March 20, 2021
ADAM PAUL STEVENS (ENG) GOALKEEPER
Name: Adam Paul Stevens
Preferred foot: Right
Preferred Glove Brand: TwoFive (Sponsored)
Preferred Boot Brand: Adidas
Current Location: Manchester
Current Club: Bangor City FC
Languages spoken: English/Spanish (learning)
About my footballing style/game
My strongest area of my game I believe is my communication and shot stopping. These are two of the most fundamental tools I believe a goalkeeper need to be successful. I am also very comfortable with commanding my area and will come for everything in and around my box I feel I can make. I like to make my mind up early and if I feel I cannot get there I will give the call and if needed make the save. I am more than comfortable with the ball at my feet and playing at the back, however I am always working on that area of the game as a it did not come natural to me. Finally, I do like to sweep around my defence to try and neutralise attacks without making a save.
Overall I would say I am more of an agile shot stopping goalkeeper who likes to command his back line. I use my frame and strength to win balls in the air but make decisions early and stick with them. My hands are very good and I trust myself with the ball at my feet. I have a strong mindset and lead from the back.
Junior/Youth team football
As a young boy I started goalkeeping from the age of 3. I always had a passion for it, never scared of being hurt and always wanted to be the best. I was a part of a team in my former home city Preston called Red Rose Rangers and had a lot of success as a young lad winning leagues and tournaments. When I reached the age of 9/10 I was picked up by Preston North End. Unfortunately I was never offered a contract with Preston but I moved into Senior football
When leaving school, I was picked to be a part of the football development team at Selby College and I was also a part of step 4 side Goole AFC at the age of 16. I worked hard on my game and made my first appearance for Goole AFC against Radcliffe Borough in a tough 1-1 draw.
During this time, I was watched by various clubs like Leeds United, Hull City and Scunthorpe United.
I spent 5/6 years at step 4 side Goole AFC. Whilst there I played a large number of games having a very successful time as a young goalkeeper under various managers. I was learning the game and took it upon myself to get more physical and work on areas that were weak in my game at the time. Finally, when I was at Goole I was also playing for my University side after leaving college. I played for the University of Hull 1st team where we had great successes.
I left Goole after the budget of the club was pulled. I was then a part of Step 2 side North Ferriby United where I was training with the first team waiting for my opportunity to break into the number 1 shirt. I was loaned out to various clubs to get more senior experience in all non league English football levels (steps 6-3).
More recently I have represented Glossop North End & professional football side Airbus Broughton from the Welsh premier division. I have just had Successful trails at AEZ Zakakiou but contract negotiations broke down after they told me they could not afford to pay me. I trialed with CD Rozas CF in the Segunda B division but no contract was offered. I was due to trial with Cypriot Division 2 side Kouris Erimis. The trial was cancelled due to Covid 19 but I have been offered back for the 21/22 season.
I was offered a contract with another Cypriot 2nd division side ASIL Lysi. I turned this down due to Covid restrictions. I have Been offered to train and trail With Connahs Quay in the Welsh premier, who also compete in the Europa League and when I was training with them was competing in the champions league. The trial went well with good feedback, the experience to play with players who compete in the champions league was excellent. No contract was offered but an invite to continue training with the squad was.
I have now signed for Bangor City FC on a 6 month professional full time contract. I arrived in the January transfer window to compete for the starting jersey.
List of Clubs Trialled with/Represented/Signed for)
- Goole AFC (Step 4)
- Barton Town (Step 5)
- North Ferriby United (Step 2 & 3)
- Glossop North End (Step 4)
- AirBus Broughton (Welsh Premier)[Professional] Trial – Contract unable to complete due to transfer window
- AEZ Zakakiou (Cypriot 2nd Division)[Professional] Trial – Contract turned down
- CD Rozas CF (Spanish Segunda B Division)[Professional] Trial – No Contract Offered
- Kouris Erimis (Cypriot 2nd Division)[Professional] Trial – Cancelled due to COVID-19, offered back for next season.
- Connah’s Quey (Welsh Premier & champions league)[Professional] Trial – Start Tuesday 8th December 2020
- Bangor City (Welsh Division 1) [Professional] Contract 31st January 2021 6 Months