Adam Federici

Adam Jay Federici (born 31 January 1985) is an Australian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Adam Federici
AdamFederici.jpg
Federici in 2008
Personal information
Full name Adam Jay Federici[1]
Date of birth (1985-01-31) 31 January 1985 (age 36)[2]
Place of birth Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Huskisson Seagulls
NSWIS
2002 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
2003–2004 Torres 5 (0)
2005–2015 Reading 209 (1)
2005Maidenhead United (loan) 15 (0)
2005–2006Northwood (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2006Carshalton Athletic (loan) 25 (0)
2006Bristol City (loan) 0 (0)
2008Southend United (loan) 10 (0)
2015–2018 AFC Bournemouth 8 (0)
2017Nottingham Forest (loan) 0 (0)
2018–2020 Stoke City 8 (0)
2020–2021 Macarthur FC 28 (0)
Total 312 (1)
National team
2004–2005 Australia U20 5 (0)
2008 Australia U23 5 (0)
2010–2016 Australia 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Federici began his senior career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2003, but was only there briefly and soon switched to Torres. After a reasonably successful season for the Italian side, he joined Reading in 2005, and, following loan spells at Maidenhead United, Northwood and Carshalton Athletic, turned fully professional in 2006. A brief loan spell to Bristol City followed, before Federici made his Reading debut during the 2006–07 season. However, he was still unable to dislodge Marcus Hahnemann from the starting position, and remained second choice, even going on loan to Southend United in 2008. However, after this loan spell, an injury to Hahnemann gave Federici a prolonged run in the team, and he remained first choice for several seasons. Federici spent ten seasons with the Royals before joining AFC Bournemouth in May 2015. He was used as second and third choice stopper at Dean Court and joined Stoke City in July 2018. He returned to Australia in July 2020, joining Macarthur, where he played for one season before retiring.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Federici started his career at Huskisson Football Club, south-east of Nowra, and was part of the Australian Institute for Sport before moving to England at the age of 17. Federici had trials at Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers before a trial at Wolverhampton Wanderers led to him signing on a non-contract basis in February 2003 for the remainder of the season.[4] After a season at Italian club Torres, he returned to England, undergoing a trial at Leeds United but failing to earn a deal.

ReadingEdit

Federici signed for Reading in January 2005 on non-contract terms, and was quickly loaned out to Maidenhead. He spent the second half of the 2005–06 season on loan at Carshalton Athletic. Federici signed his first professional contract for Reading in the summer of 2006, and in a subsequent pre-season friendly match on 15 July, scored the only goal of the game against Bromley, having been played as a makeshift striker.[5] He joined Bristol City on a loan deal on 29 August 2006, but was recalled on 27 October without making a first team appearance.

On 12 March 2007, Federici signed a two-year contract with Reading to keep him at the club until the end of the 2008–09 season.[6] On 17 February 2007 a "second string" Reading side unexpectedly drew 1–1 with Manchester United during an FA Cup 5th Round tie at Old Trafford, with the young Aussie keeper making some fine saves in a memorable game for the club.[7] For this performance, he was named the FA Cup "Player of the Round" for the 5th Round.[8] However, in the replay on 27 February, Federici had a night to generally forget as Reading conceded three goals in the first six minutes.

Federici made his league debut in Reading's 1–0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur on 1 April 2007, where he came on as a substitute at half time due to a hip injury to first choice goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann.[9] Federici again featured as a half time substitute during a 3–3 draw at Blackburn Rovers after Marcus Hahnemann had injured his hand.

 
Federici in 2008.

Federici joined League One side Southend United on a month's loan on 25 September 2008,[10] making his debut in a 3–0 victory over Leyton Orient the following day.[11] The loan was extended for a further month in October,[12] the keeper eventually returning to Reading after making 10 appearances for Southend.[13]

In December, shortly after returning from his loan spell, Federici signed a contract extension, keeping him with the club until the summer of 2011.[14] During December, Federici also started a run of first team appearances for Reading, due to a calf injury sustained by longtime first-choice stopper Marcus Hahnemann against Blackpool, keeping the American goalkeeper out for several weeks.[15] After coming on as a late substitute in that game, Federici went on to make his full league debut between the posts against Norwich City, drawing praise from manager Steve Coppell for his performance.[16] On 26 December 2008, Federici scored a 96th-minute goal from a rebound after Michael Duberry had a header cleared off the line from a Stephen Hunt corner, to give Reading a late equaliser in their 1–1 draw against Cardiff City.[17]

