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1968-1971  Colchester United
Position  Defender
Years  Team
Height  1.75 m
1963-1968  Colchester United
Role  Footballer
Name  Adrian Webster

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Date of birth  (1951-11-06) November 6, 1951 (age 64)

Place of birth  Colchester, England
Playing position  Defender/ Midfielder

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Adrian Webster (born 6 November 1951) is an English retired footballer who played in England, Canada and the United States.

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Webster joined Colchester United F.C. as a twelve-year-old schoolboy, where he also started his senior career, playing at Colchester for three years from 1968-1971. After leaving Colchester he went on to play for Hillingdon F.C.

When Bobby Cram moved to Canada in 1972 to become a player-coach at the Vancouver Spartans, with him he took two Colchester United players, Adrian Webster and Neil Partner. Webster went on to play with the Spartans for two seasons. When the North American Soccer League awarded a franchise to the Seattle Sounders for the upcoming 1974 season, Seattle coach John Best spotted Webster playing in a Cup Final for the Spartans and signed him immediately.

Webster spent six seasons with the Sounders, starting off as a right back. In 1977 now Head Coach Jimmy Gabriel moved Webster into a midfield position and made him team captain. That season the Sounders went on to make the play-offs, losing in the final to a New York Cosmos side which included the legendary Pelé. Webster missed a considerable amount of games in his last two seasons with the Seattle Sounders due to injuries.

In 1979, he moved to Major Indoor Soccer League where he played with the Pittsburgh Spirit. The Spirit sat out the following season and Webster turned down an offer to join Cleveland Force in favour of a move to another new franchise the Phoenix Inferno. During his first season Webster took over as head coach and lead the Inferno into the play-off's. After a poor start to their second season, Webster was sacked. However, Webster stayed in Phoenix and managed an indoor soccer facility for five years. During that time he started a soccer programme at Scottsdale Community College.

In 1989 Adrian joined forces with local property developer Tony Koleski to form the Arizona Condors, playing in the South Division of the 1989 Western Soccer League. He was General Manager/Head Coach for two seasons before the team folded. The Condors played one season in the WSL and their second season in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL).

In 1991 Webster returned to England and was soon given the Manager's job at Brightlingsea Regent. During this period Webster started a Summer Soccer Camp for Colchester United. After one season with Brightlingsea he then joined Halstead Town F.C. as Manager. In 1993 Webster was offered a full-time job in Youth Development at Colchester United where he spent 13 years working as the Soccer Centre Manager, Recruitment Officer, Youth Development Officer, Centre Of Excellence Manager and Coach of the U'16s side.

In 2006 Webster left Colchester to take up the role of Assistant Director of Football at the Colne Community School in Brightlingsea, Essex. Now (in 2013), almost seven years later, Adrian is still working for Colne as well as being involved in scouting work for Ipswich Town F.C. Academy.

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