Adrian Shaw (footballer)

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Adrian Shaw
Personal information
Full name Adrian Shaw[1]
Date of birth (1966-04-13) 13 April 1966 (age 51)[1]
Place of birth Murton, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
000?–1983 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1984–1985 Halifax Town (loan) 10 (0)
1985–1988 Halifax Town 90 (1)
1988 Bridlington Town ? (?)
1988 York City 5 (0)
1988–1990 Chesterfield 50 (3)
1990–? Gainsborough Trinity ? (?)
Total 155 (4)
Teams managed
2004 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adrian Shaw (born 30 April 1966) is an English football coach and former player.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Murton, County Durham, Shaw played for Murton Juniors before joining Nottingham Forest as an apprentice.[2] He signed a professional contract with the club in December 1983 and was loaned to Halifax Town in December 1984.[2] He made 10 appearances before the loan expired in March 1985, signing for the club permanently later that month.[3][4] Shaw was released by Halifax in May 1988 and after a few weeks with Bridlington Town in non-League football signed for Fourth Division York City in October on a trial basis.[2] His debut came in a 1–1 draw at home to Doncaster Rovers on 25 October, making six appearances for the club before being released.[2] He joined Chesterfield in December, where he made 50 league appearances and scored three goals before a serious groin injury forced his retirement from professional football.[1][2] Shaw returned to non-League football to finish his playing career with Gainsborough Trinity.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Shaw organised a football in the community scheme in Lincolnshire.[2] He moved into coaching at Lincoln City as football in the community officer, before returning to Chesterfield as a coach.[5] He returned to another former club, York, as youth team coach, before being promoted to first team coach.[5] Shaw was Terry Dolan's assistant manager at York, until the pair were sacked by the club on 31 May 2003.[6] He had a spell as manager of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national side in 2004.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 555. ISBN 978-1-85291-665-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Citizen Publications. p. 91. ISBN 9780953100507. 
  3. ^ Meynell, Johnny (2005). The Definitive Halifax Town A.F.C. Tony Brown. p. 86. ISBN 9781899468249. 
  4. ^ "Adrian Shaw". Shaymen Online. Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Adie Shaw". The Press. York. 9 August 2000. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "York City sack Dolan". BBC Sport. 31 May 2003. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Courtney, Barrie (2 February 2005). "2004 matches: North and Central America and Caribbean". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 7 April 2012.