1999–2000 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
1999–2000 season
President João Vale e Azevedo
Manager Jupp Heynckes
Stadium Estádio da Luz
Primeira Liga 3rd
Taça de Portugal Sixth round
UEFA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Nuno Gomes (18)
All: Nuno Gomes (20)
Highest home attendance 75,000 vs Sporting
(9 January 2000)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs Amora
(12 January 2000)
Home colours
Away colours

The 1999–2000 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 96th season in existence and the club's 66th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It involved Benfica competing in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal. Benfica qualified for the UEFA Cup by finishing 3rd in the previous Primeira Liga.[1]

After the resignation of Graeme Souness in the previous season. Benfica nominated recent European champion manager Jupp Heynckes.[2][3]

In the Primeira Liga, Benfica finished in third, securing a spot for next season UEFA Cup. A notable game in the season was the victory against Sporting CP in day 33, with a late goal from Sabry, preventing Sporting from being champions at home against Benfica.[4][5]

In the Taça de Portugal, Benfica reached the sixth round, before being defeated at home by Sporting, for the third time in the club's history.[6]

In the UEFA Cup, Benfica reached the third round, where they suffered their biggest European defeat ever, with accusations of unprofessionalism from the players. Captain João Pinto along with the entire squad, were obligated by president Vale e Azevedo to apologize to associates on a public announcement.[7]

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

After a disappointing second year, Graeme Souness was sacked in mid-April, with President Vale e Azevedo banning him from enter the club premises.[8] He was succeeded by Jupp Heynckes, which had come from a sabbatical year, following his European success in Real Madrid.[9] Heynckes wanted reinforcements for the left-back, centre-back, left midfielder and striker positions.[10] Players like Hanuch,[11] Giovanni [12] Claudio Husaín,[13] were scouted, but Benfica ultimately opted for Okunowo, Sérgio Nunes, Sabry and Tote. The last as a replacement for Rushfeldt which signed, practised with the squad and left, with Rosenborg ordering his return.[14] President Vale e Azevedo later claimed that Tote was the intended choice and Rushfeldt left because he couldn't handle the pressure.[15] This season also marked the end of Preud'Homme career. Bossio was his intended successor but a poor performance in a preseason game against Bayern Munich cast doubts over his quality,[16] with Enke immediately stepping in and becoming starter.[17] The team was set around Enke, Rojas or Andrade at the right, Paulo Madeira and Ronaldo in the center, and Bruno Basto at the left. In 4-2-3-1 line-up, Calado and Kandaurov played behind Poborsky, João Pinto and Maniche, and the trio supporting Nuno Gomes.

League[edit]

Benfica started with a draw against Rio Ave,[18] rebounding with wins against Salgueiros,[19] Santa Clara,[20] and Vitória de Setúbal, reaching the top of the table.[21] They continued on their winning trend, beating Farense,[22] Estrela da Amadora,[23] and Gil Vicente.[24] In their first difficult match, Benfica tied with Boavista, keeping the first place,[25] suffering their first league loss of the season against Alverca in the next matchday.[26] Benfica won their next match, beating Braga,[27] but lost in the trip to Estádio das Antas.[28] In the week after a historic defeat in Vigo, the Reds defeated Campomaiorense,[29] but lost points again in an away fixture, after a draw with Beleneneses, falling to second.[30] In day 14, Benfica won again, beating União de Leiria,[31] but lost points again outside Estádio da Luz, losing in Guimarães and dropping to third.[32][33] In the Derby de Lisboa, Benfica draw with Sporting,[34] which was followed by another draw, now against Marítimo.[35] The Eagles then started a month with only victories in the league, beating Rio Ave,[36] Salgueiros,[37] Santa Clara,[38] Vitória de Setúbal,[39] and Farense,[40] closing the distance to the top of the table to just one point. However, they suffered a three-nil defeat against Estrela da Amadora in late February, ending their winnin run.[41] Benfica rebounded with a win against Gil Vicente,[42] but lost points again, when it conceded an overtime goal in an away draw against Boavista.[43] What followed, was a rollercoast of results with a win against Alverca,[44] a loss against Braga,[45] wins against Porto,[46] and Campomaiorense,[47] losses against Belenenses,[48] and União de Leiria,[49] before finishing the season with three wins. Against Guimarães,[50] Sporting,[51] which prevented them from winning the title,[52] and finally, Maritimo.[53]

