Adam Thompson

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Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson 22-02-2014 1.jpg
Thompson playing for Southend United in 2014
Personal information
Full name Adam Lee Thompson[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bury
Youth career
2003–2010 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Watford 14 (1)
2011 Brentford (loan) 8 (0)
2012 Brentford (loan) 12 (0)
2012 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Barnet (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Southend United (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2017 Southend United 100 (3)
2017– Bury 2 (0)
2017 Bradford City (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2008 Northern Ireland U17 2 (0)
2010 Northern Ireland U19 8 (1)
2010–2013 Northern Ireland U21 11 (1)
2011– Northern Ireland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:26, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:26,, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Adam Lee Thompson (born 28 September 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bury. A graduate of Watford's youth academy, he made his professional debut for the club in 2010, and his senior international debut for Northern Ireland the following year. He came 3rd in Southend United's player of season awards in 2016/17 season

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

A member of the Watford academy since he was eleven, he was handed the number 29 jersey for the 2010–11 season.[2]

He made his professional debut for the club on 24 August 2010, in their 2–1 League Cup Second Round exit to Notts County at Vicarage Road.[3] Thompson made his league debut against Burnley at home on 12 February, a game Watford lost 3–1. Thompson later signed his first professional contract at Watford, which keeps him until 2013.[4] Thompson scored his first professional goal for Watford three days later.[5] In June 2011, Thompson signed a new contract with Watford, keeping him until 2014.[6]

Upon his return from his loan spell at Barnet, Thompson then made his first league appearance under Gianfranco Zola having come on as a substitute for Daniel Pudil against Birmingham City on 16 February 2013.[7]

Loan spells[edit]

On 25 August 2011, Thompson joined Brentford on a month's loan,[8] scoring on his Bees debut in a Football League Trophy tie away to MK Dons. His goal made the match 1–1 at the time, it finished 3–3 with Brentford winning 4–3 on penalties.[9] His loan was later extended for another month.[10] Thompson returned to Watford on 26 October.[11] Thompson re-joined Brentford on a one-month youth loan in early February[12] which was extended until the end of the season on 10 April.[13] Throughout the season, Thompson played a total of 22 games for Brentford in all competitions, but did not make an appearance for Watford.[14]

During the first month of the 2012–13 season, Thompson played the entire game in Watford's League Cup tie against Bradford City, and subsequently joined Wycombe Wanderers on a month-long youth loan.[15] Two days after joining the club, Thompson made his Wycombe Wanderers debut, playing 90 minutes, in a 1–0 loss against Southend United.[16] However, just two appearance, Thompson returned to his parent club.[citation needed]

On 4 January 2013, Thompson joined Barnet on loan for a month.[17] He made his debut as an 82nd-minute substitute for Ricky Holmes in a 2–0 home win over Bradford City.[18] On 14 January, Thompson returned to Watford early after suffering a dislocated and fractured shoulder in training.[19]

Southend United[edit]

On 9 August 2013, Thompson announced via Twitter that he had joined League Two outfit Southend United on loan.[20][21] Thompson made his Southend United debut, coming on as a substitute for Marc Laird seven minutes from full-time, in a 1–0 loss against Hartlepool United.[22] Thompson made nine appearance in the first half of the season, due to his international commitment.[23]

In January 2014, Thompson made the move to Southend United a permanent one for undisclosed fee, signing an 18-month contract.[24] Just after finishing his loan spell, Thompson attracted interests from two clubs before Southend United won the race to sign Thompson.[25] Thompson's first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis came on 18 January 2014, where he set up a goal for Barry Corr, in a 3–0 win over Chesterfield.[26] Thompson ended his season, making sixteen appearance (as well combining his loan spell at Southend United) after he injured his calf,[27] although he never played throughout the 2013–14 season despite being fit[28] and being once on the bench.[29]

The next season, Thompson missed the first four matches, due being on the bench and made his first appearance, coming on as a substitute in the first half, in a 2–0 loss against Plymouth Argyle on 30 August 2014.[30] Since recovering from a calf injury, Thompson have established himself in the 2014–15 season despite missing out for four matches in late-December.[31] Thompson was once again on the sidelined during a match against Mansfield Town on 3 April 2015 when he was injured in the first half and had to be substituted by Cian Bolger.[32] After having surgery, it was announced that Thompson would be out for the reminder of the season and ended his season, making twenty-nine appearance in all competitions.[33] Despite being absent, the club went on achieve promotion to Football League One after beating Wycombe Wanderers in the play-off final.

International career[edit]

In September 2008 he was called up to the Northern Ireland under-17 squad.[34]

He was a part of the under-19s run to the Milk Cup final in 2010. On 27 July he scored a vital equalizer against Mexico at the Coleraine Showgrounds,[35] which helped take the team above Mexico on goal difference in the final table.

