2003–04 Celtic F.C. season

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Celtic
2003–04 season
Chairman Brian Quinn
Manager Martin O'Neill
Ground Celtic Park
Glasgow, Scotland
(Capacity: 60,355)
Scottish Premier League 1st
Scottish Cup Winners
Scottish League Cup Quarter-finals
Champions League Group stage
UEFA Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Henrik Larsson (30)

All:
Henrik Larsson (40)
Home colours

Celtic set out to redeem their final day loss of the Scottish Premier League trophy in season 2003–04 and win the Scottish Cup. They competed in the Scottish League Cup. The highlight of their SPL season was the setting of a new record for the most number of goals scored in a whole season – 105 goals.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player From Fee
England Michael Gray England Sunderland Loan
Scotland Stephen Pearson Scotland Motherwell £400,000

Out[edit]

Player To Fee
Spain David Fernández Scotland Livingston Loan
Netherlands Bobby Petta England Fulham Loan
England Steve Guppy England Stoke City Free
Scotland Stephen Crainey England Southampton £1,300,000

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
3 Guinea MF Mohammed Sylla
4 Scotland DF Jackie McNamara
5 Belgium DF Joos Valgaeren
6 Guinea DF Bobo Baldé
7 Sweden FW Henrik Larsson
8 England MF Alan Thompson
9 England FW Chris Sutton
10 Wales FW John Hartson
11 Scotland MF Stephen Pearson (from January)
12 Spain FW David Fernandez
14 Scotland MF Paul Lambert
15 Netherlands MF Bobby Petta
16 Denmark DF Ulrik Laursen
17 France DF Didier Agathe
18 Northern Ireland MF Neil Lennon
19 Bulgaria MF Stilian Petrov
No. Position Player
20 Scotland GK Rab Douglas
21 Sweden GK Magnus Hedman
22 Scotland GK David Marshall
23 Slovakia DF Stanislav Varga
29 Scotland FW Shaun Maloney
33 Scotland MF Ross Wallace
35 Sweden DF Johan Mjallby
37 Scotland FW Craig Beattie
39 Scotland MF Jamie Smith
41 Scotland DF John Kennedy
43 Republic of Ireland MF Liam Miller
44 Scotland DF Stephen McManus
45 Scotland MF Kevin McBride
46 Republic of Ireland MF Aiden McGeady
47 Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern

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
1 Australia GK Danny Milosevic (released)
2 England DF Michael Gray (on loan from Sunderland)
30 England MF Steve Guppy (on loan to Leicester City)
No. Position Player
34 Scotland MF Mark Fotheringham (to Dundee)
40 Scotland DF Stephen Crainey (to Southampton)

Player details[edit]

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Other
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF England Michael Gray 10 0 2+5 0 0 0 1 0 1+1 0
3 DF Guinea Mohammed Sylla 24 0 5+9 0 0+1 0 1 0 1+7 0
4 DF Scotland Jackie McNamara 43 1 26+1 1 4 0 1 0 11 0
5 DF Belgium Joos Valgaeren 16 0 4+3 0 2 0 0 0 4+3 0
6 DF Guinea Dianbobo Balde 50 2 30+1 2 4 0 1 0 14 0
7 FW Sweden Henrik Larsson 58 41 36+1 30 5 5 1 0 15 6
8 MF England Alan Thompson 44 13 26 11 4 0 1 0 13 2
9 FW England Chris Sutton 44 28 25 19 4 2 1 0 14 7
10 FW Wales John Hartson 23 10 14+1 8 1 1 0 0 6+1 1
11 MF Scotland Stephen Pearson 28 3 16+1 3 4+1 0 0 0 5+1 0
12 FW Spain David Fernández 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Scotland Paul Lambert 22 2 9+4 1 1 1 2 0 6 0
15 MF Netherlands Bobby Petta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
16 DF Denmark Ulrik Laursen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
17 DF France Didier Agathe 46 6 26+1 5 5 0 0 0 14 1
18 MF Northern Ireland Neil Lennon 53 0 35 0 5 0 0 0 12+1 0
19 MF Bulgaria Stilian Petrov 55 10 33+2 6 4+1 3 0 0 15 1
20 GK Scotland Rab Douglas 26 0 15+1 0 3 0 1 0 6 0
21 GK Sweden Magnus Hedman 19 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
22 GK Scotland David Marshall 18 0 11 0 2 0 1 0 3+1 0
23 DF Slovakia Stanislav Varga 55 7 35 6 4 0 1 1 15 0
29 FW Scotland Shaun Maloney 23 6 7+10 5 1 0 1+1 0 1+2 1
33 MF Scotland Ross Wallace 14 1 4+4 1 1+1 0 1 0 0+3 0
35 DF Sweden Johan Mjallby 18 0 10+3 0 0+1 0 1 0 3 0
37 FW Scotland Craig Beattie 17 2 2+8 1 0+3 0 1+1 1 1+1 0
39 MF Scotland Jamie Smith 15 1 4+7 0 0 0 1 1 1+2 0
40 DF Scotland Stephen Crainey 6 0 1+1 0 0 0 2 0 1+1 0
41 DF Scotland John Kennedy 20 1 9+3 1 1+1 0 2 0 2+2 0
43 MF Republic of Ireland Liam Miller 40 5 13+12 2 0+1 0 1 0 5+8 3
44 DF Scotland Stephen McManus 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 MF Scotland Kevin McBride 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 MF Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady 4 1 3+1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Competitions[edit]

