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Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson May 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Christopher Adamson
Date of birth 4 November 1978 (1978-11-04) (age 31)
Place of birth    Ashington, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Hereford United (player-coach)
Number 30
Youth career
1995—1997 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
West Bromwich Albion
IK Brage (loan)
Mansfield Town (loan)
Halifax Town (loan)
Plymouth Argyle (loan)
Halesowen Town (loan)
St. Patrick's Athletic
Solihull Borough
Sheffield Wednesday
Stockport County
Northwich Victoria
Ilkeston Town
Hereford United
12 (0)
0? (?)
02 (0)
08 (0)
01 (0)
01 (0)
66 (0)
00 (0)
12 (0)
00 (0)
0 0 (0)
32 (0)
1 (0)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 22:11, 17 March 2010 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Christopher "Chris" Adamson (born 4 November 1978 in Ashington) is an English football goalkeeper who is a player and coach for Hereford United.



Adamson joined West Bromwich Albion as an apprentice in April 1995, turning professional in July 1997; he made his Albion début away at Stockport County on 11 April, 1998.[1] He generally found it difficult to break into the Albion first team, and remained an understudy to more experienced keepers such as Alan Miller, Brian Jensen and Russell Hoult. Adamson spent time on loan at various clubs, including IK Brage in Sweden, Mansfield Town, Halifax Town, Plymouth Argyle and Halesowen Town. Adamson then signed for League of Ireland side St Patrick's Athletic. In 2003 he was nominated for the League of Ireland 'Goalkeeper of the Year'.[2]


Sheffield Wednesday

On his return from Ireland, Adamson had a brief spell at Southern League Premier Division club Solihull Borough,[3][4] before joining Sheffield Wednesday in January 2005.[5] It was the second time that he had been signed by Wednesday manager Paul Sturrock, having played under him during his loan spell at Plymouth. Adamson made his Sheffield Wednesday debut as an 8th minute substitute on 12 March, 2005 at home versus Blackpool in Football League One, helping to secure a 3-2 win. He was released on a free transfer following the Owls' promotion to the Championship at the end of the season. However, Sturrock was unsuccessful in finding a replacement back-up goalkeeper to then first choice David Lucas and Adamson re-signed for Wednesday on 11 July, 2005.[6]

Adamson made five appearances for the Owls in the 2005-06 season, keeping a clean sheet versus Crystal Palace at Hillsborough as well as keeping goal in the Steel City derby after the long term injury to David Lucas. He lost his place in the side following the arrival of England U-21 keeper Scott Carson on loan from Liverpool. Chris did however captain the Sheffield Wednesday reserve team to the title in the Pontins Central Reserve League.

Adamson warmed the Wednesday bench for sometime longer after former Owls boss Paul Sturrock secured the services of Australian Brad Jones from Middlesbrough on a three-month loan deal at the beginning of the 2006-07 season. Chris made his first appearance of the season in the League Cup first round at Hillsborough versus League Two side Wrexham, the Owls lost 4-1. He was unlucky to concede a goal without even having a touch of the ball in the following match against Leeds United, He came on as a substitute when Jones was given a straight red card and immediately faced a penalty which was scored by David Healy. Adamson would have to wait until the final two games of the season before finding himself in the team again. Playing his part after the end of Iain Turner's loan spell from Everton. Adamson was released by Wednesday on May 2007 for the second time, after playing 12 first team games in 2½ years.[7]

Stockport County

On 20 June 2007, Adamson signed a one-year deal with Stockport County.[8] He made just two appearances for the club, both of which were in the FA Cup against Staines Town. He joined Northwich Victoria on an emergency week long loan,[9] though did not make an appearance. Stockport released Adamson in June 2008.[10] Adamson joined Northern Premier League Premier Division club Ilkeston Town in August 2008.[11]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 12. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  2. ^ "Kelly so keen to be No.1". Reid, Robert - Sunday Mirror. Look Smart - Find Articles. 2003-12-18. Retrieved May 8, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Solihull bring in trio". Non League Daily. January 20, 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Russell fears he may lose Adamson". Non League Daily. January 31, 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Wednesday sign up keeper Adamson". BBC Sport. 2005-01-28. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Adamson handed new Owls contract". BBC Sport. 2005-07-11. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Owls offer new deals to quartet". BBC. BBC Sport. 2007-05-10. Retrieved May 10, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Deal Done". Stockport County official website. 2007-06-20.,,10419~1055458,00.html. Retrieved June 20, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Emergency keeper for Vics". Non League Daily. April 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  10. ^ "Promoted Stockport release nine". BBC Sport. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  11. ^ "Hurst signs up as boss makes a triple swoop". Evening Telegraph (Derby). August 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-11.  "[Ilkeston Town manager] Holdsworth has also signed former Stockport County goalkeeper Chris Adamson and ex-Eastwood and Hucknall Town striker Anthony Howell."

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