Albert Adomah

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Albert Adomah
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Personal information
Full name Albert Danquah Adomah[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Lambeth, London, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 37
Youth career
2004–2005 Old Meadonians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Harrow Borough 69 (14)
2008–2010 Barnet 112 (19)
2010–2013 Bristol City 131 (17)
2013–2016 Middlesbrough 130 (23)
2016–2019 Aston Villa 113 (21)
2019– Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
National team
2011– Ghana 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:03, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:01, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Albert Danquah Adomah (born 13 December 1987) is a professional footballer who plays as a right winger who plays for Nottingham Forest and the Ghana national team.[3]

He holds both a Ghanaian passport and a British passport. His previous clubs are Harrow Borough, Barnet, Bristol City, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa. He currently plays for Nottingham Forest in the EFL Championship for the 2018/19 season.

Club career[edit]

Harrow Borough[edit]

After a spell at Chiswick-based amateur side Old Meadonians as a teenager, Adomah began his career playing semi-professional football with Isthmian League Premier Division club Harrow Borough, while studying Level 2 Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting at the College of North West London.[3][4]

Barnet[edit]

In January 2008, Adomah joined League Two side Barnet. As part of the deal, Barnet agreed to play Harrow in a pre-season friendly.[5]

He scored on his Football League debut for Barnet in a 2–1 win over Hereford United at Edgar Street on 30 January 2008. In March, he scored two first half goals in a 4–1 win over Shrewsbury Town and scored in two successive games, against Chester City and Lincoln City. He made a total of 22 league appearances in the 2007–08 season, scoring five goals and helping Barnet to a 12th-place finish in League Two. Albert was voted Barnet FC Young Player of the Year 2008-9 by the Barnet Football Club Supporters association.

In July 2009, Adomah was linked with a transfer to Championship side Blackpool.[6] On the final day of the transfer window, Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous revealed that talks with Blackpool broke down two hours before the deadline and that he had also turned down offers from Norwich City and Watford. It was later reported that Adomah could still move to Blackpool on loan, with a view to a permanent move in January 2010.[7]

On 6 October 2009, it was announced that football commentator John Motson had sponsored Adomah at Barnet.[8]

On 12 November 2009, Adomah turned down Barnet's offer of a new contract. His agent, Tony Finnigan, confirmed that Adomah wanted to leave, saying, "Barnet made an excellent offer...but he deserves a run at a higher level." Tony Kleanthous said that he would not stand in Adomah's way if they received an acceptable offer.[9] On 13 May 2010, Barnet made a bid to keep Adomah at the club by offering a twenty-percent increase on their original contract offer, which would have made him the highest paid player in the club's history, but on 28 May it was confirmed that Adomah would not be signing a new contract. He had played 120 games for Barnet scoring 20 times.

Bristol City[edit]

On 1 July 2010, he agreed to join Bristol City on a three-year deal, with an initial fee of £150,000 being set later by a tribunal.[10][11] Adomah scored his first Bristol City goal on 13 July, in a friendly against Swedish club IFK Gothenburg.[12] After impressing in pre-season, Steve Coppell named Adomah in the starting line-up for City's first game of the season at home to Millwall, a game which they lost 3–0.[13] He continued to put in good performances in the domestic league, and instantly became a fans' favourite through his exciting style of play and his humorous interviews on the club website. He scored his first goal for City during a 3–3 draw with Barnsley at Ashton Gate. After a few below-par performances, Adomah was taken off at half time during City's 0–4 win away at Preston North End, and reaped the rewards as his side then went on a winning run with Adomah being instrumental on his return to the side. He scored his fourth goal of the season in a 2–1 win against in form Portsmouth, and ended the season top of the club's assists chart with 12 to his name in all competitions.[14]

Adomah was awarded the player of the season award for Bristol City for the 2010–11 campaign, days after agreeing a new three-year contract which would keep him at the club until 2014.

The 25-year-old Ghana international had made it clear to City that he did not wish to play in League One following their relegation from the Championship, following this, Wigan Athletic made two bids for the winger, both of which were rejected; Adomah submitted a transfer request which was refused.

The start of the 2013 season saw Adomah rested for Bristol City's campaign opener.

Middlesbrough[edit]

On 6 August 2013, Adomah was announced to be having a medical at Middlesbrough's Rockliffe Park training ground.[15] On 8 August 2013 Adomah completed his move to Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £1,000,000.[16]

He was issued the number twenty-seven squad number worn last season by striker Scott McDonald who signed for Millwall.[citation needed] Adomah made his debut for Boro in their 1–0 victory over Charlton Athletic on 10 August 2013.

