Adam Coombes

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Adam Coombes
Personal information
Full name Adam Julian Coombes
Date of birth (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Carshalton, England
Height 1.854 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sutton United
Number 30
Youth career
0000–2006 Sutton United
2006–2010 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Chelsea 0 (0)
2010 Yeovil Town (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Notts County 6 (0)
2016 Bromley 15 (1)
2016–2017 Welling United 24 (20)
2017– Sutton United 5 (0)
National team
2007 England U16 2 (0)
2007 England U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Adam Julian Coombes (born 19 June 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Sutton United as a Striker.

Club career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Coombes was scouted by Chelsea while playing Sunday league football for Sutton United and being offered a chance to join the Chelsea Academy. His progress continued and he was offered a two-year scholarship from the start of the 2007–08 season.

The 2011–12 season started with good form shown and a reserve team goal scored in the opening month but then the highly unfortunate run of injuries continued. In August 2011, Coombes suffered a knee injury, being sidelined for six to nine months.[1]

In January 2012 Coombes signed a 12-month extension to a contract that had six months to run, and returned from injury towards the end of the season to make three substitute appearances. He was released by Chelsea with 6 months still remaining on his contract in January 2013 to give him a better chance in finding a club before those released in the summer.[2]

Yeovil Town (loan)[edit]

On 15 November 2010, Coombes was loaned out to Football League One club Yeovil Town on a month's youth loan,[3] and made his debut five days later, in a 2–3 away defeat against Charlton Athletic.[4] He made three substitute appearances before returning to Chelsea.

Notts County[edit]

On 1 August 2013 Coombes signed for Notts County.[5] On 27 August 2013, he scored the equalizing goal with his first touch after coming on as a substitute against Liverpool in a 4–2 defeat at Anfield in the League Cup.[6]

Bromley[edit]

On 22 January 2016, it was announced that Coombes had signed for National League side Bromley.[7] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 defeat away to Gateshead on 23 April. He was released by the club at the end of the season.

Welling United[edit]

On 25 August, it was announced that Coombes had signed for Welling United, linking up with Mark Goldberg, whom he worked under at Bromley. Coombes proved prolific in the first half of the 2016-17 season for Welling United. Between August and January 1, 2017 he scored 29 goals in 24 matches in all competitions, including a rare double hat-trick in a 7-1 FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round victory over Swindon Supermarine on October 1, 2016. The double hat-trick equaled Welling United's 'most goals in a match' club record set in 1985 by John Bartley.

Coombes continued prolific goal-scoring form into 2017, and left Welling United for Sutton United on February 22, 2017 with a 0.83 goals ratio (a goal every 103 minutes) from 20 League matches for the Wings.[8]

Sutton United[edit]

On 24 February 2017, Coombes returned to boyhood club Sutton United after impressing at Welling United.[9] On 25 February, Coombes made his debut for Sutton in a 3-2 victory against Torquay United at Plainmoor.[10] On 28 February, Coombes made his first home appearance in a 1-0 victory over Boreham Wood, assisting the game's only goal for Maxime Biamou.[11]

Personal life[edit]

He was previously known as Adam Phillip, but officially changed his surname in July 2012 to adopt the use of his mother's maiden name.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 March 2017.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yeovil Town (loan) 2010–11[13] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Notts County 2013–14[13] League One 6 0 0 0 1 1 1[a] 0 8 1
Bromley 2015–16[13] National League 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Welling United 2016–17[14] National League South 24 20 3 7 4[b] 3 31 30
Sutton United 2016–17[13] National League 5 0 5 0
Career total 53 21 3 7 1 1 5 3 62 32
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Injury Strikes Again For Phillip". TheChels. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "FIVE UNDER-21S RELEASED". chelseafc.com. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Yeovil sign Chelsea striker Adam Phillip on loan deal". BBC Sport. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charlton 3–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 20 November 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/article/strike-force-bolstered-ahead-of-opener-960661.aspx
  6. ^ "Sturridge and Henderson seal it for Rodgers' men against League One side". Daily Mail. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  7. ^ http://bromleyfc.tv/site/adam-coombes-joins-bromley/
  8. ^ "National League South Top Scorers - February 2017 (Screenshot)". BBC Sport. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Adam Coombes: Sutton United sign prolific Welling striker". BBC Sport. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Torquay United 2-3 Sutton United". BBC Sport. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Sutton United 1-0 Boreham Wood". BBC Sport. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Adam Phillip Becomes Adam Coombes". SB Nation. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d "A. Coombes". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Adam Coombes". Welling United Official Site. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 

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