2003–04 FC Barcelona season

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FC Barcelona
2003–04 season
President Spain Joan Laporta
Head Coach Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
Stadium Camp Nou
La Liga 2nd
Copa del Rey Quarter-finals
UEFA Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Ronaldinho (15)
All: Ronaldinho (22)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

During the 2003–04 Spanish football season, Barcelona competed in La Liga.

Season summary[edit]

After the disappointment of the Joan Gaspart era, the combination of a new young president Joan Laporta and a new manager, former Dutch and Milan star Frank Rijkaard, saw Barcelona bounce back. Guided by new management off the pitch and the likes of future FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho on the pitch, Barça achieved second place behind Valencia in the league.

Barcelona competed in the UEFA Cup rather than the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 1995–96 season, given their sixth place finish in 2002–03.

The BBC made a documentary, titled "FC Barcelona Confidential",[1] based on the turn of events in the league after Joan Laporta's entry. With his arrival, the club experienced a new style of management that returned the club into a positive cycle, with an inherited massive financial debt crisis was resolved. The season saw Barcelona's spectacular return to form, finishing second after being at the bottom of the table.

Squad[edit]

Source[2][3] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Rüştü Reçber
2 Netherlands DF Michael Reiziger
3 Netherlands MF Edgar Davids
4 Mexico DF Rafael Márquez
5 Spain DF Carles Puyol
6 Spain MF Xavi Hernández
7 Argentina FW Javier Saviola
8 Netherlands MF Phillip Cocu
9 Netherlands FW Patrick Kluivert
10 Brazil MF Ronaldinho
11 Netherlands MF Marc Overmars
12 Netherlands DF Giovanni van Bronckhorst
14 Spain MF Gerard López
16 Spain DF Pedro Mario
No. Position Player
18 Spain MF Gabri García
20 Portugal MF Ricardo Quaresma
21 Spain MF Luis Enrique (captain)
22 Spain MF Luis García
23 Italy MF Thiago Motta
24 Spain MF Andrés Iniesta
25 Spain GK Víctor Valdés
26 Spain MF Ramón Ros
27 Spain DF Óscar López
28 Spain GK Albert Jorquera
32 Spain DF Oleguer
36 Spain FW Sergio García
37 Spain MF Sergio Santamaría

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
10 FW Brazil Ronaldinho 23 Non-EU Paris Saint-Germain France Transfer Green tickY Summer 2008 €27M [1]
20 MF Portugal Quaresma 21 EU Sporting CP Portugal Transfer Green tickY Summer 2007 €6.25M [2]
1 GK Turkey Rüştü 30 Non-EU Fenerbahçe Turkey Transfer Green tickY Summer 2007 Free [3]
4 DF Mexico Márquez 24 EU Monaco France Transfer Green tickY Summer 2007 €5.25M [4]
3 MF Netherlands Davids 30 EU Juventus Italy Loan → Winter 2004 €2M [5]
12 DF Netherlands V. Bronckhorst 28 EU Arsenal England Loan → Summer 2004 N/A [6]
16 DF Spain Pedro Mario 21 EU Valladolid Loan → Summer 2004 N/A [7]
24 MF Spain Andrés Iniesta 19 EU Youth system Promote Face-smile.svg Summer N/A Free
25 GK Spain Víctor Valdés 21 EU Youth system Promote Face-smile.svg Summer N/A Free
32 DF Spain Oleguer 23 EU Youth system Promote Face-smile.svg Winter N/A Free

Total spending: Decrease €40.5 million

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
34 MF Spain Fàbregas 16 EU Arsenal England Transfer Green tickY Summer €0.25M [8]
3 DF Netherlands de Boer 33 EU Galatasaray Turkey Contract termination Red XN Summer Free [9]
1 GK Argentina Bonano 33 EU Murcia Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [10]
12 DF France Christanval 24 EU Marseille France Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [11]
FW Spain Alfonso 30 EU Betis Contract termination Red XN Summer Free [12]
4 DF Sweden Andersson 31 EU Malmö FF Contract termination Red XN Summer Free [13]
FW Brazil Geovanni 24 Non-EU Benfica Portugal Transfer Green tickY Winter Free [14]
10 MF Argentina Riquelme 25 Non-EU Villarreal Loan → Summer N/A [15]
15 MF Brazil Rochemback 22 Non-EU Sporting CP Portugal Loan → Summer €2.5M [16]
DF Spain Navarro 21 EU Albacete Loan → Winter N/A [17]
25 GK Germany Enke 25 EU Fenerbahçe Turkey Loan → Summer €0.4M [18]
MF Spain Trashorras 22 EU Real Madrid Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [19]
DF Spain Tortolero 21 EU Elche Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [20]

Total income: Increase €3.15 million

Last updated: 1 October

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Name Nationality Position PD Cup CdC UC Total
Ronaldinho Brazil Forward 15 3 0 4 22
Javier Saviola Argentina Striker 14 2 2 3 21
Patrick Kluivert Netherlands Striker 8 0 0 2 10
Luis García Spain Winger 4 1 0 3 8
Phillip Cocu Netherlands Defensive Midfielder 5 0 1 1 7
Luis Enrique Spain Midfielder 3 0 1 2 6
Xavi Spain Midfielder 4 0 0 1 5
Marc Overmars Netherlands Winger 1 2 0 0 3
Thiago Motta Brazil Defensive Midfielder 1 0 0 1 2
Andrés Iniesta Spain Midfielder 1 1 0 0 2
Ricardo Quaresma Portugal Winger 1 0 1 0 2
Gerard López Spain Midfielder 1 0 0 0 1
Gabri García Spain Midfielder 1 0 0 0 1
Rafael Márquez Mexico Defender 1 0 0 0 1
Giovanni van Bronckhorst Netherlands Left-back 1 0 0 0 1
Edgar Davids Netherlands Defensive Midfielder 1 0 0 0 1

