2002–03 Bundesliga

The 2002–03 Bundesliga was the 40th season of the Bundesliga. It began on 9 August 2002 and concluded on 24 May 2003.[1] This was the first season where the defending champions kicked–off the opening match.[2]

Bundesliga
Season2002–03
Dates9 August 2002 – 24 May 2003
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

Club Location Ground[3] Capacity[3]
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 76,000
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Stadion Alm 26,600
VfL Bochum Bochum Ruhrstadion 36,000
SV Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 36,000
FC Energie Cottbus Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaft 21,000
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Westfalenstadion 68,600
Hamburger SV Hamburg AOL Arena 62,000
Hannover 96 Hanover Niedersachsenstadion 60,400
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz Walter Stadion 41,500
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 22,500
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Bökelbergstadion 34,500
TSV 1860 Munich Munich Olympiastadion 63,000
FC Bayern Munich Munich Olympiastadion 63,000
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Frankenstadion 44,700
F.C. Hansa Rostock Rostock Ostseestadion 25,850
FC Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Arena AufSchalke 61,973
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 53,700
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg VfL-Stadion am Elsterweg 21,600

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 (C) 34 23 6 5 70 25 +45 75 Qualification to 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 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Hamburger SV 34 15 11 8 46 36 +10 56 Qualification to 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 Qualification to 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 Qualification to 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 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
15 Bayer Leverkusen 34 11 7 16 47 56 −9 40
16 Arminia Bielefeld (R) 34 8 12 14 35 46 −11 36 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
17 1. FC Nürnberg (R) 34 8 6 20 33 60 −27 30
18 Energie Cottbus (R) 34 7 9 18 34 64 −30 30
Source: bundesliga.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

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
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Goals Player Team
21   Giovane Élber Bayern Munich
  Thomas Christiansen VfL Bochum
16   Aílton Werder Bremen
15   Kevin Kurányi VfB Stuttgart
  Claudio Pizarro Bayern Munich
14   Marcelinho Hertha BSC
  Markus Schroth TSV 1860 München
  Fredi Bobic Hannover 96
  Bernardo Romeo Hamburger SV
13   Benjamin Lauth 1860 Munich
  Jan Koller Borussia Dortmund

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. ^ "Bundesliga 2002/2003 » Schedule". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  2. ^ "FC Bayern eröffnet Saison gegen Wolfsburg" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ 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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