For the new 2009–10 season Federici was given the Number 1 jersey after Marcus Hahnemann was released. He produced "two of the best saves" of his career in the Championship match against Swansea on 18 August 2009, saving a penalty and two close range shots in a match which Reading drew 0–0.[18]

Federici was a key part of the Reading side that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 2015, the first time Reading had reached the last four since 1927. In the semi-final, after making important saves throughout the match, Federici was at fault for Arsenal's extra-time winner from Alexis Sánchez as he allowed the shot to slip out of his hands and between his legs. Reading boss Steve Clarke defended and praised Federici after the match, saying they would not have even reached that stage without his efforts.[19]

AFC BournemouthEdit

On 27 May 2015, Federici signed for AFC Bournemouth on a free transfer after his contract expired at Reading.[20]

Bournemouth loaned Federici out to Nottingham Forest on 31 August 2017, in a deal that was scheduled to run until January 2018.[21] His loan was rescinded on 11 September 2017, following an injury sustained on international duty that required surgery.[22]

Stoke CityEdit

On 3 July 2018 Federici joined EFL Championship side Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.[23][24] Federici spent the 2018–19 season as back-up to first choice Jack Butland playing in EFL Cup and FA Cup matches. His only Championship match came against Middlesbrough on 19 April 2019 with Butland absent due to parental leave.[25][26] Federici began 2019–20 again as back-up to Butland, but played twice at the end of August after Stoke had made a bad start to the season with Butland making a number of errors.[27] Butland was briefly restored as first-choice by Nathan Jones but some more errors lead to Federici playing in all the matches in October 2019.[28] Jones was replaced by Michael O'Neill in November 2019 who reinstated Butland and Federici was moved to third choice.[29] Federici was released by Stoke in July 2020 following the end of his contract.[30]

MacarthurEdit

In July 2020, Federici was announced as Macarthur's third signing ahead of their debut season in the A-League.[31]

Federici was appointed club captain ahead of the 2021–22 Macarthur FC season, however, on 23 October 2021, shortly before the start of the season, he announced his retirement from professional football due to injury.[32]

International careerEdit

Federici played for the Australia U20 team in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. He was invited to a training session with the senior Australia squad on 29 January 2007 prior to their friendly against Denmark in London,[33] and then received his first full call up to the senior team for their match against Uruguay on 2 June 2007.[34] Federici was also selected to play for Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.[citation needed]

His first cap came just before the 2010 World Cup against New Zealand, and he was backup to Mark Schwarzer for Australia as an unused substitute for all three of their group games. He also had the option of playing for Marcello Lippi's Italy side due to his Italian ancestry.[35] On 11 October 2011, Federici started in a World Cup Qualifier match against Oman where he made a great save from a free kick from Ahmed Mubarak. Australia went on to win 3–0.[36]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

[37]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2002–03[38] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torres 2003–04[39] Serie C1 5 0 0 0 5 0
Reading 2004–05[40] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[41] Championship 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[42] Premier League 2 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
2007–08[43] Premier League 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0
2008–09[44] Championship 15 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 18 1
2009–10[45] Championship 46 0 6 0 0 0 52 0
2010–11[46] Championship 34 0 2 0 0 0 3[a] 0 39 0
2011–12[47] Championship 46 0 1 0 0 0 47 0
2012–13[48] Premier League 21 0 3 0 2 0 26 0
2013–14[49] Championship 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
2014–15[50] Championship 43 0 5 0 1 0 49 0
Total 209 1 25 0 11 0 3 0 248 1
Maidenhead United (loan) 2004–05[51] Conference South 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Northwood (loan) 2005–06[52] Southern Premier 4 0 0 0 1[b] 0 5 0
Carshalton Athletic (loan) 2005–06[53] Conference South 25 0 0 0 7[c] 0 32 0
Bristol City (loan) 2006–07[42] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southend United (loan) 2008–09[44] League One 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
AFC Bournemouth 2015–16[54] Premier League 6 0 3 0 3 0 12 0
2016–17[55] Premier League 2 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
2017–18[56] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 0 4 0 5 0 17 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2017–18[56] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoke City 2018–19[57] Championship 1 0 2 0 2 0 5 0
2019–20[58] Championship 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Total 8 0 2 0 4 0 14 0
Macarthur 2020–21 A-League 28 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Career total 312 1 31 0 17 0 11 0 371 1
  1. ^ Appearances in the Championship play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in the Middlesex Charity Cup
  3. ^ Four appearances in the FA Trophy and three appearances in the Surrey Senior Cup

International statisticsEdit

[59]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Australia 2010 3 0
2011 3 0
2012 1 0
2013 1 0
2014 1 0
2015 6 0
2016 1 0
Total 16 0

