2001–02 Norwich City F.C. season

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Norwich City
2001–02 season
Chairman Bob Cooper
Manager Nigel Worthington
Stadium Carrow Road
Football League First Division 6th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Iwan Roberts (14)[1]
All: Iwan Roberts (14)[1]
Highest home attendance 21,251[2]
Lowest home attendance 15,710[1]
Average home league attendance 18,629[2]

During the 2001–02 English football season, Norwich City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Despite losing 4-0 to Millwall on the opening day of the season, 2001-02 was a successful one for Norwich City. The Canaries never dropped out of the top 10 in Division One following their opening result and sneaked into the playoff places on the last day, following a 2-0 win over Stockport County. Their FA Cup run was halted at the third round after losing 4-0 to Chelsea after a replay. The game featured a memorable backheeled goal by Chelsea's Italian forward Gianfranco Zola. Norwich's League Cup run was equally disappointing, losing 1-0 away to Brentford away in the first round. Norwich faced Wolverhampton Wanderers in the First Division playoff semi final, defeating them 3-2 on aggregate, setting up a tie with Birmingham City in the final. The Canaries were eventually defeated on penalties at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff after Iwan Roberts had opened the scoring for Norwich in extra time, following a goalless 90 minutes.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Manchester City 46 19 3 1 63 19 12 3 8 45 33 108 52 +56 99
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 15 4 4 36 11 12 4 7 25 18 61 29 +32 89
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 4 6 33 18 12 7 4 43 25 76 43 +33 86
4 Millwall 46 15 3 5 43 22 7 8 8 26 26 69 48 +21 77
5 Birmingham City 46 14 4 5 44 20 7 9 7 26 29 70 49 +21 76
6 Norwich City 46 15 6 2 36 16 7 3 13 24 35 60 51 +9 75
7 Burnley 46 11 7 5 39 29 10 5 8 31 33 70 62 +8 75
8 Preston North End 46 13 7 3 45 21 7 5 11 26 38 71 59 +12 72
9 Wimbledon 46 9 8 6 30 22 9 5 9 33 35 63 57 +6 67
10 Crystal Palace 46 13 3 7 42 22 7 3 13 28 40 70 62 +8 66
11 Coventry City 46 12 4 7 33 19 8 2 13 26 34 59 53 +6 66
12 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 38 26 6 5 12 26 41 64 67 –3 64
13 Sheffield United 46 8 8 7 34 30 7 7 9 19 24 53 54 –1 60
14 Watford 46 10 5 8 38 30 6 6 11 24 26 62 56 +6 59
15 Bradford City 46 10 1 12 41 39 5 9 9 28 37 69 76 –7 55
16 Nottingham Forest 46 7 11 5 26 21 5 7 11 24 30 50 51 –1 54
17 Portsmouth 46 9 6 8 36 31 4 8 11 24 41 60 72 –12 53
18 Walsall 46 10 6 7 29 27 3 6 14 22 44 51 71 –20 51
19 Grimsby Town 46 9 7 7 34 28 3 7 13 16 44 50 72 –22 50
20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 6 7 10 28 37 6 7 10 21 34 49 71 –22 50
21 Rotherham United 46 7 13 3 32 29 3 6 14 20 37 52 66 –14 49
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 8 7 23 32 4 5 14 24 44 47 76 –29 49
23 Barnsley 46 9 9 5 37 33 2 6 15 22 53 59 86 –27 48
24 Stockport County 46 5 1 17 19 44 1 7 15 23 58 42 102 –60 26
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

All results referenced from statto.com[3]

Football League First Division[edit]

Play-Offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Squad[edit]

[4]

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 England GK Robert Green
2 Republic of Ireland DF Brian McGovern
3 England DF Adam Drury
4 Scotland DF Malky Mackay
5 England DF Craig Fleming
6 Denmark FW David Nielsen (on loan from Wimbledon)
7 Northern Ireland MF Phil Mulryne
8 Scotland MF Gary Holt
9 Wales FW Iwan Roberts
10 England FW Zema Abbey
11 Wales MF Chris Llewellyn
12 England MF Darel Russell
13 England GK Arran Lee-Barrett
14 Scotland FW Alex Notman
15 England DF Darren Kenton
No. Position Player
16 Denmark DF Steen Nedergaard
17 England DF Daryl Sutch
18 Northern Ireland FW Paul McVeigh
19 France FW Marc Libbra
20 Switzerland FW Gaetano Giallanza
22 England FW Ian Henderson
23 England MF Neil Emblen
24 England MF Clint Easton
25 England MF Lewis Blois
26 England FW Danny Bloomfield
27 England MF Mark Rivers
28 England GK Paul Crichton
29 England MF Andrew Oxby
30 England FW Paul Hayes

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
6 England DF Matt Jackson (released to Wigan Athletic)
19 England DF Adrian Forbes (to Luton Town)
21 England FW Adrian Coote (to Colchester United)
No. Position Player
22 Scotland FW Paul Dalglish (released)
31 England FW Trevor Benjamin (loan return to Leicester City)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Norwich City". stats.football365.co.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Attendance Table". stats.football365.co.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Norwich City 2001-2002". statto.com. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Norwich City". footballsquads.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2013.