2001–02 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
2001–02 season
ChairmanRupert Lowe
ManagerStuart Gray (until 21 October)
Gordon Strachan (from 22 October)
StadiumSt Mary's Stadium
Premier League11th
FA CupThird round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague: Pahars (14)
All: Pahars (16)
Average home league attendance30,633

During the 2001–02 English football season, Southampton Football Club competed in the Premier League. Initially under Stuart Gray and then Gordon Strachan from October, they finished 11th in the Premier League and reached the third round of the FA Cup.

Season summary[edit]

The move to St Mary's Stadium was seen as the way forward for Southampton after 103 years at the dilapidated Dell, but a terrible start to the season saw relegation looking certain and cost manager Stuart Gray his job after barely six months in charge. His successor was Gordon Strachan, who had just left Coventry City. Strachan quickly turned Southampton's fortunes round, and they gradually climbed to a secure 11th place in the final table.

At the end of the season, Matthew Le Tissier retired, bringing to an end his 16-year playing career for Southampton. He remained at the club as a coach.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
9 Tottenham Hotspur 38 14 8 16 49 53 −4 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 10 16 55 51 +4 46 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[a]
11 Southampton 38 12 9 17 46 54 −8 45
12 Middlesbrough 38 12 9 17 35 47 −12 45
13 Fulham 38 10 14 14 36 44 −8 44 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup second round
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Blackburn Rovers qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners.

Results[edit]

Southampton's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 2001 Leeds United A 0–2 39,715
25 August 2001 Chelsea H 0–2 31,107
9 September 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–2 33,668
15 September 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 1–0 24,378 Pahars
24 September 2001 Aston Villa H 1–3 26,794 Pahars
29 September 2001 Middlesbrough A 3–1 26,142 Beattie (2), Pahars (pen)
13 October 2001 Arsenal H 0–2 29,759
20 October 2001 West Ham United A 0–2 25,842
24 October 2001 Ipswich Town H 3–3 29,614 Beattie, Pahars, Marsden
27 October 2001 Fulham A 1–2 18,771 Beattie
3 November 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 1–2 30,523 Pahars
17 November 2001 Derby County A 0–1 32,063
24 November 2001 Charlton Athletic H 1–0 31,198 Pahars
2 December 2001 Everton A 0–2 28,138
8 December 2001 Leicester City A 4–0 20,321 Svensson (2), Beattie, Pahars
15 December 2001 Sunderland H 2–0 29,459 Craddock (own goal), Pahars
22 December 2001 Manchester United A 1–6 67,638 Pahars
26 December 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 31,719 Beattie
29 December 2001 Leeds United H 0–1 31,622
1 January 2002 Chelsea A 4–2 35,156 Beattie (2), Pahars, Marsden
9 January 2002 Liverpool H 2–0 31,527 Beattie, Riise (own goal)
13 January 2002 Manchester United H 1–3 31,858 Beattie
19 January 2002 Liverpool A 1–1 43,710 Davies
30 January 2002 West Ham United H 2–0 31,879 Davies, Fernandes
2 February 2002 Arsenal A 1–1 38,024 Tessem
9 February 2002 Newcastle United A 1–3 51,857 Pahars
23 February 2002 Bolton Wanderers H 0–0 31,380
2 March 2002 Ipswich Town A 3–1 25,440 Delap, Ormerod, Marsden
6 March 2002 Middlesbrough H 1–1 28,931 Svensson
16 March 2002 Leicester City H 2–2 30,012 Pahars (2, 1 pen)
23 March 2002 Sunderland A 1–1 46,120 Tessem
30 March 2002 Fulham H 1–1 31,616 Delap
1 April 2002 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 28,851
6 April 2002 Derby County H 2–0 29,263 Oakley, Pahars
13 April 2002 Charlton Athletic A 1–1 26,557 El Khalej
20 April 2002 Everton H 0–1 31,785
27 April 2002 Aston Villa A 1–2 35,255 Beattie
11 May 2002 Newcastle United H 3–1 31,973 Svensson, Beattie (pen), Telfer

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 16 January 2002 Rotherham United A 1–2 8,464 Pahars (pen)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 11 September 2001 Brighton & Hove Albion A 3–0 6,489 Beattie, Svensson (2)
R3 9 October 2001 Gillingham A 2–0 7,948 Beattie (pen), Pahars
R4 27 November 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 2–2 (lost 5–6 on pens) 8,404 Davies, El Khalej

Players[edit]

