2006–07 Football League

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The Football League
Season 2006–07
Champions Sunderland
Promoted Sunderland
Birmingham City
Derby County
Relegated Boston United
Torquay United

The 2006–2007 season was the 108th completed season of the Football League.

The Football League was contested through three Divisions in England and Wales. The divisions were the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two. The winner and the runner up of the Championship were automatically promoted to the Premiership and they were joined by the winner of the Championship play-offs. The bottom two teams in League Two were relegated to the Conference Premier.

Promotion and Relegation from 2005–06[edit]

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Relegated from the Premier League[edit]

Final league tables and results[edit]

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website,[1] with home and away statistics separated. Play-off results are from the same website.

Football League Championship[edit]

Football League Championship
Season 2006–07
Champions Sunderland (5th second tier title)
Direct promotion to FA Premier League Sunderland,
Birmingham City
Promoted to FA Premier League through play-offs Derby County
Relegated Leeds United,
Luton Town,
Southend United
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1439 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Jamie Cureton (Colchester United), 23[2]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Sunderland 46 15 4 4 38 18 12 3 8 38 29 76 47 +29 88
2 Birmingham City 46 15 5 3 37 18 11 3 9 30 24 67 42 +25 86
3 Derby County 46 13 6 4 33 19 12 3 8 29 27 62 46 +16 84
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 14 4 5 51 24 8 6 9 30 31 81 55 +26 76
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 5 6 33 28 10 5 8 26 28 59 56 +3 76
6 Southampton 46 13 6 4 36 20 8 6 9 41 33 77 53 +24 75
7 Preston North End 46 15 4 4 38 17 7 4 12 26 36 64 53 +11 74
8 Stoke City 46 12 8 3 35 16 7 8 8 27 25 62 41 +21 73
9 Sheffield Wednesday 46 10 6 7 38 36 10 5 8 32 30 70 66 +4 71
10 Colchester United 46 15 4 4 46 19 5 5 13 24 37 70 56 +14 69
11 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 36 26 7 8 8 27 36 63 62 +1 67
12 Crystal Palace 46 12 3 8 33 22 6 8 9 26 29 59 51 +8 65
13 Cardiff City 46 11 7 5 33 18 6 6 11 24 35 57 53 +4 64
14 Ipswich Town 46 13 2 8 40 29 5 6 12 24 30 64 59 +5 62
15 Burnley 46 10 6 7 35 23 5 6 12 17 26 52 49 +3 57
16 Norwich City 46 10 5 8 29 25 6 4 13 27 46 56 71 –15 57
17 Coventry City 46 11 4 8 30 25 5 4 14 17 37 47 62 –15 56
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 9 6 8 31 29 5 5 13 23 39 54 68 –14 53
19 Leicester City 46 6 8 9 26 31 7 6 10 23 33 49 64 –15 53
20 Barnsley 46 9 4 10 27 29 6 1 16 26 56 53 85 –32 50
21 Hull City 46 8 3 12 33 32 5 7 11 18 35 51 67 –16 49
22 Southend United 46 6 6 11 29 38 4 6 13 18 42 47 80 –33 42
23 Luton Town 46 7 5 11 33 40 3 5 15 20 41 53 81 –28 40
24 Leeds United 46 10 4 9 27 30 3 3 17 19 42 46 72 –26 36 [notes 1]
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
  1. ^ Leeds United had 10 points deducted for entering financial administration.
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Championship play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals
1st leg – 12/13 May; 2nd leg – 15/16 May 2007
Final at Wembley Stadium
28 May 2007
                     
3rd  Derby County (pen.) 2 2 4 (4)  
6th  Southampton 1 3 4 (3)  
    3rd  Derby County 1
  4th  West Bromwich Albion 0
4th  West Bromwich Albion 3 1 4
5th  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 0 2  

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Championship Topscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Jamie Cureton Colchester United 23
2 England Michael Chopra Cardiff City 22
3 Senegal Diomansy Kamara West Bromwich Albion 21
4 Wales Robert Earnshaw Norwich City 19
5 Scotland Chris Iwelumo Colchester United 18
= Poland Grzegorz Rasiak Southampton 18
7 England Steve Howard Derby County 16
= Republic of Ireland Alan Lee Ipswich Town 16
= England Kevin Phillips West Bromwich Albion 16
10 England David Nugent Preston North End 15

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Football League One[edit]

Football League One
Season 2006–07
Champions Scunthorpe United (1st third tier title)
Direct promotion Scunthorpe United,
Bristol City
Promoted through play-offs Blackpool
Relegated Bradford City,
Brentford,
Chesterfield,
Rotherham United
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1386 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Billy Sharp (Scunthorpe United), 30[2]
Highest scoring Swansea city 3–6 Blackpool (5 May 2007)
Longest winning run

7 matches (Blackpool: 31 March – 5 May 2007);

