|Full name||Miles Vivien Esifi Addison|
|Date of birth||7 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Newham, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|Scunthorpe United (on loan from Bournemouth)|
|2011–2012||→ Barnsley (loan)||11||(0)|
|2012||→ Bournemouth (loan)||14||(1)|
|2014||→ Rotherham United (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014–||→ Scunthorpe United (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:44, 10 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Miles Vivien Esifi Addison (born 7 January 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Scunthorpe United on loan from Bournemouth. Addison can play as both a central defender or a central midfielder.
Though born in London, Addison moved to Nottingham at the age of 3, where he was spotted by scouts from the Derby County youth system. Addison was handed his first team debut by interim manager Terry Westley, who he had worked closely with in the youth and reserve teams, towards the end of the 2005–06 season, in the 1–1 Championship draw with Hull City on 17 April 2006, where he played in the centreback position alongside side another academy graduate Lewin Nyatanga. He kept his place for the following match, a 2–0 defeat away to Ipswich 5 days later.
With the appointment of Billy Davies as Derby manager, Addison found himself frozen out of the first team at Derby and didn't appear in the starting eleven again until Davies' successor, Paul Jewell, gave him a surprise start, again at centreback, in a 3–1 defeat away to Blackburn in the penultimate game of the 2007–08 Premier League season.
Derby's poor start to the 2008–09 season saw Addison given a chance to cement a place in the first team and he was given his first start of the campaign in the 1–0 League Cup win at Preston on 26 August 2008. Starting in his preferred position of central midfield for the first time, Addison impressed enough to retain his place for the subsequent match away to Barnsley. This was the start of a run of 15 consecutive appearances in the first team, which was only ended when suspension for reaching five yellow cards ruled him out of the League Cup 4th round tie against Leeds United. Addison formed a formidable midfield partnership with Paul Green during this time as the Rams embarked on a run of only 2 defeats in 13 matches and moved from the bottom of the table to the fringes of the playoff places. Addison's form earned high praise from Jewell as an example to the club's other academy players and saw him sign a new three-and-a-half year deal with the club on 2 September to keep him at the club until 2011. November saw Addison linked with a £2 million move to Premier League Stoke. However, Jewell denied this, saying "I spoke to Tony (Pulis, Stoke manager) about another matter and he never mentioned it. We are not going to sell Miles Addison. He won't be getting sold. Everybody has their price I guess, but we have worked too hard over the past year and gone through too many tortures to now start selling our best players". Addison was denied his first goal for the club in the controversial East Midlands derby on 2 November 2008 when Stuart Attwell incorrectly ruled two late Addison headers which would have given Derby a 2–1 win, with the match instead finishing 1–1. but eventually got his first professional goal with the second in a 3–0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday on 15 November 2008. On 20 December 2008 he captained the winning side against Watford. Addison said "it was a dream to captain the side who I support". Addison was substituted during Derby's 4–1 win over Blackpool F.C., an injury which was later diagnosed to be a stress fracture of his foot, which ruled him out for the rest of the 2008–09 season. Despite missing the latter part of the campaign Addison's form was such that he won the Sammy Crooks Trophy – Derby County's Young Player of the Season award – for the 2008/09 season.
Addison had a great start to the 2009/10 season with goals against Peterborough United and Plymouth Argyle, but a succession of foot problems restricted him to just five starts between October 2009 and February 2010 and he underwent specialist surgery in America. The surgery was successful but he was ruled out for the remainder of Derby's 2009/10 season as well as the entirety of the 2010/11 campaign. However, Addison made a quicker than expected recovery, with Clough suggesting he may be back in first team action as early as January 2011. He was pencilled in to play a reserve game against Sheffield Wednesday on 26 October 2010 but was later withdrawn as a precaution after admitting he felt "a bit stiff". He eventually took to the pitch in a competitive capacity when he came on as an 81st minute substitute in a 2–0 home win over Portsmouth on 6 November 2010, his first appearance in 10 months, as Derby reached 4th in the table.
On 21 June 2011, Addison signed a contract extension, extending his stay at Pride Park until summer 2013.
Loan at Barnsley
On 24 June 2011, Addison joined fellow Championship club, Barnsley on six-month loan deal. At Barnsley, Addison struggled with injuries and made a total of 9 appearance during his loan spell. However on 2 January 2012, Addison's loan was extended until 28 January 2012. Addison returned to Derby in January 2012 after making 13 appearances for Barnsley, 11 of which were starts.
