2001–02 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
2001–02 season
ChairmanLionel Pickering
ManagerJim Smith (until 7 October)
Colin Todd (from 7 October to 14 January)
John Gregory (from 30 January)
StadiumPride Park Stadium
Premiership19th (relegated)
FA CupThird round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Christie/Ravanelli (9)

All:
Ravanelli (11)
Highest home attendance33,297 (vs. Everton, 23 March)
Lowest home attendance11,246 (vs. Hull City, 12 September)
Average home league attendance29,818

During the '2001–02 English football season, Derby County competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Barclaycard Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Derby manager Jim Smith rejected the offer to become Director of Football and resigned on 7 October after more than six years at the helm. His assistant Colin Todd, who won two league titles with the club in the 1970s, was promoted to the manager's seat, but by this stage the Rams were deep in relegation trouble.[1] A shock 3–1 home defeat against Division Three strugglers Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup proved the final straw for the directors and Todd was sacked days later, after a mere three months in charge.[2] By the end of the month, John Gregory had taken over at Pride Park just six days after quitting Aston Villa.[3] Two quick wins and a draw against Manchester United suggested that Gregory might be Derby's saviour, but seven defeats from their final eight games condemned Derby to relegation.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Bolton Wanderers 38 9 13 16 44 62 −18 40
17 Sunderland 38 10 10 18 29 51 −22 40
18 Ipswich Town (R) 38 9 9 20 41 64 −23 36
Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
Relegation to the Football League First Division
19 Derby County (R) 38 8 6 24 33 63 −30 30 Relegation to the Football League First Division
20 Leicester City (R) 38 5 13 20 30 64 −34 28
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Ipswich Town qualified for the UEFA Cup qualifying round as the winners of Premiership Fair Play League by The Football Association, one of the UEFA Fair Play ranking winners.
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 8 6 24 33 63  −30 30 5 4 10 20 26  −6 3 2 14 13 37  −24

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHA
ResultWLDDLLLLDDLWLLWLLWLWLLLLWLWDLWLLLLLLLD
Position4991013181918181820171819181818181818181919191919191919191919191919191919
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results[edit]

Derby County's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 2–1 28,236 Ravanelli, Christie
21 August 2001 Ipswich Town A 1–3 21,197 Ravanelli
25 August 2001 Fulham A 0–0 15,641
8 September 2001 West Ham United H 0–0 27,802
15 September 2001 Leicester City H 2–3 26,863 Burton, Ravanelli (pen)
23 September 2001 Leeds United A 0–3 39,155
29 September 2001 Arsenal H 0–2 29,200
15 October 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–3 30,148 Ravanelli
20 October 2001 Charlton Athletic H 1–1 30,221 Ravanelli
28 October 2001 Chelsea H 1–1 28,910 Ravanelli
3 November 2001 Middlesbrough A 1–5 28,117 Ravanelli
17 November 2001 Southampton H 1–0 32,063 Mawéné
24 November 2001 Newcastle United A 0–1 50,070
1 December 2001 Liverpool H 0–1 33,289
8 December 2001 Bolton Wanderers H 1–0 25,712 Christie
12 December 2001 Manchester United A 0–5 67,577
15 December 2001 Everton A 0–1 38,615
22 December 2001 Aston Villa H 3–1 28,001 Ravanelli, Carbone, Christie
26 December 2001 West Ham United A 0–4 31,397
29 December 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 1–0 23,529 Christie
2 January 2002 Fulham H 0–1 28,165
12 January 2002 Aston Villa A 1–2 28,881 Powell
19 January 2002 Ipswich Town H 1–3 29,658 Christie
29 January 2002 Charlton Athletic A 0–1 25,387
2 February 2002 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 27,721 Morris
9 February 2002 Sunderland H 0–1 31,771
23 February 2002 Leicester City A 3–0 21,620 Kinkladze, Strupar, Morris
3 March 2002 Manchester United H 2–2 33,041 Christie (2)
5 March 2002 Arsenal A 0–1 37,878
16 March 2002 Bolton Wanderers A 3–1 25,893 Christie, Ravanelli, Higginbotham (pen)
23 March 2002 Everton H 3–4 33,297 Strupar (2), Morris
30 March 2002 Chelsea A 1–2 37,849 Strupar
1 April 2002 Middlesbrough H 0–1 30,822
6 April 2002 Southampton A 0–2 29,263
13 April 2002 Newcastle United H 2–3 31,031 Christie, Morris
20 April 2002 Liverpool A 0–2 43,510
27 April 2002 Leeds United H 0–1 30,705
11 May 2002 Sunderland A 1–1 47,989 Robinson

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2002 Bristol Rovers H 1–3 18,549 Ravanelli

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 12 September 2001 Hull City H 3–0 11,246 Burton (2), Kinkladze
R3 10 October 2001 Fulham A 2–5 9,217 Burley, Ravanelli

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[5]

