Wednesday, 21 May 2003
Kick-off: 20:45 (CET) | Attendance: 72,972
Referee: Lubos MICHEL (Slovakia)
El Estadio Olimpico, Isla De La Cartuja, Seville
About the Programme
The A4, magazine type programme has 80 pages inside laminated covers and each copy had a free picture postcard stuck onto the bottom half of page three. The programme was a complete sell-out by the end of the match with the few remaining copies sold inside the stadium to Celtic fans that formed gigantic snaking queues under the stands. The programmes that were available outside the stadium sold-out hours before the kick-off.
Weeks after the final, Celtic started selling a reprinted copy of the final programme in the Celtic shops. They are exactly the same as the originals except for two very important details. Firstly, the colour of the reprints is not as vibrant as in the originals but you will struggle to spot this unless you have an original to compare it with.
The second and most important point to remember if you are trying to avoid being stuck with a reprint (and charged for an original) is that the postcard on page 3 (Contents page) has been stuck in the wrong place - on the original, it is on the bottom half of the page and on the reprints it has been erroneousely stuck on the top half of the page, obstructing the Contents details.
The postcard can be easily moved to its original place, however, if this has been
done, there will be two greasy marks on the Contents where the postcard was originaly placed in error (with that non-sticky glue stuff). It is not known how many reprints Celtic had printed but it must have been thousands as they are now struggling to sell all of them and are giving them away free when you sign up for Celtic related financial items such as becoming a Celtic Pools agent.
Manager: Martin O'Neill
Scorers: Henrik LARSSON 47, 57
Team: Douglas, Mjällby, Balde , Valgaeren (laursen), Agathe, lennon, Lambert (c) (McNamara), Petrov (Maloney), Thompson, Sutton, Larsson.
Subs not used: Hedman (g/k), Sylla, Crainey, Smith, Fernandez.
Manager: Jose Mourinho
Scorers: Derlei 45, 115, Alenichev 54
Team: Vitor BALA, Jorge COSTA, Ricardo CARVALHO, COSTINHA, Nuno VALENTE, DECO, DERLEI, Dimitri ALENITCHEV, MANICHE, CAPUCHO, Paulo FERREIRA.
Subs not used: Ricardo COSTA, Marco FERREIRA, Nuno Simões SIMÕES, Pedro EMANUEL, César PEIXOTO, CLAYTON, TIAGO.
Twenty well produced pages sold for 5 euros. Sold at the stadium and around the city. Most difficult to find. Produced in Spain.
Twenty well produced pages sold for 5 euros. Sold at the stadium and around the city. Very difficult to find. Produced in Spain
Twenty well produced pages sold for 5 euros. Sold at Seville airport but was very difficult to find. Produced in Spain.
Twenty well produced pages sold for £4 at Glasgow Airport in the week before the final. Produced in Scotland.
This 32 page pirate is a nice programme. Every page is full of interesting articles and pictures. Don't think it was sold in Seville.
The Dutch Bhoys unofficial issue for the UEFA Cup Final in Seville. On sale around the city for €2. 16 pages, A5.
Another pirate issue, not sold in Seville and produced after the event.
A4 fanfold information leaflet used by Celtic as a ticket wallet for cup final tickets won in the ballot. The leaflet folds out to reveal six pages.
This excellent A3, 16 page fanfold leaflet was found on your seat at the UEFA Cup final. Not available outside the stadium, it had a "lucky number" on the back page for a half-time draw. The winner of the draw won a VIP trip to the UEFA SuperCup Final in Monaco. Most of these were destroyed in the usual ways by normal fans but, there are sure to be hundreds saved and taken back to Scotland by the fans that collect this kind of stuff. The 16 pages included a great map of Seville with places of interest clearly marked and a plan of the stadium, two pages of general info about the teams and some "Fun Facts" or Curiosidades. A picture of the front and back cover as well as the unfolded leaflet is shown below.