List of English football transfers summer 2006

Michael Ballack's arrival at Chelsea was one of the most high-profile transfers of the summer.

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.[1] It also became the sixth highest costing transfer of all time.[1] 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.[2] In total, Premiership clubs spent the highest amount on transfers in the summer since the transfer window system was introduced.[3]

Summer transfer window


Date Name Nat Moving from Moving to Fee
2 May 2006 Grzegorz Rasiak Poland Tottenham Hotspur Southampton £2m
6 May 2006 DJ Campbell England Brentford Birmingham City £2m
8 May 2006 Jimmy Bullard England Wigan Athletic Fulham £2.5m
15 May 2006 Michael Ballack Germany Germany Bayern Munich Chelsea Free
23 May 2006 Tomáš Rosický Czech Republic Germany Borussia Dortmund Arsenal £6.8m
24 May 2006 David Sommeil France Manchester City Sheffield United Free
25 May 2006 Robert Pirès France Arsenal Spain Villarreal Free
26 May 2006 Paul Dickov Scotland Blackburn Rovers Manchester City Free
30 May 2006 Andrew Johnson England Crystal Palace Everton £8.6m
30 May 2006 Salomon Kalou Ivory Coast Netherlands Feyenoord Chelsea Undisclosed
31 May 2006 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine Italy A.C. Milan Chelsea £30m[1][4]
31 May 2006 Cameron Jerome England Wales Cardiff City Birmingham City £3m


Date Name Nat Moving from Moving to Fee
1 June 2006 Henrique Hilário Portugal Portugal Nacional Madeira Chelsea Free
Andy Gray Scotland Sunderland Burnley £750k
2 June 2006 John Obi Mikel Nigeria Manchester United Chelsea £16m[5]
6 June 2006 Juan Sebastián Verón Argentina Chelsea Argentina Estudiantes Two-season long loan
8 June 2006 Lee Bowyer England Newcastle United West Ham United £3.5m
14 June 2006 Michael Chopra England Newcastle United Wales Cardiff City £500k
Joleon Lescott England Wolverhampton Wanderers Everton £5m
Claude Davis Jamaica Preston North End Sheffield United £3.5m
Eidur Guðjohnsen Iceland Chelsea Spain Barcelona £8m[4]
15 June 2006 Jonathan Spector United States Manchester United West Ham United £500k
19 June 2006 Jiri Jarosik Czech Republic Chelsea Scotland Celtic Undisclosed
21 June 2006 Ousmane Dabo France Italy Lazio Manchester City Free
22 June 2006 Craig Bellamy Wales Blackburn Rovers Liverpool £6m
26 June 2006 Danny Pugh England Leeds United Preston North End £250k
Jason Brown Wales Gillingham Blackburn Rovers Free
Fitz Hall England Crystal Palace Wigan Athletic £3m
John Hartson Wales Scotland Celtic West Bromwich Albion Undisclosed
28 June 2006 Stephen Kelly Republic of Ireland Tottenham Hotspur Birmingham City £750k
Glen Johnson England Chelsea Portsmouth Season-long loan
Aki Riihilahti Finland Crystal Palace Germany Kaiserslautern Free
29 June 2006 Colin Cameron Scotland Wolverhampton Wanderers Coventry City Free
30 June 2006 Bruno Cheyrou France Liverpool France Rennes Undisclosed
Leon Cort England Hull City Crystal Palace £1.25m
Chris Powell England Charlton Athletic Watford Free
Didier Zokora Ivory Coast France Saint-Étienne Tottenham Hotspur £8.2m