Loan at Bournemouth
After his loan spell finish at Barnsley, Addison found first-team appearances hard to come by at Pride Park due to the form of central defenders Shaun Barker and Jason Shackell. On 21 February 2012, Addison joined Football League One side Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season. Following his loan move to Bournemouth, Addison hinted that he would be open to a permanent move and said his calling his treatment by Derby as "strange". On 25 February 2012, Addison made his first start and played 90th minutes for Bournemouth in a 1-0 loss against MK Dons. On 10 March 2012, Addison scored an own goal to put Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 ahead and the result was 3-0 for Sheffield Wednesday. On 17 March 2012, Addison scored his first goal for Bournemouth in the 83rd minute in a 1–1 draw against Carlisle United to end a run of five defeats for Bournemouth. On 13 April 2012, Addison expressed an interest to make his move to Bournemouth permanent. Derby manager Nigel Clough said on 16 April 2012, that Addison was free to leave the club, stating the form of Craig Bryson, Jeff Hendrick, Mark O'Brien, Jake Buxton and Jason Shackell as the reason, with Bournemouth stating an interest in a permanent deal. Addison featured 14 times for Bournemouth, who ended the season 11th as their play-off hopes faded in April. Upon his return to Derby, Bournemouth stated their interest in making the transfer permanent in the summer and on 22 May 2012, Addison was transfer listed by the club with a year left on his contract. As well as Bournemouth there was reported interest from several Championship clubs according to Nigel Clough.
Addison was called up to the England U21 for the team's UEFA U21 European Championship Qualification games against FYR Macedonia and Greece on 27 August 2009. Addison came on as a substitute against Greece to earn his first international cap.
with Derby County
- Sammy Crooks Young Player of the Year Award 2008/09
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
- "Addison: I feared I'd missed my chance with the Rams". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- "Jewell pleased with Addison effort". bbc.co.uk. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
- "Addison signs new deal with Rams". bbc.co.uk. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
- "Wednesday's gossip column". bbc.co.uk. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
- "Jewell: Addison won't be sold". Skysports.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- "Jewell: Referees rang to say late Miles goals was OK". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- "Rams were robbed of win: Jewell". bbc.co.uk. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
- "Derby 3–0 Sheff Wed". BBC News. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "Addison injury blow rocks Derby". BBC News. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "Addison blow for Rams". Sky Sports. 16 February 2010.
- "Clough pleased with Addison op". Sky Sports. 25 March 2010.
- "Addison facing long recovery". Sky Sports. 21 April 2010.
- "Reserves chance for Miles Addison against the Owls today". Derby Telegraph. 26 October 2010.
- "Addison Not Risked In Reserve Game". dcfc.co.uk. 26 October 2010.
- "Addison's return to squad a massive boost, says Nigel". Derby Telegraph. 8 November 2010.
- "Addison Extends His Derby Contract". dcfc.co.uk. 21 June 2011.
- "Barnsley sign four players". BBC Sport. 24 June 2011.
- "Addison Extends Barnsley Loan". dcfc.co.uk. 2 January 2012.
- "Addison Back From Barnsley Loan". dcfc.co.uk. 30 January 2012.
- "Bournemouth agree loan deal for Derby's Miles Addison". BBC Sport. 21 February 2012.
- "Miles Addison eyes permanent transfer to Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "Stats: Bournemouth 0 - 1 MK Dons". Bournemouth Vital Football. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- "Sheffield Wednesday 3 - 0 Bournemouth". AFC Bournemouth-Mad. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- "AFC Bournemouth 1 - 1 Carlisle United". AFC Bournemouth-Mad. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- "Miles Addison keen on Bournemouth stay". BBC Sport. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- "Addison & Croft set to leave Derby County in summer". BBC Sport. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- "Cherries: Groves set to launch bid for Addison". Bournemouth Echo. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "Clough Confirms Davies Could Leave". dcfc.co.uk. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "Championship clubs track Derby County's Miles Addison". BBC Sport. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "Addison Heads To AFC Bournemouth". dcfc.co.uk. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Eng U21 Call-Up For Addison". dcfc.co.uk. 28 August 2009.