2006 Faroe Islands Premier League

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Faroe Islands Premier League
Season2006
ChampionsHB
RelegatedB68 Toftir
ÍF
Champions LeagueHB
UEFA CupEB/Streymur
B36 Tórshavn
Intertoto Cup
Matches played135
Goals scored432 (3.2 per match)
Top goalscorerChristian Høgni Jacobsen
(18 goals)
2005
2007

Faroe Islands Premier League Football in the 2006 season.

EB/Streymur were top of the league throughout most of the season, with HB Tórshavn, B36 Tórshavn and NSÍ Runavík staying in contention. With 4 matches left to play, EB/Streymur were 7 points ahead of second placed HB, but after 1 draw and 1 loss for EB/Streymur, HB managed to reduce that lead by 2 points by winning twice. By this time B36, KÍ and NSÍ were out of the title race. With one match left to play, HB Tórshavn's only chance of securing the title was if EB/Streymur lost to KÍ Klaksvík. In addition to that, HB had to win their match against ÍF. But as both matches were locked in stalemates and time was ebbing out, EB/Streymur were on the way to winning the title. But then, 82 minutes into the match between EB/Streymur and KÍ, events took a dramatic twist, as Paul Clapson put KÍ 1–0 up against EB/Streymur with a long range effort. But EB/Streymur were still champions at this stage, because HB didn't seem to be able to capitalize on the golden opportunity given by EB/Streymur and KÍ.

88 minutes had gone in the match between HB and ÍF, and still HB hadn't scored the crucial goal that would hand them the title. But in a last desperate effort, HB's central defender Vagnur Mohr Mortensen joined the attack. A long high ball was sent into ÍF's penalty area on the left where Vagnur headed the ball over a stranded goalkeeper and into the goal for a 1–0 lead and, more importantly, secured HB the 2006 championship title. Deep into stoppage time, Rógvi Jacobsen added another and HB won 2–0.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HB (C) 27 16 7 4 61 36 +25 55 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 EB/Streymur 27 16 6 5 63 30 +33 54 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 B36 Tórshavn 27 13 8 6 45 32 +13 47
4 27 12 9 6 54 39 +15 45 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
5 NSÍ Runavík 27 12 6 9 50 39 +11 42
6 GÍ Gøta 27 10 11 6 39 34 +5 41
7 Skála IF 27 7 10 10 33 29 +4 31
8 VB Vágur 27 5 5 17 24 73 −49 20
9 B68 Toftir (R) 27 4 6 17 34 58 −24 18 Relegation to 1. deild
10 ÍF (R) 27 4 4 19 29 62 −33 16
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points, 2nd head-to-head, 3rd goals average
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Top goalscorers[edit]

18 goals
15 goals
12 goals
11 goals
10 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faroesoccer.com (chose 2006 and "OK", then chose "Mál" which means goals)