Date of birth: 10/02/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: West Denton (England)
Youth career: Newcastle United
Senior career: Newcastle United, Coventry City (loan)
Squad number: 9
Current national team: England U-19
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 750.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/1), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/2)
Contract until: 30.06.2019
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Wayne Rooney
– long shots
Style of play:
– creative and pacey striker/shadow striker
– capable of playing anywhere along the front-line
– likes to dribble
– gets fouled often
– often uses his speed and skill to take on defenders
– one-on-one situation specialist
– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity
– counter attack threat
– known his explosive style and energy on the pitch
– often makes surging runs into penalty box
– likes to attack from deep
– possesses powerful and accurate shot
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-4-2.
2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with England.
Premier League 2013/2014: 4 matches/0 goals (Newcastle)
Premier League 2014/2015: 11 matches/0 goals (Newcastle)
League One 2015/2016 (ongoing): 5 matches/5 goals (Coventry)
Adam Armstrong joined Newcastle youth academy at the age of nine. It is worth mentioning that he is a lifelong “Magpies” fan. He was named among Newcastle’s substitutes for the first time in January 2014 for a Premier League game against Norwich City and made his debut two months later as an 86th-minute substitute for Luuk de Jong in a defeat to Fulham, making him only the second youngest player to play for Newcastle in the Premier League after Kazenga LuaLua. During the summer transfer window 2015 he joined Coventry City on loan. He has started the season in impressive form and won the League One Player of the Month award for August after scoring 5 goals in his first 5 games. In 2014, he helped England win the European Under-17 championship – he was one of the key players of John Peacock’s side, along with other extremely talented players, such as Isaiah Brown, Dominic Solanke, Patrick Roberts and Joe Gomez.
“With his small yet strong physique, Adam Armstrong is built rather like a young Wayne Rooney and that’s not the only similarity between the England under-17 frontman and the Manchester United star.
Armstrong, a hugely gifted number ten, is a creative player who can also score goals and idolises Rooney despite being a lifelong Newcastle supporter who joined the Club as a nine-year-old.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.