Charlie Adams (English footballer)

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Charlie Adams
Personal information
Full name Charles James Adams[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-16) 16 May 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Hendon, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Louisville City
Youth career
2010–2012 Brentford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Brentford 4 (0)
2014 Barnet (loan) 5 (0)
2014 Stevenage (loan) 9 (0)
2015– Louisville City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:15, 1 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Charles James "Charlie" Adams (born 16 May 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Louisville City. He is a product of the Brentford youth system.[2]

Career[edit]

Brentford[edit]

Early years[edit]

Adams signed a two-year scholarship in the summer of 2010 at Brentford, having joined the club's Centre of Excellence after being spotted by the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, progressing through the futsal scheme and the Advance Training Programme.[3] Adams was an unused substitute for Brentford's last League One game of the 2010–11 season, a 4–4 draw at Huddersfield Town.[4] During the 2011–12 season, Adams made 22 appearances for the youth team in the Youth Alliance South East Conference and was a star in Brentford's run in the FA Youth Cup. He scored in a 2–1 victory over Hull City in the 3rd Round and was man of the match in a 2–1 defeat away to Stoke City in the Fourth Round,[3] before injuries cut short his season.[5] Adams signed a one-year development squad contract in the summer of 2012.[6] He made his first team debut in a 2–0 league defeat away to Carlisle United on 9 March 2013, coming on as a 75th minute substitute for Adam Forshaw, which proved to be his only appearance of the season.[7] During the 2012–13 season, Adams made 22 development squad appearances and scored seven goals.[8]

In the summer of 2013, Adams signed a new two-year contract to remain part of the development squad.[9] In August 2013, Adams expressed a desire to move on loan to a League Two club, to gain more first team experience.[10] Adams scored his first goal of the 2013–14 season in a 1–1 Professional Development League 2 South draw with Ipswich Town on 14 January 2014.[11] After the game, Adams commented that he felt closer to making a first team appearance under new manager Mark Warburton than he did under Uwe Rösler.[12] Adams was an unused substitute for a 1–1 league draw at Walsall on 18 January 2014,[13] his first call into the first team squad since Brentford's League Cup matches versus Dagenham & Redbridge and Derby County in August 2013. Adams continued his good form with a penalty in a 2–1 Professional Development League 2 South win over Ipswich Town on 27 January.[14] Adams made his first senior appearance of the 2013–14 season on 11 March, replacing Alan Judge after 84 minutes of a 2–0 win over Tranmere Rovers.[15] After the match, Adams said "the manager has shown faith in me and I want to be as good as I can be. Hopefully I can get some more game time between now and the end of the season".[16]

First team[edit]

On 20 March 2014, Adams' Development Squad contract was upgraded to a deal which saw him become a member of the first team squad.[2] Manager Mark Warburton said, "the move from Development Squad dressing room to First Team dressing room is a significant one. It does not happen because of one-off good performances in training. Charlie has done well over a long period of time". Adams made one more appearance after the Bees' promotion to the Championship was confirmed, replacing Marcello Trotta after 59 minutes of a 4–1 defeat to Colchester United on 26 April.[17] He made two first team appearances during the 2013–14 season[18] and scored two goals in 10 games for the development squad.[19] Despite being well down the pecking order, Adams was called into the first team squad for the second game of the 2014–15 season against Dagenham & Redbridge in the League Cup first round,[20] but remained an unused substitute for the shootout win.[21] Adams was made available for loan on 13 August and stated that "I need to prove to the management staff that I can handle League Two and even League One".[22][23] He made 9 appearances and scored one goal for the development squad during the 2014–15 season, before departing the club in late February 2015.[24] He made just four senior appearances for Brentford, all from the bench.[25]

Barnet (loan)[edit]

On 11 February 2014, Adams joined Conference Premier side Barnet on loan for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[26] He made his debut on 15 February, coming on as a 62nd minute substitute in a 1–0 home win over Tamworth.[27] Adams was awarded the maiden first team start of his career in a 1–0 win over Wrexham on 22 February.[28] He lasted 82 minutes before being substituted by Roberto Casabella. Adams made five appearances during his spell,[18] before being recalled by Brentford on 9 March.[29]