Date Name Nat Moving from Moving to Fee
1 July 2006 Gabriel Paletta Argentina Argentina Banfield Liverpool Undisclosed
David Bellion France Manchester United France Nice Undisclosed
Kenny Miller Scotland Wolverhampton Wanderers Scotland Celtic Free
Tim Howard United States Manchester United Everton Season-long loan
Dimitar Berbatov Bulgaria Germany Bayer Leverkusen Tottenham Hotspur £10.9m[6]
3 July 2006 Francis Jeffers England Charlton Athletic Blackburn Rovers Free
Jason Roberts Grenada Wigan Athletic Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed
4 July 2006 Chris Perry England Charlton Athletic West Bromwich Albion Free
Mikele Leigertwood England Crystal Palace Sheffield United £600k
5 July 2006 Shaka Hislop Trinidad and Tobago West Ham United United States Major League Soccer
(FC Dallas)[7]
Bradley Wright-Phillips England Manchester City Southampton Undisclosed
Stan Lazaridis Australia Birmingham City Australia Perth Glory Free
Fábio Aurélio Brazil Spain Valencia Liverpool Free
Fernando Morientes Spain Liverpool Spain Valencia £3m[4][8]
Carlton Cole England Chelsea West Ham United Undisclosed
6 July 2006 Tyrone Mears England Preston North End West Ham United £1m
Bruno N'Gotty France Bolton Wanderers Birmingham City Free
Li Tie China Everton Sheffield United Free
7 July 2006 Emile Heskey England Birmingham City Wigan Athletic £5.5m
11 July 2006 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Netherlands Middlesbrough Charlton Athletic Free
Chris Kirkland England Liverpool Wigan Athletic Six-month loan
Seol Ki-Hyeon South Korea Wolverhampton Wanderers Reading £1.5m
Gabriel Zakuani Democratic Republic of the Congo Leyton Orient Fulham £1.5m
Mark Kennedy Republic of Ireland Wolverhampton Wanderers Crystal Palace Free
Paul Smith England Southampton Nottingham Forest £500k
Dietmar Hamann Germany Liverpool Bolton Wanderers Free
12 July 2006 Dietmar Hamann Germany Bolton Wanderers Manchester City Free[9]
Djibril Cissé France Liverpool France Marseille Season-long loan
Damien Francis Jamaica Wigan Athletic Watford £1.5m
Björn Runström Sweden Sweden Hammarby Fulham Undisclosed
14 July 2006 Sam Sodje Nigeria Brentford Reading £350k
Abdoulaye Méïté Ivory Coast France Marseille Bolton Wanderers Undisclosed
Dean Marney England Tottenham Hotspur Hull City Undisclosed
18 July 2006 Denny Landzaat Netherlands Netherlands AZ Alkmaar Wigan Athletic Undisclosed
Jay-Jay Okocha Nigeria Bolton Wanderers Qatar Qatar Sports Club Free
19 July 2006 Kenny Cunningham Republic of Ireland Birmingham City Sunderland Free
Pedro Pelé Cape Verde Portugal Belenenses Southampton Undisclosed
20 July 2006 Bernardo Corradi Italy Spain Valencia Manchester City Undisclosed
Gary Breen Republic of Ireland Sunderland Wolverhampton Wanderers Free
Barry Hayles Jamaica Millwall Plymouth Argyle £100k
21 July 2006 Kelvin Davis England Sunderland Southampton £1m
David Livermore England Millwall Leeds United Undisclosed
22 July 2006 Damien Duff Republic of Ireland Chelsea Newcastle United £5m
Asier del Horno Spain Chelsea Spain Valencia £4.8m[4]
24 July 2006 Rob Hulse England Leeds United Sheffield United £2.2m
25 July 2006 James Scowcroft England Coventry City Crystal Palace £500k
26 July 2006 Sander Westerveld Netherlands Portsmouth Spain UD Almería Free
Julio Arca Argentina Sunderland Middlesbrough £1.75m
Quinton Fortune South Africa Manchester United Bolton Wanderers Free
Jermaine Pennant England Birmingham City Liverpool £6.7m
Kevin Nicholls England Luton Town Leeds United £700k
27 July 2006 Jay Bothroyd England Charlton Athletic Wolverhampton Wanderers Free
Franck Queudrue France Middlesbrough Fulham Undisclosed
28 July 2006 Benni McCarthy South Africa Portugal FC Porto Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed
David Thompson England Wigan Athletic Portsmouth Free
Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands Manchester United Spain Real Madrid £10.2m[4]
29 July 2006 Carl Fletcher Wales West Ham United Crystal Palace £400k
Rudi Skacel Czech Republic Scotland Hearts Southampton £1.6m
31 July 2006 Lee Croft England Manchester City Norwich City £600k
Michael Carrick England Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United £18.6m


