1998–99 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1998–99 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Dick Advocaat
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League 1st
P36 W23 D8 L5 F78 A31 Pts77
Scottish Cup Winners
League Cup Winners
UEFA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Rod Wallace (19)

All:
Rod Wallace (27)
Home colours
Away colours

The 1998–99 season was the 119th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview

Rangers played a total of 55 competitive matches during the 1998–99 season. They started the season under new management with Dick Advocaat replacing Walter Smith. The squad Smith had left behind was past its best so Advocaat - with the financial backing of Murray - set about rebuilding almost the entire squad.

Success quickly followed and Advocaat built a team that gave the club their first domestic treble since the 1992–93 season. The Scottish Cup was secured by a 1–0 win against Celtic and the League Cup by a 2–1 defeat of St Johnstone.

The club enjoyed its best season in Europe since 1992–93 as well, reaching the third round of the UEFA Cup before being knocked out by Italian side Parma.

Transfers

In

Date Player From Fee
18 May 1998 Netherlands Arthur Numan Netherlands PSV Eindhoven £4.5m
6 July 1998 Argentina Gabriel Amato Spain Real Mallorca £4.2m
6 July 1998 Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Netherlands Feyenoord £5m
15 July 1998 Russia Andrei Kanchelskis Italy Fiorentina £5.5m [2]
16 July 1998 France Lionel Charbonnier France AJ Auxerre £1.2m
16 July 1998 England Rod Wallace England Leeds United Free
31 July 1998 Romania Daniel Prodan Spain Atlético Madrid £2.2m
4 August 1998 Scotland Colin Hendry England Blackburn Rovers £4m
6 November 1998 France Stephane Guivarc'h England Newcastle United £3.5m [1]
14 December 1998 Scotland Neil McCann Scotland Hearts £2m
24 December 1998 Germany Stefan Klos Germany Borussia Dortmund £0.75m
1 January 1999 Northern Ireland Lee Feeney Northern Ireland Linfield £0.1m
1 April 1999 Australia Craig Moore England Crystal Palace £1m [2]
13 April 1999 United States Claudio Reyna Germany VfL Wolfsburg £2m

Out

Date Player To Fee
31 May 1998 Scotland Ally McCoist Scotland Kilmarnock Released
31 May 1998 Scotland Andy Goram Scotland Motherwell Released
31 May 1998 Scotland Stuart McCall England Bradford City Released
31 May 1998 Scotland Stephen Wright England Bradford City Released
31 May 1998 Scotland Richard Gough United States San Jose Earthquakes Free
31 May 1998 Scotland Alan McLaren Retired
7 June 1998 Denmark Brian Laudrup England Chelsea Free
15 June 1998 Scotland Ian Durrant Scotland Kilmarnock Free
20 June 1998 Sweden Joachim Björklund Spain Valencia £2.5m [3]
30 June 1998 Scotland Alec Cleland England Everton Free
7 July 1998 Netherlands Peter van Vossen Netherlands Feyenoord Free
24 October 1998 Italy Gennaro Gattuso Italy Salernitana £4m
10 October 1998 Australia Craig Moore England Crystal Palace £0.8m
6 November 1998 Serbia Gordan Petric England Crystal Palace £0.3m
13 November 1998 Scotland David Graham Scotland Clyde Free
22 February 1999 Scotland Steven Boyack Scotland Dundee £0.025m
  • Expendure: Decrease £35,950,000
  • Income: Increase £7,625,000
  • Total loss/gain: Decrease £28,325,000

Results

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier League

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 August 1998 Heart of Midlothian A 1–2 15,892 Wallace
15 August 1998 Motherwell H 2–1 49,275 Wallace, Albertz (pen.)
22 August 1998 Kilmarnock A 3–1 17,608 Wallace, Albertz (pen.), Miller
29 August 1998 St Johnstone H 4–0 48,732 Wallace, Albertz (pen.), Kanchelskis, van Bronckhorst
12 September 1998 Dundee United A 0–0 12,788
20 September 1998 Celtic H 0–0 50,026
23 September 1998 Aberdeen A 1–1 17,862 Wallace
26 September 1998 Dunfermline Athletic A 2–0 11,507 B.Ferguson, Johansson
4 October 1998 Dundee H 1–0 48,348 Albertz(pen.)
17 October 1998 Heart of Midlothian H 3–0 49,749 Wallace (2), Johansson
28 October 1998 Motherwell A 0–1 11,777
31 October 1998 Dundee United H 2–1 49,503 Wallace, Amoruso
8 November 1998 St Johnstone A 7–0 9,636 Wallace, Johansson, Kanchelskis,
Albertz (2, 2 (pens.)), Guivarc'h (2)
14 November 1998 Aberdeen H 2–1 49,479 Kanchelskis, van Bronckhorst
21 November 1998 Celtic A 1–5 59,703 van Bronckhorst
5 December 1998 Dunfermline Athletic H 1–1 47,465 van Bronckhorst
12 December 1998 Kilmarnock H 1–0 49,781 Wallace
19 December 1998 Heart of Midlothian A 3–2 17,134 Wallace, Guivarc'h (2)
26 December 1998 St Johnstone H 1–0 49,479 Porrini
30 December 1998 Dundee United A 2–1 11,707 Wallace, Wilson
3 January 1999 Celtic H 2–2 50,059 Wallace, Amato
27 January 1999 Dundee A 4–0 9,453 Guivarc'h, Miller (2), Johansson
30 January 1999 Aberdeen A 4–2 19,537 Wallace, Albertz (pen.), Kanchelskis, Porrini
7 February 1999 Dunfermline Athletic A 3–0 11,500 Kanchelskis, Johansson (2)
20 February 1999 Dundee H 6–1 49,462 Albertz(3, 1 (pen.)), van Bronckhorst, McCann (2)
28 February 1999 Kilmarnock A 5–0 16,242 Wallace (3), Johansson, McCann
13 March 1999 Motherwell H 2–1 49,483 Wallace, Johansson
20 March 1999 Dundee United H 0–1 49,164
4 April 1999 St Johnstone A 1–3 9,740 Moore
14 April 1999 Dunfermline Athletic H 1–0 46,220 van Bronckhorst
18 April 1999 Dundee A 1–1 11,051 Vidmar
25 April 1999 Aberdeen H 3–1 49,145 Wallace, Kanchelskis, Amato (pen.)
2 May 1999 Celtic A 3–0 59,918 McCann (2), Albertz (pen.)
9 May 1999 Heart of Midlothian H 0–0 49,495
15 May 1999 Motherwell A 5–1 11,078 Amato (3, 1 (pen.)), van Bronckhorst, Kanchelskis
23 May 1999 Kilmarnock H 1–1 48,835 Amato

