Adam Dawson (footballer)
|Date of birth||5 October 1992|
|Place of birth||Bury, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|2012||→ Accrington Stanley (loan)||4||(0)|
|2012||FC United of Manchester||4||(0)|
|2014||→ Notts County (loan)||3||(0)|
|2014||→ Nuneaton Town (loan)||5||(2)|
|2014||→ Nuneaton Town (loan)||13||(3)|
|2015||→ Bristol Rovers (loan)||12||(0)|
|2015||→ Tranmere Rovers (loan)||9||(0)|
|2017||→ Darlington (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
- 1 Club career
- 1.1 Early career
- 1.2 Wigan Athletic
- 1.3 Non league
- 1.4 Leicester City
- 1.5 Kidderminster Harriers
- 1.6 Nuneaton Town
- 1.7 Eastleigh
- 1.8 Tranmere Rovers
- 1.9 Darlington
- 1.10 Southport
- 2 Career statistics
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Born and raised in Bury, he attended Derby High School in the town. Dawson joined Liverpool from Bury at the age of 14 for a reported £100,000, having turned down an offer from Manchester City. Dawson spent two years back at Bury after being released by Liverpool but was then released on completion of his scholarship due to mutual consent.
In June 2011, Dawson signed his first professional contract with Premier League side Wigan Athletic, a one-year deal, following a successful trial. In the summer of 2012, Dawson was offered a new month-to-month contract. In August 2012, he joined Football League Two side Accrington Stanley on loan along with Ryan Watson. Dawson made his professional debut for the club in a 1–0 defeat to Carlisle United in the Football League Cup, coming on as a substitute for Luke Clark. At the end of the month Dawson moved back to Wigan after making one appearance. In November 2012, Dawson asked to be released from his contract having been frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities and the chance to move out on loan, a move he would later regret.
Dawson returned to football signing for North West Counties Football League Premier Division side Bacup Borough in November 2012. He made his debut for the club in the 1–0 home win against AFC Liverpool, in what proved to be his only appearance for the club. A week later, Dawson moved up the divisions to sign for Northern Premier League Premier Division side FC United of Manchester. Dawson made his debut the following day as a substitute in a 4–0 defeat to Rushall Olympic. Dawson went on to make four appearances for FC United, with his final appearance coming in a 1–0 win over Grantham Town in December 2012. In March 2013, Dawson was on the move again joining Conference Premier side Barrow on non-contract terms. His debut for the Bluebirds came in a 1–0 win over Dartford. Dawson went on to make nine appearances scoring 1 goal for Barrow but he couldn't stop the side from relegation to the Conference North at the end of the season. He was invited to stay at Barrow and join the squad in pre-season, however, he declined due to interest from Macclesfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Luton Town, Morecambe, Hyde and Forest Green Rovers. In July 2013, Dawson joined NWCFL First Division side Nelson after turning down a contract from Barrow. He made a total of six league appearances for the Admirals scoring 3 goals.
In October 2013, after leaving Nelson, Dawson returned to training with Barrow, but a move didn't materialise. He also spent time training with Scottish Championship side Dundee, but a move was scuppered due to a registration issue. In the same month, Dawson signed for Leicester City having spent a period on trial with the club. In May 2014, Dawson was offered a new contract for the following season.
Notts County (loan)
On 7 August 2014, Dawson joined Notts County on a month-long loan. He made his debut on 9 August 2014 during County's 1–1 opening day draw with Preston North End, replacing Garry Thompson in the 35th minute. Dawson returned to Leicester City at end of months loan at Notts County, making 3 appearances in all competitions.
Nuneaton Town (loan)
On 3 October 2014, Dawson joined Conference Premier side Nuneaton Town on a monthlong loan deal, heading straight into the squad for their fixture against Lincoln the next day, where Dawson had a debut to remember, scoring from 30 yards to give Nuneaton a 2–1 win.
Nuneaton Town (2nd loan)
On 27 November 2014, Dawson re-joined Nuneaton Town for a second loan spell with the Conference Premier side, joining up with fellow Leicester City loanees, Simonas Stankevičius and Marcel Barrington. Dawson made his second Nuneaton debut in the 3–2 victory over Chester on 29 November, providing assists for 2 goals. Dawson finished his loan with 5 goals and 8 assists during his stay at Nuneaton.