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 Wales GK Paul Jones
2 England DF Jason Dodd
3 England DF Wayne Bridge
4 England MF Chris Marsden
5 Norway DF Claus Lundekvam
6 England DF Paul Williams
7 England MF Matt Le Tissier (captain)
8 England MF Matt Oakley
9 England FW James Beattie
10 England FW Kevin Davies
11 France FW Eric Hassli (on loan from Metz)
12 Sweden MF Anders Svensson
13 England GK Neil Moss
14 England MF Stuart Ripley
15 England DF Francis Benali
16 England MF Mark Draper
No. Position Player
17 Latvia FW Marian Pahars
18 Republic of Ireland MF Rory Delap[3]
19 Portugal MF Dani Rodrigues
20 Morocco DF Tahar El Khalej
21 Norway FW Jo Tessem
24 Romania DF Dan Petrescu
25 England DF Garry Monk
26 Latvia MF Imants Bleidelis
29 France MF Fabrice Fernandes
30 Australia FW Scott McDonald
32 Northern Ireland DF Chris Baird
33 Scotland DF Paul Telfer
34 Ecuador FW Agustín Delgado
35 Ecuador MF Cléber Chalá
36 England FW Brett Ormerod

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
6 England DF Dean Richards (to Tottenham Hotspur)
11 Germany FW Uwe Rösler (to Unterhaching)
22 Argentina FW Adrian Caceres (to Hull City)
28 England MF Kevin Gibbens (to Oxford United)
No. Position Player
29 England MF Paul Murray (to Oldham Athletic)
31 England DF Ryan Ashford (to Torquay United)
England FW Mark Peters (to Brentford)
England FW Adam Wallace (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
23 Spain MF Jacinto Elá[4]
No. Position Player
27 England GK Scott Bevan

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[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 Wales Paul Jones 40 0 36 0 1 0 3 0
13 GK England Neil Moss 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF England Jason Dodd 32 0 26+3 0 1 0 2 0
3 DF England Wayne Bridge 42 0 38 0 1 0 3 0
5 DF Norway Claus Lundekvam 37 0 34 0 1 0 2 0
6 DF England Paul Williams 30 0 27+1 0 1 0 1 0
15 DF England Francis Benali 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Morocco Tahar El Khalej 15 2 12+1 1 0 0 1+1 1
24 DF Romania Dan Petrescu 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF England Garry Monk 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
7 MF England Matt Le Tissier 5 0 0+4 0 0+1 0 0 0
8 MF England Matt Oakley 30 1 26+1 1 0 0 3 0
12 MF Sweden Anders Svensson 38 6 33+1 4 1 0 3 2
14 MF England Stuart Ripley 6 0 1+4 0 0 0 0+1 0
16 MF England Mark Draper 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland Rory Delap 29 2 24+4 2 0 0 1 0
21 MF Norway Jo Tessem 24 2 7+15 2 0 0 1+1 0
26 MF Latvia Imants Bleidelis 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF France Fabrice Fernandes 12 1 6+5 1 1 0 0 0
33 MF Scotland Paul Telfer 30 1 27+1 1 1 0 1 0
Forwards
9 FW England James Beattie 31 14 24+4 12 0 0 3 2
10 FW England Kevin Davies 27 3 18+5 2 0+1 0 2+1 1
17 FW Latvia Marian Pahars 39 16 33+3 14 1 1 2 1
30 FW Australia Scott McDonald 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 1 0
34 FW Ecuador Agustin Delgado 2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0
36 FW England Brett Ormerod 18 1 8+10 1 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
6 DF England Dean Richards 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
11 MF Germany Uwe Rosler 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 FW England Paul Murray 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 31 May 2002
Source: Competitions

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[11][12]
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
1 GK Wales Paul Jones 40
2 RB England Jason Dodd 29
5 CB Norway Claus Lundekvam 37
6 CB England Paul Williams 29
3 LB England Wayne Bridge 42
33 RM Scotland Paul Telfer 29
12 CM Sweden Anders Svensson 37
8 CM England Matt Oakley 29
4 LM England Chris Marsden 30
17 CF Latvia Marian Pahars 36
9 CF England James Beattie 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southampton results for the 2001–2002 season". Statto Organisation Ltd.
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2001–2002/faprem/southam.htm
  3. ^ Delap was born in Sutton Coldfield, England.
  4. ^ Elá was born in Equatorial Guinea, and would later represent them at full international level.
  5. ^ "Southampton - Svensson joins Saints". BBC Sport.
  6. ^ "Southampton – Delap completes £4m Saints switch". BBC Sport. 10 July 2001. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Southampton – Murray lands Saints deal". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ "Southampton – Delgado joins Saints". BBC Sport.
  9. ^ "Southampton – Saints sign Fernandes". BBC Sport.
  10. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur - Richards joins Spurs". BBC Sport.
  11. ^ "All Southampton players: 2002".
  12. ^ "Southampton in FA Premier League 2001/2002 fixture".