Adam Armstrong (footballer)

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Adam Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Adam James Armstrong[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 17)[2]
Place of birth West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne[3]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[2]
Playing position Forward[2]
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United[2]
Number 43
Youth career
2006– Newcastle United[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Newcastle United 4 (0)
National team
2012–2013 England U16 6 (2)
2013–2014 England U17 12 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 28 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:40, 12 May 2014 (UTC) [4]

Adam James Armstrong (born 10 February 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Newcastle United.[2]

Club career[edit]

A lifelong Newcastle fan, Armstrong joined the club at the age of nine and progressed through the ranks, scoring five times in his first five Barclays Under-21 Premier League matches.[2]

Armstrong was named among Newcastle's substitutes for the first time on 28 January 2014 for a Premier League game against Norwich City.[5] On 15 March 2014, Armstrong made his debut as an 86th minute substitute in a Premier League defeat to Fulham,[6] making him only the second youngest player to play for Newcastle in the Premier League after Kazenga LuaLua.[7]

International career[edit]

Armstrong has represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels.[4] He made his debut for the under-16 side on 27 September 2012, in a 5-0 win against Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield,[8] as England retained the tournament for the twelfth year in a row following wins against Wales,[9] and Scotland.[10] He scored his first goal for the team on 13 February 2013, in a friendly against Germany after replacing Izzy Brown in the second half.[11] He was named in the England squad to take part in the 2013 Montaigu Tournament in France, with England drawn against Germany, Netherlands and Chile.[12] England began the tournament with a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands,[13] and beat Chile 3-1 in the second game, thanks to goals from Patrick Roberts and Giorgio Rasulo.[14] A 1-1 draw with Germany in the final game meant that England finished as group winners and would face Turkey in the final.[15] Armstrong scored in the final which England lost on penalties after the game had finished 2-2.[16]

This was to be his last appearance for the under-16 team, as he moved up to the under-17 side and scored on his debut in a 1-0 win against Turkey in the FA International Tournament held at St George's Park National Football Centre in Burton upon Trent.[17] He was named in the squad for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round matches against Armenia, Gibraltar and Republic of Ireland, scoring twice in each of the three games, as England won the group scoring 18 goals without conceding a single goal.[18] England were subsequently drawn against Czech Republic (group hosts), Albania and Italy in the elite round.[19] Armstrong played in the first two games, both 1-0 wins against the Czech Republic[20] and Albania.[21] The results left England needing only a draw against Italy in the final game to qualify for the tournament, and Armstrong opened the scoring as England won 2-1 and sealed qualification to the final tournament, held in Malta.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2013–14[23] Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Honours[edit]

England U-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated Barclays Premier League Squad Lists 2013/14". Premier League. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Adam Armstrong". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Adam Armstrong commits future to Newcastle United by signing a long-term deal". ChronicleLive.co.uk. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Adam Armstrong". http://www.thefa.com/. The Football Association. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Norwich 0 – 0 Newcastle". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fulham 1 – 0 Newcastle". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Season 2013/14 Fulham (a)". http://www.nufc.com/. nufc.com. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Northern Ireland v England" TheFA.com. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Wales v England" TheFA.com. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  10. ^ "England v Scotland" TheFA.com. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Match report Germany U16 - England U16, 13.02.2013" transfermarkt. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  12. ^ " England U16s 2013 Montaigu Tournament Squad" England Football Blog. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Netherlands v England" TheFA.com. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  14. ^ "Chile v England" TheFA.com. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Germany v England" TheFA.com. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  16. ^ "Turkey v England" TheFA.com. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  17. ^ "England v Turkey" TheFA.com. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  18. ^ "England U17s striker Adam Armstrong delighted with six goals" TheFA.com. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  19. ^ "Young Lions face Elite Round trip to Czech Republic" TheFA.com. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  20. ^ "Czech Republic v England" TheFA.com. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  21. ^ "England U17s 1-0 Albania U17s" TheFA.com. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  22. ^ "Armstrong and Solanke fire England U17s into Euro Finals" TheFA.com. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  23. ^ "Games played by Adam Armstrong in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

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