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 6 (1)
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 playing for Australia in 2013.

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[16]
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[16]
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" (PDF). 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. ^ a b c Adam Taggart profile at Soccerway
  17. ^ "Schwarzer Honoured with Tobin Medal". FIFPro. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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