2002–03 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
2002–03 season
Chairman John McClelland
Manager Alex McLeish
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League 1st
P38 W31 D4 L3 F101 A28
Scottish Cup Winners
League Cup Winners
UEFA Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Barry Ferguson,
Ronald de Boer (16)
All:
Ronald de Boer (20)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2002–03 season is the 122nd season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 50 competitive matches during the 2002–03 season. They won their seventh domestic treble in manager Alex McLeish's first full season in charge, having taken over from Dick Advocaat the previous season. The league championship was won on goal difference in the last match of the season with a 6–1 win against Dunfermline Athletic. The club finished on +73 GD, just one ahead of Celtic

The League Cup was won with a 2–1 final win against Celtic and the Scottish Cup with a 1–0 win against Dundee. Despite domestic success, Rangers crashed out of Europe at the first round stage to little known Czech team Victoria Zizkov losing on the away goals rule.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
23 CM Spain Mikel Arteta 20 Barcelona Spain Transfer Summer 2006 £5.8m [1]
17 RB Australia Kevin Muscat 28 Wolverhampton Wanderers England Transfer Summer Free [2]
19 CF Scotland Steven Thompson 24 Dundee United Transfer Winter 2006 £0.2m [3]
16 LB France Jerome Bonnissel 29 Bordeaux France Transfer Winter 2003 Free [4]
25 CB Norway Dan Eggen 33 Alavés Spain Transfer Winter 2003 Free [5]

Last updated: 31 January 2003
Total spending: £6m

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
22 CF Chile Sebastian Rozental 24 Free Agent End of contract Summer n/a
29 RB Finland Tero Penttilä 27 HJK Finland End of contract Summer n/a [6]
Undisclosed CF Northern Ireland Lee Feeney 24 Linfield Northern Ireland End of contract Summer n/a [7]
Undisclosed CM Finland Jani Kauppila 22 Tervarit Finland End of contract Summer n/a [1]
19 CB Scotland Scott Wilson 25 Dunfermline Athletic End of contract Summer n/a [8]
17 RW Russia Andrei Kanchelskis 33 Southampton England End of contract Summer n/a [9]
25 CB Australia Tony Vidmar 31 Middlesbrough England End of contract Summer n/a [10]
30 GK Denmark Jesper Christiansen 24 VfL Wolfsburg Germany Loan Summer n/a [11]
9 CF Norway Tore André Flo 29 Sunderland England Transfer Summer £6.75m [12]
28 MF Poland Dariusz Adamczuk 33 Free Agent Transfer n/a n/a [13]
16 CF Scotland Billy Dodds 33 Dundee United Transfer Winter Free [14]
20 AM Trinidad and Tobago Russell Latapy 34 Free Agent Transfer Winter n/a [15]

Last updated: 31 January 2003
Total spending: £6.75m

Player statistics[edit]

Total Scottish Premier League UEFA Cup Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK Germany Stefan Klos 50 50 38 2 6 4
2 RB Netherlands Fernando Ricksen 46 46 3 35 3 2 5 4
3 CB Australia Craig Moore 51 44 4 35 3 2 5 1 2
4 CB Italy Lorenzo Amoruso 32 32 6 24 4 1 5 2 2
5 LB Netherlands Arthur Numan 35 35 1 26 1 1 5 3
6 CM Scotland Barry Ferguson 48 48 18 36 16 2 6 2 4
7 FW Argentina Claudio Caniggia 14 36 12 26 8 2 4 1 4 3
8 CM Germany Christian Nerlinger 3 3
9 FW Norway Tore Andre Flo 1 4 4
10 FW Netherlands Michael Mols 30 35 14 27 13 1 4 1 3
11 LW Scotland Neil McCann 16 26 3 18 2 1 1 6 1
12 DF Scotland Robert Malcolm 26 33 1 24 1 1 6 2
14 AM Netherlands Ronald de Boer 43 43 20 33 16 2 2 5 1 3 1
15 DF Netherlands Bert Konterman 10 24 1 16 2 3 1 3
16 FW Scotland Billy Dodds 1 6 6
16 LB France Jérôme Bonnissel 3 4 3 1
17 RB Australia Kevin Muscat 26 29 22 2 4 1
19 FW Scotland Steven Thompson 1 11 2 8 2 3
20 AM Trinidad and Tobago Russell Latapy 2 8 7 1
21 RB Scotland Maurice Ross 22 27 1 20 1 1 2 4
23 CM Spain Mikel Arteta 34 35 5 27 4 1 3 1 4
24 FW Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze 31 40 16 30 15 2 6 1 2
26 LW Denmark Peter Løvenkrands 27 33 12 27 9 2 1 1 3 2
27 CM Scotland Stephen Hughes 7 16 1 12 1 2 2
36 FW Scotland Steven MacLean 4 3 1
53 RB Scotland Alan Hutton 1 1 1

