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❤️ Adam Stansfield: A decade

We will never let you go.

10 August 2020

Today, Monday August 10 marks a decade since the passing of of the passing of our much-loved striker Adam Stansfield at just 31 years of age.

Stanno as he was affectionately known, played 160 games for City between 2006 and 2010, scoring 39 goals. He was an integral part of the team that led City from the Football Conference to League One and was adored by the supporters for his tireless energy, eye for goal and personality on and off the pitch.

Manager Matt Taylor played alongside Stanno and had the following to say about him: "My main memories of him are of him as a person. I was new into full-time professional football environment but Stanno welcomed me and was a great character to have in the changing room - someone for the younger players to look up to and admire, but also someone who went out of his way to make you welcome.

"You would walk past him, he would smile, he would say hello, you'd grab a beer with him and he'd smile, in training he would run after a ball and keep on smiling, it was just his attitude and personality. As a person he was second to none.

"He was an honest player, a runner and someone who would give you everything, every minute of every single game and in training."

To this day Stanno remains in the hearts of all Exeter City supporters and always will. He was loved and respected by everyone that knew him. A class act on the pitch and off it. 

To honour Stanno, the new grandstand at St James Park was fittingly named the 'Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand'. If you visit St James Park, or in the away stands when City are on the road you will always hear 'Sing a song for Stanno'.

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Following Adam's death, the Adam Stansfield Foundation was created with the aim of helping give young people the unique opportunity to develop life skills through the power of football and to assist them in their goals of living the dream. Click here to find out more and see how you can get involved.

As always, our thoughts are with Adam’s family and friends. We will never let you go.

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