2002–03 Celta de Vigo season

Celta Vigo 2002–03 football season
Celta Vigo
2002–03 season
ManagerMiguel Ángel Lotina
La Liga4th
Copa del Rey2nd Round
UEFA CupRound of 32
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Celta de Vigo participated in La Liga, Copa del Rey and the UEFA Cup in the 2002-03 season, for the first time qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, thanks to a fourth-placed finish in La Liga. This was the crown of the work former coach Víctor Fernández had put in to establish Celta as a credible force, and it was under Miguel Ángel Lotina's leadership the club reached the ultimate level of the "Euro Celta" era.

Squad

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Argentina ARG Pablo Cavallero
2 DF Spain ESP Juan Velasco
3 DF Brazil BRA Sylvinho
4 DF Argentina ARG Fernando Cáceres
5 MF Brazil BRA Everton Giovanella
6 DF Argentina ARG Eduardo Berizzo
7 MF Brazil BRA Vágner
8 MF Spain ESP Ángel
9 FW Egypt EGY Mido (on loan from Ajax)
10 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Mostovoi
11 MF Argentina ARG Gustavo López
13 GK Spain ESP José Manuel Pinto
14 DF Spain ESP Juanfran
16 MF Spain ESP José Ignacio
17 DF Argentina ARG Sebastián Méndez
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Spain ESP Pablo Coira
19 MF Brazil BRA Edu
20 MF Spain ESP Jesuli
21 DF Spain ESP Sergio
22 MF France FRA Peter Luccin
24 FW Spain ESP Catanha
25 FW South Africa RSA Benni McCarthy
26 GK Spain ESP José Juan
27 DF Spain ESP Jorge Eugenio Rodríguez
28 MF Spain ESP Borja Oubiña
29 MF Spain ESP Jonathan Aspas
30 FW Spain ESP César Olaiz
31 DF Spain ESP Iago Bouzón
32 MF Spain ESP Jacobo Campos
36 DF Spain ESP Israel

Left club during season

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
8 MF Spain ESP Jandro (on loan to Albacete)
9 FW Ecuador ECU Iván Kaviedes (on loan to Puebla)
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF Brazil BRA Doriva (on loan to Middlesbrough)

Competitions

La Liga

League table

Pos Team
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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Real Sociedad 38 22 10 6 71 45 +26 76 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
3 Deportivo La Coruña 38 22 6 10 67 47 +20 72 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Celta Vigo 38 17 10 11 45 36 +9 61
5 Valencia 38 17 9 12 56 35 +21 60 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
6 Barcelona 38 15 11 12 63 47 +16 56
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points

