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.

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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.

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