2000–01 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
2000–01 season
Chairman David Sheepshanks
Manager George Burley
Stadium Portman Road
Premiership 5th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Stewart (19)
All: Stewart (21)
Average home league attendance 22,524
Home colours
Away colours

The 2000-01 season was the 122nd season of competitive association football and fourth season in the Premier League played by Ipswich Town F.C., an English football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Their third-place finish in the Football League First Division in 1999-2000 season and victory in the playoff finals secured Ipswich Town a place in the Premier League. The season covers the period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001.

Summary[edit]

Tipped by many to go straight back down to Division One after winning promotion, Ipswich quickly wowed the Premiership with an unlikely challenge among the top six. For much of the season, it looked like they would finish in the top three and qualify for the European Cup for the first time in nearly 40 years. In the end, they finished fifth, just four points adrift of second-placed Arsenal and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time since 1982. Manager George Burley was then voted "Manager of the Year" by his colleagues.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 24 8 6 79 31 +48 80 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38 +25 70
3 Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39 +32 69 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round 1
4 Leeds United 38 20 8 10 64 43 +21 68 2001–02 UEFA Cup First round 1
5 Ipswich Town 38 20 6 12 57 42 +15 66
6 Chelsea 38 17 10 11 68 45 +23 61
7 Sunderland 38 15 12 11 46 41 +5 57
8 Aston Villa 38 13 15 10 46 43 +3 54 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Charlton Athletic 38 14 10 14 50 57 −7 52
10 Southampton 38 14 10 14 40 48 −8 52
11 Newcastle United 38 14 9 15 44 50 −6 51 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
12 Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 10 15 47 54 −7 49
13 Leicester City 38 14 6 18 39 51 −12 48
14 Middlesbrough 38 9 15 14 44 44 0 42
15 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 45 50 −5 42
16 Everton 38 11 9 18 45 59 −14 42
17 Derby County 38 10 12 16 37 59 −22 42
18 Manchester City (R) 38 8 10 20 41 65 −24 34 Relegation to 2001–02 Football League First Division
19 Coventry City (R) 38 8 10 20 36 63 −27 34
20 Bradford City (R) 38 5 11 22 30 70 −40 26

Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Since Liverpool qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners went to Ipswich Town, and as Liverpool also won the League Cup that place went to Chelsea.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results Summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 20 6 12 57 42  +15 66 11 5 3 31 15  +16 9 1 9 26 27  −1

Source: 2000-01 FA Premier League table

Results by round
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A H A H H A A A H H A H A H A
Result L D W L L W D W D W W L W W W L W W L D W L W L L L W W L W W D W W W L W D
Position 18 15 12 14 16 11 11 9 7 6 5 6 6 5 3 5 3 3 5 5 3 4 4 5 5 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5

Source: 11v11.com: 2000-01 Ipswich Town results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

FA Premier League[edit]

Ipswich Town's season results[1]

August[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

FA Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Richard Wright
2 Netherlands DF Fabian Wilnis
3 England DF Jamie Clapham
4 England DF John McGreal
5 England DF Tony Mowbray
6 England DF Mark Venus
7 Northern Ireland MF Jim Magilton
8 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland (captain)
10 England FW James Scowcroft
11 England FW Marcus Stewart
12 England FW Richard Naylor
14 England MF Jermaine Wright
15 England DF John Scales
No. Position Player
16 England DF Gary Croft
17 England DF Wayne Brown
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 England MF Richard Logan
21 Republic of Ireland GK Keith Branagan
28 Netherlands MF Nabil Abidallah
30 Netherlands MF Martijn Reuser
32 Iceland DF Hermann Hreidarsson
33 Slovenia DF Amir Karić
34 England FW Alun Armstrong
35 Scotland FW Mark Burchill (on loan from Celtic)
36 England DF Chris Makin

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
9 England FW David Johnson (to Nottingham Forest)
18 France DF Jean-Manuel Thetis (to Sheffield United)
No. Position Player
22 Scotland MF Stuart Niven (to Barnet)
24 England MF Neil Midgley (to Barnet)

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
13 England GK Mike Salmon
23 Northern Ireland MF Sean Friars
25 England MF Ashley Nicholls
26 England GK James Pullen
27 Netherlands FW Guillermo Graaven
29 South Africa DF Justin Miller
No. Position Player
31 Scotland DF Stephen Moffatt
Wales DF Lee Beevers
England MF Matt Bloomfield
England MF Matthew Robinson
England MF Ian Westlake
England FW Darren Bent

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee Notes
5 July 2000 DF John Scales Tottenham Hotspur Free transfer [3]
8 July 2000 MF Nabil Abidallah Ajax Free transfer [4]
8 July 2000 FW Guillermo Graaven Ajax Free transfer
18 August 2000 DF Hermann Hreidarsson Wimbledon £4,000,000 [5]
18 September 2000 DF Amir Karić NK Maribor £700,000 [6]
7 December 2000 FW Alun Armstrong Middlesbrough £500,000 [7]
7 March 2001 DF Chris Makin Sunderland £1,250,000 [8]

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee Notes
1 June 2000 MF Marco Holster Go Ahead Eagles Free transfer
23 July 2000 MF Mick Stockwell Colchester United Free transfer
22 August 2000 FW Jonas Axeldal Cambridge United Signed
29 September 2000 MF Stuart Niven Barnet Free transfer
12 January 2001 FW David Johnson Nottingham Forest £3,500,000 [9]
22 March 2001 MF Neil Midgley Barnet Free transfer
Transfers in: Decrease £6,350,000
Transfers out: Increase £3,500,000
Total spending: Decrease £2,850,000

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[10]