Last updated: 9 May 2003
Source:[citation needed]
Ordered by squad numbers
0 shown as blank

Top scorer[edit]

Michael Carlyle

Disciplinary record[edit]

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

Other staff[edit]

Matches[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 3 August 2002 Scottish Premier League 1 A Kilmarnock 1 – 1
2 10 August 2002 Scottish Premier League 2 H Dundee 3 – 0
3 18 August 2002 Scottish Premier League 3 A Hibernian 4 – 2
4 25 August 2002 Scottish Premier League 4 H Aberdeen 2 – 0
5 1 September 2002 Scottish Premier League 5 A Dunfermline Athletic 6 – 0
6 11 September 2002 Scottish Premier League 6 H Heart of Midlothian 2 – 0
7 14 September 2002 Scottish Premier League 7 A Livingston 2 – 0
9 21 September 2002 Scottish Premier League 8 H Partick Thistle 3 – 0
10 28 September 2002 Scottish Premier League 9 A Dundee United 3 – 0
12 6 October 2002 Scottish Premier League 10 A Celtic 3 – 3
13 19 October 2002 Scottish Premier League 11 H Motherwell 3 – 0
15 27 October 2002 Scottish Premier League 12 H Kilmarnock 6 – 1
16 2 November 2002 Scottish Premier League 13 A Dundee 3 – 0
18 10 November 2002 Scottish Premier League 14 H Hibernian 2 – 1
19 16 November 2002 Scottish Premier League 15 A Aberdeen 2 – 2
20 23 November 2002 Scottish Premier League 16 A Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 0
21 1 December 2002 Scottish Premier League 17 A Heart of Midlothian 4 – 0
22 4 December 2002 Scottish Premier League 18 H Livingston 4 – 3
23 7 December 2002 Scottish Premier League 19 H Celtic 3 – 2
24 14 December 2002 Scottish Premier League 20 H Dundee United 3 – 0
25 22 December 2002 Scottish Premier League 21 A Partick Thistle 2 – 1
26 26 December 2002 Scottish Premier League 22 A Motherwell 0 – 1
27 29 December 2002 Scottish Premier League 23 A Kilmarnock 1 – 0
28 2 January 2003 Scottish Premier League 24 H Dundee 3 – 1
30 29 January 2003 Scottish Premier League 25 A Hibernian 2 – 0
31 1 February 2003 Scottish Premier League 26 H Aberdeen 2 – 1
33 8 February 2003 Scottish Premier League 27 A Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 1
34 15 February 2003 Scottish Premier League 28 H Heart of Midlothian 1 – 0
36 2 March 2003 Scottish Premier League 29 A Livingston 2 – 1
37 8 March 2003 Scottish Premier League 30 A Celtic 0 – 1
39 19 March 2003 Scottish Premier League 31 H Motherwell 2 – 0
41 5 April 2003 Scottish Premier League 32 H Partick Thistle 2 – 0
43 13 April 2003 Scottish Premier League 33 A Dundee United 4 – 1
45 27 April 2003 Scottish Premier League 34 H Celtic 1 – 2
46 4 May 2003 Scottish Premier League 35 A Dundee 2 – 2
47 11 May 2003 Scottish Premier League 36 H Kilmarnock 4 – 0
48 18 May 2003 Scottish Premier League 37 A Heart of Midlothian 2 – 0
49 25 May 2003 Scottish Premier League 38 H Dunfermline Athletic 6 – 1

