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Adam John Dodd (born 14 May 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for FC United of Manchester as a left back.

Adam Dodd
Personal information
Full name Adam John Dodd
Date of birth (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Kirkham, England
Playing position Midfielder / Left back
Club information
Current team
FC United of Manchester
Youth career
2002–2011 Blackpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Blackpool 0 (0)
2011–2012Altrincham (loan) 5 (0)
2012Ayr United (loan) 16 (2)
2014–2015 Chorley
2015–2019 Bamber Bridge
2019– FC United of Manchester 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:50, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Dodd was born in Kirkham, Lancashire, and joined Blackpool at under-10 level.[2] He progressed through the youth teams & sign a two-year scholarship in 2009 along with seven other youngsters.[2] During the 2010–11 season he appeared on the bench in Blackpool's FA Cup tie against Southampton but remained an unused substitute.[3] He signed a full-time professional contract in May 2011 following the completion of his scholarship.[4] A feat he admits would have been difficult without the guidance of Head of Youth Gary Parkinson.[4]

Blackpool allowed Dodd to join Conference North side Altrincham on a month's loan deal.[5] On 3 December 2011, he made his Conference debut at Halifax Town and started his first game, at left-back, on Boxing Day at home to Droylsden.[1] He departed Altrincham on 7 January 2012 having made five league appearances – three of which were starts.[1]

Upon his return to Blackpool he was again loaned out, this time to Scottish club Ayr United.[6] He made his debut for the club in goalless draw against Falkirk in a First Division fixture.[7] Dodd entered the match as 60th-minute substitute, replacing Tam McManus.[8] Before the following match against Hamilton Academical he was joined at club by Blackpool teammate Liam Tomsett who had also agreed a five-month loan.[9] On 21 January 2012, Dodd made his home debut for Ayr at Somerset Park, starting, in a 2–2 draw.[10] He marked the occasion with his first senior competitive goal scoring a free kick from 30-yards, striking the ball with his left foot and curling it into the top right hand corner of the net.[11]

In November 2015 he joined Bamber Bridge.[12]

In May 2019 he joined FC United of Manchester.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 30 April 2012.[14]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackpool 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Altrincham (loan) 2011–12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Ayr United (loan) 2011–12 16 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 19 2
Total 16 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 19 2
Career total 21 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 24 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Departed Players and Staff, 2011–12". altrinchamfc.co.uk. Altrincham F.C. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Young Hopefuls Sign Up". blackpoolfc.co.uk. Blackpool F.C. 20 May 2009. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Southampton 2 – 0 Blackpool". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Dodd signs professional terms". blackpoolfc.co.uk. Blackpool F.C. 26 May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Robins Strengthen With Duo". bluesqfootball.com. Blue Square Bet Premier. 3 December 2011. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  6. ^ "DODD HEADS NORTH OF THE BORDER". blackpoolfc.co.uk. Blackpool F.C. 13 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Falkirk v Ayr United – Aftermatch". falkirkfc.co.uk. Falkirk F.C. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Falkirk vs. Ayr United Match Report". ayrunitedfc.co.uk. Ayr United F.C. 14 January 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Ayr United vs Hamilton Academical – 21st January 2012: Match Preview". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 20 January 2011. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Ayr United 2–2 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Ayr United vs. Hamilton Accies Match Report". ayrunitedfc.co.uk. Ayr United F.C. 21 January 2012. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  12. ^ https://www.lep.co.uk/sport/football/non-league/crowe-praises-his-three-new-brig-signings-1-7549892
  13. ^ http://www.fc-utd.co.uk/story.php?story_id=8381
  14. ^ "A. Dodd". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 16 January 2012.

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