2003–04 La Liga

The 2003–04 La Liga season, the 73rd since its establishment, started on 30 August 2003 and finished on 23 May 2004. Valencia were crowned champions for the 6th time in their history.

La Liga
Season2003–04
ChampionsValencia
6th title
RelegatedValladolid
Celta Vigo
Murcia
Champions LeagueValencia (group stage)
Barcelona (group stage)
Deportivo (3rd qualifying round)
Real Madrid (3rd qualifying round)
UEFA CupAthletic Bilbao (first round)
Sevilla (first round)
Zaragoza (first round) (via Copa del Rey)
Intertoto CupAtlético Madrid (third round)
Villarreal (second round)
Matches played380
Goals scored1,015 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorerRonaldo (24)
Biggest home winReal Madrid 7–2 Valladolid
(13 September 2003)[1]
Barcelona 5–0 Albacete
(1 February 2004)[2]
Biggest away winMálaga 1–6 Valencia
(31 January 2004)[3]
Mallorca 0–5 Valencia
(2 November 2003)[4]
Celta Vigo 0–5 Deportivo
(3 January 2004)[5]
Highest scoringReal Madrid 7–2 Valladolid
(13 September 2003)[1]
Villarreal 6–3 Racing
(15 February 2004)[6]

TeamsEdit

Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the Segunda División. The promoted teams were Murcia, Zaragoza and Albacete, returning to the top flight after an absence of fourteen, one and seven years respectively. They replaced Recreativo, Alavés and Rayo Vallecano after spending time in the top flight for one, five and four years respectively.

Team informationEdit

Clubs and locationsEdit

2003–04 season was composed of the following clubs:

Team Stadium Capacity
Barcelona Camp Nou 98,772
Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 80,354
Espanyol Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys 55,926
Atlético Madrid Vicente Calderón 55,005
Valencia Mestalla 55,000
Real Betis Manuel Ruiz de Lopera 52,132
Sevilla Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 45,500
Athletic Bilbao San Mamés 39,750
Deportivo de La Coruña Riazor 34,600
Real Zaragoza La Romareda 34,596
Celta de Vigo Estadio Balaídos 32,500
Real Sociedad Anoeta 32,200
Málaga La Rosaleda 30,044
Valladolid José Zorrilla 27,846
Mallorca Son Moix 23,142
Villarreal El Madrigal 23,000
Racing de Santander El Sardinero 22,400
Osasuna El Sadar 19,553
Albacete Carlos Belmonte 18,000
Murcia La Condomina 16,000

