1999–2000 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City
1999-2000 season
ChairmanBryan Richardson
ManagerGordon Strachan
StadiumHighfield Road
Premiership14th
FA CupFourth round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague: Keane (12)
All: McAllister (13)
Highest home attendance23,098 (vs. Liverpool, 1 April)
Lowest home attendance17,685 (vs. Derby County, 21 August)
Average home league attendance20,786

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Coventry City competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Coventry City were one of the Premiership's best-performing sides at home during 1999-2000, achieving 12 victories at the Highfield Road stadium, but failed to win a single away game all season. Their dismal away record ruined their hopes of getting anywhere near the top five, and they were restricted to 14th place in the final table. 1999-2000 also marked the end of 43-year-old goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic's illustrious career at the club, and severed their final remaining link with the 1987 FA Cup winning side. Robbie Keane proved a successful signing with 12 goals in 34 league appearances.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Middlesbrough 38 14 10 14 46 52 −6 52
13 Everton 38 12 14 12 59 49 +10 50
14 Coventry City 38 12 8 18 47 54 −7 44
15 Southampton 38 12 8 18 45 62 −17 44
16 Derby County 38 9 11 18 44 57 −13 38
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
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 12 8 18 47 54  −7 44 12 1 6 38 22  +16 0 7 12 9 32  −23

Source: 1999-2000 FA Premier League table

Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHHAAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHA
ResultLLDWLDLLWDWDWDWLDLWDWDLWLLLLWWLLLWLLWL
Position1617161216161717151412131312111211131313121212121213141414111414141414141414
Source: 11v11.com: 1999-2000 Coventry City results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results[edit]

Coventry City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Southampton H 0-1 19,915
11 August 1999 Leicester City A 0-1 19,196
14 August 1999 Wimbledon A 1-1 10,635 McAllister (pen)
21 August 1999 Derby County H 2-0 17,685 Keane (2)
25 August 1999 Manchester United H 1-2 22,024 Aloisi
29 August 1999 Sunderland A 1-1 39,427 Keane
11 September 1999 Leeds United H 3-4 21,532 McAllister (pen), Aloisi, Chippo
19 September 1999 Tottenham Hotspur A 2-3 35,224 Keane, Chippo
25 September 1999 West Ham United H 1-0 19,993 Hadji
2 October 1999 Everton A 1-1 34,839 McAllister
16 October 1999 Newcastle United H 4-1 23,031 Palmer, Williams, Keane, Hadji
23 October 1999 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-0 23,296
31 October 1999 Watford H 4-0 21,700 Keane, Froggatt, Hadji, McAllister (pen)
6 November 1999 Bradford City A 1-1 17,587 McAllister
22 November 1999 Aston Villa H 2-1 20,184 Roussel, Keane
27 November 1999 Leicester City H 0-1 22,021
4 December 1999 Southampton A 0-0 15,168
18 December 1999 Liverpool A 0-2 44,024
26 December 1999 Arsenal H 3-2 22,757 McAllister, Hadji, Keane
4 January 2000 Chelsea H 2-2 20,164 Roussel, Keane
15 January 2000 Wimbledon H 2-0 19,012 McAllister (pen), Keane
22 January 2000 Derby County A 0-0 28,381
5 February 2000 Manchester United A 2-3 61,380 Roussel (2)
12 February 2000 Sunderland H 3-2 22,101 Keane, Hadji, Roussel
19 February 2000 Middlesbrough A 0-2 32,798
26 February 2000 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-1 23,077
5 March 2000 Leeds United A 0-3 38,710
11 March 2000 Aston Villa A 0-1 33,177
15 March 2000 Everton H 1-0 18,518 McAllister
18 March 2000 Bradford City H 4-0 19,201 Roussel, Whelan, Eustace, Zúñiga
26 March 2000 Arsenal A 0-3 38,027
1 April 2000 Liverpool H 0-3 23,098
12 April 2000 Chelsea A 1-2 32,316 McAllister
15 April 2000 Middlesbrough H 2-1 19,435 Ince (own goal), Keane
22 April 2000 West Ham United A 0-5 24,719
29 April 2000 Newcastle United A 0-2 36,408
6 May 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 4-1 19,921 McAllister (2), Zúñiga, Hadji
14 May 2000 Watford A 0-1 18,977

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Norwich City A 3-1 15,702 Whelan, Roussel, Eustace
R4 8 January 2000 Burnley H 3-0 22,774 Chippo (2), Whelan
R5 29 January 2000 Charlton Athletic H 2-3 23,400 Roussel (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1-5 6,759 McAllister
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 3-1 (lost 4-6 on agg) 12,433 McAllister, Chippo (2)

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2][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 Sweden GK Magnus Hedman
2 England DF Marc Edworthy
3 England DF David Burrows
4 England DF Paul Williams
5 England DF Richard Shaw
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Muhamed Konjić
7 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane
8 England FW Noel Whelan
9 Australia FW John Aloisi
10 Scotland MF Gary McAllister
11 Morocco MF Mustapha Hadji
12 Scotland DF Paul Telfer
14 England MF Carlton Palmer
15 Belgium MF Laurent Delorge
16 England MF Steve Froggatt
No. Position Player
17 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Breen[4]
18 Morocco MF Youssef Chippo
19 England DF Marcus Hall
20 Norway MF Runar Normann
21 Scotland MF Gavin Strachan
22 Republic of Ireland DF Barry Quinn
24 England MF John Eustace
26 England GK Steve Ogrizovic
28 England FW Gary McSheffrey
31 Belgium FW Cedric Roussel
32 Sweden DF Tomas Antonelius
33 England GK Chris Kirkland
34 Peru FW Ysrael Zúñiga
35 Scotland DF Colin Hendry
38 England MF Robert Betts

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
7 England FW Darren Huckerby (to Leeds United)
14 Norway MF Trond Egil Soltvedt (to Southampton)
No. Position Player
23 Italy GK Raffaele Nuzzo (on loan from Inter Milan)
29 Jamaica MF Paul Hall (to Walsall)

Reserve squad[edit]

The following players did not appear for the first-team this season.

