The West Ham club wins Intertoto Cup

1999 - West Ham wins the Intertoto Cup

In 1999: The club wins the Intertoto Cup, beating Metz 3–2 on aggregate in the final, and qualifies for the UEFA Cup12. The club also finishes fifth in the Premier League, their highest position since 1986, and reaches the quarter-finals of the League Cup, but loses 3–1 to Aston Villa after a replay due to fielding an ineligible player