Ebou Adams

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Ebou Adams
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Adams playing for Walton Casuals in October 2014
Personal information
Full name Ebrima Adams[1]
Date of birth (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Greenwich, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers
Youth career
2006–2010 Orpington
2010–2014 Dartford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Dartford 21 (1)
2014–2015Walton Casuals (loan) 26 (2)
2016–2018 Norwich City 0 (0)
2016–2017Braintree Town (loan) 3 (0)
2017–2018Shrewsbury Town (loan) 5 (0)
2018Leyton Orient (loan) 16 (0)
2018–2019 Ebbsfleet United 37 (0)
2019– Forest Green Rovers 0 (0)
National team
2017– Gambia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:22, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:29, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Ebrima "Ebou" Adams (born 15 January 1996) is a Gambian professional footballer who most plays as a midfielder for League Two club Forest Green Rovers.

He began his career at Conference National club Dartford, before gaining regular football and attracting interest from Football League clubs while on loan at Walton Casuals. Adams joined Norwich City in February 2016, and had loan spells at National League side Braintree Town and EFL League One club Shrewsbury Town.

In November 2017, Adams was called up to represent the Gambian national team. The English-born midfielder qualified through his parents and made his debut against Morocco B.

Early life[edit]

Adams was born in Greenwich and attended The John Roan School. After playing his youth football at Orpington, he joined Dartford's youth ranks at the age of 15.[3] He moved up to the Dartford Academy in August 2012.[4]

Career[edit]

Dartford[edit]

On 26 April 2014, Adams made his Dartford debut with a 29-minute appearance in a 3–1 defeat to Nuneaton Town. Following his loan at Walton Casuals, he became a regular in the first team set-up and made 16 appearances during the 2015–16 season prior to his departure.[5]

Walton Casuals (loan)[edit]

On 14 September 2014, he joined Isthmian Division One South club Walton Casuals on loan alongside Dartford teammates Kieran Scantlebury and Bode Anidugbe.[6] He scored his first goal for the club in a 5–4 defeat to Whitstable Town the following month.[7] Adams also scored in a 2–0 victory at home to Chipstead in March 2015.[7]

Norwich City[edit]

On 1 February 2016, Adams joined Norwich City on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee, becoming Dartford's record sale.[8] He immediately joined up with the Under-23s and made his youth team debut in a 7–0 defeat to a Manchester United team including Sergio Romero, Phil Jones and Memphis Depay.[9]

Adams faced a tough start to life in the professional game with subsequent Premier League 2 appearances against Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.[10] He finished the season with nine Premier League 2 appearances and one assist.[11]

Adams scored his first goal for the club in November 2016, completing a 4–1 win over MK Dons in the EFL Trophy.[12] On 6 March 2017, he scored his first goal of the Premier League 2 campaign with the winning strike in a 2–1 victory at Newcastle United.[13]

Braintree Town (loan)[edit]

In December 2016, Adams moved to National League club Braintree Town on a one-month youth loan.[14] On 17 December, he made his debut from the bench in a 1–1 draw at Gateshead.[15] Completing a full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win at Boreham Wood three days later, Adams was dismissed in the 73rd minute of a 3–2 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.[16] A three-game suspension meant he was unable to feature again during his loan.[17]

Shrewsbury Town (loan)[edit]

On 26 June 2017, he joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on a six-month loan.[18] After being named as an unused substitute on the opening day of the season, Adams' debut – a 2–1 EFL Cup exit against Nottingham Forest – proved to be his only defeat with the club.[19] He made his league debut shortly after with an eight-minute appearance from the bench in a 1–0 victory at AFC Wimbledon.[20] He made a further four league appearances all from the bench, although three came in injury time.[21][22][23] Adams recorded just 20 minutes of league action during his time with the club, with his final league appearance coming in a 1–1 draw with Blackburn Rovers on 23 September.[24]

Adams also made two appearances in the EFL Trophy, assisting Louis Dodds for the final goal in a 3–0 victory over West Bromwich Albion U23s on 3 October.[25] The match proved to be his final appearance for the club. In his eight appearances for the club, Adams was involved in a single loss – a 2–1 EFL Cup exit against Nottingham Forest on his debut.[19]

On 8 January 2018, Adams returned to parent club Norwich City.[26]

Leyton Orient (loan)[edit]

On 9 January 2018, he joined National League side Leyton Orient on loan for the remainder of the season.[27]

Ebbsfleet United[edit]

On 1 June 2018, Adams joined National League side Ebbsfleet United.[28]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 18 June 2019, Adams moved to League Two club Forest Green Rovers on a two-year deal.[29]

