Adam Chapman

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Adam Chapman
Adam Chapman 26-04-2014 1.jpg
Chapman playing for Newport County in 2014
Personal information
Full name Adam Henry Chapman[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Doncaster, England[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Boston United
Youth career
2005–2007 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Sheffield United 0 (0)
2009 Oxford United (loan) 20 (2)
2009–2013 Oxford United 77 (5)
2012 Newport County (loan) 5 (0)
2013 Mansfield Town (loan) 11 (4)
2013–2015 Newport County 75 (5)
2015–2016 Mansfield Town 37 (2)
2016–2017 Gainsborough Trinity 3 (0)
2017– Boston United 5 (1)
National team
2007–2009 Northern Ireland U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2017 (UTC).

Adam Henry Chapman (born 29 November 1989) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Boston United.

Born in Doncaster he started his career with Sheffield United but failed to break into the first team and was loaned to Oxford United before joining them on a permanent basis in 2009. Chapman served a prison sentence in 2010 after being found guilty of causing a death by dangerous driving but rejoined Oxford on his release. He was subsequently loaned to Newport County and Mansfield Town before joining Newport on a permanent basis in 2013. In May 2015 Chapman signed for Mansfield Town on a permanent basis for the 2015–16 season.

Career[edit]

Scouted by Sheffield United as a youngster, he went on to sign a professional deal with the club in the summer of 2007. He established himself as a regular in the reserve side, while also captaining the team. In January 2009, he joined Oxford United of the Conference Premier on a month's loan,[3] which was later extended to the end of the 2008–09 season.[4] He scored a 68th-minute free-kick in the 1–0 victory over Burton Albion in the penultimate game of the season, which prevented Burton winning the league until the final day. In March 2009 Chapman indicated that his future could lie away from Sheffield United, and that it was up to them to decide his future at the end of the season.

After failing to break into the Blades' first team he signed for Oxford United at the end of the 2008–09 season for a fee of £15,000 with a 50% sell-on clause.[5] Chapman was named Man of the Match in Oxford's Football Conference play-off victory at Wembley on 16 May 2010, while awaiting sentencing for causing death by dangerous driving.[6]

Shortly after his return to Oxford United in September 2011, he sustained an ankle injury in a friendly game. He made his first first-team appearance in the Football League as a late substitute against Morecambe on 10 December 2011.[7] In January 2012 he went on trial with Blue Square Premier side Mansfield Town, with a view to a loan move,[8] which did not materialise. At the end of the month he joined Newport County on a month's loan.[9] Oxford agreed to extend the loan, but then recalled him after an injury to Jake Wright.[10] Chapman made 13 League appearances for Oxford following his recall, scoring once,[11] directly from a corner against Torquay on 9 April 2012.[12] In July 2012 he signed a further two-year deal with the club, having turned down two earlier contract offers.[13]

On 6 March 2013 he was loaned to Mansfield Town to the end of the season with a view to a permanent move.[14] In his second appearance for the Mansfield, and on his home debut, he scored a hat-trick against Stockport County.[15] Mansfield were promoted to League Two at the end of the 2012–13 season but Chapman chose to sign for Newport County, who had also been promoted to League Two as Conference Premier play-off winners, for an undisclosed transfer fee.[16] He was offered a new contract by Newport County in May 2015 but chose to move on.

On 14 May 2015 Chapman signed a permanent 1-year deal with Mansfield Town.[17] Chapman left Mansfield by mutual consent in September 2016.[18]

On 22 November 2016 Chapman signed for Gainsborough Trinity of the National League North.[19]

On 31 January 2017 Chapman moved to Boston United from Lincolnshire neighbours Gainsborough Trinity.

Personal life[edit]

Adam Chapman pleaded guilty to causing the death of Tom Bryan by driving dangerously in his Vauxhall Corsa on 9 May 2009.[20] On 4 June 2010 he was sentenced to 30 months in a Young Offenders Institute.[6] Upon his release on 2 September 2011, Chapman rejoined Oxford on a contract to the end of the 2011–12 season.[21]

In October 2012, while shaking his baby's milk, he left the cap off the bottle and the boiling milk spilled onto his chest, scalding his nipple. He went to A&E, but recovered to play in Oxford's 3–1 away win against Wycombe Wanderers the following day.[22][23]

Honours[edit]

Oxford United

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2016[24]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oxford United 2008–09[25] Conference Premier 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
2009–10[26] Conference Premier 37 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 42 3
2011–12[27] League Two 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2012–13[28] League Two 26 1 3 0 2 0 3 0 34 1
Total 97 7 5 0 2 0 6 0 110 7
Newport County (loan) 2011–12[27] Conference Premier 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Mansfield Town (loan) 2012–13[28] Conference Premier 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4
Newport County 2013–14[29] League Two 39 2 3 0 2 0 2 1 46 3
2014–15[30] League Two 36 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 38 3
Total 75 5 3 0 3 0 3 1 84 6
Mansfield Town 2015–16[31] League Two 37 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 41 2
Career total 225 18 10 0 6 0 10 1 251 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man admits death by dangerous driving". Nottingham Post. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing. p. 410. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Oxford sign young defensive pair". BBC Sport. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Oxford extend Chapman loan deal". BBC Sport. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Oxford secure Chapman contract". BBC Sport. 28 May 2009. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Adam Chapman: footballer jailed for causing pensioner's death by dangerous driving". The Daily Telegraph. London. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Morecambe 0 – 0 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Oxford's Adam Chapman training with Mansfield". BBC Sport. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Oxford United's Adam Chapman moves to Newport County on loan". BBC Sport. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Oxford recall Adam Chapman from loan spell at Newport". BBC Sport. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Oxford Utd 2–2 Torquay". BBC Sport. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Chapman signs new Oxford United deal". Oxford Mail. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Mansfield Town: Adam Chapman joins on loan from Oxford United". BBC Sport. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Mansfield 4 Stockport 1". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Chapman rejoins Newport". South Wales Argus. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  17. ^ Chapman joins Mansfield
  18. ^ "Chapman leaves Stags by mutual consent". Chad. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  19. ^ http://gainsboroughtrinity.com/latest-gainsborough-trinity-news/double-boost-for-trinity-november-16.html
  20. ^ "Professional footballer admits causing pensioner's death". Trader & Guardian. 10 May 2010. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  21. ^ "Oxford United star returns after release from prison". Oxford Mail. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  22. ^ "Oxford United: Adam Chapman plays with burnt nipple". BBC Sport. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "Oxford United: Adam Chapman explains nipple injury". BBC Sport. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "Adam Chapman". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Adam Chapman in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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