Taça de Portugal[edit]

In the Taça de Portugal, Benfica defeated Torres Novas in the fourth round, with a late goal from Tote.[54] This was followed by a seven-nil trashing of Amora in the fifth round,[55] before being stopped in the sixth round, with a home loss against Sporting.[56]

Europe[edit]

After finishing third in the league, Benfica entered the UEFA Cup in their first round, facing the Dinamo Bucarest. In the first leg, Enke made a mistake in a free-kick allowing the ball to pass between his hand, as the Romanianis walked away with a 1-0 win.[57] In the secon leg, Benfica won two-nil with goals from Maniche and Chano, passing to the next round,[58] where it met PAOK from Greece, beating them in the first leg, with Ronaldo assisting the first and scoring the second.[59] In the second leg, the Greeks surprised Benfica, winning 2-1, equalizing the aggregate score, with the Reds only passing on penalties.[60] In the third round, Benfica faced Spaniards Celta de Vigo,[61] In the first leg, an awful performance led to the biggest defeat ever, in a seven-nil loss.[62][63] This result was received with anger from the fans, insulting and booing the players, with João Pinto, Paulo Madeira, Calado and Nuno Gomes suffering the most.[64] President Vale e Azevedo forced the squad to apologize to the fans,[65] in a special announcement transcribed below.

Later Nuno Gomes defended the professionalism of the players,[67] but confessed months later that the defeat in Vigo compromised the team spirit for the remainder of the season.[68] In the second leg, with Celta using almost entirely a reserve lineup, Benfica only managed a one-one draw, leaving the competition with a 8-1 defficit.[69]

Squad[edit]

Squad no. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Signed from
Goalkeepers
1 Bossio Argentina GK (1973-12-01)01 December 1973 (aged 25) Estudiantes
14 Nuno Santos Portugal GK (1973-04-20)20 April 1973 (aged 26) Leeds United
24 Robert Enke (C) Germany GK (1977-08-24)24 August 1977 (aged 21) Borussia Mönchengladbach
31 Moreira Portugal GK (1982-03-20)20 March 1982 (aged 17) Youth system
Defenders
2 Tahar Morocco CB (1968-06-16)16 June 1968 (aged 31) União Leiria
3 José Soares Portugal CB (1976-02-23)23 February 1976 (aged 23) Alverca
4 Okunowo Nigeria RB (1979-03-01)01 March 1979 (aged 20) Barcelona
5 Paulo Madeira Portugal CB (1970-09-06)06 September 1970 (aged 28) Belenenses
13 Ronaldo Brazil CB (1974-02-18)18 February 1974 (aged 25) Atlético Mineiro
16 Jorge Ribeiro Portugal LB (1981-11-09)09 November 1981 (aged 17) Youth system
19 Bruno Basto Portugal LB (1978-05-21)21 May 1978 (aged 21) Youth system
23 Rojas Paraguay FB (1971-01-26)26 January 1971 (aged 28) Estudiantes
29 Sérgio Nunes Portugal CB (1974-07-21)21 July 1974 (aged 25) União Leiria
40 Nuno Abreu Portugal CB (1975-10-22)22 October 1975 (aged 23) Portimonense
Midfielders
6 Marco Freitas Angola DM (1972-08-29)29 August 1972 (aged 26) Vitória de Guimarães
7 Poborský Czech Republic RW (1972-03-30)30 March 1972 (aged 27) Manchester United
8 João Pinto Portugal AM (1971-08-19)19 August 1971 (aged 27) Boavista
10 Chano Spain AM (1965-02-28)28 February 1965 (aged 34) Tenerife
15 Luís Carlos Portugal LW (1972-08-21)21 August 1972 (aged 26) Salgueiros
17 Kandaurov Ukraine CM (1972-02-02)02 February 1972 (aged 27) Maccabi Haifa
20 Maniche Portugal CM (1977-11-11)11 November 1977 (aged 21) Youth system
22 Calado Portugal CM (1974-03-01)01 March 1974 (aged 25) Estrela da Amadora
23 Porfírio Portugal LW (1973-09-28)28 September 1973 (aged 25) Racing Santander
26 Machairidis Greece DM (1973-11-10)10 November 1973 (aged 25) PAOK
27 Uribe Chile CM (1976-08-01)01 August 1976 (aged 23) Huachipato
28 Sabry Egypt LW (1974-06-19)19 June 1974 (aged 25) PAOK
30 Andrade Portugal DM (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 (aged 25) Belenenses
Forwards
11 Cadete Portugal FW (1968-08-27)27 August 1968 (aged 30) Celta de Vigo
14 Tote Spain FW (1978-11-23)23 November 1978 (aged 20) Real Madrid
18 Pepa Portugal FW (1980-12-14)14 December 1980 (aged 18) Youth system
21 Nuno Gomes Portugal ST (1976-07-05)05 July 1976 (aged 23) Boavista
27 João Tomás Portugal ST (1975-05-27)27 May 1975 (aged 24) Académica
45 Mawete Júnior Angola FW (1981-01-25)25 January 1981 (aged 18) Youth system
55 Toy Cape Verde FW (1977-06-15)15 June 1977 (aged 22) Sintrense