Scunthorpe United (27 January – 3 March 2007)
Longest unbeaten run 19 matches (Scunthorpe: 22 December 2006 – 5 May 2007)
Longest losing run 5 matches (Brentford: 28 October – 5 December 2006 and 21 March – 21 April 2007)
Highest attendance 27,875 (Nottingham Forest 1–1 Rotherham United; 9 April 2007)
Lowest attendance 3,341 (Chesterfield 0–0 Northampton Town; 6 December 2006)
Average attendance 7,490
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Scunthorpe United 46 15 6 2 40 17 11 7 5 33 18 73 35 +38 91
2 Bristol City 46 15 5 3 35 20 10 5 8 28 19 63 39 +24 85
3 Blackpool 46 12 6 5 40 25 12 5 6 36 24 76 49 +27 83
4 Nottingham Forest 46 14 5 4 37 17 9 8 6 28 24 65 41 +24 82
5 Yeovil Town 46 14 3 6 22 12 9 7 7 33 27 55 39 +16 79
6 Oldham Athletic 46 13 4 6 36 18 8 8 7 33 29 69 47 +22 75
7 Swansea City 46 12 6 5 36 20 8 6 9 33 33 69 53 +16 72
8 Carlisle United 46 12 5 6 35 24 7 6 10 19 31 54 55 –1 68
9 Tranmere Rovers 46 13 5 5 33 22 5 8 10 25 31 58 53 +5 67
10 Millwall 46 11 8 4 33 19 8 1 14 26 43 59 62 –3 66
11 Doncaster Rovers 46 8 10 5 30 23 8 5 10 22 24 52 47 +5 63
12 Port Vale 46 12 3 8 35 26 6 3 14 29 39 64 65 –1 60
13 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 4 8 39 38 6 5 12 27 34 66 72 –6 60
14 Northampton Town 46 8 5 10 27 28 7 9 7 21 23 48 51 –3 59
15 Huddersfield Town 46 9 8 6 37 33 5 9 9 23 36 60 69 –9 59
16 Gillingham 46 14 2 7 29 24 3 6 14 27 53 56 77 –21 59
17 Cheltenham Town 46 8 6 9 25 27 7 3 13 24 34 49 61 –12 54
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 5 7 11 23 34 9 4 10 26 24 49 58 –9 53
19 Bournemouth 46 10 5 8 28 27 3 8 12 22 37 50 64 –14 52
20 Leyton Orient 46 6 10 7 30 32 6 5 12 31 45 61 77 –16 51
21 Chesterfield 46 9 5 9 29 22 3 6 14 16 31 45 53 –8 47
22 Bradford City 46 5 9 9 27 31 6 5 12 20 34 47 65 –18 47
23 Rotherham United 46 8 4 11 37 39 5 5 13 21 36 58 75 –17 38 [notes2 1]
24 Brentford 46 5 8 10 24 41 3 5 15 16 38 40 79 –39 37
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
  1. ^ Rotherham United had 10 points deducted for entering financial administration.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated

League One play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals
1st leg – 11/13 May; 2nd leg – 18/19 May 2007
Final at Wembley Stadium, London[4]
27 May 2007
                     
3rd  Blackpool 2 3 5  
6th  Oldham Athletic 1 1 2  
    3rd  Blackpool 2
  5th  Yeovil Town 0
4th  Nottingham Forest 2 2 4
5th  Yeovil Town (a.e.t.) 0 5 5  

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League One Topscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Billy Sharp Scunthorpe United 30
2 England Leon Constantine Port Vale 22
3 England Chris Porter Oldham 21
4 England Lee Trundle Swansea City 19
5 England Chris Greenacre Tranmere Rovers 17
= England Luke Varney Crewe Alexandra 17
7 Jamaica Darren Byfield Millwall 16
= England Nicky Maynard Crewe Alexandra 16
= England Andy Morrell Blackpool 16
10 England Luke Beckett Huddersfield Town 15
= England Will Hoskins Rotherham United 15

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League One results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BLP BOU BRA BRE BHA BRI CRL CHL CHF CRE DON GIL HUD LEY MIL NOR NOT OLD PTV ROT SCU SWA TRA YEO
Blackpool 2–0 4–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 4–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–1
Bournemouth 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2
Bradford City 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–2
Brentford 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–4 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–4 0–1 2–4 2–2 4–3 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–3 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–2 1–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–3
Bristol City 2–4 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0
Carlisle United 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 5–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–4
Cheltenham Town 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2
Chesterfield 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 5–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 0–2 1–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–2 2–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–1 5–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 4–3 2–0 0–4 1–0 2–2 1–4 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–3
Doncaster Rovers 0–0 1–1 3–3 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–2 0–0 0–0
Gillingham 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–3 3–2 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–2
Huddersfield Town 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–2 3–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–3
Leyton Orient 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–3 2–2 0–1 3–1 0–0
Millwall 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–0 2–5 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1
Northampton Town 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–3 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–1
Nottingham Forest 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 5–1 1–3 3–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–0
Oldham Athletic 0–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 4–1 1–1 3–3 1–2 3–0 5–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Port Vale 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–3 0–0 0–2 2–3 4–2
Rotherham United 1–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 0–1 5–1 0–0 3–2 2–3 2–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–5 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–2
Scunthorpe United 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0
Swansea City 3–6 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 5–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1
Tranmere Rovers 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 2–1
Yeovil Town 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–2

