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The 2002-03 Turkish First Football League was the 45th edition of top-flight professional football in Turkey. The season celebrated the centenary of Beşiktaş J.K., who became eventual champions. Moreover, Malatyaspor qualified for the first time in a European cup competition after a 2-0 away win at Turkish Cup winners Trabzonspor combined with Fenerbahçe's draw at İzmir with relegated Göztepe, 1-1, despite being ahead in the first half. So far, they are the only team from Eastern Anatolia to play in UEFA competitions.

Süper Lig
Şampiyonluk kupası.JPG
The 2002–03 Süper Lig champions' trophy.
Season2002–03
ChampionsBeşiktaş
RelegatedAltay
Göztepe
Kocaelispor
Champions LeagueBeşiktaş
Galatasaray
UEFA CupTrabzonspor
Gençlerbirliği
Gaziantepspor
Malatyaspor
Matches played306
Top goalscorerOkan Yılmaz
(24 goals)

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Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Beşiktaş (C) 34 26 7 1 63 21 +42 85 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Galatasaray 34 24 5 5 61 27 +34 77 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Gençlerbirliği 34 19 9 6 76 40 +36 66 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
4 Gaziantepspor 34 16 9 9 61 41 +20 57
5 Malatyaspor 34 14 10 10 56 45 +11 52
6 Fenerbahçe 34 13 12 9 55 42 +13 51[a]
7 Trabzonspor 34 13 12 9 44 33 +11 51[a] 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round[b]
8 MKE Ankaragücü 34 15 4 15 44 42 +2 49
9 İstanbulspor 34 12 7 15 42 48 −6 43
10 Denizlispor 34 10 10 14 37 42 −5 40[c]
11 Adanaspor 34 10 10 14 44 54 −10 40[c]
12 Samsunspor 34 10 9 15 42 59 −17 39
13 Elazığspor 34 10 7 17 40 59 −19 37
14 Diyarbakırspor 34 9 9 16 34 47 −13 36[d]
15 Bursaspor 34 9 9 16 42 62 −20 36[d]
16 Altay (R) 34 9 8 17 48 69 −21 35 Relegation to the Turkish Second League Category A
17 Göztepe A.Ş. (R) 34 5 11 18 32 57 −25 26
18 Kocaelispor (R) 34 6 4 24 32 66 −34 22
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b FEN 3-2 TRA; TRA 0-0 FEN
  2. ^ by winning 2002–03 Turkish Cup
  3. ^ a b DEN 2-0 ADA; ADA 2-1 DEN
  4. ^ a b BUR 4-1 DİY; DİY 4-0 BUR

Top scorersEdit

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