Adam Legzdins

Adam Legzdins

Infobox Football biography
playername = Adam Legzdins

fullname = Adam Richard Legzdins
height = height|ft=6|in=4
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1986|11|28|df=y
cityofbirth = Stafford
countryofbirth = England
currentclub = Crewe Alexandra
clubnumber = 13
position = Goalkeeper
youthyears =
youthclubs = Birmingham City
years = 2005–2008
clubs = Birmingham City
Alfreton Town (loan)
Halifax Town (loan)
Oldham Athletic (loan)
Macclesfield Town (loan)
Halifax Town (loan)
Crewe Alexandra
caps(goals) = 00 (0)
02 (0)
10 (0)
00 (0)
00 (0)
25 (0)
00 (0)
nationalyears =
nationalteam =
nationalcaps(goals) =
pcupdate = 09:53, 09 June 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate =

Adam Richard Legzdins (born 28 November 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Crewe Alexandra.

Playing career

Legzdins was born in Stafford. He came through Birmingham City's Academy system and played his first competitive football in October 2005 on loan at Alfreton Town in the Conference North, four games which included a man of the match performance away at Hereford United in the FA Cup. [cite web
url= |title=2005/06 season match No.14 |author=Foster, Gordon |publisher=Alfreton Town F.C. |date=2005-10-23 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] He then joined Halifax Town of the Conference on a work experience basis, [cite news
url= |title=Shaymen seal swoop for Legzdins |publisher=BBC |date=2005-11-08 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] where he played 11 games before Birmingham recalled him, concerned that regular first-team football for Halifax combined with playing for Birmingham's reserve team was too much for the 19-year-old. [cite news
url= |title=Shaymen lose City keeper Legzdins |publisher=BBC |date=2006-01-24 |accessdate=2008-01-05

Legzdins signed his first one-year professional contract in the summer of 2006. Early in the 2006–07 he was given a Birmingham squad number because of an injury to first choice keeper Maik Taylor, and was an unused substitute in their Championship match at Cardiff City. [cite web
url=,,10412~35971,00.html |title=Adam Legzdins |publisher=Birmingham City F.C. |accessdate=2008-01-05
] In October 2006 he joined Oldham Athletic on loan where he acted as backup to Les Pogliacomi, making one substitute appearance in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. [cite news
url= |title=Oldham extend Legzdins' loan deal |publisher=BBC |date=2006-11-24 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] He then joined Macclesfield Town on loan and was expected to go straight into the starting eleven due to injury and suspension, [cite news
url= |title=Preview: Barnet v Macclesfield |publisher=Manchester Evening News |author=Carter, Simon |date=2007-01-12 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] but manager Paul Ince chose goalkeeping coach David Rouse instead, [cite web
url=,,10393~33003,00.html |title=Barnet 1 Macclesfield 0 |author=Brooks, Nick |publisher=Macclesfield Town F.C. |date=2007-01-13 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] and Legzdins completed his month's loan without appearing for the club. He played an active part in helping Birmingham reserves to the championship of the Central League Division One Central in 2006–07. [cite news
url= |title=Reserves clinch title with last-gasp Sone strike |publisher=Birmingham Mail |date=2007-04-26 |accessdate=2008-01-05

Legzdins was given a further year's contract in summer 2007, [cite news
url= |title=Wright rejects new Blues deal |author=Tattum, Colin |publisher=Birmingham Mail |date=2007-07-05 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] and rejoined Halifax Town on three months' loan in October 2007, [cite news
url= |title=Halifax bag Birmingham goalkeeper |publisher=BBC |date=2007-10-02 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] where he played regularly in preference to the more experienced Craig Mawson. Having returned to Birmingham at the end of this loan spell, he rejoined Halifax within days on a further loan until the end of the 2007–08 season, [cite news
url=,,10437~1204053,00.html |title=Legzdins stays |publisher=Halifax Town A.F.C. |date=2008-01-03 |accessdate=2008-01-05
] and on 9 June 2008 he signed for Crewe Alexandra as a replacement for their departing goalkeepers. [cite news
url= |title=Crewe confirm signing of Legzdins |publisher=BBC Sport |date=2008-06-09 |accessdate=2008-06-09

He qualifies to play international football for Latvia via his paternal grandparents. [cite news
url= |title=Saturday Spotlight - Adam's here to learn |publisher=Halifax Courier |date=2005-11-19 |accessdate=2008-01-05


External links

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