Updated to games played on 5 May 2007.
Source: English Football
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Football League Two[edit]

Football League Two
Season 2006–07
Champions Walsall (2nd fourth tier title)
Direct promotion Walsall,
Hartlepool United,
Swindon Town
Promoted through play-offs Bristol Rovers
Relegated to Conference Boston United,
Torquay United
New club in the league Accrington Stanley,
Hereford United
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1372 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Richard Barker (Hartlepool United), 21
Izale McLeod (Milton Keynes Dons), 21[2]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Walsall 46 16 4 3 39 13 9 10 4 27 21 66 34 +32 89
2 Hartlepool United 46 14 5 4 34 17 12 5 6 31 23 65 40 +25 88
3 Swindon Town 46 15 4 4 34 17 10 6 7 24 21 58 38 +20 85
4 Milton Keynes Dons 46 14 4 5 41 26 11 5 7 35 32 76 58 +18 84
5 Lincoln City 46 12 4 7 36 28 9 7 7 34 31 70 59 +11 74
6 Bristol Rovers 46 13 5 5 27 14 7 7 9 22 28 49 42 +7 72
7 Shrewsbury 46 11 7 5 38 23 7 10 6 30 23 68 46 +22 71
8 Stockport County 46 14 4 5 41 25 7 4 12 24 29 65 54 +11 71
9 Rochdale 46 9 6 8 33 20 9 6 8 37 30 70 50 +20 66
10 Peterborough United 46 10 6 7 48 36 8 5 10 22 25 70 61 +9 65
11 Darlington 46 10 6 7 28 30 7 8 8 24 26 52 56 –4 65
12 Wycombe Wanderers 46 8 11 4 23 14 8 3 12 29 33 52 47 +5 62
13 Notts County 46 8 6 9 29 25 8 8 7 26 28 55 53 +2 62
14 Barnet 46 12 5 6 35 30 4 6 13 20 40 55 70 –15 59
15 Grimsby Town 46 11 4 8 33 32 6 4 13 24 41 57 73 –16 59
16 Hereford United 46 9 7 7 23 17 5 6 12 22 36 45 53 –8 55
17 Mansfield Town 46 10 4 9 38 31 4 8 11 20 32 58 63 –5 54
18 Chester City 46 7 9 7 23 23 6 5 12 17 25 40 48 –8 53
19 Wrexham 46 8 8 7 23 21 5 4 14 20 44 43 65 –22 51
20 Accrington Stanley 46 10 6 7 42 33 3 5 15 28 48 70 81 –11 50
21 Bury 46 4 7 12 22 35 9 4 10 24 26 46 61 –15 50
22 Macclesfield Town 46 8 7 8 36 34 4 5 14 19 43 55 77 –22 48
23 Boston United 46 9 5 9 29 32 3 5 15 22 48 51 80 –29 36 [notes3 1]
24 Torquay United 46 5 8 10 19 22 2 6 15 17 41 36 63 –27 35
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
  1. ^ Boston United had 10 points deducted for entering a Company Voluntary Arrangement. They were relegated directly to the Conference North for not paying their footballing creditors.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
New club in the league
Relegated to Conference

League Two play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals
1st leg – 12/14 May; 2nd leg – 17/18 May 2007
Final at Wembley Stadium
26 May 2007
                     
4th  Milton Keynes Dons 0 1 1  
7th  Shrewsbury 0 2 2  
    6th  Bristol Rovers 3
  7th  Shrewsbury 1
5th  Lincoln City 1 3 4
6th  Bristol Rovers 2 5 7  

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League Two Topscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Richard Barker Mansfield Town
Hartlepool United
21
= England Izale McLeod Milton Keynes Dons 21
3 England Glenn Murray Stockport / Rochdale 19
4 England Jamie Forrester Lincoln City 18
= England Clive Platt Milton Keynes Dons 18
6 England Chris Dagnall Rochdale 17
= Wales Jermaine Easter Wycombe Wanderers 17
8 England Anthony Elding Boston United
Stockport County
16
9 England Jason Lee Notts County 15
= England Mark Stallard Lincoln City 15

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "England 2006–07". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  3. ^ soccernet.espn.go.com
  4. ^ Ornstein, David (27 May 2007). "League One play-off final: Yeovil 0 – 2 Blackpool". The Guardian (London). 
  5. ^ soccernet.espn.go.com
  6. ^ soccernet.espn.go.com

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