Adam Armstrong (footballer)

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Adam Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Adam James Armstrong[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 18)
Place of birth West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, England[2]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[3]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 32
Youth career
2006–2014 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Newcastle United 15 (0)
National team
2012–2013 England U16 6 (2)
2013–2014 England U17 12 (10)
2014– England U18 9 (9)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:04, 26 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Adam James Armstrong (born 10 February 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Newcastle United.

Club career[edit]

A lifelong Newcastle fan, Armstrong joined the club at the age of nine and progressed through the ranks, scoring five times in his first five Professional Development League matches.[3]

Armstrong was named among Newcastle's substitutes for the first time on 28 January 2014 for a Premier League game against Norwich City.[4] On 15 March 2014, Armstrong made his debut as an 86th-minute substitute for Luuk de Jong in a Premier League defeat to Fulham,[5] making him only the second youngest player to play for Newcastle in the Premier League after Kazenga LuaLua.[6]

On 24 September 2014, Armstrong started his first game for Newcastle in a League Cup match against Crystal Palace. Newcastle won the match 3–2 in extra time with Armstrong providing assists for two of Newcastle's goals.[7]

Armstrong received his first Premier League start on Boxing Day 2014 against Manchester United.[8]

International career[edit]

Armstrong has represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels.[9] He made his debut for the under-16 side on 27 September 2012, in a 5–0 win against Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield,[10] as England retained the tournament title for the twelfth year in a row following wins against Wales,[11] and Scotland.[12] He scored his first goal on 13 February 2013, in a friendly against Germany after replacing Izzy Brown in the second half. He was named in the England squad to take part in the 2013 Montaigu Tournament in France, with England drawn against Germany, Netherlands and Chile.[13] England began the tournament with a 1–1 draw against the Netherlands,[14] and beat Chile 3–1 in the second game with goals from Patrick Roberts and Giorgio Rasulo.[15] A 1–1 draw with Germany in the final game meant that England finished as group winners and faced Turkey in the final.[16] Armstrong scored in the final which England lost on penalties after the game had finished 2–2.[17]

This was to be his last appearance for the under-16 team, as he moved up to the under-17 side, scoring on his debut in a 1–0 win against Turkey in the FA International Tournament held at St George's Park National Football Centre in Burton upon Trent.[18] He was named in the squad for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round matches against Armenia, Gibraltar and Republic of Ireland, scoring twice in each of the three games, as England won the group scoring 18 goals without conceding a single goal.[19] England were subsequently drawn against group hosts Czech Republic, Albania and Italy in the elite round.[20] Armstrong played in the first two games, both 1–0 wins against the Czech Republic[21] and Albania.[22] The results left England needing only a draw against Italy in the final game to qualify for the tournament, and Armstrong opened the scoring as England won 2–1 and sealed qualification to the final tournament, held in Malta.[23] Armstrong was called up to England's victorious 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship squad and scored twice during the competition before missing the final through injury.[24][25]

On 26 August 2014, Armstrong received his first call-up to the under-18 team.[26][27] He marked his debut with two goals in a friendly match against the Netherlands on 3 September.[28] He followed this up with goals in victories against Poland and Switzerland to take his tally to four goals in his first four caps.[29][30] In the second game against the Swiss, Armstrong scored twice as England won 6-1.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 May 2015.
Club performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2013–14[32] Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2014–15[33] Premier League 11 0 1 0 3 0 15 0
Total 15 0 1 0 3 0 19 0

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

England U-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated Barclays Premier League Squad Lists 2013/14". Premier League. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Adam Armstrong commits future to Newcastle United by signing a long-term deal". ChronicleLive.co.uk. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Adam Armstrong". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Norwich 0 – 0 Newcastle". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fulham 1 – 0 Newcastle". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Season 2013/14 Fulham (a)". http://www.nufc.com/. nufc.com. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Starforth, Miles (25 September 2014). "Debutant Adam Armstrong’s cup of joy after Newcastle’s dramatic win". The Shields Gazette. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Manchester United 3–1 Newcastle United". BBC Sport. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Adam Armstrong". The Football Association. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Northern Ireland v England" TheFA.com. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Wales v England" TheFA.com. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  12. ^ "England v Scotland" TheFA.com. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  13. ^ " England U16s 2013 Montaigu Tournament Squad" England Football Blog. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  14. ^ "Netherlands v England" TheFA.com. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Chile v England" TheFA.com. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  16. ^ "Germany v England" TheFA.com. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  17. ^ "Turkey v England" TheFA.com. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  18. ^ "England v Turkey" TheFA.com. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  19. ^ "England U17s striker Adam Armstrong delighted with six goals" TheFA.com. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  20. ^ "Young Lions face Elite Round trip to Czech Republic" TheFA.com. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  21. ^ "Czech Republic v England" TheFA.com. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  22. ^ "England U17s 1-0 Albania U17s" TheFA.com. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  23. ^ "Armstrong and Solanke fire England U17s into Euro Finals" TheFA.com. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  24. ^ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-uniteds-adam-armstrong-miss-7148037
  25. ^ http://www.uefa.com/under17/season=2014/teams/player=250066932/index.html
  26. ^ "Neil Dewsnip names England U18s squad for Holland test". The FA. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  27. ^ King, Dan (26 August 2014). "Woodman And Armstrong Receive England Call". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "Armstrong strikes twice as England blow Holland away". The FA. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "Poland U18s 2-3 England U18s" The FA. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  30. ^ "England 1-0 Switzerland" The FA. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  31. ^ "England 6-1 Switzerland" The FA. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  32. ^ "Games played by Adam Armstrong in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Adam Armstrong in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  34. ^ Adam Armstrong profile at Soccerway

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