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The 2006–07 season was an overall unsuccessful time for Futbol Club Barcelona in almost all competitions. Although the team managed to snatch the Supercopa de España, and finish second in the domestic league, a lot more was expected from the team that had been European champion. It started with the team's defeat at the final of the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup Final near the end of 2006, and the team did worse in 2007. This was the first of two bad seasons for the club, which led to great changes in the roster and direction. This also marks both the last season FC Barcelona wore a jersey without a sponsor and the first time a sponsor appeared in it: UNICEF (this was a non-commercial agreement).[1]

FC Barcelona
2006–07 season
PresidentJoan Laporta
Head CoachFrank Rijkaard
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga2nd
Supercopa de EspañaWinners
Copa del ReySemi-finals
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
UEFA Super CupRunners-up
FIFA Club World CupRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague: Ronaldinho (21)
All: Ronaldinho (24)

EventsEdit

  • 30 June: Barça has reached the highest membership ever, with 156,366 members.[2]

Squad informationEdit

Carles Puyol, Lionel Messi, and Ronaldinho were selected as part of FIFPro World XI for the 2006–07 season.[3]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Víctor Valdés EU 1998 163 0 2010 Youth system
2 DF   Belletti EU 2004 96 1 2009 €6M
3 MF   Thiago Motta EU 2002 138 9 Youth system
4 DF   Rafael Márquez EU 2003 134 6 2010 €5M
5 DF   Carles Puyol (captain) EU 1992 263 5 2010 Youth system
6 MF   Xavi (VC) EU 1994 240 20 2010 Youth system
7 FW   Eiður Guðjohnsen EU 2006 41 10 2009 €12M
8 FW   Ludovic Giuly EU 2004 117 23 2008 €7M
9 FW   Samuel Eto'o Non-EU 2004 115 73 2010 €24M
10 FW   Ronaldinho (VC) Non-EU 2003 170 80 2010 €30M
11 DF   Gianluca Zambrotta EU 2006 42 3 2010 €14M
12 DF   Giovanni van Bronckhorst EU 2003 141 5 2008 Free Part-exchange for Cesc Fàbregas
15 MF   Edmílson EU 2004 79 0 2008 €10M
16 DF   Sylvinho EU 2004 71 2 2008 €2M
18 FW   Santiago Ezquerro EU 2005 33 4 2008 Free
19 FW   Lionel Messi EU 2004 65 25 2014 Youth system
20 MF   Deco EU 2004 127 18 2008 €15M
21 DF   Lilian Thuram EU 2006 28 0 2008 €5M
22 FW   Javier Saviola EU 2001 157 68 2007 loan
23 DF   Oleguer Presas EU 2002 150 1 2010 Youth system
24 MF   Andrés Iniesta EU 2002 165 13 2010 Youth system
25 GK   Albert Jorquera EU 2001 13 0 2008 Youth system
28 GK   Rubén EU 2004 2 0 Youth system

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
11 DF   Zambrotta EU Juventus   Transfer Y Summer 2010 €14M
21 DF   Thuram EU Juventus   Transfer Y Summer 2008 €5M
7 FW   Gudjohnsen EU Chelsea   Transfer Y Summer 2009 €12m
22 FW   Saviola EU Sevilla Return of loan Summer 2007

Total expenditure:   €31 million.

OutEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
17 MF   van Bommel EU Bayern Munich   Transfer Y Summer €6M
7 FW   Larsson EU Helsingborgs IF   Contract Termination N Summer Free
11 FW   Maxi López EU Mallorca Loan   Summer N/A
DF   Damia EU Betis Transfer Y Summer €1M
DF   F. Navarro EU Mallorca Transfer Y Summer €6M
DF   Óscar López EU Betis Transfer Y Summer N/A
18 MF   Gabri EU Ajax   Transfer Y Summer Free
GK   Rüştü EU Fenerbahçe   Transfer Y Summer Free
34 DF   Rodri EU Deportivo La Coruña Transfer Y Summer Free

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

Total income:   €13 million.

Expenditure:   €18 million.

