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

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)

Contents

Season summaryEdit

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.

SquadEdit

TransfersEdit

InEdit

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

Total spending:   €15,500,000

OutEdit

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

Total income:   €15,150,000

Last updated: 3 October

ResultsEdit

Champions LeagueEdit

Third qualifying roundEdit

First group stageEdit

Second group stageEdit

Quarter-finalEdit

La LigaEdit

Manager: Louis van Gaal

Manager: Antonio de la Cruz

Manager: Radomir Antić

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • "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.