2006–07 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season

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Tottenham Hotspur
2006–07 season
Chairman Daniel Levy
Manager Martin Jol
FA Premier League 5th
FA Cup Quarter-finals
League Cup Semi-finals
UEFA Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Dimitar Berbatov (12)
All:
Dimitar Berbatov (23)
Highest home attendance 36,162 (vs. West Ham United, 22 October)
Lowest home attendance 34,154 (vs. Middlesbrough, 5 December)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

During the 2006–07 season, Tottenham Hotspur participated in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Expectations were high at the beginning of the season, after only a bout of food poisoning amongst the squad prevented Spurs from pipping arch-rivals Arsenal to fourth place in the Premiership and UEFA Champions League qualification at the end of the previous season. However, the season was marred by injuries, particularly in defense, with Ledley King, Paul Stalteri, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Young-Pyo Lee, Anthony Gardner, Jermaine Jenas, Steed Malbranque and Teemu Tainio all suffering long-term injuries, while Didier Zokora, Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Aaron Lennon all suffered short-term injuries during the season, causing Martin Jol to rarely have a settled first XI to pick for extended periods.

Tottenham's Premiership form in the first half of the season was erratic, although there was a famous home win over reigning champions Chelsea in November amongst the mire of mediocre results. Away form was poor during the first half of the season, but a vast improvement in the second half saw just two away losses from January to the end of the season, including one (narrow) defeat in their final six away games, against Chelsea, just 36 hours after playing a UEFA Cup tie in Spain. The improvement in Spurs' away form, good home performances and an excellent end to the season lifted Spurs into fifth position in the final table and UEFA Cup qualification for the second year running. Tottenham played attractive and effective football as Martin Jol made his mark on the squad, reaching the FA Cup quarter-final before losing 1-2 to Chelsea having drawn 3-3 away, and the League Cup semi-finals, where they were knocked out by Arsenal after drawing 2-2 at home and losing 3-1 away in extra time. In the UEFA Cup, Tottenham progressed to the quarter-finals, where they faced holders and eventual winners Sevilla in the quarter-finals, eliminated from the competition 4-3 on aggregate.

On 17 March 2007, Paul Robinson became only the third goalkeeper in Premiership history to score a goal, following his 80-yard lob in the 3-1 victory over Watford.

The highly effective Berbatov-Keane strike partnership was rewarded when they were named joint Player of the Month for April.

Premier League table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Manchester United 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
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 round
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 38 10 8 20 32 55 -23 38 Relegation to
Championship
19 Charlton Athletic 38 8 10 20 34 60 -26 34
20 Watford 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

Team kit[edit]

Tottenham's team kit for the 2006-07 season was produced by German company Puma. The main shirt sponsor was Mansion, an Internet gambling establishment.

Home kit
Away kit
European kit

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous club Cost
June 2006 Cameroon Benoit Assou-Ekotto France Lens £3,500,000
July 2006 Ivory Coast Didier Zokora France Saint-Étienne £8,600,000
July 2006 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Germany Bayer Leverkusen £10,900,000
July 2006 Czech Republic Tomas Pekhart Czech Republic Slavia Prague Free
July 2006 France Dorian Dervite France Lille Undisclosed
August 2006 Egypt Mido Italy Roma Undisclosed
August 2006 France Steed Malbranque England Fulham £2,000,000
August 2006 France Pascal Chimbonda England Wigan Athletic £4,500,000
January 2007 England Ben Alnwick England Sunderland Player exchange
January 2007 France Adel Taarabt France Lens Undisclosed
January 2007 Portugal Ricardo Rocha Portugal Benfica £3,200,000
Total
£32,700,000+

Out[edit]

Date Player New club Cost
June 2006 England Marcel McKie Released Contract expiry
June 2006 Morocco Noureddine Naybet Released Contract expiry
June 2006 Serbia and Montenegro Goran Bunjevčević Released Contract expiry
June 2006 Netherlands Mounir El Hamdaoui Netherlands Willem II Free
June 2006 England Dean Marney England Hull City Undisclosed
June 2006 Republic of Ireland Stephen Kelly England Birmingham City £750,000
June 2006 England Michael Carrick England Manchester United £18,600,000
August 2006 Republic of Ireland Andy Reid England Charlton Athletic £3,000,000
January 2007 Netherlands Edgar Davids Netherlands Ajax Free
January 2007 England Calum Davenport England West Ham United £3,000,000
January 2007 Hungary Márton Fülöp England Sunderland £500 000[1]
£25,850,000

Loaned out[edit]