UEFA Cup

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 July 1998 QR1 Shelbourne A 5–3 6,047 Albertz (2 pens), van Bronckhorst, Amato (2)
29 July 1998 QR1 Shelbourne H 2–0 46,906 Johansson (2)
11 August 1998 QR2 PAOK H 2–0 35,392 Wallace, Kanchelskis
25 August 1998 QR2 PAOK A 0–0 30,388
11 September 1998 R1 Beitar Jerusalem A 1–1 14,000 Albertz
1 October 1998 R1 Beitar Jerusalem H 4–2 45,610 Johansson, Wallace, Porrini, Gattuso
22 October 1998 R2 Bayer Leverkusen A 2–1 22,000 Johansson, van Bronckhorst
5 November 1998 R2 Bayer Leverkusen H 1–1 50,012 Johansson
24 November 1998 R3 Parma H 1–1 49,514 Wallace
8 December 1998 R3 Parma A 1–3 17,000 Albertz

Scottish Cup

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
23 January 1999 R3 Stenhousemuir H 2–0 37,759 Wallace, Guivarc'h
14 February 1999 R4 Hamilton Academical A 6–0 7,339 Vidmar, Kanchelskis, McCann, Albertz(pen.),
Johansson (2)
6 March 1999 QF Falkirk H 2–1 39,250 McCann, Amoruso
11 April 1999 SF St Johnstone N 4–0 20,664 McCann, Johansson, van Bronckhorst, Wallace
29 May 1999 F Celtic N 1–0 52,670 Wallace

League Cup

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 1998 R3 Alloa Athletic H 4–0 37,201 Albertz(2), B.Ferguson, Amoruso
8 September 1998 QF Ayr United A 2–0 11,198 Miller, Amato
25 October 1998 SF Airdrieonians N 5–0 21,171 Johansson, Wallace (2), I.Ferguson, Durie
29 November 1998 F St Johnstone N 2–1 45,533 Guivarc'h, Albertz

Appearances

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Other
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK France Lionel Charbonnier 19 0 11 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
2 DF Italy Sergio Porrini 54 3 35 2 5 0 4 0 10 1
3 DF Italy Lorenzo Amoruso 49 3 33 1 4 1 3 1 9 0
4 DF Romania Daniel Prodan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Netherlands Arthur Numan 19 0 8+2 0 0 0 2+1 0 6 0
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 39 2 22 1 2+1 0 4 1 10 0
7 MF Russia Andrei Kanchelskis 45 9 30+1 7 4+1 1 2 0 7 1
8 MF Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst 53 10 35 7 4+1 1 4 0 9 2
9 FW Scotland Gordon Durie 13 1 1+4 0 0 0 0+2 1 4+2 0
10 FW Argentina Gabriel Amato 31 9 13+7 6 1+2 0 2 1 0+6 2
11 MF Germany Jörg Albertz 53 19 33+1 11 5 1 4 3 8+2 4
12 DF Sweden Jonas Thern 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 GK Finland Antti Niemi 14 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 5+1 0
14 MF Scotland Ian Ferguson 26 1 4+9 0 0+1 0 0+3 1 5+4 0
15 DF Serbia Gordan Petrić 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0
15 FW France Stéphane Guivarc'h (from 6 November) 18 7 10+3 5 3+1 1 1 1 0 0
16 FW England Rod Wallace 51 27 34 19 5 3 4 2 8 3
17 MF Scotland Derek McInnes 9 0 0+7 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF Italy Gennaro Gattuso 11 1 3+2 0 0 0 1 0 2+3 1
18 MF Scotland Neil McCann (from 14 December) 24 8 15+4 5 5 3 0 0 0 0
19 DF Australia Craig Moore 14 0 7 0 0 0 1+1 0 5 0
19 GK Germany Stefan Klos (from 24 December) 23 0 18 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW Finland Jonatan Johansson 37 17 13+12 8 1+2 3 2 1 6+1 5
21 DF Norway Ståle Stensaas 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
22 DF Scotland Scott Wilson 20 1 7+5 1 1+4 0 1 0 1+1 0
23 FW Scotland David Graham 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0
24 MF Scotland Barry Nicholson 6 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF Australia Tony Vidmar 39 2 26+2 1 5 1 2 0 3+1 0
27 MF Scotland Charlie Miller 21 4 2+13 3 1+1 0 0+2 1 0+2 0
28 DF Italy Luigi Riccio 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW Chile Sebastian Rozental 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW Northern Ireland Lee Feeney 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF Scotland Colin Hendry 32 0 17+3 0 3 0 3+1 0 4+1 0
38[3] DF Australia Craig Moore 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF United States Claudio Reyna 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "Ae fond kiss as Rangers acquire some more French flair"
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Upon his return from Crystal Palace as his previous number was taken
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