Albert Adomah

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Albert Adomah
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Personal information
Full name Albert Danquah Adomah[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Lambeth, London, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough
Number 27
Youth career
2004–2005 Old Meadonians[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Harrow Borough 69 (14)
2008–2010 Barnet 112 (19)
2010–2013 Bristol City 131 (17)
2013– Middlesbrough 40 (13)
National team
2011– Ghana 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:20, 16 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Albert Danquah Adomah (born 13 December 1987) is a professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Middlesbrough F.C.[3] and the Ghana national team.[4] He holds both a Ghanaian passport and a British passport.

Club career[edit]

Harrow Borough[edit]

Adomah began his career playing semi-professional football with Isthmian League Premier Division club Harrow Borough, while studying Level 2 Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting at the College of North West London.[4]

Barnet[edit]

In January 2008, Adomah joined League Two side Barnet. As part of the deal, Barnet agreed to play Harrow in a pre-season friendly.[5]

He scored on his Football League debut for Barnet in a 2–1 win over Hereford United at Edgar Street on 30 January 2008. In March he scored two first half goals in a 4–1 win over Shrewsbury Town and scored in two successive games, against Chester City and Lincoln City. He made a total of 22 league appearances in the 2007–08 season, scoring five goals and helping Barnet to a 12th place finish in League Two.

In July 2009, Adomah was linked with a transfer to Championship side Blackpool.[6] On the final day of the transfer window, Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous revealed that talks with Blackpool broke down two hours before the deadline and that he had also turned down offers from Norwich City and Watford. It was later reported that Adomah could still move to Blackpool on loan, with a view to a permanent move in January 2010.[7]

On 6 October 2009, it was announced that football commentator John Motson had sponsored Adomah at Barnet.[8]

On 12 November 2009, Adomah turned down Barnet's offer of a new contract. His agent, Tony Finnigan, confirmed that Adomah wanted to leave, saying, "Barnet made an excellent offer...but he deserves a run at a higher level." Tony Kleanthous said that he would not stand in Adomah's way if they received an acceptable offer.[9] On 13 May 2010, Barnet made a bid to keep Adomah at the club by offering a twenty-percent increase on their original contract offer, which would have made him the highest paid player in the club's history, but on 28 May it was confirmed that Adomah would not be signing a new contract.

Bristol City[edit]

On 1 July 2010, he agreed to join Bristol City on a three-year deal, with an initial fee of £150,000 being set later by a tribunal.[10][11] Adomah scored his first Bristol City goal on 13 July, in a friendly against Swedish club IFK Gothenburg.[12] After impressing in pre-season, Steve Coppell named Adomah in the starting line-up for City's first game of the season at home to Millwall, a game which they lost 3–0.[13] He continued to put in good performances in the domestic league, and instantly became a fans' favourite through his exciting style of play and his humorous interviews on the club website. He scored his first goal for City during a 3–3 draw with Barnsley at Ashton Gate. After a few below-par performances, Adomah was taken off at half time during City's 0–4 win away at Preston North End, and reaped the rewards as his side then went on a winning run with Adomah being instrumental on his return to the side. He scored his fourth goal of the season in a 2–1 win against in form Portsmouth, and ended the season top of the clubs assists chart with 12 to his name in all competitions.[14]

Adomah was awarded the player of the season award for Bristol City for the 2010–11 campaign, days after agreeing a new three-year contract which would keep him at the club until 2014.

The 25-year-old Ghana international had made it clear to City that he did not wish to play in League One following their relegation from the Championship, following this, Wigan Athletic made two bids for the winger, both of which were rejected; Adomah submitted a transfer request which was refused.

The start of the 2013 season saw Adomah rested for Bristol City's campaign opener.

Middlesbrough[edit]

On 6 August 2013, Adomah was announced to be having a medical at Middlesbrough's Rockliffe Park training ground.[15] On 8 August 2013 Adomah completed his move to Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £1,000,000.[16]

He was issued the number twenty-seven squad number worn last season by striker Scott McDonald who signed for Millwall.[citation needed]

Adomah made his debut for Boro in their 1–0 victory over Charlton Athletic on 10 August 2013.