Bristol Rovers (loan)
On 13 January 2015 Dawson Joined Bristol Rovers on a monthlong loan. Dawson made his debut against Lincoln City on 17 January 2015. Dawson put in an impressive performance which he was rewarded with man of the match. Dawson extended his loan 3 times up until 18 April 2015. Dawson made 13 appearances for Bristol Rovers producing 9 assists. Dawson assisted 17 goals in 28 games scoring 5 goals. Dawson had loan spells at Notts County, Nuneaton Town and Bristol Rovers In the 2014–15 season.
On 31 July 2015, Dawson signed a one-year contract with Kidderminster Harriers after impressing during pre season, including a goal in a 1–1 draw against Birmingham City. He left the club in February 2016 after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
Tranmere Rovers (loan)
On 10 September 2015, Dawson signed for Tranmere Rovers on a three-month loan.
Dawson signed for National League club Eastleigh on a one-year deal in June 2016, but left on 7 November of the same year to return north to be with his pregnant wife.
Dawson resigned for Tranmere in 2016. On 23 November 2017, after making just 4 senior appearances for Rovers since resigning, Dawson had his contract cancelled by mutual consent.
In September 2017, Darlington announced the signing of Dawson from Tranmere on a One-Month Loan Deal.
- As of 31 August 2016.
- "Dawson, AR (Adam)". English National Football Archive.
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- "Wigan Athletic chance for former Bury youngster". Bury Times. Newsquest. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- "Wigan Athletic's Ryan Watson joins Accrington Stanley on loan". BBC Sport. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "FULL TIME: Carlisle United 1 Accrington Stanley 0". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- "New Barrow boy Dawson admits Wigan regrets". News & Star. 25 March 2013. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014.
- "Bacup snap up £100,000 man Adam Dawson". Rossendale Free Press. M.E.N. Media. 16 November 2012.
- "Bacup Borough 1–0 AFC Liverpool". AFC Liverpool. 17 November 2012.
- "Player update". FC United of Manchester. 19 November 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
- "FC United hit for four by Rushall Olympic". FC United of Manchester. 18 November 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
- "Daw open for attacker's Barrow AFC return". North West Evening Mail. 2 October 2013.
- "Admirals Secure £100k Man Dawson". Nelson FC. 30 July 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
- "NWCFL D1 Statistics 2013_14". app.box.com. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "Etuhu to face the Foxes". Blackbun Rovers F.C. 4 November 2013. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013.
- "Leicester City Retained List 2014/15". Leicester City FC. 9 May 2014. Archived from the original on 9 May 2014.
- "Notts County loan for youngster Dawson". Leicester City FC. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- "Preston 1–1 Notts County". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- "Dawson In Nuneaton Town Loan". Leicester City FC. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- "FULL TIME: Nuneaton Town 2–1 Lincoln City". Nuneaton News. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.[permanent dead link]
- "The return of Dawson". Nuneaton Town F.C. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- "Nuneaton Town 3 Chester 2". Nuneaton Town F.C. 29 November 2014. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- "Adam Dawson agrees one-year deal at Kidderminster Harriers". Worcester News. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Adam Dawson leaves Kidderminster Harriers by mutual consent". Kidderminster Harriers. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Adam Dawson: Tranmere Rovers sign Kidderminster man on loan". BBC Sport. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Adam Dawson - Nuneaton Town First Team". Nuneaton Town F.C.
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- "Adam Dawson: Eastleigh sign winger on one-year deal". BBC Sport. 6 June 2016.
- "Dawson Contract Cancelled". Tranmere Rovers FC. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
- Simpson, Ray (22 September 2015). "Quakers sign Adam Dawson from Tranmere on a month's loan". Darlington F.C.
- Whitney, Steve (8 December 2017). "Now Dawson Lands At Southport". Pitchero Non-League. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
- "Games played by Adam Dawson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Games played by Adam Dawson in 2012/2013 for FC United of Manchester". FC United. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Games played by Adam Dawson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Games played by Adam Dawson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- "Games played by Adam Dawson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
- "Games played by Adam Dawson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
- Adam Dawson at Soccerbase