2006–07 Irish Premier League

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Irish Premier League
Season2006–07
ChampionsLinfield
47th Irish title
RelegatedLoughgall
UEFA Champions LeagueLinfield
UEFA CupDungannon Swifts
Glentoran
UEFA Intertoto CupCliftonville
Matches played240
Goals scored736 (3.07 per match)
Location of the Belfast-based teams in the Irish Premier League 2006-07

The 2006–07 Irish Premier League was the fourth season of Northern Ireland's national football league in this format since its inception in 2003, and the 106th season of Irish league football overall.

The season began on 23 September 2006, and ended on 28 April 2007. Linfield was the defending champion, and successfully defended the title by 8 points to become champions for the 47th time. Loughgall was relegated after finishing bottom of the table, while Glenavon survived after beating Bangor 4–2 on penalties in the promotion play-off following a 1–1 draw on aggregate after extra time in the second leg.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Linfield (C) 30 21 8 1 73 19 +54 71 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Glentoran 30 20 3 7 76 33 +43 63 Qualification to UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Cliftonville 30 18 7 5 47 26 +21 61 Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
4 Portadown 30 17 7 6 49 26 +23 58
5 Lisburn Distillery 30 14 6 10 50 39 +11 48
6 Crusaders 30 14 5 11 50 42 +8 47
7 Coleraine 30 13 6 11 55 50 +5 45
8 Dungannon Swifts 30 13 5 12 41 41 0 44 Qualification to UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
9 Ballymena United 30 12 7 11 46 40 +6 43
10 Limavady United 30 10 5 15 39 54 −15 35
11 Armagh City 30 11 2 17 42 68 −26 35
12 Newry City 30 8 7 15 39 52 −13 31
13 Donegal Celtic 30 6 9 15 33 51 −18 27
14 Larne 30 7 5 18 33 60 −27 26
15 Glenavon (O) 30 5 10 15 40 58 −18 25 Qualification to Promotion/relegation play-off
16 Loughgall (R) 30 1 8 21 23 77 −54 11 Relegation to Intermediate League First Division
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since 2006–07 Irish Cup winners Linfield had qualified for the Champions League, Dungannon Swifts qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup as Irish Cup runners-up.

Promotion/relegation play-off[edit]

Glenavon, the club that finished in the relegation play-off place, faced Bangor, the runners-up of the 2006-07 Intermediate League First Division in a two-legged tie for a place in next season's Irish Premier League.

Glenavon won the tie 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 aggregate draw and retained their Premiership status.


1-1 on aggregate. Glenavon won 4–2 on penalties and remained in the Irish Premier League

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