Season 114 | 2002-03

2002-03 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
European Progress
Biggest Win
Premier League
16th
3rd Round
Quarter Final
Intertoto Semi Final
5-0 vs. Preston North End (h), League Cup

Manager Summary

P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Manager
From
To
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Graham Taylor
Sunday, 21 July 2002
Sunday, 11 May 2003
47
16
10
21
26
34%
45%
55%
28%
1.23
Chairman
Club Secretary
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Steve Stride

Season Statistics

Pos: Final League Position; P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; F: Goals Scored; A: Goals Conceded; Pts: Final League Points; GD: Goal Difference (A-F); PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); GR: Goal Ratio (F/A); GPG: Goals Scored per Game; CPG: Goals Conceded per Game; CS: Clean Sheets; CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Results - All Competitions

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PPG
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
2002-03
47
16
10
21
61
60
1
1.18
1.02
1.3
1.28
13
28%
34%
45%
26
55%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
2002-03
16th
38
12
9
17
42
47
45
-5
1.11
1.24
0.89
9
24%
32%
45%
55%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
2002-03
2
2
6
7
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
38
25
8
5
74
34
40
83
2
Arsenal
38
23
9
6
85
42
43
78
3
Newcastle United
38
21
6
11
63
48
15
69
4
Chelsea
38
19
10
9
68
38
30
67
5
Liverpool
38
18
10
10
61
41
20
64
6
Blackburn Rovers
38
16
12
10
52
43
9
60
7
Everton
38
17
8
13
48
49
-1
59
8
Southampton
38
13
13
12
43
46
-3
52
9
Manchester City
38
15
6
17
47
54
-7
51
10
Tottenham Hotspur
38
14
8
16
51
62
-11
50
11
Middlesbrough
38
13
10
15
48
44
4
49
12
Charlton Athletic
38
14
7
17
45
56
-11
49
13
Birmingham City
38
13
9
16
41
49
-8
48
14
Fulham
38
13
9
16
41
50
-9
48
15
Leeds United
38
14
5
19
58
57
1
47
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
38
10
12
16
42
59
-17
42
19
West Bromwich Albion
38
6
8
24
29
65
-36
26
20
Sunderland
38
4
7
27
21
65
-44
19

