2006–07 Ekstraklasa

The 2006–07 Ekstraklasa started on 28 July 2006 and finished on 26 May 2007. Zagłębie Lubin were crowned champions.

Ekstraklasa
Season2006–07
ChampionsZagłębie Lubin
(2nd title)
RelegatedWisła Płock
Pogoń Szczecin
Arka Gdynia
Górnik Łęczna
Champions LeagueZagłębie Lubin
(2nd qualifying round)
UEFA CupGKS Bełchatów
(1st qualifying round)
Dyskobolia
(1st qualifying round)
Intertoto CupLegia Warsaw (1st round)
Matches played240
Goals scored621 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerPiotr Reiss (15 goals)
Highest attendance26,000[1]
Lech 3–1 Legia
(19 May 2007)
Total attendance1,609,680
Average attendance6,707 Increase21.5%[2]

For the second time league was sponsored by cell phone operator Orange Polska and official name for championship was Orange Ekstraklasa 2006–07.

CorruptionEdit

On 12 April 2007 PZPN decided about degradation of Górnik Łęczna (two class degradation and 270,000 PLN fine) and Arka Gdynia (one class degradation and 200,000 PLN fine and minus 5 points on the start of next season) due to their involvement in corruption scandal.[3]

ClubsEdit

Location of teams in Ekstraklasa 2006-07

16 clubs competed in the 2006-07 season:

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Zagłębie Lubin (C) 30 18 8 4 57 29 +28 62 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 GKS Bełchatów 30 19 4 7 63 32 +31 61 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
3 Legia Warsaw 30 16 4 10 53 33 +20 52 Qualification to Intertoto Cup second round
4 Cracovia 30 14 7 9 48 41 +7 49
5 Dyskobolia[a] 30 11 15 4 40 26 +14 48 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
6 Lech Poznań 30 12 11 7 53 36 +17 47
7 Korona Kielce 30 14 5 11 41 34 +7 47[b]
8 Wisła Kraków 30 10 16 4 41 25 +16 46[b]
9 ŁKS Łódź 30 10 11 9 31 30 +1 41
10 Odra Wodzisław 30 10 10 10 29 36 −7 40
11 Arka Gdynia[c] (R) 30 10 10 10 43 39 +4 40 Relegation to II liga
12 Widzew Łódź 30 7 7 16 27 48 −21 28
13 Górnik Łęczna[d] (R) 30 7 5 18 24 64 −40 26 Relegation to III liga
14 Górnik Zabrze 30 6 7 17 30 51 −21 25
15 Wisła Płock (R) 30 4 11 15 20 47 −27 23 Relegation to II liga
16 Pogoń Szczecin (R) 30 3 7 20 24 53 −29 16
Source: 90minut.pl (in Polish)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Dyskobolia Grodzisk won Puchar Polski, therefore giving them the second UEFA Cup spot.
  2. ^ a b KOR 4 pts, 1-1-0, 5-2; WIS 1 pts, 0-1-1, 2-5
  3. ^ Arka Gdynia was relegated to 2nd division due to a corruption scandal
  4. ^ Górnik Łęczna was relegated to 3rd division due to a corruption scandal

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARK CRA BEŁ GKŁ GÓR DSK KOR LPO LEG ŁKS ODR POG WID WIS WPK ZLU
Arka Gdynia 4–2 1–3 5–1 3–0 2–4 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 4–1 3–0
Cracovia 1–1 2–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–4
GKS Bełchatów 2–2 2–1 6–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 5–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–1
Górnik Łęczna 1–0 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–3 1–2 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–5 1–1 0–0 2–1
Górnik Zabrze 2–0 1–5 0–4 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–3 0–4 2–0 0–3
Dyskobolia 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–0
Korona Kielce 1–0 1–2 5–3 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–2
Lech Poznań 1–1 3–4 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 4–0 0–0 3–0 6–1 3–3 3–2 0–2
Legia Warsaw 3–0 3–1 1–2 5–0 3–2 0–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 1–2
ŁKS Łódź 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2
Odra Wodzisław 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0
Pogoń Szczecin 0–0 0–2 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–3
Widzew Łódź 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2
Wisła Kraków 2–2 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 6–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0
Wisła Płock 1–0 0–2 0–4 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–2
Zagłębie Lubin 6–0 4–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 6–2 4–2 0–0 2–1
Source: www.90minut.pl
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goal scorersEdit

As of May 26, 2007

Player Team Goals
1   Piotr Reiss Lech Poznań 15
2   Michał Chałbiński Zagłębie Lubin 12
  Adrian Sikora Dyskobolia Grodzisk 12
4   Łukasz Piszczek Zagłębie Lubin 11
5   Tomasz Moskała Cracovia 10
  Piotr Włodarczyk Legia Warszawa 10
  Zbigniew Zakrzewski Lech Poznań 10
8   Janusz Dziedzic Arka Gdynia 9
  Radosław Matusiak GKS Bełchatów 9
  Mariusz Ujek GKS Bełchatów 9

Annual awardsEdit

These were given out by the weekly magazine Piłka Nożna

Coach of the YearEdit

Orest Lenczyk (GKS Bełchatów)

Discovery of the YearEdit

Radosław Matusiak (GKS Bełchatów)

League player of the yearEdit

Piotr Reiss (Lech Poznań)

Best Foreign PlayersEdit

  • 2006:
Goalkeeper: Emilian Dolha (Wisła Kraków)
Defender (football): Edson (Legia Warszawa), Cléber (Wisła Kraków), Dickson Choto (Legia Warszawa), Veselin Đoković (Korona Kielce)
Midfielder: Roger Guerreiro (Legia Warszawa), Henry Quinteros (Lech Poznań), Hermes (Korona Kielce), Miroslav Radović (Legia Warszawa)
Striker: Ensar Arifović (ŁKS), Edi Andradina (Pogoń).

Piłka Nożna's Ekstraklasa All star teamEdit

Goalkeeper: Emilian Dolha(Wisła Kraków), Micahl Vaclavik (Zagłębie Lubin)
Right Defender: Paweł Golański(Korona Kielce), Grzegorz Bartczak(Zagłębie Lubin)
Center Defender: Dickson Choto(Legia Warszawa), Dariusz Pietrasiak(GKS Bełchatów), Cléber Guedes de Lima (Wisła Kraków), Michał Stasiak(Zagłębie Lubin)
Left Defender: Manuel Arboleda(Zagłębie Lubin), Grzegorz Bronowicki(Legia Warszawa)
Right Midfield: Jakub Błaszczykowski(Wisła Kraków), Miroslav Radović(Legia Warszawa)
CenterMidfield: Maciej Iwański(Zagłębie Lubin), Tomasz Jarzębowski(GKS Bełchatów), Rafał Murawski(Lech Poznań), Dariusz Dudka(Wisła Kraków)
Left Midfield: Łukasz Garguła(GKS Bełchatów), Roger Guerreiro(Legia Warszawa)
Striker: Piotr Reiss(Lech Poznań), Adrian Sikora(Dyskobolia Grodzisk), Michał Chałbiński(Zagłębie Lubin), Łukasz Piszczek(Zagłębie Lubin).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orange Ekstraklasa 2006/2007 - Kolejka 28". 90minut.pl. Retrieved 19 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Attendances – Archive Poland, 2006-2007, Ekstraklasa". EFS.co.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2007.
  3. ^ Corruption scandal