1999–2000 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City
1999-2000 season
Chairman Bryan Richardson
Manager Gordon Strachan
Stadium Highfield Road
Premiership 14th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Keane (12)
All: McAllister (13)
Highest home attendance 23,098 (vs. Liverpool, 1 April)
Lowest home attendance 17,685 (vs. Derby County, 21 August)
Average home league attendance 20,786
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Coventry City competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Coventry City were one of the Premiership's best-performing sides at home during 1999-2000, achieving 12 victories at the Highfield Road stadium, but failed to win a single away game all season. Their dismal away record ruined their hopes of getting anywhere near the top five, and they were restricted to 14th place in the final table. 1999-2000 also marked the end of 43-year-old goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic's illustrious career at the club, and severed their final remaining link with the 1987 FA Cup winning side. Robbie Keane proved a successful signing with 12 goals in 34 league appearances.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester United 38 28 7 3 97 45  +52 91
2 Arsenal 38 22 7 9 73 43  +30 73
3 Leeds United 38 21 6 11 58 43  +15 69
4 Liverpool 38 19 10 9 51 30  +21 67
5 Chelsea 38 18 11 9 53 34  +19 65
6 Aston Villa 38 15 13 10 46 35  +11 58
7 Sunderland 38 16 10 12 57 56  +1 58
8 Leicester City 38 16 7 15 55 55  0 55
9 West Ham United 38 15 10 13 52 53  −1 55
10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 8 15 57 49  +8 53
11 Newcastle United 38 14 10 14 63 54  +9 52
12 Middlesbrough 38 14 10 14 46 52  −6 52
13 Everton 38 12 4 12 59 49  +10 50
14 Coventry City 38 12 8 18 47 54  −7 44
15 Southampton 38 12 8 18 45 62  −17 44
16 Derby County 38 9 11 18 44 57  −13 38
17 Bradford City 38 9 9 20 38 68  −30 36
18 Wimbledon 38 7 12 19 46 74  −28 33
19 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 7 23 38 70  −32 31
20 Watford 38 6 6 26 35 77  −42 24
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division One

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results Summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 12 8 18 47 54 −7 44 12 1 6 38 22 +16 0 7 12 9 32 −23

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Result L L D W L D L L W D W D W D W L D L W D W D L W L L L L W W L L L W L L W L
Position 16 17 16 12 16 16 17 17 15 14 12 13 13 12 11 12 11 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 14 11 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Coventry City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Southampton H 0-1 19,915
11 August 1999 Leicester City A 0-1 19,196
14 August 1999 Wimbledon A 1-1 10,635 McAllister (pen)
21 August 1999 Derby County H 2-0 17,685 Keane (2)
25 August 1999 Manchester United H 1-2 22,024 Aloisi
29 August 1999 Sunderland A 1-1 39,427 Keane
11 September 1999 Leeds United H 3-4 21,532 McAllister (pen), Aloisi, Chippo
19 September 1999 Tottenham Hotspur A 2-3 35,224 Keane, Chippo
25 September 1999 West Ham United H 1-0 19,993 Hadji
2 October 1999 Everton A 1-1 34,839 McAllister
16 October 1999 Newcastle United H 4-1 23,031 Palmer, Williams, Keane, Hadji
23 October 1999 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-0 23,296
31 October 1999 Watford H 4-0 21,700 Keane, Froggatt, Hadji, McAllister (pen)
6 November 1999 Bradford City A 1-1 17,587 McAllister
22 November 1999 Aston Villa H 2-1 20,184 Roussel, Keane
27 November 1999 Leicester City H 0-1 22,021
4 December 1999 Southampton A 0-0 15,168
18 December 1999 Liverpool A 0-2 44,024
26 December 1999 Arsenal H 3-2 22,757 McAllister, Hadji, Keane
4 January 2000 Chelsea H 2-2 20,164 Roussel, Keane
15 January 2000 Wimbledon H 2-0 19,012 McAllister (pen), Keane
22 January 2000 Derby County A 0-0 28,381
5 February 2000 Manchester United A 2-3 61,380 Roussel (2)
12 February 2000 Sunderland H 3-2 22,101 Keane, Hadji, Roussel
19 February 2000 Middlesbrough A 0-2 32,798
26 February 2000 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-1 23,077
5 March 2000 Leeds United A 0-3 38,710
11 March 2000 Aston Villa A 0-1 33,177
15 March 2000 Everton H 1-0 18,518 McAllister
18 March 2000 Bradford City H 4-0 19,201 Roussel, Whelan, Eustace, Zúñiga
26 March 2000 Arsenal A 0-3 38,027
1 April 2000 Liverpool H 0-3 23,098
12 April 2000 Chelsea A 1-2 32,316 McAllister
15 April 2000 Middlesbrough H 2-1 19,435 Ince (own goal), Keane
22 April 2000 West Ham United A 0-5 24,719
29 April 2000 Newcastle United A 0-2 36,408
6 May 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 4-1 19,921 McAllister (2), Zúñiga, Hadji
14 May 2000 Watford A 0-1 18,977

