1998–99 FC Barcelona season

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FC Barcelona
1998–99 season
President Josep Lluís Núñez
Head Coach Louis van Gaal
Stadium Camp Nou
La Liga 1st
Copa del Rey Quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League Group stage (3rd)
Supercopa de España Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Rivaldo (24)

Rivaldo (29)
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1998–99 FC Barcelona season, the club once again retained the La Liga title, but eliminated by Valencia in the quarter-final of Copa del Rey. Barcelona enjoyed a great season with their new signings Ronald de Boer, Patrick Kluivert, Frank de Boer, Mauricio Pellegrino, Boudewijn Zenden and Phillip Cocu. Barcelona's league start was slower in early season but Barcelona later made a remarkable turnaround to secure La Liga in late-May, thanks to Real Madrid's several slips. Following another lackluster performance in the First Group Phase against two European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester United with wins, draws and loses twice respectively and thus prevented Barcelona qualified to UEFA Champions League quarter finals.


Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Portugal GK Vítor Baía
2 Netherlands DF Michael Reiziger
3 Argentina DF Mauricio Pellegrino
4 Spain MF Josep Guardiola (captain)
5 Spain DF Abelardo
6 Spain MF Óscar
7 Portugal MF Luís Figo
8 Spain MF Albert Celades
9 Brazil FW Sonny Anderson
10 Brazil MF Giovanni
11 Brazil MF Rivaldo
12 Spain DF Sergi
13 Netherlands GK Ruud Hesp
14 Nigeria MF Emmanuel Amunike
15 Netherlands MF Phillip Cocu
No. Position Player
16 Serbia and Montenegro MF Dragan Ćirić
17 Netherlands DF Winston Bogarde
18 Netherlands MF Ronald de Boer
19 Netherlands FW Patrick Kluivert
20 Spain DF Miguel Ángel Nadal
21 Spain MF Luis Enrique
22 Nigeria DF Samuel Okunowo
23 Netherlands MF Boudewijn Zenden
24 Spain MF Roger
25 Netherlands DF Frank de Boer
26 Spain MF Xavi Hernández
27 Spain MF Luis García
28 Spain GK Francesc Arnau
33 Spain DF Ibán Cuadrado
Spain GK Carles Busquets




Loan out[edit]



  1. ^ "FootballSquads - Barcelona - 1998/99". Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  2. ^ Hicks, Danny (30 August 1998). "Nou Camp becomes Little Holland". London: The Independent. Retrieved 10 July 2013.

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