2006–07 Irish Premier League

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Irish Premier League
Season 2006–07
Champions Linfield
47th Irish title
Relegated Loughgall
UEFA Champions League Linfield
UEFA Cup Dungannon Swifts
Glentoran
UEFA Intertoto Cup Cliftonville
Matches played 240

The 2006–07 Irish Premier League was the fourth season of Northern Ireland's national football league in this format since its inception in 2003, and the 106th season of Irish league football overall.

The season began on 23 September 2006, and ended on 28 April 2007. Linfield was the defending champion, and successfully defended the title by 8 points to become champions for the 47th time. Loughgall was relegated after finishing bottom of the table, while Glenavon survived after beating Bangor 4–2 on penalties in the promotion play-off following a 1–1 draw on aggregate after extra time in the second leg.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Linfield (C) 30 21 8 1 73 19 +54 71 2007–08 UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round
2 Glentoran 30 20 3 7 76 33 +43 63 2007–08 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round
3 Cliftonville 30 18 7 5 47 26 +21 61 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup First Round
4 Portadown 30 17 7 6 49 26 +23 58
5 Lisburn Distillery 30 14 6 10 50 39 +11 48
6 Crusaders 30 14 5 11 50 42 +8 47
7 Coleraine 30 13 6 11 55 50 +5 45
8 Dungannon Swifts 30 13 5 12 41 41 0 44 2007–08 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round 1
9 Ballymena United 30 12 7 11 46 40 +6 43
10 Limavady United 30 10 5 15 39 54 −15 35
11 Armagh City 30 11 2 17 42 68 −26 35
12 Newry City 30 8 7 15 39 52 −13 31
13 Donegal Celtic 30 6 9 15 33 51 −18 27
14 Larne 30 7 5 18 33 60 −27 26
15 Glenavon (O) 30 5 10 15 40 58 −18 25 Promotion/relegation play-off
16 Loughgall (R) 30 1 8 21 23 77 −54 11 Relegation to 2007–08 Intermediate League First Division

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Since 2006–07 Irish Cup winners Linfield had qualified for the Champions League, Dungannon Swifts qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup as Irish Cup runners-up.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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