HonoursEdit

Reading

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Adam Federici". Premier League. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ "A. Federici". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Keeper looking to impress". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 26 February 2003. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Goalkeeper Adam Federici scores the only goal in friendly victory over Bromley!". Reading F.C. 15 July 2006. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2007.
  6. ^ "Federici signs new two-year contract". Reading F.C. 12 March 2007. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2007.
  7. ^ "Aussie keeper stalls ManU charge". The Age. Melbourne. 18 February 2007. Archived from the original on 19 February 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2007.
  8. ^ "Federici is handed FA Cup award". BBC Sport. 26 February 2007. Archived from the original on 1 March 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2007.
  9. ^ "Highly controversial penalty decision gives Spurs a narrow victory". Reading F.C. 1 April 2007. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2007.
  10. ^ "Reading loan Federici to Southend". BBC Sport. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
  11. ^ "Southend 3–0 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
  12. ^ "Federici extends Southend loan". Reading F.C. 23 October 2008. Archived from the original on 27 October 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
  13. ^ "Federici back after successful loan". Reading F.C. 24 November 2008. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
  14. ^ "Federici signs new contract". Reading F.C. 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 14 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
  15. ^ "It has been a long road for Federici". getbracknell.co.uk. 16 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  16. ^ "High praise for 'keeper Federici". Reading F.C. 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
  17. ^ "Reading vs Cardiff City". Reading. 26 December 2008. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  18. ^ "Fed: Two of my best-ever saves". Reading. 18 August 2009. Archived from the original on 21 August 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  19. ^ "Reading 1-2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 18 April 2015.
  20. ^ "Adam Federici: Bournemouth sign Reading goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  21. ^ "Adam Federici: Nottingham Forest sign Bournemouth goalkeeper on loan". BBC Sports. 31 August 2017.
  22. ^ Taylor, Paul (11 September 2017). "Mark Warburton thanks 'outstanding' Bournemouth as they agree to rescind Adam Federici loan to Nottingham Forest". Nottingham Post.
  23. ^ "Experienced goalkeeper joins the Potters". Stoke City. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Adam Federici: Stoke City sign Australia goalkeeper from Bournemouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Middlesbrough 1–0 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Stoke City debutant reflects on tough season – but why Middlesbrough display was still a 'big step forward'". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  27. ^ "We are behind the manager insists Stoke City's new number one". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  28. ^ "'Egos put aside' - New Stoke City no1 confident in quailty". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  29. ^ "Explained: The key issues affecting player contracts and summer transfer window at Stoke City". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  30. ^ "Club announce retained list". Stoke City. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  31. ^ Layt, Jess (30 July 2020). "Macarthur FC signs experienced goalkeeper". Wollondilly Advertiser. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  32. ^ "Former Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici retires ahead of Macarthur FC's A-League Men season". ABC News. 23 October 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  33. ^ "Federici receives full Australia call-up following very impressive performances". Reading F.C. 29 January 2007. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
  34. ^ "Federici gets his first ever Australia call-up as Golbourne scores unlucky OG". Reading F.C. 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2007.
  35. ^ "Reading's Federici claims Italy contact". ESPN Soccernet. 10 April 2010. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  36. ^ "Australia-Oman". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  37. ^ "Adam Federici career statistics". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  38. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  39. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  40. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  41. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  42. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Federici in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  43. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  44. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Federici in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  45. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  46. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  47. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  48. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  49. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  50. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  51. ^ "Maidenhead United Past Players". Maidenhead United F.C. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
    "Player details 2004–05: Adam Federici". SoccerFacts UK. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  52. ^ "Players A–Z: Adam Federici". Northwood F.C. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
    "Uxbridge 1 Northwood 0". Northwood F.C. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  53. ^ "Player details 2005–06: Adam Federici". SoccerFacts UK. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
    "2005–06 First team stats". Carshalton Athletic F.C. Archived from the original on 21 June 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
    "2005–06 First team fixtures". Carshalton Athletic F.C. Archived from the original on 30 April 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  54. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  55. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  56. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Federici in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  57. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  58. ^ "Games played by Adam Federici in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  59. ^ "Adam Federici". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  60. ^ "Reading 2-2 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  61. ^ The Football League (7 June 2012). "Golden Glove Award Winners Announced". The Football League. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  62. ^ "Federici wins fans' Player of the Year award". Reading F.C. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  63. ^ "Federici scoops the Championship's Player of the Month". Socceroos. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  64. ^ "PFA reveals LUCRF Super A-League Team of the Season". 23 June 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.

External linksEdit