Adam Taggart Profile

Adam Jake Taggart
Adam Jake Taggart (born 2 June 1993) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Fulham as a striker and the Australia national team. Taggart is the current holder of the Nike A-League Golden Boot award, scoring 16 goals in 25 appearances for the Jets during the 2013/14 A-League season.

Taggart made his senior debut in a 1-1 draw with Melbourne Heart in January 2011. He scored his first goal in a loss to Gold Coast United, 75 minutes into the game.

On 2 March 2012, Taggart signed two-year contract with A-League club Newcastle Jets. In November 2013, Taggart scored a hat trick against Melbourne Heart with all three goals scored from outside the 18 yard box. Newcastle would go on and win the match. After a strong start to the season, Adam had a dry patch with a lack of goals around Christmas, before scoring a brace against the Wanderers to salvage a 2-2 draw.

He became a focal point of the Newcastle Jets attack, heading the lineup alongside Emile Heskey, Joel Griffiths and Michael Bridges. In 2014, Taggart became the second Newcastle player to receive the golden boot of the A-League with 16 goals, after Joel Griffiths in 2008. He was also awarded the A-League Young Player of the Season Award at the same ceremony.

On 24 June 2014, Fulham signed Taggart from Newcastle Jets for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract but injury delayed his involvement with the first team by a number of months.

Taggart made his debut for Australia in late 2012, in the second preliminary round of the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup against Hong Kong, coming off the bench in a narrow win. He scored his first two international goals days later in a win over Chinese Taipe.

In 2013, Taggart played in the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup, scoring a goal in a loss to China.

Taggart was a part of the Socceroos squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and played in matches against Netherlands and Spain.
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