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Adam Nelson (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameAdam Nelson
Date of birth24 July 1984(age 32)
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Adam Nelson (born 24 July 1984 in Mayfield, Edinburgh) is a Scottish football player.

Nelson was educated at Newbattle Community High School and won a Midlothian county cap in 1999.

In 2000, Nelson won international schoolboy football honours gaining 11 caps and being an ever-present in the Scottish Schools 15's side during which he was involved in three live televised matches. Adam, a left-sided midfield player, came to the selectors' attention with his performances in the school senior side and the Scottish Cup winning East-Midlothian team of 1999.

At the end of the session Adam joined English 1st Division side Blackburn Rovers and made excellent progress through their academy teams. Despite being two years below the age limit he forced himself into the squad which reached the FA Youth Cup Final losing to Arsenal. Adam played in midfield for the second leg of the final at Ewood Park and was one of Blackburn's most accomplished performers as the home side won by 3 - 1, live on SKY Sports.

In 2004 he moved to Elgin City, where he made 69 league appearances before moving on to Brechin City in May 2007 under freedom of contract.

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