2003–04 Charlton Athletic F.C. season

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Charlton Athletic
2003–04 season
Manager Alan Curbishley
Stadium The Valley
FA Premier League 7th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Jason Euell (10)
All:
Jason Euell (10)
Highest home attendance 26,768 (vs. Chelsea, 12 December)
Lowest home attendance 25,206 (vs. Birmingham City, 17 April)
Average home league attendance 26,293

During the 2003–04 English football season, Charlton Athletic competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

For the third season running, a late slump in form ended Charlton Athletic's hopes of European qualification. In 2001–02, they had finished 14th after failing to win any of their final 10 games. In 2002–03, they had finished 12th after a not-quite-so dramatic slump. 2003–04, however, did bring Charlton's best Premiership finish to date, as well as their highest league finish since the 1950s, as they came seventh. For much of the season, they had occupied the Champions League and UEFA Cup places, but the familiar end-of-season setback pushed them out of the European places.

At the end of the season, goalkeeper Dean Kiely was named the club's Player of the Year.

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
5 England DF Richard Rufus
6 South Africa DF Mark Fish
8 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland[2] (captain)
9 England FW Jason Euell[3]
10 Denmark MF Claus Jensen
11 Italy FW Paolo Di Canio
12 Iceland DF Hermann Hreidarsson
13 England GK Paul Rachubka[4]
14 England MF Jerome Thomas
No. Position Player
15 England DF Gary Rowett
16 Jamaica FW Kevin Lisbie[5]
17 South Africa FW Shaun Bartlett
18 England DF Paul Konchesky
19 England DF Luke Young
21 Finland FW Jonatan Johansson
22 Jamaica MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce[6]
24 England DF Jonathan Fortune
25 England GK Simon Royce
34 Portugal GK Sérgio Leite
35 England FW Carlton Cole (on loan from Chelsea)
36 England DF Chris Perry

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
7 England MF Scott Parker (to Chelsea)
14 England DF Chris Bart-Williams (on loan to Ipswich Town)
18 England DF Paul Konchesky (on loan to Tottenham Hotspur)
No. Position Player
20 Sweden FW Mathias Svensson (to Norwich City)
27 England FW Mark DeBolla (to Chesterfield)

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
23 England DF Michael Turner
26 Republic of Ireland MF Adrian Deane[7]
28 England DF Osei Sankofa
29 Republic of Ireland MF Neil McCafferty[8]
30 England MF Stacy Long
No. Position Player
31 England MF Lloyd Sam[9]
32 Republic of Ireland FW Stephen Tucker
33 England MF Stephen Hughes
37 England FW Alex Varney
England GK Markus Thomson

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

  • Transfers in: Decrease £1,250,000
  • Transfers out: Increase £10,000,000

Loan out[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Results[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Result 0–3 0–4 2–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 4–2 1–1
Position 18 7 7 10 12 15 12 9 7 9 7 4 4 4 6 7 6 5 4
Round 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Result 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–4 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–3 2–1
Position 4 4 4 4 5 6 5 5 4 6 8 9 7 7 7 8 8 8 7

Premier League[edit]

Results are courtesy of Statto.[20]

  • Charlton 2-4 Tottenham
  • Charlton 3-2 Blackburn
  • Charlton 1-2 Aston Villa
  • Charlton 1-1 Portsmouth
  • Fulham 2-0 Charlton
  • Charlton 2-2 Leicester

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

  • 23 September: Charlton Athletic 4-4 Luton Town aet (Charlton win on penalties)
  • 29 October: Everton 1-0 Charlton Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiely was born in Salford, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1999.
  2. ^ Holland was born in Bury, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandmother and made his debut for Republic of Ireland in 1999.
  3. ^ Euell was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in November 2004.
  4. ^ Rachubka was born in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, but qualifies to represent England internationally and has represented them at youth level.
  5. ^ Lisbie was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 2002.
  6. ^ Campbell-Ryce was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 2003.
  7. ^ Deane was born in London, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and appeared for the youth teams.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Sam was born in Leeds, England, and would make his debut for the U20 side in 2005, but also qualified to represent Ghana internationally and would be called up for Ghana in 2009, only to withdraw due to injury.
  10. ^ "Charlton seal Holland deal". BBC News. 16 June 2003. 
  11. ^ "Royce returns to Charlton". BBC News. 26 June 2003. 
  12. ^ "Di Canio joins Charlton". BBC News. 11 August 2003. 
  13. ^ "Addicks make double signing". BBC News. 14 August 2003. 
  14. ^ "Cole joins Charlton". BBC News. 20 August 2003. 
  15. ^ "Perry stays at Charlton". BBC News. 28 November 2003. 
  16. ^ "Charlton sign Thomas". BBC News. 2 February 2004. 
  17. ^ "Robinson makes Cardiff move". BBC News. 10 July 2003. 
  18. ^ "Norwich sign Svensson". BBC News. 19 December 2003. 
  19. ^ "Parker joins Chelsea". BBC News. 30 January 2004. 
  20. ^ "Charlton Athletic 2003–2004 : Results". Retrieved 24 April 2013.