Squad statsEdit

Total La Liga UEFA Champions League Copa del Rey Others1
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK   Valdés 50 50 38 8 4
11 DF   Zambrotta 35 42 3 29 3 6 5 2
4 DF   Márquez 36 37 1 21 1 6 5 5
5 DF   Puyol 54 54 2 35 1 8 1 6 5
12 DF   Gio 30 34 23 4 4 3
24 MF   Iniesta 40 44 9 27 6 8 2 5 1 4
6 MF   Xavi 44 54 6 35 3 7 7 2 5 1
20 MF   Deco 47 47 6 31 1 8 2 3 5 3
19 FW   Messi  [a] 31 35 17 26 14 5 1 2 2 2
9 FW   Eto'o  [b] 25 27 13 19 11 3 1 2 1 3
10 FW   Ronaldinho 49 49 24 32 21 8 2 4 5 1
25 GK   Jorquera 9 9 6 3
2 DF   Belletti 18 23 13 2 2 6
21 DF   Thuram 27 29 23 4 1 1
23 DF   Oleguer 22 38 25 5 5 3
16 DF   Sylvinho 20 22 13 2 3 4
3 MF   Motta 19 29 14 6 2 7
15 MF   Edmílson 26 32 26 2 4
7 FW   Gudjohnsen 21 42 10 25 5 8 3 5 1 4 1
8 FW   Giuly 26 45 6 27 3 8 2 5 5 1
18 FW   Ezquerro 6 18 3 9 1 2 3 4 2
22 FW   Saviola 10 24 10 18 5 1 5 5
28 GK   Rubén
Source: FC Barcelona and ESPN
Ordered by most frequent start and position on pitch (from back right to front left)
0 shown as blank
1 Other Competitions: Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Copa Catalunya
  1. ^ Injured for 3 months
  2. ^ Injured for 5 months

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach Frank Rijkaard
Assistant coach Johan Neeskens / Eusebio Sacristán
Goalkeeping coach Juan Carlos Unzué
Fitness coach Paco Seirul·lo / Albert Roca
Doctors Ricard Pruna / Gil Rodas / Toni Tramullas
Representative Carles Naval

Source: FC Barcelona

Players used from youth systemEdit

Appearances excluding Catalonia CupEdit

EU Country N P Name App Goals Unused Sub. Notes
    ESP 26 DF Olmo 1 0 2 On 90 min at Getafe 1x1 Barcelona for La Liga
    ESP 32 MF Marc Crosas 0 0 2 On FIFA Club World Cup
No   MEX 31 FW Giovani 0 0 2 On FIFA Club World Cup

Catalonia CupEdit

EU Country N P Name GS SB Goals Notes
    ESP 5 DF Olmo 2 0 0
    ESP 4 MF Marc Crosas 2 0 0
?   MEX 7 FW Giovani 2 0 2
    ESP 14 FW Víctor Vázquez 1 0 0
    ESP 11 FW Orlandi 1 1 0
    ESP 15 FW Toni Calvo 0 2 0
    ESP 12 MF Sastre 1 1 0
    JOR 17 FW Thaer 0 2 0
    ESP 6 MF Marc Valiente 0 2 0
    ESP 20 MF Sergio Busquets 0 1 0 From FC Barcelona Youth A

Source: FC Barcelona
Only competitive matches.
All players from FC Barcelona B unless expressed.
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: 1st flag=country of birth, 2nd flag=country that plays for internationally (if different); N = number on jersey; P = Position; Name = Name on jersey (for full name, pause the mouse pointer on the name); App = Appearances; GS = Game started; SB = Used as Substitute;

KitEdit

Supplier: Nike
Features: UNICEF (a noncommercial agreement, see FC Barcelona)

 
 
 
 
 
 
Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Third

Source:[citation needed]

Kit informationEdit

Other informationEdit

President Joan Laporta
Technical Secretary Txiki Beguiristáin
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Camp Nou (98,787 / ?)
Profit €19.5 million[4]

Source:[citation needed]

CompetitionsEdit

La LigaEdit

ClassificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Madrid (C) 38 23 7 8 66 40 +26 76[a] 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Barcelona 38 22 10 6 78 33 +45 76[a]
3 Sevilla 38 21 8 9 64 35 +29 71 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Valencia 38 20 6 12 57 42 +15 66
5 Villarreal 38 18 8 12 48 44 +4 62 2007–08 UEFA Cup First round
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b RMA 2–0 BAR; BAR 3–3 RMA

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
ResultWWWDWWLWDWWWDWDDLWDWDWLWLDWWLWLWWDWWDW
Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

La LigaEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Points evolutionEdit

 

Source: LPF

Position evolutionEdit

 

