Adam Clayton is a football player represented England U20 and plays for Huddersfield Town as a midfielder. Read this profile to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline.
Adam Stephen Clayton is a famous English footballer who plays for Huddersfield Town as a mid-fielder. A seasoned player, Clayton has also played for Leeds United, Carlisle United, Milton Keynes Dons and Peterborough United on loan. Apart from playing for different leagues, Clayton has also represented the England U-20 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2009.
Early Life & Career
Adam Clayton was born in Greater Manchester on January 14, 1989 and joined the Manchester City league at the age of seven. He signed his first contract in the beginning of 2008 and made the subs bench against West Bromwich Albion. In 2009, he signed a two year contract extension. He first joined Leeds United from Manchester City in 2010 and made second half substitute appearances against Cardiff City and Preston North End. He then joined Peterborough United on a month’s loan in 2010 to gain more experience. Towards the end of the year, the contract he had signed with Leeds United revealed that they had inserted a recall clause in terms of his loan deal, following which he returned to Leeds United till his loan tenure ended.
Following the end of the contract with Leeds United, he was assigned the position of mid-fielder with Milton Keynes Dons in order for him to get a few more games to his credit. After his loan spell with the MK Dons ended, the manager of MK Dons realized that he was a leading player and was willing to re-sign Clayton for the contract.
However, Clayton chose to open as mid-fielder for Leeds United and even won man of the match awards under their league, numerous times. He also won ‘Leeds Goal of the Season’ award for the 2011-12 season.
Finally, Clayton joined the newly promoted Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed amount and debuted with the team in the League Cup defeating Preston North End. He also made his debut under the England U-20 banner in 2009 for the FIFA U-20 Finals in 2009. He was called for the England U-20 squad and was allotted number ‘four’ for his jersey.
Awards And Achievements
Adam Clayton bagged the Football League Trophy for Runner Up position for the years 2009-10 with the team, Carlisle United.
He was also awarded individually for ‘Goal of The Season’ Award at the Leeds United Player of the Year Awards show for the years 2011-12. He won this award while playing against the team, Leicester City.
As of 2009, Clayton’s biggest achievement was when he debuted for England with the Under-20 team and won against Italy Under-20.
He was also signed for the England U20 squad during the U20 World Cup, which was one of the biggest highlights of his career at the time.
He scored ten goals in his career, six of which he scored while playing for Leeds United under the Championship division.
1989: Adam Stephen Clayton was born on 14th January in Manchester, England.
2008: He signed his first professional contract with ‘Manchester City’.
2009: He signed a two year contract extension with ‘Manchester City’. He also joined ‘Carlisle United’ the same year. He made his professional debut in the FA Cup this year. The same year, he made debuted with the England U20 team and played for the U20 World Cup the same year.
2010-11: He joined Leeds United on a single month’s loan and ‘Peterborough United’ towards the end of the year.
2012: On 6th July, Clayton joined the newly promoted ‘Huddersfield Town’ and made his debut in the League Cup, defeating ‘Preston North End’.