2006–07 Football League Championship

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Football League Championship
Season 2006–07
Champions Sunderland (5th second tier title)
Direct promotion to Premier League Sunderland,
Birmingham City
Promoted to 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[1]

The 2006–07 Football League Championship was the third season of the league under its current title and fifteenth season under its current league division format.

The Football League is contested through three Divisions. The top divisions of these is the League Championship. The winner and the runner up of the League Championship will be automatically promoted to the Premiership and they will be joined by the winner of the League Championship playoff. The bottom three teams in the Championship will be relegated to the second division, League One.

Sunderland finished top of the league with 88 points, closely followed by Birmingham City who had 86 points.[2] Derby County were promoted through the play-offs. Southend United, Luton Town and Leeds United were relegated.

Changes from last (2005–06) season[edit]

From Championship[edit]

Promoted to Premier League

Relegated to League One

To Championship[edit]

Relegated from Premier League

Promoted from League One

Stadia and locations[edit]

League table[edit]

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

Top scorers[edit]

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

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Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
6th Southampton 4–4 (3–4 pens) Derby County 3rd 1–2 3–2 aet
5th Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–4 West Bromwich Albion 4th 2–3 0–1
Final
28 May 2007
Derby County 1–0 West Bromwich Albion
Pearson Goal 61' (Details)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 74,993
Referee: Graham Poll

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Luton 0–5 Sunderland". BBC Sport. 6 May 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ soccernet.espn.go.com