2003–04 Valencia CF season

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Valencia CF
2003–04 season
Manager Spain Rafael Benítez
Stadium Mestalla Stadium
La Liga 1st
UEFA Cup Winners
Copa del Rey Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League: Mista (19)
All: Mista (24)

During the 2003–04 Spanish football season, Valencia CF won the double of La Liga and the UEFA Cup. At the end of the season, manager Rafael Benítez left to manage English side Liverpool and was succeeded by former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri.

The 2002-03 season had been disappointing, as Valencia had failed to retain its La Liga title, and while it made it to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, its 5th place league finish also relegated it to the UEFA Cup for the upcoming season.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Santiago Cañizares
2 Argentina DF Mauricio Pellegrino
3 Brazil DF Fábio Aurélio
4 Argentina DF Roberto Ayala
5 Spain DF Carlos Marchena
6 Spain MF David Albelda
7 Brazil FW Ricardo Oliveira
8 Spain MF Rubén Baraja
10 Spain MF Miguel Ángel Angulo
11 Spain FW Juan Sánchez
12 Spain DF Javier Garrido
13 Spain GK Andrés Palop
14 Spain MF Vicente
15 Italy DF Amedeo Carboni
16 Uruguay MF Fabián Canobbio
17 Spain DF David Navarro
No. Position Player
18 Spain MF Jorge López
19 Spain MF Francisco Rufete
20 Spain FW Mista
21 Argentina MF Pablo Aimar
23 Spain DF Curro Torres[2]
24 Spain MF Xisco
25 France MF Mohamed Sissoko
26 Spain MF Jaime Gavilán
28 Spain GK David Rangel
29 Spain FW Borja Criado
31 Spain DF Vicente Verdejo
33 Spain GK Jonathan
35 Spain DF Angel Roberto Amarilla
36 France DF Jean-Félix Dorothée
38 Spain MF César Soriano
39 Spain DF Raúl Albiol

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
9 Spain FW Salva Ballesta (on loan to Málaga)
No. Position Player
22 Uruguay MF Gonzalo de los Santos (on loan to Atlético Madrid)

Results[edit]

La Liga[edit]

Copa del Rey[edit]

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  • Valencia 1-0 AIK
  • AIK 0-1 Valencia

Second round[edit]

  • Valencia 4-0 Maccabi Haifa
  • Maccabi Haifa 0-0 Valencia

Third round[edit]

  • Valencia 3–2 Beşiktaş
  • Beşiktaş 0-2 Valencia

Fourth round[edit]

Quarter-final[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

Final[edit]

References[edit]