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Valencia (C) 38 23 8 7 71 27 +44 77 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Barcelona 38 21 9 8 63 39 +24 72
3 Deportivo La Coruña 38 21 8 9 60 34 +26 71 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Real Madrid 38 21 7 10 72 54 +18 70
5 Athletic Bilbao 38 15 11 12 53 49 +4 56 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
6 Sevilla 38 15 10 13 56 45 +11 55[a]
7 Atlético Madrid 38 15 10 13 51 53 −2 55[a] Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
8 Villarreal 38 15 9 14 47 49 −2 54 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup second round
9 Betis 38 13 13 12 46 43 +3 52
10 Málaga 38 15 6 17 50 55 −5 51[b]
11 Mallorca 38 15 6 17 54 66 −12 51[b]
12 Zaragoza 38 13 9 16 46 55 −9 48[c] Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[d]
13 Osasuna 38 11 15 12 38 37 +1 48[c]
14 Albacete 38 13 8 17 40 48 −8 47
15 Real Sociedad 38 11 13 14 49 53 −4 46
16 Espanyol 38 13 4 21 48 64 −16 43
17 Racing Santander[e] 38 11 10 17 48 63 −15 42
18 Valladolid (R) 38 10 11 17 46 56 −10 41 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Celta de Vigo (R) 38 9 12 17 48 68 −20 39
20 Murcia (R) 38 5 11 22 29 57 −28 26
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b SEV 2–0 ATM; ATM 2–1 SEV
  2. ^ a b MLG 3–1 MLL; MLL 2–1 MLG
  3. ^ a b OSA 0–1 ZAR; ZAR 1–0 OSA
  4. ^ Zaragoza entered UEFA Cup as winners of 2003–04 Copa del Rey.
  5. ^ Racing Santander were give a one-point deduction for using an ineligible player during a match against Osasuna on 14 December 2003.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB ATH ATM FCB BET CEL RCD ESP MCF MLL MUR OSA RAC RMA RSO SFC VCF VLD VIL ZAR
Albacete 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–4 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Athletic Bilbao 1–1 3–4 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–4 2–0 4–0
Atlético Madrid 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 4–0 2–1 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–2
Barcelona 5–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–0
Betis 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–1
Celta de Vigo 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–5 1–5 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–5 0–0 0–2 3–2 2–1 0–2
Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 2–0 5–1 2–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–1
Espanyol 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–4 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–2
Málaga 1–1 2–1 3–1 5–1 2–3 2–1 1–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–6 2–3 0–0 2–1
Mallorca 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–4 4–2 4–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–5 1–0 1–2 2–0
Murcia 1–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0
Osasuna 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1
Racing Santander 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–2 4–4 0–1 0–1 4–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–4 0–3 1–0 0–2 1–2
Real Madrid 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–0 0–3 3–1 1–4 5–1 1–1 7–2 2–1 1–1
Real Sociedad 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 0–4 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 3–0
Sevilla 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 5–2 4–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–2
Valencia 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 1–0 5–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–2 3–2
Valladolid 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–4 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–2
Villarreal 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 6–3 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–1 3–1 1–1
Zaragoza 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 4–4 0–1 1–0 4–1
Source: LFP
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

OverallEdit

AwardsEdit

Pichichi TrophyEdit

The Pichichi Trophy is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in a season.

Scorer Team Goals
  Ronaldo Real Madrid 24
  Júlio Baptista Sevilla 20
  Mista Valencia 19
  Raúl Tamudo Espanyol 19
  Fernando Torres Atlético Madrid 19
  Salva Málaga 18
  David Villa Zaragoza 17
  Samuel Eto'o Mallorca 17

Fair Play awardEdit

Valencia was the winner of the Fair-play award with 99 points.[7]

Pedro Zaballa awardEdit

Joan Laporta (Barcelona president) and José María Alanís (CD Siempre Alegres footballer)[8]

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Raúl Real Madrid Valladolid 7-2 13 September 2003
  Ricardo Oliveira Valencia Mallorca 5-0 2 November 2003
  Salva Málaga Barcelona 5-1 3 December 2003
  Víctor Deportivo La Coruna Celta Vigo 5-0 3 January 2004
  Javi Guerrero Racing Santander Murcia 3-2 25 January 2004
  Ricardo Oliveira Valencia Málaga 6-1 31 January 2004
  Júlio Baptista Sevilla Murcia 3-1 14 February 2004
  Mista Valencia Mallorca 5-1 21 March 2004
  Júlio Baptista4 Sevilla Racing Santander 5-2 18 April 2004
  David Villa4 Zaragoza Sevilla 4-4 25 April 2004
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Real Madrid 7-2 Valladolid" (in Spanish). RFEF. 13 September 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Barcelona 5-0 Albacete" (in Spanish). RFEF. 1 February 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Málaga 1-6 Valencia" (in Spanish). RFEF. 31 January 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Mallorca 0-5 Valencia" (in Spanish). RFEF. 2 November 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Celta Vigo 0-5 Deportivo" (in Spanish). RFEF. 3 January 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Villarreal 6-3 Racing" (in Spanish). RFEF. 15 February 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Ganadores de los Premios Juego Limpio" [Fair-play awards Winners] (in Spanish). RFEF. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Ganadores del Trofeo Pedro Zaballa" [Pedro Zaballa award Winners] (in Spanish). RFEF. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010.