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The 2002–03 Bundesliga, the 40th season of the Bundesliga, was the first season where the defending champions kicked–off the season.[1]

Bundesliga
Season2002–03
ChampionsBayern Munich
17th Bundesliga title
18th German title
RelegatedArminia Bielefeld
1. FC Nürnberg
Energie Cottbus
Champions LeagueFC Bayern Munich
Stuttgart
Borussia Dortmund
UEFA CupHamburger SV
Hertha BSC
Kaiserslautern
Intertoto CupWerder Bremen
Schalke 04
Wolfsburg
Matches played306
Goals scored821 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorer2 players (21)

Team overviewEdit

League tableEdit

The final table of the 1st Bundesliga, Season 2002/03

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich 34 23 6 5 70 25 +45 75 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 VfB Stuttgart 34 17 8 9 53 39 +14 59
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 15 13 6 51 27 +24 58 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Hamburger SV 34 15 11 8 46 36 +10 56 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
5 Hertha BSC 34 16 6 12 52 43 +9 54
6 Werder Bremen 34 16 4 14 51 50 +1 52 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
7 Schalke 04 34 12 13 9 46 40 +6 49
8 VfL Wolfsburg 34 13 7 14 39 42 −3 46 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
9 VfL Bochum 34 12 9 13 55 56 −1 45
10 1860 Munich 34 12 9 13 44 52 −8 45
11 Hannover 96 34 12 7 15 47 57 −10 43
12 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 11 9 14 43 45 −2 42
13 Hansa Rostock 34 11 8 15 35 41 −6 41
14 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 10 10 14 40 42 −2 40 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
15 Bayer Leverkusen 34 11 7 16 47 56 −9 40
16 Arminia Bielefeld 34 8 12 14 35 46 −11 36 2. Bundesliga
17 1. FC Nürnberg 34 8 6 20 33 60 −27 30
18 Energie Cottbus 34 7 9 18 34 64 −30 30
Updated to match(es) played on 25 September 2008. Source: bundesliga.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC DSC BOC SVW FCE BVB HSV H96 FCK B04 BMG M60 FCB FCN ROS S04 VFB WOB
Hertha BSC 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 6–0 3–6 2–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 2–2
Arminia Bielefeld 0–1 1–3 3–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–0
VfL Bochum 3–0 0–3 1–4 5–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–1 0–1 0–2 3–1 4–2
Werder Bremen 4–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–4 2–1 1–2 5–3 3–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–1
Energie Cottbus 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–4 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–4 0–2 2–1 0–4 0–1 2–3 0–1
Borussia Dortmund 2–2 0–0 4–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2
Hamburger SV 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–0
Hannover 96 0–1 0–0 2–2 4–4 1–3 0–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–2 3–1 0–2 1–2 3–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 5–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–0
Bayer Leverkusen 4–1 3–1 2–4 3–0 0–3 1–1 2–3 1–3 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–3 0–1 1–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–2 3–0 2–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 2–0
1860 Munich 1–0 3–1 2–4 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–5 2–2 0–2 3–0 0–1 2–2
Bayern Munich 2–0 6–2 4–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
1. FC Nürnberg 0–3 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–3 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1
Hansa Rostock 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–4 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–0
Schalke 04 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–0
VfB Stuttgart 3–1 3–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 4–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0
VfL Wolfsburg 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–2
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Champion squadEdit

FC Bayern Munich

Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (captain; 33); Stefan Wessels (1).
Defenders: Thomas Linke (32); Bixente Lizarazu   (26 / 2); Robert Kovač   (24); Willy Sagnol   (23 / 2); Samuel Kuffour   (20 / 1).
Midfielders: Zé Roberto   (31 / 1); Jens Jeremies (29); Michael Ballack (26 / 10); Owen Hargreaves   (25 / 1); Mehmet Scholl (18 / 4); Niko Kovač   (18 / 1); Hasan Salihamidžić   (12 / 2); Michael Tarnat (11); Markus Feulner (10); Thorsten Fink (10); Sebastian Deisler (8); Pablo Thiam   (4).
Forwards: Giovane Élber   (33 / 21); Claudio Pizarro   (31 / 15); Roque Santa Cruz   (14 / 5); Bastian Schweinsteiger (14); Alexander Zickler (12 / 4); Piotr Trochowski (3); Zvjezdan Misimović   (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Bernd Dreher, Philipp Lahm.

Transferred out during the season: Pablo Thiam   (to VfL Wolfsburg).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Bayern eröffnet Saison gegen Wolfsburg" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.

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