Transfers in[edit]

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref
2 June 1999 CB 3 Portugal José Soares Portugal Alverca Loan return [70]
2 June 1999 CM 20 Portugal Maniche Portugal Alverca Loan return [70]
2 June 1999 DM 6 Angola Marco Freitas Portugal Alverca Loan return [70]
5 June 1999 GK 24 Germany Enke Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach Free [71]
13 June 1999 FB 23 Paraguay Rojas Argentina Estudiantes Undisclosed [72]
13 June 1999 GK 1 Argentina Bossio Argentina Estudiantes Undisclosed [72]
17 June 1999 CB 29 Portugal Sérgio Nunes Portugal União Leiria Undisclosed [73]
18 June 1999 GK 14 Portugal Nuno Santos England Leeds United Undisclosed [74]
22 June 1999 RB 4 Nigeria Okunowo Spain Barcelona Loan [75]
6 July 1999 AM 10 Spain Chano Spain Tenerife Free [76]
13 July 1999 ST 9 Norway Rushfeldt Norway Rosenborg Undisclosed (~2M) [77]
21 August 1999 FW 9 Spain Tote Spain Real Madrid Loan [78]
30 December 1999 LW 28 Egypt Sabry Greece PAOK Undisclosed (~3M) [79]
30 December 1999 DM 26 Greece Machairidis Greece PAOK Undisclosed (~1M) [80]
2 January 2000 DM 27 Chile Uribe Chile Huachipato Loan [81]
1 February 2000 ST 11 Portugal João Tomás Portugal Académica Undisclosed (~0.2M) [82]

Transfer Out[edit]