Date Name Nat Moving from Moving to Fee
1 August 2006 Emmerson Boyce England Crystal Palace Wigan Athletic £1m
John Paintsil Ghana Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv West Ham United £1m
David Livermore England Leeds United Hull City Undisclosed
2 August 2006 Jamie Clapham England Birmingham City Wolverhampton Wanderers Free
Danny Higginbotham England Southampton Stoke City £225k
Kevin Campbell England West Bromwich Albion Wales Cardiff City Free
Willo Flood Republic of Ireland Manchester City Wales Cardiff City Undisclosed
3 August 2006 Geoff Horsfield England Sheffield United Leeds United Five-month loan
Mario Melchiot Netherlands Birmingham City France Rennes Free
Luis Antonio Valencia Ecuador Spain Villarreal Wigan Athletic Season-long loan
Jonatan Johansson Finland Charlton Athletic Sweden Malmö FF Free
4 August 2006 Antonio Barragán Spain Liverpool Spain Deportivo La Coruña £680k
Jhon Viáfara Colombia Portsmouth Southampton Undisclosed
Radhi Jaïdi Tunisia Bolton Wanderers Birmingham City £2m
Ryan Smith England Arsenal Derby County Undisclosed
Matthew Oakley England Southampton Derby County Free
Sebastian Larsson Sweden Arsenal Birmingham City Six-month loan
Mario Lička Czech Republic Czech Republic FC Slovácko Southampton Free
Gerard Piqué Spain Manchester United Spain Real Zaragoza Season-long loan
6 August 2006 Danny Shittu Nigeria Queens Park Rangers Watford £1.6m
7 August 2006 Hernán Crespo Argentina Chelsea Italy Inter Milan Two season-long loan[10]
8 August 2006 George McCartney Northern Ireland Sunderland West Ham United £600k
Clive Clarke Republic of Ireland West Ham United Sunderland Swap[11]
Zesh Rehman England Fulham Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed
Sol Campbell England Arsenal Portsmouth Free
Amady Faye Senegal Newcastle United Charlton Athletic £2m
Djimi Traoré Mali Liverpool Charlton Athletic £2m
Simon Charlton England Norwich City Oldham Athletic Free
9 August 2006 Tamás Priskin Hungary Hungary Győri ETO Watford £1m
Dexter Blackstock England Southampton Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed
10 August 2006 Tomasz Kuszczak Poland West Bromwich Albion Manchester United Season-long loan[12]
Paul McShane Republic of Ireland Manchester United West Bromwich Albion Swap[13]
Luke Steele England Manchester United West Bromwich Albion Swap[13]
Ben Foster England Manchester United Watford Season-long loan
Hatem Trabelsi Tunisia Netherlands Ajax Manchester City Free
11 August 2006 David James England Manchester City Portsmouth £1.2m[4]
Hayden Foxe Australia Unattached Leeds United[14] Free
14 August 2006 Scott Carson England Liverpool Charlton Athletic Season-long loan
15 August 2006 Andreas Isaksson Sweden France Rennes Manchester City £2m
16 August 2006 Mo Camara Guinea Scotland Celtic Derby County Free
Robert Green England Norwich City West Ham United £2m
Gary McSheffrey England Coventry City Birmingham City £4m
Andy Reid Republic of Ireland Tottenham Hotspur Charlton Athletic £3m
Phil Bardsley England Manchester United Scotland Rangers Season-long loan
17 August 2006 Nwankwo Kanu Nigeria West Bromwich Albion Portsmouth Free
Jemal Johnson United States Blackburn Rovers Wolverhampton Wanderers Loan[15]
18 August 2006 Dirk Kuyt Netherlands Netherlands Feyenoord Liverpool £10m[4]
Arturo Lupoli Italy Arsenal Derby County Season-long loan
21 August 2006 Khalid Boulahrouz Netherlands Germany Hamburg Chelsea Undisclosed
Anthony Le Tallec France Liverpool France Sochaux Season-long loan
22 August 2006 Jean-Alain Boumsong France Newcastle United Italy Juventus £3.3m/€4.8m[16]
Kevin Phillips England Aston Villa West Bromwich Albion £700k
23 August 2006 Mathieu Berson France Aston Villa Spain Levante Undisclosed
Tobias Hysen Sweden Sweden Djurgårdens IF Sunderland £1.7m
Andre Ooijer Netherlands Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed
24 August 2006 Lee Naylor England Wolverhampton Wanderers Scotland Celtic £600k
Charlie Mulgrew Scotland Scotland Celtic Wolverhampton Wanderers Swap[17]
Obafemi Martins Nigeria Italy Inter Milan Newcastle United £10.1m/€15m[18]
25 August 2006 Nicolas Anelka France Turkey Fenerbahçe Bolton Wanderers £8m
Sam Parkin England Ipswich Town Luton Town £340k
Ulises de la Cruz Ecuador Aston Villa Reading Free
Kevin Kyle Scotland Sunderland Coventry City Undisclosed
29 August 2006 Szilárd Németh Slovakia Middlesbrough Germany Alemannia Aachen Free
Mido Egypt Italy A.S. Roma Tottenham Hotspur £4.5m/€6.75m[19]
Andranik Teymourian Iran Iran F.C. Aboomoslem Bolton Wanderers Undisclosed
30 August 2006 Junior Agogo Ghana Bristol Rovers Nottingham Forest Undisclosed
Stiliyan Petrov Bulgaria Scotland Celtic Aston Villa £6.5m
Neil Mellor England Liverpool Preston North End Undisclosed
Manuel Fernandes Portugal Portugal Benfica Portsmouth Season-long loan
Jonathan Woodgate England Spain Real Madrid Middlesbrough Season-long loan[20]
Souleymane Diawara Senegal France Sochaux Charlton Athletic £3.7m
Tommy Smith England Derby County Watford £500k
Giuseppe Rossi Italy Manchester United Newcastle United Four-month loan
31 August 2006 Ricardo Fuller Jamaica Southampton Stoke City £100k
Andy Cole England Manchester City Portsmouth £500k
Florent Sinama-Pongolle France Liverpool Spain Recreativo de Huelva Season-long loan
Steed Malbranque France Fulham Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed
Wayne Routledge England Tottenham Hotspur Fulham Season-long loan
Jonathan Douglas Republic of Ireland Blackburn Rovers Leeds United Undisclosed
Paul Ince England Wolverhampton Wanderers Swindon Town Free
Sylvain Legwinski France Fulham Ipswich Town Undisclosed
Dwight Yorke Trinidad and Tobago Australia Sydney FC Sunderland £200k
Jason Euell Jamaica Charlton Athletic Middlesbrough £300k
Nicky Forster England Ipswich Town Hull City £250k
Omar Pouso Uruguay Uruguay Penarol Charlton Athletic Season-long loan
Javier Mascherano Argentina Argentina Corinthians West Ham United Undisclosed
Carlos Tevez Argentina Argentina Corinthians West Ham United Undisclosed
Niko Kranjčar Croatia Croatia Hajduk Split Portsmouth £3.5m
Kevin Kilbane Republic of Ireland Everton Wigan Athletic £2m
Colin Kazim-Richards England Brighton & Hove Albion Sheffield United £150k
Shabani Nonda Democratic Republic of the Congo Italy AS Roma Blackburn Rovers Season-long loan[21]
Jan Kromkamp Netherlands Liverpool Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Undisclosed
Graham Kavanagh Republic of Ireland Wigan Athletic Sunderland £500k
Roudolphe Douala Cameroon Portugal Sporting Clube de Portugal Portsmouth Season-long loan
Iñigo Idiakez Spain Derby County Southampton £250k
Leon McKenzie England Norwich City Coventry City £1m
Stanislav Varga Slovakia Scotland Celtic Sunderland Undisclosed
Ross Wallace Scotland Scotland Celtic Sunderland Undisclosed
Antoine Sibierski France Manchester City Newcastle United Undisclosed
Pascal Cygan France Arsenal Villarreal £2m
DaMarcus Beasley United States Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Manchester City Season-long loan
Michael Bridges England Carlisle United Hull City £350k
David Cotterill Wales Bristol City Wigan Athletic £2m
José Antonio Reyes Spain Arsenal Spain Real Madrid Season-long loan[22]
Júlio Baptista Brazil Spain Real Madrid Arsenal Undisclosed[23]
Liam Miller Republic of Ireland Manchester United Sunderland Free
David Connolly Republic of Ireland Wigan Athletic Sunderland Undisclosed
Eirik Bakke Norway Leeds United Norway Brann Free
Junichi Inamoto Japan West Bromwich Albion Turkey Galatasaray Undisclosed
Shefki Kuqi Finland Blackburn Rovers Crystal Palace £2.5m
Svetoslav Todorov Bulgaria Portsmouth Wigan Athletic Season-long loan
Pascal Chimbonda France Wigan Athletic Tottenham Hotspur £6m
Robert Huth Germany Chelsea Middlesbrough £6m
Ashley Cole England Arsenal Chelsea £5m
William Gallas France Chelsea Arsenal Swap[24]
Denílson Brazil Brazil São Paulo Arsenal £3.4m