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Intertoto Cup 3rd Round
Sunday, 21 July 2002
FC Zürich
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Intertoto Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 27 July 2002
Aston Villa
3-0
FC Zürich
W
Intertoto Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 31 July 2002
Lille OSC
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Intertoto Cup Semi Final
Wednesday, 7 August 2002
Aston Villa
0-2
Lille OSC
L
Premier League
Sunday, 18 August 2002
Aston Villa
0-1
Liverpool
L
Premier League
Saturday, 24 August 2002
Tottenham Hotspur
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Wednesday, 28 August 2002
Aston Villa
1-0
Manchester City
W
Premier League
Sunday, 1 September 2002
Bolton Wanderers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Wednesday, 11 September 2002
Aston Villa
2-0
Charlton Athletic
W
Premier League
Monday, 16 September 2002
Birmingham City
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Sunday, 22 September 2002
Aston Villa
3-1
Everton
W
Premier League
Saturday, 28 September 2002
Sunderland
1-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 2 October 2002
Aston Villa
3-0
Luton Town
W
Premier League
Sunday, 6 October 2002
Aston Villa
0-0
Leeds United
D
Premier League
Monday, 21 October 2002
Aston Villa
0-1
Southampton
L
Premier League
Saturday, 26 October 2002
Manchester United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Sunday, 3 November 2002
Blackburn Rovers
0-0
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 6 November 2002
Oxford United
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 9 November 2002
Aston Villa
3-1
Fulham
W
Premier League
Saturday, 16 November 2002
West Brom
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 23 November 2002
Aston Villa
4-1
West Ham United
W
Premier League
Saturday, 30 November 2002
Arsenal
3-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 4th Round
Wednesday, 4 December 2002
Aston Villa
5-0
Preston North End
W
Premier League
Saturday, 7 December 2002
Aston Villa
0-1
Newcastle United
L
Premier League
Saturday, 14 December 2002
Aston Villa
2-1
West Brom
W
League Cup Quarter Final
Wednesday, 18 December 2002
Aston Villa
3-4
Liverpool
L
Premier League
Saturday, 21 December 2002
Chelsea
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Thursday, 26 December 2002
Manchester City
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 28 December 2002
Aston Villa
1-0
Middlesbrough
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 1 January 2003
Aston Villa
2-0
Bolton Wanderers
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 4 January 2003
Aston Villa
1-4
Blackburn Rovers
L
Premier League
Saturday, 11 January 2003
Liverpool
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 18 January 2003
Aston Villa
0-1
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Premier League
Tuesday, 28 January 2003
Middlesbrough
2-5
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Sunday, 2 February 2003
Aston Villa
3-0
Blackburn Rovers
W
Premier League
Saturday, 8 February 2003
Fulham
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 22 February 2003
Charlton Athletic
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Monday, 3 March 2003
Aston Villa
0-2
Birmingham City
L
Premier League
Saturday, 15 March 2003
Aston Villa
0-1
Manchester United
L
Premier League
Saturday, 22 March 2003
Southampton
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 5 April 2003
Aston Villa
1-1
Arsenal
D
Premier League
Saturday, 12 April 2003
West Ham United
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 19 April 2003
Aston Villa
2-1
Chelsea
W
Premier League
Monday, 21 April 2003
Newcastle United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 26 April 2003
Everton
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 3 May 2003
Aston Villa
1-0
Sunderland
W
Premier League
Sunday, 11 May 2003
Leeds United
3-1
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Peter Crouch
Centre Forward
Wednesday, 27 March 2002
Portsmouth
£6,750,000
Boaz Myhill
Goalkeeper
Monday, 1 July 2002
Youth Team
Free
Peter Whittingham
Winger
Monday, 1 July 2002
Youth Team
Free
Stefan Postma
Goalkeeper
Monday, 1 July 2002
De Graafschap
£2,000,000
Ulises de la Cruz
Right Back
Monday, 1 July 2002
Hibernian FC
£2,430,000
Ronny Johnsen
Centre Back
Monday, 1 July 2002
Manchester United
Free
Mark Kinsella
Midfielder
Monday, 1 July 2002
Charlton Athletic
£1,040,000
Marcus Allbäck
Forward
Monday, 1 July 2002
SC Heerenveen
£2,700,000
Öyvind Leonhardsen
Midfielder
Monday, 1 July 2002
Tottenham Hotspur
Free
Michael Boulding
Forward
Monday, 1 July 2002
Grimsby Town
Free
Rob Edwards
Centre Back
Sunday, 1 December 2002
Youth Team
Free
Joey Gudjónsson
Midfielder
Wednesday, 1 January 2003
Real Betis
Loan
Gavin McCann
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 July 2003
Sunderland
£3,040,000
Thomas Sørensen
Goalkeeper
Tuesday, 1 July 2003
Sunderland
£2,700,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Paul Merson
Midfielder
Tuesday, 6 August 2002
Portsmouth
Free
George Boateng
Midfielder
Thursday, 8 August 2002
Middlesbrough
£6,210,000
Steve Stone
Midfielder
Wednesday, 27 November 2002
Portsmouth
Free
Michael Boulding
Forward
Wednesday, 1 January 2003
Grimsby Town
Free
Alan Wright
Left Back
Sunday, 1 June 2003
Middlesbrough
Free
Ian Taylor
Midfielder
Tuesday, 24 June 2003
Derby County
Free
Joey Gudjónsson
Midfielder
Monday, 30 June 2003
Real Betis
End of Loan
Öyvind Leonhardsen
Midfielder
Monday, 30 June 2003
FC Lyn Oslo
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Michael Boulding
Player #763
FC Zürich (a), Intertoto Cup
Sunday, 21 July 2002
Stefan Moore
Player #764
FC Zürich (h), Intertoto Cup
Saturday, 27 July 2002
Marcus Allbäck
Player #765
FC Zürich (h), Intertoto Cup
Saturday, 27 July 2002
Stefan Postma
Player #766
Lille OSC (a), Intertoto Cup
Wednesday, 31 July 2002
Ulises de la Cruz
Player #767
Liverpool (h), Premier League
Sunday, 18 August 2002
Mark Kinsella
Player #768
Tottenham Hotspur (a), Premier League
Saturday, 24 August 2002
Ronny Johnsen
Player #769
Charlton Athletic (h), Premier League
Wednesday, 11 September 2002
Öyvind Leonhardsen
Player #770
Everton (h), Premier League
Sunday, 22 September 2002
Rob Edwards
Player #771
Middlesbrough (h), Premier League
Saturday, 28 December 2002
Liam Ridgewell
Player #772
Blackburn Rovers (h), FA Cup
Saturday, 4 January 2003
Joey Gudjónsson
Player #773
Middlesbrough (a), Premier League
Tuesday, 28 January 2003
Peter Whittingham
Player #774
Newcastle United (a), Premier League
Monday, 21 April 2003

