2002–03 FC Barcelona season

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Barcelona
2002–03 season
PresidentJoan Gaspart (until 12 February 2003)
Enric Reyna (until 6 May 2003)
Managing Commission (until 15 June)
Joan Laporta
Head CoachLouis van Gaal (until 27 January 2003)
Antonio de la Cruz (until 2 February 2003)
Radomir Antić
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga6th
Copa del ReyFirst round
UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Patrick Kluivert (16)

All:
Patrick Kluivert (21)

During the 2002–03 season, Futbol Club Barcelona competed in La Liga.

Season summary[edit]

The 2002–03 season was the final year of president Joan Gaspart's reign. It was also his least successful at Barcelona, with the club changing manager three times during the course of the season, disrupting the league campaign. The club eventually finished in sixth place in La Liga, which was Barça's worst position in 15 years. In the Copa del Rey, the side failed to get past the round of 32. In Europe, however, they fared slightly better, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and setting a competition record for the most consecutive wins, with 11. Overall, the team's form was poor all season, which spurred wholesale changes in management, the board and squad of players.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1][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 Argentina GK Roberto Bonano
2 Netherlands DF Michael Reiziger
3 Netherlands DF Frank de Boer
4 Sweden DF Patrik Andersson
5 Spain DF Carles Puyol
6 Spain MF Xavi
7 Argentina FW Javier Saviola
8 Netherlands MF Phillip Cocu
9 Netherlands FW Patrick Kluivert
10 Argentina MF Juan Román Riquelme
11 Netherlands MF Marc Overmars
12 France DF Philippe Christanval
14 Spain MF Gerard
15 Brazil MF Fábio Rochemback
17 Spain MF Gaizka Mendieta
No. Position Player
18 Spain MF Gabri
19 Spain FW Dani García
20 Argentina DF Juan Pablo Sorín
21 Spain MF Luis Enrique (captain)
25 Germany GK Robert Enke
26 Spain GK Víctor Valdés
31 Brazil MF Thiago Motta
33 Spain DF Dani Tortolero
32 Spain DF Oleguer
34 Spain MF Andrés Iniesta
35 Spain DF Fernando Navarro
36 Spain MF David Sánchez
38 Spain MF Nano
39 Spain FW Sergio García
40 Spain DF Óscar López

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
25 GK Germany Enke 24 EU Benfica Portugal Transfer Green tickY Summer 2004 Free [1]
10 MF Argentina Riquelme 24 Non-EU Boca Juniors Argentina Transfer Green tickY Summer 2006 €10,000,000 [2]
20 DF Argentina Sorín 26 EU Cruzeiro Brazil Loan → Winter 2003 Loan [3]
17 MF Spain Mendieta 29 EU Lazio Italy Loan → Summer 2003 €1,500,000 [4]

Total spending: Decrease €15,500,000

Out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
37 MF Spain Arteta 21 EU Rangers Scotland Transfer Green tickY Summer €7,900,000 [5]
25 GK France Dutruel 30 EU Alavés Transfer Green tickY Summer €2,900,000 [6]
13 GK Spain Reina 20 EU Villarreal Transfer Green tickY Summer €750,000 [7]
10 FW Brazil Rivaldo 31 EU Milan Italy Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [8]
5 DF Spain Abelardo 33 EU Alavés Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [9]
12 DF Spain Sergi 31 EU Atlético Madrid Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [10]
36 MF Spain Luis García 25 EU Atlético Madrid Transfer Green tickY Summer €3,600,000 [11]
22 FW Brazil Geovanni 23 EU Benfica Portugal Loan → Winter Loan [12]
20 FW Spain Alfonso 30 EU Betis Loan → Summer Loan [13]

Total income: Increase €15,150,000

Last updated: 3 October

Results[edit]

Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

First group stage[edit]

Second group stage[edit]

Quarter-final[edit]

La Liga[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
4 Celta Vigo 38 17 10 11 45 36 +9 61 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
5 Valencia 38 17 9 12 56 35 +21 60 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
6 Barcelona 38 15 11 12 63 47 +16 56
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 15 10 13 63 61 +2 55
8 Betis 38 14 12 12 56 53 +3 54
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points

Manager: Louis van Gaal

Manager: Antonio de la Cruz

Manager: Radomir Antić

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Name Nationality Position PD CdR CdC CL Total
Patrick Kluivert Netherlands Netherlands Striker 16 0 0 5 21
Javier Saviola Argentina Argentina Striker 13 0 0 7 20
Luis Enrique Spain Spain Midfielder 8 0 0 2 10
Marc Overmars Netherlands Netherlands Winger 6 0 0 1 7
Gaizka Mendieta Spain Spain Midfielder 4 0 0 2 6
Juan Román Riquelme Argentina Argentina Attacking Midfielder 3 1 0 2 6
Thiago Motta Brazil Brazil Defensive Midfielder 3 0 0 2 5
Phillip Cocu Netherlands Netherlands Defensive Midfielder 3 0 0 2 5
Frank de Boer Netherlands Netherlands Centre Back 0 0 0 3 3
Xavi Spain Spain Central Midfielder 2 0 0 1 3
Dani Spain Spain Striker 0 0 0 2 2
Geovanni Brazil Brazil Attacking Midfielder 0 1 0 1 2
Fábio Rochemback Brazil Brazil Central Midfielder 1 0 1 0 2
Gerard Spain Spain Attacking Midfielder 0 0 0 1 1
Juan Pablo Sorín Argentina Argentina Left-back 1 0 0 0 1
Fernando Navarro Spain Spain Left-back 1 0 0 0 1
Total N/A N/A 61 2 1 31 95

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "FC Barcelona official website". Archived from the original on 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2009-10-01.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  • FCBarcelonaweb.co.uk English Speaking FC Barcelona Supporters
  • ESPNsoccernet: Barcelona Team Page
  • FC Barcelona (Spain) profile
  • uefa.com - UEFA Champions League
  • Web Oficial de la Liga de Fútbol Profesional
  • "FIFA.com". Archived from the original on 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2009-10-01.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  • "Federació Catalana de Futbol". Archived from the original on 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2009-10-01.