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Fulham F.C.
2001-02 season
League FA Premier League
Manager France Jean Tigana
League position 13th
Top goalscorers Jamaica Barry Hayles
France Louis Saha
France Steed Malbranque (8)
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Fourth round
Previous season 2000–01
Next season 2002–03

The 2001–02 season was Fulham F.C.'s 104th season of professional football and their first season in the Premier League. They were managed by Jean Tigana, who had also overseen their promotion from the First Division the previous season.

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Season summaryEdit

After the high-profile signings of Juventus goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and Lyon striker Steve Marlet, amongst others, Fulham chairman Mohammed Al Fayed boasted that the newly promoted side would win the Premiership title. As it was, Fulham never came anywhere near matching the pace set by the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, but the Cottagers still impressed upon their return to the top flight, peaking as high as eighth at one point. The club's good form gave hope to fans that their team could challenge for European qualification either through the league or their FA Cup run, but a run of nine games without a win dragged the club down to 16th with four games left to play and four points between them and 18th-placed Ipswich.[1] Seven points from the club's last four games lifted Fulham to safety in 13th, and, despite the poor league form and elimination from the FA Cup in the semi-finals, Fulham managed to achieve European qualification via the Intertoto Cup.

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
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
14 Charlton Athletic 38 10 14 14 38 49 −11 44
15 Everton 38 11 10 17 45 57 −12 43
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Fulham's score comes first[2]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2001 Manchester United A 2–3 67,534 Saha (2)
22 August 2001 Sunderland H 2–0 20,197 Hayles, Saha
25 August 2001 Derby County H 0–0 15,641
9 September 2001 Charlton Athletic A 1–1 20,451 Boa Morte
15 September 2001 Arsenal H 1–3 20,805 Malbranque
22 September 2001 Leicester City A 0–0 18,918
30 September 2001 Chelsea H 1–1 20,197 Hayles
14 October 2001 Aston Villa A 0–2 28,579
21 October 2001 Ipswich Town H 1–1 17,221 Hayles
27 October 2001 Southampton H 2–1 18,771 Malbranque (2)
3 November 2001 West Ham United A 2–0 26,217 Legwinski, Malbranque
17 November 2001 Newcastle United H 3–1 21,159 Saha, Legwinski, Hayles
24 November 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 0–0 23,848
2 December 2001 Leeds United H 0–0 20,918
8 December 2001 Everton H 2–0 19,338 Hayles (2)
12 December 2001 Liverpool A 0–0 37,163
15 December 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–4 36,054
26 December 2001 Charlton Athletic H 0–0 17,900
30 December 2001 Manchester United H 2–3 21,159 Legwinski, Marlet
2 January 2002 Derby County A 1–0 28,165 Carbonari (own goal)
12 January 2002 Middlesbrough H 2–1 18,975 Saha, Marlet
19 January 2002 Sunderland A 1–1 45,124 Malbranque
30 January 2002 Ipswich Town A 0–1 25,156
2 February 2002 Aston Villa H 0–0 20,041
9 February 2002 Blackburn Rovers H 2–0 19,580 Hayles, Malbranque
19 February 2002 Middlesbrough A 1–2 26,235 Marlet
23 February 2002 Arsenal A 1–4 38,029 Marlet
2 March 2002 Liverpool H 0–2 21,103
6 March 2002 Chelsea A 2–3 39,744 Saha (2, 1 pen)
16 March 2002 Everton A 1–2 34,639 Malbranque
24 March 2002 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–2 15,885
30 March 2002 Southampton A 1–1 31,616 Marlet
1 April 2002 West Ham United H 0–1 19,416
8 April 2002 Newcastle United A 1–1 50,017 Saha
20 April 2002 Leeds United A 1–0 39,111 Malbranque
23 April 2002 Bolton Wanderers H 3–0 18,107 Goldbæk, Marlet, Hayles
27 April 2002 Leicester City H 0–0 21,106
11 May 2002 Blackburn Rovers A 0–3 30,487

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2002 Wycombe Wanderers A 2–2 9,921 Legwinski, Marlet
R3R 15 January 2002 Wycombe Wanderers H 1–0 11,894 Hayles
R4 26 January 2002 York City A 2–0 7,563 Malbranque, Marlet
R5 16 February 2002 Walsall A 2–1 8,766 Bennett (own goal), Barry Hayles
QF 10 March 2002 West Bromwich Albion A 1–0 24,811 Marlet
SF 14 April 2002 Chelsea N 0–1 36,147

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 11 September 2001 Rochdale A 2–2 (won 6-5 on pens) 6,303 Boa Morte, Brevett
R3 10 October 2001 Derby County H 5–2 9,217 Hayles, Legwinski, Collins, Saha, Malbranque (pen)
R4 29 November 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–2 17,006 Hayles

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season[3]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Edwin van der Sar
2   DF Steve Finnan
3   DF Rufus Brevett
4   DF Andy Melville
7   MF Jon Harley
8   MF Lee Clark
9   FW Steve Marlet
10   MF John Collins
12   GK Maik Taylor[notes 1]
14   MF Steed Malbranque[notes 2]
15   FW Barry Hayles[notes 3]
No. Position Player
16   DF Zat Knight
18   MF Sylvain Legwinski
19   MF Bjarne Goldbæk
20   FW Louis Saha
22   MF Luís Boa Morte
23   MF Sean Davis
24   DF Alain Goma
25   DF Abdeslam Ouaddou
31   MF Eddie Lewis
33   FW Calum Willock[notes 4]
40   MF Andrejs Štolcers

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Position Player
6   DF Kit Symons (to Crystal Palace)
26   MF Kevin Betsy[4] (to Barnsley)
No. Position Player
29   MF Paul Trollope[5] (to Coventry City)
  DF Alan Neilson[6] (to Grimsby Town)

