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2002–03 KNVB Cup

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2002–03 KNVB Cup

Country Netherlands
Teams 86
Champions FC Utrecht
Runners-up Feyenoord

The 85th edition of the KNVB Cup (at the time called Amstel Cup) started on August 6, 2002. The final was played on June 1, 2003: FC Utrecht won the cup for the second time by beating Feyenoord 4–1. A total of 86 clubs participated.


  • All 18 participants of the Eredivisie 2002-03: six teams entering in the round of 16 of the knock-out round; one in the first round of the knock-out round and the rest in the group stage
  • All 18 participants of the Eerste Divisie 2002-03
  • 48 teams from lower (amateur) leagues
  • Two youth teams

Group stage

The matches of the group stage were played between August 6 and September 4, 2002.

E Eredivisie; 1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Knock-out Phase

First round

The matches of the first round were played on November 5 and 6, 2002. Eredivisie clubs NAC Breda and Willem II entered the tournament this round. During the group stage, they were still active in the Intertoto Cup.

Home team Result Away team
FC Zwolle 1–0 (aet) Helmond Sport
Excelsior 1–0 (aet) FC Dordrecht
De Graafschap 2–0 SV Argon
SC Joure 2–1 Young Vitesse
NAC Breda E 3–1 Cambuur Leeuwarden
HFC Haarlem 2–0 Heracles Almelo
UNA 0–2 RKC Waalwijk
FC Emmen 0–1 FC Groningen
Willem II E 2–1 FC Twente
ADO Den Haag 2–1 (aet) De Treffers (on October 20)
Home team Result Away team
RKSV Babberich 1–2 Stormvogels Telstar (on October 9)
VVV-Venlo 1–0 FC Eindhoven (on October 11)
Excelsior Maassluis 2–3 RBC Roosendaal
Young Ajax 3–2 (aet) SV Huizen
HSV Hoek 1–2 NEC
AGOVV Apeldoorn 1–0 (aet) FC Volendam
BV Veendam 0–5 Roda JC
MVV 3–3 (p: 5-4) TOP Oss
Schijndel/Bol Accountants 2–3 Sparta Rotterdam
Go Ahead Eagles 2–3 AZ

E two Eredivisie entrants

Second round

The matches of the second round were played on December 3 and 4, 2002.

Home team Result Away team
Excelsior 4–2 Sparta Rotterdam
HFC Haarlem 3–2 MVV
VVV-Venlo 1–2 AGOVV Apeldoorn
Stormvogels Telstar 1–0 AZ
SC Joure 2–3 FC Groningen
Young AFC Ajax 2–1 Willem II
ADO Den Haag 2–1 (aet) RKC Waalwijk
FC Zwolle 1–4 De Graafschap
Roda JC 1–0 NEC
RBC Roosendaal 1–3 NAC Breda (on December 11)

Round of 16

The matches were played on February 4 and 5, 2003. The six Eredivisie clubs that had been active in European competitions after qualification last season entered the tournament this round.

Home team Result Away team
Vitesse E 4–2 NAC Breda (on January 29)
Stormvogels Telstar 1–3 sc Heerenveen E
De Graafschap 2–3 FC Utrecht E
ADO Den Haag 0–3 PSV E
Excelsior 4–2 Young AFC Ajax
FC Groningen 3–0 HFC Haarlem
Feyenoord E 6–1 AGOVV Apeldoorn
Ajax E 1–0 Roda JC

E six Eredivisie entrants

Quarter finals

The matches of the quarter finals were played on March 4 and 5, 2003.

Home team Result Away team
Excelsior 1–3 FC Utrecht
PSV 2–1 sc Heerenveen
Ajax 4–1 FC Groningen
Feyenoord 3–1 Vitesse


The matches of the semi-finals were played on April 15 and 16, 2003.

Home team Result Away team
FC Utrecht 2–1 PSV
Feyenoord 1–0 Ajax


FC Utrecht 4–1 Feyenoord
De Jong 39'
Gluscevic 49'
Gluscevic 57'
Kuijt 81'
June 1, 2003
Stadion Feijenoord
Referee: Ruud Bosse
Attendance: 45.000
Red card: 76' Bosvelt (Feyenoord)
73' Kalou

FC Utrecht would play in the UEFA Cup.

See also

External links

  • Results by Ronald Zwiers (Dutch)

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