Luke Adams (footballer)

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Luke Adams
Personal information
Full name Luke Adams
Date of birth (1994-05-08) 8 May 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
South Melbourne
Number 5
Youth career
0000–2009 Waitakere United
2012–2013 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Waitakere United 12 (0)
2013–2014 Wellington Phoenix 3 (0)
2014–2015 Waitakere United 1 (0)
2015– South Melbourne 43 (3)
National team
2011 New Zealand U17 4 (0)
2013–2014 New Zealand U20
2015 New Zealand U23 3 (0)
2016– New Zealand 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2016

Luke Adams is a New Zealand international footballer who plays as a defender. He currently plays for South Melbourne in the NPL Victoria in Australia.[1]


In 2012, Adams joined the English club Derby County F.C. on a one-year contract.[2] In 2013, Adams signed a one-year contract with Wellington Phoenix.[3] In May 2014, Adams was called into the All Whites squad for a 30 May friendly in Auckland against South Africa by interim coach Neil Emblen.[4] In September 2014, Adams returned to Waitakere United.[5] In January 2015, Adams signed with Australian football club South Melbourne FC.

International Career[edit]

After representing various New Zealand youth teams, including at the 2011 U-17 World Cup and the 2013 U-20 World Cup, Adams was a member of the New Zealand U-23s squad at the 2015 Pacific Games.[6]

He made his debut for the senior New Zealand national football team in a 2016 OFC Nations Cup 3–1 win over Fiji.[7]

In June 2016, Adams scored the winner in a 1-0 win over the Solomon Islands. The match was a World Cup qualifier.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

As of match played 4 June 2016. New Zealand score listed first, score column indicates score after each Adams goal.[9]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 June 2016 Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 3  Solomon Islands 1–0 1–0 2016 OFC Nations Cup



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