Stevenage (loan)[edit]

Adams and Brentford teammate Josh Clarke joined League Two side Stevenage on a one-month youth loan on 17 October 2014.[30] Awarded the number 49 shirt, Adams went straight into the squad for the following day's league match against Accrington Stanley and made his debut when he came on for Tom Pett at half time during a 2–1 victory.[31] He made the first league start of his career in a 3–2 defeat to Portsmouth in the following game, lasting 86 minutes before being substituted for Josh Clarke.[32] He retained his place for the visit of Burton Albion to Broadhall Way on 25 October and scored what looked to be the winner in the 84th minute, though as a result of a "wicked deflection", the strike was credited as an Ian Sharps own goal.[33] After the match, Adams stated that he would be willing to extend his loan.[34] After three further appearances, Stevenage took up the option of extending Adams' loan for another month.[35] On 21 December, Adams returned to Brentford after his loan expired.[36] He made 11 appearances,[37] which included six starts.[20]

Louisville City[edit]

On 27 February 2015, Adams signed for United Soccer League side Louisville City.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 March 2015.[25]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford 2012–13[7] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[18] 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[37] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisville City 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.football-league.co.uk/staticFiles/4e/bd/0,,10794~179534,00.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Charlie Adams Promoted To First Team". Brentfordfc.co.uk. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Adams 'Proud' To Make Debut". Brentfordfc.co.uk. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "BBC Sport – Huddersfield 4–4 Brentford". BBC News. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Brentford FC Development Squad Profiles". Brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  6. ^ IP:'+o.reviewip+' '+o.petname+'. "Charlie Buzzing To Turn Pro". gboooo.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Charlie Adams | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2012/2013". Soccer Base. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "2012/13 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD STATS". Brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Trio Sign New Deals". Brentfordfc.co.uk. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Brentford midfielder Charlie Adams seeking loan move to gain experience". Sky Sports. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Twitter / BrentfordFC: GOAL: @The_Charlie10 puts". Twitter.com. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Charlie Will Learn From Ipswich Draw". Brentfordfc.co.uk. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "BBC Sport – Walsall 1–1 Brentford". BBC Sport. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "BRENTFORD DS 2 BRIGHTON DS 1". Brentfordfc.co.uk. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "BBC Sport – Brentford 2–0 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  16. ^ Murtagh, Jacob (12 March 2014). "Brentford midfielder targets first-team spot". Get West London. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "BBC Sport – Colchester United 4–1 Brentford". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c "Charlie Adams | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2013/2014". Soccer Base. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "2013/14 Brentford Development Squad stats". Brentfordfc.co.uk. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Charlie Adams". Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "BBC Sport – Dagenham & Redbridge 6–6 Brentford (2–4 pens)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  22. ^ Murtagh, Jacob. "Brentford young guns made available for loan". Get West London. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  23. ^ Ciaran Brett. "Charlie Adams reacts to Coventry win". Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  24. ^ a b http://louisvillecityfc.com/english-midfielder-charlie-adams-joins-louisville-city-fc/
  25. ^ a b Charlie Adams career statistics at Soccerbase
  26. ^ "Barnet Sign Charlie Adams". Barnet FC. 11 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "Barnet 1 – 0 Tamworth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "BBC Sport – Wrexham 0–1 Barnet". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  29. ^ "Adams Recalled By Brentford". Barnetfc.com. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  30. ^ Ciaran Brett. "Charlie Adams and Josh Clarke join Stevenage". Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  31. ^ "BBC Sport – Stevenage 2–1 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  32. ^ "BBC Sport – Portsmouth 3–2 Stevenage". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  33. ^ "BBC Sport – Stevenage 1–0 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  34. ^ "On-loan Brentford midfielder on his impressive start for Stevenage". The Comet. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  35. ^ "ADAMS DEAL EXTENDED". Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  36. ^ http://www.brentfordfc.co.uk/news/article/charlie-adams-stevenage-loan-ends-2162097.aspx
  37. ^ a b http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=59483&season_id=144

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