Source: LPF

MatchesEdit

Competitive resultsEdit

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 17 August Spanish Super Cup 1st leg A Espanyol 1 – 0
Kick off
22:00 CEST
Attendance
26,550
Referee
González Vázquez  
Espanyol Barcelona
  61' Pandiani
  89' Fredson
  26' Motta
  43' Giuly
  58' Xavi
2 20 August Spanish Super Cup 2nd leg H Espanyol 3 – 0
Kick off
22:00 CEST
Attendance
57,512
Referee
Mejuto González  
Barcelona Espanyol
  3' Xavi
  13' Deco
  42',   61' Deco
  33' Lacruz
  47' Pandiani
  64' Jarque
3 25 August UEFA Super Cup N   Sevilla 0 – 3
Report Report link
Kick off
20:45 CET
Attendance
17,480
Referee
Stefano Farina  
Barcelona Sevilla
  47' Sylvinho
  7' Renato
  45',   49' Kanoué
  54' Alves
  60' Navarro
  77' Palop
  85' Escudé
  89',   90' Maresca
4 28 August La Liga 1 A Celta de Vigo 3 – 2
Report Report link
Kick off
21:00 CEST
Attendance
31,000
Referee
Pérez Lasa  
Celta de Vigo Barcelona
  42' Baiano
  64' López
  43'   86' Iriney
  52' Motta
  55' Eto'o
  60' Messi
  87' Guðjohnsen
  90' Iniesta
5 9 September La Liga 2 H Osasuna 3 – 0
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 CEST
Attendance
63,720
Referee
Rodríguez Santiago  
Barcelona Osasuna
  1'27' Eto'o
  36' Messi
  30' Muñoz
6 12 September UEFA Champions League Group stage H Levski Sofia  5 – 0
Report Report link
Kick off
20:45 CEST
Attendance
62,839
Referee
Konrad Plautz  
Barcelona Levski Sofia
  7' Iniesta
  39' Giuly
  49' Puyol
  58' Eto'o
  93' Ronaldinho
  64' Ivanov
  74' Milanov
7 17 September La Liga 3 A Racing Santander 3 – 0
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 CEST
Attendance
19,241
Referee
Velasco Carballo  
Racing Santander Barcelona
  14' Rubén
  26' Álvarez
  62' Vitolo
  77' Fernández
  82' Juanjo
  90' Toño
  18',   62' Eto'o
  38' Zambrotta
  81' Oleguer
  82' Giuly
  92' (pen.) Ronaldinho
8 24 September La Liga 4 H Valencia 1 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
21:00 CEST
Attendance
83,331
Referee
Daudén Ibáñez  
Barcelona Valencia
  33' Márquez
  48' Iniesta
  16' Villa
  19' Albelda
  38' Moretti
  90' Joaquín
9 27 September UEFA Champions League Group stage A   Werder Bremen  1 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
20:45 CEST
Attendance
37,500
Referee
Roberto Rosetti  
Werder Bremen Barcelona
  26' Frings
  56' (o.g.) Puyol
  73' Naldo
  86' Baumann
  89' Messi
10 30 September La Liga 5 A Athletic Bilbao 3 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
22:00 CEST
Attendance
39,000
Referee
Fernández Borbalán  
Athletic Bilbao Barcelona
  11' Yeste
  19' Casas
  45+2' Puyol
  60' Guðjohnsen
  68' Messi
  77' Saviola
11 15 October La Liga 6 H Sevilla 3 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:00 CEST
Attendance
91,220
Referee
Muñiz Fernández  
Barcelona Sevilla
  28' (pen.)39' Ronaldinho
  72' Motta
  80' Messi
  24' Luís Fabiano
  25' Escudé
  31' Puerta
  37',   81' Kanouté
  70' Palop
  90' Alves
12 18 October UEFA Champions League Group stage A   Chelsea  0 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
20:45 CEST
Attendance
40,549
Referee
Frank de Bleeckere  
Chelsea Barcelona
  47' Drogba
  52' Lampard
  45' Van Bronckhorst
  65' Xavi
  85' Deco
13 22 October La Liga 7 A Real Madrid 0 – 2
Report Report link
Kick off
21:00 CEST
Attendance
80,000
Referee
Pérez Burrull  
Real Madrid Barcelona
  2' Raúl
  21' Emerson
  50',   56' Van Nistelrooy
  70' Guti
  86' Beckham
  54' Zambrotta
  82' Ronaldinho
14 25 October Copa del Rey Round of 32 A Badalona 2 – 1
Kick off
22:00 CEST
Attendance
8,000
Referee
Badalona Barcelona
  90+3' Tarradellas
  45' Zambrotta
  63'77' Guðjohnsen
15 28 October La Liga 8 H Recreativo 3 – 0
