2006–07 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season
|FA Premier League||5th|
Dimitar Berbatov (12)
Dimitar Berbatov (23)
|Highest home attendance||36,162 (vs. West Ham United, 22 October)|
|Lowest home attendance||34,154 (vs. Middlesbrough, 5 December)|
During the 2006–07 season, Tottenham Hotspur participated in the FA Premier League.
- 1 Season summary
- 2 Premier League table
- 3 Team kit
- 4 Transfers
- 5 First-team squad
- 6 Match results
- 7 Player statistics
- 8 Squad statistics
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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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.
The highly effective Berbatov-Keane strike partnership was rewarded when they were named joint Player of the Month for April.
Premier League table
- As of end of 2006-07 season
|1||Manchester United||38||28||5||5||83||27||+56||89||Champions League
Third qualifying round
|5||Tottenham Hotspur||38||17||9||12||57||54||+3||60||UEFA Cup
|10||Blackburn Rovers||38||15||7||16||52||54||-2||52||Intertoto Cup
|15||West Ham United||38||12||5||21||35||59||-24||41|
|18||Sheffield United||38||10||8||20||32||55||-23||38||Relegation to
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
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.