2003–04 Portsmouth F.C. season

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2003–04 season
Chairman Milan Mandarić
Manager Harry Redknapp
Stadium Fratton Park
Premier League 13th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (16)
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (19)

During the 2003–04 English football season, Portsmouth F.C. competed in the FA Premier League. It was their first ever season in the Premiership and the first in English football's top flight since the 1987–88 season.

Season summary[edit]

Portsmouth's Premiership debut (and only their second top division campaign during the last 45 years) was a fine one, as they finished 13th and established Fratton Park as one of the hardest Premiership grounds to get a result at. Only their dismal away form (with only two away wins all season) prevented them from finishing even higher and challenging for a European place, but it was still a very good season for the only newly promoted side to preserve their Premiership status.

After a good start to the season which saw Portsmouth top of the Premiership after three games, the team slumped into the relegation zone, but rallied and only lost one of their last ten matches to finish 13th - ahead of more established sides like Everton, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur. To their credit, they were one of the only two teams to remain unbeaten against Arsenal's "Invincibles" in the league during the season.


Portsmouth introduced a new kit for the season, still manufactured under the club's own brand, Pompey Sport. ty remained the kit sponsors.

First-team 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 Trinidad and Tobago GK Shaka Hislop[1]
2 England DF Linvoy Primus
3 Serbia and Montenegro DF Dejan Stefanović
5 Australia DF Hayden Foxe
6 Netherlands DF Arjan de Zeeuw
7 Scotland MF Kevin Harper[2]
8 England MF Tim Sherwood
9 Bulgaria FW Svetoslav Todorov
10 England FW Teddy Sheringham
11 Scotland MF Nigel Quashie[3]
14 England MF Matthew Taylor
15 Senegal MF Amdy Faye
16 Wales MF Carl Robinson
17 France FW Vincent Péricard[4]
19 England MF Steve Stone
20 Nigeria FW Yakubu Aiyegbeni
No. Position Player
21 Jamaica FW Deon Burton[5]
22 Scotland MF Richard Hughes
23 Czech Republic MF Patrik Berger
25 Netherlands GK Harald Wapenaar
26 England MF Gary O'Neil
28 France DF Sébastien Schemmel
30 Russia MF Alexey Smertin (on loan from Chelsea)
31 Wales DF Richard Duffy
32 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Lomana Tresor LuaLua (on loan from Newcastle United)
33 England DF John Curtis
34 Finland DF Petri Pasanen (on loan from Ajax Amsterdam)
37 Croatia FW Ivica Mornar
38 Poland FW Sebastian Olszar
39 Israel MF Eyal Berkovic
40 England GK Alan Knight

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 Croatia DF Boris Živković (to Stuttgart)
18 England FW Lee Bradbury (to Walsall)
24 Japan GK Yoshi Kawaguchi (to FC Nordsjælland)
24 Czech Republic GK Pavel Srníček (to West Ham United)
No. Position Player
31 Grenada FW Jason Roberts[6] (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
36 England MF Courtney Pitt (to Oxford United)
England DF Jamie Vincent (to Derby County)
England MF Carl Pettefer (to Southend United)


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
27 England DF Eddie Howe
29 Scotland FW Mark Burchill
41 England MF Anthony Pulis[7]
42 England MF Warren Hunt
43 England DF Shaun Cooper
No. Position Player
England GK Chris Tardif
England FW Rowan Vine (on loan to Colchester United)
England DF Lewis Buxton (on loan to Bournemouth)
England MF Neil Barrett (on loan to Dundee)





Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]



  1. ^ Hislop was born in Hackney, England, and represented England at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and made his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 1999.
  2. ^ Harper was born in Oldham, England.
  3. ^ Quashie was born in Southwark, England, and represented England at U-21 and B level, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandfather and made his international debut for Scotland in May 2004.
  4. ^ Péricard was born in Efok, Cameroon, but also qualified to represent France internationally and has represented them at U-21 level.
  5. ^ Burton was born in Reading, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 1997.
  6. ^ Roberts was born in Brent, England, but qualified to represent Grenada internationally through his father and made his international debut in 1999.
  7. ^ Pulis was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and would later represent them at U-21 level.
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