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Adam Legzdins

Goalkeeper

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Biography

Date of birth

28/11/1986

Height

190 cm

Signed

08/08/2017

Country

England

Experienced goalkeeper Adam Legzdins joined the Clarets from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee just before the start of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

Legzdins ended a second spell with the Blues to sign a three-year contract at Turf Moor.

The Staffordshire-born keeper started his career at St Andrew’s, coming through Birmingham’s Academy set-up before going out on loan to a handful of non-league clubs to gain first-team experience.

He helped Halifax Town reach the 2005/06 National League play-off final under Chris Wilder before returning for a season-long stay at the Shay two seasons later ahead of his departure from Birmingham to join Crewe Alexandra in 2008.

After two years with the Railwaymen, Legzdins moved to Burton Albion in 2010 and was an ever-present in League Two as he earned both the club’s and supporters’ player-of-the-year awards.

That clinched him a move into the Championship with Derby County, where he spent three seasons and played 37 times before spending a season in League One with Leyton Orient.

In June, 2015, Birmingham brought Legzdins back to the Midlands, where he finally made his debut for the Blues in a League Cup tie two months later.

Competing with former Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak for the number-one spot, Legzdins made 21 first-team appearances, including 15 in the Championship, in his second stay at St Andrew’s.

But despite signing a 12-month extension to his contract at the end of the 2016/17 season, he left the second city for a second time when Burnley offered him the chance to move into the Premier League after the retirement of ex-England international Paul Robinson left a role to fill in the Clarets’ squad.

 

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