Adam Nelson (footballer)
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|Full name||Adam Edgar Nelson|
|Date of birth||24 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:24, 1 May 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
In 2000, Nelson won international schoolboy football honours gaining 11 caps and being an ever-present in the Scottish Schools 15's side during which he was involved in three live televised matches. Adam, a left-sided midfield player, came to the selectors' attention with his performances in the school senior side and the Scottish Cup winning East-Midlothian team of 1999.
At the end of the session Adam joined English 1st Division side Blackburn Rovers and made excellent progress through their academy teams. Despite being two years below the age limit he forced himself into the squad which reached the FA Youth Cup Final losing to Arsenal. Adam played in midfield for the second leg of the final at Ewood Park and was one of Blackburn's most accomplished performers as the home side won by 3–1, live on SKY Sports.
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