2002–03 S.L. Benfica season

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Benfica
2002–03 season
President Manuel Vilarinho
Manager Jesualdo Ferreira
(until 24 November 2002)
Fernando Chalana
(caretaker for one match)
José Antonio Camacho
Stadium Estádio da Luz
(until 22 March 2003)
Estádio Nacional
Primeira Liga 2nd
Taça de Portugal Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Simão (18)
All: Simão (18)
Highest home attendance 55,000 vs Santa Clara
(22 March 2003)
Lowest home attendance 10,000 vs Moreirense
(3 February 2003)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2002–03 season was Sport Lisboa e Benfica's 99th season in existence and the club's 69th consecutive season in the top flight of Portuguese football. It involved Benfica competing in the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal. Benfica failed qualification for the European competition's by finishing 4th in the previous Primeira Liga.

In the Primeira Liga, Benfica started the season with four straight wins, but a defeat at Nacional's Estádio da Madeira started a 4 game winless period that led to Jesualdo Ferreira being contested. A defeat in the Taça de Portugal to third division Gondomar, forced Jesualdo Ferreira out.[1][2] José Antonio Camacho replaced him,[3] securing a second place, with Benfica returning to European competitions, qualifying for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League after two years without European football.

On 22 March 2003, Benfica played the last game at the old Estádio da Luz, with the remaining games being placed at Estádio Nacional.[4]

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

After another disappointing season; with Benfica missing on European football for a second year, Jesualdo Ferreira was given a vote of confidence, remaining in charge. In the transfer windows, Benfica lost two starters; Caneira, which returned to Inter Milan, and also Jankauskas, who chose to join Porto, with Real Sociedad asking Benfica 4.4M€, but Porto paying only 2.3M€. So, Jesualdo wanted a left-back and a forward to replace them, acquiring Cristiano from Beira-Mar as left-back, and Nuno Gomes to play upfront, returning after 2 seasons in Italy, following the downfall of Fiorentina.[5] With Jesualdo, the team was set up with Moreira in the keeper's position; in the center of the defence, Argel played most of the season, but João Manuel Pinto eventually lost his place to Hélder; In left-back, Ricardo Rocha was almost undisputed; On the right, Armando Sá or Èder battled for the position, until Miguel was pushed back in a successful adaptation, becaming an undisputed starter. The midfield was set in 4-2-3-1, with Tiago and Petit behind Zahovic or Roger, with Simão, and later Geovanni, on the right; with the left wing, first Drulovic, but after Geovanni arrival, Simão took his place on the left. Nuno Gomes was the striker most fit, with Mantorras and Sokota suffering injury plagued seasons.

Season[edit]