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 CEST
Attendance
72,630
Referee
González Vázquez  
Barcelona Recreativo
  17' Edmílson
  28' (pen.)56' Ronaldinho
  53' Deco
  59' Xavi
  27' Mario
  73' Vázquez
16 31 October UEFA Champions League Group stage H Chelsea  2 – 2
17 4 November La Liga 9 A Deportivo La Coruña 1 – 1
18 8 November Copa del Rey Round of 32 H Badalona 4 – 0
19 12 November La Liga 10 H Zaragoza 3 – 1
20 19 November La Liga 11 A Mallorca 4 – 1
21 22 November UEFA Champions League Group stage A   Levski Sofia  2 – 0
22 25 November La Liga 12 H Villarreal 4 – 0
23 2 December La Liga 13 A Levante 1 – 1
24 5 December UEFA Champions League Group stage H Werder Bremen  2 – 0
25 9 December La Liga 14 H Real Sociedad 1 – 0
26 14 December FIFA Club World Cup Semi-final N   América  4 – 0
27 17 December FIFA Club World Cup Final N   Internacional   0 – 1
28 21 December La Liga 15 H Atlético Madrid 1 – 1
29 7 January La Liga 16 A Getafe 1 – 1
30 10 January Copa del Rey Round of 16 A Alavés 2 – 0
31 13 January La Liga 17 A Espanyol 1 – 3
32 16 January Copa del Rey Round of 16 H Alavés 3 – 2
33 21 January La Liga 18 H Gimnàstic 3 – 0
34 24 January La Liga 19 A Betis 1 – 1
35 28 January La Liga 20 H Celta de Vigo 3 – 1
36 31 January Copa del Rey Quarter final H Zaragoza 0 – 1
37 4 February La Liga 21 A Osasuna 0 – 0
38 11 February La Liga 22 H Racing Santander 2 – 0
39 18 February La Liga 23 A Valencia 1 – 2
40 21 February UEFA Champions League Round of 16 H Liverpool  1 – 2
41 25 February La Liga 24 H Athletic Bilbao 3 – 0
42 28 February Copa del Rey Quarter final A Zaragoza 2 – 1
43 3 March La Liga 25 A Sevilla 1 – 2
44 6 March UEFA Champions League Round of 16 A   Liverpool  1 – 0
45 10 March La Liga 26 H Real Madrid 3 – 3
46 17 March La Liga 27 A Recreativo 4 – 0
47 31 March La Liga 28 H Deportivo La Coruña 2 – 1
48 7 April La Liga 29 A Zaragoza 0 – 1
49 15 April La Liga 30 H Mallorca 1 – 0
50 18 April Copa del Rey Semi-final H Getafe 5 – 2
51 22 April La Liga 31 A Villarreal 0 – 2
52 29 April La Liga 32 H Levante 1 – 0
53 5 May La Liga 33 A Real Sociedad 2 – 0
54 10 May Copa del Rey Semi-final A Getafe 0 – 4
55 13 May La Liga 34 H Betis 1 – 1
56 20 May La Liga 35 A Atlético Madrid 6 – 0
57 26 May La Liga 36 H Getafe 1 – 0
58 31 May Copa Catalunya Semi-final A Gimnàstic 4 – 3
59 5 June Copa Catalunya Final A Espanyol 1 – 1
(5-4 pen.)
60 9 June La Liga 37 H Espanyol 2 – 2
61 17 June La Liga 38 A Gimnàstic 5 – 1

Source: FC Barcelona
1Barcelona goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Barcelona.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

FriendlyEdit

Match
Date
Competition or tour
Ground
Opponent
Score1
GD
1 28 Jul 2006 Pre-season A   AGF  3 - 0 3
2 6 Aug 2006 American Tour N   Guadalajara  1 - 1 0
3 9 Aug 2006 American Tour N   América  4 - 4 0
4 12 Aug 2006 American Tour A New York Red Bulls  4 - 1 3
5 24 Apr 2007 Friendly A   Al Ahly  4 - 0 4
6 20 June 2007 Friendly A   Mamelodi Sundowns  2 - 1 1

Source: FC Barcelona
1Barcelona goals come first.
Country's flag depict country of foreign team to that of Barcelona.
Ground: H = Home; A = Away; N = Neutral; HR = Home replacement; AR = Away replacement; GD = Goal difference

ResultsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jersey Barca Di Mix Dengan Jersey Wasit Hadir Di Spanyol".
  2. ^ "FCBarcelona.cat: More than 156,000 members". Archived from the original on 15 July 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  3. ^ "FCBarcelona.cat: Puyol, Messi and Ronaldinho in FIFPro eleven". Archived from the original on 22 October 2007. Retrieved 13 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit