Virgo, Adam

Birth Date

25th January 1983


Brighton, England



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.



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