Last updated: 25 May 2003
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

UEFA Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
8 17 September 2002 UEFA Cup 1 A Czech Republic Viktoria Žižkov Czech Republic 0 – 2
11 3 October 2002 UEFA Cup 1 H Viktoria Žižkov Czech Republic 3 – 1

Last updated: 3 October 2002
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Scottish Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
29 25 January 2003 Scottish Cup 3 A Arbroath 3 – 0
35 22 February 2003 Scottish Cup 4 A Ayr United 1 – 0
40 23 March 2003 Scottish Cup QF A Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 1
42 9 April 2003 Scottish Cup QF R H Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 0
44 19 April 2003 Scottish Cup SF N Motherwell 4 – 3
50 31 May 2003 Scottish Cup F N Dundee 1 – 0

Last updated: 31 May 2003
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

League Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
14 24 October 2002 League Cup 3 A Hibernian 3 – 2
17 7 November 2002 League Cup QF A Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0
32 4 February 2003 League Cup SF N Heart of Midlothian 1 – 0
38 16 March 2003 League Cup F N Celtic 2 – 1

Last updated: 16 March 2003
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Friendlies[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 1st 3 August 25 May
UEFA Cup 1st Round 1st Round 17 September 3 October
Scottish League Cup 3rd Round Winners 24 October 16 March
Scottish Cup 3rd Round Winners 25 January 31 May

Source: Competitions

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 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 Heart of Midlothian 38 18 9 11 57 51 +6 63 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
4 Kilmarnock 38 16 9 13 57 56 +1 57

Updated to games played on 25 May 2003.
Source: Wikipedia article
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 31 4 3 101 28 +73 97 18 0 1 55 12 +43 13 4 2 46 16 +30

Last updated: 25 May 2003.
Source: Wikipedia article

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H H H A A A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H
Result D W W W W W W W W D W W W W D W W W W W W L W W W W W W W L W W W L D W W W

Last updated: 25 May 2003.
Source: Wikipedia article
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Transfers - June, 2002". BBC Sport. 31 August 2002. 
  2. ^ "Muscat eyes fresh start". BBC Sport. 28 May 2002. 
  3. ^ "Rangers get Thompson". BBC Sport. 26 December 2002. 
  4. ^ "Bonnissel signs for Rangers". BBC Sport. 27 January 2003. 
  5. ^ "Gers seal Eggen signing". BBC Sport. 31 January 2003. 
  6. ^ "Penttilä and the Rangers about erkanivat". MTV3.fi. 16 May 2002. 
  7. ^ "Feeney back at Windsor". BBC Sport. 17 June 2002. 
  8. ^ "Pars sign Wilson". BBC Sport. 5 August 2002. 
  9. ^ "Saints sign Kanchelskis". BBC Sport. 30 August 2002. 
  10. ^ "Boro sign Vidmar". BBC Sport. 9 September 2002. 
  11. ^ "Dane leaves Ibrox on loan". BBC Sport. 23 July 2002. 
  12. ^ "Flo joins Sunderland". BBC Sport. 30 August 2002. 
  13. ^ "Adamczuk leaves Rangers". BBC Sport. 17 November 2002. 
  14. ^ "Dodds completes Tannadice move". BBC Sport. 30 December 2002. 
  15. ^ "Gers to pay off Latapy". BBC Sport. 14 January 2003.