2002–03 Beşiktaş J.K. season

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Beşiktaş J.K. 2002–03 season
League position: 1st
Turkish Cup: Quarterfinals (eliminated)
UEFA Cup: Quarterfinals (eliminated)
President: Turkey Serdar Bilgili
Manager: Romania Mircea Lucescu

2001–02

2003–04

The 2002–03 season was the club's 44th season in the Turkish Super League and the club's 100th year in existence. After signing Romanian manager Mircea Lucescu, Beşiktaş won the league for the 12th time in franchise history. Beşiktaş also had their most successful UEFA Cup run, by becoming a quarter finalist, however the club lost to S.S. Lazio 1–3 on aggregate, therefore eliminating them. Beşiktaş lost to Gençlerbirliği 3–4 in the quarterfinals of the Turkish Cup.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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

No. Position Player
1 Colombia GK Óscar Córdoba
2 Turkey DF Tolga Doğantez
3 Turkey MF Tayfur Havutçu (captain)
4 Turkey DF Ahmet Yıldırım
5 Brazil DF Ronaldo
6 Turkey DF Yasin Sülün
7 Turkey FW Ahmet Dursun
8 Brazil MF Amaral
9 Romania FW Daniel Pancu
10 Turkey MF Sergen Yalçın
11 Turkey MF Bayram Bektaş
13 Turkey MF Tamer Tuna
16 Turkey MF Niyazi Güney
No. Position Player
17 Poland FW Kaan Dobra
19 Turkey DF İbrahim Üzülmez
20 Italy MF Federico Giunti (on loan from Brescia)
21 France FW Pascal Nouma
26 Turkey FW İlhan Mansız
29 Turkey FW Ali Cansun Begeçarslan
30 Brazil DF Antônio Carlos
33 Turkey GK Göksel Gencer
37 Turkey MF Zafer Demiray
41 Turkey MF Serdar Topraktepe
44 Turkey DF Ali Eren Beşerler
67 Turkey MF Tümer Metin

Competitions[edit]

Süper Lig[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Beşiktaş (C) 34 26 7 1 63 21 +42 85 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Galatasaray 34 24 5 5 61 27 +34 77 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Gençlerbirliği 34 19 9 6 76 40 +36 66 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round
4 Gaziantepspor 34 16 9 9 61 41 +20 57
5 Malatyaspor 34 14 10 10 56 45 +11 52
6 Fenerbahçe 34 13 12 9 55 42 +13 51 FEN 3-2 TRA
TRA 0-0 FEN
7 Trabzonspor 34 13 12 9 44 33 +11 51 2003–04 UEFA Cup First round 1
8 MKE Ankaragücü 34 15 4 15 44 42 +2 49
9 İstanbulspor 34 12 7 15 42 48 −6 43
10 Denizlispor 34 10 10 14 37 42 −5 40 DEN 2-0 ADA
ADA 2-1 DEN
11 Adanaspor 34 10 10 14 44 54 −10 40
12 Samsunspor 34 10 9 15 42 59 −17 39
13 Elazığspor 34 10 7 17 40 59 −19 37
14 Diyarbakırspor 34 9 9 16 34 47 −13 36 BUR 4-1 DİY
DİY 4-0 BUR
15 Bursaspor 34 9 9 16 42 62 −20 36
16 Altay (R) 34 9 8 17 48 69 −21 35
17 Göztepe A.Ş. (R) 34 5 11 18 32 57 −25 26
18 Kocaelispor (R) 34 6 4 24 32 66 −34 22

Updated to games played on September 25, 2008.
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1by winning 2002–03 Turkish Cup
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Turkish Cup[edit]

Beşiktaş had a bye in the first round and then played Elazığspor in the second round. Beşiktaş lost to Gençlerbirliği in the quarter finals.

UEFA Cup[edit]

Beşiktaş had their most successful run, by becoming a quarter finalist. In doing so, they became the second Turkish team to achieve the feat (Galatasaray achieved it in 2000).

First round[edit]

Beşiktaş won 7–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Beşiktaş won 2–1 on aggregate.

Third round[edit]

Beşiktaş won 3–1 on aggregate.

Fourth round[edit]

Beşiktaş won 4–3 on aggregate.

Quarter-final[edit]

Beşiktaş lost 1–3 on aggregate.