2001–02 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season

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Sheffield Wednesday
2001–02 season
Chairman Geoff Hulley
Manager Peter Shreeves (until 17 October)
Terry Yorath (from 17 October)
First Division 20th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Sibon (12)
All: Sibon (13)
Highest home attendance 29,772 v Wolverhampton Wanderers
(Division One)
Lowest home attendance 8,796 v Crystal Palace
(League Cup)
Average home league attendance 20,870
(League games only)

The 2001–02 season was Sheffield Wednesday F.C.'s 135th season. They competed in the twenty-four team First Division, the second tier of English football, finishing twentieth.

Season summary[edit]

After another bad start in the 2001-02 season, Shreeves handed the reins over to assistant Terry Yorath. Wednesday finished just two places above the Division One relegation zone and the only bright spot of the season was a run to the semi finals of the League Cup.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
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]

Sheffield Wednesday's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2001 Burnley H 0–2 21,766
18 August 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 2–0 7,933 Sibon, McLaren
25 August 2001 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 18,844 Sibon
27 August 2001 Norwich City A 0–2 16,820
8 September 2001 Birmingham City A 0–2 19,421
15 September 2001 Wimbledon A 1–1 7,348 T Johnson
17 September 2001 Bradford City H 1–1 18,012 Di Piedi
22 September 2001 Manchester City H 2–6 25,731 Bonvín, Bromby
25 September 2001 Rotherham United A 1–1 8,474 Westwood
29 September 2001 Crystal Palace A 1–4 17,066 T Johnson
7 October 2001 Sheffield United H 0–0 29,281
13 October 2001 Watford A 1–3 14,456 T Johnson
16 October 2001 Preston North End H 1–2 15,592 Sibon
20 October 2001 Walsall H 2–1 16,275 Sibon, Bonvín
24 October 2001 Barnsley H 3–1 21,008 Sibon, Bonvín (2)
27 October 2001 Coventry City A 0–2 17,381
31 October 2001 Nottingham Forest A 1–0 20,206 Morrison
3 November 2001 Portsmouth H 2–3 18,212 Donnelly, Sibon (pen)
10 November 2001 Grimsby Town H 0–0 17,507
18 November 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–0 19,947
24 November 2001 Stockport County H 5–0 17,365 Maddix, Sibon (pen), Morrison, Soltvedt, Ekoku
2 December 2001 Barnsley A 0–3 16,714
8 December 2001 Millwall H 1–1 21,304 Ekoku
15 December 2001 Gillingham A 1–2 8,586 Sibon (pen)
22 December 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 20,340 Ekoku
26 December 2001 Birmingham City H 0–1 24,335
29 December 2001 Norwich City H 0–5 19,205
12 January 2002 Crewe Alexandra H 1–0 16,737 Sibon
19 January 2002 Burnley A 2–1 16,081 McLaren, Kuqi
29 January 2002 Sheffield United A 0–0 29,364
2 February 2002 Crystal Palace H 1–3 20,099 Ekoku
5 February 2002 Preston North End A 2–4 14,038 Quinn, Ekoku (pen)
9 February 2002 Walsall A 3–0 8,290 Ekoku, Kuqi, Sibon
16 February 2002 Watford H 2–1 18,244 Ekoku (pen), Kuqi
23 February 2002 Rotherham United H 1–2 28,179 Kuqi
27 February 2002 Manchester City A 0–4 33,682
2 March 2002 Bradford City A 2–0 16,904 D Johnson, Kuqi
6 March 2002 Wimbledon H 1–2 18,930 D Johnson
9 March 2002 Gillingham H 0–0 20,361
16 March 2002 Millwall A 2–1 13,074 Donnelly (2)
23 March 2002 Portsmouth A 0–0 14,819
29 March 2002 Coventry City H 2–1 21,470 Sibon (2)
1 April 2002 Grimsby Town A 0–0 9,236
6 April 2002 Nottingham Forest H 0–2 21,782
13 April 2002 Stockport County A 1–3 8,706 Quinn
21 April 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–2 29,772 Donnelly, Kuqi

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 15 January 2002 Crewe Alexandra A 1–2 6,271 Hamshaw

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 21 August 2001 Bury A 3–1 3,129 Ekoku, Maddix, McLaren
R2 12 September 2001 Sunderland H 4–2 (a.e.t.) 12,074 Ekoku, Morrison (pen), Di Piedi, Bonvín
R3 10 October 2001 Crystal Palace H 2–2 (won 3-1 on pens) 8,796 Westwood, Crane
R4 28 November 2001 Aston Villa A 1–0 26,526 Ekoku
R5 19 December 2001 Watford H 4–0 20,319 Sibon, Hamshaw, O'Donnell, Soltvedt
SF First Leg 8 January 2002 Blackburn Rovers H 1–2 30,883 Ekoku
SF Second Leg 22 January 2002 Blackburn Rovers A 2–4 (lost 3-6 on agg) 26,844 Ekoku (pen), Soltvedt

Squad[edit]

FootballSquads - Sheffield Wednesday - 2001/02 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 Kevin Pressman
2 England DF Ian Hendon
3 England DF Andy Hinchcliffe
4 England MF Paul McLaren
5 England DF Leigh Bromby
6 Norway MF Trond Egil Soltvedt
7 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Quinn
8 Netherlands FW Gerald Sibon
9 Nigeria FW Efan Ekoku
10 Argentina FW Pablo Facundo Bonvín (on loan from Boca Juniors)
11 Northern Ireland FW Owen Morrison
12 England DF Steve Haslam
13 England GK Chris Stringer
14 England DF Marlon Broomes
15 England DF Steve Harkness
16 England MF Matt Hamshaw
17 Italy FW Michele Di Piedi
18 Scotland MF Simon Donnelly
No. Position Player
19 England FW Adam Muller
20 England MF Tony Crane
21 England DF Ashley Westwood
22 Republic of Ireland DF Derek Geary
23 Scotland MF Philip Scott
24 Scotland MF Phil O'Donnell
25 England DF Danny Maddix
26 England FW Jon Shaw
27 England MF Laurie Wilson
28 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi
29 Scotland FW Kevin Gallacher
30 South Africa GK Sean Roberts
31 England GK Paul Heald (on loan from Wimbledon)
32 Wales MF Neil Gibson
34 England DF Craig Armstrong
35 England DF David Burrows
36 England GK Richard Siddall
37 Northern Ireland MF Jon McCarthy (on loan from Birmingham City)
- England DF Craig Rand

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
37 England DF Tom Staniforth (Deceased)
26 England MF Carlton Palmer (on loan from Coventry City)
14 England MF Aaron Lescott (to Stockport County)
27 England FW Tommy Johnson (to Kilmarnock)
No. Position Player
26 England MF Dean Windass (on loan from Middlesbrough)
28 Sweden MF Bojan Djordjic (on loan from Manchester United)
33 Jamaica FW David Johnson (on loan from Nottingham Forest)

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
Republic of Ireland MF Alan Cawley
England DF Calem Connolly
Republic of the Congo FW Carlin Itonga (on loan from Arsenal)
England MF Stephen Santry
No. Position Player
England FW Matt Shaw
England DF Anwar Uddin
England MF Michael Williams
England DF Greg Young

References[edit]