Adam Tann

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Adam Tann
Personal information
Full name Adam John Tann[1]
Date of birth (1982-05-12) 12 May 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Fakenham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
St Neots Town
Youth career
000?–1999 Cambridge United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Cambridge United 121 (4)
2001 Cambridge City (loan) 1 (0)
2005 Gravesend and Northfleet 1 (0)
2005–2006 Notts County 5 (0)
2006–2007 Leyton Orient 31 (2)
2007–2009 Notts County 55 (1)
2009–2010 Histon 41 (1)
2010–2013 Chelmsford City 47 (3)
2012–2013 Bury Town (loan)
2013–2015 Leiston
2015– St Neots Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:39, 16 August 2010 (UTC).

Adam John Tann (born 12 May 1982) is an English footballer who plays as a defender. He is currently playing for St Neots Town.


Born in Fakenham, Tann started his career with Cambridge United, after being awarded a professional contract at the beginning of the 1999–2000 season. He made his debut in the Football League Trophy defeat to Barnet, and remained in the reserve team until the first half of the 2001–02 season, when he appeared for the Cambridge side which finished bottom of the Division Three, and winless at home.

Tann was to move to the Lilywhites of Cambridge City on loan, but otherwise stayed with United until 2005. He then signed for Gravesend & Northfleet, making one emergency appearance before moving back to the Football League with Notts County, where he scored on his debut against Bristol City in the FA Cup.[2]

In January 2006, he signed for Leyton Orient. Tann was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the autumn of 2006, but following a successful operation, he returned in the latter stages of the 2006–07 season.[3] He scored an important goal in the club's history in a 2–0 away win against Bradford City to almost keep Orient safe of a place in League One for the 2007–08 season. Orient survived the next week against Nottingham Forest as results went their way.

In May 2007 he rejected a new contract at Orient to re-join former club Notts County.[4]

His cousins Ryan Jarvis and Rossi Jarvis are also professional footballers.[5] Ryan Jarvis was a teammate of Tann for a brief spell of the 2006/07 season, when Jarvis enjoyed a loan period at Leyton Orient. On 18 October, Tann was stretchered off Notts County's Game with Macclesfield with a suspected broken leg from a horrific tackle from Macclesfield Midfielder Gareth Evans.[6] At the end of the 2008–09 season, Tann was released by Notts County. On 16 July 2009, Tann signed a one-year deal at Conference National outfit Histon.[7] He left Histon at the end of the 2009–10 season and signed for Conference South team Chelmsford City. In late 2010, Adam was asked to sign a Chelmsford kit for a crazed fan of his in Australia.[8]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 398. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Last time they met: Bristol City v Notts County". 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Orient's Tann has cancer surgery". BBC Sport. 17 October 2006. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Magpies seal quartet of signings". BBC Sport. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Ryan Jarvis (footballer) – In Depth". Sky News. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "League 2: Notts County 1–1 Macclesfield". Daily Mirror. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Tann becomes third Histon signing". BBC Sport. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  8. ^ Beyeler, Marc (20 July 2010). "I couldn’t go full time, says departing Tann". Cambridge News. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 

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