Adam King (footballer)

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Adam King
Personal information
Full name Adam King
Date of birth (1995-10-11) 11 October 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 53
Youth career
2005–2013 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Heart of Midlothian 2 (0)
2014– Swansea City 0 (0)
2015–2016 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 24 (4)
2016–2017 Southend United (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Scotland U18[2] 2 (0)
2013–2014 Scotland U19 4 (1)
2014– Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2014

Adam King (born 11 October 1995)[3] is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Swansea City as a midfielder.[4] King previously played for Heart of Midlothian and has also represented Scotland at Under 18, 19, and 21 levels.

Career[edit]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

A member of the club's under-20 squad,[5] King was predominantly a midfielder, however could also play right back[6] and centre back.[7] Having yet to feature for the first team in September 2013, with the transfer window coming to a close, Premier League outfit Swansea City made an offer believed to be a five-figure sum of money for King.[8] However, Hearts administrators BDO rejected the offer.[9] Having been included in the match day squad for every game so far that season,[6] yet not featured, he made his first team debut for Heart of Midlothian (Hearts)[10] as a substitute in a friendly against German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg[11] on 13 November 2013.[12] He made his full professional debut in a Scottish Cup tie against Celtic on 1 December 2013, coming on as a substitute in the 79th minute replacing Jamie Hamill.[13] He went on to make his first Scottish Premiership appearance on 21 December, playing from the start against Celtic at Celtic Park.[14]

In January, Swansea renewed their interest in King and a further bid was accepted by the club.[15] In all he made three appearances for Hearts.[16] He has featured at both under-18[2] and under-19 levels for Scotland.[17] King was nominated by STV Sport as one of 14 young players in Scottish football to watch in 2014.[4]

Swansea[edit]

On 28 January 2014, King joined the Welsh Premier League side, on a three-and-a-half-year deal,[18] for an undisclosed fee.[19] He initially joined up with the club's under-21 squad.[20] On 3 January 2015, King made his Swansea City debut in a 6–2 FA Cup win over Tranmere Rovers.[21] In May 2015, King won the 2014–15 Professional U21 Development League 2 title as part of the Swansea Under-21 team.[22]

In July 2015, King joined League One team Crewe Alexandra on loan until 6 January 2016.[23] King returned to Swansea on 5 January 2016.

On 5 August 2016, Swansea confirmed that King had signed a season-long loan deal with League One side Southend United [24] but this was cut short in January 2017, with the player returning to Swansea City.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 January 2015[26][27]
Club statistics
Club Season League League Cup Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2013–14 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Swansea City 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2015–16 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 3
Total 8 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 11 3

Personal life[edit]

Born in Edinburgh King grew up in the Portobello area of the city a Hearts fan[28] and attended Portobello High School. His older brother Billy is also a footballer, who is currently playing for Heart of Midlothian.[29] He has two other younger brothers, Ross and Robbie.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Adam King". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Adam King Scotland Under 18". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Adam King Profile". skysports.com. Sky Sports. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Fourteen for '14: Introducing rising Hearts central midfielder Adam King". sport.stv.tv. Scottish Television. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "New-look young Hearts side go down to Kilmarnock". edinburghnews.scotsman.com. Edinburgh Evening News. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Gary Locke wants Adam King to seize big chance". edinburghnews.scotsman.com. Edinburgh Evening News. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Billy King playing for the Hearts badge". edinburghnews.scotsman.com. Edinburgh Evening News. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Anderson, Barry (5 September 2013). "BDO rejected Swansea bid for Hearts' Adam King". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hearts reject bid from Swansea for highly-rated starlet Adam King". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Hearts keeper MacDonald to return for County crunch". edinburghnews.scotsman.com. Edinburgh Evening News. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Little entertainment but plenty of value in fundraising Tynecastle friendly". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hearts settled for a share of the spoils against Bundesliga side Wolfsburg at Tynecastle on Wednesday night". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian F.C. 13 November 2013. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Kris Commons' hat-trick helped Celtic trounce Hearts to progress to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kris Commons and James Forrest were on target as Celtic overcame a Hearts side inspired by goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Swansea complete Adam deal". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian. 28 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Adam King in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Hearts youngster Adam King completes transfer to Swansea City". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Hearts teenage midfielder Adam King joins Swansea City". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Swans sign King of Hearts". swanseacity.net. Swansea City. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "King: It's brilliant to be here". swanseacity.net. Swansea City. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Tranmere 2 Swansea 6". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Llewellyn delighted to end season on a high". Swansea City A.F.C. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Crewe complete King loan deal". Swansea City AFC. 6 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "King joins Southend on loan". www.swanseacity.net. Swansea City A.F.C. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  25. ^ http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/15005416.King_returns_to_Swansea_as_Blues_loan_spell_is_cut_short/
  26. ^ "Games played by Adam King". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Adam King Stats". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Family Fortunes tied up with Hearts as Jambos' King siblings begin to prosper". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Adam King Profile". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian. Archived from the original on 30 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.