1999–2000 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
1999–2000 season
Chairman England Lionel Pickering
Manager England Jim Smith
Stadium Pride Park
Premiership 16th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Rory Delap (8)
All:
Rory Delap (8)
Highest home attendance 33,378 (vs. Liverpool, 18 March)
Lowest home attendance 19,152 (vs. Swansea City, 22 September)
Average home league attendance 29,351
Home colours
Away colours

The 1999–2000 English football season was Derby County F.C.'s fourth consecutive season in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

After two successive top 10 finishes which gave promise a possible bid for a UEFA Cup place, Derby County endured their most difficult season in recent year as they finished 16th with a mere 38 points, just two places and five points clear of relegation.

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[edit]

Derby County's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Leeds United A 0-0 40,118
10 August 1999 Arsenal H 1-2 25,901 Delap
14 August 1999 Middlesbrough H 1-3 24,045 Burton
21 August 1999 Coventry City A 0-2 17,685
25 August 1999 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-0 20,943 Delap, Sturridge
28 August 1999 Everton H 1-0 26,550 Fuertes
11 September 1999 Wimbledon A 2-2 12,282 Carbonari, Johnson
18 September 1999 Sunderland H 0-5 28,264
25 September 1999 Bradford City H 0-1 31,305
4 October 1999 Southampton A 3-3 14,208 Delap, Laursen, Beck
16 October 1999 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-1 29,815
25 October 1999 Newcastle United A 0-2 35,614
30 October 1999 Chelsea H 3-1 28,614 Burton, Delap (2)
6 November 1999 Liverpool A 0-2 44,467
20 November 1999 Manchester United H 1-2 33,370 Delap
28 November 1999 Arsenal A 1-2 37,964 Sturridge
5 December 1999 Leeds United H 0-1 29,455
18 December 1999 Leicester City A 1-0 18,581 Powell
26 December 1999 Aston Villa H 0-2 33,222
28 December 1999 West Ham United A 1-1 24,998 Sturridge
3 January 2000 Watford H 2-0 28,072 Strupar (2)
15 January 2000 Middlesbrough A 4-1 32,745 Christie (2), Burton, Burley
22 January 2000 Coventry City H 0-0 28,381
5 February 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 3-3 30,100 Strupar, Burley, Hinchcliffe (own goal)
12 February 2000 Everton A 1-2 33,268 Nimni
26 February 2000 Sunderland A 1-1 41,940 Christie
4 March 2000 Wimbledon H 4-0 28,384 Kinkladze, Christie, Sturridge, Burton
11 March 2000 Manchester United A 1-3 61,619 Strupar
18 March 2000 Liverpool H 0-2 33,378
25 March 2000 Aston Villa A 0-2 28,613
2 April 2000 Leicester City H 3-0 25,763 Burley, Delap, Sturridge
8 April 2000 Watford A 0-0 16,579
15 April 2000 West Ham United H 1-2 31,202 Sturridge
21 April 2000 Bradford City A 4-4 18,276 Delap, Strupar, Burley (2 pens)
24 April 2000 Southampton H 2-0 29,403 Powell, Christie
29 April 2000 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-1 33,044 Carbonari
6 May 2000 Newcastle United H 0-0 32,724
14 May 2000 Chelsea A 0-4 35,084

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Burnley H 0-1 23,400

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Swansea City A 0-0 6,260
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1999 Swansea City H 3-1 19,152 Fuertes, Sturridge, Borbokis
R3 13 October 1999 Bolton Wanderers H 1-2 20,242 Beck

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
2 Argentina DF Horacio Carbonari
3 Germany DF Stefan Schnoor
4 Jamaica MF Darryl Powell[3]
5 England DF Tony Dorigo
6 England FW Lee Morris
7 England MF Seth Johnson
8 England FW Dean Sturridge
9 Jamaica FW Deon Burton[4]
10 Republic of Ireland MF Rory Delap[5]
12 England FW Malcolm Christie
14 Norway MF Lars Bohinen
16 Denmark DF Jacob Laursen
18 England DF Richard Jackson
No. Position Player
19 England DF Steve Elliott
20 Argentina FW Esteban Fuertes
21 Estonia GK Mart Poom
23 England MF Paul Boertien
24 England GK Andy Oakes
25 Denmark FW Mikkel Beck
26 England FW Marvin Robinson
27 Georgia (country) MF Georgi Kinkladze (on loan from Ajax)
28 England MF Adam Murray
29 Italy MF Stefano Eranio
31 England DF Chris Riggott
33 Scotland MF Craig Burley
35 Belgium FW Branko Strupar[6]

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
1 England GK Russell Hoult (to Portsmouth)
6 Croatia DF Igor Štimac (to West Ham United)
11 England MF Kevin Harper (to Portsmouth)
13 Israel MF Avi Nimni (on loan from Maccabi Tel Aviv)
No. Position Player
17 England DF Spencer Prior (to Manchester City)
22 Greece DF Vassilis Borbokis (to P.A.O.K.)
27 Italy FW Francesco Baiano (to Ternana)

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
15 England MF Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
30 England DF Danny Porter
32 England GK Richard Knight
34 England MF Jake Ford
Republic of Ireland GK Ged Doherty
England DF Wayne Adams
No. Position Player
England DF Ian Evatt
Wales DF Karl Brown
England MF Adam Bolder
Republic of Ireland MF Brendon Canning
England FW Sinclair Le Geyt

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[7]
Considering a 4-4-2 formation[8]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Transfers in: Decrease £8,760,000
Transfers out: Increase £4,400,000
Total spending: Decrease £4,360,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/derby-county/1999-2000/results
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1999-2000/faprem/derby.htm
  3. ^ Powell was born in Lambeth, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1998.
  4. ^ Burton was born in Reading, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 1997.
  5. ^ Delap was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Ireland in 1998.
  6. ^ Strupar was born in Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia (now part of Croatia) but became a naturalised Belgian citizen and made his international debut for Belgium in 1999.
  7. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/derby-county/tab/players/season/2000
  8. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/team/Derby_County/FA_Premier_League_1999-2000/fixture