Adam Newton

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Adam Newton
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Personal information
Full name Adam Lee Newton[1]
Date of birth (1980-12-04) 4 December 1980 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Grays, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Full-Back
Youth career
1997–1999 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 West Ham United 2 (0)
1999 Portsmouth (loan) 3 (0)
2000–2001 Notts County (loan) 20 (1)
2002 Leyton Orient (loan) 10 (1)
2002–2008 Peterborough United 218 (8)
2008–2009 Brentford 35 (1)
2009–2011 Luton Town 54 (2)
2011–2015 Woking 157 (4)
National team
2000 England U21 1 (0)
2004–2015 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:37, 26 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:56, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Adam Lee Newton (born 4 December 1980 in Grays) is an English-born Saint Kittitian and Nevisian former professional footballer, who used to play for West Ham, Peterbrough, Brentford, Luton and Woking. Although he has represented England at under-21 level, Newton was a member of the Saint Kitts and Nevis national football team from 2004 until he retired.


West Ham United[edit]

Newton began his career as a youth player with West Ham United, where he was a member of their FA Youth Cup winning squad in 1999, scoring in the second leg of the final in a 9–0 aggregate win over Coventry City. He signed a professional contract in August 1998, but struggled to establish himself in the team. He was loaned to Portsmouth in July 1999 and made his league debut the following month in a 2–1 win against Sheffield United. Newton returned to West Ham at the end of August and on 25 September 1999 made his Premier League debut for West Ham, appearing as a substitute for Marc Keller in a 1–0 away defeat to Coventry City. Later that season, he appeared as a substitute in West Ham's 3–1 win away to NK Osijek in the UEFA Cup, and in April 2000 was a late substitute for Scott Minto in a 5–0 win at home to Coventry. These were, however, to be his only first team games for the Hammers. Newton joined Division Two side Notts County on loan in September 2000 until the end of the season, making 20 league appearances and scoring once against Oxford United on his debut.[2] In March 2002, he joined Division Three team Leyton Orient on loan,[3] playing in 10 league games and scoring once against Exeter City.[4] He was released by West Ham at the end of the 2001–02 season, after rejecting a contract with Orient.[5]

Peterborough United[edit]

Newton joined Peterborough United, then in Division Two, on a free transfer in May 2002.[6] He quickly established himself in the Peterborough side,[7] and in 2004 was one of three UK-based players, the others being Sagi Burton and Calum Willock, to be called up by Saint Kitts and Nevis for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.[8] After dropping down the pecking order following the arrival of Russell Martin at the end of the 2007–08 season, his contract with Peterborough was terminated by mutual agreement.[9] Newton played in a total of 249 games in all competitions in his six seasons at London Road.


Newton joined League Two side Brentford on a one-year contract from 1 July 2008.[9] At the start of the 2008–09 season, Brentford manager Andy Scott named Newton club captain, but he later lost the captaincy to Kevin O'Connor after a spell out injured. Newton was released by Brentford at the end of the season, having helped the Bees win the League Two title,[10] scoring once in the process on the last day of the season against Luton.[11]

Luton Town[edit]

On 28 May 2009, Newton signed a two-year contract with Luton Town.[12] Newton made a total of 67 appearances over two seasons at Luton, scoring 4 goals, and played in the club's play-off final defeat to AFC Wimbledon on 21 May 2011. On 2 June 2011, it was announced that Newton's contract would not be renewed and that he had been released from the club.[13]


On 27 June 2011, Newton signed for Conference South side Woking.[14] Despite being a regular starter, Newton decided to call it quits on his playing career at the end of the 2014–15 season.

Personal life[edit]

Newton retired from his footballing career as he decided it was time to spend more time with his family. However he did assure his former club Woking that he would not stop coming to games to support them. By earning a living, Newton is now a taxi driver around the streets of London.


West Ham United
Peterborough United


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Oxford 2–3 Notts County". BBC. 25 November 2000. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Newton loan extended". BBC Sport. 10 April 2002. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "L Orient 1–1 Exeter". BBC. 13 April 2002. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brush seeks new Newton". BBC Sport. 1 May 2002. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Posh sign Hammers starlet". BBC Sport. 1 May 2002. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Adam Newton career statistics". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Willock hits double". BBC Sport. 20 June 2004. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Posh terminate Newton's contract". BBC Sport. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Scott praises departing players". BBC Sport. 9 May 2009. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Brentford 2–0 Luton". BBC. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Winger Newton seals Luton switch". BBC Sport. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  13. ^ "Luton Town to release Lloyd Owusu and Adam Newton". BBC Sport. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Woking sign Giuseppe Sole, Jay Davies and Adam Newton". BBC Sport. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 

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