Adrian Williams

Date of birth16 August 1971
Place of birthReading
NationalityWelsh
Weight83 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Williams missed the start of the 2000-01 campaign at Reading after suffering a knee injury during the pre-season and, soon after resuming his place in the first team, he was carried off with an injury to his other knee during the game at Bristol City in October.

He bravely fought back to appear in the Play-Offs, only to endure the heartbreak of defeat in the final by Walsall at the Millenium Stadium.

A reliable and committed central defender who is particularly effective in the air, Williams was made available for transfer by Reading in October 2004 and joined Coventry City with a contract to June 2007.

He was made available for transfer in May 2006 and joined Swindon Town in July 2006 in a one-year deal.

Williams was named caretaker manager of the Robins on 25 October 2006 following Dennis Wise's departure from the County Ground.

Williams's playing contract at Swindon was extended to June 2008 in May 2007.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Reading 04 Mar 1989 03 Jul 1996
Wolverhampton Wanderers 03 Jul 1996 30 Jun 2000
Reading 15 Feb 2000 16 Mar 2000 L
Reading 22 Mar 2000 06 May 2000 L
Reading 03 Jul 2000 02 Nov 2004
Coventry City 02 Nov 2004 05 Jul 2006
Millwall 12 Sep 2005 12 Dec 2005 L
Swindon Town 05 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Reading League Cup 1
1997-98 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 2
2
1
1997-98 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 2
1998-99 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2000-01 Reading League Division 2 5
2000-01 Reading League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
2001-02 Reading FA Cup 1
2001-02 Reading LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Reading League Cup 3
2001-02 Reading League Division 2 33
2
1
4
2002-03 Reading League Cup
1
2002-03 Reading League Division 1 38
1
5
2002-03 Reading League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2003-04 Reading FA Cup 2
2003-04 Reading League Cup 3
1
2003-04 Reading League Division 1 33
1
5
2004-05 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Coventry City League Championship 21
2
1
2004-05 Reading League Championship 11
2
2004-05 Reading League Cup 2
2005-06 Coventry City FA Cup 3
2005-06 Coventry City League Championship 12
2
4
2005-06 Coventry City League Cup 1
2005-06 Millwall League Championship 12
1
1
2
2006-07 Swindon Town FA Cup 3
2006-07 Swindon Town League Two 27
2
2007-08 Swindon Town League One
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Jan 1996 Leeds United v Reading L 2-1 League Cup Quarter-final
30 Sep 2000 Rotherham United v Reading W 1-3 League Division 2
06 Oct 2000 Wigan Athletic v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
14 Oct 2000 Reading v Wycombe Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Reading v Wrexham W 4-1 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Bristol City v Reading L 4-0 League Division 2
16 May 2001 Reading v Wigan Athletic W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2001 Reading v Walsall L 2-3 League Division 2 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Blackpool v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Reading v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Reading v Luton Town W 4-0 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Reading D 0-0 League Division 2
01 Sep 2001 Port Vale v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Reading v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Division 2
11 Sep 2001 Reading v West Ham United W 0-0 (6-5) League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Stoke City v Reading L 2-0 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Reading v Cambridge United W 1-0 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Reading v Wycombe Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Reading L 1-0 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Reading v Bury D 1-1 League Division 2
05 Oct 2001 Colchester United v Reading L 2-0 League Division 2
10 Oct 2001 Aston Villa v Reading L 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Reading v Swindon Town L 1-3 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Reading v Brentford L 1-2 League Division 2
03 Nov 2001 Northampton Town v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
06 Nov 2001 Reading v Wrexham W 2-0 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Peterborough United v Reading W 1-2 League Division 2
01 Dec 2001 Reading v Chesterfield L 0-1 League Division 2
04 Dec 2001 Barnet v Reading L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
08 Dec 2001 York City v Reading L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round
22 Dec 2001 Reading v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2001 Cardiff City v Reading D 2-2 League Division 2
29 Dec 2001 Wrexham v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
01 Jan 2002 Reading v Port Vale W 2-0 League Division 2
05 Jan 2002 Reading v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division 2
12 Jan 2002 Huddersfield Town v Reading W 0-1 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Reading v Blackpool W 3-0 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Wigan Athletic v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
26 Jan 2002 Reading v Colchester United W 3-0 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Bury v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Reading v Notts County W 2-1 League Division 2
11 Feb 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Reading L 3-1 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Reading v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Chesterfield v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Reading v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Bristol City v Reading D 3-3 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Reading v Peterborough United D 2-2 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Brentford v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Aug 2002 Derby County v Reading L 3-0 League Division 1
13 Aug 2002 Reading v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Reading v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Leicester City v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1
27 Aug 2002 Reading v Burnley W 3-0 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Walsall v Reading W 0-2 League Division 1
07 Sep 2002 Rotherham United v Reading D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Sep 2002 Cambridge United v Reading L 3-1 League Cup 1st round
