1999–2000 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
1999–2000 season
Chairman Terry Brown
Manager Harry Redknapp
Stadium Upton Park
Premiership 9th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Quarter finals
Intertoto Cup Winners
UEFA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Di Canio (16)
All: Di Canio (17)
Highest home attendance 26,044 (vs. Leeds United, 14 May)
Lowest home attendance 7,485 (vs. Heerenveen, 28 July)
Average home league attendance 25,093

During the 1999–2000 season, West Ham United competed in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

West Ham's involvement in the UEFA Intertoto Cup meant that they would have their shortest close-season in history. Only 62 days had passed since the last game of the previous season before West Ham took to the field against Jokerit of Finland.

West Ham had already played four games before the Premier League season began, and this match-fitness head-start on the rest of the division would see them in third place after five games.

Although they lost in the first leg of the Intertoto Cup Final at home to Metz 1-0, West Ham mananged to win the return leg 3-1 two weeks later and ensure UEFA Cup football.

Harry Redknapp regarded this result as his greatest night as West Ham's manager: "That was a great performance and a great day for West Ham, to win the Intertoto Cup and to be in the UEFA Cup and turning in such an outstanding performance against a good French team, to go over there and play so well and win 3-1. We took great support over to France and they enjoyed their day. Yeah, I think that was special. That was a real good day for me and West Ham's history."

Frank Lampard was West Ham's top European goalscorer with four in ten games. He, along with Trevor Sinclair, Paolo Di Canio and captain Steve Lomas, were ever-present in West Ham's European campaign.

After making only one substitute appearance in West Ham's first Intertoto Cup game, Ian Wright was loaned to Nottingham Forest. Later in the season he would sign a permanent deal at Celtic.

On 15 December 1999, West Ham played a League Cup quarter-final game against Aston Villa. The game went to extra time and a reserve player, Emmanuel Omoyinmi, was brought on as a substitute for Paulo Wanchope in the 113th minute. Unknown to manager Harry Redknapp, Omoyinmi had previously played in the competition for Gillingham, where he had spent time on loan earlier in the season, and was thus ineligible to play. Although the Hammers won the game on penalties, the game was replayed after the Football League upheld a complaint by Villa. West Ham lost the replay 3-1. The error eventually led to the resignations of club secretary Graham Mackrell and football secretary Alison Dowd: "Whatever happens, I'm responsible for administration here at West Ham United. The buck does stop with me," said Mackrell.[1]

26 March 2000 saw West Ham meet Wimbledon. The Hammers had only beaten the Dons at home twice in the previous ten meetings between the clubs. The 9th minute of the game saw Paolo Di Canio score what would become the BBC's "Goal of the Season" with an airbone volley. Frederic Kanoute doubled West Ham's lead in the 59th minute, before Wimbledon pulled one back after 75 minutes with a 25-yard volley from former Hammer Michael Hughes.

West Ham's heaviest defeat of the season came on 1 April 2000 when they were demolished by table-toppers and eventual champions Manchester United. Paolo Wanchope opened the scoring with a goal in the 11th minute, which was to be West Ham's only goal of the game; Manchester United proceeded to put seven past West Ham, including a Paul Scholes hat-trick.

This sparked West Ham into a run of three straight wins, culminating with their biggest win of the season on 22 April 2000, when they beat Coventry City 5-0. Paolo Di Canio scored two goals in the 48th and 67th minutes, with the others coming from Michael Carrick (7), Javier Margas (14) and Frederic Kanoute (83).

The Boleyn Ground saw its largest attendance on the last day of the season as 26,044 fans packed in to see the clash against Leeds United. The game ended 0-0, and West Ham finished 9th in the Premier League, putting them in the top nine for the third consecutive season.

Said Harry Redknapp after the Leeds game: "It's been a good season again. People don't realise that West Ham have only finished in the top ten 14 times in its entire history and this is only the second time that we've done it three years running."

Paolo Di Canio was the season's leading scorer with 17 goals in all competitions.

Trevor Sinclair made the most appearances with 49 in all competitions.