Results for Celtic F.C. for season 2003–2004.

NOTE: scores are written Celtic first

  Win  Draw  Loss

Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Celtic scorers Match Report
6 July 2003 Kunghshamn Vallen Stadium Sweden Swedish Amateur XI 7–0 Friendly Varga, Guppy, Sutton, Petrov, Fernández (2), Wallace BBC Sport
23 July 2003 Seattle England Manchester Utd 0–4 Friendly BBC Sport
30 July 2003 S.Darius and S.Girėnas Stadium Lithuania FBK Kaunas 4–0 CLQ Larsson, Sutton, Maloney, Miller BBC Sport
2 August 2003 Celtic Park England Arsenal 1–1 Friendly Miller BBC Sport
6 August 2003 Celtic Park Lithuania FBK Kaunas 1–0 CLQ Gvildys (og) BBC Sport
9 August 2003 East End Park Dunfermline 0–0 SPL BBC Sport
13 August 2003 Hidegkuti Nandor Stadium Hungary MTK Hungária 4–0 CLQ Larsson, Agathe, Petrov, Sutton BBC Sport
16 August 2003 Celtic Park Dundee United 5–0 SPL Maloney, Agathe, Thompson, McNamara, Larsson BBC Sport
23 August 2003 Firhill Partick Thistle 2–1 SPL Lambert, Thompson BBC Sport
27 August 2003 Celtic Park Hungary MTK Hungária 1–0 CLQ Sutton BBC Sport
30 August 2003 Celtic Park Livingston 5–1 SPL Larsson (3), Maloney, Thompson BBC Sport
13 September 2003 Dens Park Dundee 1–0 SPL Balde BBC Sport
17 September 2003 Olympic Stadium (Munich) Germany Bayern Munich 1–2 CLA Thompson BBC Sport
20 September 2003 Celtic Park Motherwell 3–0 SPL Larsson, Sutton, Maloney BBC Sport
27 September 2003 Easter Road Hibernian 2–1 SPL Thompson, Larsson BBC Sport
30 September 2003 Celtic Park France Olympique Lyonnais 2–0 CLA Miller, Sutton BBC Sport
4 October 2003 Ibrox Stadium Rangers 1–0 SPL Hartson BBC Sport
18 October 2003 Celtic Park Heart of Midlothian 5–0 SPL Miller (2), Varga, Larsson, Stamp (og) BBC Sport
21 October 2003 Constant Vanden Stock Stadium Belgium RSC Anderlecht 0–1 CLA BBC Sport
25 October 2003 Celtic Park Aberdeen 4–0 SPL Larsson (3), Sutton BBC Sport
1 November 2003 Rugby Park Kilmarnock 5–0 SPL Sutton (3), Hartson, Maloney BBC Sport
5 November 2003 Celtic Park Belgium RSC Anderlecht 3–1 CLA Larsson, Miller, Sutton BBC Sport
8 November 2003 Celtic Park Dunfermline Athletic 5–0 SPL Hartson (2), Wallace, Varga, Larsson BBC Sport
22 November 2003 Tannadice Dundee Utd 5–1 SPL Sutton(3), Larsson (2) BBC Sport
25 November 2003 Celtic Park Germany Bayern Munich 0–0 CLA BBC Sport
29 November 2003 Celtic Park Partick Thistle 3–1 SPL Larsson, Sutton (2), BBC Sport
4 December 2003 Firhill Partick Thistle 2–0 SLC Beattie, Smith BBC Sport
6 December 2003 Almondvale Stadium Livingston 2–0 SPL Sutton, Thompson BBC Sport
10 December 2003 Stade de Gerland France Olympique Lyonnais 2–3 CLA Hartson, Sutton BBC Sport
13 December 2003 Celtic Park Dundee 3–2 SPL Larsson, Balde, Kennedy BBC Sport
18 December 2003 Easter Road Hibernian 1–2 SLC Varga BBC Sport
