2002–03 FC Barcelona season

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Barcelona
2002–03 season
President Spain Joan Gaspart
Head Coach Netherlands Louis van Gaal (until January)
Spain Antonio de la Cruz (during January)
Serbia and Montenegro Radomir Antić (from January)
Stadium Camp Nou
La Liga 6th
Copa del Rey First round
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Patrick Kluivert (16)
All:
Patrick Kluivert (21)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

During the 2002–03 season, Futbol Club Barcelona competed in La Liga.

Season summary[edit]

The 2002–03 season was the final year of president Joan Gaspart's reign. It was also his least successful at Barcelona, with the club changing manager three times during the course of the season, disrupting the league campaign. The club eventually finished in sixth place in La Liga, which was Barça's worst position in 15 years. In the Copa del Rey the side failed to get past the round of 32; however, they fared slightly better in Europe, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and setting a competition record for the most consecutive wins, with 11. Overall, the team's form was poor all season, which spurred wholesale changes in management, the board and squad of players.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1][2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Roberto Bonano
2 Netherlands DF Michael Reiziger
3 Netherlands DF Frank de Boer
4 Sweden DF Patrik Andersson
5 Spain DF Carles Puyol
6 Spain MF Xavi
7 Argentina FW Javier Saviola
8 Netherlands MF Phillip Cocu
9 Netherlands FW Patrick Kluivert
10 Argentina MF Juan Román Riquelme
11 Netherlands FW Marc Overmars
12 France DF Philippe Christanval
14 Spain MF Gerard López
16 Brazil MF Fábio Rochemback
17 Spain MF Gaizka Mendieta
No. Position Player
18 Spain MF Gabri García
19 Spain FW Dani García
20 Argentina DF Juan Pablo Sorín
21 Spain MF Luis Enrique (captain)
25 Germany GK Robert Enke
26 Spain GK Víctor Valdés
27 Spain MF Roberto Trashorras
31 Italy MF Thiago Motta
32 Spain DF Oleguer Presas
33 Spain DF Dani Tortolero
34 Spain MF Andrés Iniesta
35 Spain DF Fernando Navarro
36 Spain MF David Sánchez
39 Spain FW Sergio García
40 Spain DF Óscar López

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
25 GK  GER Enke 24 EU Benfica Portugal Transfer Green tickY Summer 2004 Free [1]
10 MF  ARG Riquelme 24 Non-EU Boca Juniors Argentina Transfer Green tickY Summer 2006 €10,000,000 [2]
20 DF  ARG Sorín 26 EU Cruzeiro Brazil Loan → Winter 2003 Loan [3]
17 MF  ESP Mendieta 29 EU Lazio Italy Loan → Summer 2003 €1,500,000 [4]

Total spending: Decrease €15,500,000

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
37 MF  ESP Arteta 21 EU Rangers Scotland Transfer Green tickY Summer €7,900,000 [5]
25 GK  FRA Dutruel 30 EU Alavés Transfer Green tickY Summer €2,900,000 [6]
13 GK  ESP Reina 20 EU Villarreal Transfer Green tickY Summer €750,000 [7]
10 FW  BRA Rivaldo 31 EU Milan Italy Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [8]
5 DF  ESP Abelardo 33 EU Alavés Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [9]
12 DF  ESP Sergi 31 EU Atlético Madrid Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [10]
36 MF  ESP Luis García 25 EU Atlético Madrid Transfer Green tickY Summer €3,600,000 [11]
22 FW  BRA Geovanni 23 EU Benfica Portugal Loan → Winter Loan [12]
20 FW  ESP Alfonso 30 EU Betis Loan → Summer Loan [13]

Total income: Increase €15,150,000

Last updated: 3 October

Results[edit]

Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

First group stage[edit]

Second group stage[edit]

Quarter-final[edit]

La Liga[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Name Nationality Position PD CdR CdC CL Total
Patrick Kluivert Netherlands Netherlands Striker 16 0 0 5 21
Javier Saviola Argentina Argentina Striker 13 0 0 7 20
Luis Enrique Spain Spain Midfielder 8 0 0 2 10
Marc Overmars Netherlands Netherlands Winger 6 0 0 1 7
Gaizka Mendieta Spain Spain Midfielder 4 0 0 2 6
Juan Román Riquelme Argentina Argentina Attacking Midfielder 3 1 0 2 6
Thiago Motta Brazil Brazil Defensive Midfielder 3 0 0 2 5
Phillip Cocu Netherlands Netherlands Defensive Midfielder 3 0 0 2 5
Frank de Boer Netherlands Netherlands Centre Back 0 0 0 3 3
Xavi Spain Spain Central Midfielder 2 0 0 1 3
Dani García Spain Spain Striker 0 0 0 2 2
Geovanni Brazil Brazil Attacking Midfielder 0 1 0 1 2
Fábio Rochemback Brazil Brazil Central Midfielder 1 0 1 0 2
Gerard López Spain Spain Attacking Midfielder 0 0 0 1 1
Juan Pablo Sorín Argentina Argentina Left-back 1 0 0 0 1
Fernando Navarro Spain Spain Left-back 1 0 0 0 1
Total N/A N/A 61 2 1 31 95

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]