In August 2010, he received his first call-up the under-21 squad,[36] and he played for the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team in a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification match against Germany on 7 September 2010.[37] He was called up to the senior Northern Ireland team for the first time in February 2011.[38] He made his debut on 9 February 2011, as a 66th-minute substitute in Northern Ireland's 3–0 defeat to Scotland in the 2011 Nations Cup. Scotland did not score while Thompson was on the field.[39]

Thompson was selected in the squad for Northern Ireland's fixtures against New Zealand and Azerbaijan in June 2017.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 July 2017.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2010–11[41] Championship 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1
2011–12[42] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1
Brentford (loan)
2011–12[43]
League One 20 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 1 22 1
Total 20 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 22 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan)
2012–13[44]
League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Barnet (loan)
2012–13[45]
League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Southend United (loan)
2013–14[46]
League Two 16 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Total 16 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Southend United 2014–15[47] League Two 28 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
2015–16[48] League One 25 2 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 27 2
2016–17[49] 40 1 1 0 0 0 4[a] 0 45 1
Total 93 3 1 0 1 0 6 0 101 3
Bury 2017–18[50] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 142 4 4 0 2 0 8 1 156 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Gibb, Ian (24 August 2010). "Malky Mackay calls on Adam Thompson". The Evening Standard. 
  3. ^ "Watford 1–2 Notts County". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hornets tie down youngster". Sky Sports. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Fletcher, Paul (15 February 2011). "Watford 2–2 Preston". BBC Football. 
  6. ^ "Ross Jenkins and Adam Thompson agree new Watford deals". BBC Sport. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Birmingham City 0–4 Watford". BBC Sport. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Watford defender Adam Thompson joins Brentford on loan". BBC Football. 25 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 3–3 Brentford". Brentford Football Club. 30 August 2011. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Watford's Adam Thompson extends Brentford loan spell". BBC Sport. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Thompson back with Hornets". Sky Sports. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Saido Berahino and Adam Thompson join Brentford on loan". BBC Sport. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Defender extends Brentford stay". Get West London Newspaper. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Adam Thompson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  15. ^ "Highly-rated Thompson arrives on loan". Wycombe Wanderers. 30 August 2012. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Southend United 1 – 0 Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "WATFORD DEFENDER JOINS ON LOAN". Barnet F.C. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  18. ^ Barnet 2 – 0 Bradford
  19. ^ Adam Thompson has returned to Watford after his loan at Barnet ended early due to injury
  20. ^ "Thompson moves to Shrimpers". Sky Sports. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Adam Thompson Official Twitter Account". Twitter. 9 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Hartlepool United 0 – 1 Southend United". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Team News: Leonard misses out". Southend United F.C. 23 November 2013. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Thompson back at Roots Hall". Sky Sports. 10 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Transfer News: Southend United agree deal for Adam Thompson". Sky Sports. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "Southend United 3–0 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "Team News: Northampton Town". Southend United F.C. 25 February 2014. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
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  29. ^ "Team News: Fleetwood Town vs. Blues". Southend United F.C. 26 April 2014. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  30. ^ "Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Southend United". BBC Sport. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  31. ^ "Team News: Cambridge United vs. Southend United". Southend United F.C. 26 December 2014. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  32. ^ "Southend United 2 – 0 Mansfield Town". BBC Sport. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  33. ^ "Dave Penney: Adam Thompson likely to be out for the season". Southend United F.C. 9 April 2015. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  34. ^ "INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY". watfordfc.com. 2 September 2008. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  35. ^ "Milk Cup: Fiesta time as Adam Thompson clinches a vital point". 27 July 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  36. ^ Frank, Smith (25 August 2010). "Lee Hodson and Adam Thompson latest Watford players to receive Under-21 call-up". watfordobserver.co.uk. Archived from the original on 30 August 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  37. ^ "Holtby helps Germany sign off with victory". UEFA.com. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  38. ^ "Three more players pull out of Northern Ireland squad". BBC Sport. 7 February 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  39. ^ "Three and easy for Scotland". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  40. ^ http://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/adam-thompson-named-in-northern-ireland-squad-3726323.aspx
  41. ^ "Watford 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  42. ^ "Watford 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  43. ^ "Brentford 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  44. ^ "Wycombe 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 September 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  45. ^ "Barnet 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 September 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  46. ^ "Southend 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 September 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  47. ^ "Games played by Adam Thompson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Adam Thompson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  49. ^ "Games played by Adam Thompson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  50. ^ "Games played by Adam Thompson in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

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