Virgo, Adam

Birth Date

25th January 1983


Brighton, Sussex



Biographical Text

Adam Virgo, best-known as a Brighton and Celtic player, came on loan to Exeter City aged nineteen and appeared nine times during the club’s 2002/03 relegation season.  

Educated in the independent sector, Adam was awarded a sports scholarship to Ardingly College in Sussex ahead of becoming a trainee with Brighton & Hove Albion in 2000. He made his debut in a Football League Trophy tie in January 2001 and played in another six games that season prior to making eight league and cup appearances in 2001/02. 

Adam arrived on loan at Exeter City in November 2002 after nineteen first-team appearances. It was to be the only loan of his Brighton career and, making his debut at Bury on 30 November 2002, he made nine league appearances up until and including the match against Hartlepool on 8 February 2003. In a fateful season for the club, Adam was only on the winning side on one occasion.

Back at Brighton Adam didn’t make another first-team appearance until January 2004 when he immediately established himself as a key member of a team that went on to play-off success with a win over Bristol City at Wembley in May 2004. Adam then enjoyed a ‘stand out’ season in the Championship in 2004/05 leading to a £1.5 million move to Celtic in July 2005. However, Adam’s three seasons at Celtic Park were interrupted by injury and, following loan moves to Coventry and Colchester, he was back at Brighton in June 2008. After two seasons he headed to Yeovil Town and, in June 2011, to Bristol Rovers where - following serious knee injuries - he finished his professional career at the age of thirty in 2013.          

After retiring from playing Adam worked as a media pundit alongside starting a football development centre and running a sports management business.


Exeter City

League 9



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