Adam Matthews

Adam Matthews was born in Swansea on 13 January 1992 (age 28).

On 25 February 2011, Celtic announced they had secured the signing of Matthews on a pre-contract agreement to commence on 1 July, on a four-year contract. Matthews would team up with his former Cardiff teammate Joe Ledley. Matthews was given the number two shirt that was previously worn by Andreas Hinkel.

Matthews made an impressive debut in a 1–0 win over Aberdeen on 7 August. He then played in his first European match, after coming on as a substitute in Celtic’s 2–0 loss to Atlético Madrid. On 29 September he played in Celtic’s 1–1 Europa League draw with Udinese, he started the match at right back but moved to left back for the second half when fellow countryman Joe Ledley went off injured. After an impressive start to the season, it was reported that English Premier League clubs Fulham and Everton were interested in signing Matthews in the January transfer window. He made his Champions League debut at Celtic Park against HJK Helsinki on 1 August 2012. Matthews scored his first goal Celtic goal on 12 December 2012, a powerful strike into the far corner of the goal against Arbroath in the Scottish Cup replay.

67HailHail · Oct 21, 2019

Comments from player who left Celtic for £2m suggest he regrets exit

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has discussed his time in Glasgow, believing it was the best part of his career to date, speaking to London News Online...

Celts Are Here · Oct 21, 2019

‘I loved every minute of it’ – Former Celt on ‘Sad’ £2.5m Parkhead Exit

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has opened up about his time at Celtic and how signing for the club came out of the blue.

Evening Times · Oct 21, 2019

Adam Matthews opens up on Celtic win over Barcelona and describes time at Hoops as ‘best of career’

Ex-Celtic star Adam Matthews has described his time at Parkhead as the best of his career...

Scotzine · Sep 11, 2019


FORMER Celtic defender Adam Matthews, who quit the club in 2015 when Dick Advocaat splashed £2million to take him to Sunderland, has joined Charlton.

The 4th Official · Sep 7, 2019

Charlton Rope In Former Celtic Ace After Successful Trial: Another Smart Piece Of Business By Bowyer

Charlton had a frenetic summer since securing a return to the second tier of English football.

Wales Online · Sep 5, 2019

Ex-Cardiff City, Sunderland and Celtic star Adam Matthews eager to put ‘tough’ summer behind him after completing Charlton move

The 27-year-old says he’s excited at the prospect of a new chapter in a career that has stuttered in recent years...

67HailHail · Sep 5, 2019

Former Lennon favourite won’t be returning to Celtic

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews definitely won’t be returning to the club this summer after he finalised his move to Charlton Athletic...

Wales Online · Sep 4, 2019

Ex-Cardiff City, Celtic and Sunderland defender Adam Matthews closing in on Championship return

The Welshman appears to be close to a move back to the second tier...

67HailHail · Aug 23, 2019

Celtic look like missing out on former full-back signing

The chances of former Celtic full-back Adam Matthews returning to the club this summer look to have diminished after it emerged he was training with Charlton Athletic.

Wales Online · Aug 23, 2019

Former Cardiff City, Celtic and Sunderland star Adam Matthews may have just found a new club

The 27-year old has been without a club since leaving Sunderland last year...

The 4th Official · Jul 2, 2019

Celtic Linked With Former Right Back Who Lennon Termed ‘A Fantastic Player’: Good Signing For The Hoops?

According to the latest reports from the Daily Record, Celtic are interested in bringing in their former right-back Adam Matthews.

Celtic Now & Forever · Jul 2, 2019

Celtic eye former star after abandoning deal for Middlesbrough’s Paddy McNair

Celtic are weighing up a move for their former full-back Adam Matthews after abandoning a bid for Paddy McNair...

HITC · Jul 2, 2019

Report: Celtic plotting free agent move; Lennon worried alternative target supports Rangers

Celtic are reportedly expected to move for Adam Matthews after Neil Lennon was put off Middlesbrough’s Paddy McNair...

Read Celtic · Jul 2, 2019

Neil Lennon considering reunion with experienced defender after cooling interest in fellow countryman

Celtic are thought to be considering a summer swoop for free agent Adam Matthews after the Hoops cooled their interest in Middlesbrough’s Paddy McNair, according to the Scotsman...

Wales Online · Jun 21, 2019

The curious case of Adam Matthews, the ex-Cardiff City, Celtic and Sunderland star who tamed Lionel Messi but is now without a club

It’s been an interesting ride for the former Bluebirds starlet...

Soccerlens · Jun 18, 2019

‘Why not? Good cover’ – Some Celtic fans react to the club’s reported interest in 27-yr-old

originally posted on Celtic are reportedly keen on re-signing Adam Matthews this summer.

Soccer Souls · Jun 17, 2019

Go for it Lennon – Why Celtic should use the chance to land this 27-year-old star for free

Celtic FC opinion: Hoops in for Adam Matthews – Good move?

HITC · Jun 17, 2019

Celtic reportedly want to sign 27-year-old Lennon once called a ‘fantastic player’

Adam Matthews will leave Sunderland when his contract expires but could he return to the Scottish Premiership with Celtic?

Read Celtic · Jun 17, 2019

Celtic considering move for free agent to solve problem position

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has emerged as a potential target for the Hoops this summer.

67HailHail · Jun 17, 2019

Celtic reportedly considering a move for a Sunderland reject

Celtic are reportedly considering a move to bring Adam Matthews back to Glasgow.

67HailHail · Jun 12, 2019

Former Celtic defender released, is he the solution to the latest dilemma?

Ex-Celtic right-back Adam Matthews has been released by Sunderland.

