1998–99 Heart of Midlothian F.C. season

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Heart of Midlothian
1998–99 season
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ManagerScotland Jim Jefferies
StadiumTynecastle Stadium
Scottish Premier League6th
Uefa Cup Winners' Cup1st Round
Scottish Cup3rd Round
League CupSemi Final
Top goalscorerLeague:
France Stephane Adam (9)

All:
Scotland Jim Hamilton (10)
France Stephane Adam (10)
Highest home attendance17,334 v Celtic SPL 6 December 1998
Lowest home attendance12,323 v Motherwell SPL 23 September 1998
Average home league attendance14,233

The 1998–99 season is the first year of play in the Scottish Premier League after the league changed from the Premier Division Hearts also competed in the Uefa Cup Winners' Cup, Scottish Cup and League Cup.

Fixtures[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

12 July 1998 FriendlyBohemian0 – 1HeartsDalymount Park
Quitongo Goal Attendance: 550
14 July 1998 FriendlySt Patricks Athletic0 – 1HeartsRichmond Park
S Carr [Carr]Goal Attendance: 1,900
20 July 1998 FriendlyCowdenbeath1 – 3HeartsCentral Park
Goal Goal Goal Goal
21 July 1998 FriendlyMetz1 – 0HeartsStade Municipal
Goal Attendance: 2,050
25 July 1998 FriendlyHearts1 – 0Coventry CityTynecastle Stadium
McCann Goal Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Kenny Clark
27 July 1998 FriendlyMorton4 – 3HeartsCappielow Park
Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal
30 July 1998 FriendlyRaith Rovers4 – 2HeartsStark's Park
Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal
13 February 1999 FriendlySt Mirren0 – 2HeartsLove Street
Juanjo Goal Goal Attendance: 500
15 February 1999 FriendlyRaith Rovers0 – 3HeartsStark's Park
HamiltonGoal Goal Goal Attendance: 1,100

Cup winners' cup[edit]

13 August 1998 Uefa Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying RoundLantana0 – 1HeartsKadrioru Staadionil
Makel Goal 21' Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Michal Benes
27 August 1998 Uefa Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying RoundHearts5 – 0LantanaTynecastle Stadium
Hamilton Goal 18' Fulton Goal 29' McCann Goal 41' Flogel Goal 75' Holmes Goal 89' Attendance: 15,053
Referee: Jan Wegereef

League Cup[edit]

19 August 1998 Scottish League CupHearts4 – 2 (a.e.t.)Raith RoversTynecastle Stadium
Adam Goal 4' Hamilton Goal 22' Kamp Goal 106' (og.) Fulton Goal 120' Shields Goal 41' Hartley Goal 86' Attendance: 11,653
Referee: Willie Young
9 September 1998 Scottish League Cup QFHearts1 – 1 Hearts win 3-0 On PenaltiesRoss CountyTynecastle Stadium
Holmes Goal 71' McBain Goal 40' Attendance: 11,672
Referee: Kenny Clark
27 October 1998 Scottish League Cup SFHearts0 – 3St JohnstoneEaster Road
Dasovic Goal 41' Preston Goal 45' O'Boyle Goal 87' Attendance: 12,027
Referee: Willie Young

Scottish Cup[edit]

24 January 1999 Scottish Cup R3Motherwell3 – 1HeartsFir Park
Brannan Goal 13' Coyle Goal 65' Thomas Goal 74' Hamilton Goal 56' Attendance: 9,327
Referee: Mike McCurry

Scottish Premier League[edit]

