List of English football transfers summer 2006
This is a list of English football transfers for the 2006–07 season. Only moves from the Premiership and Championship, as well as any other prominent moves from the lower leagues are listed.
The summer transfer window ran from the end of the 2005–06 season, with a few transfers taking place prior to the season's complete end, the first prominent move went through on 2 May. The window closed on 31 August. The mid-season transfer window opened on 1 January 2007, and ran for the entire month, until 31 January. Players without a club may join one, either during or in between transfer windows. Clubs below Premiership level may also sign players on loan at any time. If need be, clubs may sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan, if all others are unavailable.
Chelsea broke the record for the highest transfer fee paid by an English club, as well as their own transfer record when they paid £30 million for Andriy Shevchenko, slightly eclipsing the £29.1 million Manchester United paid for Rio Ferdinand in 2002. It also became the sixth highest costing transfer of all time. Dietmar Hamann's transfer to Bolton Wanderers became the shortest in English footballing history, with him only being at the club for one day, before having a "change of heart" and joining Manchester City the following day. In total, Premiership clubs spent the highest amount on transfers in the summer since the transfer window system was introduced.
Summer transfer window
- Clubs are English unless noted
|Date||Name||Nat||Moving from||Moving to||Fee|
|2 May 2006||Grzegorz Rasiak||Tottenham Hotspur||Southampton||£2m|
|6 May 2006||DJ Campbell||Brentford||Birmingham City||£2m|
|8 May 2006||Jimmy Bullard||Wigan Athletic||Fulham||£2.5m|
|15 May 2006||Michael Ballack||Bayern Munich||Chelsea||Free|
|23 May 2006||Tomáš Rosický||Borussia Dortmund||Arsenal||£6.8m|
|24 May 2006||David Sommeil||Manchester City||Sheffield United||Free|
|25 May 2006||Robert Pirès||Arsenal||Villarreal||Free|
|26 May 2006||Paul Dickov||Blackburn Rovers||Manchester City||Free|
|30 May 2006||Andrew Johnson||Crystal Palace||Everton||£8.6m|
|30 May 2006||Salomon Kalou||Feyenoord||Chelsea||Undisclosed|
|31 May 2006||Andriy Shevchenko||A.C. Milan||Chelsea||£30m|
|31 May 2006||Cameron Jerome||Cardiff City||Birmingham City||£3m|
Notes and references
- Chelsea complete Shevchenko deal BBC Sport. Retrieved on 6 January 2007
- "Transfer Shorts". Football Transfers.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Premier clubs enjoy summer spree BBC News. Retrieved on 9 January 2007
- Some sources state the fee as being undisclosed.
- £12m paid to Manchester United, and £4m to Lyn Oslo. This was an unusual transfer; see John Obi Mikel's article for details.
- "NINE FOR BERBATOV". tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- In Major League Soccer, all player contracts are owned by the league, not by individual teams.
- "MORIENTES LEAVES FOR VALENCIA". liverpoolfc.tv. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Hamann signed a pre-contract agreement with Bolton before he quickly changing his mind, and joined Manchester City the next day. Bolton received £400k from Manchester City in compensation.
- Crespo joins Inter Milan on a two-year loan, which will bring him to the end of his Chelsea contract, making him a free agent and free to join Inter permanently. Chelsea have the option of re-calling him after the 2006–07 season.
- Part of George McCartney deal
- Kuszczak joins United on loan for the first season and then will sign permanently in July 2007.
- Part of Tomasz Kuszczak deal
- Previous club: Leicester City
- "Johnson completes move to Wolves". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- "Boumsong joins Juventus". juventus.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2006.
- Part of Lee Naylor deal
- "Oba Completes Toon Transfer!". nufc.co.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2006.
- "CESSIONE A TITOLO DEFINITO DEL DIRITTO ALLE PRESTAZIONI SPORTIVE DEL CALCIATORE HOSSAM HUSSEIN ABDELHAMID AHMED 'MIDO'". asroma.it (in Italian). Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2006.
- Woodgate joins for one year on loan, Middlesbrough then have the option to buy him permanently.
- Nonda joins for one year on loan, Blackburn then have the option to buy him permanently.
- Reyes joins for one year on loan, Real Madrid then have the option to buy him permanently.
- "Baptista moves to Arsenal as Reyes joins Real Madrid". Arsenal.com.
- Part of Ashley Cole deal
- Transfers – May 2006 BBC Sport. Retrieved on 3 January 2007
- Transfers – June 2006 BBC Sport. Retrieved on 3 January 2007
- Transfers – July 2006 BBC Sport. Retrieved on 3 January 2007
- Transfers – August 2006 BBC Sport. Retrieved on 3 January 2007
- Transfers – January 2007 BBC Sport. Retrieved on 3 January 2007