Date Player Club Loan length
August 2006 England Wayne Routledge England Fulham Season
August 2006 Brazil Rodrigo Defendi Italy AS Roma Season
August 2006 Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates England Hull City Season
November 2006 England Charlie Lee England Millwall Eight months
January 2007 Switzerland Reto Ziegler Italy Sampdoria Six months
January 2007 England Robert Burch England Barnet Six months
March 2007 England Charlie Daniels England Chesterfield One month[2]

First-team squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Paul Robinson
2 France DF Pascal Chimbonda
3 South Korea DF Lee Young-Pyo
4 Ivory Coast MF Didier Zokora
6 Finland MF Teemu Tainio
7 Canada MF Paul Stalteri
8 England MF Jermaine Jenas
9 Bulgaria FW Dimitar Berbatov
10 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane
11 Egypt FW Mido
12 Czech Republic GK Radek Černý (on loan from SK Slavia Praha)
13 England MF Danny Murphy
14 Egypt MF Hossam Ghaly
15 France MF Steed Malbranque[3]
16 Switzerland DF Reto Ziegler
17 England GK Ben Alnwick
18 England FW Jermain Defoe
No. Position Player
19 France MF Adel Taarabt[4]
20 England DF Michael Dawson
22 England MF Tom Huddlestone
24 England MF Jamie O'Hara
25 England MF Aaron Lennon
26 England DF Ledley King (captain)
28 England FW Lee Barnard
29 England DF Philip Ifil
30 England DF Anthony Gardner
32 France DF Benoît Assou-Ekotto[5]
33 Portugal DF Ricardo Rocha
35 France DF Dorian Dervite
38 England MF Charlie Lee
39 England FW Andy Barcham
40 England GK Robert Burch
45 England FW Simon Dawkins

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
5 Netherlands MF Edgar Davids (to Ajax)
17 Hungary GK Márton Fülöp (to Sunderland)
No. Position Player
21 England MF Wayne Routledge (on loan to Fulham)
27 England DF Calum Davenport (to West Ham United)

Match results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
13 July 2006 Bordeaux A 1 – 2 Defoe Goal 35', McKenna Goal 87' N/A
14 July 2006 Nice A 0 – 1 BarnardGoal 43' N/A
18 July 2006 Celta Vigo A 0 – 2 Defoe Goal 50'52' N/A
22 July 2006 Birmingham City A 0 – 2 Berbatov Goal 12'14' N/A
25 July 2006 Stevenage Borough A 0 – 3 Defoe Goal 33'87', Berbatov Goal 81' N/A
30 July 2006 Inter Milan H 2 – 1 Tainio Goal 36'79' N/A
5 August 2006 Borussia Dortmund A 1 – 1 Berbatov Goal 43' N/A
12 August 2006 Real Sociedad H 2 – 1 Defoe Goal 27', Dawson Goal 61' N/A

