2002–03 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
2002-03 season
Chairman Stewart Milne
Managers Ebbe Skovdahl (to December)
Gardner Speirs (1 game in December)
Steve Paterson (from December)
Scottish Premier League 8th
Scottish Cup Fourth round
Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final
UEFA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Paul Sheerin (8)
All: Paul Sheerin (8)
Highest home attendance 17,284 vs Celtic 10 August 2002
Lowest home attendance 6,068 vs Queen of the South 18 February 2003

The 2002-03 season was Aberdeen's 90th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 92nd season overall. Aberdeen competed in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish League Cup, Scottish Cup and UEFA Cup.

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score[1] Aberdeen Scorer(s)[2] Attendance Report
1 3 August Hibernian A 2–1 Mackie, Clark 13,340 AFC Heritage
2 10 August Celtic H 0–4 17,284 AFC Heritage
3 18 August Heart of Midlothian H 1–1 D'Jaffo 12,825 AFC Heritage
4 25 August Rangers A 0–2 42,219 AFC Heritage
5 1 September Partick Thistle H 0–1 12,591 AFC Heritage
6 11 September Dundee United H 1–2 Mackie 10,724 AFC Heritage
7 14 September Kilmarnock A 2–2 D'Jaffo, Darren Young 6,538 AFC Heritage
8 22 September Livingston A 2–1 Anderson, McNaughton 7,513 AFC Heritage
9 28 September Dunfermline Athletic H 3–1 Billio, D'Jaffo, Derek Young 11,678 AFC Heritage
10 5 October Motherwell A 2–1 Derek Young, Deloumeaux 6,104 AFC Heritage
11 19 October Dundee H 0–0 14,003 AFC Heritage
12 27 October Hibernian H 0–1 12,321 AFC Heritage
13 3 November Celtic A 0–7 58,526 AFC Heritage
14 9 November Heart of Midlothian A 0–0 11,920 AFC Heritage
15 16 November Rangers H 2–2 Mike, Mackie 14,915 AFC Heritage
16 23 November Partick Thistle A 1–2 Mike 6,182 AFC Heritage
17 30 November Dundee United A 1–1 McGuire 8,261 AFC Heritage
18 3 December Kilmarnock H 0–1 8,816 AFC Heritage
19 7 December Motherwell H 1–1 Derek Young 9,569 AFC Heritage
20 15 December Dunfermline Athletic A 0–3 4,835 AFC Heritage
21 21 December Livingston H 0–0 11,253 AFC Heritage
22 26 December Dundee A 2–1 McGuire, Smith (own goal) 8,574 AFC Heritage
23 29 December Hibernian A 0–2 11,604 AFC Heritage
24 2 January Celtic H 1–1 Anderson 16,331 AFC Heritage
25 28 January Heart of Midlothian H 0–1 9,322 AFC Heritage
26 1 February Rangers A 1–2 Tosh 49,667 AFC Heritage
27 8 February Partick Thistle H 0–1 11,334 AFC Heritage
28 16 February Dundee United H 3–0 Sheerin (2), McGuire 9,146 AFC Heritage
29 1 March Kilmarnock A 0–2 5,769 AFC Heritage
30 8 March Motherwell A 1–0 Sheerin 5,636 AFC Heritage
31 15 March Dundee H 3–3 Sheerin (2), McGuire 12,119 AFC Heritage
32 5 April Livingston A 2–1 Derek Young, Sheerin 5,731 AFC Heritage
33 12 April Dunfermline Athletic H 1–0 Sheerin 10,030 AFC Heritage
34 26 April Livingston H 1–0 Hinds 8,912 AFC Heritage
35 3 May Hibernian A 1–3 Tiernan 7,904 AFC Heritage
36 10 May Partick Thistle H 2–1 Hinds, McGuire 9,960 AFC Heritage
37 17 May Motherwell A 3–2 Hinds, Deloumeaux, Sheerin 4,731 AFC Heritage
38 24 May Dundee United A 0–2 Mackie, Tosh 8,516 AFC Heritage

Final SPL table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers 38 31 4 3 101 28 +73 97 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Celtic 38 31 4 3 98 26 +72 97 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Hearts 38 18 9 11 57 51 +6 63 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
4 Kilmarnock 38 16 9 13 47 56 –9 57
5 Dunfermline Athletic 38 13 7 18 54 71 –17 46
6 Dundee 38 10 14 14 50 60 –10 44 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
7 Hibernian 38 15 6 17 56 64 –8 51
8 Aberdeen 38 13 10 15 41 54 –13 49
9 Livingston 38 9 8 21 48 62 –14 35
10 Partick Thistle 38 8 11 19 37 58 –21 35
11 Dundee United 38 7 11 20 35 68 –33 32
12 Motherwell 38 7 7 24 45 71 –26 28

Source: SPL official website

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance Report
R3 6 November Motherwell H 3–1 Mike, Deloumeaux, Michie 6,557 AFC Heritage
QF 12 November Heart of Midlothian H 0–1 7,576 AFC Heritage

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: Scottish Cup 2002-03
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance Report
R3 25 January Queen of the South A 0–0 5,716 AFC Heritage
R3R 18 February Queen of the South H 4–1 D'Jaffo (2), Derek Young, Anderson 6,068 AFC Heritage
R4 22 February Dundee A 0–2 7,549 AFC Heritage

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2002–03 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance Report
PR2 L1 15 August Moldova Nistru Otaci H 1–0 Mackie 9,894 AFC Heritage
PR2 L2 29 August Moldova Nistru Otaci A 0–0 4,000 AFC Heritage
R1 L1 17 September Germany Hertha Berlin H 0–0 10,180 AFC Heritage
R1 L2 1 October Germany Hertha Berlin A 0–1 30,770 AFC Heritage

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 Denmark GK Peter Kjær
2 Scotland DF Kevin McNaughton
3 Scotland DF Jamie McAllister
4 Scotland MF Fergus Tiernan
5 Scotland DF Russell Anderson (Captain)
6 Scotland DF Phil McGuire
7 Belgium MF Roberto Bisconti
8 Scotland MF Darren Young (Vice-Captain)
9 England FW Leon Mike
10 Scotland MF Derek Young
11 Scotland FW Darren Mackie
12 England MF Ben Thornley
12 Scotland MF Steve Tosh
13 Scotland GK Mark Peat
No. Position Player
14 Scotland MF Chris Clark
15 Scotland DF Kevin Rutkiewicz
16 Republic of Ireland MF Ross O'Donoghue
18 France DF Eric Deloumeaux
19 Benin FW Laurent D'Jaffo
20 France MF Nicolas Fabiano
22 Scotland FW Scott Michie
23 Scotland GK Ryan Esson
24 Scotland DF Stephen Payne
25 Italy MF Patrizio Billio
25 Scotland MF Paul Sheerin
27 Scotland DF Michael Hart
28 England FW Leigh Hinds
30 England GK David Preece

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aberdeen's score is shown first.
  2. ^ The number(s) in brackets shows the minute the goal(s) was/were scored.