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Adam Webster (footballer, born 1995)

Adam Harry Webster (born 4 January 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion. He is a centre back.

Adam Webster
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Adam Webster on his Ipswich Town debut in 2016.
Personal information
Full name Adam Harry Webster[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-04) 4 January 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth West Wittering, Chichester, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 15
Youth career
2007–2012 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Portsmouth 67 (5)
2013–2014Aldershot Town (loan) 24 (0)
2016–2018 Ipswich Town 51 (1)
2018–2019 Bristol City 44 (3)
2019– Brighton & Hove Albion 10 (1)
National team
2012 England U18 1 (0)
2012–2013 England U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:16, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:13, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

PortsmouthEdit

Webster joined Portsmouth at the age of 12, following rejections from Southampton, Chelsea and even Portsmouth from the age of ten.[2] He signed academy scholarship with the club in the summer of 2011.[3] He was first called up to the participate with the first team by Steve Cotterill in a friendly against FC Rostov. He came on in the 72nd minute for trialist Fernando Vega.

Under the management of Michael Appleton, Webster was given more first team opportunities. Following an unused substitute appearance against Chelsea in the FA Cup,[4] he made his debut at the age of 17 the following weekend in a Football League Championship match against West Ham United.[5] He came on at right back in place of Greg Halford on the 75th minute.

In the following season, Webster received the #22 jersey, and had more opportunities in first team, making his breakthrough as a full back. When recalled from Aldershot Town, he was put into the starting line up against Hartlepool United. Webster scored the only goal of the game, and his first senior goal, handing Portsmouth a 1–0 victory.[6]

Aldershot Town (loan)Edit

On 6 August 2013, Webster joined Aldershot Town on loan, until January 2014.[7] He made his Shots debut four days later, in a 1–1 away draw against Grimsby.[8] He returned to "Pompey" on 4 January, after making 21 appearances, and on the 21st he rejoined the "Shots" on loan until the end of the season.

Ipswich TownEdit

On 6 June 2016, Webster moved to Football League Championship club Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee.[9] He scored his first goal for Ipswich against Birmingham City on 13 December 2016.[10]

Bristol CityEdit

On 28 June 2018, Webster transferred to fellow Football League Championship club Bristol City for an initial fee of £3.5 million rising up to £8 million.[11]

Brighton & Hove AlbionEdit

On 2 August 2019, Brighton & Hove Albion agreed a fee of £20m rising up to £22m for Webster, subject to medical.[12] On 3 August, Brighton completed the signing of Webster, signing him on a four-year deal.[13] He made his debut 25 days later on the 27 August in a 2–1 away win against Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup.[14] Webster made his Premier League debut and league debut for The Seagulls starting in the 4–0 away loss to defending champions, Manchester City on the 31 August.[15] On 5 October, Webster played the full match at home against Tottenham where he helped The Albion to a clean sheet in the 3–0 victory.[16]

International careerEdit

The same week he made his debut for Portsmouth, Webster was called up to the England U17's for a friendly tournament in Portugal.[17]

In October 2012, Webster was called up to the England U19, but his manager Michael Appleton blocked the requests from FA due to player shortage in Portsmouth.[18] Later in the month, he was called up to England U18's.[19]

On 24 October 2012, Webster made his national team debut at under-18 level in a 2–0 win against Italy.[20] On 13 November 2012 Webster made his England Under 19's debut in a 1–0 win over Finland, coming as a second-half substitute for Jack Stephens.[21] On 24 May 2013, Webster made his 3rd appearance for the U19's coming on as a substitute in a match against Georgia.

Personal lifeEdit

Career statisticsEdit

As of 30 November 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
Portsmouth 2011–12[22] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012–13[23] League One 18 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 21 0
2013–14[24] League Two 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
2014–15[25] League Two 15 1 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 18 1
2015–16[26] League Two 27 2 5 0 2 0 1[a] 0 35 2
Total 67 5 6 0 5 0 3 0 81 5
Aldershot Town (loan) 2013–14[24] Conference Premier 24 0 0 0 4[b] 0 28 0
Ipswich Town 2016–17[27] Championship 23 1 1 0 0 0 24 1
2017–18[28] Championship 28 0 0 0 1 0 29 0
Total 51 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 53 1
Bristol City 2018–19[29] Championship 44 3 2 0 1 0 47 3
Brighton & Hove Albion 2019–20 Premier League 10 1 0 0 1 0 11 1
Career total 196 10 9 0 8 0 7 0 220 10
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

HonoursEdit

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  2. ^ How three-time rejected Webster never gave up on his dream; Portsmouth News, 29 October 2012
  3. ^ Nine Offered Scholarships Archived 13 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Portsmouth F.C., 9 February 2011
  4. ^ Three Changes at Chelsea; Portsmouth F.C., 8 January 2012
  5. ^ Pompey 0 West Ham 1 Archived 16 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Portsmouth F.C., 14 January 2012
  6. ^ Pompey 1 Hartlepool 0; Portsmouth F.C., 5 April 2014
  7. ^ Webster Loaned To Aldershot; Portsmouth FC, 6 August 2013
  8. ^ Grimsby 1–1 Aldershot; BBC Sport, 10 August 2013
  9. ^ "Adam Webster: Ipswich sign Portsmouth defender, Matt Clarke goes other way". BBC Sport. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Birmingham 2-1 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Adam Webster completes £3.5m transfer from Ipswich Town to Championship rivals Bristol City|Ipswich Town FC and Suffolk & Essex Sport". East Anglian Daily Times. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Adam Webster: Brighton agree £22m fee for Bristol City defender". Sky Sports. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  13. ^ "DEAL DONE FOR WEBSTER". Brighton & Hove Albion. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Bristol Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Manchester City 4–0 Brighton & Hove Albion - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Aaron Connolly scores twice in win over Spurs - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  17. ^ Webster Gets England Call Archived 19 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Portsmouth F.C., 17 January 2012
  18. ^ Portsmouth Michael Appleton backs Adam Webster for international honours; Sky Sports, 5 October 2012
  19. ^ Pompey defender called up to England squad; Pompey Pages, 21 October 2012
  20. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (24 October 2012). "LIONS VICTORIOUS IN MANSFIELD". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  21. ^ "England 1–0 Finland" The FA.com. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  22. ^ "Games played by Adam Webster in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Games played by Adam Webster in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Webster in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  25. ^ "Games played by Adam Webster in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  26. ^ "Games played by Adam Webster in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Games played by Adam Webster in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  28. ^ "Games played by Adam Webster in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  29. ^ "Games played by Adam Webster in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  30. ^ "DOUBLE AWARD FOR WEBSTER". Bristol City Official Website. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.

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