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1999 Intercontinental Cup


1999 Intercontinental Cup

1999 Intercontinental Cup
Match programme cover
Date 30 November 1999
Venue National Stadium, Tokyo
Man of the Match Ryan Giggs
(Manchester United)
Referee Hellmut Krug (Germany)
Attendance 53,372
Weather Clear
12 °C (54 °F)
58% humidity[1]

The 1999 Intercontinental Cup was a football match played on 30 November 1999 between Manchester United, winners of the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League, and Palmeiras, winners of the 1999 Copa Libertadores. The match was played at the neutral venue of the National Stadium in Tokyo in front of 53,372 spectators.

Manchester United won the match 1–0, the winning goal scored by their captain, Roy Keane. This was United's first and only Intercontinental Cup triumph, having been beaten by Estudiantes in the 1968 competition. The game was Palmeiras' first appearance in the Intercontinental Cup. Ryan Giggs was given the man of the match award.[2] Manchester United's victory made them the first and only team from England and also the British Isles to win the Intercontinental Cup.[3]


Team Qualification Previous participation (bold indicates winners)
Manchester United 1998–99 UEFA Champions League winners 1968
Palmeiras 1999 Copa Libertadores winners None



30 November 1999
19:10 JST
Manchester United 1–0 Palmeiras
Keane Goal 35' Report
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 53,372
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany)
Manchester United
GK 1 Mark Bosnich
RB 2 Gary Neville
CB 6 Jaap Stam
CB 27 Mikaël Silvestre Booked 79'
LB 3 Denis Irwin
RM 7 David Beckham
CM 8 Nicky Butt
CM 16 Roy Keane (c)
CM 18 Paul Scholes Substituted off 75'
LM 11 Ryan Giggs
CF 20 Ole Gunnar Solskjær Substituted off 46'
GK 26 Massimo Taibi
DF 12 Phil Neville
DF 28 Danny Higginbotham
DF 30 Ronnie Wallwork
MF 25 Quinton Fortune
FW 10 Teddy Sheringham Substituted in 75'
FW 19 Dwight Yorke Substituted in 46'
Sir Alex Ferguson
GK 1 Marcos
RB 2 Francisco Arce
CB 3 Júnior Baiano
CB 4 Roque Júnior
LB 6 Júnior
DM 5 César Sampaio
DM 15 Galeano Substituted off 54'
AM 10 Alex Booked 28'
AM 11 Zinho (c)
CF 20 Faustino Asprilla Substituted off 56'
CF 7 Paulo Nunes Substituted off 77'
GK 21 Sérgio
DF 18 Cléber
DF 13 Tiago Silva
MF 8 Rogério
FW 9 Oséas Substituted in 56'
FW 19 Euller Substituted in 77'
FW 17 Evair Substituted in 54'
Luiz Felipe Scolari

Man of the Match:
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

Assistant referees:
Jeon Young-Hyun (South Korea)
Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)
Fourth official:
Masayoshi Okada (Japan)

See also


  1. ^ "Weather history for Tokyo, Japan – Tuesday, November 30, 1999". Weather Underground. The Weather Channel. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (2 January 2009). "Toyota Cup - Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Manchester United 1 Palmeiras 0: Minute by minute". (Guardian News and Media). 30 November 1999. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

External links

  • 1999 Intercontinental Cup at
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