Adam Lallana

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Adam Lallana
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Personal information
Full nameAdam David Lallana[1]
Date of birth(1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 24)
Place of birthSt Albans, England
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubSouthampton
Number20
Youth career
2000–2006Southampton
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–Southampton168(36)
2007Bournemouth (loan)3(0)
National team
2006England U181(1)
2006England U191(0)
2008England U211(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:32, 19 August 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:18, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
 
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Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana Southampton FC Manchester United 2012,13.png
Personal information
Full nameAdam David Lallana[1]
Date of birth(1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 24)
Place of birthSt Albans, England
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubSouthampton
Number20
Youth career
2000–2006Southampton
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–Southampton168(36)
2007Bournemouth (loan)3(0)
National team
2006England U181(1)
2006England U191(0)
2008England U211(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:32, 19 August 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:18, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Adam David Lallana (born 10 May 1988) is an English footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Premiership club Southampton. Born in St Albans, Lallana began his career with Southampton as a youth player in 2000. He signed professional terms in 2006, and has remained with the club since.

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Early life

Lallana was born in St Albans but moved to the Iford area of Bournemouth when he was five years old.[2]

Club career

Lallana was a member of the Bournemouth Centre of Excellence, where his rich potential was eventually spotted by a talent scout from Southampton, with Lallana snapped up by the then-Premier League club, joining the Saints Academy as a 12-year old in 2000. Southampton paid £3,000 compensation to Bournemouth with further payments of £5,000 and £10,000 when he signed scholarship and professional contracts respectively. The contract with Southampton provides for Bournemouth to receive 25% of any transfer fee, in addition to the payments already made.[2]

Lallana was involved in Southampton's FA Youth Cup squads of 2004–05 and 2005–06, when they reached the final and semi-final respectively.

Lallana joined the first team squad in July 2006, making his debut on 23 August 2006, in a 5–2 victory over Yeovil Town, in the League Cup. On 31 October 2006 he signed a new contract to keep him at Southampton until December 2009.[3] On 9 October 2007 he joined Bournemouth on loan for one month.[4] On 28 April 2008, Lallana scored his first professional goal for Southampton against West Bromwich Albion in a crucial Championship clash, with a well placed finish in the bottom left corner.[5]

He became a regular in the first team at the start of the 2008–09 season. On 29 August 2008, he signed a new three year deal with the Saints.

He finished the 2009–10 season with a total of twenty goals in all competitions, netting his 20th on the final day of the season against Southend United. This made him the first Southampton midfielder to score twenty goals in a season since Matthew Le Tissier's 30 in the 1994–95 season.

On 7 January 2011, Lallana signed a new contract with Southampton which expires in the summer of 2015.[6][7] He was named in the League One Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season after scoring 11 goals that season.

He then scored on the opening day of the 2011–12 season, a 3–1 victory over Leeds United at St Mary's Stadium which broke a 12-year hoodoo of Southampton not winning on the opening day and secured a record-breaking seventh consecutive league win. He then scored twice in a 5–2 victory at Ipswich Town. His 150th start for the club came in a 1–1 draw at south coast rivals Portsmouth. His tenth goal of the season came in a 4–0 victory over Derby County. He then grabbed a brace in a 2–0 victory over Barnsley. He was nominated for the Player of the Year award but lost out to teammate Rickie Lambert. Along with Lambert and Kelvin Davis, he was one of three Southampton players named in the Championship Team of the Year for the 2011–12 season. He scored on the final day of the campaign to finish with 13 goals, 11 of which came in the league.

He made his first Premier League appearance on the opening day of the 2012–13 season, setting up a goal and wearing the captain's armband in a match against Manchester City.

International career

Lallana has played for England Under-18s, scoring on his debut against Slovenia, 18 months after undergoing an operation to correct an irregular heartbeat. He has also played once each for England Under-19s and England Under-21s, although he has not yet been capped at full international level. On 10 September 2012, Lallana was called up to the senior England squad for the first time for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine.[8]

Career statistics

As of 28 April 2012[9]
SeasonClubLoanDivisionLeagueFA CupLeague CupFL TrophyPlay-OffsTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
2006–07SouthamptonChampionship1000100020
2007–08Championship51000051
2007–08BournemouthLoanLeague One3000001040
2008–09SouthamptonChampionship4010031432
2009–10League One44155122525620
2010–11League One36832214111
2011–12Championship411121314613
2012–13Premier League30000030
Career Total17336104115620020047

Honours

Southampton
Individual

References

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  2. ^ a b "Bank on Adam". Bournemouth Echo. 11 December 2008. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/3966295.BANK_ON_ADAM/. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Lallana signs new deal". www.saintsfc.co.uk. 31 October 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/news/?page_id=7672. Retrieved 9 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "Lallana on loan". www.saintsfc.co.uk. 9 October 2007. http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/news/?page_id=9101. Retrieved 9 October 2007. 
  5. ^ "West Brom 1–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 April 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/7356066.stm. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Midfielder Signs Long Term Deal". Southampton F.C.. 7 January 2011. http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10280~2261409,00.html. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Leitch, Adam (7 January 2011). "Lallana signs new Saints deal". Southern Daily Echo. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/8778862.Lallana_signs_new_Saints_deal/. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Shock England call for trio". Sky Sports (Skysports.com). 10 September 2012. http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12098/8069628/Shock-England-call-for-trio. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Adam Lallana all time playing career". Soccerbase. http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=44463. 
  10. ^ "PFA Divisional Awards: Npower League One". Professional Footballers Association. 17 April 2010. http://www.givemefootball.com/league-one/pfa-divisional-awards-npower-league-one. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Championship team". Spurs defender Kyle Walker wins PFA Young Player award. BBC Sport. 22 April 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17734248. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 

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