On the league debut, Benfica comfortably beat Marítimo, with Simão, Zahovic and Tiago combining on a strong first-half.[6] In day 2, a headed shot following a set piece, put Benfica on the lead away against Beira-Mar, with a late penalty ending the match.[7] In day three, a early goal from Nuno Gomes was the ideal start that Benfica was looking for against Moreirense, but Demétrius alone in the box, equalized, and João Manuel Pinto on a horrible evening, offered the second. Trailing at half-time, Féher replaced Roger, proving decisive, earning a penalty and scoring the final 3-2.[8] In day 4, facing the nagging team of Manuel Cajuda, Benfica scored first after Zahovic rushed a free-kick to Nuno Gomes, but the team fell asleep and Leiria tied. In the second half, a penalty won by Nuno Gomes unblocked the match, with Simão scoring a double, near the end.[9] In the first travel to Madeira, Benfica faced José Peseiro's Nacional, with Zahovic, Simão and Petit having a poor performance; Olegário Benquerença missed a penalty from Idalécio Rosa on Nuno Gomes on the first half; And after break, the - Eagles - pressed hard, but was Nacional that scored on a counter-attack, on the team first defeat of the season.[10] On day six, just before a visit to Antas, Benfica faced Vitória de Setúbal, losing two points, in a uninspired performance.[11] After International break for national teams, Benfica faced Porto away. In a high pressure match, with 3 sentoffs, and 73 fouls, Benfica scored first in a headed goal from Tiago, following a Èder cross, which minutes later, scored an own-goal, trying to clear the ball away from Derlei. In the second half, Èder is sentoff, and from the free-kick, Deco kicked the ball with a accurate and curled effect, scoring; Moreira was poorly positioned.[12] After the defeat, in the next matchday, Benfica tied with Académica at home, with Ricardo Rocha leaving Xano alone to score with four minutes to spare; But Simão assisted Carlitos in extra-time to saved a certain defeat.[13] In day 9, Benfica travelled to Azores, facing local Santa Clara, which surprised Benfica early in the match; but the talent of Simão, scoring a double, gave Benfica their first win in a month.[14] Returning home, without Petit and Simão, Benfica thrashed Paços de Ferreira, seven-nil, with Tiago and Mantorras scoring a double each, in the best diplay of the season.[15] In day 11, Benfica faced Varzim away; With four former Benfica players, Varzim pressed hard early on, scoring in a free-kick, with Jorge Ribeiro insulting the Benfica bench; Benfica equalized after Rodolfo handball inside the box; The second half, João Manuel Pinto pushed Pepa in the box, conceding a penalty, converted by Quim Berto; Benfica dropped to third.[16] With the league on break to play the Portuguese Cup, Benfica faced Gondomar S.C., from the Portuguese Second Division. Conceding a early goal, in a powerful free-kick from Cilio beating Nuno Santos, the Eagles, tried to revert the score, but was left unchanged.[17] Jesualdo Ferreira was sacked the next day, [18] with Fernando Chalana assuming the team, till a replacement was found. José António Camacho was selected five days later, taking over the day after.[19] In Chalana only match in charge, he pushed Miguel to right-back, and replaced João Manuel Pinto with Hélder; Benfica cruised past Braga, with a clear three-nil.[20] In Camacho debut, Benfica suffered to beat fifth place Gil Vicente, only closing the match on 90th minute, with a goal by Petit.[21] His next match, was the Derby de Lisboa, the last in the old Alvalade. Benfica won 2-0, with Zahovic and Tiago scoring, in a good tactical performance, against a team which was the current title holder, and had Jardel, Cristiano Ronaldo, João Pinto and Quaresma.[22] In day 14, Benfica faced another Lisbon team, Belenenses, narrowly beating them one nil; in a poor performance, with Belenenses complained of poor refereeing by Bruno Paixão; after send off two of his players and appointed a penalty.[23] In the last match before Christmas break, Benfica travelled to Bessa, bringing a point home, in a tough match (68 fouls).[24] In the first game of 2003, Benfica faced Vitória de Guimarães in Felgueiras; in a controversial performance of referee João Ferreira, missing a foul of Simão on Nuno Assis on the first goal; but also ignoring a penalty of Rogério Matias on Carlitos in overtime. The final result was 1-1.[25] In day 18, on their second travel to Madeira, Benfica beat Maritimo by 2-1, with a perfect shot from Nuno Gomes, therefore winning for the first time in eight seasons in Barreiros.[26] Next, in Torres Novas, Benfica faced and beat Beira-Mar by one-nil, with Geovanni scoring his first goal in Portugal.[27] However, Benfica lost more points at home; the nextmatchday, against Moreirense, Alex and Agostinho combined to beat Moreira; with the team trailing, Camacho ordered Sokota in, and Benfica saved face, equalizing shortly after.[28] În day 21, Benfica travelled to Marinha Grande and beat União de Leiria by three-nil, in a effective performance, resolving the match before half-time.[29] In day 22, Benfica beat Nacional 2-0, with Zahovic in a tip-top performance, scoring a double.[30] In Setúbal, Benfica encountered the local team, Vitória, which had tie in Da Luz; it entered the match asleep, losing 2-0 at 23 minutes, but a overwelming performance in the second half, scoring five times, resolved the match.[31] In day 24, Benfica met Mourinho's Porto, losing one-nil, in a substandard performance, being outplayed in the last Clássico at the old Estádio da Luz.[32] In Figueira da Foz, against Artur Jorge's Académica, Benfica won 4-1, with Armando and Simão on the left, both right-footed, scoring from edge of the box.[33] In the last match at Old Estádio da Luz, the Reds beat Santa Clara by one-nill with a penalty of Simão, ending a 49-year spell in Da Luz.[34] In day 27, Benfica travelled to Paços de Ferreira, beating the local team in a decided performance, with Nuno Gomes adding two to his tab.[35] Following a 15 day break for International duty, Benfica faced Varzim in Estádio Nacional, beating them 2-1, unnecessarly suffering after wasting opportunities to score, especially Nuno Gomes.[36] In day 29, against recently appointed Jesualdo Ferreira, Benfica faced Braga away, beating them; nearly securing qualification for the Champions League, 11 points clear of third place.[37] In day 30, Benfica lost to Sporting, with László Bölöni opting for a direct football, bypassing the Benfica midfield, which dominated but without ball. This clever move was sufficient for a 2-1 victory.[38] In day 31, Benfica beat Belenenses in Restelo, scoring two goals in succession, controlling the result till the end.[39] In day 32, with the second place secured, Benfica draw with Boavista,; Camacho gave opportunity to several substitutes, like Bossio, Cristiano, Andrade, Ednilson and Sokota.[40] In the day 33, with the season nearly over, Benfica beat Rio Ave in Vila do Conde, in a smooth performance, with the home team posing little threat.[41] Closing the season, Benfica beat Guimarães, in a good individual performance of Geovanni, Simão and Féher, dispatching them with a 4-0.[42] Although Camacho could never contend with Porto, finishing 9 points behind (same as when he took over), Benfica finished 16 points ahead of Sporting, qualifying for the Champions League.

