Virgo, Adam

Birth Date

25th January 1983

Birthplace

Brighton, England

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

From the age of seven Virgo played for the St. Aubyns Preparatory School football team. At 13 he was awarded a sports scholarship to Ardingly College.

He then moved to his home town club Brighton & Hove Albion and became a trainee in August 2000.

Virgo went on loan to Exeter City in November 2002 and made his debut in a defeat at Bury. This was the season that ended with the Grecians being relegated from The Football League.

In the 2004-05 season he earned nationwide coverage on his significant performances that maintained Brighton's position in the Football League Championship.

In July 2005, he completed a surprise move to Celtic for a reported £1.5 million, but he got few first team opportunities, and eventually only played in 10 Scottish League matches.

In August 2006 he completed a season loan move to Coventry City, but the same month was sent back to Celtic to continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury suffered whilst playing for Coventry.

He moved to Colchester United on a season long loan deal in August 2007, scoring one goal in 36 league appearances.

In June 2008, Virgo rejoined Brighton for a second spell at the club on a free transfer, but in 2009-10 fell out of favour with manager Gus Poyet. He had played in 61 league games for them, scoring 4 goals.

Virgo then moved to Yeovil Town on a free transfer, but stayed just one season making 33 league appearances and scoring 5 goals. He signed for Bristol Rovers in June 2011.

The defender qualifies to play for Scotland, despite having been born in Brighton. He has been selected twice by Scotland at B international level.

Since retiring from football Adam has been working in media for a number of companies.
He has also started his own football development centre.

Appearances

8

Appearances as Substitute

1

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