2001–02 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
2001–02 season
Chairman Lionel Pickering
Manager Jim Smith (until 7 October)
Colin Todd (from 7 October to 14 January)
John Gregory (from 30 January)
Stadium Pride Park Stadium
FA Premier League 19th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Malcolm Christie and Fabrizio Ravanelli (9)
All:
Fabrizio Ravanelli (11)
Highest home attendance 33,297 (vs. Everton, 23 March)
Lowest home attendance 11,246 (vs. Hull City, 12 September)
Average home league attendance 29,818

During the '2001–02 English football season, Derby County competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Barclaycard Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Derby manager Jim Smith rejected the offer to become Director of Football and resigned on 7 October after more than six years at the helm. His assistant Colin Todd, who won two league titles with the club in the 1970s, was promoted to the manager's seat, but by this stage the Rams were deep in relegation trouble. A shock 3–1 home defeat against Division Three strugglers Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup proved the final straw for the directors and Todd was sacked days later, after a mere three months in charge. By the end of the month, John Gregory had taken over at Pride Park just six days after quitting Aston Villa. Two quick wins and a draw against Manchester United suggested that Gregory might be Derby's saviour, but seven defeats from their final eight games condemned Derby to relegation.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal (C) 38 26 9 3 79 36 +43 87 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Liverpool 38 24 8 6 67 30 +37 80
3 Manchester United 38 24 5 9 87 45 +42 77 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Newcastle United 38 21 8 9 74 52 +22 71
5 Leeds United 38 18 12 8 53 37 +16 66 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round 1
6 Chelsea 38 17 13 8 66 38 +28 64
7 West Ham United 38 15 8 15 48 57 −9 53
8 Aston Villa 38 12 14 12 46 47 −1 50 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Tottenham Hotspur 38 14 8 16 49 53 −4 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 10 16 55 51 +4 46 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round 2
11 Southampton 38 12 9 17 46 54 −8 45
12 Middlesbrough 38 12 9 17 35 47 −12 45
13 Fulham 38 10 14 14 36 44 −8 44 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
14 Charlton Athletic 38 10 14 14 38 49 −11 44
15 Everton 38 11 10 17 45 57 −12 43
16 Bolton Wanderers 38 9 13 16 44 62 −18 40
17 Sunderland 38 10 10 18 29 51 −22 40
18 Ipswich Town (R) 38 9 9 20 41 64 −23 36 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round 3
Relegation to the 2002–03 Football League First Division
19 Derby County (R) 38 8 6 24 33 63 −30 30 Relegation to the 2002–03 Football League First Division
20 Leicester City (R) 38 5 13 20 30 64 −34 28

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

1Since Arsenal qualified for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup place as FA Cup winners defaulted to Chelsea, the losing finalists.

2Blackburn Rovers qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners

3Despite relegation, Ipswich Town qualified for the 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round as Fair Play Award winners

Results[edit]

Derby County's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 2–1 28,236 Ravanelli, Christie
21 August 2001 Ipswich Town A 1–3 21,197 Ravanelli
25 August 2001 Fulham A 0–0 15,641
8 September 2001 West Ham United H 0–0 27,802
15 September 2001 Leicester City H 2–3 26,863 Burton, Ravanelli (pen)
23 September 2001 Leeds United A 0–3 39,155
29 September 2001 Arsenal H 0–2 29,200
15 October 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–3 30,148 Ravanelli
20 October 2001 Charlton Athletic H 1–1 30,221 Ravanelli
28 October 2001 Chelsea H 1–1 28,910 Ravanelli
3 November 2001 Middlesbrough A 1–5 28,117 Ravanelli
17 November 2001 Southampton H 1–0 32,063 Mawéné
24 November 2001 Newcastle United A 0–1 50,070
1 December 2001 Liverpool H 0–1 33,289
8 December 2001 Bolton Wanderers H 1–0 25,712 Christie
12 December 2001 Manchester United A 0–5 67,577
15 December 2001 Everton A 0–1 38,615
22 December 2001 Aston Villa H 3–1 28,001 Ravanelli, Carbone, Christie
26 December 2001 West Ham United A 0–4 31,397
29 December 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 1–0 23,529 Christie
2 January 2002 Fulham H 0–1 28,165
12 January 2002 Aston Villa A 1–2 28,881 Powell
19 January 2002 Ipswich Town H 1–3 29,658 Christie
29 January 2002 Charlton Athletic A 0–1 25,387
2 February 2002 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 27,721 Morris
9 February 2002 Sunderland H 0–1 31,771
23 February 2002 Leicester City A 3–0 21,620 Kinkladze, Strupar, Morris
3 March 2002 Manchester United H 2–2 33,041 Christie (2)
5 March 2002 Arsenal A 0–1 37,878
16 March 2002 Bolton Wanderers A 3–1 25,893 Christie, Ravanelli, Higginbotham (pen)
23 March 2002 Everton H 3–4 33,297 Strupar (2), Morris
30 March 2002 Chelsea A 1–2 37,849 Strupar
1 April 2002 Middlesbrough H 0–1 30,822
6 April 2002 Southampton A 0–2 29,263
13 April 2002 Newcastle United H 2–3 31,031 Christie, Morris
20 April 2002 Liverpool A 0–2 43,510
27 April 2002 Leeds United H 0–1 30,705
11 May 2002 Sunderland A 1–1 47,989 Robinson

