1998–99 Fulham F.C. season
|Chairman||Mohammed Al Fayed|
|Manager|| Kevin Keegan Till 9 May 1999 |
Paul Bracewell from 18 May 1999
|FA Cup||Fifth round|
|Worthington Cup||Third round|
|Auto Windscreens Shield Trophy||Second round|
|Top goalscorer||League: 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.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Final league table
|3||Manchester City||46||13||6||4||38||14||9||10||4||31||19||69||33||+ 36||82|
|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|
|8||Stoke City||46||10||4||9||32||32||11||2||10||27||31||59||63||– 4||69|
|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|
|16||Notts County||46||8||6||9||29||27||6||6||11||23||34||52||61||– 9||54|
|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|
|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|
|Fulham||4 – 2||Hartlepool|
|Horsfield 6' 84'
Di Lella 47' (o.g.)
- "Keegan and Bracewell take new jobs". The Guardian. 14 May 1999. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- 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.
- Neilson was born in Wegberg, Germany, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1992.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trollope was born in Swindon, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1997.
- 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.