Adam Taggart

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Adam Taggart
Adam Taggart 2013.jpg
Taggart with the Young Socceroos in 2013
Personal information
Full name Adam Jake Taggart[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-02) 2 June 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[2][3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 17
Youth career
2007–2008 WA NTC
2008–2009 Perth Glory
2009–2010 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Perth Glory 10 (1)
2012–2014 Newcastle Jets 44 (18)
2014– Fulham 0 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Australia U-20 14 (7)
2011– Australia U-23 5 (0)
2012– Australia 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2014

Adam Jake Taggart (born 2 June 1993) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Fulham as a striker and the Australia national team. Taggart is the current holder of the Nike A-League Golden Boot award, scoring 16 goals in 25 appearances for the Jets during the 2013/14 A-League season. [4]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Perth Glory[edit]

Taggart made his senior debut in a 1-1 draw with Melbourne Heart in January 2011.[5] He scored his first goal in a loss to Gold Coast United, 75 minutes into the game.[6]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

On 2 March 2012, Taggart signed two-year contract with A-League club Newcastle Jets.[7] In November 2013, Taggart scored a hat trick against Melbourne Heart with all three goals scored from outside the 18 yard box. Newcastle would go on and win the match.[8] After a strong start to the season, Adam had a dry patch with a lack of goals around Christmas, before scoring a brace against the Wanderers to salvage a 2-2 draw.[9] He became a focal point of the Newcastle Jets attack, heading the lineup alongside Emile Heskey, Joel Griffiths and Michael Bridges.[10] In 2014, Taggart became the second Newcastle player to receive the golden boot of the A-League with 16 goals, after Joel Griffiths in 2008. He was also awarded the A-League Young Player of the Season Award at the same ceremony.[11]

Fulham[edit]

On 24 June 2014, Fulham signed Taggart from Newcastle Jets for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract[12] but injury delayed his involvement with the first team by a number of months.

International[edit]

Taggart made his debut for Australia in late 2012, in the second preliminary round of the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup against Hong Kong, coming off the bench in a narrow win.[13] He scored his first two international goals days later in a win over Chinese Taipei.[14]

In 2013, Taggart played in the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup, scoring a goal in a loss to China.[15]

Taggart was a part of the Socceroos squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and played in matches against Netherlands and Spain.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 25 June 2014[16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Perth Glory 2010–11 A-League 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2011–12 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Perth total 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Newcastle Jets 2012–13 A-League 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
2013–14 25 16 0 0 0 0 25 16
Newcastle total 44 18 0 0 0 0 44 18
Fulham 2014–15 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 54 19 0 0 0 0 54 19

International[edit]

Goals[edit]

As of 28 July 2013[17]
Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 December 2012 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  Chinese Taipei 3–0 8–0 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup Preliminary Round 2
2 4–0
3 28 July 2013 Olympic Stadium, Songpa-gu, South Korea  China PR 2–4 3–4 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup

Summary[edit]

As of 1 July 2014[18]
Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 3 2
2013 1 1
2014 3 0
Total 7 3

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/players/player=368902/index.html
  3. ^ http://www.fifadata.com/document/fwc/2014/pdf/fwc_2014_squadlists.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/newcastlejets/news-display/taggart-collects-double-at-awards-night/90180
  5. ^ "Alex Terra stunner gives Melbourne Heart draw with Perth Glory". Yahoo! Sports. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gold Coast dispenses of Glory". ABC. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Cook, Jonathan (2 March 2012). "Glory lose Taggart to the Jets". The West Australian. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Dillon, Robert (24 November 2013). "Taggart hat-trick as Jets sink Heart 3–1". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Newcastle hold Wanderers to 2–2 draw". The Australian. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Taggart relishing partnership with Heskey and Griffiths". Football Federation Australia. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Gardiner, James (28 April 2014). "Adam Taggart wins 2014 Young Player of the Year, Golden Boot award: photos". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Adam Taggart: Fulham sign Australia international striker". BBC Sport. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tough slog for victorious Socceroos". SBS. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 Preliminary Competition (Round 2) Australia 8:0 Chinese Taipei". HKFA. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  15. ^ Strachan, Iain (28 July 2013). "China deny Socceroos in goal fest". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ Adam Taggart profile at Soccerway
  17. ^ Adam Taggart profile at Soccerway
  18. ^ Adam Taggart profile at Soccerway
  19. ^ "Schwarzer Honoured with Tobin Medal". FIFPro. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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