1999/2000: Madrid on top of Spain and Europe



1999/00 in photos

1999/2000 UEFA Champions League

Did you know?

Spain had three representatives in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals – Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Valencia CF.

Also in this year

• FIFA World Cup winners two years earlier, France prevail 2-1 against Italy in extra time to win UEFA EURO 2000.

• American Pete Sampras wins his 13th and penultimate Grand Slam tennis title at Wimbledon.

• The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan and soon becomes the best-selling video game console ever.

• Tarja Halonen is elected the first female president of Finland, taking over from Martti Ahtisaari.