2006–07 Iraqi Premier League

The 2006–07 Iraqi Premier League kicked off on December 22, 2006 and finished on July 6, 2007. Erbil were crowned champions for the first time in their history, defeating Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–0 in the final, hosted at the Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil's home ground.[1]

Iraqi Premier League
Season2006–07
ChampionsErbil
(1st title)
RelegatedDiyala
AFC Champions LeagueErbil
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Arab Champions LeagueAl-Najaf
Al-Talaba
Top goalscorerAhmad Salah
(11 goals)

Group stageEdit

South GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NJF MIN KRB NFJ MYS SHT FRT
1 Al-Najaf 12 10 1 1 24 9 +15 31 Qualified to Elite Stage 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 5–1 4–0
2 Al-Minaa 12 8 3 1 19 6 +13 27 3–0[a] 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–0
3 Karbalaa 12 5 6 1 18 8 +10 21 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0
4 Naft Al-Junoob 12 3 4 5 12 12 0 13 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0
5 Maysan 12 2 3 7 10 20 −10 9 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
6 Al-Shatra 12 2 2 8 10 19 −9 8 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–3[b] 4–0 1–0
7 Al-Forat 12 2 1 9 7 26 −19 7 1–2 0–1 0–4 2–1 1–3 2–1
Source: Goalzz
Notes:
  1. ^ The Al-Minaa–Al-Najaf match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Al-Minaa, as Al-Najaf did not turn up for the game.
  2. ^ The Al-Shatra–Naft Al-Junoob match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Naft Al-Junoob after the game had originally ended in a 1–0 win for Al-Shatra.

North GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ERB DHK SRW SLY MSL SMR KRK
1 Erbil 12 8 3 1 21 8 +13 27 Qualified to Elite Stage 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–1
2 Duhok 12 6 4 2 12 11 +1 22 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0
3 Sirwan 12 5 5 2 12 9 +3 20 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0
4 Sulaymaniya 12 5 4 3 14 12 +2 19 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0
5 Al-Mosul 12 1 5 6 7 12 −5 8 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1
6 Samarra 12 1 5 6 10 17 −7 8 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–2
7 Kirkuk 12 2 2 8 7 14 −7 8 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2
Source: Goalzz

Central Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SHR QWJ SIN JSH
1 Al-Shorta 6 6 0 0 12 1 +11 18 Qualified to Elite Stage 2–1 1–0 3–0
2 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 6 3 1 2 12 6 +6 10 0–1 0–0 4–1
3 Al-Sinaa 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5 0–2 2–4 0–0
4 Al-Jaish 6 0 1 5 1 14 −13 1 0–3 0–3 0–1
Source: Goalzz

Note: Diyala withdrew from the league and were relegated. Lower division side Al-Ramadi were chosen to replace them but they also withdrew.

Central Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZWR TLB NFT KHR ADL
1 Al-Zawraa 8 3 5 0 9 3 +6 14 Qualified to Elite Stage 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
2 Al-Talaba 8 3 4 1 7 5 +2 13 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0
3 Al-Naft 8 2 3 3 9 8 +1 9 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–1
4 Al-Kahrabaa 8 2 3 3 6 9 −3 9 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0
5 Al-Adala 8 1 3 4 1 7 −6 6 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–1
Source: Goalzz

Elite stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ERB TLB KRB MIN NFT SHR
1 Erbil 5 4 0 1 10 3 +7 12 Qualified to Semi-finals 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–0
2 Al-Talaba 5 2 2 1 3 2 +1 8 1–1 0–0
3 Karbalaa 5 2 1 2 7 7 0 7 0–2 2–1
4 Al-Minaa 5 2 1 2 4 5 −1 7 1–0 1–3
5 Al-Naft 5 1 1 3 2 4 −2 4 0–1 0–1
6 Al-Shorta 5 1 1 3 2 7 −5 4 0–1 0–0
Source: Goalzz

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification QWJ NJF SIN ZWR DHK SRW
1 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 5 4 1 0 8 4 +4 13 Qualified to Semi-finals 2–2 3–2
2 Al-Najaf 5 2 3 0 11 5 +6 9 2–1 1–1
3 Al-Sinaa 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 8 0–1 1–1
4 Al-Zawraa 5 1 2 2 8 8 0 5 0–1 1–1
5 Duhok 5 0 2 3 6 10 −4 2 1–2 2–4
6 Sirwan 5 0 2 3 2 9 −7 2 0–1 0–5 0–1 2–2 0–0
Source: Goalzz

Golden stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
4 July 2007
 
 
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2
 
6 July 2007
 
Al-Talaba 0
 
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 0
 
4 July 2007
 
Erbil 1
 
Erbil 2
 
 
Al-Najaf0
 
Third place
 
 
6 July 2007
 
 
Al-Talaba 1
 
 
Al-Najaf 2

Semi-finalsEdit

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya2–0Al-Talaba
Mansoor   38'
Rahim   54'
Erbil2–0Al-Najaf
Munir   15'
Salah   22'

Third place matchEdit

FinalEdit

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya0–1Erbil
Salah   1'
Referee: Kadhim Awda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erbil

Final positionsEdit

Pos Team Pld Pts Eff Qualification
1 Erbil 19 45 78.9% 2008 AFC Champions League
2 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 13 26 66.7% 2008 AFC Champions League
3 Al-Najaf 19 43 75.4% 2007–08 Arab Champions League
4 Al-Talaba 15 21 46.7% 2007–08 Arab Champions League
Eliminated in the Elite Stage
5 Al-Sinaa 11 13 39.4%
6 Karbalaa 17 28 54.9%
7 Al-Minaa 17 34 66.7%
8 Al-Zawraa 13 19 48.7%
9 Al-Naft 13 13 33.3%
10 Duhok 17 24 47.1%
11 Al-Shorta 11 22 66.7%
12 Sirwan 17 22 43.1%
Eliminated in the Group Stage
13 Sulaymaniya 12 19 52.8%
14 Al-Kahrabaa 8 9 37.5%
15 Naft Al-Junoob 12 13 36.1%
16 Al-Adala 8 6 25.0%
17 Maysan 12 9 25.0%
18 Al-Mosul 12 8 22.2%
19 Samarra 12 8 22.2%
20 Al-Shatra 12 8 22.2%
21 Kirkuk 12 8 22.2%
22 Al-Forat 12 7 19.4%
23 Al-Jaish 6 1 5.6%

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Scorer Goals Team
1 Ahmad Salah 11 Erbil
2 Sahib Abbas 9 Karbalaa
3 Halgurd Mulla Mohammed 8 Sulaymaniya
4 Mustafa Karim 7 Erbil
5 Khalid Mushir 6 Duhok
Hussam Ibrahim Al-Minaa
Saeed Mohsen Al-Najaf

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iraqi League 2006–2007". Goalzz.com.

External linksEdit