1998–99 Olympique de Marseille season

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1998-99 season
Chairman Robert Louis-Dreyfus
Manager Rolland Courbis
Division 1 2nd
Coupe de France Last 32
Coupe de la Ligue Last 32
UEFA Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer Florian Maurice (14)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Olympique de Marseille had their best season since the bribery affair burst in 1993, reaching the UEFA Cup final and only just being defeated by Bordeaux in the domestic championship. Laurent Blanc, Christophe Dugarry and Fabrizio Ravanelli were among the crucial players in the Marseille resurgence. When those players left, l'OM fell into pieces.

First-team squad[edit]


Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Andreas Köpke
2 France DF Patrick Blondeau
3 France DF Patrick Colleter
4 South Africa DF Pierre Issa
5 France DF Laurent Blanc
6 France MF Éric Roy
7 France MF Robert Pirès
8 France MF Frédéric Brando
9 France FW Florian Maurice
10 France MF Jocelyn Gourvennec
11 Italy FW Fabrizio Ravanelli
12 Ivory Coast MF Tchiressoua Guel
13 Guinea FW Titi Camara
No. Position Player
15 Ghana FW Arthur Moses
16 France GK Stéphane Porato
17 Ivory Coast DF Cyril Domoraud
19 France FW Cédric Mouret
21 France FW Christophe Dugarry
22 France DF Martial Robin
23 France DF William Gallas
25 Comoros MF Hamada Jambay
26 France MF Peter Luccin
27 France MF Daniel Bravo
28 Brazil DF Edson (on loan from Sport Recife)
29 France DF Jacques Abardonado
30 France GK François Lemasson
France DF Serge Blanc
Togo MF Chérif Touré Mamam


Division 1[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

Marseille won 6–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Marseille won 4–3 on aggregate.

Third round[edit]

Marseille won 3–2 on aggregate.


Marseille won 2–1 on aggregate.


Bologna 1–1 Marseille on aggregate. Marseille won on away goals.


Top scorers[edit]

Division 1[edit]