1999–2000 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
1999–2000 season
Chairman England David Sheepshanks
Manager Scotland George Burley
Stadium Portman Road
Football League First Division 3rd (promoted)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Johnson (22)
All: Johnson (23)
Average home league attendance 18,524

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Ipswich Town F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In 1999–2000 season, Ipswich qualified for the Division One play-off final, the last First Division play-off final at Wembley Stadium before the stadium was to be redeveloped.[1] They beat Barnsley 4–2 securing their return to the Premiership after an absence of five years.[2]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. Charlton Athletic 46 27 10 9 79 45 91
2. Manchester City 46 26 11 9 78 40 89
3. Ipswich Town 46 25 12 9 71 42 87
4. Barnsley 46 24 10 12 88 67 82
5. Birmingham City 46 22 11 13 65 44 77
6. Bolton Wanderers 46 21 13 12 69 50 76
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 21 11 14 64 48 74
8. Huddersfield Town 46 21 11 14 62 49 74
9. Fulham 46 17 16 13 49 41 67
10. Queens Park Rangers 46 16 18 12 62 53 66
11. Blackburn Rovers 46 15 17 14 55 51 62
12. Norwich City 46 14 15 17 45 50 57
13. Tranmere Rovers 46 15 12 19 57 68 57
14. Nottingham Forest 46 14 14 18 53 55 56
15. Crystal Palace 46 13 15 18 57 67 54
16. Sheffield United 46 13 15 18 59 71 54
17. Stockport County 46 13 15 18 55 67 54
18. Portsmouth 46 13 12 21 55 66 51
19. Crewe Alexandra 46 14 9 23 46 67 51
20. Grimsby Town 46 13 12 21 41 67 51
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 10 19 17 43 60 49
22. Walsall 46 11 13 22 52 77 46
23. Port Vale 46 7 15 24 48 69 36
24. Swindon Town 46 8 12 26 38 77 36

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

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Richard Wright
2 Netherlands DF Fabian Wilnis
3 England DF Jamie Clapham
4 France DF Jean-Manuel Thetis
5 England DF Tony Mowbray
6 England DF Mark Venus
7 England MF Mick Stockwell
8 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland
9 England FW David Johnson
10 England FW James Scowcroft
11 Northern Ireland MF Jim Magilton
12 England FW Richard Naylor
13 England GK Mike Salmon
14 England MF Jermaine Wright
15 Netherlands MF Marco Holster
No. Position Player
17 England DF Wayne Brown
18 England DF Titus Bramble
19 England FW Neil Midgley
20 England FW Richard Logan
21 England MF John Kennedy
22 Scotland MF Stuart Niven
23 Northern Ireland MF Sean Friars
24 England DF John McGreal
25 England DF Gary Croft
26 England GK James Pullen
27 England FW Marcus Stewart
29 England GK Keith Branagan
30 Netherlands MF Martijn Reuser (on loan from Vitesse)
32 Sweden FW Jonas Axeldal

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
31 Netherlands GK Sieb Dijkstra (released)
28 England DF Michael Clegg (loan return to Manchester United)
No. Position Player
16 England MF Adam Tanner (to Peterborough United)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turnbull, Simon (27 May 2007). "Championship Play-Off Final: The Mowbray method – softly, softly". London: The Independent. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Ipswich triumph at last". BBC News. 29 May 2000. Retrieved 7 February 2008.