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Norwich City A 3-1 15,702 Whelan, Roussel, Eustace
R4 8 January 2000 Burnley H 3-0 22,774 Chippo (2), Whelan
R5 29 January 2000 Charlton Athletic H 2-3 23,400 Roussel (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1-5 6,759 McAllister
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 3-1 (lost 4-6 on agg) 12,433 McAllister, Chippo (2)

Squad[edit]

[2][3] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Magnus Hedman
2 England DF Marc Edworthy
3 England DF David Burrows
4 England DF Paul Williams
5 England DF Richard Shaw
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Muhamed Konjić
7 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane
8 England FW Noel Whelan
9 Australia FW John Aloisi
10 Scotland MF Gary McAllister
11 Morocco MF Mustapha Hadji
12 Scotland DF Paul Telfer
13 Denmark GK Morten Hyldgaard
14 England MF Carlton Palmer
15 Belgium MF Laurent Delorge
16 England MF Steve Froggatt
17 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Breen[4]
18 Morocco MF Youssef Chippo
19 England DF Marcus Hall
20 Norway MF Runar Normann
21 Scotland MF Gavin Strachan
22 Republic of Ireland DF Barry Quinn
No. Position Player
23 Peru DF Walter Zeballos
24 England MF John Eustace
25 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Ferguson
26 England GK Steve Ogrizovic
27 Scotland FW Stephen McPhee
28 England FW Gary McSheffrey
29 Sweden DF Richard Spong
30 Scotland FW Gary McPhee
31 Belgium FW Cedric Roussel
32 Sweden DF Tomas Antonelius
33 England GK Chris Kirkland
34 Peru FW Ysrael Zúñiga
35 Scotland DF Colin Hendry
36 England DF Craig Pead
37 Wales MF Lee Fowler
38 England MF Robert Betts
39 England FW Chukki Eribenne
40 Scotland DF Gerard Mooney
41 England DF Mark Burrows
42 England DF Thomas Cudworth
43 England GK Adam Mehmet
44 England MF Craig Strachan

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
7 England FW Darren Huckerby (to Leeds United)
14 Norway MF Trond Egil Soltvedt (to Southampton)
No. Position Player
23 Italy GK Raffaele Nuzzo (on loan from Inter Milan)
29 Jamaica MF Paul Hall (to Walsall)

Reserve 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
- England DF Ian Brightwell
- England MF Chris Barnett
- Italy FW Stefano Gioacchini
- England DF Daniel Jones
No. Position Player
- England DF Aaron Shanahan
- Scotland MF David Castro-Pearson
- Scotland MF Martin Grant
- Republic of Ireland MF Daire Doyle

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
19 July 1999 MF Mustapha Hadji Deportivo £4,000,000
26 July 1999 FW Stefano Gioacchini Venezia £2,000,000
31 July 1999 MF Runar Normann Lillestrøm £1,000,000
18 August 1999 FW Robbie Keane Wolverhampton Wanderers £6,000,000
17 September 1999 MF Carlton Palmer Nottingham Forest £500,000
8 December 1999 DF Tomas Antonelius AIK £250,000
16 December 1999 DF Richard Spong IF Brommapojkarna Signed
20 January 2000 FW Cedric Roussel AA Gent £1,200,000
24 February 2000 DF Colin Hendry Rangers £750,000
25 February 2000 FW Ysrael Zúñiga FBC Melgar £750,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
2 June 1999 DF Barry Prenderville Ayr United Free transfer
23 June 1999 MF Willie Boland Cardiff City Free transfer
29 June 1999 DF Philippe Clement Club Brugge £800,000
1 July 1999 GK Tynan Scope Bristol City Free transfer
1 July 1999 MF Martin Devaney Cheltenham Town Free transfer
20 July 1999 MF George Boateng Aston Villa £4,500,000
1 August 1999 DF Rob Miller Cambridge United Free transfer
11 August 1999 FW Darren Huckerby Leeds United £4,000,000
12 August 1999 MF Trond Egil Soltvedt Southampton £300,000
16 September 1999 MF Sam Shilton Hartlepool United Free transfer
23 March 2000 MF Paul Hall Walsall Free transfer
Transfers in: Decrease £15,450,000
Transfers out: Increase £9,600,000
Total spending: Decrease £5,850,000

References[edit]