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During the 2006–07 English football season, Portsmouth competed in the FA Premier League.

Portsmouth
2006–07 season
ChairmanAlexandre Gaydamak
Milan Mandarić (until September)
ManagerHarry Redknapp
StadiumFratton Park
Premier League9th
FA CupFourth round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Nwankwo Kanu (10)
All: Nwankwo Kanu (12)
Average home league attendance19,878

Contents

Season summaryEdit

After several seasons of struggle in English football's top flight, Portsmouth enjoyed one of their best seasons in many years as they challenged for European qualification, ultimately falling short with a nonetheless creditable ninth-place finish.

KitEdit

The team kit was manufactured by German sportswear manufacturer Jako and sponsored by Japanese electronics company Oki.

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 Bolton Wanderers 38 16 8 14 47 52 −5 56 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[a]
8 Reading 38 16 7 15 52 47 +5 55
9 Portsmouth 38 14 12 12 45 42 +3 54
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 15 7 16 52 54 −2 52 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round[b]
11 Aston Villa 38 11 17 10 43 41 +2 50
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since both finalists of the FA Cup (Manchester United and Chelsea) and the League Cup winners (Chelsea) were qualified for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup spots were given to the 6th- and 7th-placed Premier League teams.
  2. ^ The highest-placed team who applied for the Intertoto Cup and not in an automatic UEFA Cup spot was awarded with a place in that competition. Blackburn Rovers occupied the Intertoto place, because Portsmouth and Reading did not apply.[1] A further place in the UEFA Cup was up for grabs via the Premiership Fair Play League. The winner is placed into a draw with the winners of Fair Play leagues in other countries. The representatives from the two countries that come out of the hat first are given a place in the UEFA Cup first qualifying round. Since the winners of the Premiership Fair Play League, Tottenham Hotspur, had already qualified for the UEFA Cup by virtue of their league position, their place in the Fair Play draw was given to Aston Villa. However, the places in the UEFA Cup were awarded to the representatives from Finland and Norway.

ResultsEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK David James
2   DF Linvoy Primus
3   DF Dejan Stefanović (captain)
4   DF Glen Johnson (on loan from Chelsea)
5   DF Andy O'Brien[3]
6   DF Djimi Traoré[4]
8   FW Andy Cole
9   FW Svetoslav Todorov
10   DF Lauren
11   DF Noé Pamarot
14   MF Matthew Taylor
19   MF Niko Kranjčar
No. Position Player
22   MF Richard Hughes
23   DF Sol Campbell
24   DF Richard Duffy
25   FW Benjani Mwaruwari
26   MF Gary O'Neil
27   FW Nwankwo Kanu
28   MF Sean Davis
29   MF Roudolphe Douala (on loan from Sporting CP)
30   MF Pedro Mendes
32   FW Lomana LuaLua
34   MF Arnold Mvuemba[5] (on loan from Rennes)

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Position Player
6   MF Manuel Fernandes (on loan from Benfica)
7   MF David Thompson (to Bolton Wanderers)
16   DF Andy Griffin (on loan to Stoke City)
17   MF Ognjen Koroman (on loan from Terek Grozny)
No. Position Player
20   MF Ivica Mornar (released)
33   GK Dean Kiely[6] (to West Bromwich Albion)
34   FW James Keene (to IF Elfsborg)

Reserve squadEdit

The following players did not appear for the first team this season.

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

No. Position Player
15   GK Jamie Ashdown
21   MF Franck Songo'o[7]
No. Position Player
31   GK Asmir Begović[8]
35   GK Nicholas Jordan

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   David James 41 0 38 0 2 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF   Linvoy Primus 39 2 36 2 2 0 1 0
3 DF   Dejan Stefanović 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF   Glen Johnson 27 1 25 1 2 0 0 0
5 DF   Andy O'Brien 5 0 1+2 0 0 0 2 0
6 DF   Djimi Traoré 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
10 DF   Lauren 11 0 9+1 0 1 0 0 0
11 DF   Noé Pamarot 25 2 21+2 2 0 0 2 0
23 DF   Sol Campbell 34 1 32 1 2 0 0 0
24 DF   Richard Duffy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
14 MF   Matthew Taylor 39 9 30+5 8 2 0 2 1
19 MF   Niko Kranjčar 28 2 11+13 2 2 0 2 0
22 MF   Richard Hughes 21 0 11+7 0 1 0 1+1 0
26 MF   Gary O'Neil 38 1 36 1 2 0 0 0
28 MF   Sean Davis 33 0 29+2 0 1 0 1 0
29 MF   Roudolphe Douala 10 0 1+6 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
30 MF   Pedro Mendes 28 2 25+1 2 2 0 0 0
34 MF   Arnold Mvuemba 7 1 1+6 1 0 0 0 0
Forwards
8 FW   Andrew Cole 22 4 5+13 3 2 1 2 0
9 FW   Svetoslav Todorov 4 2 1+3 2 0 0 0 0
25 FW   Benjani 34 6 25+6 6 1+1 0 0+1 0
27 FW   Nwankwo Kanu 38 12 32+4 10 0+2 2 0 0
32 FW   Lomana LuaLua 24 2 8+14 2 0 0 2 0
Players transferred out during the season
6 MF   Manuel Fernandes 12 1 7+3 0 0 0 2 1
7 MF   David Thompson 15 0 5+7 0 0+1 0 1+1 0
17 MF   Ognjen Koroman 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 1+1 0
33 GK   Dean Kiely 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Last updated: 15 May 2011
Source: Competitions

TransfersEdit

InEdit

OutEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spurs win may harm Rovers' Intertoto chances
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2006-2007/faprem/portsm.htm
  3. ^ O'Brien was born in Harrogate, England, and has represented England at youth level, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his full international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2001.
  4. ^ Traoré was born in Saint-Ouen, France, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  5. ^ Mvuemba was born in Alençon, France, but also qualified to represent the Democratic Republic of the Congo internationally and made his full international debut for the DR Congo in 2005.
  6. ^ Kiely was born in Salford, England.
  7. ^ Songo'o was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, but also qualified to represent France internationally and has represented them at youth level. However, he later chose to represent the country of his birth and made his full international debut for Cameroon in September 2008.
  8. ^ Begović was born in Trebinje, SFR Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), but also qualified to represent Canada internationally and has represented Canada at youth level. However, he later chose to represent the country of his birth and made his full international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2009.
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