2 August 1998 SPLHearts2 – 1RangersTynecastle Stadium
Adam Goal 6' Hamilton Goal 20' Wallace Goal 28' Attendance: 15,272
Referee: Hugh Dallas
16 August 1998 SPLDundee United0 – 0HeartsTannadice Park
Attendance: 9,629
Referee: Stuart Dougal
22 August 1998 SPLHearts2 – 0AberdeenTynecastle Stadium
Fulton Goal 7' Pressley Goal 11' Attendance: 14,416
Referee: Jim McCluskey
30 August 1998 SPLKilmarnock3 – 0HeartsRugby Park
McCoist Goal 8' (61)86' Attendance: 10,376
Referee: Willie Young
12 September 1998 SPLHearts0 – 2DundeeTynecastle Stadium
Adamczuk Goal 48' (82) Attendance: 13,117
Referee: Alan Freeland
20 September 1998 SPLDunfermline Athletic1 – 1HeartsEast End Park
Hamilton Goal 58' Smith Goal 12' Attendance: 5,963
Referee: Mike McCurry
23 September 1998 SPLHearts3 – 0MotherwellTynecastle Stadium
Weir Goal 71' McCann Goal 87' (pen.)90' Attendance: 12,323
Referee: Kenny Clark
26 September 1998 SPLCeltic1 – 1HeartsCeltic Park
Donnelly Goal 32' Hamilton Goal 53' Attendance: 59,283
Referee: Willie Young
4 October 1998 SPLHearts1 – 1St JohnstoneTynecastle Stadium
Makel Goal 79' Preston Goal 58' Attendance: 13,121
Referee: Garry Mitchell
17 October 1998 SPLRangers3 – 0HeartsIbrox
Johansson Goal 50' Wallace Goal 61' (90) Attendance: 49,749
Referee: Stuart Dougal
24 October 1998 SPLHearts0 – 1Dundee UnitedTynecastle Stadium
Mathie Goal 84' Attendance: 13,124
Referee: George Simpson
31 October 1998 SPLDundee1 – 0HeartsDens Park
Weir Goal 77' (og.) Attendance: 6,142
Referee: Mike McCurry
7 November 1998 SPLHearts2 – 1KilmarnockTynecastle Stadium
Adam Goal 6' Fulton Goal 86' Wright Goal 87' Attendance: 14,363
Referee: Willie Young
14 November 1998 SPLMotherwell2 – 3HeartsFir Park
Hamilton Goal 69' (pen.) Guerin Goal 85' Spencer Goal 40' Coyle Goal 68' (84) Attendance: 8,912
Referee: Martin Clark
21 November 1998 SPLHearts2 – 1DunfermlineTynecastle Stadium
Flogel Goal 61' McCann Goal 90' Neto Goal 18' Attendance: 13,268
Referee: Stuart Dougal
6 December 1998 SPLHearts2 – 1CelticTynecastle Stadium
Adam Goal 37' (49) O'Donnell Goal 74' Attendance: 17,334
Referee: Mike McCurry
9 December 1998 SPLSt Johnstone1 – 1HeartsMcDiarmid Park
Kernaghan Goal 8' Hamilton Goal 31' Attendance: 4,808
Referee: Alan Freeland
12 December 1998 SPLAberdeen2 – 0HeartsPittodrie
Winters Goal 32' Jess Goal 37' Attendance: 11,137
Referee: Kenny Clark
19 December 1998 SPLHearts2 – 3RangersTynecastle Stadium
Locke Goal 2' Hamilton Goal 69' Guivarc'h Goal 16' (63) Wallace Goal 58' Attendance: 17,134
Referee: Stuart Dougal
26 December 1998 SPLKilmarnock1 – 0HeartsRugby Park
Holt Goal 27' Attendance: 10,668
Referee: John Rowbotham
30 December 1998 SPLHearts1 – 2DundeeTynecastle Stadium
Lilley Goal 37' Sharp Goal 18' (pen.) Falconer Goal 42' Attendance: 13,383
Referee: Hugh Dallas
2 January 1999 SPLDunfermline0 – 0HeartsEast End Park
Attendance: 9,227
Referee: George Simpson
30 January 1999 SPLHearts0 – 2MotherwellTynecastle Stadium
McCulloch Goal 48' Adams Goal 71' Attendance: 12,821
Referee: Willie Young
6 February 1999 SPLCeltic3 – 0HeartsCeltic Park
Larsson Goal 21' (24)66' (pen.) Attendance: 59,844
Referee: Stuart Dougal
20 February 1999 SPLHearts0 – 2St JohnstoneTynecastle Stadium
Scott Goal 59' Kane Goal 63' Attendance: 12,229
Referee: Hugh Dallas
27 February 1999 SPLHearts0 – 2AberdeenTynecastle Stadium
Bernard Goal 53' Wyness Goal 71' Attendance: 13,957
Referee: Eric Martindale
20 March 1999 SPLDundee2 – 0HeartsDens Park
Annand Goal 54' (65) Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Kenny Clark
3 April 1999 SPLHearts2 – 2KilmarnockTynecastle Stadium
McSwegan Goal 16' (43) Henry Goal 73' McCoist Goal 77' Attendance: 14,689
Referee: Kenny Clark
6 April 1999 SPLDundee United1 – 3HeartsTannadice Park
Dodds Goal 7' McSwegan Goal 25' (45) Cameron Goal 60' Attendance: 10,648
Referee: Jim McCluskey
14 April 1999 SPLHearts2 – 4CelticTynecastle Stadium
Adam Goal 27' (48) Riseth Goal 2' Blinker Goal 7' Viduka Goal 29' (52) Attendance: 16,388
Referee: Stuart Dougal
17 April 1999 SPLSt Johnstone0 – 0HeartsMcDiarmid Park
Attendance: 6,154
Referee: Willie Young
24 April 1999 SPLMotherwell0 – 4HeartsFir Park
Jackson Goal 21' Adam Goal 46' (59) Cameron Goal 90' Attendance: 8,926
Referee: Alan Freeland
3 May 1999 SPLHearts2 – 0Dunfermline AthleticTynecastle Stadium
Cameron Goal 55' (81) Attendance: 15,176
Referee: Kenny Clark
9 May 1999 SPLRangers0 – 0HeartsIbrox
Attendance: 49,495
Referee: Stuart Dougal
15 May 1999 SPLHearts4 – 1Dundee UnitedTynecastle Stadium
Ritchie Goal 41' McSwegan Goal 50' Adam Goal 67' Cameron Goal 77' Eustace Goal 90' Attendance: 13,187
Referee: Dougie Smith
23 May 1999 SPLAberdeen2 – 5HeartsPittodrie
McSwegan Goal 2' (47)49' Cameron Goal 52' (pen.) Flogel Goal 64' Buchan Goal 7' Jess Goal 61' Attendance: 13,042
Referee: John Rowbotham