Adomah scored his first goal for the club on 14 September 2013 in a 3–1 loss to Ipswich Town. He scored again on 5 October 2013 in a 4–1 home win over Yeovil Town and twice more on 19 October 2013 in a 3–2 defeat at Barnsley.[17] A week after grabbing a brace against Barnsley, Adomah once again scored twice in a 4–0 victory over Doncaster Rovers.[18] Adomah was nominated for the Championship's Player of the Month for October after several impressive performances and scoring 5 goals in 4 games.[19]

Adomah reached the play-off final after a 5–1 aggregate win over Brentford, including Adomah scoring in the semi final[20] but they lost the decisive match 0–2 to Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in the Final.[21] The following season, Adomah earned promotion as Middlesbrough finished runners-up in the EFL Championship.[22] He played 2 games for Middlesbrough in the Premier League during the beginning of August 2016 prior to his move to Villa.[23]

Aston Villa[edit]

Adomah signed for Aston Villa on transfer deadline day for an undisclosed fee, swapping directions with Adama Traoré who went the other way,[24] 31 August 2016. He scored his first goal for Aston Villa in a 3–1 win against Cardiff City on 26 November 2016. He scored two goals in a 2–2 draw at home against Preston North End.[25][26] He enjoyed a good run of form as he was among the second best in terms of assists within the championship assisting 11 goals compared to Conor Hourihane's 14 assists in the 2016–17 EFL Championship season.[27]

During the 2017–18 Aston Villa F.C. season Adomah scored 15 goals,[28] finishing the club's top scorer, to help Villa secure a play-off place and defeat his old side Middlesbrough in the two semi finals to reach the final,[29] playing in the final, as Villa lost 1–0 to Fulham in the final and thus missed out on promotion to the Premier League.[30]

He was released by Aston Villa at the end of the 2018–19 season.[31]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 10 July 2019, Adomah signed a two-year deal with Nottingham Forest.[32]

International career[edit]

Adomah made his international debut when coming on as a substitute for Ghana in their 1–0 defeat against Brazil on 5 September 2011 at Craven Cottage. He broke through the national team to book his place in Ghana's provisional 26-man squad for the 2013 African Cup of Nations. On 9 January, Adomah made the starting team, was given the number 10 shirt and was told he would play a big role for the national team. He was selected and went to 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where he played in one game for Ghana.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 July 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Harrow Borough 2005–06[33] Isthmian Premier Division 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
2006–07[33] Isthmian Premier Division 42 8 2 2 8[b] 1 52 11
2007–08[33] Isthmian Premier Division 25 6 1 0 4[c] 2 30 8
Total 69 14 3 2 13 3 85 19
Barnet 2007–08[34] League Two 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 5
2008–09[35] League Two 45 9 2 1 1 0 1[d] 0 49 10
2009–10[36] League Two 45 5 2 0 1 0 1[d] 0 49 5
Total 112 19 4 1 2 0 2 0 120 20
Bristol City 2010–11[37] Championship 46 5 1 0 1 0 48 5
2011–12[38] Championship 45 5 1 0 1 0 47 5
2012–13[39] Championship 40 7 0 0 1 0 41 7
Total 131 17 2 0 3 0 136 17
Middlesbrough 2013–14[40] Championship 42 12 1 0 0 0 43 12
2014–15[41] Championship 43 5 2 0 3 0 3[e] 1 51 6
2015–16[42] Championship 43 6 1 0 3 2 0 0 47 8
2016–17[43] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 130 23 4 0 6 2 3 1 143 26
Aston Villa 2016–17[43] Championship 38 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 39 3
2017–18[44] Championship 39 14 0 0 2 1 3[e] 0 44 15
2018–19[45] Championship 36 4 1 0 2 0 3[e] 0 42 4
Total 113 21 2 0 4 1 6 0 125 22
Nottingham Forest 2019–20 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 555 94 15 3 15 3 24 4 609 104
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Middlesex Senior Cup
  2. ^ 1 appearance in FA Trophy, 1 appearance in Isthmian League Cup, 2 appearances and 1 goal in Middlesex Senior Cup, 4 appearances in Middlesex Charity Cup
  3. ^ 1 appearance and 1 goal in FA Trophy, 1 appearance in Isthmian League Cup, 2 appearances and 1 goal in Middlesex Senior Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  5. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Championship play-offs

International appearances[edit]

As of 15 July 2019[2]
Ghana
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 1 0
2013 9 1
2014 4 0
2015 2 1
2018 1 0
Total 19 2

Honours[edit]

Middlesbrough

Aston Villa

Individual

References[edit]

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