14 Sep 2002 Reading v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division 1
18 Sep 2002 Reading v Norwich City L 0-2 League Division 1
21 Sep 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Reading v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Oct 2002 Grimsby Town v Reading W 0-3 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Reading v Ipswich Town W 3-1 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Preston North End v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Reading v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Reading v Millwall W 2-0 League Division 1
09 Nov 2002 Gillingham v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Reading v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Nov 2002 Crystal Palace v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Reading v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Reading v Sheffield United L 0-2 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Nottingham Forest v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Coventry City v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Reading v Derby County W 2-1 League Division 1
28 Jan 2003 Reading v Leicester City L 1-3 League Division 1
01 Feb 2003 Burnley v Reading W 2-5 League Division 1
10 Feb 2003 Reading v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
15 Feb 2003 Millwall v Reading W 0-2 League Division 1
18 Feb 2003 Sheffield United v Reading W 1-3 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Reading v Rotherham United W 3-0 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Wimbledon v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
04 Apr 2003 Reading v Brighton and Hove Albion L 1-2 League Division 1
15 Apr 2003 Reading v Preston North End W 5-1 League Division 1
18 Apr 2003 Reading v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Portsmouth v Reading L 3-0 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Reading v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division 1
10 May 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
14 May 2003 Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1
Agg: 1-3
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
09 Aug 2003 Ipswich Town v Reading D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Aug 2003 Boston United v Reading W 1-3 League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Reading v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Derby County v Reading W 2-3 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 Reading v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Reading W 0-3 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 West Ham United v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Reading v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Reading v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division 1
24 Sep 2003 Oxford United v Reading W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
30 Sep 2003 Norwich City v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Reading v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Reading v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Reading v Preston North End W 3-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Reading v Walsall L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Oct 2003 Sheffield United v Reading W 1-2 League Division 1
28 Oct 2003 Reading v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Reading v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Reading v Wimbledon L 0-3 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Walsall v Reading D 1-1 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Preston North End v Reading D 3-3 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Reading v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Jan 2004 Reading v Preston North End L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2004 Nottingham Forest v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2004 Reading v Derby County W 3-1 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Rotherham United v Reading L 5-1 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Reading v Sheffield United W 2-1 League Division 1
02 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Crystal Palace v Reading D 2-2 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Reading v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Bradford City v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Reading v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Reading v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Millwall v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Reading v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Watford v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1
07 Aug 2004 Reading v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-2 League Championship
10 Aug 2004 West Ham United v Reading L 1-0 League Championship
14 Aug 2004 Sheffield United v Reading W 0-1 League Championship
21 Aug 2004 Reading v Rotherham United W 1-0 League Championship
25 Aug 2004 Oxford United v Reading W 0-2 League Cup 1st round
28 Aug 2004 Millwall v Reading L 1-0 League Championship
31 Aug 2004 Reading v Sunderland W 1-0 League Championship
11 Sep 2004 Derby County v Reading L 2-1 League Championship
14 Sep 2004 Reading v Preston North End W 3-1 League Championship
18 Sep 2004 Reading v Gillingham W 3-1 League Championship
21 Sep 2004 Reading v Watford L 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
25 Sep 2004 Watford v Reading W 0-1 League Championship
28 Sep 2004 Ipswich Town v Reading D 1-1 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Wales International Friendly 1
1994-95 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
1
1995-96 Wales International Friendly 1
1995-96 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
1997-98 Wales International Friendly 1
1
1998-99 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 May 1994 Estonia v Wales W 1-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Wales v Albania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Oct 1994 Moldova v Wales L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
07 Jun 1995 Wales v Georgia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Sep 1995 Wales v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
24 Jan 1996 Italy v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 1997 Brazil v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Wales v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Wales v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Oct 1998 Denmark v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
05 Jun 1999 Italy v Wales L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.