1998–99 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
1998–99 season
Chairman Peter Johnson (until December 1998)
Philip Carter (from December 1998)
Manager Walter Smith
Stadium Goodison Park
Premiership 14th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Campbell (9)
All: Campbell (9)
Highest home attendance 40,185 vs. Liverpool (17 October 1998)
Lowest home attendance 18,718 vs. Huddersfield Town (23 September 1998)
Average home league attendance 36,203

During the 1998–99 English football season, Everton F.C. competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Everton continued to look a shadow of their former selves after Howard Kendall made way for new manager Walter Smith, though their 14th place finish was a three-place improvement upon last season's near miss with relegation. With Smith having achieved so much success north of the border with Rangers, he had been expected to bring some success to the blue half of Merseyside after two seasons of misery, but there was little for the Goodison Park faithful to shout about.

Off the field during the season in December, there was a chairmanship change in the boardroom when Peter Johnson quit after 11 years with the club following a row with manager Smith after the Everton boss controversially sold Duncan Ferguson to Newcastle United for £7m and Philip Carter took over the reins.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 22 13 3 80 37 +43 79 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Arsenal 38 22 12 4 59 17 +42 78
3 Chelsea 38 20 15 3 57 30 +27 75 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Leeds United 38 18 13 7 62 34 +28 67 1999–2000 UEFA Cup First round
5 West Ham United 38 16 9 13 46 53 −7 57 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
6 Aston Villa 38 15 10 13 51 46 +5 55
7 Liverpool 38 15 9 14 68 49 +19 54
8 Derby County 38 13 13 12 40 45 −5 52
9 Middlesbrough 38 12 15 11 48 54 −6 51
10 Leicester City 38 12 13 13 40 46 −6 49
11 Tottenham Hotspur 38 11 14 13 47 50 −3 47 1999–2000 UEFA Cup First round 1
12 Sheffield Wednesday 38 13 7 18 41 42 −1 46
13 Newcastle United 38 11 13 14 48 54 −6 46 1999–2000 UEFA Cup First round 2
14 Everton 38 11 10 17 42 47 −5 43
15 Coventry City 38 11 9 18 39 51 −12 42
16 Wimbledon 38 10 12 16 40 63 −23 42
17 Southampton 38 11 8 19 37 64 −27 41
18 Charlton Athletic (R) 38 8 12 18 41 56 −15 36 Relegation to 1999–2000 Football League First Division
19 Blackburn Rovers (R) 38 7 14 17 38 52 −14 35
20 Nottingham Forest (R) 38 7 9 22 35 69 −34 30

Updated to games played on 16 May 1999.
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners.
2 As Manchester United qualified for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup place as FA Cup winners defaulted to Newcastle United, the losing finalists.
(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. P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

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 11 10 17 42 47  −5 43 6 8 5 22 12  +10 5 2 12 20 35  −15

Source: 1998-99 FA Premier League table

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
Ground H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A
Result D L L W D D D W D D L L L W W D W L D L D L L L W L D W L L L L W W W L W L
Position 6 18 19 12 17 15 15 14 12 15 15 15 17 16 14 14 14 15 14 14 14 15 15 17 15 15 15 15 16 16 17 18 16 15 14 15 14 14
Source: 11v11.com: 1998-99 Everton results

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

Results[edit]

