2002–03 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2002–03 season
ChairmanJeremy Peace
ManagerGary Megson
Premier League19th (relegated)
FA CupFourth round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Daniele Dichio and Scott Dobie (5)
All: Daniele Dichio (8)

The 2002–03 season was West Bromwich Albion's first season in the Premier League, and their first season in the top division of English football since 1985–86.

Season summary[edit]

West Brom finished the season in 19th position in the Premier League table, meaning that they were relegated back to the First Division. In other competitions, West Brom reached the fourth round of the FA Cup and the third round of the League Cup.

Danny Dichio was the top scorer for Albion with 8 goals in all competitions, while his five league goals saw him finish as joint top league scorer along with Scott Dobie.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Aston Villa 38 12 9 17 42 47 −5 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 38 10 14 14 41 51 −10 44
18 West Ham United (R) 38 10 12 16 42 59 −17 42 Relegation to Football League First Division
19 West Bromwich Albion (R) 38 6 8 24 29 65 −36 26
20 Sunderland (R) 38 4 7 27 21 65 −44 19
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Russell Hoult
2 Slovakia DF Igor Bališ
3 England DF Neil Clement
4 Scotland MF Derek McInnes
5 Jamaica DF Darren Moore[notes 1]
6 England DF Phil Gilchrist
7 England MF Ronnie Wallwork
9 England FW Daniele Dichio
10 Wales MF Andy Johnson[notes 2]
11 Grenada FW Jason Roberts[notes 3]
12 Scotland FW Scott Dobie[notes 4]
14 England MF Sean Gregan
15 England FW Bob Taylor
No. Position Player
16 England MF Lee Marshall
17 Iceland DF Lárus Sigurðsson
18 Wales MF Jason Koumas
19 England FW Lee Hughes
20 Portugal MF Jordão[notes 5]
21 Denmark GK Brian Jensen
22 England DF James Chambers
23 England DF Adam Chambers
24 Nigeria DF Ifeanyi Udeze
25 England DF Des Lyttle
31 Republic of Ireland GK Joe Murphy
34 England MF Lloyd Dyer

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
24 England DF Tony Butler (to Bristol City)
No. Position Player
30 England GK Chris Adamson (to St. Patrick's Athletic)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
8 England MF Michael Appleton
27 England DF Ross Adams
28 England FW Matthew Turner
29 England MF Mark Briggs
No. Position Player
32 England DF Matt Collins
33 England FW Mark Scott
35 England MF Tamika Mkandawire[notes 6]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK England Russell Hoult 39 0 37 0 2 0 0 0
31 GK Republic of Ireland Joe Murphy 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF Slovakia Igor Bališ 29 2 27+1 2 0+1 0 0 0
3 DF England Neil Clement 39 3 34+2 3 2 0 0+1 0
5 DF England Darren Moore 31 2 29 2 2 0 0 0
6 DF England Phil Gilchrist 24 0 22 0 1+1 0 0 0
17 DF Iceland Lárus Sigurðsson 32 0 23+6 0 1+1 0 1 0
22 DF England James Chambers 9 0 2+6 0 0 0 1 0
24 DF Nigeria Ifeanyi Udeze 11 0 7+4 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF England Des Lyttle 5 0 2+2 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
4 MF Scotland Derek McInnes 30 2 28+1 2 1 0 0 0
7 MF England Ronnie Wallwork 30 0 23+4 0 2 0 1 0
10 MF Wales Andy Johnson 34 1 30+2 1 2 0 0 0
14 MF England Sean Gregan 38 1 36 1 2 0 0 0
16 MF England Lee Marshall 10 1 4+5 1 0 0 1 0
18 MF Wales Jason Koumas 35 4 27+5 4 2 0 1 0
20 MF Portugal Jordão 4 0 0+3 0 0 0 1 0
23 MF England Adam Chambers 15 0 10+3 0 1+1 0 0 0
34 MF England Lloyd Dyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Forwards
9 FW England Danny Dichio 31 8 19+9 5 2 3 1 0
11 FW Grenada Jason Roberts 34 3 31+1 3 2 0 0 0
12 FW Scotland Scott Dobie 34 5 10+21 5 0+2 0 0+1 0
15 FW England Bob Taylor 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW England Lee Hughes 24 1 14+9 0 0 0 1 1

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[1]
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
1 GK England Russell Hoult 39
14 RB England Sean Gregan 38 Lárus Sigurðsson has 21 starts
5 CB England Darren Moore 31
6 CB England Phil Gilchrist 23
3 LB England Neil Clement 36
10 RM Wales Andy Johnson 32
2 CM Slovakia Igor Bališ 27 Ronnie Wallwork has 23 starts
4 CM Scotland Derek McInnes 29
18 LM Wales Jason Koumas 30
9 CF England Danny Dichio 22
11 CF Grenada Jason Roberts 33

Premier League[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
1 July 2002 DF England Ronnie Wallwork England Manchester United Free
13 July 2002[2] GK Republic of Ireland Joe Murphy England Tranmere Rovers Free
5 August 2002[3] MF England Sean Gregan England Preston North End £1,500,000
14 August 2002[4] MF England Lee Marshall England Leicester City £700,000
29 August 2002[5] FW Wales Jason Koumas England Tranmere Rovers £2,500,000
29 August 2002[6] MF England Lee Hughes England Coventry City £2,500,000
16 January 2003 DF Nigeria Ifeanyi Udeze Greece PAOK Salonika Loan

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
1 July 2002 MF Adam Oliver Released N/A
1 July 2002 GK Elliot Morris Glentoran Free

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Moore was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1999.
  2. ^ Johnson was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1998.
  3. ^ Roberts was born in Park Royal, England, but also qualified to represent Grenada internationally through his father and made his international debut for Grenada in 1998.
  4. ^ Dobie was born in Workington, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally and made his international debut for Scotland in May 2002.
  5. ^ Jordão was born in Malanje, Portuguese Angola (now Angola), but also qualified to represent Portugal internationally and represented them at U-21 level.
  6. ^ Mkandawire was born in Mzuzu, Malawi, but held United Kingdom citizenship and was ineligible to represent Malawi internationally.

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