Taggart with the Young Socceroos in 2013
|Full name||Adam Jake Taggart|
|Date of birth||2 June 1993|
|Place of birth||Perth, Australia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2015–2016||→ Dundee United (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2017
Adam Jake Taggart (born 2 June 1993) is an Australian football (soccer) player who is currently signed to Perth Glory and who has played for the Australia national team. Taggart is a striker and is a former holder of the Nike A-League Golden Boot award, scoring 16 goals in 25 appearances for the Jets during the 2013–14 A-League season.
On 2 March 2012, Taggart signed two-year contract with A-League club Newcastle Jets. In November 2013, Taggart scored a hat trick against Melbourne Heart with all three goals scored from outside the 18 yard box. Newcastle would go on and win the match. After a strong start to the season, Adam had a dry patch with a lack of goals around Christmas, before scoring a brace against the Wanderers to salvage a 2–2 draw. He became a focal point of the Newcastle Jets attack, heading the lineup alongside Emile Heskey, Joel Griffiths and Michael Bridges. In 2014, Taggart became the second Newcastle player to receive the golden boot of the A-League with 16 goals, after Joel Griffiths in 2008. He was also awarded the A-League Young Player of the Season Award at the same ceremony.
On 24 June 2014, Fulham signed Taggart from Newcastle Jets for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract but injury delayed his involvement with the first team by a number of months. Taggart left Fulham to join his previous club Perth Glory on 26 January 2016. However, he is ineligible to play for Glory until next season due to FIFA regulations which restrict the number of clubs that a person may play for in any one season to two.
Loan to Dundee United
On 26 January 2016, Taggart signed for Perth Glory again on a permanent deal. However, he was ineligible to play for Perth in the 2015–16 A-League under FIFA regulations preventing players from registering for more than two clubs in a single season. In the first game of the 2016–17 season, Taggart started in the number 11 role, scoring twice in the first half. After leading at half time 3-0, the Glory squandered the lead and the final result was a 3-3 draw.
Taggart made his debut for Australia in late 2012, in the second preliminary round of the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup against Hong Kong, coming off the bench in a narrow win. He scored his first two international goals days later in a win over Chinese Taipei.
- As of 30 April 2017
|Dundee United (loan)||2015–16||Scottish Premiership||7||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||9||0|
- As of 28 July 2013
- Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.
|1||9 December 2012||Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong||Chinese Taipei||3–0||8–0||2013 EAFF East Asian Cup Preliminary Round 2|
|3||28 July 2013||Olympic Stadium, Songpa-gu, South Korea||China PR||2–4||3–4||2013 EAFF East Asian Cup|
- As of 1 July 2014
|Australia national team|
- A-League Golden Boot: 2013–14
- A-League Young Player of the Year: 2013–14
- PFA A-League Team of the Season: 2013–14
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- Strachan, Iain (28 July 2013). "China deny Socceroos in goal fest". Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- Adam Taggart at Soccerway
- "Schwarzer Honoured with Tobin Medal". FIFPro. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- Adam Taggart at Soccerway