2001–02 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2001–02 season
Chairman Paul Thompson
Manager Gary Megson
Football League First Division 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Scott Dobie (10)
All: Scott Dobie (12)
Highest home attendance League: 26,701 (vs. Crystal Palace F.C., 21 April 2002)
All: 27,179 (vs. Cheltenham Town, FA Cup fifth round, 16 February 2002)
Lowest home attendance League: 17,335 (vs. Milwall, 11 October 2001)
All: 14,536 (vs. Swindon Town, League Cup second round, 11 September 2001)
Average home league attendance League: 20,691

The 2001–02 season was West Bromwich Albion's 106th season in The Football League. The team had lost in the playoff semi-final to Bolton Wanderers in 2000–01, meaning that they would be playing in the Football League First Division for the ninth consecutive season, their 33rd season in total at the second level of English football.

Albion won eight and drew two of their last ten league games and sealed promotion by beating Crystal Palace on the final day of the season. The club's success was built on a solid defence; although only 12th in the division in terms of goals scored, they conceded just 29 times, the fewest goals the club has ever conceded in a league season of 42 or more games. The team kept a club record 27 clean sheets (24 of which were in the league), including 17 1–0 wins (15 in the league).

Kit[edit]

West Bromwich Albion retained the previous season's kit, manufactured by Patrick and sponsored by the West Bromwich Building Society.

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 Russell Hoult
2 England DF Des Lyttle
3 England DF Neil Clement
4 Scotland MF Derek McInnes
5 England DF Tony Butler
6 England DF Phil Gilchrist
7 Montserrat DF Ruel Fox
8 England MF Michael Appleton
9 England FW Bob Taylor
10 Wales MF Andy Johnson
11 Grenada FW Jason Roberts
12 Northern Ireland MF James Quinn
No. Position Player
14 England FW Daniele Dichio
15 England DF Darren Moore
16 Slovakia DF Igor Bališ
17 Iceland DF Lárus Sigurðsson
18 Scotland FW Scott Dobie
19 Scotland DF Warren Cummings (on loan from Chelsea)
20 Angola MF Jordão
21 Denmark GK Brian Jensen
22 England DF James Chambers
23 England DF Adam Chambers
26 Slovakia DF Stanislav Varga (on loan from Sunderland)
27 England FW Trevor Benjamin (on loan from Leicester City)

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
10 England FW Lee Hughes (to Coventry City)
25 Germany FW Uwe Rösler (on loan from Southampton)
No. Position Player
26 Italy MF Massimiliano Iezzi (released)

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
24 England FW Adam Oliver
28 England FW Matthew Turner
29 England MF Mark Briggs
30 England GK Chris Adamson
No. Position Player
31 Northern Ireland GK Elliott Morris
32 England DF Matt Collins
33 England FW Mark Scott
34 Australia GK Andy Petterson

Match results[edit]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Game Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
1 11 August 2001 Walsall Away 1–2 9,181 Clement
2 18 August 2001 Grimsby Town Home 0–1 17,921
3 25 August 2001 Sheffield Wednesday Away 1–1 18,844 Dichio
4 27 August 2001 Gillingham Home 1–0 18,180 Dichio
5 8 September 2001 Manchester City Home 4–0 23,524 McInnes, Clement (2, 1 pen), Dobie
6 15 September 2001 Watford Away 2–1 15,726 Dobie (2)
7 18 September 2001 Preston North End Home 2–0 18,289 Dobie (2)
8 22 September 2001 Wimbledon Home 0–1 19,222
9 25 September 2001 Portsmouth Away 2–1 17,287 Clement, Dobie
10 29 September 2001 Burnley Home 1–0 21,442 Dobie
11 11 October 2001 Millwall Home 0–2 17,335
12 16 October 2001 Stockport County Away 2–1 6,052 Taylor (2)
13 19 October 2001 Norwich City Away 0–2 20,465
14 25 October 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1–1 26,143 Clement
15 28 October 2001 Barnsley Away 2–3 12,490 Johnson, Clement
16 31 October 2001 Crystal Palace Away 1–0 17,273 Taylor
17 4 November 2001 Nottingham Forest Home 1–0 18,281 Rösler
18 7 November 2001 Birmingham City Away 1–0 23,554 Johnson
19 17 November 2001 Rotherham United Away 1–2 8,509 Moore
20 24 November 2001 Bradford City Home 1–0 18,910 McInnes
21 2 December 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 1–0 27,515 Jordão
22 8 December 2001 Sheffield United Home 0–1 19,462
23 12 December 2001 Coventry City Home 1–0 22,543 Konjić (own goal)
24 15 December 2001 Crewe Alexandra Away 1–1 8,154 Jordão
25 22 December 2001 Sheffield Wednesday Home 1–1 20,340 Fox
26 26 December 2001 Manchester City Away 0–0 34,407
27 29 December 2001 Gillingham Away 1–2 9,912 Johnson
28 1 January 2002 Stockport County Home 4–0 20,541 Dichio (2), Roberts, Johnson
29 12 January 2002 Grimsby Town Away 0–0 6,011
30 20 January 2002 Walsall Home 1–0 20,290 Roberts
31 29 January 2002 Birmingham City Home 1–0 25,266 Roberts
32 3 February 2002 Burnley Away 2–0 15,846 Roberts (2)
33 10 February 2002 Norwich City Home 1–0 19,115 Dichio
34 19 February 2002 Millwall Away 0–1 13,716
35 23 February 2002 Portsmouth Home 5–0 21,028 Roberts (2), Sigurðsson, Dobie, Bališ
36 26 February 2002 Preston North End Away 0–1 14,487
37 2 March 2002 Wimbledon Away 1–0 8,363 Dichio
38 5 March 2002 Watford Home 1–1 19,580 Dichio
39 16 March 2002 Sheffield United Away 3–0 17,653 Dobie (2), McInnes
40 22 March 2002 Nottingham Forest Away 1–0 24,788 Taylor
41 26 March 2002 Crewe Alexandra Home 4–1 21,303 Jordão (2), Dichio, Wright (own goal)
42 30 March 2002 Barnsley Home 3–1 23,167 Jordão, Dichio, Benjamin
43 1 April 2002 Coventry City Away 1–0 21,513 Taylor
44 7 April 2002 Rotherham United Home 1–1 22,376 Taylor
45 13 April 2002 Bradford City Away 1–0 20,209 Bališ (pen)
46 21 April 2002 Crystal Palace Home 2–0 26,712 Moore, Taylor

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
3 5 January 2002 Sunderland Away 2–1 29,133 Clement (pen), Johnson
4 26 January 2002 Leicester City Home 1–0 26,820 Clement (pen)
5 16 February 2002 Cheltenham Town Home 1–0 27,179 Dichio
6 10 March 2002 Fulham Home 0–1 24,811

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Notes
1 22 August 2001 Cambridge United Away 1–1 3,363 Dobie (after extra time; Albion won 4–3 on penalties)
2 11 September 2001 Swindon Town Home 2–0 14,536 Dobie, Jordão (after extra time)
3 15 August 2001 Charlton Athletic Home 0–1 9,625

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • McOwan, Gavin (2002). The Essential History of West Bromwich Albion. Headline. ISBN 0-7553-1146-9. 
  • Matthews, Tony (2007). West Bromwich Albion: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-565-4.