Glenville Adam J. le Fondre
(born 2 December 1986), more commonly known as Adam Le Fondre
, is an English footballer
who plays for Rotherham United
as a striker
. He previously played for his hometown club Stockport County
Born in Stockport
, Greater Manchester
, le Fondre began his career at Stockport County
, where he progressed through the club's Centre of Excellence youth system. He made his debut against Bury
in 2004, scoring the third goal in a 3–1 victory.
Le Fondre joined Rochdale
on loan from Stockport during the 2007 January transfer window, scoring twice on his debut in the 5–0 defeat of MK Dons
. Earlier that term, he scored four goals in one game for County as they thrashed Wrexham 5–2.
Having impressed everyone at the club during his loan spell, manager Keith Hill made le Fondre's move permanent in the summer, and on 2 July 2007, Rochdale
agreed an undisclosed fee for le Fondre with Stockport, and signed a three-year deal the day after.
He featured in every game as the side made it all the way to the Wembley Play Off Final at the end of a season where he was the club's leading marksman. He continued his form into the 2008–09 season and finished the season as leading scorer with 21 goals and a series of Player of the Season awards.
On 8 August 2009, Rotherham United
agreed a fee with Rochdale for the striker, but the deal was... Read More