2006–07 New Zealand Football Championship

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NZFC 2006-07
League New Zealand Football Championship
Sport Association football
Duration 2006-2007
Number of teams 8
NZFC season
Youth League
NZFC seasons

The 2006–07 New Zealand Football Championship began on 14 October 2006, and finished on 16 April 2007. Auckland City FC won the title, following up their wins in 2004/2005 and 2005/2006.

Format Revert[edit]

In the regular season, all teams played each other three times. The playoff stage was changed slightly (reverting to the old format used during the 2004 season), with the top three teams now going through to the playoffs (as opposed to the previous season's five).[1]

Team locations[edit]

Season 2006/2007 league table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Points
1 Waitakere United 21 15 2 4 47 23 +24 47*
2 YoungHeart Manawatu 21 14 3 4 58 30 +28 45
3 Auckland City 21 12 6 3 50 30 +20 42*
4 Canterbury United 21 9 4 8 33 30 +3 31
5 Team Wellington 21 7 6 8 37 34 +3 27
6 Hawke's Bay United 21 4 4 13 29 49 -20 16
7 Waikato FC 21 3 5 13 19 45 -26 14
8 Otago United 21 2 6 13 19 51 -32 12
  • The regular stage winners win "Premiership" and qualify for Round 2 of the playoffs.
  • The teams finished 2nd to 3rd qualify for Round 1 of the playoffs.
  • Auckland City had their 1-0 victory overturned, and was stripped of three competition points, for fielding an ineligible player in the NZFC match against Waitakere United on 29 October. Their winning goal scored during the match was also forfeited as a result. Waitakere was declared winner of the match and awarded three points accordingly.[2][3] Waitakere United took advantage of the ruling, and went on to qualify for the 2007 Oceania Champions League on 19 November, as the first round leader (after the opening 7 games) of the NZFC ladder.[4]

Playoffs[edit]

In the playoff system, the games are broken up into two rounds.

Elimination Final[edit]

The second place team plays the third place team to make the Grand Final.

Grand Final[edit]

The Premiers (i.e. winners of the regular stage), receive a bye straight to the Grand Final, where they face the winners from the Elimination Final.

The champions of the 2006–07 New Zealand Football Championship and the league runners-up, will go on to represent New Zealand in the OFC Champions League 2008

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Preceded by
2005-06
New Zealand Football Championship
2006-07
Succeeded by
2007-08