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)

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 started well with 8 wins in the first twelve day's, leading the league by November. However a loss against Porto plus a draw against Belenenses in day 13 saw Benfica drop to second place. A three game winless period in late December/early January and the team drop to third place, where it remained till the end, securing a qualification for next season UEFA Cup. A notable game in the season was defeating Sporting CP in day 33, with a late goal from Sabry, preventing them 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 CP, in the third time in club history that happened.[6]

In the UEFA Cup, Benfica reached the third round after deafeating Greek team PAOK, 4–1 on penalty shoot-out. The win on the first leg on 21 October 1999 was the last European victory till 15 October 2003 [7] Benfica signed Sabry from them in the next transfer season.[8] The third round proved to be disastrous, with Benfica suffering it's biggest European defeat ever, amid accusations of unprofessionalism of the players, with João Pinto, Paulo Madeira, Calado and Nuno Gomes the most targeted. Captain João Pinto along with the entire squad, were obligated by President Vale e Azevedo to apologize to associates on a public announcement.[9][10][11][12]

Competitions[edit]

Legend[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

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 = Lose; 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]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

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

Overall[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 [14] 43 25 7 11 73 48 +25 58.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squad 1999/2000". foradejogo.net. 
  2. ^ Edisport (2 July 1999). "Jupp Heynckes feliz à chegada a Lisboa". Record.pt (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Jupp Heynckes: "Não posso prometer títulos, mas vamos mudar muita coisa"". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 8 July 1999. 
  4. ^ "Sabry: "Sporting não ganhou o título à custa do Benfica"". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 8 May 2000. 
  5. ^ "Rescaldo do Sporting-Benfica na Imprensa nacional". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 7 May 2000. 
  6. ^ "Uma Taça sem maldição". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 26 January 2005. 
  7. ^ "Heynckes: "Jogo com o PAOK moralizou-nos"". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 8 November 1999. 
  8. ^ "Benfica já garantiu contratação de Sabry". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 29 December 1999. 
  9. ^ "BENFICA ESMAGADO". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 26 November 1999. 
  10. ^ "Nuno Gomes: "Jogadores do Benfica foram cem por cento profissionais"" (28 November 1999). Record.pt (in Portuguese). 
  11. ^ "PERDÃO". Record.pt (in Portuguese). 27 November 1999. 
  12. ^ "Tensão no treino do Benfica" (26 November 1999). Record.pt (in Portuguese). 
  13. ^ "Sport Lisboa e Benfica Squad 1999-00". footballzz.co.uk/. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  14. ^ Almanaque do Benfica. Lua de Papel. p. 577. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8.