Adam Rooney

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Adam Rooney
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During 2011 pre-season
Personal information
Full name Adam Christopher Rooney[1][2]
Date of birth (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Aberdeen
Number 9
Youth career
2004 Crumlin United
2005 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Stoke City 15 (4)
2007 Yeovil Town (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Chesterfield (loan) 22 (6)
2008 Bury (loan) 16 (3)
2008–2011 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 103 (44)
2011–2013 Birmingham City 18 (4)
2012–2013 Swindon Town (loan) 29 (9)
2013–2014 Oldham Athletic 24 (4)
2014– Aberdeen 13 (7)
National team
2007–2010 Republic of Ireland U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Christopher Rooney (born 21 April 1988) is an Irish footballer who plays as a striker for Aberdeen. He previously played for Stoke City, spent spells on loan at Yeovil Town, Chesterfield and Bury, was a regular first-team member for Inverness Caledonian Thistle, and played for Birmingham City and had a loan spell at Swindon Town. He played for Oldham Athletic prior to joining Aberdeen in January 2014.

Club career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

Rooney signed for Stoke City in the summer of 2005.[3] In his first season at Stoke, Rooney made his debut at academy and reserves levels, before making his first team debut as a second-half substitute against Tamworth in the FA Cup.[3][4] Rooney scored his first goal for Stoke against Reading on 17 April 2006.[5] In only his second full start for Stoke City, he scored a hat-trick against already relegated Brighton & Hove Albion in the final fixture of the 2005–06 season to become Stoke's youngest ever hat-trick scorer.[6]

Loan moves[edit]

On 16 March 2007, it was announced that Rooney had joined Yeovil Town on loan for a month.[7] The loan was later extended until the end of the season. However he returned to Stoke on 9 May 2007, after making 1 start and 2 substitute appearances for Yeovil.[8]

In August 2007 he joined League Two side Chesterfield on a four-month loan.[9]

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

Rooney playing for Inverness in 2011
Rooney on stage as the Inverness team celebrate winning the First Division title in May 2010 at the Caledonian Stadium

Rooney travelled with Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle's squad on their pre-season tour of Denmark and returned to train with the Highland side in August, before the club announced his signing on a three-year deal.[10]

Rooney scored his first goal for Inverness CT in a 2–1 defeat at home to St. Mirren.[11] In the 2009–10 season he was awarded the 'Irn Bru Phenomenal' First Division Player of the Year award.[12] He was top scorer in the First Division with 24 goals,[13] 27 in all competitions, the last of which being scored against Dundee in the last fixture of the season. After the game the team were presented with the championship trophy.[14]

Birmingham City[edit]

After his contract with Inverness CT expired at the end of the 2010–11 season, Rooney signed a two-year deal with Championship side Birmingham City.[13] He scored what manager Chris Hughton described as "a typical poacher's goal" in a pre-season friendly against Cork City,[15] and made his league debut for the club on the opening day of the new season, playing the whole of a 2–1 defeat at Derby County.[16] His first competitive goal for the club came from the penalty spot to open the scoring away at Middlesbrough on 21 August; Middlesbrough came back to win 3–1.[17] He also scored the following week against Watford.[18] In the last game of the Europa League group stage, Rooney scored his first European goal as Birmingham beat NK Maribor 1–0, but a draw between the other two teams in the group meant Birmingham failed to progress to the last 32.[19]

Swindon Town[edit]

On the last day of the August 2012 transfer window, Rooney joined League One club Swindon Town on loan for the season with a view to a permanent transfer. Swindon defender Paul Caddis moved in the other direction, also on loan for the season.[20]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Although a deal had been agreed for Rooney to join Swindon permanently at the end of the season, the club's new owners questioned the validity of the contract, and the player trained with League One club Oldham Athletic during 2013 pre-season while discussions continued to resolve the situation.[21] On 1 August, he signed a two-year contract with Oldham, with an option of a further year.[22] He scored his first goals for the club against Port Vale, scoring twice in a 3–1 win at Boundary Park.[23]

Aberdeen[edit]

On 23 January 2014, Rooney signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen.[24] He scored on his debut two days later in a 2–2 draw with Motherwell at Fir Park,[25] and scored his second in as many matches, as well as crossing for Jonny Hayes' opening goal, as Aberdeen beat St. Johnstone 4–0 to progress to the League Cup Final.[26] Rooney scored his fifth goal in six appearances on 25 February, to help his side end Celtic's 26-match unbeaten run in the Premiership season.[27]Rooney scored his 6th goal in 8 appearances in a 1–0 Scottish Cup Quarter-Final win over Dumbarton.

Rooney started for Aberdeen against his former club Inverness C.T. in the 2014 Scottish League Cup Final. A 0–0 scoreline after 90 minutes led to extra time and penalties, where Rooney scored the decisive penalty kick in a 4–2 victory to win the League Cup; it was Aberdeen's first piece of silverware for 19 years. Rooney was voted Scottish Premier player of the month for February 2014.