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Hassan Kachloul
Player #758
FC Zürich (a), Intertoto Cup
Sunday, 21 July 2002
George Boateng
Player #742
FC Zürich (a), Intertoto Cup
Sunday, 21 July 2002
Michael Boulding
Player #763
FC Zürich (h), Intertoto Cup
Saturday, 27 July 2002
Paul Merson
Player #731
FC Zürich (h), Intertoto Cup
Saturday, 27 July 2002
Steve Stone
Player #738
Lille OSC (a), Intertoto Cup
Wednesday, 31 July 2002
Alan Wright
Player #709
Southampton (a), Premier League
Saturday, 22 March 2003
Rob Edwards
Player #771
Everton (a), Premier League
Saturday, 26 April 2003
Öyvind Leonhardsen
Player #770
Sunderland (h), Premier League
Saturday, 3 May 2003
Peter Enckelman
Player #743
Sunderland (h), Premier League
Saturday, 3 May 2003
Steve Staunton
Player #674
Sunderland (h), Premier League
Saturday, 3 May 2003
Joey Gudjónsson
Player #773
Leeds United (a), Premier League
Sunday, 11 May 2003
Stephen Cooke
Player #750
Leeds United (a), Premier League
Sunday, 11 May 2003
Ian Taylor
Player #705
Leeds United (a), Premier League
Sunday, 11 May 2003

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
35
26.64
24.19 | Leeds United (a), Premier League
28.47 | Oxford United (a), League Cup
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Peter Whittingham | 18.68 | Sunday, 11 May 2003
Liam Ridgewell | 18.47 | Saturday, 4 January 2003
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Ian Taylor | 34.93 | Saturday, 3 May 2003
Ian Taylor | 34.96 | Sunday, 11 May 2003

