Adam Chambers

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Adam Chambers
Personal information
Full name Adam Craig Chambers[1]
Date of birth (1980-11-20) 20 November 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Sandwell, England[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Walsall
Number 7
Youth career
000?–1999 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 West Bromwich Albion 58 (1)
2004 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 11 (0)
2005 Kidderminster Harriers 2 (0)
2006–2011 Leyton Orient 174 (9)
2011– Walsall 70 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:29, Aug 25 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Craig Chambers (born 20 November 1980 in Sandwell, West Midlands) is a professional footballer with Walsall. His previous clubs include West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield Wednesday, Kidderminster Harriers and Leyton Orient.

Playing career[edit]

Chambers' early career mirrored that of his twin brother James Chambers. Both played for Grove Vale F.C., whom they joined in 1996, before signing for West Bromwich Albion as apprentices in July 1997.[3] After progressing through Albion's youth system, both twins turned professional in January 1999.[3] In the 1998–99 season they became the first twins to represent England at any level when they appeared together during the World Youth Tournament in Nigeria.[3] Adam made his first team debut for Albion on 9 September 2000, coming on as a substitute in a 0–0 draw away at Stockport County.[4][5] His brother James, who had made his own debut during the previous season, played the entire match, making it the first time that twins had featured alongside each other for Albion.[3] He scored his first and what turned out to be only goal for West Brom in a 2–0 win over Portsmouth on 24 February 2001.[6] On 26 December 2002, they became the first twins to play together in the Premier League when they lined up against Arsenal, albeit that they were only on the field together for two minutes.[3][7]

Adam played more than 60 times for Albion, but often struggled to hold down a first team place. During the 2003–04 season, he went on loan to Sheffield Wednesday. In February 2005, Chambers' contract at Albion was terminated by mutual consent,[8] and he briefly joined Kidderminster Harriers.[9]

Injury ruled him out of the 2005–06 season completely and he signed a one-year deal with Leyton Orient at the beginning of 2006–07.[10] On 5 February 2007, Chambers signed a two and a half-year contract which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2008–09 season.[11] His performance in Orient's 3–1 home win over Port Vale on 20 October 2007 earned him a place in the League One Team of the Week.[12]

Chambers scored his first goal for 15 months in the 2–1 defeat to Southend United on 28 December 2009 with a 20-yard volley.

After being released from Leyton Orient, Walsall signed Chambers on 8 July 2011 on a 1 year deal, with an option of a further year. Chambers scored on his competitive debut against former club Orient with a stunning top corner drive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 82. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 546. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 48. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  4. ^ "Adam Chambers player statistics". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "Stockport 0–0 West Brom 09-09-2000". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "West Brom 2–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 24 February 2001. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "West Brom 1–2 Arsenal 26-12-2002". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  8. ^ "Robson puts pressure on defenders". BBC Sport. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2007. 
  9. ^ "Kidderminster handed League fine". BBC Sport. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2007. 
  10. ^ "Chambers ties up Orient contract". BBC Sport. 27 August 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2007. 
  11. ^ "Chambers signs new deal at Orient". BBC Sport. 5 February 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2007. 
  12. ^ "Coca-Cola League 1 Team of the Week (22/10/2007)" (PDF). The Football League On 9 June 2010, Chambers signed a new one-year contract with the O's. 22 October 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2007. 

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