2001–02 Athletic Bilbao season

Athletic Bilbao 2001–02 football season
Athletic Bilbao
2001–02 season
PresidentJavier Uría
Head coachJupp Heynckes
StadiumSan Mamés
La Liga9th
Copa del ReySemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Ismael Urzaiz (16 goals)[1]

All:
Ismael Urzaiz (18 goals)

The 2001–02 season was the 101st season in Athletic Bilbao's history and their 71st consecutive season in La Liga, the top division of Spanish football.

Season summary

Ahead of the season, head coach Txetxu Rojo departed after only one season in charge, returning to his previous post at Real Zaragoza. In his place, Athletic hired German Jupp Heynckes, who had been out of work since leaving Portuguese club Benfica the previous September.[2][3] Heynckes was returning to San Mamés, having previously coached the club between 1992 and 1994,[2] and he had had considerable success in the meantime, winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid in 1998.[3]

Heynckes was able to guide the Bilbao side back into the La Liga top ten, securing a ninth-place finish.[4] They enjoyed a successful run in the Copa del Rey, reaching the semifinals before being defeated by eventual runners-up Real Madrid. This marked their best cup run since reaching the same stage in 1986–87.

Squad statistics

Appearances and goals

[1][5][6]

No. Pos Nat Player Total La Liga Copa del Rey
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Spain ESP Iñaki Lafuente 30 0 30 0 0 0
2 DF Spain ESP Iñigo Larrainzar 22 0 18+1 0 3 0
3 DF Spain ESP Aitor Larrazábal 30 3 25+1 3 4 0
4 DF Spain ESP Rafael Alkorta 6 1 5+1 1 0 0
5 DF Spain ESP Carlos García 39 2 17+15 2 4+3 0
6 MF Spain ESP Josu Urrutia 24 1 14+5 1 5 0
7 MF Spain ESP Óscar Vales 30 0 25+2 0 3 0
8 MF Spain ESP Julen Guerrero 26 7 17+3 5 5+1 2
9 FW Spain ESP Santi Ezquerro 43 9 12+23 5 5+3 4
10 MF Spain ESP Francisco Yeste 28 3 22 2 5+1 1
11 MF Spain ESP Javi González 34 0 24+6 0 4 0
12 DF Spain ESP Jesús María Lacruz 30 0 24 0 6 0
13 MF Spain ESP Andoni Imaz 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF Spain ESP Roberto Ríos 5 0 2+2 0 1 0
15 MF Spain ESP Felipe Guréndez 21 0 10+5 0 5+1 0
16 MF Spain ESP Pablo Orbaiz 32 1 21+5 1 4+2 0
17 FW Spain ESP Joseba Etxeberria 37 9 27+4 8 3+3 1
18 MF Spain ESP Bittor Alkiza 36 1 28+5 1 3 0
19 DF Spain ESP Asier del Horno 12 1 9+1 1 2 0
20 FW Spain ESP Ismael Urzaiz 42 18 34+2 16 4+2 2
21 FW Spain ESP David Karanka 8 2 0+6 1 2 1
22 DF Spain ESP Aitor Ocio 17 0 12+2 0 3 0
23 MF Spain ESP Tiko 38 11 22+10 7 3+3 4
24 MF Spain ESP David Cuéllar 10 0 3+3 0 4 0
25 GK Spain ESP Dani Aranzubia 16 0 8 0 8 0
39 MF Spain ESP Carlos Gurpegui 4 0 2+2 0 0 0
46 DF Spain ESP Ander Murillo 17 0 7+4 0 2+4 0

Results

La Liga

League table

Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 Alavés[a] 38 17 3 18 41 44 −3 54 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
8 Sevilla 38 14 11 13 51 40 +11 53[b]
9 Athletic Bilbao 38 14 11 13 54 66 −12 53[b]
10 Málaga 38 13 14 11 44 44 0 53[b] Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 13 10 15 46 52 −6 49
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Deportivo and Real Madrid, finalists of 2001–02 Copa del Rey, were qualified for the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League, Alavés entered UEFA Cup as best qualified in no european places (7th placed)
  2. ^ a b c SEV: 7 pts → SEV 3–3 ATH; ATH: 7 pts → ATH 0–1 SEV; MLG: 3 pts

See also

External links

  • Official website (in English, Basque, and Spanish)

References

  1. ^ a b "Athletic Bilbao » Appearances Primera División 2001/2002". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Jupp Heynckes" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Mourinho replaces Heynckes at Benfica". BBC. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  4. ^ "LaLiga 2001/2002 Table, Results, Fixtures - (Football/Spain)". flashscore.co.uk. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Athletic Bilbao » Squad 2001/2002". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Athletic Bilbao » Appearances Copa del Rey 2001/2002". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
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