Adam Bolder

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Adam Bolder
Personal information
Full name Adam Peter Bolder
Date of birth (1980-10-25) 25 October 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Hull, England
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
North Ferriby United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Hull City 20 (0)
2000–2007 Derby County 166 (11)
2007–2009 Queens Park Rangers 40 (2)
2008 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 13 (2)
2008–2009 Millwall (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2010 Millwall 31 (0)
2010 Bradford City (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2012 Burton Albion 81 (4)
2012–2014 Harrogate Town 24 (0)
2014- North Ferriby United 60 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:33, 6 July 2016 (UTC).

Adam Peter Bolder (born 25 October 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Conference North side North Ferriby United.[1]

He has previously played for Hull City, Derby County, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall, Bradford City, Burton Albion and Harrogate Town.


Hull City[edit]

Bolder began his career in Hull City where he signed his first professional contract in August 1998. His first league game for Hull was against Hartlepool United in January 1999 and that was his only league game for the Tigers in the 1998–99 season. After playing 19 league games for Hull in the first part of the 1999–2000 season he left the club

Derby County[edit]

Bolder signed for Derby County in March 2000. His first match for Derby was against Manchester United in May 2001 and his second league game this season came against Ipswich Town two weeks later. The following season he made 11 league appearances for the Rams before he established himself as a first team player with 45 league games and six league goals in the 2002–03 season. His first league goal came in August 2002 against Grimsby Town. Derby won that game 2–1 and Bolder scored both goals for Derby. Bolder then played in 24 league games and scored one league goal in the 2003–04 season, 36 league games and two league goals in the 2004–05 season and 35 league games and two league goals in the 2005–06 season. After playing 13 league games in the first part of the 2006–07 season for Derby, Bolder went out of the first team in early November 2006 and his final appearance for the club from Derbyshire came in a league game against West Bromwich Albion in December 2006.

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

In January 2007 Bolder signed a two-and-a-half-year-long contract for Queens Park Rangers, where he was reunited with his former boss, John Gregory. QPR were struggling at the time, and there was a lack of grit and determination within the team. Bolder came in, and added steel to the midfield, with some good tackling performances and an excellent range of passing. Combined with the signings of Danny Cullip and Lee Camp (on loan), Bolder helped QPR to avoid relegation, quite comfortably in the end and was named as club captain. On 27 October 2007, Bolder scored his first goal for Queens Park Rangers in a 1–0 win over Charlton Athletic at The Valley which lifted QPR off the bottom of the table. On 8 February 2008, it was announced that Bolder would be joining fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on a month's loan, which was later extended to the end of the 2007–08 season.[2] On 8 April 2008 Bolder scored his first goals in an Owls shirt, netting twice in the Steel City Derby against Sheffield United in a 2–2 draw.


He joined Millwall initially on loan on 6 November 2008,[3] before joining them permanently on 29 January 2009, in a deal that will keep him at the club until 2011.[4]

On 5 March 2010 Bolder joined League Two side Bradford City on a one-month loan deal.[5] During his spell at Bradford he scored once against Morecambe.[6]

Burton Albion[edit]

Bolder signed for Football League Two side Burton Albion on 22 July 2010.[7]

Bolder was released by the club at the end of the 2011–12 season.[8] He signed for Harrogate Town for the start of the 2012–13 season.[9]

North Ferriby United[edit]

For the start of the 2014–15 season he signed for North Ferriby United.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Bolder is the older brother of fellow footballer Chris Bolder. The two brothers featured in one same game against each other. A 3–1 win for his brothers Grimsby Town over Derby County on Boxing Day 2002. However they were not on the field at the same time with Adam being replaced by Georgi Kinkladze in the 46th minute, meanwhile Chris came on to replace Iain Ward in the 72nd minute.


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  2. ^ "Wednesday extend Bolder loan stay". BBC Sport. 7 April 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Millwall bring in Bolder on loan". BBC Sport. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bolder set to sign Millwall deal". BBC Sport. 29 January 2009. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bradford City sign Millwall midfielder Adam Bolder". BBC Sport. 5 March 2010. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bradford 2–0 Morecambe". BBC. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Bolder seals Burton switch, Sky Sports, 22 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Burton Albion release quartet but Nathan Stanton agrees deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Adam Bolder joins Harrogate Town FC". Harrogate News. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "North Ferriby United sign former Grimsby Town star Tom Corner". Hull Daily Mail. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

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