1999–2000 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
1999-2000 season
Chairman Peter Ridsdale
Manager David O'Leary
Stadium Elland Road
Premiership 3rd
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Fourth round
UEFA Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Bridges (19)
All: Bridges (21)
Highest home attendance 40,192 vs Newcastle United
(25 Sep 1999, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 11,912 vs Port Vale
(12 Dec 1999, FA Cup)
Average home league attendance 37,579

During the 1999–2000 season, Leeds United A.F.C. competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Leeds entered the new millennium top of the Premiership, but by the end of the season they had fallen to third place and were 22 points adrift of champions Manchester United. There was real trauma in the UEFA Cup, when two fans were stabbed to death after a clash between rival supporters on the eve of Leeds United's UEFA Cup semi-final against Galatasaray. On the more positive side, Leeds attained their highest finish since the 1992 title triumph, and achieved Champions League qualification in manager David O'Leary's second season at the helm. Promising young players like Alan Smith, Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Bridges gave Leeds fans hope that their side would be among next season's contenders for the Premiership, as well as making another strong challenge on the continent. Australian midfielder, Harry Kewell, announced his arrival to the Premiership by winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester United 38 28 7 3 97 45  +52 91
2 Arsenal 38 22 7 9 73 43  +30 73
3 Leeds United 38 21 6 11 58 43  +15 69
4 Liverpool 38 19 10 9 51 30  +21 67
5 Chelsea 38 18 11 9 53 34  +19 65
6 Aston Villa 38 15 13 10 46 35  +11 58
7 Sunderland 38 16 10 12 57 56  +1 58
8 Leicester City 38 16 7 15 55 55  0 55
9 West Ham United 38 15 10 13 52 53  −1 55
10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 8 15 57 49  +8 53
11 Newcastle United 38 14 10 14 63 54  +9 52
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
17 Bradford City 38 9 9 20 38 68  −30 36
18 Wimbledon 38 7 12 19 46 74  −28 33
19 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 7 23 38 70  −32 31
20 Watford 38 6 6 26 35 77  −42 24
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division 1
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 21 6 11 58 43 +15 69 12 2 5 29 18 +11 9 4 6 29 25 +4

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Result D W L W L W W W W W W D W L W W W W W L L W L W L D W W W L L L L D W W D D
Position 9 4 7 6 7 5 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 3

Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 UEFA Cup

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Squad[edit]

[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 England GK Nigel Martyn
2 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Kelly
3 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Harte
4 Norway DF Alf-Inge Håland
5 South Africa DF Lucas Radebe
6 England DF Jonathan Woodgate
7 Scotland MF David Hopkin
8 England FW Michael Bridges
10 Australia FW Harry Kewell
11 England MF Lee Bowyer
12 England FW Darren Huckerby
13 England GK Paul Robinson
14 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail[4]
16 England MF Jason Wilcox
17 England FW Alan Smith
18 England DF Danny Mills
19 Norway MF Eirik Bakke
20 Wales MF Matt Jones
No. Position Player
21 Austria DF Martin Hiden
22 England DF Michael Duberry
23 England MF David Batty
24 New Zealand DF Danny Hay
25 Scotland DF David Robertson
26 Australia GK Danny Milosevic
27 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Maybury
30 Netherlands DF Robert Molenaar
33 Northern Ireland MF Wesley Boyle
34 England MF Kevin Dixon
35 England FW Lee Matthews
37 England FW Tony Hackworth
38 Republic of Ireland DF Damian Lynch
39 England DF Gareth Evans
40 Northern Ireland MF Simon Watson
41 Northern Ireland MF Brian Lagen
42 Wales DF Kevin Evans
43 Northern Ireland FW Warren Feeney

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
15 Portugal MF Bruno Ribeiro (to Sheffield United)
16 England DF Danny Granville (to Manchester City)
28 England DF Paul Shepherd (to Ayr United)
No. Position Player
29 England MF Mark Jackson (to Scunthorpe United)
31 Norway MF Tommy Knarvik (to Brann)

