2002–03 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
2002–03 season
Chairman England Bill Kenwright
Manager Scotland David Moyes
Stadium Goodison Park
Premier League 7th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Tomasz Radzinski (11)

All:
Kevin Campbell (12)

During the 2002–03 English football season, Everton competed in the Premier League (known as the Barclaycard Premiership for sponsorship reasons). They became the first club to play 100 seasons in England's top division this season.[1]

Season summary[edit]

After spending the last few seasons struggling against relegation, Everton, revitalised under David Moyes, spent the season challenging for European qualification, at one stage going ahead of arch-rivals Liverpool, who had finished runners-up the previous season. Everton memorably ended Arsenal's unbeaten run in a match at Goodison Park which saw teenage striker Wayne Rooney score the winner, his debut Premiership goal. Rooney was later nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, but lost to Newcastle United's Jermaine Jenas.

The club had less luck in the FA Cup. They were surprising knocked out by Third Division (now League Two) side Shrewsbury Town in the third round.

First-team 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
1 England GK Richard Wright
2 England DF Steve Watson
3 Italy DF Alessandro Pistone
4 England DF Alan Stubbs
5 Scotland DF David Weir
6 England DF David Unsworth
7 Sweden MF Niclas Alexandersson
8 Canada FW Tomasz Radzinski
9 England FW Kevin Campbell
10 Scotland FW Duncan Ferguson
11 Wales MF Mark Pembridge
12 China MF Li Tie
13 England GK Steve Simonsen
15 Scotland DF Gary Naysmith
No. Position Player
16 Denmark MF Thomas Gravesen
17 Scotland MF Scot Gemmill
18 England FW Wayne Rooney
20 Nigeria DF Joseph Yobo
22 Sweden MF Tobias Linderoth
23 Brazil MF Juliano Rodrigo (on loan from Botafogo)
26 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Carsley
27 England DF Peter Clarke
28 England DF Tony Hibbert
29 England MF Kevin McLeod
30 England FW Nick Chadwick
31 England MF Leon Osman
35 England GK Paul Gerrard

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
14 Israel MF Idan Tal (to Rayo Vallecano)
19 United States FW Joe-Max Moore (released)
19 United States FW Brian McBride (on loan from Columbus Crew)
21 China DF Li Weifeng (released)
No. Position Player
24 Egypt DF Ibrahim Said (on loan from Al-Ahly)
25 Norway GK Espen Baardsen (released)
32 England MF Keith Southern (to Blackpool)
Ghana MF Alex Nyarko (on loan to Paris Saint-Germain)

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
33 England DF George Pilkington
34 England MF Sean O'Hanlon
No. Position Player
37 Scotland GK Iain Turner

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 England Richard Wright 37 0 33 0 1 0 3 0
13 GK England Steve Simonsen 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
35 GK England Paul Gerrard 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
3 DF Italy Alessandro Pistone 17 0 10+5 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF England Alan Stubbs 38 0 34+1 0 1 0 1+1 0
5 DF Scotland David Weir 34 1 27+4 1 1 0 2 0
6 DF England David Unsworth 37 6 32+1 5 1 0 3 1
20 DF Nigeria Joseph Yobo 26 0 22+2 0 0 0 2 0
27 DF England Peter Clarke 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 DF England Tony Hibbert 25 0 23+1 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
2 MF England Steve Watson 19 6 14+4 5 0 0 0+1 1
7 MF Sweden Niclas Alexandersson 8 1 4+3 0 0+1 1 0 0
11 MF Wales Mark Pembridge 22 1 19+2 1 0 0 1 0
12 MF China Li Tie 33 0 28+1 0 0+1 0 3 0
15 MF Scotland Gary Naysmith 32 2 24+4 1 1 0 2+1 1
16 MF Denmark Thomas Gravesen 35 1 30+3 1 1 0 1 0
17 MF Scotland Scot Gemmill 19 0 10+6 0 1 0 1+1 0
22 MF Sweden Tobias Linderoth 6 0 2+3 0 0 0 1 0
23 MF Brazil Rodrigo Beckham 4 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Carsley 27 3 21+3 3 1 0 2 0
29 MF England Kevin McLeod 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
30 MF England Nick Chadwick 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF England Leon Osman 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
8 FW Canada Tomasz Radzinski 33 11 27+2 11 1 0 2+1 0
9 FW England Kevin Campbell 39 12 31+5 10 0 0 3 2
10 FW Scotland Duncan Ferguson 8 0 0+7 0 0 0 0+1 0
18 FW England Wayne Rooney 37 8 14+19 6 1 0 2+1 2
Players transferred out during the season
19 FW United States Brian McBride 8 4 7+1 4 0 0 0 0
21 DF China Li Weifeng 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
25 GK Norway Espen Baardsen 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 30 May 2003
Source:[2]

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

References[edit]