Everton's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1998 Aston Villa H 0–0 40,112
22 August 1998 Leicester City A 0–2 21,037
29 August 1998 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–1 39,378
8 September 1998 Nottingham Forest A 2–0 25,610 Ferguson (2)
12 September 1998 Leeds United H 0–0 36,687
19 September 1998 Middlesbrough A 2–2 34,563 Ball (pen), Collins
26 September 1998 Blackburn Rovers H 0–0 36,404
3 October 1998 Wimbledon A 2–1 16,054 Cadamarteri, Ferguson
17 October 1998 Liverpool H 0–0 40,185
24 October 1998 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 26,592
31 October 1998 Manchester United H 1–4 40,079 Ferguson
8 November 1998 Arsenal A 0–1 38,088
15 November 1998 Coventry City A 0–3 19,290
23 November 1998 Newcastle United H 1–0 30,357 Ball (pen)
28 November 1998 Charlton Athletic A 2–1 20,043 Cadamarteri (2)
5 December 1998 Chelsea H 0–0 36,430
12 December 1998 Southampton H 1–0 33,073 Bakayako
19 December 1998 West Ham United A 1–2 25,998 Cadamarteri
26 December 1998 Derby County H 0–0 39,206
28 December 1998 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–4 36,053 Bakayako
9 January 1999 Leicester City H 0–0 32,792
18 January 1999 Aston Villa A 0–3 32,488
30 January 1999 Nottingham Forest H 0–1 34,175
7 February 1999 Derby County A 1–2 27,603 Barmby
17 February 1999 Middlesbrough H 5–0 31,606 Barmby (2), Dacourt, Unsworth, Materazzi
20 February 1999 Leeds United A 0–1 36,344
27 February 1999 Wimbledon H 1–1 32,574 Jeffers
10 March 1999 Blackburn Rovers A 2–1 27,219 Bakayako (2)
13 March 1999 Arsenal H 0–2 38,049
21 March 1999 Manchester United A 1–3 55,182 Hutchison
3 April 1999 Liverpool A 2–3 44,852 Dacourt, Jeffers
5 April 1999 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–2 35,270 Jeffers
11 April 1999 Coventry City H 2–0 32,341 Campbell (2)
17 April 1999 Newcastle United A 3–1 36,755 Campbell (2), Gemmill
24 April 1999 Charlton Athletic H 4–1 40,089 Hutchison, Campbell (2), Jeffers
1 May 1999 Chelsea A 1–3 34,909 Jeffers
8 May 1999 West Ham United H 6–0 40,049 Campbell (3), Ball, Hutchison, Jeffers
16 May 1999 Southampton A 0–2 15,254

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Bristol City A 2–0 19,608 Bakayako (2)
R4 23 January 1999 Ipswich Town H 1–0 28,854 Barmby
R5 13 February 1999 Coventry City H 2–1 33,097 Jeffers, Oster
QF 7 March 1999 Newcastle United A 1–4 36,584 Unsworth

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 15 September 1998 Huddersfield Town A 1–1 15,395 Watson
R2 2nd Leg 23 September 1998 Huddersfield Town H 2–1 18,718 Dacourt, Materazzi
R3 28 October 1998 Middlesbrough A 3–2 (a.e.t.) 20,748 Ferguson, Bakayako, Hutchison
R4 11 November 1998 Sunderland H 1–1 (lost 4-5 on pens) 28,312 Collins

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Thomas Myhre
2 Scotland DF Alec Cleland
3 England DF Michael Ball
4 France MF Olivier Dacourt
5 England DF Dave Watson
6 England DF David Unsworth
7 Scotland MF John Collins
8 England FW Nick Barmby
9 England FW Kevin Campbell (on loan from Trabzonspor)
10 Scotland MF Don Hutchison
11 Scotland MF Scot Gemmill
12 England DF Craig Short
13 England GK Paul Gerrard
14 England MF Tony Grant
15 Italy DF Marco Materazzi
16 England FW Michael Branch
17 Republic of Ireland MF Gareth Farrelly
18 Scotland DF David Weir
19 Wales MF John Oster
No. Position Player
21 England MF Mitch Ward
22 Denmark MF Peter Degn
24 England MF Matt McKay
25 England MF Danny Williamson
26 Ivory Coast FW Ibrahima Bakayoko
27 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne
28 Croatia DF Slaven Bilić
29 England FW Danny Cadamarteri
30 England FW Phil Jevons
31 Republic of Ireland DF Terry Phelan
32 England DF John O'Kane
33 England MF Joe Parkinson
34 England FW Francis Jeffers
35 England GK Steve Simonsen
36 England MF Jamie Milligan
37 England DF Adam Farley
38 England DF Carl Regan
39 England MF Wayne McDermott

