2006–07 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham F.C.
2006–07
League FA Premier League
Manager Chris Coleman
Lawrie Sanchez (caretaker)
League position 16th
Top goalscorer League:
Brian McBride (9)
All:
Brian McBride (12)
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Second round
Highest home attendance 24,554 (vs. Liverpool, 5 May 2007)
Lowest home attendance 6,620 (vs. Wycombe Wanderers, 20 September 2006)
Previous season 2005–06
Next season 2007–08

The 2006–07 season was Fulham's sixth consecutive season in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Fulham started the season well and looked to be challenging for a mid-table place at least, but a slump towards the end of the season, with one win in 18 games,[1] saw Fulham sucked into the relegation battle. Manager Chris Coleman paid for the club's poor form with his job in April. His replacement, Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez, did little to stop the rot, but managed to secure Fulham's Premiership status with a 1–0 win over a Liverpool side preparing for the Champions League final, with January signing Clint Dempsey scored the crucial goal. At the end of the season, Sanchez was rewarded for his efforts with a three-year contract, which necessitated his resignation as Northern Ireland manager.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
2 Germany DF Moritz Volz
3 United States DF Carlos Bocanegra
4 France DF Franck Queudrue
5 France DF Philippe Christanval
6 England DF Zat Knight
7 England MF Liam Rosenior
8 England MF Michael Brown
9 Iceland FW Heiðar Helguson
10 Sweden FW Björn Runström
12 Czech Republic GK Jan Laštůvka (on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
13 Canada FW Tomasz Radzinski[3]
14 Senegal MF Papa Bouba Diop
15 Netherlands FW Collins John
No. Position Player
16 Denmark MF Claus Jensen
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Gabriel Zakuani
19 England DF Ian Pearce
20 United States FW Brian McBride (captain)
21 England MF Jimmy Bullard
22 England MF Wayne Routledge (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
23 United States MF Clint Dempsey
25 Wales MF Simon Davies
29 Finland GK Antti Niemi
32 England DF Elliott Omozusi
36 England DF Matthew Briggs
37 Russia MF Alexey Smertin

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
France MF Sylvain Legwinski (to Ipswich Town)
France MF Steed Malbranque[4] (to Tottenham Hotspur)
11 Portugal FW Luis Boa Morte (to West Ham United)
11 Italy FW Vincenzo Montella (loan return to Roma)
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Gabriel Zakuani (on loan to Stoke City)
No. Position Player
23 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Timlin[5] (on loan to Swindon Town)
25 Denmark DF Niclas Jensen (to FC København)
30 Trinidad and Tobago GK Tony Warner[6] (on loan to Leeds United and Norwich City)
31 Portugal GK Ricardo Batista (on loan to Wycombe Wanderers)
32 Czech Republic GK Jaroslav Drobný (released)

Reserve squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Mark Crossley[7]
17 New Zealand MF Simon Elliott
24 Wales MF Mark Pembridge
26 Wales MF Matthew Collins
27 Australia MF Ahmad Elrich
28 England MF Robert Milsom
31 Portugal GK Ricardo Batista
England GK Corrin Brooks-Meade
No. Position Player
England DF Kasali Yinka Casal
England DF TJ Moncur
England DF Adam Watts
England MF Wayne Brown
New Zealand MF Chris James
France FW Ismael Ehui
Ghana FW Bradley Hudson-Odoi

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[8][9]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
8 May 2006[10] MF England Jimmy Bullard England Wigan Athletic £2,500,000
11 July 2006[11] DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabriel Zakuani England Leyton Orient Undisclosed
12 July 2006[12] FW Sweden Björn Runström Sweden Hammarby Undisclosed
27 July 2006[13] DF France Franck Queudrue England Middlesbrough Undisclosed
31 August 2006 MF England Wayne Routledge England Tottenham Hotspur Season-long loan
31 August 2006 GK Czech Republic Jan Laštůvka Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk Season-long loan
4 January 2007 FW Italy Vincenzo Montella Italy Roma Loan
10 January 2007 MF United States Clint Dempsey United States New England Revolution £1,500,000
24 January 2007 MF Wales Simon Davies England Everton Undisclosed
27 January 2007 MF Russia Alexey Smertin Russia Dynamo Moscow Free

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
5 January 2007 FW Portugal Luis Boa Morte England West Ham United £5,000,000
11 January 2007 DF Denmark Niclas Jensen Denmark København Free

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Manager (Aug-Apr) Wales Chris Coleman
Manager (Apr-May) Northern Ireland Lawrie Sanchez
Assistant manager Scotland Steve Kean
Goalkeeping coach England Dave Beasant
Head of Youth Development England John Murtough

Source: Fulham FC

Other information[edit]

Chairman Egypt Mohamed Al Fayed
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Craven Cottage (26,600 / 112x72 yards)

