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2006–07 Football League Championship

The 2006–07 Football League Championship (known as the Coca-Cola Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the third season of the league under its current title and fifteenth season under its current league division format.

Football League Championship
Season2006–07
ChampionsSunderland (5th second tier title)
Direct promotion to Premier LeagueSunderland,
Birmingham City
Promoted to Premier League through play-offsDerby County
RelegatedLeeds United,
Luton Town,
Southend United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,439 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerJamie Cureton (Colchester United), 23[1]

The Football League is contested through three Divisions. The top divisions of these is the League Championship. The winner and the runner up of the League Championship will be automatically promoted to the Premiership and they will be joined by the winner of the League Championship playoff. The bottom three teams in the Championship will be relegated to the second division, League One.

Sunderland finished top of the league with 88 points, closely followed by Birmingham City who had 86 points.[2]Derby County were promoted through the play-offs. Southend United, Luton Town and Leeds United were relegated.

Contents

Changes from last (2005–06) seasonEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

See the map on the right

From ChampionshipEdit

Promoted to Premier League

Relegated to League One

To ChampionshipEdit

Relegated from Premier League

Promoted from League One

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sunderland (C, P) 46 15 4 4 38 18 12 3 8 38 29 +29 88 Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
2 Birmingham City (P) 46 15 5 3 37 18 11 3 9 30 24 +25 86 Promoted to FA Premier League
3 Derby County (P) 46 13 6 4 33 19 12 3 8 29 27 +16 84 Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 14 4 5 51 24 8 6 9 30 31 +26 76 Participated in play-offs
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 5 6 33 28 10 5 8 26 28 +3 76
6 Southampton 46 13 6 4 36 20 8 6 9 41 33 +24 75
7 Preston North End 46 15 4 4 38 17 7 4 12 26 36 +11 74
8 Stoke City 46 12 8 3 35 16 7 8 8 27 25 +21 73
9 Sheffield Wednesday 46 10 6 7 38 36 10 5 8 32 30 +4 71
10 Colchester United 46 15 4 4 46 19 5 5 13 24 37 +14 69
11 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 36 26 7 8 8 27 36 +1 67
12 Crystal Palace 46 12 3 8 33 22 6 8 9 26 29 +8 65
13 Cardiff City 46 11 7 5 33 18 6 6 11 24 35 +4 64
14 Ipswich Town 46 13 2 8 40 29 5 6 12 24 30 +5 62
15 Burnley 46 10 6 7 35 23 5 6 12 17 26 +3 57
16 Norwich City 46 10 5 8 29 25 6 4 13 27 46 −15 57
17 Coventry City 46 11 4 8 30 25 5 4 14 17 37 −15 56
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 9 6 8 31 29 5 5 13 23 39 −14 53
19 Leicester City 46 6 8 9 26 31 7 6 10 23 33 −15 53
20 Barnsley 46 9 4 10 27 29 6 1 16 26 56 −32 50
21 Hull City 46 8 3 12 33 32 5 7 11 18 35 −16 49
22 Southend United 46 6 6 11 29 38 4 6 13 18 42 −33 42 Relegated
23 Luton Town 46 7 5 11 33 40 3 5 15 20 41 −28 40
24 Leeds United 46 10 4 9 27 30 3 3 17 19 42 −26 36[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Leeds United had 10 points deducted for entering financial administration.

Top scorersEdit

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
6th Southampton 4–4 (3–4 pens) Derby County 3rd 1–2 3–2 aet
5th Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–4 West Bromwich Albion 4th 2–3 0–1
Final
Derby County1–0West Bromwich Albion
Pearson   61' (Details)
Attendance: 74,993
Referee: Graham Poll

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Luton 0–5 Sunderland". BBC Sport. 6 May 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ soccernet.espn.go.com