Adam Chambers

Adam Craig Chambers (born 20 November 1980 in Sandwell, West Midlands) is a professional footballer with Walsall. His previous clubs include West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield Wednesday, Kidderminster Harriers and Leyton Orient.

Adam Chambers
Personal information
Full name Adam Craig Chambers[1]
Date of birth (1980-11-20) 20 November 1980
Place of birth Sandwell, England[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–1999 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 West Bromwich Albion 58 (1)
2004Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 11 (0)
2005 Kidderminster Harriers 2 (0)
2006–2011 Leyton Orient 174 (9)
2011– Walsall 288 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:20, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Playing career

Chambers' early career mirrored that of his twin brother James Chambers. Both played for school football teams - Grove Vale Primary School and Dartmouth High School, West Bromwich District and Sunday league team - Holy Name F.C. before joining West Bromwich Albion in 1996, and signing for West Bromwich Albion as apprentices in July 1997.[3] After progressing through Albion's youth system, both twins turned professional in January 1999.[3] In the 1998–99 season they became the first twins to represent England at any level when they appeared together during the World Youth Tournament in Nigeria.[3] Adam made his first team debut for Albion on 9 September 2000, coming on as a substitute in a 0–0 draw away at Stockport County.[4][5] His brother James, who had made his own debut during the previous season, played the entire match, making it the first time that twins had featured alongside each other for Albion.[3] He scored his first and what turned out to be only goal for West Brom in a 2–0 win over Portsmouth on 24 February 2001.[6] On 26 December 2002, they became the first twins to play together in the Premier League when they lined up against Arsenal, albeit that they were only on the field together for two minutes.[3][7]

Adam played more than 60 times for Albion, but often struggled to hold down a first team place. During the 2003–04 season, he went on loan to Sheffield Wednesday. In February 2005, Chambers' contract at Albion was terminated by mutual consent,[8] and he briefly joined Kidderminster Harriers.[9]

Injury ruled him out of the 2005–06 season completely and he signed a one-year deal with Leyton Orient at the beginning of 2006–07.[10] On 5 February 2007, Chambers signed a two and a half-year contract which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2008–09 season.[11] His performance in Orient's 3–1 home win over Port Vale on 20 October 2007 earned him a place in the League One Team of the Week.[12]

Chambers scored his first goal for 15 months in the 2–1 defeat to Southend United on 28 December 2009 with a 20-yard volley.

After being released from Leyton Orient, Walsall signed Chambers on 8 July 2011 on a 1-year deal, with an option of a further year. Chambers scored on his competitive debut against former club Orient with a stunning top corner drive.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 4 August 2018.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
West Bromwich Albion 2000–01[13] First Division 121002000141
2001–02[14] 3204030390
2002–03[15] Premier League 1302000150
2003–04[16] First Division 10001020
WBA total 581606000701
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 2003–04[16] First Division 11000001[lower-alpha 1]0120
Kidderminster Harriers 2004–05[17] League Two 2000000020
Leyton Orient 2006–07[18] League One 38420001[lower-alpha 1]0414
2007–08[19] 45320202[lower-alpha 1]0513
2008–09[20] 33130102[lower-alpha 1]1392
2009–10[21] 291101000311
2010–11[22] 29010201[lower-alpha 1]0330
Leyton Orient total 174990606119510
Walsall 2011–12[23] League One 29240102[lower-alpha 1]0362
2012–13[24] 370202000410
2013–14[25] 45020101[lower-alpha 1]0490
2014–15[26] 45020206[lower-alpha 1]0550
2015–16[27] 45050303[lower-alpha 2]0560
2016–17[28] 43010101[lower-alpha 1]0460
2017–18[29] 43010102[lower-alpha 1]0470
2018–19[30] 1000000010
Walsall total 28821701101503312
Career total 5331232023022161013
  1. Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. One appearance in the Football League Trophy and two in the League One play-offs

References

  1. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 82. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.
  2. Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 546. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 48. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.
  4. "Adam Chambers player statistics". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
  5. "Stockport 0–0 West Brom 09-09-2000". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
  6. "West Brom 2–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 24 February 2001. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  7. "West Brom 1–2 Arsenal 26-12-2002". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
  8. "Robson puts pressure on defenders". BBC Sport. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2007.
  9. "Kidderminster handed League fine". BBC Sport. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2007.
  10. "Chambers ties up Orient contract". BBC Sport. 27 August 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2007.
  11. "Chambers signs new deal at Orient". BBC Sport. 5 February 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2007.
  12. "Coca-Cola League 1 Team of the Week (22/10/2007)" (PDF). The Football League On 9 June 2010, Chambers signed a new one-year contract with the O's. 22 October 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2007.
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  23. "Games played by Adam Chambers in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  24. "Games played by Adam Chambers in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  25. "Games played by Adam Chambers in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  26. "Games played by Adam Chambers in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  27. "Games played by Adam Chambers in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
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  30. "Games played by Adam Chambers in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
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