1998–99 National Soccer League

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NSL 1998-99
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 1998-99
Number of teams 15
NSL season
Champions South Melbourne
Top scorer Mile Sterjovski
Pablo Cardozo (18 each)
National Soccer League seasons

The 1998–99 National Soccer League season, was the 23rd season of the National Soccer League in Australia.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 15 teams, and South Melbourne won the championship.

Regular season[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sydney United 58 28 18 4 6 53 33 +20 58 1999 National Soccer League Finals
2 South Melbourne (C) 28 17 6 5 50 26 +24 57 1999 Oceania Club Championship
3 Perth Glory 28 16 5 7 62 37 +25 53 1999 National Soccer League Finals
4 Marconi Stallions 28 15 3 10 53 47 +6 48
5 Northern Spirit 28 14 4 10 36 35 +1 46
6 Adelaide City 28 13 6 9 39 26 +13 45
7 Sydney Olympic 28 12 7 9 46 36 +10 43
8 Newcastle Breakers 28 11 7 10 29 33 −4 40
9 Brisbane Strikers 28 11 6 11 41 47 −6 39
10 Wollongong Wolves 28 8 8 12 45 52 −7 32
11 Carlton SC 28 9 4 15 47 47 0 31
12 Melbourne Knights 28 8 5 15 32 43 −11 29
13 West Adelaide (R) 28 7 6 15 36 46 −10 27 Disbanded at end of season
14 Gippsland Falcons 28 5 10 13 17 44 −27 25
15 Canberra Cosmos 28 4 3 21 21 55 −34 15

Updated to games played on 25 April 1999
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Finals[edit]

Elimination finals[edit]

Major semifinal[edit]

Minor semifinal[edit]

Preliminary final[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

30 May 1999
15:15 AEST
South Melbourne 3 – 2 Sydney United
Trimboli Goal 53'
Anastasiadis Goal 63,87'
(report) Sterjovski Goal 8'
Townsend Goal 90+'
Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 15,194
Referee: Simon Michallef
SOUTH MELBOURNE:
GK 1 Australia Michael Petkovic
MF 2 Australia Steve Iosifidis
DF 3 Australia Fausto De Amicis
DF 4 Australia Nick Orlic
DF 5 Australia Con Blatsis
MF 6 Australia David Clarkson
MF 7 Australia Steve Panopoulos
FW 8 New Zealand Vaughan Coveny
FW 9 Australia Paul Trimboli (c) Substituted off 68'
FW 10 Australia Michael Curcija Substituted off 63'
MF 15 Australia Goran Lozanovski Substituted off 81'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Australia Chris Jones
FW 11 Australia John Anastasiadis Substituted in 63'
MF 16 Australia George Goutzioulis Substituted in 68'
FW 17 Australia Jim Tsekinis Substituted in 81'
DF 18 Australia Robert Liparoti
Manager:
Australia Ange Postecoglou
Joe Marston Medal:
Australia Goran Lozanovski


SYDNEY UNITED:
GK 30 Australia Mike Gibson
DF 2 Australia David Barrett
DF 4 Australia Velimir Kupresak (c)
DF 5 Australia Richard Plesa
DF 6 Australia Joe Vrkic
MF 7 Australia Jacob Burns Substituted off 88'
FW 9 Australia Mile Sterjovski
FW 10 Australia Nathan Day Substituted off 64'
MF 11 Australia Steve Berry
DF 17 Australia Michael Santalab Substituted off 68'
MF 28 Australia Peter Bennett
Substitutes:
GK 20 Australia Barney Smith
DF 8 Australia Walter Ardone Substituted in 88'
MF 15 Australia Danny Townsend Substituted in 68'
FW 19 Australia Joel Griffiths Substituted in 64'
MF 25 Australia Ante Moric
Manager:
Australia David Mitchell

References[edit]