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Adam Idah

Norwich Career: 2017- (55 appearances, 8 goals)
Current Club: Norwich City
Date of Birth: 11/02/2001 (Cork, Ireland)
Nationality: Ireland


College Corinthians and Ireland Under-15 international Adam Idah played for Norwich's Under-16s in their 4-1 win over Ipswich in the Hospital Cup at Portman Road on 20th April 2017. Adam scored one of Norwich's goals with Jaden Thompson-Brissett scoring a hat-trick.

He played for Ireland in the UEFA Under-17 finals in May 2017 and was identified as being one of the players of the season.

On 21st July 2017, Norwich announced Adam's signing as a first year Academy Scholar. Norwich's Head of Academy Recruitment Gregg Broughton said “Idah is a centre-forward and was a regular playing up a year for Ireland U17s last season, scoring eight goals in 10 games. "

He played for Norwich in the Foyle Cup in Northern Ireland in July 2017, helping the Canaries reach the final before losing 1-0 to Kildrum.

On 30th June 2018, he signed his first professional contract with Norwich

Idah was called up to the Irish Under-21 squad in March 2019 and scored twice on his debut in a 3-0 win over Luxembourg on 24th March 2019. Idah played for Ireland in the Toulon Tournament in June 2019, reaching the semi-finals before losing to Brazil.

Idah made his Norwich debut in the 1-0 defeat to Crawley in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) on 27th August 2019.

After making his Premier League debut as a substitute against Crystal Palace on New Year's Day 2020, it was expected that Idah would go out on loan in the January 2020 transfer window with Doncaster heavily linked. Instead an injury crisis with Norwich's forward saw Idah picked to lead the line against Alex Neil's Preston in the FA Cup third round. Norwich won 4-2 at Deepdale with Idah scoring a hat-trick. His form hit the headlines and he was linked with a call-up to the full Ireland squad.

On 24th January 2020 it was reported that Charlton were keen on taking Idah on loan but Norwich manager Daniel Farke indicated that he wanted three forwards for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. He finished the season with 16 appearances and 3 goals as City were relegated to the Championship.

Idah made his full international debut for Ireland on 3rd September 2020, starting against Bulgaria in Sofia and playing 77 minutes of a 1-1 draw. New Ireland manager Stephen Kenny knew Idah from the Under-21s.

Idah scored his first league goal for Norwich in the 1-0 win at Huddersfield on 12th September 2020 on the opening day of the 2020/21 league campaign. He finished the 2020/21 campaign with 17 appearances (16 as substitute) and 3 goals as Norwich won the Championship title.

Injuries limited him to 22 appearances and 1 goal in 2021/22 as Norwich finished bottom of the Premier League.

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