1998–99 KNVB Cup

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Country Netherlands
Teams 61
Defending champions Ajax
Champions Ajax
Runners-up Fortuna Sittard

The 81st edition of the KNVB Cup (at the time called Amstel Cup) started on August 11, 1998. The final was played on May 13, 1999: Ajax beat Fortuna Sittard 2–0 and won the cup for the fourteenth time. A total of 61 clubs participated.


Group stage[edit]

The matches of the group stage were played between August 11 and September 2, 1998. 55 clubs participated, 26 advanced to the next round.

E Eredivisie; 1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Knock-out Stage[edit]

First round[edit]

The matches of the first round were played on October 27, 28 and 29, 1998. The six highest ranked Eredivisie teams from last season entered the tournament this round.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax E 9–0 UDI '19
FC Eindhoven 3–1 FC Den Bosch
Sparta 1–1 (p: 3-4) Cambuur Leeuw. (on November 4)
FC Utrecht 2–2 (p: 5-4) NEC (on November 25)
Heracles Almelo 0–0 (p: 4-5) NAC Breda (on November 28)
FC Groningen 2–0 VSV TONEGIDO (on December 1)
FC Emmen 3–2 sc Heerenveen E (on December 9)
Excelsior 0–5 PSV E (on December 15)
Home team Result Away team
Feyenoord E 2–1 (aet) ADO Den Haag (on October 20)
AZ 3–1 MVV
FC Twente 2–1 VVV-Venlo
Fortuna Sittard 5–0 RKC Waalwijk
Vitesse Arnhem E 3–0 FC Volendam
Roda JC 2–1 Veendam
Go Ahead Eagles 3–2 De Graafschap
Willem II E 0–2 FC Zwolle

E six Eredivisie entrants

Round of 16[edit]

The matches of the round of 16 were played on February 2, 3 and 4, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
Vitesse Arnhem 4–0 NAC Breda
FC Twente 2–5 Fortuna Sittard
FC Emmen 2–0 Cambuur Leeuwarden
PSV 2–0 AZ
FC Zwolle 5–2 Go Ahead Eagles
FC Eindhoven 2–1 FC Groningen
FC Utrecht 1–2 Feyenoord
Roda JC 0–3 Ajax

Quarter finals[edit]

The quarter finals were played on March 9 and 10, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
Fortuna Sittard 3–1 FC Emmen
FC Eindhoven 0–5 PSV
Feyenoord 2–1 (aet) Vitesse Arnhem
FC Zwolle 1–2 Ajax (on March 24)


The semi-finals were played on April 13 and 14, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
PSV 1–3 Fortuna Sittard
Ajax 2–1 Feyenoord


The final was played on May 13, 1999.

May 13, 1999
12:00 (CEST)
Ajax 2–0 Fortuna Sittard
Grønkjær Goal 12'15'

GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
LB 37 Netherlands Tim de Cler
CB 15 Nigeria Sunday Oliseh
CB 8 Netherlands Richard Witschge
RB 19 Netherlands Mario Melchiot
CM 10 Finland Jari Litmanen (c)
CM 18 Poland Andrzej Rudy
CM 22 Netherlands Peter Hoekstra
LW 22 Denmark Jesper Grønkjær
RW 25 Brazil Wamberto Substituted off 26'
FW 22 Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze
FW South Africa Benni McCarthy Substituted in 26'
Netherlands Jan Wouters
GK Netherlands Arno van Zwam
LB Netherlands Edwin Hermans
CB Netherlands Kevin Hofland YC 90'
CB Netherlands Robert Roest
RB Netherlands Ervin Lee YC 72'
CM Czech Republic Jaromir Paciorek
CM Netherlands Ruud Kool
LM Netherlands Wilfred Bouma Substituted off 72'
RM Netherlands Francois Gesthuizen Substituted off 52'
FW Netherlands Regillio Simons
FW England Michael Jeffrey
FW Netherlands Ronald Hamming Substituted in 52'
RW Netherlands Marco Heering Substituted in 72'
Netherlands Bert van Marwijk

The Cup Winners' Cup tournament no longer existed, Ajax would now play in the UEFA Cup.

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