2005–06 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
2005–06 season
Chairman England Phil Gartside
Manager England Sam Allardyce
Stadium Reebok Stadium
FA Premier League 8th
FA Cup 5th round
League Cup 5th round
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
Stelios Giannakopoulos
Kevin Nolan (9)
All:
Stelios Giannakopoulos (12)
Highest home attendance 27,718 (vs. Manchester United, 1 April 2006)
Lowest home attendance 10,927 (vs. West Ham United, 26 October 2005)
Average home league attendance 25,265

The 2005–06 season was the 128th season in Bolton Wanderers F.C.'s existence and their fifth consecutive year in the top-flight. This article covers the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.

Having finished sixth the previous season, Bolton had qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in their history.

Season summary[edit]

In June 2005, Allardyce's assistant Phil Brown, left Bolton to take up the challenge of managing Derby County[1] and he was replaced by coach Sammy Lee.

Off the field, with Bolton looking to get into Europe for the second successive season, Allardyce was being linked with the England manager's job.[2] He was interviewed for the England manager vacancy during the Spring, though the news broke that the FA wanted Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari. In the end it came down to Allardyce or Steve McClaren. Between the middle of March and the beginning of April with rumours surrounding Allardyce in terms of taking the England job, Bolton's form hit an unexpected slump with five successive defeats seeing the side slide to eighth.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Oman GK Ali Al Habsi
2 England DF Nicky Hunt
4 England MF Kevin Nolan (captain from November)
5 France DF Bruno N'Gotty
6 Wales MF Gary Speed
7 Greece MF Stelios Giannakopoulos
8 Spain MF Iván Campo
9 Denmark FW Henrik Pedersen
10 Nigeria MF Jay-Jay Okocha (captain until November)
11 Jamaica DF Ricardo Gardner
12 England GK Ian Walker
14 England FW Kevin Davies
15 Tunisia DF Radhi Jaïdi
16 Japan MF Hidetoshi Nakata
No. Position Player
17 England FW Matt Jansen
18 Mexico FW Jared Borgetti
20 Portugal FW Ricardo Vaz Tê
21 Senegal FW El Hadji Diouf
22 Finland GK Jussi Jääskeläinen
24 Republic of Ireland MF Joey O'Brien
25 Senegal DF Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye
26 Israel DF Tal Ben Haim
32 Poland DF Jarosław Fojut
33 United States FW Johann Smith
39 Senegal MF Khalilou Fadiga
42 England MF Robert Sissons
43 England GK Sam Ashton

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
17 France DF Martin Djetou (released)
No. Position Player
23 France MF Fabrice Fernandes (released)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
27 France FW Bedi Buval
29 Spain MF Óscar Pérez
30 England GK Chris Howarth
No. Position Player
31 England MF James Sinclair
35 Australia MF Scott Jamieson

Matches[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Bolton used a total of 26 players during the season.

P Player Position PL FAC LC UC Total
1 Finland Jussi Jääskeläinen Goalkeeper 38 0(0) 03 0(0) 02 0(0) 05 0(1) 48 0(0)
2 Israel Tal Ben Haim Defender 33 0(3) 04 0(0) 03 0(0) 07 0(0) 47 0(3)
3 England Kevin Davies Forward 37 0(0) 03 0(0) 02 0(0) 04 0(1) 46 0(1)
4 England Kevin Nolan Midfielder 36 0(1) 03 0(0) 02 0(0) 04 0(3) 45 0(4)
5 Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos Midfielder 29 0(6) 04 0(0) 02 0(0) 06 0(0) 41 0(6)
6 Jamaica Ricardo Gardner Defender/Midfielder 28 0(3) 04 0(0) 03 0(0) 06 0(1) 41 0(4)
7 Wales Gary Speed Midfielder 30 0(2) 02 0(0) 02 0(0) 02 0(3) 36 0(5)
8 France Bruno N'Gotty Defender 28 0(2) 02 0(0) 00 0(1) 06 0(1) 36 0(4)
9 Senegal Abdoulaye Faye Defender/Midfielder 23 0(4) 01 0(0) 02 0(0) 07 0(0) 33 0(4)
10 Republic of Ireland Joey O'Brien Defender/Midfielder 22 0(1) 03 0(0) 02 0(0) 06 0(0) 33 0(1)
11 Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha Midfielder 19 0(9) 03 0(0) 01 0(1) 06 0(1) 29 (11)
12 Japan Hidetoshi Nakata Midfielder 15 0(7) 03 0(0) 02 0(0) 05 0(1) 20 0(2)
13 Tunisia Radhi Jaïdi Defender 16 0(1) 02 0(1) 03 0(0) 03 0(0) 19 0(2)
14 Senegal El Hadji Diouf Forward 17 0(4) 00 0(0) 00 0(1) 04 0(2) 19 0(0)
15 Denmark Henrik Pedersen Forward 16 0(6) 00 0(1) 00 0(1) 02 0(1) 18 0(9)
16 England Nicky Hunt Defender 12 0(8) 01 0(1) 01 0(0) 02 0(0) 16 0(9)
17 Mexico Jared Borgetti Forward 05 (15) 02 0(2) 01 0(1) 04 0(3) 12 (21)
18 Senegal Khalilou Fadiga Midfield 05 0(3) 01 0(0) 01 0(1) 02 0(0) 10 0(4)
19 Spain Iván Campo Defender/Midfielder 07 0(7) 01 0(0) 00 0(1) 01 0(0) 09 0(8)
20 Portugal Ricardo Vaz Tê Forward 06 (16) 01 0(3) 01 0(1) 00 0(4) 08 (24)
21 England Ian Walker Goalkeeper 00 0(0) 01 0(0) 01 0(0) 03 0(0) 05 0(0)
22 England Matt Jansen Forward 03 0(3) 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 03 0(4)
23 France Fabrice Fernandes Midfielder 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 01 0(0) 02 0(1) 03 0(2)
24 France Martin Djetou Defender 01 0(2) 00 0(0) 01 0(1) 00 0(0) 02 0(3)
25 Poland Jarosław Fojut Defender 00 0(1) 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(2)
26 England Sam Ashton Goalkeeper 00 0(0) 00 0(1) 00 0(0) 00 0(0) 00 0(1)

Top scorers[edit]

P Player Position PL FAC LC UC Total
1 Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos Midlfielder 9 2 0 1 12
2 England Kevin Nolan Midfielder 9 0 0 2 11
3 England Kevin Davies Striker 7 1 0 0 8
4 Mexico Jared Borgetti Striker 2 1 2 2 7
5 Portugal Ricardo Vaz Tê Striker 3 1 1 1 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown named as new Derby manager". BBC Sport. 24 June 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Allardyce 'in frame for England'". BBC Sport. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2005-2006/faprem/bolton.htm