2003–04 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
2003–04 season
Manager Gordon Strachan (until March)
Paul Sturrock (from March)
Stadium St Mary's Stadium
Premier League 12th
FA Cup Third round proper
League Cup Fifth round
UEFA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
James Beattie (14)

All:
James Beattie (17)
Highest home attendance 32,151 (vs. Arsenal, 29 December)
Lowest home attendance 30,513 (vs. Charlton Athletic, 7 December)
Average home league attendance 31,716

During the 2003–04 English football season, Southampton Football Club competed in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

The previous season's FA Cup runners-up failed to make an impact in any of the cup competitions, and their 12th-place finish was a something of a disappointment after the previous season, when Southampton were eighth in the league - their highest ever in the Premiership and their highest in the top flight since 1990. The club was thrown into further turmoil in March, when Gordon Strachan announced his resignation as manager. There was talk that Glenn Hoddle would be returning to the club for a second spell, but the job went to Plymouth Argyle's Paul Sturrock instead.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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

No. Position Player
2 England DF Jason Dodd
3 England DF Graeme Le Saux
5 Norway DF Claus Lundekvam
6 Scotland DF Stephen Crainey
7 England FW Kevin Phillips
8 England MF Matt Oakley
9 England FW James Beattie
10 Scotland MF Neil McCann
11 Sweden DF Michael Svensson
12 Sweden MF Anders Svensson
14 Finland GK Antti Niemi
15 England DF Fitz Hall
16 England DF Martin Cranie
17 Latvia FW Marian Pahars
No. Position Player
18 Republic of Ireland MF Rory Delap[1]
19 England DF Danny Higginbotham
20 England MF David Prutton
21 Norway FW Jo Tessem
22 England DF Darren Kenton
28 Northern Ireland GK Alan Blayney
29 France MF Fabrice Fernandes
30 France MF Léandre Griffit
31 France MF Yoann Folly[2]
32 Northern Ireland DF Chris Baird
33 Scotland DF Paul Telfer
34 Ecuador FW Agustin Delgado
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
1 Wales GK Paul Jones (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
4 England MF Chris Marsden (to Busan I'cons)
6 England DF Paul Williams (to Stoke City)
16 England MF Mark Draper (retired)
No. Position Player
21 Norway FW Jo Tessem (on loan to Lyn)
25 England DF Garry Monk (to Barnsley)
27 England GK Scott Bevan (to Wimbledon)

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
13 England GK Paul Smith
23 Wales MF Arron Davies
24 England FW Dexter Blackstock[3]
25 England GK Michael Poke
26 England DF Matt Mills
27 England FW Leon Best[4]
35 England DF Mike Williamson
England DF Francis Benali
No. Position Player
England DF Luke Byles
England DF Michael Green
England MF Simon Gillett
Wales MF Richard Jones (on loan to Swansea City)
Spain MF Jacinto Elá[5]
Ukraine MF Andrejs Perepļotkins (on loan to Bohemians[6])
South Africa MF Drew Surman

Youth 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
Scotland GK Andrew McNeil
England DF Kyle Critchell
Wales DF Gareth Bale
France DF Sebastian Wallis-Taylor
England MF Nathan Dyer
England MF Lloyd James
No. Position Player
England MF Adam Lallana
Portugal MF Feliciano Condesso
Finland MF Tim Sparv
England FW Theo Walcott
England FW Josh Dutton-Black

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

  • Third round: Bristol City 1-3 Southampton; attendance 17,408

UEFA Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
14 GK Finland Antti Niemi 33 0 28 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
28 GK Northern Ireland Alan Blayney 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF England Jason Dodd 34 0 27+1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0
3 DF England Graeme Le Saux 21 1 19 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
5 DF Norway Claus Lundekvam 36 1 31 1 1 0 2 0 2 0
6 DF Scotland Stephen Crainey 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 DF Sweden Michael Svensson 32 2 26 2 1 0 3 0 2 0
15 DF England Fitz Hall 12 0 7+4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 DF England Martin Cranie 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 DF England Danny Higginbotham 31 0 24+3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
22 DF England Darren Kenton 7 0 3+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF Northern Ireland Chris Baird 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
8 MF England Matt Oakley 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 MF Scotland Neil McCann 21 0 9+9 0 0 0 0+2 0 0+1 0
12 MF Sweden Anders Svensson 34 0 17+13 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland Rory Delap 32 1 26+1 1 0 0 3 0 1+1 0
20 MF England David Prutton 30 1 22+5 1 1 0 1+1 0 0 0
21 MF Norway Jo Tessem 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF France Fabrice Fernandes 31 1 21+6 1 0 0 2 0 2 0
30 MF France Léandre Griffit 5 2 2+3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF France Yoann Folly 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 MF Scotland Paul Telfer 43 0 33+4 0 1 0 2+1 0 1+1 0
Forwards
7 FW England Kevin Phillips 37 13 28+6 12 1 0 0 0 2 1
9 FW England James Beattie 42 17 32+5 14 1 0 2 3 2 0
17 FW Latvia Marian Pahars 16 2 6+8 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
34 FW Ecuador Agustin Delgado 6 0 0+4 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0
36 FW England Brett Ormerod 26 6 14+8 5 0+1 0 3 1 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
1 GK Wales Paul Jones 10 0 8 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
4 MF England Chris Marsden 17 0 9+4 0 0 0 2+1 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delap was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in March 1998.
  2. ^ Folly was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Togo internationally, and made his full international debut for Togo in August 2008
  3. ^ Blackstock was born in Oxford, England, and has represented them on U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Antigua & Barbuda internationally, and made his debut for Antigua & Barbuda in February 2012
  4. ^ Best was born in Nottingham, England, but also qualified to represent Ireland internationally, and made his full international debut for Ireland in May 2009.
  5. ^ Elá was born in Añisoc, Equatorial Guinea, but was raised in Spain from the age of 10.
  6. ^ Perepļotkins was born in Kharkiv, Soviet Union (now Ukraine), but acquired Latvian citizenship in 2007, and made his full international debut for Latvia in 2007.