The 1999–2000 season was the 91st year of football played by Dundee United, and covers the period from 1999-07-01 to 2000-06-30. United finished in eighth place, an improvement on last year's ninth-place finish, despite accumulating fewer points in this campaign.
United sold top scorer Billy Dodds to Rangers at the start of December and immediately the club's fortunes changed. Sitting third in the league, the club would win only one of the next fourteen league games and three in total for the rest of the season. In fact, United lost 11 of the last 13 matches, consigning them to eighth place. Such was Dodds' impact that he finished top scorer, despite only playing the first four months of the season with the club.
Dundee United played a total of 44 competitive matches during the 1999–2000 season. The team finished eighth in the Scottish Premier League.
In the cup competitions, United were knocked out of the Scottish Cup at the quarter-finals stage, losing 1–0 to Aberdeen. The same team knocked United out of the CIS Insurance Cup, this time at the semi-final stage. Both matches finished 1–0.
During the 1999-00 season, United used 29 different players, with a further three named as substitutes who did not make an appearance on the pitch. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.
Thirteen players scored for the United first team with the team scoring 52 goals in total. Despite leaving the club in early December and playing only eighteen matches, Billy Dodds was the top goalscorer, scoring ten goals.
Joaquim Ferraz's six league goals came in consecutive games - three times. He found the net in the first two matches of the season, had a fourteen game gap until two in his next two games before taking six matches to fire his next two goals. He only finished on the losing side once after scoring in the league.