Adam Bygrave

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Adam Bygrave
Personal information
Full name Adam Michael Bygrave
Date of birth (1989-02-24) 24 February 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Walthamstow, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
000?–2007 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Reading 0 (0)
2007–2008 Gillingham (loan) 15 (0)
2008–2009 Weymouth 16 (1)
2009–2010 Histon 34 (0)
2010–2011 Hayes & Yeading United 44 (0)
2011–2012 Farnborough 39 (4)
2012– Hayes & Yeading United 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:41, 8 May 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Michael Bygrave (born 24 February 1989) is an English footballer defender who plays for English Conference South side Hayes & Yeading United

Career[edit]

Bygrave joined Reading's Youth Academy as a junior, and on 6 July 2007, he signed a one-year professional contract with Reading.[1]

Bygrave joined Gillingham on loan on 20 November 2007 initially for one month.[2] He made his league debut in Gillingham's 2–1 win over Hartlepool United on 24 November 2007,[3] and the loan was then extended for a second month,[4] then a third,[5] then finally extended to the end of the 2007–08 season.[6] However, the loan was then cut short, and Bygrave returned to Reading on 22 April 2008.[7]

He was released by Reading at the end of his current contract,[8] and signed with Conference National side Weymouth on 25 May 2008.[9] He signed for fellow Conference team Histon for a fee of £5,000 on 1 January 2009.[10]

Bygrave signed for Hayes & Yeading United on 2 August 2010.[11]

Out of contract at the end of the 2010–11 season, he followed manager Garry Haylock to Farnborough.[12]

On 27 August 2012 he was sacked by Farnborough after being found to have made "numerous racist, disabled and paedophile based comments on social networking sites which are totally unacceptable in any walk of life," and became a free agent.[13][14][15]

He re-signed for Hayes & Yeading United in December 2012 after serving a football ban for the offence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royals make six Academy signings". readingfc.co.uk. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Defender makes loan move". readingfc.co.uk. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham 2–1 Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 24 November 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Bygrave gets extended stay". readingfc.co.uk. 21 December 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "Bygrave extends Gills stay". readingfc.co.uk. 21 January 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "Gills extend Bygrave loan deal". readingfc.co.uk. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Youngster back after loan". readingfc.co.uk. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2008. 
  8. ^ "Four offered deals, six released". readingfc.co.uk. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "Terras swoop for ex-Royal Bygrave". BBC Sport. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Lewer mulls over contract offer". BBC Sport. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  11. ^ "Trio sign contracts with Hayes and Yeading United". BBC Sport. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Farnborough Football Club". Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Club Statement". Farnborough F.C. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Farnborough's Adam Bygrave sacked for Facebook remarks". BBC News. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (28 August 2012). "Non-league footballer sacked over Facebook posts". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

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