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
4 Kilmarnock 36 14 14 8 47 29 +18 56 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
5 Dundee 36 13 7 16 36 56 −20 46
6 Heart of Midlothian 36 11 9 16 44 50 −6 42
7 Motherwell 36 10 11 15 35 54 −19 41
8 Aberdeen 36 10 7 19 43 71 −28 37
Updated to match(es) played on end of season. Source: Soccerway and SPL official website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Rangers, the winners of the 1998–99 Scottish Cup, already qualified for the UEFA Champions League, Celtic, the losing finalist, earned a spot in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup. As such, the league's UEFA Cup place moved down to third-placed St Johnstone. Scotland were also awarded an additional UEFA Cup place as the association was top of the UEFA Fair Play ranking. Kilmarnock earned this place as winners of the Scottish Fair Play ranking.

Stats[edit]

Scorers[edit]

Pos PLayer SPL SC LC CWC Total
FW France Stephane Adam 9 0 1 0 10
FW Scotland Jim Hamilton 6 1 1 2 10
FW Scotland Gary McSwegan 8 0 0 0 8
MF Scotland Colin Cameron 6 0 0 0 6
MF Scotland Neil McCann 3 0 0 1 4
MF Scotland Steve Fulton 2 0 1 1 4
MF Austria Thomas Flogel 2 0 0 1 3
MF England Lee Makel 1 0 0 1 2
FW Scotland Derek Holmes 0 0 1 1 2
MF Scotland Gary Locke 1 0 0 0 1
MF France Vincent Guerin 1 0 0 0 1
FW Scotland Darren Jackson 1 0 0 0 1
FW Scotland Derek Lilley 1 0 0 0 1
DF Scotland Steven Pressley 1 0 0 0 1
DF Scotland Paul Ritchie 1 0 0 0 1
DF Scotland David Weir 1 0 0 0 1

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