Adam Watts (footballer)

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Adam Watts
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Personal information
Full name Adam James Watts[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-04) 4 March 1988 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Hackney, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
000?–2007 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Fulham 0 (0)
2007Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2009Northampton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2009Lincoln City (loan) 18 (0)
2010–2011 Lincoln City 77 (1)
2012 Gainsborough Trinity 8 (0)
2012–2015 Eastbourne Borough 93 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:22, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Adam James Watts (born 4 March 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a defender and most recently played for Eastbourne Borough.

He has previously played for Fulham, Milton Keynes Dons and Northampton Town, Lincoln City and Gainsborough Trinity.



Watts began his professional career at Fulham; however, he never went on to make a first team appearance for Fulham. In 2007, Watts signed his first professional contract with Fulham.[2] Yet, in the League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town, he was an unused substitute. He made a league appearance during a loan spell with Milton Keynes Dons in Football League Two.[3] On 10 September 2008, Watts signed a new contract with Fulham that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2010.[4] In April 2009 he signed for League One side Northampton Town, on loan until the end of the season.[5] He made a handful of appearances, but could not prevent Northampton being relegated, before he returned to Fulham. After starting the 2009/10 season in Fulham's first team squad, making the bench against CSKA Sofia and Manchester City, he departed the club.

Lincoln City[edit]

On 2 October 2009 he agreed to join Lincoln City on an initial month's loan,[6] becoming newly installed managed Chris Sutton's first signing for the club.[7] He made his debut in the club's 1–0 home victory over Aldershot Town the following day[8] and, after helping his side to two clean sheets in his first two games, his loan was extended until 2 January 2010.[9] Having impressed during his loan period, on 31 December 2009 the club announced that Watts had agreed terms on a permanent contract with the Imps that will run until the summer of 2012, joining for an undisclosed fee;[10] the paperwork being completed on 5 January 2010.[11] On 20 February 2010 his season was ended when he suffered a fracture of his left fibula in the 2–2 draw at Grimsby Town,[12] the injury seeing him undergo surgery to pin the fracture.[13] The following season, he returned to the side and scored his first and only goal for the club in a 4–3 win at Stockport County.[14]

In May 2011, he was made available on a free transfer by the club, after a mass clear out of players following relegation from the Football League.[15] On 27 December 2011 he departed Sincil Bank by mutual consent.[16]

Gainsborough Trinity[edit]

Watts signed with Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity on 6 January 2012[17] He was amongst the Trinity side that missed out on promotion to the Conference National after defeat to Nuneaton Town in the play-off final. He was released with three other players on 18 May 2012.[18]

Eastbourne Borough[edit]

Watts signed for Eastbourne Borough of the Conference South in October 2012.[19] He received the Manager's player and the Player's player of the year awards in his first season at the club, making 29 appearances in all competitions (26 league).[20] On 26 November 2015, he decided to take a break from the game to allow himself to recover from recurring injury problems.[21][22]


  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. ^ "Young Whites sign". Fulham Official Website. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Watts loaned to Dons". Fulham Official Website. 23 March 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Watts Contract Extension". Fulham Official Website. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Watts loan deal". Fulham Official Website. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Fulham defender joins on loan". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Imps sign defender Watts on loan". BBC Sport. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Imps Serge To Maximum Haul". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Watts loan extended". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Watts set to pen permanent deal". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Watts completes permanent switch". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 5 January 2010. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Broken leg agony for Watts". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Watts' operation goes well". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Stockport 3-4 Lincoln". BBC. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Steve Tilson clears out Lincoln City squad". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Watts departs". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 27 December 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
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  18. ^ "Trinity Release Four". 17 May 2012. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Squad Addition: Central Defender Added". (Eastbourne Borough F.C.). 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  20. ^ "Double award for Borough defender". Eastbourne Herald. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  21. ^ "Borough defender Watts cancels his contract as injuries take their toll". Eastbourne Herald. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Eastbourne Borough cancel contract of defender Watts". The Argus. 26 November 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.

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