Squad[edit]

Squad no. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Signed from
Goalkeepers
1 Moreira Portugal GK (1982-03-20)20 March 1982 (aged 20) Youth system
12 Bossio Argentina GK (1973-12-01)1 December 1973 (aged 28) Estudiantes
24 Nuno Santos Portugal GK (1973-04-20)20 April 1973 (aged 29) Leeds United
Defenders
2 Armando Sá Mozambique RB (1975-09-16)16 September 1975 (aged 26) Braga
3 Argel Brazil CB (1974-09-04)4 September 1974 (aged 27) Palmeiras
4 Cabral Portugal FB (1972-06-24)24 June 1972 (aged 30) Belenenses
5 Cristiano Brazil LB (1976-10-04)04 October 1976 (aged 25) Beira-Mar
16 João Manuel Pinto Portugal CB (1973-05-26)26 May 1973 (aged 29) Porto
23 Miguel Portugal WB (1980-01-04)04 January 1980 (aged 22) Estrela da Amadora
27 Éder Brazil RB (1981-04-03)3 April 1981 (aged 21) Grêmio Inhumense
32 Hélder (VC) Portugal CB (1971-03-21)21 March 1971 (aged 31) Deportivo de La Coruña
33 Ricardo Rocha Portugal CB (1978-10-03)3 October 1978 (aged 23) Braga
42 Eduardo Simões Portugal CB (1982-01-25)25 January 1982 (aged 20) Youth system
Midfielders
6 Peixe Portugal DM/CM (1973-01-16)16 January 1973 (aged 29) Porto
7 Andersson Sweden CM (1974-03-15)15 March 1974 (aged 28) Aalborg
8 Roger Brazil AM (1978-08-17)17 August 1978 (aged 23) Fluminense
10 Zlatko Zahovič Slovenia AM (1971-02-01)01 February 1971 (aged 31) Valencia
11 Drulović (C) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia LW (1968-09-11)11 September 1968 (aged 33) Porto
14 Ednilson Guinea-Bissau DM (1982-09-25)25 September 1982 (aged 19) Roma
15 Geovanni Brazil RW (1980-01-11)11 January 1980 (aged 22) Barcelona
18 Carlitos Portugal RW (1977-03-06)06 March 1977 (aged 25) Gil Vicente
20 Simão Portugal LW (1979-10-31)31 October 1979 (aged 22) Barcelona
22 Andrade Portugal DM (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 (aged 28) Belenenses
26 Petit Portugal DM/CM (1976-09-25)25 September 1976 (aged 25) Boavista
30 Tiago Portugal CM (1981-05-02)02 May 1981 (aged 21) Braga
39 Hélio Pinto Portugal CM (1984-02-29)29 February 1984 (aged 18) Youth system
Forwards
9 Mantorras Angola ST (1982-03-18)18 March 1982 (aged 20) Alverca
21 Nuno Gomes Portugal FW (1976-07-05)05 July 1976 (aged 26) Fiorentina
25 Šokota Croatia FW (1977-04-08)08 April 1977 (aged 25) Dinamo Zagreb
29 Fehér Hungary FW (1979-07-20)20 July 1979 (aged 23) Porto

Transfers in[edit]

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref
12 June 2002 FW - Brazil Anderson Luiz Portugal Alverca Undisclosed [43]
1 July 2002 CB 33 Portugal Ricardo Rocha Portugal Braga Undisclosed [44]
1 July 2002 CM 6 Portugal Peixe Portugal Porto Free [45]
11 July 2002 RB 27 Brazil Éder Brazil Grêmio Inhumense Loan [45]
11 July 2002 FW 29 Hungary Fehér Portugal Porto Free [46]
18 July 2002 LB 5 Brazil Cristiano Portugal Beira-Mar Undisclosed [47]
20 July 2002 DM 26 Portugal Petit Portugal Boavista Undisclosed (~3M) [48]
24 July 2002 CB 32 Portugal Hélder Spain Deportivo de La Coruña Free [49]
16 August 2002 FW 21 Portugal Nuno Gomes Italy Fiorentina Free [50]
8 January 2003 RW 11 Brazil Geovanni Spain Barcelona Loan [51]

Transfers out[edit]