See also

Notes and references

  1. 1 2 3 Chelsea complete Shevchenko deal BBC Sport. Retrieved on 6 January 2007
  2. "Transfer Shorts". Football Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. Premier clubs enjoy summer spree BBC News. Retrieved on 9 January 2007
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Some sources state the fee as being undisclosed.
  5. £12m paid to Manchester United, and £4m to Lyn Oslo. This was an unusual transfer; see John Obi Mikel's article for details.
  6. "NINE FOR BERBATOV". Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  7. In Major League Soccer, all player contracts are owned by the league, not by individual teams.
  8. "MORIENTES LEAVES FOR VALENCIA". Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Part of George McCartney deal
  12. Kuszczak joins United on loan for the first season and then will sign permanently in July 2007.
  13. 1 2 Part of Tomasz Kuszczak deal
  14. Previous club: Leicester City
  15. "Johnson completes move to Wolves". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  16. "Boumsong joins Juventus". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2006.
  17. Part of Lee Naylor deal
  18. "Oba Completes Toon Transfer!". Retrieved 30 August 2006.
  19. "CESSIONE A TITOLO DEFINITO DEL DIRITTO ALLE PRESTAZIONI SPORTIVE DEL CALCIATORE HOSSAM HUSSEIN ABDELHAMID AHMED 'MIDO'". (in Italian). Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2006.
  20. Woodgate joins for one year on loan, Middlesbrough then have the option to buy him permanently.
  21. Nonda joins for one year on loan, Blackburn then have the option to buy him permanently.
  22. Reyes joins for one year on loan, Real Madrid then have the option to buy him permanently.
  23. "Baptista moves to Arsenal as Reyes joins Real Madrid".
  24. Part of Ashley Cole deal

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