International career[edit]

Born in England to Gambian parents, Adams debuted for the Gambia national team in November 2017 against Morocco B.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 April 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dartford 2013–14[5] Conference National 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 3 0
2014–15[5] Conference National 4 0 0 0 1[b] 0 5 0
2015–16[5] National League South 16 1 1 0 2[c] 0 19 1
Dartford total 21 1 1 0 5 0 27 1
Walton Casuals (loan) 2014–15 Isthmian Division One South 26 2 0 0 2[d] 0 28 2
Norwich City 2015–16[31] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[32] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[e] 1 1 1
2017–18[33] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norwich City total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Braintree Town (loan) 2016–17[34] National League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2017–18[35] League One 5 0 0 0 1 0 2[e] 0 8 0
Leyton Orient (loan) 2017–18[35] National League 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 20 1
Ebbsfleet United 2018–19[36] National League 37 0 1 0 0 0 1[f] 0 39 0
Ebbsfleet United total 37 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 39 0
Forest Green Rovers 2019–20[37] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forest Green Rovers total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 108 3 2 0 1 0 15 2 126 5
  1. ^ Two appearance in the Kent Senior Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Kent Senior Cup
  3. ^ Two appearance in the Kent Senior Cup
  4. ^ One appearance in the Surrey Senior Cup and one in the Southern Combination Challenge Cup
  5. ^ a b Appearances in the EFL Trophy
  6. ^ One appearance in the Kent Senior Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL Released and Retained List 2016-17" (PDF). English Football League. p. 97. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ebou Adams". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "EBOU ADAMS: A Thank you and Good Bye – Dartford Football Club". Dartford Football Club. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  4. ^ "Ebou Adams – Dartford Football Club". Dartford Football Club. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  5. ^ a b c d "Dartford FC Player Profiles. Last update 28.6.2017". www.thedarts.eu. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  6. ^ "Four new signings announced – Walton Casuals FC". Walton Casuals FC. 2014-09-14. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  7. ^ a b Brooker, Kane (28 August 2015). "A complete statistical database of Walton Casuals FC (1992–2016)". Retrieved 12 July 2016
  8. ^ "Welcome to Norwich City Football Club CITY SIGN DARTFORD'S EBOU ADAMS". Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  9. ^ Pollard, Rob (2016-02-08). "Manchester United under-21s 7–0 Norwich under-21s: Will Keane grabs FIVE as Reds coast to victory". men. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
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  12. ^ "REPORT: Norwich U21s 4–1 MK Dons". www.miltonkeynes.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  13. ^ "Welcome to Norwich City Football Club UNDER-23s: NEWCASTLE 1–2 UNDER-23s". Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  14. ^ "Norwich City youngster Ebou Adams joins Braintree Town on loan". BBC Sport. 2016-12-14. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  15. ^ "Gateshead 1–1 Braintree Town". BBC Sport. 2016-12-17. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  16. ^ "Boreham Wood 0–1 Braintree Town". BBC Sport. 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  17. ^ "Braintree Town 3–2 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 2016-12-26. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  18. ^ "Ebou Adams Joins On Loan". Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  19. ^ a b "Nottingham Forest 2-1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  20. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  21. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 3-2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  22. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 2017-09-09. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  23. ^ "Oldham Athletic 1-2 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  24. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Blackburn Rovers". BBC Sport. 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  25. ^ "Match Report: Shrewsbury Town 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion U21s". shropshirelive.com. 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  26. ^ Cox, Lewis. "Ebou Adams completes Shrewsbury loan and returns to Norwich City". www.shropshirestar.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  27. ^ "NEWS: Ebou Adams joins on loan". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  28. ^ makes his opening bow with Ebou https://ebbsfleetunited.co.uk/macca-makes-his-opening-bow-with-ebou/title=Macca makes his opening bow with Ebou Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2018-06-01. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  29. ^ Forest Green secure signing of exciting midfielder Ebou Adams https://www.fgr.co.uk/news/june-2019/signing-forest-green-secure-signing-of-exciting-midfielder-ebou-adams/title=SIGNING: Forest Green secure signing of exciting midfielder Ebou Adams Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2019-06-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. ^ "Ebou Adams receives Gambia call-up".
  31. ^ "Games played by Ebou Adams in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  32. ^ "Ebou Adams | Football Stats | Norwich City | Season 2016/2017 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  33. ^ "Ebou Adams | Football Stats | Norwich City | Season 2017/2018 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  34. ^ "Games played by Ebou Adams in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Ebou Adams in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  36. ^ "Games played by Ebou Adams in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  37. ^ "Games played by Ebou Adams in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.

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