Matches

Sevilla v Celta Vigo
1 September 2002 1 Sevilla 0–1 Celta Vigo
21:30 CEST G. López 39'
Celta Vigo v Mallorca
15 September 2002 2 Celta Vigo 3–1 Mallorca
19:00 CEST Catanha 27'
Jesuli 40, 83'
Niño 78'
Celta Vigo v Málaga
29 September 2002 4 Celta Vigo 2–2 Málaga
18:00 CEST Catanha 25' (pen.)
Berizzo 38'
Musampa 14'
Cáceres 40' (o.g.)
Valencia v Celta Vigo
6 October 2002 5 Valencia 0–1 Celta Vigo
19:00 CEST Vágner 90'
Celta Vigo v Rayo Vallecano
20 October 2002 6 Celta Vigo 0–1 Rayo Vallecano
18:00 CEST Bolo 6'
Athletic Bilbao v Celta Vigo
3 November 2002 8 Athletic Bilbao 2–1 Celta Vigo
17:00 CET Etxeberría 80'
Urzaiz 90'
Edu 32'
Celta Vigo v Espanyol
10 November 2002 9 Celta Vigo 1–0 Espanyol
17:00 CET José Ignacio 17'
Real Betis v Celta Vigo
17 November 2002 10 Real Betis 2–1 Celta Vigo
20:30 CET Alfonso 71'
Joaquín 88'
José Ignacio 66'
Celta Vigo v Osasuna
24 November 2002 11 Celta Vigo 0–0 Osasuna
17:00 CET
Real Valladolid v Celta Vigo
1 December 2002 12 Real Valladolid 0–2 Celta Vigo
17:00 CET Catanha 10'
Edu 53'
Celta Vigo v Deportivo Alavés
8 December 2002 13 Celta Vigo 2–1 Deportivo Alavés
17:00 CET Karmona 21' (o.g.)
Luccin 26' (pen.)
Ilie 49' (pen.)
Racing Santander v Celta Vigo
15 December 2002 14 Racing Santander 3–0 Celta Vigo
17:00 CET Moratón 59'
Benayoun 60, 73'
Celta Vigo v Villarreal
21 December 2002 15 Celta Vigo 3–1 Villarreal
20:30 CET Catanha 1'
Edu 7'
Jesuli 63'
Palermo 44'
Deportivo v Celta Vigo
4 January 2003 16 Deportivo 3–0 Celta Vigo
Tristán 43'
Sergio 48'
Luque 90 + 1'
Celta Vigo v Real Madrid
11 January 2003 17 Celta Vigo 0–1 Real Madrid
21:00 CET Ronaldo 6'
Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo
18 January 2003 18 Real Sociedad 1–0 Celta Vigo
20:00 CET de Pedro 65'
Celta Vigo v Barcelona
26 January 2003 19 Celta Vigo 2–0 Barcelona
20:30 CET Jesuli 47'
Sylvinho 73'
Celta Vigo v Sevilla
2 February 2003 20 Celta Vigo 0–1 Sevilla
17:00 CET Casquero 78'
Mallorca v Celta Vigo
9 February 2003 21 Mallorca 0–2 Celta Vigo
17:00 CET Edu 54, 64'
Celta Vigo v Recreativo Huelva
16 February 2003 22 Celta Vigo 4–1 Recreativo Huelva
17:00 CET Edu 38, 56'
Jesuli 63, 70'
Sylvinho 90 + 2' (o.g.)
Málaga v Celta Vigo
23 February 2003 23 Málaga 1–1 Celta Vigo
18:00 CET Koke 89' José Ignacio 5'
Celta Vigo v Valencia
2 March 2003 24 Celta Vigo 1–1 Valencia
17:00 CET Edu 10' Carew 7'
Celta Vigo v Athletic Bilbao
23 March 2003 27 Celta Vigo 2–1 Athletic Bilbao
17:00 CET Mido 19'
McCarthy 77'
Del Horno 7'
Espanyol v Celta Vigo
5 April 2003 28 Espanyol 0–0 Celta Vigo
21:30 CEST
Celta Vigo v Real Betis
13 April 2003 29 Celta Vigo 1–0 Real Betis
18:00 CEST Mostovoi 44'
Osasuna v Celta Vigo
20 April 2003 30 Osasuna 0–2 Celta Vigo
18:00 CEST Mido 14, 50'
Celta Vigo v Real Valladolid
27 April 2003 31 Celta Vigo 0–0 Real Valladolid
18:00 CEST
Celta Vigo v Racing Santander
11 May 2003 33 Celta Vigo 2–2 Racing Santander
18:00 CEST Juanfran 35'
Edu 84' (pen.)
Javi Guerrero 56' (pen.)
Alonso 90 + 9'
Villarreal v Celta Vigo
18 May 2003 34 Villarreal 5–0 Celta Vigo Estadio El Madrigal
18:00 CEST Guayre 48, 88'
Víctor 53'
J. López 58'
Palermo 61'
Referee: Rodríguez Santiago
Celta Vigo v Deportivo
24 May 2003 35 Celta Vigo 3–0 Deportivo
20:45 CEST Jesuli 56'
Edu 62, 73'
Real Madrid v Celta Vigo
31 May 2003 36 Real Madrid 1–1 Celta Vigo
21:30 CEST Raúl 68' Mostovoi 35'
Celta Vigo v Real Sociedad
15 June 2003 37 Celta Vigo 3–2 Real Sociedad
21:00 CEST Mostovoi 10, 49'
Mido 70'
Nihat 66, 83'
Barcelona v Celta Vigo
22 June 2003 38 Barcelona 2–0 Celta Vigo
21:00 CEST Sorín 6'
Saviola 50'

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