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Steve Staunton
Player #674
1991-98 Aston Villa, £1.1m, 2000-03 Aston Villa, Free, 332 (14) | 19 |
Ian Taylor
Player #705
1994-03 Aston Villa, £1.35m, 254 (37) | 44 |
Alan Wright
Player #709
1995-03 Aston Villa, £1.35m, 324 (5) | 5 |
Lee Hendrie
Player #716
1995-06 Aston Villa, Free, 243 (65) | 31 |
Gareth Barry
Player #728
1998-09 Aston Villa, Tribunal, 440 (52) |
Darius Vassell
Player #730
1998-05 Aston Villa, Free, 124 (77) | 43 |
Paul Merson
Player #731
1998-02 Aston Villa, £5.4m, 125 (19) | 19 |
Dion Dublin
Player #735
1998-04 Aston Villa, £7.74m, 148 (41) | 58 |
Steve Stone
Player #738
1999-02 Aston Villa, £7.2m, 86 (35) | 7 |
Mark Delaney
Player #740
1999-06 Aston Villa, £338k, 175 (18) | 2 |
George Boateng
Player #742
1999-02 Aston Villa, £5.58m, 126 (8) | 5 |
Peter Enckelman
Player #743
1999-03 Aston Villa, £513k, 65 (2) | 0 |
Jlloyd Samuel
Player #745
1998-07 Aston Villa, Free, 168 (32) | 3 |
Jonathan Bewers
Player #748
2000-04 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (1) | 0 |
Stephen Cooke
Player #750
2000-05 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (4) | 0 |
Alpay Özalan
Player #751
2000-03 Aston Villa, £8.1m, 69 (2) | 1 |
John McGrath
Player #754
1999-03 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (3) | 0 |
Thomas Hitzlsperger
Player #755
2001-05 Aston Villa, Free, 82 (32) | 12 |
Juan Pablo Ángel
Player #756
2001-07 Aston Villa, £12.96m, 158 (47) | 63 |
Hassan Kachloul
Player #758
2001-03 Aston Villa, Free, 25 (7) | 2 |
Mustapha Hadji
Player #759
2001-03 Aston Villa, £3.6m, 30 (17) | 3 |
Olof Mellberg
Player #760
2001-08 Aston Villa, £6.12m, 262 (1) | 8 |
Boško Balaban
Player #761
2001-04 Aston Villa, £7.02m, 2 (9) | 0 |
Peter Crouch
Player #762
2002-04 Aston Villa, £6.75m, 25 (18) | 6 |
Michael Boulding
Player #763
2002 Aston Villa, Free, 2 (0) | 1 |
Stefan Moore
Player #764
2001-04 Aston Villa, Free, 11 (19) | 3 |
Marcus Allbäck
Player #765
2002-04 Aston Villa, £2.7m, 20 (24) | 7 |
Stefan Postma
Player #766
2002-06 Aston Villa, £2.0m, 10 (4) | 0 |
Ulises de la Cruz
Player #767
2002-06 Aston Villa, £2.43m, 84 (15) | 2 |
Mark Kinsella
Player #768
2002-03 Aston Villa, £1.04m, 20 (6) | 0 |
Ronny Johnsen
Player #769
2002-04 Aston Villa, Free, 53 (4) | 1 |
Öyvind Leonhardsen
Player #770
2002-03 Aston Villa, Free, 16 (7) | 3 |
Rob Edwards
Player #771
2002-03 Aston Villa, Free, 8 (1) | 0 |
Liam Ridgewell
Player #772
2003-07 Aston Villa, Free, 75 (18) | 6 |
Joey Gudjónsson
Player #773
2002-03 Aston Villa, 9 (2) | 2 |
Peter Whittingham
Player #774
2003-06 Aston Villa, Free, 39 (27) | 2 |
Boaz Myhill
Unused Substitute
2001-04 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |
Gavin Melaugh
Unused Substitute
2000-03 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |
Wayne Henderson
Unused Substitute
2001-06 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
Europe Starts
Europe Subs
Unused Sub
RB Jlloyd Samuel
45
33
5
1
0
4
0
2
0
1
M Gareth Barry
44
35
0
1
0
4
0
4
0
0
CB Olof Mellberg
44
38
0
1
0
2
0
3
0
0
GK Peter Enckelman
39
33
0
0
0
3
0
3
0
4
F Darius Vassell
39
28
5
0
1
3
0
1
1
0
CF Dion Dublin
35
23
5
1
0
4
0
2
0
2
M Lee Hendrie
34
22
5
1
0
3
0
1
2
4
M Thomas Hitzlsperger
33
24
2
0
0
2
1
4
0
6
LB Steve Staunton
32
22
4
0
0
3
0
3
0
1
CB Ronny Johnsen
30
25
1
0
0
4
0
0
0
1
F Marcus Allbäck
25
9
11
0
0
0
2
3
0
9
RB Ulises de la Cruz
24
12
8
1
0
2
1
0
0
5
M Mark Kinsella
24
15
4
1
0
2
2
0
0
3
M Öyvind Leonhardsen
23
13
6
0
0
3
1
0
0
1
M Ian Taylor
19
9
4
0
1
2
0
3
0
1
CF Juan Pablo Ángel
19
8
7
1
0
0
3
0
0
7
CF Peter Crouch
18
7
7
0
0
0
0
4
0
8
F Stefan Moore
17
7
6
0
0
1
1
0
2
8
RB Mark Delaney
17
12
0
0
0
1
0
4
0
0
M Mustapha Hadji
14
7
4
0
0
0
0
1
2
3
LB Alan Wright
12
9
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
2
M Joey Guðjónsson
11
9
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GK Stefan Postma
9
5
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
38
CB Rob Edwards
9
7
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
CB Alpay Özalan
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
W Peter Whittingham
4
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
M Stephen Cooke
3
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
M Steve Stone
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
F Michael Boulding
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
M George Boateng
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
M Hassan Kachloul
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
CB Liam Ridgewell
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
7
M Paul Merson
1
0
0
0
0
0
0