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2002 Bristol Rovers H 1–3 18,549 Ravanelli

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 12 September 2001 Hull City H 3–0 11,246 Burton (2), Kinkladze
R3 10 October 2001 Fulham A 2–5 9,217 Burley, Ravanelli

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Estonia GK Mart Poom
2 Argentina DF Horacio Carbonari
3 Scotland DF Brian O'Neil
4 Jamaica MF Darryl Powell (captain)
5 Norway DF Bjørn Otto Bragstad
6 England DF Chris Riggott
7 England MF Rob Lee
8 Scotland MF Craig Burley
9 Jamaica FW Deon Burton
10 Georgia (country) MF Georgi Kinkladze
11 Italy FW Fabrizio Ravanelli
12 England FW Malcolm Christie
14 England FW Lee Morris
15 Gibraltar DF Danny Higginbotham
16 Argentina MF Luciano Zavagno
17 France DF Youl Mawéné
18 England DF Richard Jackson
19 England DF Steve Elliott
20 Scotland FW Gary Twigg
No. Position Player
21 England MF Adam Murray
22 England DF Warren Barton
23 England MF Paul Boertien
24 England GK Andy Oakes
25 Belgium FW Branko Strupar
26 England FW Marvin Robinson
27 Switzerland GK Patrick Foletti
28 Finland MF Simo Valakari
29 England DF Ian Evatt
30 England FW Marcus Tudgay
31 England MF Adam Bolder
32 England GK Lee Grant
33 England MF Lewis Hunt
34 Northern Ireland DF Gareth McKeown
35 Republic of Ireland MF Fiachra McArdle
36 England MF Matt O'Halloran
37 France MF Pierre Ducrocq (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)
38 France DF François Grenet

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
7 England MF Seth Johnson (to Leeds United)
7 Italy FW Benito Carbone (on loan from Bradford City)
20 Italy MF Stefano Eranio (released)
No. Position Player
20 United States GK Ian Feuer (on loan from Wimbledon)
22 Italy DF Daniele Daino (on loan from Milan)
27 Australia DF Con Blatsis (to Colchester United)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Loan in[edit]

Loan out[edit]

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/derby-county/2001-2002/results
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2001-2002/faprem/derby.htm
  3. ^ "Ravanelli completes Rams switch". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 27 July 2001. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rams' double raid". BBC News. 16 October 2001. 
  5. ^ "Grenet joins Rams". BBC News. 1 November 2001. 
  6. ^ "Barton in move to Derby". BBC News. 1 February 2002. 
  7. ^ "Lee completes Derby move". BBC News. 7 February 2002. 
  8. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=17993.html
  9. ^ "Delap completes £4m Saints switch". BBC News. 10 July 2001. 
  10. ^ "Johnson seals £7m Leeds switch". BBC News. 18 October 2001. 
  11. ^ "Eranio quits Derby". BBC News. 8 October 2001. 
  12. ^ "Football Transfers". BBC News. 1 August 2002. 
  13. ^ "Taribo goes West". BBC News. 9 May 2001. 
  14. ^ "Derby swoop for Carbone". BBC News. 18 October 2001.