Premier League[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result Spurs scorers Attendance
19 August 2006 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 0 22,899
22 August 2006 Sheffield United H 2 – 0 Berbatov Goal 7', Jenas Goal 17' 35287
26 August 2006 Everton H 0 – 2 35540
9 September 2006 Manchester United A 1 – 0 75453
17 September 2006 Fulham H 0 – 0 36131
23 September 2006 Liverpool A 3 – 0 44330
1 October 2006 Portsmouth H 2 – 1 Murphy Goal 2', Defoe Goal 35' 36063
14 October 2006 Aston Villa A 1 – 1 Ángel Goal 76' (o.g.) 42551
22 October 2006 West Ham United H 1 – 0 Mido Goal 45' 36162
28 October 2006 Watford A 0 – 0 19660
5 November 2006 Chelsea H 2 – 1 Dawson Goal 25', Lennon Goal 52' 36070
12 November 2006 Reading A 3 – 1 Keane Goal 24' 24110
19 November 2006 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 1 Defoe Goal 62' 18083
26 November 2006 Wigan Athletic H 3 – 1 Defoe Goal 43', Berbatov Goal 44', Lennon Goal 90' 35205
2 December 2006 Arsenal A 3 – 0 60115
5 December 2006 Middlesbrough H 2 – 1 Berbatov Goal 48', Keane Goal 84' 34154
9 December 2006 Charlton Athletic H 5 – 1 Berbatov Goal 31'66', Tainio Goal 33', Malbranque Goal 55', Defoe Goal 63' 35565
17 December 2006 Manchester City A 1 – 2 Davenport Goal 16', Huddlestone Goal 24' 39825
23 December 2006 Newcastle United A 3 – 1 Keane Goal 19' 52079
26 December 2006 Aston Villa H 2 – 1 Defoe Goal 58'77' 35293
30 December 2006 Liverpool H 0 – 1 36170
1 January 2007 Portsmouth A 1 – 1 Malbranque Goal 50' 20194
14 January 2007 Newcastle United H 2 – 3 Defoe Goal 14', Berbatov Goal 54' 35942
20 January 2007 Fulham A 1 – 1 Chimbonda Goal 88' 23580
4 February 2007 Manchester United H 0 – 4 36146
10 February 2007 Sheffield United A 2 – 1 Jenas Goal 2' 32144
21 February 2007 Everton A 1 – 2 Berbatov Goal 35', Jenas Goal 89' 34121
25 February 2007 Bolton Wanderers H 4 – 1 Keane Goal 11'22', Jenas Goal 19', Lennon Goal 90' 35747
4 March 2007 West Ham United A 3 – 4 Defoe Goal 51', Tainio Goal 63', Berbatov Goal 89', Stalteri Goal 90' 34966
17 March 2007 Watford H 3 – 1 Jenas Goal 41', Robinson Goal 63', Ghaly Goal 85' 36051
1 April 2007 Reading H 1 – 0 KeaneGoal 41' 36067
7 April 2007 Chelsea A 1 – 0 41864
15 April 2007 Wigan Athletic A 3 – 3 Berbatov Goal 4', Keane Goal 35'68' 16506
21 April 2007 Arsenal H 2 – 2 Keane Goal 30', Jenas Goal 90' 36050
28 April 2007 Middlesbrough A 2 – 3 Keane Goal 12'83', Berbatov Goal 47' 27861
7 May 2007 Charlton Athletic A 0 – 2 Berbatov Goal 7', Defoe Goal 90' 26339
10 May 2007 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 1 Defoe Goal 67' 35974
13 May 2007 Manchester City H 2 – 1 Keane Goal 10', Berbatov Goal 32' 35426

H/A = Home/Away;

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
3 7 January 2007 Cardiff City A 0 - 0 20,376
3R 17 January 2007 Cardiff City H 4 - 0 Lennon Goal 27', Keane Goal 30', Malbranque Goal 41', Defoe Goal 81' 27641
4 27 January 2007 Southend United H 3 - 1 Keane Goal 12', Jenas Goal 50', Mido Goal 76' 33,406
5 18 February 2007 Fulham A 0 - 4 Keane Goal 6' Goal 68', Berbatov Goal 77'90' 18655
QF 11 March 2007 Chelsea A 3 - 3 Berbatov Goal 5', Essien Goal 28' o.g., Ghaly Goal 36' 41517
QF R 19 March 2007 Chelsea H 1 - 2 Keane Goal 79' pen 35519

H/A = Home/Away;

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
3 25 October 2006 MK Dons A 0 - 5 Mido Goal 36'60', Defoe Goal 44'51', Keane Goal 90' 8306
4 8 November 2006 Port Vale H 3 - 1 Huddlestone Goal 80'99', Defoe Goal 107' 34560
QF 20 December 2006 Southend United H 1 - 0 Defoe Goal 115' 35811
SF L1 24 January 2007 Arsenal H 2 - 2 Berbatov Goal 12', Baptista Goal 21' o.g 35485
SF L2 31 January 2007 Arsenal A 1 - 3 Mido Goal 85' 55872

Eliminated

H/A = Home/Away;

UEFA Cup[edit]

First round and group stage[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
FR 14 September 2006 Slavia Prague A 0 - 1 Jenas Goal 37' 14869
FR 28 September 2006 Slavia Prague H 1 - 0 Keane Goal 80' 35191
B 19 October 2006 Beşiktaş A 0 - 2 Ghaly Goal 32', Berbatov Goal 63' 26800
B 2 November 2006 Club Brugge H 3 - 1 Berbatov Goal 63'63', Keane Goal 63' 35716
B 23 November 2006 Bayer Leverkusen A 0 - 1 Berbatov Goal 36' 22500
B 14 December 2006 Dinamo Bucharest H 3 - 1 Berbatov Goal 16', Defoe Goal 39'50' 34004

Group B final standings[edit]

Knockout rounds[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
L32 14 February 2007 Feyenoord A N/A Win by default
L16 8 March 2007 Sporting Braga A 2 - 3 Keane Goal 59'90', Malbranque Goal 72' 15000
L16 14 March 2007 Sporting Braga H 3 - 2 Berbatov Goal 28'42', Huddlestone Goal 76' 33761
QF L1 5 April 2007 Sevilla A 2 - 1 Keane Goal 2' 32000
QF L2 12 April 2007 Sevilla H 2 - 2 Defoe Goal 65', LennonGoal 67' 35384

