2001–02 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
2001-02 season
Chairman England Freddy Shepherd
Manager England Sir Bobby Robson
Stadium St. James' Park
FA Premier League 4th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Fifth round
Intertoto Cup Finalists
Top goalscorer League:
Alan Shearer (23)
All:
Alan Shearer (27)
Average home league attendance 51,373
Home colours
Away colours

In the 2001-02 season, English professional football (soccer) club Newcastle United F.C. played in the Premier League, finishing 4th.

Season summary[edit]

For Bobby Robson's first two seasons as manager, the club remained in the bottom half of the table, however during this period Robson had built up an exciting young squad. He felt that his side could aim for eighth place in the final table as the season began

Newcastle reached an Inter-Toto Cup final early in the season against Troyes AC, which they lost on away goals after a 4-4 draw at home.[1] They were soon looking like unlikely contenders for the Premiership title. Players such as Kieron Dyer (a Ruud Gullit signing), Craig Bellamy and Laurent Robert ensured the team were capable of once again punching their weight in the league. Newcastle achieved qualification for the lucrative Champions' League finishing in 4th place.[2]

This brought renewed hope for the club after four seasons of struggle, though in the end Newcastle fell short of winning the title that they had coveted since 1927. Nonetheless, fourth place was their highest since 1997, securing Champions League football for only the second time in the club's history.

Image gallery[edit]

Club transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
June 2001 FW Wales Craig Bellamy England Coventry City £6,000,000
July 2001 DF England Robbie Elliott England Bolton Wanderers Free
August 2001 MF France Laurent Robert France PSG £9,500,000
September 2001 DF France Sylvain Distin France PSG £500,000 (loan fee)
January 2002 MF England Jermaine Jenas England Nottingham Forest £5,000,000
  • Total spending: Decrease £21m

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
May 2001 MF England Des Hamilton Wales Cardiff City Free
May 2001 MF Scotland Stephen Glass England Watford Free
May 2001 FW Scotland Kevin Gallacher England Preston North End Free
May 2001 MF Argentina Daniel Cordone Argentina Racing Club Loan ended
May 2001 DF England Carl Serrant Retired -
February 2002 DF England Warren Barton England Derby County Undisclosed
February 2002 MF England Rob Lee England Derby County Undisclosed
March 2002 DF England David Beharall England Oldham Athletic £150,000
  • Total spending: Increase £0.15m

First-team squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Shay Given
2 England DF Warren Barton
3 England DF Robbie Elliott
4 Peru MF Nolberto Solano
5 Republic of Ireland DF Andy O'Brien
6 Chile MF Clarence Acuña
7 England MF Rob Lee
7 England MF Jermaine Jenas
8 England MF Kieron Dyer
9 England FW Alan Shearer
10 Argentina MF Christian Bassedas
11 Wales MF Gary Speed
12 England DF Andy Griffin
No. Position Player
13 England GK Steve Harper
14 England DF Wayne Quinn
16 England FW Carl Cort
17 Wales FW Craig Bellamy
18 Northern Ireland DF Aaron Hughes
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Lomana LuaLua
22 England MF Jamie McClen
23 England FW Shola Ameobi
24 France DF Sylvain Distin
25 Scotland MF Brian Kerr
32 France MF Laurent Robert
34 Greece DF Nikos Dabizas
35 France DF Olivier Bernard

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
15 Spain DF Marcelino
21 Paraguay MF Diego Gavilán
26 England MF James Coppinger
27 England DF David Beharall
28 England FW Michael Chopra
29 Netherlands GK John Karelse
30 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell
No. Position Player
31 England MF Stuart Green
33 Portugal MF Pedro Dimas
36 Scotland DF Gary Caldwell
37 Scotland FW Colin McMenamin
38 Scotland MF Ryan McGuffie
39 England MF Mark Boyd
40 England DF David Cowan

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Bobby Robson
Assistant manager England John Carver
First-team coach England Nigel Pearson
Goalkeeping coach England Andy Woodman
Development coach England Arthur Cox
Reserve team coach England Terry McDermott
Chief scout Scotland Steve Clarke

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Starting appearances + substitute appearances)
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Republic of Ireland Shay Given 38 0 5 0 1 0 6 0 50 0 2 0
2 DF England Warren Barton 4+1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 11+1 0 2 0
3 DF England Robbie Elliott 26+1 1 3+1 0 2+1 0 6 0 37+3 1 5 0
4 MF Peru Nolberto Solano 37 7 5 1 4 0 6 4 52 12 4 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Andy O'Brien 31+3 2 4+1 1 3+1 0 0+1 0 38+6 3 4 0
6 MF Chile Clarence Acuña 10+6 3 3+2 1 1+1 0 0+1 0 14+10 4 4 0
7 MF England Rob Lee 15+1 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 21+1 1 4 0
7 MF England Jermaine Jenas 6+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6+6 0 0 0
8 MF England Kieron Dyer 15+3 3 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 17+4 3 0 0
9 FW England Alan Shearer 36+1 23 5 2 4 2 0 0 45+1 27 3 0
10 MF Argentina Christian Bassedas 1+1 0 0 0 1 0 3+1 0 5+2 0 2 0
11 MF Wales Gary Speed 28+1 5 2 0 3 0 6 2 39+1 7 5 0
12 DF England Andy Griffin 3+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4+1 0 0 0
13 GK England Steve Harper 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
14 DF England Wayne Quinn 0 0 0+1 0 1 0 6 1 7+1 1 0 0
16 FW England Carl Cort 6+2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8+2 1 0 0
17 FW Wales Craig Bellamy 26+1 9 3 0 2+1 4 6 1 37+2 14 9 0
18 DF Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes 34 0 5 1 3 0 6 2 48 3 2 0
20 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Lomana LuaLua 4+16 3 0+3 0 0+3 0 0+6 2 4+28 5 0 0
22 MF England Jamie McClen 3 0 3 1 0 0 0+2 0 6+2 1 0 0
23 FW Nigeria Shola Ameobi 4+11 0 0+1 0 2+1 2 6 3 12+13 5 3 0
24 DF France Sylvain Distin 20+8 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 27+8 0 6 0
25 MF Scotland Brian Kerr 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0
32 MF France Laurent Robert 34+2 8 3 1 3 1 0 0 40+2 10 7 0
34 DF Greece Nikos Dabizas 33+2 3 3 0 2 0 6 0 44+2 3 8 0
35 DF France Olivier Bernard 4+12 3 2 0 2 0 0+3 0 8+15 3 2 0

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Intertoto Cup[edit]

Rob Lee Testimonial[edit]

Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newcastle keep Troyes at bay". BBC News. 7 August 2001. 
  2. ^ "FA Barclay Card Premiership 2001/2002 final table". soccerbot.com. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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