2006–07 Luxembourg National Division

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The 2006-07 season of Luxembourg's National Division ran from 5 August 2006 to 30 May 2007. F91 Dudelange continued their domination of the National Division by winning their third league title in a row; Dudelange also won the Luxembourg Cup to complete the Double.

Teams[edit]

Locations of participating teams across Luxembourg.

The National Division was expanded from the 2005-06 season's complement of twelve teams to fourteen. Those fourteen clubs were:

Club Town 2005-06 Season
FC Differdange 03 Differdange Division of Honour, 1st
F91 Dudelange Dudelange 1st
FC Etzella Ettelbruck Ettelbruck 3rd
CS Grevenmacher Grevenmacher 4th
Jeunesse Esch Esch-sur-Alzette 2nd
UN Käerjeng 97 Bascharage 6th
FC Mamer 32 Mamer Division of Honour, 4th
FC Mondercange Mondercange Division of Honour, 3rd
CS Pétange Pétange 8th
FC Progrès Niedercorn Niederkorn Division of Honour, 2nd
Racing FC Union Luxembourg Luxembourg City 7th
FC Swift Hesperange Hesperange 9th
FC Victoria Rosport Rosport 10th
FC Wiltz 71 Wiltz 5th

Format[edit]

Unlike in previous seasons, when a more complicated system was used, the 2006-07 season involved only a round-robin amongst the fourteen teams. Thus, each team played 26 games over the course of the calendar.

European qualification[edit]

Luxembourg was assigned one spot in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, for the league champions; it was also assigned two spots in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup, for the runners-up and the Luxembourg Cup winners. However, as F91 Dudelange won both the National Division and the Luxembourg Cup (as they had in 2005-06), the UEFA Cup spot for the Luxembourg Cup winners went to the losing finalists, UN Käerjeng 97.

Pre-season predictions[edit]

At the beginning of the season, F91 Dudelange were widely predicted to successfully defend their title.[1] Dudelange strengthened their first-team squad by signing Thierry Joly and Alexandre Lecomte, whilst also holding on to most of their existing players. By comparison, Jeunesse Esch and Etzella Ettelbruck, Dudelange's closest challengers in 2005-06, have lost key players; Jeunesse captain Manuel Cardoni became player-manager of US Rumelange, whilst Etzella lost Patrick Grettnich to retirement, and both Luc Mischo and Marc Reuter to Racing FC Union Luxembourg.

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 F91 Dudelange 26 21 2 3 71 20 +51 65
2 FC Etzella Ettelbruck 26 16 4 6 60 30 +30 52
3 FC Differdange 03 26 14 6 6 71 41 +30 48
4 Racing FC Union Luxembourg 26 11 8 7 52 35 +17 41
5 FC Swift Hesperange 26 11 8 7 40 28 +12 41
6 CS Grevenmacher 26 11 8 7 43 34 +9 41
7 FC Progrès Niedercorn 26 10 5 11 53 61 -8 35
8 UN Käerjeng 97 26 10 4 12 32 40 -8 34
9 Jeunesse Esch 26 9 5 12 29 34 -5 32
10 CS Pétange 26 8 8 10 29 38 -9 32
11 FC Wiltz 71 26 9 4 13 31 38 -7 31
12 FC Victoria Rosport 26 7 6 13 28 47 -19 27
13 FC Mondercange 26 4 6 16 23 59 -36 18
14 FC Mamer 32 26 1 6 19 19 71 -52 9
UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round
UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round
UEFA Intertoto Cup First Round
Relegation play-off
Relegation

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Relegation play-off[edit]

National Division Score Division of Honour Date Venue
FC Victoria Rosport 2-0 CS Fola Esch 30 May 2007 Stade Alphonse Theis, Hesperange

As a result of their victory, FC Victoria Rosport remained in the National Division for the 2007-08 season.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Daniel Da Mota Luxembourg FC Etzella Ettelbruck 24
2 Pierre Piskor France FC Differdange 03 23
3 Joris Di Gregorio France F91 Dudelange 21
=4 Yannick Bianchini Luxembourg Racing FC Union Luxembourg 16
=4 Didier Chaillou France Progrès Niedercorn 16
=4 Soriba Camara Luxembourg Progrès Niedercorn 16
7 Marcel Christophe Luxembourg FC Differdange 03 15
8 Aldino Medina Cape Verde FC Swift Hesperange 14
9 Sergio Pupovac France Racing FC Union Luxembourg 13
=10 Sully Bilon Luxembourg Progrès Niedercorn 12
=10 Rudy Marchal France Jeunesse Esch 12

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Berens, André (26 July 2006). "Dudelange still the team to beat". UEFA. Retrieved 2006-08-02.