1998–99 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham F.C.
1998–99 season
ChairmanEgypt Mohammed Al Fayed
ManagerEngland Kevin Keegan Till 9 May 1999
England Paul Bracewell from 18 May 1999
Second Division1st
FA CupFifth round
Worthington CupThird round
Auto Windscreens Shield TrophySecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: Geoff Horsfield (15)
All: Geoff Horsfield (17)

The 1998–99 season was Fulham's 101st season in professional football. They played in the Second Division (previously known as the Third Division), achieving promotion to the First Division as champions, with a massive 14-point gap on Second place. The club also reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they were beaten by eventual winners Manchester United.

On 17 February 1999, Kevin Keegan was appointed England coach on a part-time basis following the departure of Glenn Hoddle. Keegan then left Craven Cottage at the end of the season to concentrate on his duties as England manager. Fulham replaced Keegan with Paul Bracewell as player-manager.[1]

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
Germany GK Maik Taylor[2]
England GK Simon Brown
South Africa GK Andre Arendse
Belgium DF Philippe Albert (on loan from Newcastle United)
England DF Rufus Brevett
Wales DF Chris Coleman
Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan
France DF François Keller
England DF Matt Lawrence
Scotland DF Steve McAnespie
England DF Simon Morgan
Germany DF Alan Neilson[3]
England DF Rob Scott
England DF Jamie Smith
Wales DF Kit Symons[4]
Netherlands DF Gus Uhlenbeek
England MF Kevin Betsy[5]
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Bracewell
England MF Matt Brazier
England MF Paul Brooker
England MF Wayne Collins
England MF Sean Davis
England MF Steve Hayward
England MF John Salako
England MF Neil Smith
Wales MF Paul Trollope[6]
England FW Peter Beardsley
England FW Luke Cornwall
England FW Barry Hayles[7]
England FW Geoff Horsfield
Germany FW Dirk Lehmann
England FW Paul Moody
Canada FW Paul Peschisolido

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Fulham 46 19 3 1 50 12 12 5 6 29 20 79 32 + 47 101
2 Walsall 46 13 7 3 37 23 13 2 8 26 24 63 47 + 16 87
3 Manchester City 46 13 6 4 38 14 9 10 4 31 19 69 33 + 36 82
4 Gillingham 46 15 5 3 45 17 7 9 7 30 27 75 44 + 31 80
5 Preston North End 46 12 6 5 46 23 10 7 6 32 27 78 50 + 28 79
6 Wigan Athletic 46 14 5 4 44 17 8 5 10 31 31 75 48 + 27 76
7 Bournemouth 46 14 7 2 37 11 7 6 10 26 30 63 41 + 22 76
8 Stoke City 46 10 4 9 32 32 11 2 10 27 31 59 63 – 4 69
9 Chesterfield 46 14 5 4 34 16 3 8 12 12 28 46 44 + 2 64
10 Millwall 46 9 8 6 33 24 8 3 12 19 35 52 59 – 7 62
11 Reading 46 10 6 7 29 26 6 7 10 25 37 54 63 – 9 61
12 Luton Town 46 10 4 9 25 26 6 6 11 26 34 51 60 – 9 58
13 Bristol Rovers 46 8 9 6 35 28 5 8 10 30 28 65 56 + 9 56
14 Blackpool 46 7 8 8 24 24 7 6 10 20 30 44 54 – 10 56
15 Burnley 46 8 7 8 23 33 5 9 9 31 40 54 73 – 19 55
16 Notts County 46 8 6 9 29 27 6 6 11 23 34 52 61 – 9 54
17 Wrexham 46 8 6 9 21 28 5 8 10 22 34 43 62 – 19 53
18 Colchester United 46 9 7 7 25 30 3 9 11 27 40 52 70 – 18 52
19 Wycombe Wanderers 46 8 5 10 31 26 5 7 11 21 32 52 58 – 6 51
20 Oldham Athletic 46 8 4 11 26 31 6 5 12 22 35 48 66 – 18 51
21 York City 46 6 8 9 28 33 7 3 13 28 47 56 80 – 24 50
22 Northampton 46 4 12 7 26 31 6 6 11 17 26 43 57 – 14 48
23 Lincoln City 46 9 4 10 27 27 4 3 16 15 47 42 74 – 32 46
24 Macclesfield Town 46 7 4 12 24 30 4 6 13 19 33 43 63 – 30 43

Matches[edit]

Division 2[edit]


Fulham3 – 0Manchester City


Fulham0 – 0Bournemouth


Fulham1 – 0Stoke City


Fulham3 – 3York City


Fulham2 – 0Wycombe Wanderers

Fulham1 – 3Luton Town

Millwall0 – 1Fulham
The New Den, London

Fulham4 – 1Walsall


Fulham1 – 0Bristol Rovers


Fulham2 – 1Chesterfield



Fulham4 – 0Burnley


Fulham2 – 0Colchester United


Fulham1 – 0Macclesfield Town


Fulham1 – 0Oldham Athletic

Fulham2 – 0Northampton Town


Fulham2 – 1Notts County

Fulham3 – 1Reading



Fulham1 – 0Lincoln City




Fulham4 – 0Blackpool


Fulham2 – 0Wigan Athletic

Fulham3 – 0Gillingham


Fulham4 – 1Millwall

Fulham1 – 1Wrexham

Burnley1 – 0Fulham


Fulham3 – 0Preston North End

Worthington Cup[edit]

Fulham2 – 1Cardiff City
Beardsley Goal 43'
Lehmann Goal 58'
Williams Goal 8'

Cardiff City1 – 2Fulham
Eckhardt Goal 86' Salako Goal 22'
Morgan Goal 37'

Fulham1 – 1Southampton
Coleman Goal 54' Beattie Goal 62'

Southampton0 – 1Fulham
Lehmann Goal 10'

Liverpool3 – 1Fulham
Morgan Goal 53' (o.g.)
Fowler Goal 66' (pen.)
Ince Goal 76'
Peschisolido Goal 60'

FA Cup[edit]

Fulham1 – 1Leigh RMI
Lehmann Goal 36' Whealing Goal 20'

Leigh RMI0 – 2Fulham
Peschisolido Goal 32' (pen.) Goal 41'

Fulham4 – 2Hartlepool
Horsfield Goal 6' Goal 84'
Di Lella Goal 47' (o.g.)
Morgan Goal 81'
Midgley Goal 41'
Howard Goal 58'

Southampton1 – 1Fulham
Ostenstad Goal 89' Hayward Goal 9'

Fulham1 – 0Southampton
Hayles Goal 85'

Aston Villa0 – 2Fulham
Morgan Goal 8'
Hayward Goal 43'


Auto Windscreens Shield Trophy[edit]

Torquay United2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Fulham
Partridge Goal 88'
Lee Goal 107'
Trollope Goal 47'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keegan and Bracewell take new jobs". The Guardian. 14 May 1999. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ Taylor was born in Hildesheim, Germany, but also qualified to represent any of the home nations internationally as he was a British passport holder born abroad. He made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1999.
  3. ^ Neilson was born in Wegberg, Germany, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1992.
  4. ^ Symons was born in Basingstoke, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally through his father, and made his international debut for Wales in 1992.
  5. ^ Betsy was born in Woking, England, but also qualified to represent the Seychelles internationally through his father, and would make his international debut for the Seychelles in June 2011.
  6. ^ Trollope was born in Swindon, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1997.
  7. ^ Hayles was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally, and would make his international debut for Jamaica in June 2001, having previous represented the Cayman Islands at international level despite not meeting eligibility requirements.

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