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref
11 June 1999 GK 24 Portugal Paulo Lopes Portugal Gil Vicente Undisclosed [83]
17 June 1999 GK 1 Belgium Preud'homme None Retired [84]
4 July 1999 DM 30 Brazil Amaral Brazil Vasco da Gama Loan [85]
10 July 1999 RB 14 Portugal José Sousa Portugal Alverca Free [86]
12 July 1999 LW 9 Portugal Nandinho Portugal Vitória Guimarães Free [87]
16 July 1999 AM 20 Portugal Hugo Leal Spain Atlético Madrid Unilateral termination [88]
17 July 1999 GK 12 Russia Ovchinnikov Spain Bétis Undisclosed (~2.4M) [89]
17 July 1999 CM 15 Wales Mark Pembridge England Everton Undisclosed (~1M) [90]
4 August 1999 ST 10 Wales Dean Saunders England Bradford City Undisclosed (~1M) [91]
7 August 1999 RB 3 England Gary Charles England West Ham United Undisclosed (~1.5M) [92]
13 August 1999 ST 9 Norway Rushfeldt Norway Rosenborg Transfer annulled [93]
27 August 1999 LB 6 England Steve Harkness England Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed (~0.75M) [94]
26 December 1999 AM 10 Bolivia Erwin Sánchez Portugal Boavista Free [95]
2 January 2000 CB 3 Portugal José Soares Portugal Campomaiorense Loan [96]
8 February 2000 FW 11 Portugal Cadete England Bradford City Loan [97]
9 March 2000 CB 2 Morocco Tahar England Southampton Undisclosed (~2M) [98]
13 March 2000 FW 18 Portugal Pepa Belgium Lierse Loan [99]

Competitions[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Preseason[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting CP (C) 34 23 8 3 57 22 +35 77 2000–01 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Porto 34 22 7 5 66 26 +40 73 2000–01 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Benfica 34 21 6 7 58 33 +25 69 2000–01 UEFA Cup First round

Results by round[edit]

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
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result D W W W W W W D L W L W D W L D D W W W W W L W D W L W W L L W W W
Position 11 7 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Last updated: 23 June 2013.
Source: FootballPortugal.net
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Taça de Portugal[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Liga 22 August 1999 14 May 2000 34 21 6 7 58 33 +25 61.76
Portuguese Cup 13 November 1999 26 January 2000 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 66.67
UEFA Cup 16 September 1999 9 December 1999 6 2 1 3 6 12 -6 33.33
Total [100] 43 25 7 11 73 48 +25 58.14

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 16 June 2013.[101]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Argentina Bossio 9 -14 8 -14 1 0 0 0
12 GK Portugal Nuno Santos 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 GK Germany Enke 33 -34 26 -19 1 -3 6 -12
Defenders
2 DF Morocco Tahar 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Portugal José Soares 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
4 DF Nigeria Okunowo 12 1 9 1 1 0 2 0
5 DF Portugal Paulo Madeira 38 1 32 1 1 0 5 0
13 DF Brazil Ronaldo 33 1 27 1 1 0 5 0
16 DF Portugal Jorge Ribeiro 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
19 DF Portugal Bruno Basto 33 0 27 0 1 0 5 0
23 DF Paraguay Rojas 30 0 23 0 2 0 5 0
29 DF Portugal Sérgio Nunes 22 2 17 2 1 0 4 0
Midfielders
4 MF England Michael Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 MF Angola Marco Freitas 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
8 MF Portugal João Pinto 35 3 29 3 1 0 5 0
7 MF Czech Republic Poborský 36 5 29 5 1 0 6 0
10 MF Spain Chano 41 1 33 0 2 0 6 1
15 MF Portugal Luís Carlos 10 0 7 0 2 0 1 0
17 MF Ukraine Kandaurov 37 7 31 6 2 0 4 1
20 MF Portugal Maniche 35 12 28 10 1 1 6 1
22 MF Portugal Calado 35 2 28 2 1 0 6 0
23 MF Portugal Porfírio 6 1 3 0 2 1 1 0
26 DF Greece Machairidis 16 0 14 0 2 0 0 0
27 MF Chile Uribe 13 4 11 1 2 3 0 0
28 MF Egypt Sabry 13 5 13 5 0 0 0 0
30 MF Portugal Andrade 17 0 11 0 2 0 4 0
Forwards
11 FW Portugal Cadete 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
14 FW Spain Tote 11 3 7 0 2 3 2 0
18 FW Portugal Pepa 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 FW Portugal Nuno Gomes 41 20 34 18 2 1 5 1
27 FW Portugal João Tomás 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
45 FW Angola Mawete Júnior 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0

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