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 14 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 1
Results Summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 15 10 13 52 53 −1 55 11 5 3 32 23 +9 4 5 10 20 30 −10

Source: Statto

Results by round
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 35 36 37 38
Result W D W W W L L W L D L L D W W D L D D D D W L W L W W L D W L W W W L L L D
Position 5 8 6 4 3 8 9 9 10 11 12 12 11 10 8 8 9 11 10 11 11 8 10 9 11 10 6 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9

Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

West Ham United's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-0 26,010 Lampard
16 August 1999 Aston Villa A 2-2 26,250 Southgate (own goal), Sinclair
21 August 1999 Leicester City H 2-1 23,631 Wanchope, Di Canio
28 August 1999 Bradford City A 3-0 17,926 Di Canio, Sinclair, Wanchope
11 September 1999 Watford H 1-0 25,310 Di Canio
19 September 1999 Everton A 0-1 35,154
25 September 1999 Coventry City A 0-1 19,993
3 October 1999 Arsenal H 2-1 26,009 Di Canio (2)
17 October 1999 Middlesbrough A 0-2 31,862
24 October 1999 Sunderland H 1-1 26,022 Sinclair
27 October 1999 Liverpool A 0-1 44,012
30 October 1999 Leeds United A 0-1 40,190
7 November 1999 Chelsea A 0-0 34,935
21 November 1999 Sheffield Wednesday H 4-3 23,015 Wanchope, Di Canio (pen), Foé, Lampard
27 November 1999 Liverpool H 1-0 26,043 Sinclair
6 December 1999 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-0 36,233
18 December 1999 Manchester United H 2-4 26,037 Di Canio (2)
26 December 1999 Wimbledon A 2-2 21,180 Sinclair, Lampard
28 December 1999 Derby County H 1-1 24,998 Di Canio
3 January 2000 Newcastle United A 2-2 36,314 Lampard, Štimac
15 January 2000 Aston Villa H 1-1 24,237 Di Canio
22 January 2000 Leicester City A 3-1 19,019 [Wanchope (2), Di Canio
5 February 2000 Southampton A 1-2 15,257 Lampard
12 February 2000 Bradford City H 5-4 25,417 Sinclair, Moncur, Di Canio (pen), Cole, Lampard
26 February 2000 Everton H 0-4 26,025
4 March 2000 Watford A 2-1 18,619 Lomas, Wanchope
8 March 2000 Southampton H 2-0 23,484 Wanchope, Sinclair
11 March 2000 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-3 21,147 Lampard
18 March 2000 Chelsea H 0-0 26,041
26 March 2000 Wimbledon H 2-1 20,050 Di Canio, Kanouté
1 April 2000 Manchester United A 1-7 61,611 Wanchope
12 April 2000 Newcastle United H 2-1 25,817 Wanchope (2)
15 April 2000 Derby County A 2-1 31,202 Wanchope (2)
22 April 2000 Coventry City H 5-0 24,719 Carrick, Margas, Di Canio (2), Kanouté
29 April 2000 Middlesbrough H 0-1 25,472
2 May 2000 Arsenal A 1-2 38,093 Di Canio
6 May 2000 Sunderland A 0-1 41,684
14 May 2000 Leeds United H 0-0 26,044

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 0-1 13,629

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 13 October 1999 Bournemouth H 2-0 22,067 Keller, Lampard
R4 30 November 1999 Birmingham City A 3-2 17,728 Lomas, Kitson, Cole
R5 11 January 2000 Aston Villa H 1-3 (a.e.t.) 25,592 Lampard

NOTE: This match was a replay after West Ham were order to replay the match after fielding an ineligible player in the original tie[3]

Intertoto Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 1st leg 17 July 1999 Jokerit H 1-0 11,098 Kitson
R3 2nd leg 24 July 1999 Jokerit A 1-1 (won 2-1 on agg) 7,667 Lampard
SF 1st leg 28 July 1999 Heerenveen H 1-0 7,485 Lampard
SF 2nd leg 4 August 1999 Heerenveen A 1-0 (won 2-0 on agg) 13,500 Wanchope
F 1st leg 10 August 1999 Metz H 0-1 25,372
F 2nd leg 24 August 1999 Metz A 3-1 (won 3-2 on agg) 19,599 Sinclair, Lampard, Wanchope

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st leg 16 September 1999 Osijek H 3-0 25,331 Wanchope, Di Canio, Lampard
R1 2nd leg 30 September 1999 Osijek A 3-1 (won 6-1 on agg) 15,000 Kitson, Ruddock, Foé
R2 1st leg 21 October 1999 Steaua București A 0-2 12,550
R2 2nd leg 4 November 1999 Steaua București H 0-0 (lost 0-2 on agg) 24,514