Eliminated

H/A = Home/Away;

Player statistics[edit]

[6][7][8]

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Paul Robinson 38 1 4 0 3 0 9 0 54 1 1 0
2 DF France Pascal Chimbonda 33 1 4 0 2 0 10 0 49 1 8 0
3 DF South Korea Lee Young-Pyo 20+1 0 5 0 1 0 4 0 30+1 0 4 0
4 MF Ivory Coast Didier Zokora 26+5 0 5 0 2 0 9 0 42+5 0 5 1
5 MF Netherlands Edgar Davids 6+3 0 0 0 2+1 0 0+1 0 8+5 0 1 0
6 MF Finland Teemu Tainio 20+1 2 3+1 0 1 0 5+1 0 29+3 2 3 1
7 MF Canada Paul Stalteri 1+5 1 2+1 0 2 0 2+1 0 7+7 1 2 0
8 MF England Jermaine Jenas 24+1 6 2 1 1 0 6 1 33+1 8 8 0
9 FW Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov 30+3 12 4+1 3 1+2 1 8 7 43+6 23 3 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 18+9 11 4+1 5 1+2 1 8+1 5 31+13 22 4 1
11 FW Egypt Mido 7+5 1 2+1 1 2+2 3 2+2 0 13+10 5 4 0
12 GK Czech Republic Radek Cerny 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 1 0
13 MF England Danny Murphy 5+7 1 1 0 3 0 2+1 0 11+8 1 0 0
14 MF Egypt Hossam Ghaly 17+4 1 2+2 1 2+1 0 3+3 1 24+10 3 8 1
15 MF France Steed Malbranque 18+7 2 4+2 1 4 0 4+2 2 30+11 5 7 0
16 MF Switzerland Reto Ziegler 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 1+1 0 2+2 0 0 0
18 FW England Jermain Defoe 20+14 10 2+3 1 5 4 2+3 3 29+20 18 5 0
19 MF Morocco Adel Taarabt 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0
20 DF England Michael Dawson 37 1 6 0 4+1 0 10 0 57+1 1 8 0
22 MF England Tom Huddlestone 15+6 1 2+1 0 4+1 2 4+2 0 25+10 3 2 0
25 MF England Aaron Lennon 22+4 3 5+1 1 1+2 0 7+1 1 35+8 5 0 0
26 DF England Ledley King 21 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 27 0 1 0
27 DF England Calum Davenport 8+2 1 1 0 2 0 1+1 0 12+3 1 1 0
29 DF England Philip Ifil 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 DF England Anthony Gardner 6+2 0 2+2 0 3 0 1 0 12+4 0 3 0
32 DF Cameroon Benoit Assou-Ekotto 16 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 25 0 2 0
33 DF Portugal Ricardo Rocha 9 0 3 0 0+1 0 2 0 12+1 0 2 0
35 DF France Dorian Dervite 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
39 FW England Andy Barcham 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

P Player Position Premier League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total
1 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Forward 12 3 1 7 23
2 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Forward 11 5 1 5 22
3 England Jermain Defoe Forward 10 1 4 3 18
4 England Jermaine Jenas Midfielder 6 1 0 1 8
5 Egypt Mido Forward 1 1 3 0 5

Most appearances[edit]

P Player Position Premier League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total
1 England Michael Dawson Defender 37 6 4 10 57
2 England Paul Robinson Goalkeeper 38 4 3 9 54
3 France Pascal Chimbonda Defender 33 4 4 10 51
4 England Jermain Defoe Forward 33 5 5 5 48
5 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Forward 27 5 3 9 44

Starting 11[edit]

Considering a 4-4-2 formation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alnwick joins Spurs in swap move". BBC Sport. 2 January 2007. 
  2. ^ Spurs (2008-05-23). "Player transfers". Spurs. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Taarabt was born in Fes, Morocco, but grew up in France and has represented France at youth level. He would later opt to represent the country of his birth and make his full international debut for Morocco in February 2009.
  5. ^ Assou-Ekotto was born in Arras, France, but also qualified to represent Cameroon at international level and would make his full international debut for Cameroon in February 2009.
  6. ^ Spurs (2008-04-09). "First Team Players". Spurs. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  7. ^ Spurs Odyssey (2008-04-09). "2007-08 stats". Spurs Odyssey. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  8. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/tottenham-hotspur/tab/players/season/2007/comp/9

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