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
9 Scotland FW Duncan Ferguson (to Newcastle United)
11 Scotland FW John Spencer (to Motherwell)
18 France FW Mickaël Madar (to Paris Saint-Germain)
20 England DF Tony Thomas (to Motherwell)
No. Position Player
22 England MF Gavin McCann (to Sunderland)
23 England DF Carl Tiler (to Charlton Athletic)
26 England DF Graham Allen (to Tranmere Rovers)

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
Republic of Ireland GK Dean Delany
England DF Peter Clarke
England DF Adam Eaton
England DF Tony Hibbert
No. Position Player
England DF George Pilkington
England MF Kevin McLeod
England MF Leon Osman

Statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Starting appearances + substitute appearances)
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Norway Thomas Myhre 38 0 4 0 3 0 45 0 3 0
2 DF Scotland Alec Cleland 16+2 0 1 0 2+1 0 19+3 0 3 1
3 DF England Michael Ball 36+1 3 3 0 3+1 0 42+2 3 9 0
4 MF France Olivier Dacourt 28+2 2 2 0 4 1 34+2 3 16 1
5 DF England Dave Watson 22 0 3 0 1 1 26 1 0 0
6 DF England David Unsworth 33+1 1 3 1 3 0 39+1 2 9 0
7 MF Scotland John Collins 19+1 1 0 0 2+2 1 21+3 2 4 0
8 FW England Nick Barmby 20+4 3 4 1 1+1 0 25+5 4 5 0
9 FW England Kevin Campbell 8 9 0 0 0 0 8 9 1 0
9 FW Scotland Duncan Ferguson 13 4 0 0 4 1 17 5 5 0
10 MF Scotland Don Hutchison 29+4 3 4 0 3+1 1 36+5 4 11 1
11 MF Scotland Scot Gemmill 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 3 0
11 FW Scotland John Spencer 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 2+1 0 0 0
12 DF England Craig Short 22 0 0 0 2 0 24 0 5 0
13 GK England Paul Gerrard 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
14 MF England Tony Grant 13+3 0 3+1 0 1+1 0 17+5 0 0 0
15 DF Italy Marco Materazzi 26+1 1 2 0 4 1 32+1 2 10 3
16 FW England Michael Branch 1+6 0 0+2 0 0 0 1+8 0 0 0
17 MF Republic of Ireland Gareth Farrelly 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
18 FW France Mickaël Madar 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 2+1 0 0 0
18 DF Scotland David Weir 11+3 0 1 0 0 0 12+3 0 2 0
19 MF Wales John Oster 6+3 0 2+2 1 1+1 0 9+6 1 1 0
20 DF England Tony Thomas 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
21 MF England Mitch Ward 4+2 0 2 0 1 0 7+2 0 2 0
22 MF Denmark Peter Degn 0+4 0 0 0 0 0 0+4 0 0 0
23 DF England Carl Tiler 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
26 FW Ivory Coast Ibrahima Bakayoko 17+6 4 1+2 2 2 1 20+8 7 3 0
27 DF Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne 15+1 0 2 0 2 0 19+1 0 7 1
28 MF Croatia Slaven Bilić 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 2 0
29 FW England Danny Cadamarteri 11+19 4 3+1 0 3+1 0 17+21 4 8 0
30 FW England Phil Jevons 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
32 DF England John O'Kane 2 0 1+2 0 0 0 3+2 0 0 0
34 FW England Francis Jeffers 11+4 6 2 1 0 0 13+4 7 0 0
36 MF England Jamie Milligan 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 0+3 0 0 0
37 DF England Adam Farley 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[4][5]

References[edit]