Adam Taggart Factfile

Thursday 26 June 2014 10:25

We reveal all you need to know about our latest signing, striker Adam Taggart...

He started his career at Perth Glory in 2010, spending two seasons with the Western Australian club prior to his move to Newcastle Jets.

The 21-year-old striker won the Nike A-League Golden Boot for the 2013/14 season, scoring 16 goals in 25 appearances for the Jets.

A regular for Australia’s youth sides, he is fast approaching 10 senior caps for his country – featuring in two World Cup games for the Socceroos. He came on in the narrow 3-2 defeat against Holland and started the final Group B fixture against Spain.

Adam wore the No.9 shirt for Australia out in Brazil, but for former club Newcastle Jets he wore No.22.

He’s considered to be an all action striker, with many of his strengths as a player coming in and around the box. A composed finisher, he can score from close range and from distance.

In his own words Taggart described himself as a player that is: “Energetic and buzzing around as much as possible. I try to annoy defenders and sneak a goal.”

During his time with Newcastle Jets, Taggart partnered former England and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey up front.

Taggart extends the Club’s Australian connection, with Socceroos legend Mark Schwarzer making more than 200 appearances for the Whites. Ahmad Elrich also lined up for Fulham, while Adrian Leijer and Corey Gameiro were regulars for our Development Squad and Under-21s. Young midfielder Ryan Williams lines up for Australia’s Under-20 squad, while Cameron Burgess grew up in Australia.

Shares his birthday, June 2nd, with Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami and Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero.