2008–09 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth F.C.
2008-09
League Premier League
Manager Harry Redknapp
Tony Adams
Paul Hart (caretaker manager)
League position 14th
Top Goalscorer Peter Crouch (18)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Community Shield Runners-up
UEFA Cup Group stage
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 2007-08
Next season 2009-10

During the 2008–09 football season Portsmouth played their sixth consecutive season in the highest tier of English football, the Premier League. Thanks to the exploits of the previous season, Portsmouth achieved European football for the first time in their footballing history, thanks to an FA Cup win over Cardiff City; they competed in the UEFA Cup. They also participated in the Charity Shield, against Manchester United on 10 August 2008, at Wembley Stadium, eventually losing on penalties. This was the first time since 1996 that a team outside of the "Big Four" had competed in the competition.

Transfer summary[edit]

In[edit]

Pos. No. Name From Fee
DF England James Hurst England West Bromwich Albion Compensation
FW France Gaël N’Lundulu France Paris Saint-Germain Compensation
DF 32 Mali Djimi Traoré France Stade Rennes Loan return
MF France Gauthier Mahoto France Le Havre Compensation
MF 25 England Glen Little England Reading Free
FW 26 Israel Ben Sahar England Chelsea Loan
FW Turkey Nadir Çiftçi Netherlands ADO Den Haag Compensation
FW 9 England Peter Crouch England Liverpool Undisclosed fee (estimated £11,000,000)
FW The Gambia Omar Koroma The Gambia Banjul Hawks Nominal
DF 3 France Younes Kaboul England Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed fee (estimated £5,000,000)
MF 11 England Jerome Thomas England Charlton Athletic Nominal (variable on appearances)
DF 30 France Armand Traoré England Arsenal Loan
DF 39 Algeria Nadir Belhadj France Lens Loan
GK England Jon Stewart England Weymouth Free
MF Trinidad and Tobago Khaleem Hyland Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh Non-contractual agreement
MF Spain Pablo Navas-Alors Spain Barcelona Free
MF Ghana Torric Jebrin Ghana Hearts of Oak Undisclosed fee
DF England Dan Bennett England Plymouth Argyle Free
DF 2 England Linvoy Primus England Charlton Athletic Loan return
DF 39 Algeria Nadir Belhadj France Lens £4,400,000
DF 20 England Martin Cranie England Charlton Athletic Loan return
MF 14 England Jermaine Pennant England Liverpool Loan
MF 6 England Hayden Mullins England West Ham United Undisclosed fee (estimated £1-2,000,000)
MF 26 Portugal Pelé Portugal Porto Loan
FW The Gambia Omar Koroma England Norwich City Loan return
FW 29 Greece Theofanis Gekas Germany Bayer Leverkusen Loan
MF 33 Greece Angelos Basinas Greece AEK Athens Undisclosed fee (estimated £1,200,000)
FW Switzerland Danijel Subotić Belgium Zulte Waregem Loan return
FW Belgium Andréa Mbuyi-Mutombo Belgium Zulte Waregem Loan return
MF Belgium Florent Cuvelier Belgium Mouscron Compensation
DF England Luke Wilkinson England Bristol City Compensation
DF England Callum Reynolds England Basingstoke Town Loan return
FW Republic of Ireland Carl Walshe Republic of Ireland Home Farm Compensation

Out[edit]

Pos. No. Name To Fee
FW 9 Czech Republic Milan Baroš France Lyon Loan return
DF 3 France Lucien Aubey France Lens Loan return
FW 34 Cameroon Franck Songo'o Spain Real Zaragoza Contract expired
MF 11 Ghana Sulley Muntari Italy Internazionale Undisclosed fee (estimated £12,750,000)
FW The Gambia Omar Koroma England Norwich City Loan
FW Switzerland Danijel Subotić Belgium Zulte Waregem Loan
GK 31 Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović England Yeovil Town Loan
DF England Joel Ward England Bournemouth Loan
MF 30 Portugal Pedro Mendes Scotland Rangers £3,000,000
FW Belgium Andréa Mbuyi-Mutombo Belgium Zulte Waregem Loan
MF Trinidad and Tobago Khaleem Hyland Belgium Zulte Waregem Loan
DF 2 England Linvoy Primus England Charlton Athletic Loan
MF 29 France Jean-Francois Christophe England Southend United Loan
DF 20 England Martin Cranie England Charlton Athletic Loan
MF 36 England Matt Ritchie England Dagenham & Redbridge Loan
MF Northern Ireland Jordan Hughes England Bognor Regis Town Work experience
FW England Louis Castles England Bognor Regis Town Work experience
MF Ghana Torric Jebrin Belgium Zulte Waregem Loan
MF England Billy Goddard England Bognor Regis Town Work experience
MF 6 France Lassana Diarra Spain Real Madrid Undisclosed fee (estimated £21,000,000)
FW 26 Israel Ben Sahar England Chelsea Loan return
MF 29 France Jean-Francois Christophe England Southend United Nominal
MF 36 England Matt Ritchie England Dagenham & Redbridge Loan extension
FW 14 England Jermain Defoe England Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed (estimated £15,750,000)
DF 24 Wales Richard Duffy England Millwall Undisclosed fee
DF 32 Mali Djimi Traoré England Birmingham City Loan
MF 25 England Glen Little England Reading Loan
FW Australia Ryan Gazet Du Chattelier England Bognor Regis Town Work experience
FW England Louis Castles England Bognor Regis Town Work experience
DF England Callum Reynolds England Basingstoke Town Loan

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

No. Name Position Date of Birth Nationality League App. Domestic Cups UEFA Cup App. Clean Sheets Goals Conceded Booked / Red card
1 David James Goalkeeper 01-08-1970 England England 36 4 5 9 (+4) 55 (+16) 2 / 0
21 Jamie Ashdown Goalkeeper 30-11-1980 England England 0 0 1 1 0 0 / 0
31 Asmir Begović Goalkeeper 20-06-1987 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 0 2 0 / 0

Defenders[edit]

No. Name Position Date of Birth Nationality League App. Domestic Cups UEFA Cup App. Goals Scored Assists Booked / Red card
3 Younes Kaboul Central Defender 04-01-1986 France France 17 (3) 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (+1) 1 4 (+1) / 0
5 Glen Johnson Right Back 23-08-1984 England England 29 2 4 3 6 (+3) 9 (+3) / 1
7 Hermann Hreiðarsson Left Back/Central Defender 11-07-1974 Iceland Iceland 19 (4) 1 (2) 2 (1) 2 (+1) 0 7 (+1) / 0
15 Sylvain Distin Central Defender 16-12-1977 France France 38 4 5 0 0 2 (+1) / 0
16 Noé Pamarot Utility Defender 14-04-1979 France France 11 (4) 1 (1) 3 (1) 0 0 1 (+2) / 1
23 Sol Campbell (c) Central Defender 18-09-1974 England England 32 3 4 0 0 1 (+1) / 0
30 Armand Traoré Left Back/Left-sided Midfielder 08-12-1989 France France 14 (5) 2 (1) 6 0 2 (+2) 0 / 0
35 Marc Wilson Utility Defender 17-08-1987 Republic of Ireland Ireland 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 0 0 (+1) 1 / 0
39 Nadir Belhadj Left Back/Left-sided Midfielder 18-06-1982 Algeria Algeria 21 (8) 4 3 (2) 2 3 (+3) 2 (+3) / 1

Midfielders[edit]

No. Name Position Date of Birth Nationality League App. Domestic Cups UEFA Cup App. Goals Scored Assists Booked / Red card
6 Hayden Mullins Defensive Midfielder/Sweeper/Right Back 27-03-1979 England England 15 (2) 0 0 0 0 1 / 0
8 Papa Bouba Diop Defensive Midfielder/Central Defender 28-01-1978 Senegal Senegal 15 (1) 0 3 (1) 0 1 5 / 0
14 Jermaine Pennant Right-sided Midfielder 15-01-1983 England England 9 (4) 1 0 0 3 0 / 0
18 Arnold Mvuemba Central Midfielder/Right-sided Midfielder 28-01-1985 France France 1 (5) 2 2 (2) 0 (+1) 0 0 / 0
19 Niko Kranjčar Attacking Midfielder/Left-sided Midfielder 13-08-1984 Croatia Croatia 16 (5) 2 1 3 (+1) 3 2 / 0
22 Richard Hughes Defensive Midfielder 25-06-1979 Scotland Scotland 17 (3) 2 4 0 0 3 (+2) / 0
28 Sean Davis Defensive Midfielder 20-09-1979 England England 31 (1) 2 4 (2) 1 3 (+1) 5 / 1
33 Angelos Basinas Defensive Midfielder 03-01-1976 Greece Greece 3 0 0 0 0 0 / 0

Forwards[edit]

No. Name Position Date of Birth Nationality League App. Domestic Cups UEFA Cup App. Goals Scored Assists Booked / Red card
9 Peter Crouch Centre Forward 30-01-1981 England England 38 4 5 (1) 13 (+5) 5 2 / 0
10 David Nugent Centre Forward 02-05-1985 England England 13 (3) 3 0 3 1 1 / 0
17 John Utaka Right Winger 08-01-1982 Nigeria Nigeria 4 (14) 1 (1) 1 1 1 1 / 0
27 Nwankwo Kanu Centre Forward 01-08-1976 Nigeria Nigeria 3 (14) 0 (3) 2 (3) 1 (+1) 1 (+1) 0 / 0

Others[edit]

Includes players who have yet to feature prominently and former players.

No. Name Position Date of Birth Nationality League App. Domestic Cups UEFA Cup App. Goals Scored Assists Booked / Red card
2 Linvoy Primus Central Defender 14-09-1973 England England 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
4 Lauren Right Back 19-01-1977 Cameroon Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
6 Lassana Diarra Defensive Midfielder 10-03-1985 France France 11 (1) 0 2 0 (+1) 0 3 / 1
11 Jerome Thomas Left-sided Midfielder 23-03-1983 England England 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
14 Jermain Defoe Centre Forward 07-10-1982 England England 17 (2) 0 4 7 (+2) 4 (+1) 4 (+1) / 0
20 Martin Cranie Utility Defender 23-09-1986 England England 0 2 0 0 0 0 / 0
24 Richard Duffy Right Back 30-08-1985 Wales Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
25 Glen Little Right-sided Midfielder 15-10-1975 England England 4 (1) 0 2 (1) 0 0 (+1) 0 / 0
26 Pelé Central Midfielder 14-09-1987 Portugal Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
26 Ben Sahar Centre Forward 10-08-1989 Israel Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
29 Theofanis Gekas Centre Forward 23-05-1980 Greece Greece 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
29 Jean-François Christophe Defensive Midfielder 27-06-1987 France France 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
32 Djimi Traoré Left Back/Central Defender 01-03-1980 Mali Mali 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0
36 Matt Ritchie Left-sided Midfielder 10-09-1989 England England 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Premier League results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 10 11 17 38 57 −19 41 8 3 8 26 29 −3 2 8 9 12 28 −16

Source: Barclays Premier League

UEFA Cup[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]