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1998–99 KNVB Cup

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1998–99 KNVB Cup

Country Netherlands
Teams 61
Champions Ajax
Runners-up Fortuna Sittard

The 81st edition of the KNVB Cup (at the time called Amstel Cup) started on August 11, 1998. The final was played on May 13, 1999: Ajax beat Fortuna Sittard 2–0 and won the cup for the fourteenth time. A total of 61 clubs participated.


Group stage

The matches of the group stage were played between August 11 and September 2, 1998. 55 clubs participated, 26 advanced to the next round.

E Eredivisie; 1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Knock-out Stage

First round

The matches of the first round were played on October 27, 28 and 29, 1998. The six highest ranked Eredivisie teams from last season entered the tournament this round.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax E 9–0 UDI '19
FC Eindhoven 3–1 FC Den Bosch
Sparta 1–1 (p: 3-4) Cambuur Leeuw. (on November 4)
FC Utrecht 2–2 (p: 5-4) NEC (on November 25)
Heracles Almelo 0–0 (p: 4-5) NAC Breda (on November 28)
FC Groningen 2–0 VSV TONEGIDO (on December 1)
FC Emmen 3–2 sc Heerenveen E (on December 9)
Excelsior 0–5 PSV E (on December 15)
Home team Result Away team
Feyenoord E 2–1 (aet) ADO Den Haag (on October 20)
AZ 3–1 MVV
FC Twente 2–1 VVV-Venlo
Fortuna Sittard 5–0 RKC Waalwijk
Vitesse E 3–0 FC Volendam
Roda JC 2–1 Veendam
Go Ahead Eagles 3–2 De Graafschap
Willem II E 0–2 FC Zwolle

E six Eredivisie entrants

Round of 16

The matches of the round of 16 were played on February 2, 3 and 4, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
Vitesse 4–0 NAC Breda
FC Twente 2–5 Fortuna Sittard
FC Emmen 2–0 Cambuur Leeuwarden
PSV 2–0 AZ
FC Zwolle 5–2 Go Ahead Eagles
FC Eindhoven 2–1 FC Groningen
FC Utrecht 1–2 Feyenoord
Roda JC 0–3 Ajax

Quarter finals

The quarter finals were played on March 9 and 10, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
Fortuna Sittard 3–1 FC Emmen
FC Eindhoven 0–5 PSV
Feyenoord 2–1 (aet) Vitesse
FC Zwolle 1–2 Ajax (on March 24)


The semi-finals were played on April 13 and 14, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
PSV 1–3 Fortuna Sittard
Ajax 2–1 Feyenoord


The final was played on May 13, 1999.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax 2–0 Fortuna Sittard

The Cup Winners' Cup tournament no longer existed, Ajax would now play in the UEFA Cup.

See also

External links

  • Results by Ronald Zwiers (Dutch)

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