1998–99 Valencia CF season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Valencia CF
1998–99 season
Manager Claudio Ranieri
La Liga 4th
UEFA Cup Second round
Copa del Rey Winners
Top goalscorer Claudio López (21)

Valencia CF had a successful season, finishing in the top four of La Liga and thus qualifying for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in almost 30 years, thanks to the extension of the competition to include more teams from the top leagues. Valencia also won the Copa del Rey, ending a long trophy drought and marking a successful end to Italian coach Claudio Ranieri's first spell at the club. Among the main players behind the success included Gaizka Mendieta, Javier Farinós and lethal striker Claudio López.

At the end of the season, Ranieri left to manage Atlético Madrid; he was replaced by Argentine Héctor Cúper, who had led Mallorca to third place and the Cup Winners' Cup final.

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 Spain GK Santiago Cañizares
2 Spain DF Javi Navarro
3 Spain DF Juanfran
4 Spain DF Paco Camarasa
5 Serbia and Montenegro DF Miroslav Đukić
6 Spain MF Gaizka Mendieta
7 Argentina FW Claudio López
8 Spain MF Javier Farinós
9 Italy FW Cristiano Lucarelli
10 Sweden MF Stefan Schwarz
11 Romania FW Adrian Ilie
13 Spain GK Jorge Bartual
14 Sweden DF Joachim Björklund
No. Position Player
15 Italy DF Amedeo Carboni
16 France DF Alain Roche
18 Romania MF Gabriel Popescu
19 Croatia FW Goran Vlaović
20 France DF Jocelyn Angloma
21 Spain MF Luis Milla
22 Romania MF Dennis Şerban
23 Spain MF Angulo
25 Spain DF Miguel Soria
26 Spain GK Jonathan
27 Spain MF Curro Montoya
30 Spain FW Rubén Navarro
31 Spain FW Jandro

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 Argentina MF Guillermo Morigi (to Vélez Sársfield)
17 Romania FW Sabin Ilie (on loan to Lleida)
No. Position Player
24 Spain DF Óscar Téllez (to Villarreal)

Results[edit]

La Liga[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

La Liga[edit]

References[edit]