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2002–03 A.S. Roma season

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President  Franco Sensi
Stadium  Stadio Olimpico
Coppa Italia  Runners-up
Manager  Fabio Capello
Serie A  8th
UEFA Champions League  Second group stage

Associazione Sportiva Roma crashed down to earth following its previous two remarkable seasons, where it had won Serie A in 2000–01 and finished a close second in 2001–02. Despite the acquisition of Pep Guardiola as central midfielder, he did not apparently fit into Fabio Capello's first-team plans. The squad was essentially the same as the year before, and Guardiola's absence from the starting XI spoke volumes about the reputation of the Roma players at the time. However, things began to go against Roma following its tense competition in Serie A with Juventus. Suspecting things were amiss, both chairman Franco Sensi and manager Capello publicly condemned the judgements, and given the Calciopoli scandal in 2006, chances are they had a point.


Due to all the 'misfortune' with decisions, Roma's season soon descended into complete darkness, the only highlight of the season being the qualification for the Coppa Italia final, which they lost to Milan. In the league, only a strong final third of the season saved eighth place, with only Francesco Totti reaching his normal level.


Last updated: 31 May 2003

League table

Source: Lega Serie A
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Roma qualified for the first round of the 2003–04 UEFA Cup as Coppa Italia runners-up because the winner, Milan, qualified for the Champions League as the winners of the competition.
2Perugia gained entry to the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup after Chievo renounced.
(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.

Results summary

Last updated: 24 May 2003.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round

Last updated: 24 May 2003.
Source: Competitive matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.


Last updated: 31 May 2003

Clean sheets

Last updated: 31 May 2003

Disciplinary record

Last updated:


2002–03 A.S. Roma season Wikipedia

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