2006–07 Portsmouth F.C. season
Milan Mandarić (until September)
|FA Cup||Fourth round|
|League Cup||Third round|
|Top goalscorer||League: Kanu (10)
All: Kanu (12)
|Average home league attendance||19,878|
During the 2006–07 English football season, Portsmouth competed in the FA Premier League.
After several seasons of struggle in English football's top flight, Portsmouth enjoyed one of their best seasons in many years as they challenged for European qualification, ultimately falling short with a nonetheless creditable ninth place finish.
Final league table
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Manchester United (C)||38||28||5||5||83||27||+56||89||2007–08 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|3||Liverpool||38||20||8||10||57||27||+30||68||2007–08 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|5||Tottenham Hotspur||38||17||9||12||57||54||+3||60||2007–08 UEFA Cup First round 1|
|10||Blackburn Rovers||38||15||7||16||52||54||−2||52||2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round 2|
|15||West Ham United||38||12||5||21||35||59||−24||41|
|18||Sheffield United (R)||38||10||8||20||32||55||−23||38||Relegation to League Championship|
|19||Charlton Athletic (R)||38||8||10||20||34||60||−26||34|
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
For further information on European qualification see Premier League – Qualification for European competitions.
(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.
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
1. Since the finalists of the 2006–07 FA Cup (Manchester United and Chelsea) and the 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 6th- and 7th-placed Premier League teams.
2.The highest-placed team who applied for the Intertoto Cup and not in an automatic UEFA Cup spot was awarded with a place in that competition. Blackburn Rovers occupied the Intertoto place, because Portsmouth and Reading did not apply. 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.
|1 19 August 2006||Portsmouth||3–0||Blackburn Rovers||Portsmouth, Hampshire|
Kanu 62', 84'
|Report||Neill 27' 65'
|Stadium: Fratton Park
Referee: Alan Wiley
|2 23 August 2006||Manchester City||0–0||Portsmouth|
|3 28 August 2006||Middlesbrough||0–4||Portsmouth||Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire|
|Report||Kanu 7', 57'
|Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Referee: Chris Foy
|4 9 September 2006||Portsmouth||1–0||Wigan Athletic||Fratton Park|
|15:00||Benjani 49'||Hall 76'||Attendance: 19,508
|5 16 September 2006||Charlton Athletic||0–1||Portsmouth||The Valley|
|12:45||LuaLua 74'||Attendance: 26,130
Referee: Phil Dowd
|6 25 September 2006||Portsmouth||0–1||Bolton Wanderers||Portsmouth, Hampshire|
|20:00||||Nolan 22'||Stadium: Fratton Park
Referee: Uriah Rennie
Defoe 35' (pen.)
|8||Portsmouth||2–0||West Ham United|
|Gunnarsson 10' (o.g.)
|11 4 November 2006||Manchester United||3–0||Portsmouth||Trafford, Greater Manchester|
|15:00||Saha 3' (pen.)
|Report||Stadium: Old Trafford
Referee: Mike Dean
|Cole 74'||Knight 57'|
LuaLua 89' (pen.)
|14 26 November 2006||Newcastle United||1–0||Portsmouth||St James' Park|
|13:30||Sibierski 69'||Attendance: 48,743
Referee: Mark Halsey
|Taylor 52', 80' (pen.)||Barry 37' (pen.)
|18 16 December 2006||Arsenal||2–2||Portsmouth|
|Kozluk 48' (o.g.)
|20||West Ham United||1–2||Portsmouth|
|Sheringham 81'||Primus 16', 38'|
|Benjani 29'||Malbranque 50'|
|Quinn 22'||O'Neil 81'|
|Nonda 1', 25'
|29 3 March 2007||Portsmouth||0–2||Chelsea||Portsmouth|
|Stadium: Fratton Park
|31 31 March 2007||Fulham||1–1||Portsmouth||Craven Cottage|
|15:00||Pearce 90'||Kranjčar 4'||Attendance: 22,806
|32 7 April 2007||Portsmouth||2–1||Manchester United||Portsmouth, Hampshire|
Ferdinand 89' (o.g.)
|Report||O'Shea 90'||Stadium: Fratton Park
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
|33 9 April 2007||Watford||4–2||Portsmouth||Watford, Hertfordshire|
|Bouazza 28' (pen.), 73'
|Stadium: Vicarage Road
Referee: Lee Mason
|Emre 69' (pen.)|
|35 22 April 2007||Aston Villa||0–0||Portsmouth||Villa Park|
Referee: Martin Atkinson
|36 28 April 2007||Portsmouth||2–1||Liverpool||Portsmouth, Hampshire|
|Report||Hyypiä 59'||Stadium: Fratton Park
Referee: Peter Walton
|Arteta 59' (pen.)
|38 13 May 2007||Portsmouth||0–0||Arsenal||Portsmouth, Hampshire|
|15:00||Report||Stadium: Fratton Park
Referee: Graham Poll
Left club during season
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- Glen Johnson - Chelsea, season loan, 28 June
- Sol Campbell - Arsenal, free, 8 August
- David James - Manchester City, estimated £1,200,000, 11 August
- Nwankwo Kanu - West Bromwich Albion, 17 August
- Ognjen Koroman - Terek Grozny, loan, 22 August
- Andrew Cole - Manchester City, £500,000 rising to £1,000,000, 31 August
- Niko Kranjčar - Hajduk Split, undisclosed, 31 August
- Roudolphe Douala - Sporting Lisbon, season loan, 31 August
- Djimi Traoré - Charlton Athletic, undisclosed, 11 January
- Arnold Mvuemba - Rennes, season loan, 11 January
- Lauren - Arsenal, undisclosed, 18 January
- Manuel Fernandes - Benfica, loan
- David Thompson - Wigan Athletic, free, 2006
- Sander Westerveld - released (later joined Almería)
- Brian Priske - Club Brugge, 25 July
- Svetoslav Todorov - Wigan Athletic, season loan, 31 August
- David Thompson - Bolton Wanderers, nominal fee, 31 January
- Manuel Fernandes - Benfica, loan ended
- Grégory Vignal - Lens, free
- Andy Griffin - Stoke City, loan, September
- Andy Griffin - Stoke City, loan, 19 January
- Vincent Péricard - released (later joined Stoke City), 19 June
- Jhon Viáfara - Southampton, undisclosed (estimated £750,000), 4 August
- Aleksandar Rodić - released (later joined Litex Lovech)
- Aliou Cissé - released (later joined Sedan)
- Collins Mbesuma - Maritimo, season loan, July
- Emmanuel Olisadebe - contract terminated
- Andrea Guatelli - released
- Gary Silk - released (later joined Notts County
- Ivica Mornar - contract terminated, September
- Dean Kiely - Luton Town, month loan, 23 November
- Dean Kiely - West Bromwich Albion, undisclosed, 30 January
- James Keene - IF Elfsborg
- Spurs win may harm Rovers' Intertoto chances
- O'Brien was born in Harrogate, England, and has represented England at youth level, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his full international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2001.
- Traoré was born in Saint-Ouen, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
- Songo'o was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, but also qualified to represent France internationally and has represented them at youth level. However, he later chose to represent the country of his birth and made his full international debut for Cameroon in September 2008.
- Begović was born in Trebinje, SFR Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), but also qualified to represent Canada internationally and has represented Canada at youth level. However, he later chose to represent the country of his birth and made his full international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2009.
- Mvuemba was born in Alençon, France, but also qualified to represent the Democratic Republic of the Congo internationally and made his full international debut for the DR Congo in 2005.
- Kiely was born in Salford, England.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/4761825.stm, 11 May