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Starting appearances + substitute appearances)[5]
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Nigel Martyn 38 0 3 0 2 0 12 0 55 0 2 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Gary Kelly 28+3 0 3 0 2 0 11 0 44+3 0 7 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Ian Harte 33 6 3 1 1 0 12 1 49 8 11 1
4 MF Norway Alf-Inge Håland 7+6 0 0 0 0 0 5+1 1 12+7 5 5 0
5 DF South Africa Lucas Radebe 31 0 2 0 2 0 11 2 46 2 6 1
6 DF England Jonathan Woodgate 32+2 1 3 0 2 0 10 0 47+2 1 1 0
7 FW Scotland David Hopkin 10+4 1 0 0 1 0 2+1 0 13+5 1 1 0
8 FW England Michael Bridges 32+2 19 1+1 0 2 0 12 2 47+3 21 9 0
10 FW Australia Harry Kewell 36 10 3 2 2 0 12 5 53 17 7 1
11 MF England Lee Bowyer 31+2 5 3 1 1 0 11 5 46+2 11 19 0
12 FW England Darren Huckerby 9+24 2 3 0 0+1 0 1+8 1 11+35 3 0 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen McPhail 23+1 2 0 0 1+1 0 9 0 36+2 2 0 0
16 MF England Jason Wilcox 15+5 3 2 0 0 0 3+1 1 20+6 4 3 0
17 FW England Alan Smith 20+6 4 2+1 1 1 0 2+6 1 25+13 6 10 1
18 DF England Danny Mills 16+1 1 0+1 0 1 1 2 0 19+2 2 5 0
19 MF Norway Eirik Bakke 24+5 2 3 4 2 0 9+1 2 38+6 8 7 0
20 MF Wales Matt Jones 5+6 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 3+2 0 8+10 0 3 0
21 DF Austria Martin Hiden 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
22 DF England Michael Duberry 12+1 1 1 0 0+1 0 1 0 14+2 1 4 1
23 MF England David Batty 16 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 22 0 4 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
15 June 1999 DF Danny Mills Charlton Athletic £4,000,000
9 July 1999 DF Michael Duberry Chelsea £4,500,000
23 July 1999 FW Michael Bridges Sunderland £5,000,000
11 August 1999 FW Darren Huckerby Coventry City £4,000,000
19 August 1999 DF Danny Hay Perth Glory £200,000
17 December 1999 MF Jason Wilcox Blackburn Rovers £3,000,000
15 January 2000 GK Danny Milosevic Perth Glory £110,000
5 March 2000 GK Shaun Allaway Reading £300,000
15 May 2000 MF Olivier Dacourt RC Lens £7,200,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
11 June 1999 DF Gunnar Halle Bradford City £200,000
15 June 1999 MF Lee Sharpe Bradford City £200,000
30 June 1999 MF David Wetherall Bradford City £1,400,000
16 July 1999 FW Clyde Wijnhard Huddersfield Town £750,000
4 August 1999 FW Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Atlético Madrid £12,000,000
6 August 1999 FW Derek Lilley Oxford United £75,000
22 October 1999 MF Bruno Ribeiro Sheffield United £500,000
12 November 1999 DF Danny Granville Manchester City £1,000,000
9 March 2000 MF Mark Jackson Scunthorpe United Free transfer
15 April 2000 FW Neil Ross Stockport County Free transfer
12 May 2000 MF Tommy Knarvik SK Brann Free transfer
26 May 2000 DF Martin Hiden FK Austria Wien £500,000

Loaned out[edit]

Transfers in: Decrease £28,310,000
Transfers out: Increase £16,625,000
Total spending: Decrease £11,685,000
Total spending: Decrease £5,240,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ This match was played at the neutral venue of Heerenveen in the Netherlands due to the on-going conflict in the Balkans.
  2. ^ The match was relocated to Bulgaria after the pitch in Moscow was frozen over.
  3. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1999-2000/faprem/leeds.htm
  4. ^ McPhail was born in Westminster, England, but was raised in Dublin and would make his international debut for Ireland in May 2000.
  5. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/leeds-united/tab/players/season/2000