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Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson
Thompson playing for Southend United in 2014
Personal information
Full name Adam Lee Thompson[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Southend United
Number 5
Youth career
Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Watford 14 (1)
2011 Brentford (loan) 8 (0)
2012 Brentford (loan) 12 (0)
2012 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Barnet (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Southend United (loan) 9 (0)
2014– Southend United 35 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland U17 2 (0)
Northern Ireland U19 8 (1)
2010– Northern Ireland U21 11 (1)
2011– Northern Ireland 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:01, 21 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:39, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Adam Lee Thompson (born 28 September 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Southend United.[2] A graduate of Watford's youth academy, he made his professional debut for the club in 2010, and his senior international debut for Northern Ireland the following year.

Contents

  • Club career 1
    • Watford 1.1
    • Loan Spells 1.2
    • Southend United 1.3
  • International career 2
  • Career statistics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Club career

Watford

A member of the Watford academy since he was eleven, he was handed the number 29 jersey for the 2010–11 season.[3]

He made his professional debut for the club on 24 August 2010, in their 2–1 League Cup Second Round exit to Notts County at Vicarage Road.[4] Thompson made his league debut against Burnley at home on 12 February, a game Watford lost 3–1. Thompson later signed his first professional contract at Watford, which keeps him until 2013.[5] Thompson scored his first professional goal for Watford three days later.[6] In June 2011, Thompson signed a new contract with Watford, keeping him until 2014.[7]

Upon his return from his loan spell at Barnet, Thompson then made his first league appearance under Gianfranco Zola having come on as a substitute for Daniel Pudil against Birmingham City on 16 February 2013.[8]

Loan Spells

On 25 August 2011, Thompson joined Brentford on a month's loan,[9] scoring on his Bees debut in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie away to MK Dons. His goal made the match 1–1 at the time, it finished 3–3 with Brentford winning 4–3 on penalties.[10] His loan was later extended for another month.[11] Thompson returned to Watford on 26 October.[12] Thompson re-joined Brentford on a one-month youth loan in early February[13] which was extended until the end of the season on 10 April.[14] Throughout the season, Thompson played a total of 22 games for Brentford in all competitions, but did not make an appearance for Watford.[15]

During the first month of the 2012–13 season, Thompson played the entire game in Watford's League Cup tie against Bradford City, and subsequently joined Wycombe Wanderers on a month-long youth loan.[16] Two days after joining the club, Thompson made his Wycombe Wanderers debut, playing 90 minutes, in a 1-0 loss against Southend United.[17] However, just two appearance, Thompson returned to his parent club.

On 4 January 2013, Thompson joined Barnet on loan for a month.[18] He made his debut as an 82nd-minute substitute for Ricky Holmes in a 2–0 home win over Bradford City.[19] On 14 January, Thompson returned to Watford early after suffering a dislocated and fractured shoulder in training.[20]

Southend United

On 9 August 2013, Thompson announced via Twitter that he had joined League Two outfit Southend United on loan.[21][22] Thompson made his Southend United debut, coming on as a substitute for Marc Laird seven minutes from full-time, in a 1-0 loss against Hartlepool United.[23] Thompson made nine appearance in the first half of the season, due to his international commitment.[24]

In January 2014, Thompson made the move to Southend United a permanent one for undisclosed fee, signing an 18-month contract.[25] Just after finishing his loan spell, Thompson attracted interests from two clubs before Southend United successfully won the race to sign Thompson.[26] Thompson's first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis came on 18 January 2014, where he set up a goal for Barry Corr, in a 3-0 win over Chesterfield.[27] Thompson ended his season, making sixteen appearance (as well combining his loan spell at Southend United) after he injured his calf,[28] although he never played throughout the 2013-14 season despite being fit[29] and being once on the bench.[30]

The next season, Thompson missed the first four matches, due being on the bench and made his first appearance, coming on as a substitute in the first half, in a 2-0 loss against Plymouth Argyle on 30 August 2014.[31] Since recovering from a calf injury, Thompson have established himself in the 2014-15 season despite missing out for four matches in late-December.[32] Thompson was once again on the sidelined during a match against Mansfield Town on 3 April 2015 when he was injured in the first half and had to be substituted by Cian Bolger.[33] After having surgery, it was announced that Thompson would be out for the reminder of the season and ended his season, making twenty-nine appearance in all competitions.[34] Despite being absent, the club went on achieve promotion to Football League One after beating Wycombe Wanderers in the play-off final.

International career

In September 2008 he was called up to the Northern Ireland under-17 squad.[35]

He was a part of the under-19s run to the Milk Cup final in 2010. On 27 July he scored a vital equalizer against Mexico at the Coleraine Showgrounds,[36] which helped take the team above Mexico on goal difference in the final table.

In August 2010, he received his first call-up the under-21 squad,[37] and he played for the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team in a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification match against Germany on 7 September 2010.[38] He was called up to the senior Northern Ireland team for the first time in February 2011.[39] He made his debut on 9 February 2011, as a 66th-minute substitute in Northern Ireland's 3–0 defeat to Scotland in the 2011 Nations Cup. Scotland did not score while Thompson was on the field.[40]

Career statistics

As of 5 October 2013.
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2010–11[41] 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1
2011–12[42] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1
Brentford (loan)
2011–12[43]
20 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 22 1
Total 20 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 22 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan)
2012–13[44]
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Barnet (loan)
2012–13[45]
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Southend United (loan)
2013–14[46]
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 40 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 43 2
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References

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  15. ^ "Adam Thompson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
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External links

  • Profile at irishfa.com
  • Adam Thompson career statistics at Soccerbase
  • Adam Thompson profile at Soccerway
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