Adomah scored his first goal for the club on 14 September 2013 in 1 3–1 loss to Ipswich Town. He scored again on 5 October 2013 in a 4–1 home win over Yeovil Town and twice more on 19 October 2013 in a 3–2 defeat at Barnsley.[17] A week after grabbing a brace against Barnsley, Adomah once again scored twice in a 4–0 victory over Doncaster Rovers.[18] Adomah was nominated for the Championship's Player of the Month for October after several impressive performances and scoring 5 goals in 4 games. [19]

International career[edit]

Adomah made his international debut when coming on as a substitute for The Black Stars in their 1–0 defeat against Brazil on 5 September 2011 at Craven Cottage. Adomah has broke through the national team to book his place in the provisional 26-man squad for The Black Stars in the African Cup of Nations 2013. On 9 January Adomah made the starting team for The Black Stars and was given the number 10 shirt and was told he would play a big role for the national team.

International appearances[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 March 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Harrow Borough 2005–06[21] Isthmian Premier Division 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
2006–07[22] Isthmian Premier Division 42 8 2 2 8[b] 1 52 11
2007–08[23] Isthmian Premier Division 25 6 1 0 4[c] 2 30 8
Total 69 14 3 2 13 3 85 19
Barnet 2007–08[23] League Two 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 5
2008–09[24] League Two 45 9 2 1 1 0 1[d] 0 49 10
2009–10[25] League Two 45 5 2 0 1 0 1[d] 0 49 5
Total 112 19 4 1 2 0 2 0 120 20
Bristol City 2010–11[26] Championship 46 5 1 0 1 0 48 5
2011–12[27] Championship 45 5 1 0 1 0 47 5
2012–13[28] Championship 40 7 0 0 1 0 41 7
Total 131 17 2 0 3 0 136 17
Middlesbrough 2013–14[29] Championship 40 12 1 0 0 0 41 12
Career total 350 61 10 3 5 0 15 3 380 67
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Middlesex Senior Cup
  2. ^ 1 appearance in FA Trophy, 1 appearance in Isthmian League Cup, 2 appearances and 1 goal in Middlesex Senior Cup, 4 appearances in Middlesex Charity Cup
  3. ^ 1 appearance and 1 goal in FA Trophy, 1 appearance in Isthmian League Cup, 2 appearances and 1 goal in Middlesex Senior Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781845966010. 
  2. ^ "Adomah set for football high" London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  3. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11680/8858156/middlesbrough-to-clinch-signing-of-albert-adomah-from-bristol-city
  4. ^ a b "Ex-student Adomah signs for Bees" College of North West London – January 2008
  5. ^ "Barnet confirm pre-season friendly against Harrow Borough" Daily Mail – 1 May 2008
  6. ^ "Seasiders transfer latest" Blackpool Gazette – 14 July 2009
  7. ^ Steve Canavan, "Winger deal could be done" Blackpool Gazette – 2 September 2009
  8. ^ "John Motson to sponsor Albert Adomah" Barnet F.C. – 6 October 2009
  9. ^ "Adomah shuns Bees offer – Barnet star looking for move" Sky Sports – 12 November 2009
  10. ^ "Bristol City sign winger Albert Adomah from Barnet" BBC Sport – 1 July 2010
  11. ^ "Tribunal set Adomah fee". Sporting Life. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Report: Gothenburg 1–1 City" Bristol City Website – 13 July 2010
  13. ^ "Report: City 0–3 Millwall" BCFC Website, August 2010
  14. ^ "ASSISTS" BCFC Website – 9 March 2011
  15. ^ http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/albert-adomah-set-complete-1m-5673162
  16. ^ http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/albert-adomah-boro-sign-winger-5679472
  17. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24502733
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24576598
  19. ^ http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/albert-adomah-shortlisted-championship-player-6280470
  20. ^ "Adomah, Albert". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2005/2006". Harrow Boro. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2006/2007". Harrow Boro. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2007/2008". Harrow Boro. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Albert Adomah in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 

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