He started the 2014-2015 season strongly by scoring 2 goals in a 5-0 home victory against FK Daugava Riga in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. Adam continued his strong start to the season scoring a 1st half hat-trick in a 3-0 away win in the second leg against FK Daugava Riga.

International career[edit]

Rooney played for the Republic of Ireland under-18 team in the 2005 European Youth Olympic Festival in Lignano Sabbiadoro; he scored twice as Ireland beat Switzerland to win the bronze medal.[28] On 14 May 2007, Rooney scored a hat trick in the Ireland under-19s' 3–0 win over Bulgaria in the elite qualifying phase of the 2007 European Under-19 Championships.[29]

He was capped nine times for the under-21 team between 2007 and 2010.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 July 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2005–06[31] Championship 5 4 2 0 7 4
2006–07[32] Championship 10 0 2 0 12 0
Total 15 4 4 0 0 0 19 4
Yeovil Town (loan) 2006–07[32] League One 3 0 3 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2007–08[33] League Two 22 6 1 0 1[a] 0 24 6
Bury (loan) 2007–08[33] League Two 16 3 16 3
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2008–09[11] Scottish Premier League 30 5 3 1 3 0 36 6
2009–10[34] Scottish League First Division 35 24 2 0 2 2 3[b] 0 42 26
2010–11[35] Scottish Premier League 38 15 3 4 1 2 42 21
Total 103 44 8 5 6 4 3 0 120 53
Birmingham City 2011–12[36] Championship 18 4 5 2 1 0 5[c] 1 29 7
2012–13[37] Championship 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 18 4 5 2 2 0 5 1 30 7
Swindon Town (loan) 2012–13[37] League One 29 9 1 0 3[d] 1 33 10
Oldham Athletic 2013–14[38] League One 24 4 5 2 1 0 3[a] 1 33 7
Aberdeen 2013–14[38] Scottish Premiership 13 7 3 1 2 1 18 9
2014–15[39] Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[c] 5 2 5
Total 13 7 3 1 2 1 2 5 20 14
Career Total 243 81 27 10 11 5 17 8 297 104
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Scottish League Challenge Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two appearances and one goal in League One playoffs

Personal life[edit]

Rooney was born in Dublin.[2] His older brother Mark is also a footballer.[40]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Edinburgh: Mainstream. p. 352. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3. 
  3. ^ a b c "Player Profiles: Adam Rooney". Stoke City F.C. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Tamworth 1–1 Stoke (aet)". BBC Sport. 17 January 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Reading 3–1 Stoke". BBC Sport. 17 April 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Brighton 1–5 Stoke". BBC Sport. 30 April 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Yeovil bag Stoke's Rooney on loan". BBC Sport. 16 March 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rooney returns from Yeovil spell". BBC Sport. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
  9. ^ "Chesterfield sign Stoke's Rooney". BBC Sport. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  10. ^ "Rooney signs for Caley Thistle". Inverness Courier. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
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  12. ^ "Irn-Bru SFL end of season awards – 2009/2010". Scottish Professional Football League. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Birmingham City win the race to sign Inverness CT ace Adam Rooney". Daily Record (Glasgow). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Bannerman, Charles (1 May 2010). "Inverness CT 1–0 Dundee". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Hughton happy with winning start". Birmingham City F.C. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "Derby 2–1 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Middlesbrough 1–1 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Watford 2–2 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  19. ^ Tattum, Colin (16 December 2011). "irmingham City 1 NK Maribor 0". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  20. ^ Walker, Andy (31 August 2012). "Caddis arrives in swap deal". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Oldham confirm Rooney training arrangement". Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
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  23. ^ "Oldham 3–1 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
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  25. ^ Southwick, Andrew (25 January 2014). "Motherwell 2–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  26. ^ Briggs, Nial (2 February 2014). "Jonny Hayes' goals inspire Aberdeen to 4–0 St Johnstone semi-final win". The Observer (London). Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  27. ^ Southwick, Andrew (25 February 2014). "Aberdeen 2–1 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  28. ^ Stokes, Mark (11 July 2005). "How the Irish fared". The Irish Emigrant. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  29. ^ "UEFA U-19s Ireland 3–0 Bulgaria". RTÉ Sport. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  30. ^ "Four changes to U21 squad". Football Association of Ireland (FAI). 31 August 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
    "Young U21s lose narrowly in Switzerland". FAI. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
    "U21s fall to late winner in Turkey". FAI. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Adam Rooney in 2014/15". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  40. ^ Forsyth, Paul (17 April 2010). "Rooney: big name, big player". The Times (London). Retrieved 27 August 2012 – via NewsBank. 

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