (on loan to Sampdoria)

Sold by 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
26 Italy MF Federico Giunti (to Milan)
No. Position Player
26 Italy DF Giuseppe Cardone (to Vicenza)

Results[edit]

Serie A[edit]

References[edit]