2002–03 Charlton Athletic F.C. season

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Charlton Athletic
2002–03 season
Manager Alan Curbishley
Stadium The Valley
FA Premier League 12th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Jason Euell (10)
All:
Jason Euell (11)
Highest home attendance 26,728 (vs. Newcastle United, 15 March)
Lowest home attendance 25,640 vs Chelsea, (17 August)
Average home league attendance 26,255

During the 2002–03 English football season, Charlton Athletic competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Another solid season resulted in a mid-table finish for Charlton. However, the end of the season proved to be the undoing of Alan Curbishley's men once more, and after the start of March they only managed one more victory, dropping to 12th place in the final table. Considering the relatively small budget Curbishley was operating on, even this was quite an achievement.

Midfielder Scott Parker was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, but lost to Jermaine Jenas of Newcastle United.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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 Dean Kiely[1]
2 Bulgaria DF Radostin Kishishev
3 England DF Chris Powell
4 England MF Graham Stuart (captain)
5 England DF Richard Rufus
6 South Africa DF Mark Fish
7 England MF Scott Parker
8 Sweden MF Jesper Blomqvist
9 England FW Jason Euell[2]
10 Denmark MF Claus Jensen
11 Wales MF John Robinson[3]
15 England DF Gary Rowett
No. Position Player
16 England DF Chris Bart-Williams
17 South Africa FW Shaun Bartlett
18 England DF Paul Konchesky
19 England DF Luke Young
20 Sweden FW Mathias Svensson
21 Finland FW Jonatan Johansson
22 England GK Ben Roberts
23 Jamaica FW Kevin Lisbie[4]
24 England DF Jonathan Fortune
27 Jamaica MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce[5]
30 Morocco DF Tahar El Khalej
31 England DF Osei Sankofa

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
8 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kinsella (to Aston Villa)
12 England DF Steve Brown (to Reading)
No. Position Player
14 Sweden FW Martin Pringle (retired)
25 England MF Robbie Mustoe (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
13 England GK Paul Rachubka
26 England DF Michael Turner
28 Republic of Ireland MF Adrian Deane[6]
No. Position Player
29 England FW Mark DeBolla
Republic of Ireland MF Neil McCafferty[7]

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiely was born in Salford, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his debut for Ireland in 1999.
  2. ^ Euell was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in July 2004.
  3. ^ Robinson was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and would make his international debut for Wales in 1995.
  4. ^ Lisbie was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 2002.
  5. ^ Campbell-Ryce was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would made his international debut for Jamaica in 2003.
  6. ^ Deane was born in London, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and appeared for the youth teams.
  7. ^ McCafferty was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and appeared for the U16 and U19 teams.