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref
16 May 2002 LB 15 Brazil Júlio César Spain Real Madrid Loan return [52]
16 May 2002 LB 15 Italy Pesaresi Italy Lazio Loan return [52]
29 May 2002 CM 20 Portugal Maniche Portugal Porto Free [53]
1 June 2002 ST 29 Lithuania Jankauskas Spain Real Sociedad Loan return [54]
4 June 2002 GK 1 Germany Robert Enke Spain Barcelona Free [55]
13 June 2002 DM 17 Portugal Ricardo Esteves Portugal Nacional Free [56]
20 June 2002 GK 33 Portugal Paulo Lopes Portugal Salgueiros Free [57]
23 June 2002 CB 21 Portugal Marco Caneira Italy Inter Milan Loan return [58]
18 July 2002 RB 2 Portugal Toni Portugal Beira-Mar Free [47]
18 July 2002 LB 13 Portugal Diogo Luís Portugal Beira-Mar Free [47]
10 July 2002 FB - Portugal Quim Berto Portugal Varzim Free [59]
10 July 2002 LB 42 Portugal Jorge Ribeiro Portugal Varzim Free [59]
10 July 2002 FW 47 Portugal Pepa Portugal Varzim Free [59]
10 July 2002 CM 37 Portugal Rui Baião Portugal Varzim Free [59]
28 July 2002 CM 35 Portugal Bruno Aguiar Portugal Alverca Loan [60]
2 August 2002 CB 19 Portugal Geraldo Alves Portugal Gil Vicente Loan [61]
14 August 2002 DM 28 Portugal Fernando Aguiar Portugal Leiria Loan [62]
29 August 2002 FW - Brazil Anderson Luiz Portugal Moreirense Loan [63]
23 September 2002 DM 28 Portugal Paulo Madeira Brazil Fluminense Free [64]
21 January 2003 RB 27 Brazil Éder Portugal Estrela da Amadora Loan [65]
26 April 2003 ST 26 Equatorial Guinea André Brazil Internacional Loan [66]

Competitions[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre-season[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Porto (C) 34 27 5 2 73 26 +47 86 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Benfica 34 23 6 5 74 27 +47 75 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Sporting CP 34 17 8 9 52 38 +14 59 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round

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
Ground H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result W W W W L D L D W W L W W W D W D W W D W W W L W W W W W L W D W W
Position 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 5 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Last updated: 22 June 2013.
Source: FootballPortugal.net
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Taça de Portugal[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Competition First match Last match Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Source
Primeira Liga 24 August 2002 1 June 2003 34 23 6 5 74 27 +47 67.65
Portuguese Cup 24 November 2002 24 November 2002 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 00.00
Total [67] 35 23 6 6 74 28 +46 65.71

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 1 June 2003.[68]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Primeira Liga Portuguese Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Portugal Moreira 31 -26 31 -26 0 0
12 GK Argentina Carlos Bossio 3 -1 3 -1 0 0
24 GK Portugal Nuno Santos 1 -1 0 0 1 -1
Defenders
2 DF Mozambique Armando Sá 16 1 15 1 1 0
3 DF Brazil Argel 28 2 28 2 0 0
4 DF Portugal Cabral 4 0 3 0 1 0
5 DF Brazil Cristiano 14 0 14 0 0 0
16 DF Portugal João M. Pinto 23 2 22 2 1 0
23 DF Portugal Miguel 29 1 29 1 0 0
27 DF Brazil Éder Bonfim 5 0 5 0 0 0
32 DF Portugal Hélder 23 2 22 2 1 0
33 DF Portugal Ricardo Rocha 27 0 27 0 0 0
55 DF Portugal Eduardo Simões 1 0 1 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 MF Portugal Peixe 2 0 2 0 0 0
7 MF Sweden Andersson 17 0 16 0 1 0
8 MF Brazil Roger 14 2 13 2 1 0
10 MF Slovenia Zlatko Zahovič 30 6 29 6 1 0
11 MF Serbia Ljubinko Drulović 20 0 19 0 1 0
14 MF Portugal Ednilson 8 0 8 0 0 0
15 MF Brazil Geovanni 17 3 17 3 0 0
18 MF Portugal Carlitos 8 1 8 1 0 0
20 MF Portugal Simão 33 18 33 18 0 0
22 MF Portugal Andrade 8 0 7 0 1 0
26 MF Portugal Petit 26 2 25 2 1 0
30 MF Portugal Tiago 31 13 31 13 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Angola Mantorras 10 3 9 3 1 0
21 FW Portugal Nuno Gomes 29 9 28 9 1 0
25 FW Croatia Tomo Šokota 13 4 13 4 0 0
29 FW Hungary Miklós Fehér 18 4 17 4 1 0

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