2000–01 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
2000–01 season
Chairman David Sheepshanks
Manager George Burley
Stadium Portman Road
FA Premier League 5th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer Stewart (19)
Average home league attendance 22,524
Home colours
Away colours

The 2000-01 season was the 122nd season of competitive association football and fourth season in the Premier League played by Ipswich Town F.C., an English football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Their third place finish in the Football League First Division in 1999-2000 season and victory in the playoff finals secured Ipswich Town a place in the Premier League. The season covers the period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001.

Summary[edit]

Tipped by many to go straight back down to Division One after winning promotion, Ipswich quickly wowed the Premiership with an unlikely challenge among the top six. For much of the season, it looked like they would finish in the top three and qualify for the European Cup for the first time in nearly 40 years. In the end, they finished fifth, just four points adrift of second-placed Arsenal and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time since 1982. Manager George Burley was then voted "Manager of the Year" by his colleagues.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Richard Wright
2 Netherlands DF Fabian Wilnis
3 England DF Jamie Clapham
4 England DF John McGreal
5 England DF Tony Mowbray
6 England DF Mark Venus
7 Northern Ireland MF Jim Magilton
8 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland
10 England FW James Scowcroft
11 England FW Marcus Stewart
12 England DF Richard Naylor
13 England GK Mike Salmon
14 England MF Jermaine Wright
16 England MF Gary Croft
17 England DF Wayne Brown
18 France DF Jean-Manuel Thetis
No. Position Player
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 England MF Richard Logan
21 Republic of Ireland GK Keith Branagan
23 Northern Ireland MF Sean Friars
25 England MF Ashley Nicholls
26 England GK James Pullen
27 Netherlands FW Guillermo Graaven
28 Netherlands MF Nabil Abidallah
29 South Africa DF Justin Miller
30 Netherlands MF Martijn Reuser
31 Scotland DF Stephen Moffatt
32 Iceland DF Hermann Hreidarsson
33 Slovenia DF Amir Karić
34 England FW Alun Armstrong
35 Scotland FW Mark Burchill (on loan from Celtic)
36 England DF Chris Makin

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
9 England FW David Johnson (to Nottingham Forest)
15 England DF John Scales (retired)
No. Position Player
22 Scotland MF Stuart Niven (to Barnet)
24 England MF Neil Midgley (to Barnet)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[2]