Can you name West Ham’s XI from their 1999 Intertoto Cup final victory?
On the 24th August, 1999, West Ham completed a memorable 3-1 victory away to Metz to win the Intertoto Cup. How well do you remember that side?
We’re asking you to name every member of Harry Redknapp’s starting XI that night at the Stade Saint-Symphorien in northern France. You’ve got 10 minutes to try and get them all. To make it extra tough, a young Joe Cole pictured above, was only a late substitute for the Hammers that night.
West Ham went to Metz with qualification for the UEFA Cup on the line. They’d finished fifth in the Premier League the season before and as such had to win the short-lived preliminary tournament to make it in.
They’d beaten Finnish side FC Jokerit and Eredivisie club Heerenveen en route to the final. But they lost the first leg of the final 1-0 at Upton Park, with a young Louis Saha scoring the match-winner for the Ligue 1 outfit. So they had their work cut out to produce a memorable comeback victory in Metz.
“Obviously the lads were a bit gutted because it meant cutting the break short, but once we got into it we went to some great places and beat Metz in France to qualify for the UEFA Cup,” reminisced one of the defenders, who featured in every game of the Intertoto Cup run, in an interview with the official West Ham website.
“If you ask the fans who went, I think they’d say going there and winning was one of their most enjoyable occasions. We had a run in the UEFA Cup after that, which they also enjoyed.
“It might not have gone down too well at the start, but by the end of it the lads were also loving it.”
The time to beat from the Planet Football office’s resident Hammer is 00:37 but we reckon a diehard West Ham fan can easily match that score.
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