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Trinidad and Tobago GK Shaka Hislop[5]
2 England DF Gary Charles
3 England DF Stuart Pearce
4 England DF Steve Potts[6]
5 Croatia DF Igor Štimac
6 England DF Neil Ruddock
7 France MF Marc Keller
8 England MF Trevor Sinclair
9 England FW Paul Kitson
10 Italy FW Paolo Di Canio
11 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas[7]
12 Costa Rica FW Paulo Wanchope
13 Cameroon MF Marc-Vivien Foé
14 France FW Frédéric Kanouté[8] (on loan from Lyon)
No. Position Player
15 England DF Rio Ferdinand
16 England MF John Moncur
18 England MF Frank Lampard
19 England DF Ian Pearce
20 England DF Scott Minto
21 England MF Michael Carrick
22 Canada GK Craig Forrest
26 England MF Joe Cole
29 United States GK Ian Feuer
30 Chile DF Javier Margas
32 England GK Stephen Bywater
35 Republic of Ireland DF Shaun Byrne[9]
38 England DF Adam Newton[10]

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
2 England DF Rob Jones (retired)
14 England FW Ian Wright (to Celtic)
No. Position Player
23 Australia DF Chris Coyne (to Dundee)
28 Serbia and Montenegro GK Saša Ilić[11] (on loan from Charlton Athletic)

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
24 France FW Samassi Abou
25 England DF Stevland Angus
27 Nigeria FW Emmanuel Omoyinmi
28 England GK Les Sealey
31 Turkey FW Ömer Rıza[12]
33 England MF Craig Etherington
34 England FW Gary Alexander
36 England DF Terrell Forbes
No. Position Player
37 Northern Ireland MF Grant McCann
39 England DF Stephen Purches
40 England MF Jimmy Bullard
42 England FW Jermain Defoe
43 Australia MF Richard Garcia
44 England FW Gavin Holligan
45 England DF Ezomo Iriekpen

Statistics[edit]

No. Player Position Euro apps Euro gls Lge apps Lge gls FAC apps FAC gls LC apps LC gls Date signed Previous club
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup second leg winning team
1 Trinidad and Tobago Shaka Hislop GK 9 22 1 3 July 1998 Newcastle United
8 England Trevor Sinclair RWB 10 1 36 7 1 2+1 January 1998 Queens Park Rangers
4 England Steve Potts CB 7+1 16+1 1 1 May 1984 Academy
11 Northern Ireland Steve Lomas (captain) CB 10 25 1 1 2 1 March 1997 Manchester City
15 England Rio Ferdinand CB 9 33 1 3 November 1995 Academy
7 France Marc Keller LWB 6+1 19+4 2+1 1 July 1998 Karlsruher
13 Cameroon Marc-Vivien Foé CM 5+1 1 25 1 1 3 January 1999 Lens
16 England John Moncur CM 5+1 20+2 1 June 1994 Swindon Town
18 England Frank Lampard CM 10 4 34 7 1 3 2 July 1995 Academy
10 Italy Paolo Di Canio
(Hammer of the Year)
CF 10 1 29+1 16 1 3 January 1999 Sheffield Wednesday
12 Costa Rica Paulo Wanchope CF 7+1 3 33+2 12 0+1 2 July 1999 Derby County
Substitute
26 England Joe Cole M 2+3 17+5 1 1 2+1 1 July 1997 Academy
Other players
5 Croatia Igor Štimac CB 2 24 1 2 August 1999 Derby County
20 England Scott Minto LWB 5 15+3 1 1 January 1999 Benfica
6 England Neil Ruddock CB 5 1 12+3 1 2+1 July 1998 Liverpool
30 Chile Javier Margas CB 2+1 15+3 1 1 July 1998 Universidad Católica
22 Canada Craig Forrest GK 1 9+2 July 1995 Ipswich Town
9 England Paul Kitson CF 3+5 2 4+6 0+1 0+2 1 February 1997 Newcastle United
Other players
14 Mali Frédéric Kanouté F 8 2 May 2000 Lyon
3 England Stuart Pearce CB 8 July 1999 Newcastle United
21 England Michael Carrick CM 0+1 4+4 1 July 1998 Academy
32 England Stephen Bywater GK 3+1 20 February 1998 Rochdale
29 United States Ian Feuer GK 3 February 2000 Cardiff City
2 England Gary Charles RB 2+2 1 October 1999 Benfica
2 England Rob Jones RB 1 July 1999 Liverpool
28 Serbia and Montenegro Saša Ilić GK 1 February 2000 Charlton Athletic
19 England Ian Pearce CB 1+1 1 September 1997 Blackburn Rovers
38 England Adam Newton CD 0+1 0+2 December 1997 Academy
17 Australia Stan Lazaridis LW 0+1 September 1995 West Adelaide
14 England Ian Wright CF 0+1 August 1998 Arsenal
37 Republic of Ireland Shaun Byrne LWB 0+1 July 1998 Academy

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[13]