Adam Nowland

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Adam Nowland
Personal information
Full name Adam Christopher Nowland
Date of birth (1981-07-06) 6 July 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Preston, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Blackpool 69 (6)
2001–2004 Wimbledon 56 (5)
2004 West Ham United 15 (1)
2004 Gillingham (loan) 3 (1)
2004–2005 Nottingham Forest 5 (0)
2005–2008 Preston North End 13 (3)
2008 Gillingham (loan) 5 (0)
2008 Stockport County (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Lancaster City 1 (0)
2008–2009 Notts County 20 (0)
2009 Blackpool 0 (0)
2009–2010 AFC Fylde 0 (0)
2010 FC Tampa Bay 1 (0)
2011 North Sound SeaWolves 3 (0)
2011 Washington Crossfire 10 (2)
Total 205 (18)
Teams managed
2011 North Sound SeaWolves (assistant)
2012– Washington Crossfire
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Christopher Nowland (born 6 July 1981 in Preston) is a retired English footballer.


Early career: Blackpool and Wimbledon[edit]

Nowland started his career at Blackpool in 1998 where he made his professional debut at the age of 17. When he scored the first of his six League goals for the club, on 19 September, he became the youngest Blackpool player ever to score a League goal.[1] Despite making 81 appearances (including 51 as a substitute in the League) and scoring seven goals for the Seasiders, he was released by manager Steve McMahon in 2001.

He signed for Wimbledon on 5 June 2001 where he made 63 appearances, scoring seven goals.

West Ham United[edit]

Nowland signed for West Ham United on 23 January 2004, making eleven appearances for the club that season. After playing five games at the start of the 2004–05 season, Nowland was loaned out for one month to Gillingham on 30 September 2004, where he played three games, scoring one goal against Burnley. On his return to West Ham he played in their 1–0 League Cup defeat to Chelsea on 27 October.[2]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 5 November 2004 Nottingham Forest signed Nowland for £250,000. He made his debut the following day in a 2–1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. However, he was to make only five appearances that season.

Preston North End[edit]

Nowland joined Preston North End on a free transfer on 27 August 2005. His debut came on 16 September in 1–0 home defeat by Stoke City. He made a good start for the club, scoring three goals in nine starts, but then suffered a broken leg on 2 January 2006 in a 3–0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road after a bad challenge by Dickson Etuhu – a player still on loan from Preston at the time. He was out of action for the rest of the 2005–06 season and missed most of the 2006–07 season before returning to action on 17 March 2007 in a 2–0 home win over Lancashire rivals Burnley. It was to be his only appearance that season.

On 20 September 2007 he once again joined Gillingham on a month's loan,[3] where he made six appearances, before returning to Preston on 20 October.

On 9 November he was loaned out again, this time to Stockport County until 1 January 2008.,[4] making four appearances. In January 2008 he was released by Preston.

Notts County[edit]

Nowland was without a club until he signed for Notts County on 26 June 2008.[5] He made his debut on 22 September in a 4–0 victory over former loan club Gillingham. After making 21 appearances in the 2007–08 season, Nowland was released by Notts County on 30 April 2009.

Return to Blackpool[edit]

On 10 August 2009 Nowland signed for Championship side Blackpool on a non-contract basis.[6] He scored his first goal in his second spell with the Seasiders in what was his only game, a 2–1 win over Crewe Alexandra in the first round of the 2009–10 League Cup on 11 August 2009.[7] Two days later he was released.[8] He then signed for Northern Premier League Division One North side A.F.C. Fylde in September 2009.

North America[edit]

Nowland joined the new USSF Division 2 franchise FC Tampa Bay in January 2010.[9] Nowland was released after making only one league appearance.

On 23 February 2011 North Sound SeaWolves of the USL Premier Development League announced the signing of Nowland as player-coach.[10] Nowland will serve as assistant coach to head coach Alex Silva as well as be a field player for the squad.

After only 3 matches with North Sound, Nowland transferred to the Washington Crossfire and made his debut on 4 June 2011, in a 2–0 loss to Victoria Highlanders.[11]

Later in 2011, he joined the Tacoma Stars of the Professional Arena Soccer League.[12]


  1. ^ Gillatt, Peter (30 November 2009). Blackpool FC On This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year. Pitch Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-905411-50-2. 
  2. ^ "Chelsea 1–0 West Ham". BBC. 27 October 2004. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "DOUBLE SIGNING: Gills sign two players". Gillingham F.C. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Stockport sign Preston's Nowland". 9 November 2007. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2007. 
  5. ^ "Notts announce deal for Nowland". 27 June 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Duo Sign on Non Contract Basis". Blackpool F.C. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Crewe vs Blackpool". Blackpool. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Pool release Carling Cup duo". Blackpool Gazette. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009. [dead link]
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  10. ^ Nowland added as player-assistant coach for Seawolves FC. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
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  12. ^ "Tacoma Stars' Adam Nowland named PASL Player of the Week". 7 December 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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