1999–2000 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1999–2000 season
Chairman John Elsom
Manager Martin O'Neill
Stadium Filbert Street
Premiership 8th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Winners
Player of the Year Gerry Taggart
Top goalscorer Cottee (13)
Highest home attendance 22,170 vs Manchester United
(18 Mar 2000, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 12,157 vs Hereford United
(22 Dec 1999, FA Cup)
Average home league attendance 19,825
Home colours
Away colours

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

Season summary

Leicester City achieved their highest league finish in 24 years by coming eighth in the final table, as well as reaching their third League Cup final in four years. They triumphed for the second time under Martin O'Neill and the third time in their history, beating Tranmere Rovers 2–1 at Wembley. O'Neill then left the club after accepting the offer to manage Celtic.[1] In came former England under 21 coach Peter Taylor as his successor.

Final league table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 28 7 3 97 45 +52 91 2000–01 UEFA Champions League First group stage
2 Arsenal 38 22 7 9 73 43 +30 73
3 Leeds United 38 21 6 11 58 43 +15 69 2000–01 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Liverpool 38 19 10 9 51 30 +21 67 2000–01 UEFA Cup First round 1
5 Chelsea 38 18 11 9 53 34 +19 65
6 Aston Villa 38 15 13 10 46 35 +11 58 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
7 Sunderland 38 16 10 12 57 56 +1 58
8 Leicester City 38 16 7 15 55 55 0 55 2000–01 UEFA Cup First round 2
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 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
18 Wimbledon (R) 38 7 12 19 46 74 −28 33 Relegation to 2000–01 Football League First Division
19 Sheffield Wednesday (R) 38 8 7 23 38 70 −32 31
20 Watford (R) 38 6 6 26 35 77 −42 24

Updated to games played on 14 May 2000.
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Chelsea qualified for the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners

2 Leicester City qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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 16 7 15 55 55  0 55 10 3 6 31 24  +7 6 4 9 24 31  −7

Source: 1999-2000 FA Premier League table

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
Ground A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A H A H H A H A H A A A H A
Result L W D L W W L D W W W L W L W W L L L L D D L W D W L L W L D W L D W W W L
Position 14 12 10 15 6 5 10 9 7 7 5 6 5 6 7 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 10 9 10 10 11 12 11 12 13 10 11 11 11 9 8 8

Source: 11v11.com: 1999-2000 Leicester City results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results

Leicester City's score comes first[2]

Legend

Win Draw Loss

Pre-season

FA Premier League

FA Cup

League Cup

Squad

[52] 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 Tim Flowers
3 Jamaica DF Frank Sinclair
4 Northern Ireland DF Gerry Taggart
5 England DF Steve Walsh
6 Turkey MF Muzzy Izzet
7 Northern Ireland MF Neil Lennon
8 England FW Stan Collymore
10 England MF Darren Eadie
11 England MF Steve Guppy
13 Iceland FW Arnar Gunnlaugsson
14 Wales MF Robbie Savage
15 England DF Phil Gilchrist
16 Scotland MF Stuart Campbell
18 England DF Matt Elliott (captain)
19 England DF Robert Ullathorne
No. Position Player
20 England FW Ian Marshall
21 England MF Graham Fenton
22 Guadeloupe GK Pegguy Arphexad
24 England DF Andrew Impey
25 England MF Stuart Wilson
27 England FW Tony Cottee
28 England FW Lawrie Dudfield
29 England MF Stefan Oakes
30 England GK Michael Price
32 England GK John Hodges
34 England MF Danny Thomas
37 Greece MF Theodoros Zagorakis
38 England DF Tommy Goodwin
45 Northern Ireland MF Tim McCann
46 England DF Jordan Stewart

Left club during season

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

No. Position Player
9 England FW Emile Heskey (to Liverpool)
16 Scotland MF Stuart Campbell (on loan to Birmingham City)
No. Position Player
34 Northern Ireland GK Alan Fettis (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
England MF Scott Taylor (to Wolves)

Reserve squad

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

No. Position Player
- England GK Matthew Nurse
- England DF Carl Bacon
- England DF Guy Branston
- England MF Alex Mortimer
No. Position Player
- England MF Matt Piper
- Argentina FW Fernando Pasquinelli
- England FW Lee Tomlin

Statistics

Appearances and goals

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK England Tim Flowers 37 0 29 0 2 0 5+1 0
22 GK France Pegguy Arphexad 18 0 9+2 0 3+1 0 3 0
Defenders and wing-backs
3 DF Jamaica Frank Sinclair 44 0 34 0 3 0 7 0
4 DF Northern Ireland Gerry Taggart 44 7 30+1 6 5 0 7+1 1
5 DF England Steve Walsh 18 1 5+6 0 3+1 0 2+1 1
11 DF England Steve Guppy 37 2 29+1 2 2 0 5 0
15 DF England Phil Gilchrist 36 1 17+10 1 3 0 5+1 0
18 DF Scotland Matt Elliott 48 11 37 6 5 2 6 3
24 DF England Andy Impey 39 1 28+1 1 2+1 0 5+2 0
38 DF England Tommy Goodwin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
46 DF England Jordan Stewart 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 MF Turkey Muzzy Izzet 40 10 32 8 2 1 6 1
7 MF Northern Ireland Neil Lennon 39 2 31 1 2 0 6 1
13 MF Iceland Arnar Gunnlaugsson 7 0 2 0 2+1 0 0+2 0
14 MF Wales Robbie Savage 47 1 35 1 5 0 7 0
16 MF Scotland Stuart Campbell 9 0 1+3 0 0+3 0 0+2 0
25 MF England Stuart Wilson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
29 MF England Stefan Oakes 32 4 15+7 2 3 0 7 2
34 MF England Danny Thomas 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF Greece Theo Zagorakis 28 1 6+11 1 4 0 3+4 0
Forwards
8 FW England Stan Collymore 6 4 6 4 0 0 0 0
10 FW England Darren Eadie 18 1 15 1 3 0 0 0
20 FW England Ian Marshall 26 3 2+19 0 0+1 0 3+1 3
21 FW England Graham Fenton 9 1 1+1 0 0+3 0 0+4 1
27 FW England Tony Cottee 38 13 30+3 13 2 0 3 0
28 FW England Lawrie Dudfield 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
9 FW England Emile Heskey 35 8 23 7 4 0 8 1

Starting 11

Transfers

In

Date Pos Name From Fee Notes
30 July 1999 GK Tim Flowers Blackburn Rovers £1,100,000
10 August 1999 DF Phil Gilchrist Oxford United £500,000 [53]
10 December 1999 MF Darren Eadie Norwich City £3,000,000 [54]
10 February 2000 FW Stan Collymore Aston Villa Free transfer [55]
23 March 2000 FW Fernando Pasquinelli Boca Juniors Loan

Out

Date Pos Name To Fee Notes
27 July 1999 GK Kasey Keller Rayo Vallecano Free transfer
8 October 1999 MF Scott Taylor Wolverhampton Wanderers Free transfer
18 November 1999 DF Guy Branston Rotherham United £50,000
10 March 2000 FW Emile Heskey Liverpool £11,000,000 [56]
Transfers in: Decrease £4,600,000
Transfers out: Increase £11,050,000
Total spending: Increase £6,450,000

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