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

No. Position Player
13 Denmark GK Morten Hyldgaard
23 Peru DF Walter Zevallos
25 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Ferguson
27 Scotland FW Stephen McPhee
29 Sweden DF Richard Spong
30 Scotland FW Gary McPhee
36 England DF Craig Pead
37 Wales MF Lee Fowler
39 England FW Chukki Eribenne
40 Scotland DF Gerard Mooney
41 England DF Mark Burrows
No. Position Player
42 England DF Thomas Cudworth
43 England GK Adam Mehmet
44 England MF Craig Strachan
England DF Ian Brightwell
England MF Chris Barnett
Italy FW Stefano Gioacchini
England DF Daniel Jones
England DF Aaron Shanahan
Scotland MF David Castro-Pearson
Scotland MF Martin Grant
Republic of Ireland MF Daire Doyle

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
22 June 1999 GK Raffaele Nuzzo Inter Loan
19 July 1999 MF Mustapha Hadji Deportivo £4,000,000
26 July 1999 FW Stefano Gioacchini Venezia £2,000,000
31 July 1999 MF Runar Normann Lillestrøm £1,000,000
18 August 1999 FW Robbie Keane Wolverhampton Wanderers £6,000,000
17 September 1999 MF Carlton Palmer Nottingham Forest £500,000
8 December 1999 DF Tomas Antonelius AIK £250,000
16 December 1999 DF Richard Spong IF Brommapojkarna £80,000
20 January 2000 FW Cedric Roussel AA Gent £1,200,000
21 January 2000 FW Ysrael Zúñiga FBC Melgar £750,000
21 January 2000 FW Walter Zevallos FBC Melgar £750,000
24 February 2000 DF Colin Hendry Rangers £750,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
2 June 1999 DF Barry Prenderville Ayr United Free
23 June 1999 MF Willie Boland Cardiff City Free
29 June 1999 DF Philippe Clement Club Brugge £800,000
1 July 1999 GK Tynan Scope Bristol City Free
1 July 1999 MF Martin Devaney Cheltenham Town Free
20 July 1999 MF George Boateng Aston Villa £4,500,000
1 August 1999 DF Rob Miller Cambridge United Free
11 August 1999 FW Darren Huckerby Leeds United £4,000,000
12 August 1999 MF Trond Egil Soltvedt Southampton £300,000
16 September 1999 MF Sam Shilton Hartlepool United Free
17 November 1999 GK Raffaele Nuzzo Inter Loan return
23 March 2000 MF Paul Hall Walsall Free
Transfers in: Decrease £15,450,000
Transfers out: Increase £9,600,000
Total spending: Decrease £5,850,000

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Sweden Magnus Hedman 38 0 35 0 3 0 0 0
26 GK England Steve Ogrizovic 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
33 GK England Chris Kirkland 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF England Marc Edworthy 12 0 10 0 0 0 2 0
3 DF England David Burrows 16 0 11+4 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF England Paul Williams 32 1 26+2 1 3 0 1 0
5 DF England Richard Shaw 32 1 27+2 1 0+1 0 2 0
6 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Muhamed Konjić 6 0 3+1 0 0 0 1+1 0
12 DF Scotland Paul Telfer 34 0 26+4 0 3 0 1 0
17 DF Republic of Ireland Gary Breen 25 0 20+1 0 3 0 1 0
19 DF England Marcus Hall 11 0 7+2 0 0 0 1+1 0
22 DF Republic of Ireland Barry Quinn 11 0 5+6 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF Sweden Tomas Antonelius 12 0 7+3 0 0+2 0 0 0
35 DF Scotland Colin Hendry 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
10 MF Scotland Gary McAllister 43 13 38 11 3 0 2 2
11 MF Morocco Mustapha Hadji 36 6 33 6 2 0 1 0
14 MF England Carlton Palmer 19 1 15 1 3 0 1 0
15 MF Belgium Laurent Delorge 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
16 MF England Steve Froggatt 30 1 21+5 1 3 0 1 0
18 MF Morocco Youssef Chippo 36 6 33 2 2 2 1 2
20 MF Norway Runar Normann 9 0 1+7 0 1 0 0 0
21 MF Scotland Gavin Strachan 4 0 1+2 0 0 0 1 0
24 MF England John Eustace 21 2 12+4 1 1+2 1 1+1 0
38 MF England Robert Betts 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
7 FW Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 34 12 30+1 12 3 0 0 0
8 FW England Noel Whelan 28 3 20+6 1 1+1 2 0 0
9 FW Australia John Aloisi 7 2 3+4 2 0 0 0 0
28 FW England Gary McSheffrey 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 2 0
31 FW Belgium Cedric Roussel 25 9 18+4 6 0 0 2+1 3
34 FW Peru Ysrael Zúñiga 7 2 3+4 2 0 0 0 0
Players transferred or loaned out during the season
7 FW England Darren Huckerby 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
23 GK Italy Raffaele Nuzzo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 FW Jamaica Paul Hall 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 31 June 2002
Source: Competitions

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