21 December 2003 Fir Park Motherwell 2–0 SPL Hartson, Thompson BBC Sport
27 December 2003 Celtic Park Hibernian 6–0 SPL Sutton (2), Hartson (2), Larsson, Petrov BBC Sport
3 January 2004 Celtic Park Rangers 3–0 SPL Petrov, Varga, Thompson BBC Sport
10 January 2004 Celtic Park Ross County 2–0 SC Hartson, Lambert BBC Sport
18 January 2004 Tynecastle Stadium Heart of Midlothian 1–0 SPL Petrov BBC Sport
24 January 2004 Pittodrie Stadium Aberdeen 3–1 SPL Petrov, Larsson, Pearson BBC Sport
31 January 2004 Celtic Park Kilmarnock 5–1 SPL Agathe, Hartson (2), Larsson, Pearson BBC Sport
7 February 2004 Tynecastle Heart of Midlothian 3–0 SC Petrov (2), Larsson BBC Sport
11 February 2004 East End Park Dunfermline Athletic 4–1 SPL Larsson (2), Varga, Thompson BBC Sport
14 February 2004 Celtic Park Dundee Utd 2–1 SPL Maloney, Sutton BBC Sport
22 February 2004 Firhill Partick Thistle 4–1 SPL Sutton (2), Varga (2) BBC Sport
26 February 2004 Celtic Park Czech Republic FK Teplice 3–0 UC Larsson (2), Sutton BBC Sport
29 February 2004 Celtic Park Livingston 5–1 SPL Pearson, Sutton, Thompson (2), Larsson BBC Sport
3 March 2004 Na Stinadlech Czech Republic FK Teplice 0–1 UC BBC Sport
7 March 2004 Celtic Park Rangers 1–0 SC Larsson BBC Sport
10 March 2004 Celtic Park Spain FC Barcelona 1–0 UC Thompson BBC Sport
14 March 2004 Celtic Park Motherwell 1–1 SPL Larsson BBC Sport
17 March 2004 Dens Park Dundee 2–1 SPL Petrov, Larsson BBC Sport
21 March 2004 Easter Road Hibernian 4–0 SPL Agathe (2), Larsson (2) BBC Sport
24 March 2004 Nou Camp Spain FC Barcelona 0–0 UC BBC Sport
28 March 2004 Ibrox Stadium Rangers 2–1 SPL Larsson, Thompson BBC Sport
3 April 2004 Celtic Park Heart of Midlothian 2–2 SPL Sutton, Agathe BBC Sport
8 April 2004 Celtic Park Spain Villarreal CF 1–1 UC Larsson BBC Sport
11 April 2004 Hampden Park Livingston 3–1 SC Sutton (2), Larsson BBC Sport
14 April 2004 El Madrigal Spain Villarreal CF 0–2 UC BBC Sport
18 April 2004 Rugby Park Kilmarnock 1–0 SPL Petrov BBC Sport
21 April 2004 Celtic Park Aberdeen 1–2 SPL Larsson BBC Sport
25 April 2004 Tynecastle Heart of Midlothian 1–1 SPL McGeady BBC Sport
2 May 2004 Celtic Park Dunfermline Athletic 1–2 SPL Larsson BBC Sport
8 May 2004 Celtic Park Rangers 1–0 SPL Sutton BBC Sport
12 May 2004 Fir Park Motherwell 1–1 SPL Beattie BBC Sport
16 May 2004 Celtic Park Dundee Utd 2–1 SPL Larsson (2) BBC Sport
22 May 2004 Hampden Park Dunfermline Athletic 3–1 SC Larsson (2), Petrov BBC Sport
25 May 2004 Celtic Park Spain Sevilla 1–0 Friendly Sutton BBC Sport

Key:

  • SPL = Scottish Premier League
  • SC = Scottish Cup
  • SLC = Scottish League Cup
  • CLQ = Champions League Qualifier
  • CLA - Champions League Group A
  • CL = Champions League Match
  • UC = UEFA Cup match
  • F = Friendly match

See also[edit]

References[edit]