1998–99 A.C. Fiorentina season

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Fiorentina
1998–99 season
President Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Manager Giovanni Trapattoni
Stadium Stadio Artemio Franchi
Serie A 3rd
Coppa Italia Runners-up
UEFA Cup Second round (disqualified)
Top goalscorer League:
Gabriel Batistuta (21)
All:
Gabriel Batistuta (26)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Associazione Calcio Fiorentina enjoyed its best season in the 1990s on the pitch, but was left wondering what might have been. Leading the domestic Serie A championship a long way into the season, Fiorentina's title charge fell to pieces, as it lost unnecessary points while eventual champions Milan and runners-up Lazio continued winning their matches. In the end, Fiorentina salvaged third place in the league, qualifying for the UEFA Champions League in 1999–2000.

Its European adventure in 1998–99 however, ended early, when a handmade bomb was thrown at a linesman in the victory against Swiss side Grasshoppers. The linesman escaped serious injury, but Fiorentina were declared losers of the match, despite its victory on the pitch, and were thus thrown out of the tournament. However, it avoided further sanctions. Fiorentina also lost the Coppa Italia Final to Parma, marking another season without titles.

Several players were impressive, with the trio Gabriel Batistuta, Rui Costa and Francesco Toldo being the players really standing out. The defensive line-up and the many goals conceded were the main reasons Fiorentina would not win the title.

Players[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Midfielders[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 Serie A

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 34 20 10 4 59 34 +25 70 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League First group stage
2 Lazio 34 20 9 5 65 31 +34 69
3 Fiorentina 34 16 8 10 55 41 +14 56 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Parma 34 15 10 9 55 36 +19 55
5 Roma 34 15 9 10 69 49 +20 54 1999–2000 UEFA Cup First round
6 Udinese 34 16 6 12 52 52 0 54
7 Juventus 34 15 9 10 42 36 +6 0541 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Internazionale 34 13 7 14 59 54 +5 46
9 Bologna 34 11 11 12 44 47 −3 0442 1999–2000 UEFA Cup First round
10 Bari 34 9 15 10 39 44 −5 42
11 Venezia 34 11 9 14 38 45 −7 42
12 Piacenza 34 11 8 15 48 49 −1 41
13 Cagliari 34 11 8 15 49 50 −1 41
14 Perugia 34 11 6 17 43 61 −18 0393 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
15 Salernitana (R) 34 10 8 16 37 51 −14 38 Relegation to Serie B
16 Sampdoria (R) 34 9 10 15 38 55 −17 37
17 Vicenza (R) 34 8 9 17 27 47 −20 33
18 Empoli (R) 34 4 10 20 26 63 −37 0224

Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Udinese gained entry to the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup after tie-break against Juventus.
2Bologna gained entry to the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup after tie-break against Internazionale.
3 Perugia gained entry to the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup after the renounce of several teams.
4 2 points deducted.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 16 8 10 55 41  +14 56 13 4 0 36 10  +26 3 4 10 19 31  −12

Last updated: 25 July 2015.
Source: Competitive matches

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 H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A
Result W W W W L W L W L W D W W D W L W W W D L D D W L W L D L L W L D D

Last updated: 25 July 2015.
Source: Competitive matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

References[edit]