Source: Fulham article on 15 August 2007

Premier League[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Comments
1
Manchester United (C)
38
28
5
5
83
27
+56
89
Champions League
Group Stage
2
Chelsea
38
24
11
3
64
24
+40
83
3
Liverpool
38
20
8
10
57
27
+30
68
Champions League
Third qualifying round
4
Arsenal
38
19
11
8
63
35
+28
68
5
Tottenham Hotspur
38
17
9
12
57
54
+3
60
UEFA Cup
First round
1
6
Everton
38
15
13
10
52
36
+16
58
7
Bolton Wanderers
38
16
8
14
47
52
-5
56
8
Reading
38
16
7
15
52
47
+5
55
9
Portsmouth
38
14
12
12
45
42
+3
54
10
Blackburn Rovers
38
15
7
16
52
54
-2
52
Intertoto Cup Third Round2
11
Aston Villa
38
11
17
10
43
41
+2
50
12
Middlesbrough
38
12
10
16
44
49
-5
46
13
Newcastle United
38
11
10
17
38
47
-9
43
14
Manchester City
38
11
9
18
29
44
-15
42
15
West Ham United
38
12
5
21
35
59
-24
41
16
Fulham
38
8
15
15
38
60
-22
39
17
Wigan Athletic
38
10
8
20
37
59
-22
38
18
Sheffield United (R)
38
10
8
20
32
55
-23
38
Relegation to
Championship
19
Charlton Athletic (R)
38
8
10
20
34
60
-26
34
20
Watford (R)
38
5
13
20
29
59
-30
28

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
C = Champions; R = Relegated

1. Since the finalists of the 2006–07 FA Cup (Manchester United and Chelsea) and the 2006–07 League Cup winners (Chelsea) had already qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League through their Premier League positions, their 2007–08 UEFA Cup places were given to the sixth- and seventh- placed Premier League teams.

2.The highest-placed team who applied for the Intertoto Cup and not in an automatic UEFA Cup spot will be awarded with a place in that competition. Blackburn Rovers occupy the Intertoto place, because Portsmouth and Reading did not apply.[14] A further place in the UEFA Cup was up for grabs via the Premiership Fair Play League. The winner is placed into a draw with the winners of Fair Play leagues in other countries. The representatives from the two countries that come out of the hat first are given a place in the UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round. Since the winners of the Premiership Fair Play League, Tottenham Hotspur, had already qualified for the UEFA Cup by virtue of their league position, their place in the Fair Play draw was given to Aston Villa. However, the places in the UEFA Cup were awarded to the representatives from Finland and Norway.

For further information on European qualification see Premier League - Competition.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 8 15 15 38 60 −22 39 7 7 5 18 18 0 1 8 10 20 42 −22

Last updated: 13 May 2007.
Source: Barclays Premier League

Results by round[edit]

Matches[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

Goalscoring statistics for 2006–07.

Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
United States Brian McBride 9 3 0 12
United States Carlos Bocanegra 5 0 0 5
Italy Vincenzo Montella 2 3 0 5
Iceland Heiðar Helguson 3 0 1 4
Canada Tomasz Radzinski 2 1 0 3
Germany Moritz Volz 2 1 0 3
England Jimmy Bullard 2 0 0 2
Wales Simon Davies 2 0 0 2
Denmark Claus Jensen 2 0 0 2
England Zat Knight 2 0 0 2
France Philippe Christanval 1 0 0 1
United States Clint Dempsey 1 0 0 1
Netherlands Collins John 1 0 0 1
France Franck Queudrue 1 0 0 1
England Ian Pearce 1 0 0 1
England Wayne Routledge 0 1 0 1
Own goals 2 0 0 2
Total 38 9 1 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/fulham/2006-2007
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2006-2007/faprem/fulham.htm
  3. ^ Radzinski was born in Poznań, Poland, but qualified to represent Canada internationally and made his international debut for Canada in June 1995.
  4. ^ Malbranque was born in Mouscron, Belgium, but has represented France at U-21 level and has been called up for the senior squad, although he has not been capped.
  5. ^ Timlin was born in Peckham, England, but also qualified to represent Ireland internationally and has played for them at U-21 level.
  6. ^ Warner was born in Liverpool, England, but also qualified to represent Trinidad & Tobago internationally and made his international debut for Trinidad & Tobago in February 2006.
  7. ^ Crossley was born in Barnsley, England, and has represented England at level, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1997.
  8. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/fulham/tab/players/season/2007
  9. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/team/Fulham/FA_Premier_League_2006-2007/Fixture/
  10. ^ "Bullard to make £2.5m Fulham move". BBC Sport. 28 April 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Fulham swoop for Orient's Zakuani". BBC Sport. 11 July 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Coleman recruits striker Runstrom". BBC Sport. 12 July 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Fulham complete Queudrue signing". BBC Sport. 27 July 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Spurs win may harm Rovers' Intertoto chances

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