Football Scotland · Jun 12, 2019

Could Adam Matthews solve Celtic’s right-back conundrum? – latest video transfer round-up

The summer transfer window is officially open for business...

67HailHail · Jun 4, 2019

27-year-old is likely to be a free agent, would Celtic return make sense?

Celtic may be tempted by the availability of Adam Matthews this summer.

VideoCelts · Jun 2, 2019

Opinion: Why there will be no return ticket for Adam Matthews

If Celtic could go out and sign a 27-year-old that can make an impact at right-back and provide cover at left-back they’d make the move in an instant...

Celts Are Here · Jun 2, 2019

Ex-Celt & Champions League Hero Available for Free – Neil Lennon Should Act

Today it was reported that former Neil Lennon signing and Barca beating bhoy Adam Matthews is to be released from his Sunderland contract.

VideoCelts · Jan 21, 2019

Mystery over Celtic’s Maja move

Celtic can sign Maja in the summer for a token development fee with the hoops using that avenue in the past to secure Adam Matthews, Moussa Dembele and Kundai Benyu...

Football League World · Nov 23, 2018

Jack Ross delivers key update on 26-y/o’s future at Sunderland

Sunderland manager Jack Ross has admitted that defender Adam Matthews’ future at the Stadium of Light depends on whether the Black Cats gain promotion this season, reports from the Chronicle claim...

Scotzine · Sep 10, 2018

Big-Mouth Barton Rages at Ex-Celt

JOEY BARTON insisted former Celtic defender Adam Matthews should have seen red in Fleetwood’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Talking Baws · Jun 21, 2017

Former Celtic Stars Gary Hooper, Adam Matthews, Joe Ledley & Charlie Mulgrew Reunite For Family Holiday

If things weren’t going so good for Celtic at the moment then this may be a photo that would bring a tear to their eye...

HITC · May 27, 2017

Adam Matthews and David Meyler react on Twitter to Celtic triumph

The Sunderland and the Hull City players were impressed with Celtic’s win against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday...

VideoCelts · Mar 25, 2017

Adam Matthews- Where did it all go wrong?

With Celtic playing in the Champions League and Wales reaching the semi-final’s of Euro 2016 it should have been a year to remember for Adam Matthews...

Celtic Quick News · Jul 28, 2016

Matthews Gets His Move

FORMER Celtic defender Adam Matthews has joined Bristol City on a season-long loan deal...

The Hoops Blog · Jul 27, 2016

Ex-Celtic defender on the verge of Sunderland exit to rejoin Bristol City

Adam Matthews will be the next unwanted Sunderland player out of the exit door, with the ex-Celtic defender expected to depart within the next 48 hours...

Celtic Quick News · Jul 26, 2016

Adam Matthews Faces Boot From Moyes

FORMER Celtic defender Adam Matthews will be given the boot by new Sunderland boss Davie Moyes... · May 31, 2016

Former Cletic Defender Probably Regrets Comments About Leaving Parkhead

Adam Matthews was one of the high-profile casualties as Wales named their finalised squad for the European Championships in France this summer, and he’s probably regretting a few comments he said when leaving Celtic...

Talking Baws · May 31, 2016

Adam Matthews Left Out By Wales…Probably Regrets Comments About Leaving Celtic

Adam Matthews was one of the high-profile casualties as Wales named their finalised squad for the European Championships in France this summer, and he’s probably regretting a few comments he said when leaving Celtic...

Celtic Quick News · Mar 8, 2016

Matthews Joins Bristol City

FORMER Celtic defender Adam Matthews has joined Bristol City on loan – after starting just ONE game for Sunderland...

Read Celtic · Mar 8, 2016

Former defender moves on loan after being frozen out

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has moved to Bristol City on loan for the remainder of the season...

Former Celtic star joined League One outfit

Bristol City have signed ex Celtic right back Adam Matthews on loan, his club Sunderland have confirmed...

Daily Record · Mar 7, 2016

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews completes loan move to Bristol City just months after leaving Scottish football because it wasn’t good enough

THE defender joins Bristol City until the end of the season from Sunderland after leaving Celtic Park last summer...

Evening Times · Mar 7, 2016

Bristol City pushing to sign former Celtic player and Sunderland’s Adam Matthews

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has confirmed he is close to bringing in Sunderland’s Adam Matthews on loan...

Celtic Quick News · Jan 21, 2016

Matthews On Move

FORMER Celtic defender Adam Matthews is on the way out at Sunderland – after just ONE game...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 17, 2015

Matthews To Leave Black Cats

FORMER Celtic right-back Adam Matthews will be allowed to leave Sunderland in January – despite only signing from the Hoops just over four months ago...

HITC · Sep 13, 2015

Gordon claims Celtic need time after losing these three Premier League players

Craig Gordon believes Celtic haven’t quite adjusted to life without Jason Denayer, Adam Matthews and Virgil van Dijk...

· Jul 15, 2015

Matthews Praises Hoops Double-Act

ADAM MATTHEWS, who joined Sunderland in a £2million deal earlier this month, has praised his former Celtic team-mates Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong...

HITC · Jul 15, 2015

Adam Matthews highlights clear importance of experienced star for Ronny Deila

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has piled praise onto former colleague, goalkeeper Craig Gordon...

HITC · Jul 14, 2015

Adam Matthews suggests Celtic duo already look like European veterans

Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has praised a duo who joined the club last winter...

STV Sport · Jul 13, 2015

Mikael Lustig: International hopes aren’t harmed by playing for Celtic

Swedish defender says John Guidetti and Adam Matthews weren’t harmed by playing in Scotland...

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