2003–04 Olympique de Marseille season

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Olympique de Marseille
2003-04 season
Chairman Robert Louis-Dreyfus
Manager Alain Perrin
José Anigo
Ligue 1 7th
Coupe de France Last 32
Coupe de la Ligue Last 16
Champions League Group stage
UEFA Cup Final
Top goalscorer Didier Drogba (19)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Olympique de Marseille returned to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in four years, and in spite of going out in the group stage, the side made headlines in the UEFA Cup, knocking Liverpool, Inter and Newcastle United out on the way to the final, where the sending off of goalkeeper Fabien Barthez and the converted penalty kick from Valencia's Vicente saw Valencia eventually edge the game.

In the domestic campaign, l'OM endured a disappointing campaign, where manager Alain Perrin was replaced by José Anigo early on, following the inability to hang onto the top teams. The end result was 7th, missing out even on UEFA Cup qualification, in spite of having the French player of the season in Didier Drogba in the team. The Ivorian striker netted 19 league goals and was instrumental to l'OM's fortunes in Europe, and following the season he was sold to Chelsea, where he went on to become top scorer in the Premier League twice.

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
1 France GK Fabien Barthez (on loan from Manchester United)
3 France DF Philippe Christanval
4 France MF Mathieu Flamini
5 Senegal DF Habib Beye
6 Algeria MF Brahim Hemdani
7 Senegal MF Sylvain N'Diaye
8 France MF Sébastien Pérez
9 France FW Steve Marlet (on loan from Fulham)
10 Egypt FW Mido
11 Ivory Coast FW Didier Drogba
12 Switzerland DF Fabio Celestini
14 Czech Republic MF Štěpán Vachoušek
15 France MF Pascal Johansen
16 France GK Jérémy Gavanon
18 France MF Camel Meriem (on loan from Bordeaux)
19 Czech Republic MF Rudi Skácel
No. Position Player
20 France FW Karim Dahou
21 Ivory Coast DF Abdoulaye Méïté
23 France DF Manuel dos Santos
24 France FW Nicolas Cicut
25 Brazil DF Demetrius Ferreira (on loan from Bastia)
26 France MF Laurent Batlles
27 France DF David Sommeil (on loan from Manchester City)
28 France DF Johnny Ecker
29 France DF Camille Borios
30 Croatia GK Vedran Runje
32 France MF Laurent Merlin
33 Spain FW Koke
36 Senegal FW Rahmane Barry
France GK Cédric Carasso
Portugal MF Delfim

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
4 Belgium DF Daniel Van Buyten (on loan to Manchester City)
7 Poland MF Piotr Świerczewski (to Lech Poznań)
10 Brazil FW Fernandão (on loan to Toulouse)
13 Senegal FW Lamine Sakho (on loan to Leeds United)
No. Position Player
19 Ivory Coast FW Ibrahima Bakayoko (to Osasuna)
20 Cameroon MF Salomon Olembe (on loan to Leeds United)
22 Russia FW Dmitri Sytchev (to Lokomotiv Moscow)
25 France DF Fabien Laurenti (on loan to Ajaccio)

Results[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Champions League[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Group stage[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Last 32[edit]

Last 16[edit]

Quarter-final[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

Final[edit]

References[edit]

- RSSSF France 2003/04