2006–07 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
2006–07 season
Chairman Phil Gartside
Manager Sam Allardyce (until 29 April)
Sammy Lee (from 30 April)
Stadium Reebok Stadium
Premier League 7th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Nicolas Anelka (11)

Nicolas Anelka (12)
Highest home attendance 27,229 (vs. Manchester United, 28 October)
Lowest home attendance 21,088 (vs. Arsenal, 14 February)

2006–07 was Bolton Wanderers Football Club's eighth season in the Premier League, and their sixth consecutive season in the top division of English football and covers the period from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007. Their failure to win the Premier League title made it the 68th time that they have competed at the top level of English football without winning the title, the most of any club.

Premier League[edit]

Bolton overcame the previous season's disappointment of failing to qualify for Europe and finished in seventh, enough for UEFA Cup football. Bolton had spent much of the season challenging for a Champions League and had peaked as high as third, but for a club of Bolton's size and resources to be challenging at the top end of the table was something for Bolton supporters to be proud of.

Three games before the end of the season, manager Sam Allardyce announced his resignation as Bolton manager and was replaced by Sammy Lee for the final three games of the season.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
6 Everton 38 20 13 05 52 36 +16 73 UEFA Cup
1st Round
7 Bolton Wanderers 38 16 8 14 47 52 −5 56
8 Reading 38 16 7 15 52 47 +5 55

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Oman GK Ali Al Habsi
2 England DF Nicky Hunt
4 England MF Kevin Nolan (captain)
5 Ivory Coast DF Abdoulaye Méïté[2]
6 Wales MF Gary Speed
7 Greece MF Stelios Giannakopoulos
8 Spain MF Iván Campo
9 Denmark FW Henrik Pedersen
11 Jamaica MF Ricardo Gardner
12 England GK Ian Walker
14 England FW Kevin Davies
15 England MF David Thompson
16 Iran MF Andranik Teymourian
17 South Africa MF Quinton Fortune
20 Portugal FW Ricardo Vaz Tê
21 Senegal FW El Hadji Diouf
No. Position Player
22 Finland GK Jussi Jääskeläinen
23 Israel MF Idan Tal
24 Republic of Ireland MF Joey O'Brien
25 Senegal DF Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye
26 Israel DF Tal Ben Haim
27 Spain DF César
28 Slovakia DF Ľubomír Michalík
29 Slovakia FW Zoltán Harsányi
30 England GK Chris Howarth
37 England MF James Sinclair
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
41 Poland DF Jarosław Fojut
42 United States FW Johann Smith
44 Poland DF Błażej Augustyn
45 England DF Robert Sissons
46 Australia MF Scott Jamieson

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
18 Mexico FW Jared Borgetti (to Al-Ittihad)

Squad statistics[edit]