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

No. Position Player
1 Estonia GK Mart Poom
2 Argentina DF Horacio Carbonari
3 Scotland DF Brian O'Neil
4 Jamaica MF Darryl Powell (captain[notes 1])
6 England DF Chris Riggott
7 England MF Rob Lee
8 Scotland MF Craig Burley
9 Jamaica FW Deon Burton[notes 2]
10 Georgia (country) MF Georgi Kinkladze
11 Italy FW Fabrizio Ravanelli
12 England FW Malcolm Christie
14 England FW Lee Morris
15 England DF Danny Higginbotham[notes 3]
16 Argentina MF Luciano Zavagno
17 France DF Youl Mawéné
No. Position Player
18 England DF Richard Jackson
19 England DF Steve Elliott
20 Scotland FW Gary Twigg
21 England MF Adam Murray
22 England DF Warren Barton
23 England MF Paul Boertien
24 England GK Andy Oakes
25 Belgium FW Branko Strupar[notes 4]
26 England FW Marvin Robinson
27 Switzerland GK Patrick Foletti
28 Finland MF Simo Valakari
29 England DF Ian Evatt
31 England MF Adam Bolder
38 France DF François Grenet

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
7 England MF Seth Johnson (to Leeds United)
7 Italy FW Benito Carbone (on loan from Bradford City)
20 Italy MF Stefano Eranio (released)
20 United States GK Ian Feuer (on loan from Wimbledon)
No. Position Player
22 Italy DF Daniele Daino (on loan from Milan)
27 Australia DF Con Blatsis (to Colchester United)
37 France MF Pierre Ducrocq (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)

Reserve squad[edit]

The following players did not appear for the first team this season.

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

No. Position Player
5 Norway DF Bjørn Otto Bragstad (on loan to Birmingham City)
30 England FW Marcus Tudgay
32 England GK Lee Grant
33 England MF Lewis Hunt
No. Position Player
34 Northern Ireland DF Gareth McKeown
35 Republic of Ireland MF Fiachra McArdle
36 England MF Matt O'Halloran

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Loan in[edit]

Loan out[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Estonia Mart Poom 16 0 15 0 1 0 0 0
24 GK England Andy Oakes 22 0 20 0 0 0 2 0
27 GK Switzerland Patrick Foletti 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders and wing-backs
2 DF Argentina Horacio Carbonari 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Scotland Brian O'Neil 11 0 8+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
6 DF England Chris Riggott 39 0 37 0 0 0 2 0
15 DF England Danny Higginbotham 40 1 37 1 1 0 2 0
16 DF Argentina Luciano Zavagno 27 0 26 0 1 0 0 0
17 DF France Youl Mawéné 20 1 17 1 1 0 2 0
18 DF England Richard Jackson 7 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 0
19 DF England Steve Elliott 6 0 2+4 0 0 0 0 0
22 DF England Warren Barton 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
29 DF England Ian Evatt 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF France François Grenet 16 0 12+3 0 1 0 0 0
Midfielders
4 MF Jamaica Darryl Powell 24 1 23 1 0 0 1 0
7 MF England Rob Lee 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Scotland Craig Burley 13 1 11 0 0 0 2 1
10 MF Georgia (country) Georgi Kinkladze 25 2 13+11 1 0 0 1 1
21 MF England Adam Murray 8 0 3+3 0 0 0 2 0
23 MF England Paul Boertien 34 0 23+9 0 1 0 1 0
28 MF Finland Simo Valakari 10 0 6+3 0 0 0 1 0
31 MF England Adam Bolder 12 0 2+9 0 1 0 0 0
37 MF France Pierre Ducrocq 19 0 19 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Jamaica Deon Burton 19 3 8+9 1 0 0 2 2
11 FW Italy Fabrizio Ravanelli 34 11 30+1 9 1 1 2 1
12 FW England Malcolm Christie 37 9 27+8 9 1 0 0+1 0
14 FW England Lee Morris 16 4 9+6 4 0+1 0 0 0
20 FW Scotland Gary Twigg 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
25 FW Belgium Branko Strupar 12 4 8+4 4 0 0 0 0
26 FW England Marvin Robinson 2 1 0+2 1 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
7 MF England Seth Johnson 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF Italy Benito Carbone 14 1 13 1 1 0 0 0
20 GK United States Ian Feuer 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
22 DF Italy Daniele Daino 4 0 2 0 0 0 1+1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smith 'set to quit'". BBC Sport. 8 October 2001. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Derby sack Todd". BBC Sport. 14 January 2002. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Gregory named Derby boss". BBC Sport. 30 January 2002. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160304060418/http://www.statto.com/football/teams/derby-county/2001-2002/results
  5. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2001-2002/faprem/derby.htm
  6. ^ "Ravanelli completes Rams switch". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 27 July 2001. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Rams' double raid". BBC News. 16 October 2001.
  8. ^ "Grenet joins Rams". BBC News. 1 November 2001.
  9. ^ "Barton in move to Derby". BBC News. 1 February 2002.
  10. ^ "Lee completes Derby move". BBC News. 7 February 2002.
  11. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=17993.html
  12. ^ "Delap completes £4m Saints switch". BBC News. 10 July 2001.
  13. ^ "Johnson seals £7m Leeds switch". BBC News. 18 October 2001.
  14. ^ "Eranio quits Derby". BBC News. 8 October 2001.
  15. ^ "Football Transfers". BBC News. 1 August 2002.
  16. ^ "Taribo goes West". BBC News. 9 May 2001.
  17. ^ "Derby swoop for Carbone". BBC News. 18 October 2001.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Powell was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1998.
  2. ^ Burton was born in Reading, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 1997.
  3. ^ Higginbotham was born in Manchester, England, but also qualified to represent Gibraltar internationally through his maternal grandmother and would make his international debut for Gibraltar in November 2013.
  4. ^ Strupar was born in Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia) but became a naturalised Belgian citizen and made his international debut for Belgium in 1999.