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)
England Manchester United 1998–99 UEFA Champions League winners 1968
Brazil Palmeiras 1999 Copa Libertadores winners None



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

Man of the Match:
Wales Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

Assistant referees:
South Korea Jeon Young-Hyun (South Korea)
Japan Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)
Fourth official:
Japan 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.co.uk. Guardian News and Media. 30 November 1999. Retrieved 7 June 2011.

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