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Adam Rooney, Salford CityROONEY’S AN AMMIE

Salford City FC are delighted to announce the signing of striker Adam Rooney from Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen.


Dubliner Adam Rooney started with local side Crumlin United before switching to Stoke City in the summer of 2005. He played 5 times during the next Championship campaign scoring 4 times. Three of those goals came in a final day win over Brighton and at 18 became the youngest ever Potters’ hat-trick hero. There were 3 loan spells during his time at the Britannia Stadim, at Yeovil Town, Chesterfield and Bury.

In 2008 Adam made the move to Scottish football, signing for Inverness Caledonian Thistle. It would be a season of struggle in the SPL and despite the appointment of Terry Butcher the club were relegated.

2009-2010 would be a memorable season for Caley Thistle and Adam Rooney. Despite trailing Dundee by 15 points in January Butcher’s side went on a 21 game unbeaten run to secure the title. Adam finished as divisional top-scorer, with 24 to his name.

He continued his goalscoring exploits in the SPL, netting 15 times the following season, adding 6 more in cup competitions.

Adam’s  fine form attracted attention from South of the border and he moved to Birmingham City in 2011. Whilst at St.Andrews he scored his first ever European goal, against NK Maribor in the Europa League. A loan spell at Swindon Town was followed by a permanent move to Oldham Athletic. In January 2014 SPL giants Aberdeen came calling and Adam was on his way back to Scotland.


After moving to Pittodrie Adam was immediately amongst the goals. In February his goals helped set up a Scottish League Cup final clash with former side ICT. The game went to a shoot-out and Adam tucked away the decisive kick to secure the Dons’ first silverware for 19 years.

There were plenty more goals to come and by the end of 2017-2018 season, his fifth with the club, Adam had scored a total of 88.


Adam played for the Irish Under 18 side then picked up 9 caps for the Under 21s. In 2016 he was selected for the full squad but has yet to make his first senior appearance.


This week Salford City agreed an undisclosed fee with Aberdeen to bring Adam Rooney to the Peninsula Stadium. It’s a fantastic signing and further indication, if any was needed, that the Ammies mean business yet again. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Adam as the club enters yet another exciting chapter, this time in the National League.