2006–07 Celtic F.C. season

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Celtic
2006–07 season
Chairman Brian Quinn
Manager Gordon Strachan
Ground Celtic Park
Glasgow, Scotland
(Capacity: 60,355)
Scottish Premier League 1st
Scottish Cup Winners
Scottish League Cup Quarter-finals
Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (13)
All:
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (18)
Home colours

Celtic started season 2006-07 looking to retain the Scottish Premier League trophy and the Scottish League Cup. They also competed in the Scottish Cup, and entered the Champions League at the group stage. Such was the good form of Celtic and the lack of a clear rival in the early stages of the 2006–07 season, that bookmakers Paddy Power paid out on Celtic as the winners of the SPL on 6 November 2006, only 13 games into the season.[1] By mid-November Celtic were 11 points clear of their nearest challengers.

Having qualified automatically for the group stage of the Champions League, Celtic were drawn with Benfica, Copenhagen, and Manchester United. Although Celtic lost their 3 away games, a 100% record at home earned them qualification to the knockout stage for the first time since the group format was introduced in 1992–93. Their opponents in the last 16 were Milan. After both legs of the tie ended 0–0, Celtic's Champions League run was ended by a solitary Milan goal in extra-time by Kaká.

During the January 2007 transfer window Celtic signed Scotland internationals and former Hearts players Steven Pressley and Paul Hartley, full-back Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé from Rennes on loan and goalkeeper Mark Brown from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

On 22 April 2007 Celtic won their second consecutive league championship, and 40th overall. The title was secured by an injury-time free-kick from Shunsuke Nakamura in a 2–1 victory against Kilmarnock.[2] The result left Celtic 13 points clear of Rangers with four matches remaining. They finished the season 12 points above Rangers.

On 26 May 2007 Celtic won the Scottish Cup for a record 34th time after beating Dunfermline 1–0. The winner was scored by Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé in the 84th minute.

Results[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

*Celtic Lose the match 5-4 on penalties

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006-07 Scottish Cup

Players[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Player From Fee
Scotland Kenny Miller England Wolverhampton Wanderers Free
Scotland Gary Caldwell Scotland Hibernian Free
Czech Republic Jiří Jarošík England Chelsea £1,100,000
Netherlands Evander Sno Netherlands Feyenoord £80,000
Scotland Derek Riordan Scotland Hibernian £150,000
England Lee Naylor England Wolverhampton Wanderers £600,000
Netherlands Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink Netherlands PSV Eindhoven £3,400,000
Denmark Thomas Gravesen Spain Real Madrid £2,000,000
Scotland Steven Pressley Scotland Hearts Free
Scotland Mark Brown Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle £300,000
Cameroon Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé France Rennes Loan
Scotland Paul Hartley Scotland Hearts £1,100,000

Out: 2006-07 Season

Player To Fee
England Dion Dublin England Norwich City Free
Scotland Sandy Wood Scotland Forfar Free
Republic of Ireland Roy Keane Retired
Wales John Hartson England West Brom £500,000
Scotland Ross Harris Scotland Dundee Free
Scotland Mark Staunton England Charlton Athletic Undisclosed
Guinea Mohammed Camara England Derby County Free
Scotland Charlie Mulgrew England Wolverhampton Wanderers Swap
Bulgaria Stilian Petrov England Aston Villa £6,500,000
Slovakia Stanislav Varga England Sunderland £400,000
Scotland Ross Wallace England Sunderland £400,000
Canada Jacob Lensky Netherlands Feyenoord Undisclosed
Scotland Stephen Pearson England Derby County £750,000
Scotland Shaun Maloney England Aston Villa £1,100,000
Total income: Increase £7,830,000
Total spending: Decrease £9,650,000

Loans[edit]

Loaned out:

Player To Length
Scotland David Marshall England Norwich City January to end of season
Scotland Paul McGowan Scotland Morton January to end of season
Scotland Paul Lawson Scotland St. Johnstone January to end of season
Scotland Adam Virgo England Coventry City Season long
Scotland Rocco Quinn Scotland Kilmarnock Season long
Scotland Michael Gardyne Scotland Ross County Season long
Scotland Gary Irvine Scotland Ross County Season long
England Alan Thompson England Leeds United Season loan
Republic of Ireland Diarmuid O'Carroll Scotland Ross County Season loan
Republic of Ireland James O'Brien Scotland Dunfermline Athletic Season loan

Statistics[edit]

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europe
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Poland GK Artur Boruc 51 0 36 0 5 0 2 0 8 0
2 Scotland DF Paul Telfer 31 0 20+1 0 2 0 2 0 5+1 0
3 Guinea DF Mo Camara 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 England DF Lee Naylor 46 0 32 0 5 0 1 0 8 0
5 Scotland DF Gary Caldwell 28 0 20+1 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
6 Guinea DF Bobo Baldé[3] 10 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
7 Poland FW Maciej Żurawski 34 10 19+7 6 1 2 2 2 4+1 0
8 England MF Alan Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Scotland FW Kenny Miller 44 8 20+11 4 4 1 1 0 5+3 3
10 Netherlands FW Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink 30 18 17+4 13 4 4 1 0 4 1
11 Scotland MF Stephen Pearson 19 2 3+10 1 0 0 2 0 1+3 1
11 Scotland MF Paul Hartley 14 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
12 Scotland DF Mark Wilson 16 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
14 Scotland MF Derek Riordan 21 7 6+10 4 3 3 2 0 0 0
15 Netherlands MF Evander Sno 28 1 7+11 1 3 0 2 0 5 0
16 Denmark MF Thomas Gravesen 33 6 18+4 6 4 0 1 0 4+2 0
17 Scotland DF Steven Pressley 18 2 14 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
18 Northern Ireland MF Neil Lennon 44 0 30+1 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
19 Bulgaria MF Stilian Petrov 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Czech Republic MF Jiří Jarošík 34 5 18+7 4 2 0 1 0 3+3 1
21 Scotland GK Mark Brown 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Scotland GK David Marshall 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Slovakia DF Stanislav Varga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Cameroon DF Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé[4] 5 1 3+1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
25 Japan MF Shunsuke Nakamura 50 11 37 9 5 0 0 0 7+1 2
26 Republic of Ireland FW Cillian Sheridan 2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
29 Scotland FW Shaun Maloney 15 0 7+2 0 0 0 1 0 2+3 0
33 Scotland MF Ross Wallace 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Scotland MF Paul Lawson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 Scotland FW Craig Beattie 20 3 9+7 2 1 0 1 1 0+2 0
41 Scotland DF John Kennedy 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Scotland DF Stephen McManus 44 2 31 2 4 0 1 0 8 0
45 Republic of Ireland MF Jim O'Brien[5] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 Republic of Ireland MF Aiden McGeady[6] 46 5 22+12 5 4 0 2 0 5+1 0
47 Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 Republic of Ireland DF Darren O'Dea 21 3 9+5 2 3 1 1 0 2+1 0
49 Scotland DF Scott Cuthbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 Scotland DF Gary Irvine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 Scotland MF Nicky Riley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 Scotland DF Paul Caddis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
54 Scotland MF Ryan Conroy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 Iceland MF Teddy Bjarnason 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NB: Players with a zero in every column only appeared as unused substitutes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paddy Power pays out on Scottish Premier League title
  2. ^ Colin Moffat, Kilmarnock 1-2 Celtic, BBC Sport, 22 April 2007
  3. ^ Baldé was born in Marseille, France.
  4. ^ Perrier-Doumbé was born in Paris, France.
  5. ^ O'Brien was born in Alexandria, Scotland.
  6. ^ McGeady was born in Glasgow, Scotland.