Reserve squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
5   DF Chris Coleman
30   GK Glyn Thompson
32   GK Marcus Hahnemann
34   FW Elvis Hammond
35   DF Kieran McAnespie[notes 5]
36   DF Mark Hudson
38   FW Luke Cornwall
  GK Ross Flitney
  DF Adam Green
No. Position Player
  DF Tom Hutchinson
  DF Zesh Rehman[notes 6]
  DF Dean Leacock
  MF Sean Doherty
  MF Jermaine Hunter

[1]

  MF Darren Pratley
  MF Michael Timlin[notes 7]
  FW Neil Lampton
  FW Stuart Noble

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Name From Fee
25 July 2001 MF   Sean Doherty   Everton Undisclosed[7]
1 August 2001 GK   Edwin van Der Sar   Juventus Undisclosed (estimated £7,000,000)[8]
1 August 2001 DF   Abdeslam Ouaddou   Nancy £2,000,000[9]
2 August 2001 MF   Steed Malbranque   Lyon £5,000,000
8 August 2001 DF   Jon Harley   Chelsea £3,500,000[10]
22 August 2001 MF   Sylvain Legwinski   Bordeaux £3,300,000[11]
29 August 2001 FW   Steve Marlet   Lyon £11,500,000[12]

OutEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Edwin van der Sar 41 0 37 0 4 0 0 0
12 GK   Maik Taylor 6 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
Defenders
2 DF   Steve Finnan 47 0 38 0 6 0 3 0
3 DF   Rufus Brevett 43 1 34+1 0 6 0 1+1 1
4 DF   Andy Melville 43 0 35 0 5+1 0 1+1 0
7 DF   Jon Harley 13 0 5+5 0 0+1 0 2 0
16 DF   Zat Knight 15 0 8+2 0 3 0 2 0
24 DF   Alain Goma 40 0 32+1 0 6 0 1 0
25 DF   Abdeslam Ouaddou 12 0 4+4 0 1+1 0 2 0
Midfielders
8 MF   Lee Clark 12 0 5+4 0 0 0 3 0
10 MF   John Collins 41 1 29+5 0 5 0 2 1
14 MF   Steed Malbranque 46 10 33+4 8 6 1 1+2 1
18 MF   Sylvain Legwinski 40 5 30+3 3 5 1 1+1 1
19 MF   Bjarne Goldbæk 17 1 8+5 1 0+2 0 2 0
22 MF   Luís Boa Morte 29 2 15+8 1 2+1 0 2+1 1
23 MF   Sean Davis 37 0 25+5 0 3+1 0 3 0
31 MF   Eddie Lewis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF   Andrejs Štolcers 6 0 0+5 0 0+1 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW   Steve Marlet 33 9 21+5 6 5+1 3 1 0
15 FW   Barry Hayles 43 12 27+8 8 2+3 2 3 2
20 FW   Louis Saha 44 9 28+8 8 5+1 0 0+2 1
33 FW   Calum Willock 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
6 DF   Kit Symons 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF   Kevin Betsy 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 19 May 2002
Source: Competitions

ClubEdit

ManagementEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Jean Tigana
First Team Coach   Ray Lewington
Goalkeeping Coach   Mike Kelly
Reserve Team Coach   Billy McKinlay
Academy Coach   Gary Brazil
Head of Youth Development   John Murtough
Physiotherapist   Jason Palmer
Club Doctor   Steve Nance
Chief Scout   John Marshall

Last updated: 21 Sep 2007
Source: Fulham FC

Other informationEdit

Chairman   Mohamed Al Fayed
Managing Director   David McNally
Technical Director   Les Reed
Director   Omar Fayed
Director   Karim Fayed
Director   Mark Collins
Director   Stuart Benson
Commercial Manager   Olly Dale
Commercial Manager   Mark Maunders
Secretary   Zoe Ward
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Craven Cottage (26,600 / 112x72 yards)

Source: Fulham article on 15 Aug 2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league/2001-2002/table/2002-04-13
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2001-2002/faprem/fulham.htm
  4. ^ Betsy was born in Woking, England, but also qualified to represent Seychelles internationally and would make his international debut for Seychelles in 2011.
  5. ^ Trollope was born in Swindon, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in May 1997.
  6. ^ Neilson was born in Wegberg, West Germany (now Germany), but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in February 1992.
  7. ^ "Fulham sign Everton starlet". 25 July 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Fulham land Dutch ace Van der Sar". 1 August 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Fulham sign £2m Ouaddou". 1 August 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Harley completes Fulham switch". 8 August 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  11. ^ Staff, Guardian (22 August 2001). "Tigana signs midfielder Legwinski". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  12. ^ Staff, Guardian (28 August 2001). "Fulham agree £13m fee for Marlet". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 June 2019.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor was born in Hildesheim, West Germany (now Germany), but qualified to represent any of the home nations internationally as he holds a British passport, and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1999.
  2. ^ Malbranque was born in Mouscron, Belgium, but also qualified to represent France internationally, and represented them at U-21 level. He would be called up to the senior international side in February 2004, but he would not play.
  3. ^ Hayles was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in June 2001, having previously represented the Cayman Islands internationally despite being ineligible to do so.
  4. ^ Willock was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Saint Kitts and Nevis internationally and would make his international debut for Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2004.
  5. ^ McAnespie was born in Gosport, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally, and represented them at U-21 level.
  6. ^ Rehman was born in Birmingham, England and represented them at U-18, U-19 and U-20 level, but qualified to represent Pakistan internationally through his parents and would make his international debut for Pakistan in December 2005.
  7. ^ Timlin was born in Peckham, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and represented them at U-17 and U-21 level.