Appearances by minutes[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Minutes
1. Rüştü Reçber Turkey Goalkeeper 686
2. Michael Reiziger Netherlands Right-back 3493
3. Edgar Davids Netherlands Defensive Midfielder 1535
4. Rafael Márquez Mexico Centre Back 2059
5. Carles Puyol Spain Centre Back 3370
6. Xavi Spain Midfielder 4205
7. Javier Saviola Argentina Striker 3388
8. Phillip Cocu Netherlands Defensive Midfielder 4363
9. Patrick Kluivert Netherlands Striker 1784
10. Ronaldinho Brazil Forward 3871
11. Marc Overmars Netherlands Winger 1276
12. Giovanni van Bronckhorst Netherlands Left-back 3917
14. Gerard López Spain Attacking Midfielder 1804
16. Pedro Mario Spain Centre Back 270
18. Gabri García Spain Midfielder 1627
20. Ricardo Quaresma Portugal Winger 1451
21. Luis Enrique Spain Attacking Midfielder 1362
22. Luis García Spain Winger 2679
23. Thiago Motta Brazil Defensive Midfielder 1370
25. Víctor Valdés Spain Goalkeeper 3994
26. Ramón Ros Spain Midfielder 15
27. Óscar López Spain Defender 709
28. Albert Jorquera Spain Goalkeeper 180
32. Oleguer Presas Spain Defender 2119
34. Andrés Iniesta Spain Midfielder 881
36. Sergio García Spain Winger 254
37. Sergio Santamaría Spain Forward 191

League results[4][edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Points Position
30 August 2003 Athletic Club A 1 – 0 Cocu 11' 3 4
3 September 2003 Sevilla H 1 – 1 Ronaldinho 58' 4 5
14 September 2003 Albacete A 2 – 1 Cocu 2', Luis Enrique 67' 7 3
20 September 2003 Osasuna H 1 – 1 Izquierdo 69' (o.g.) 8 3
28 September 2003 Atlético de Madrid A 0 – 0 9 6
5 October 2003 Valencia H 0 – 1 9 9
18 October 2003 Deportivo de La Coruña H 0 – 2 9 9
26 October 2003 Mallorca A 3 – 1 Saviola 10', Ronaldinho 22', Cocu 50' 12 7
29 October 2003 Murcia H 3 – 0 Saviola 38', Xavi 56', Ronaldinho 65' 15 5
2 November 2003 Real Sociedad A 3 – 3 Motta 35', Overmars 71', Gabri 80' 16 5
9 November 2003 Betis H 2 – 1 Kluivert 42', Márquez 82' 19 4
22 November 2003 Villarreal A 1 – 2 Kluivert 71' 19 4
30 November 2003 Real Valladolid H 0 – 0 20 5
3 December 2003 Málaga A 1 – 5 Sanz 78' (o.g.) 20 9
6 December 2003 Real Madrid H 1 – 2 Kluivert 83' 20 8
13 December 2003 Espanyol A 3 – 1 Ronaldinho 10', Kluivert 80', 86' 23 7
21 December 2003 Celta de Vigo H 1 – 1 Phillip Cocu 69' 24 9
4 January 2004 Racing Santander A 0 – 3 24 12
11 January 2004 Zaragoza H 3 – 0 Saviola 24', Ronaldinho 45', Xavi 65' 27 7
17 January 2004 Athletic Club H 1 – 1 Kluivert 62' 28 7
25 January 2004 Sevilla A 1 – 0 Kluivert 30' 31 7
1 February 2004 Albacete H 5 – 0 Xavi 15', Saviola 49', Quaresma 52', Davids 53', Luis Enrique 90' 34 5
8 February 2003 Osasuna A 2 – 1 Saviola 42', Ronaldinho 76' 37 4
15 February 2004 Atlético de Madrid H 3 – 1 Saviola 9', Ronaldinho 24', García 43' 40 4
21 February 2004 Valencia A 1 – 0 Gerard 77' 43 4
29 February 2004 Deportivo de La Coruña A 3 – 2 Ronaldinho 26', 48' Saviola 29' 46 4
7 March 2004 Mallorca H 3 – 2 García 2', 57', Luis Enrique 15' 49 4
14 March 2004 Real Murcia A 2 – 0 Saviola 4', Ronaldinho 61' 52 3
21 March 2004 Real Sociedad H 1 – 0 Ronaldinho 88' 55 3
3 April 2004 Villarreal H 0 – 0 56 4
10 April 2004 Real Valladolid A 3 – 1 Saviola 2', Ronaldinho 30', Iniesta 84' 59 3
14 April 2004 Real Betis A 1 – 1 Saviola 4' 60 4
18 April 2004 Málaga H 3 – 0 Saviola 18', García 23', Cocu 34' 63 3
25 April 2004 Real Madrid A 2 – 1 Kluivert 56', Xavi 86' 66 3
2 May 2004 Espanyol H 4 – 1 Ronaldinho 34', Saviola 43', 57', Gio 54' 69 3
8 May 2004 Celta de Vigo A 0 – 1 69 3
16 May 2004 Racing Santander H 1 – 0 Ronaldinho 15' 72 2
23 May 2004 Zaragoza A 1 – 2 Saviola 9' 72 2

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