Summer in Europe’s big leagues transfer period ended the previous day. A total of 4 billion 535 million euros were spent on transfers in Europe’s 5 major leagues. The league in which the most money was spent on testimonials was the English Premier League with 2 billion 237 million euros. Italian Serie A took the second place on the list with 749.22 million Euros, followed by French Ligue 1 with 557.95 million Euros. Spanish LaLiga teams spent 505.69 million Euros on the transfer, Germany In the Bundesliga, he paid 484.08 million euros.
The most emotional transfer of the summer transfer window, where incredible money was spent, took place yesterday. League One team equivalent to the 3rd league level in England Exeter Cityformer football player who died in 2010 due to cancer Adam Stansfieldson of Jay StansfieldHe signed ‘I on loan from Fulham.
HIS FATHER’S RETIRED SHIRT GIVEN TO HIS SON
Born in 1978, Adam Stansfield was out of his jersey for treatment due to bowel cancer, and died on August 10, 2010, at the age of 31. Exeter City have announced the retirement of the striker’s number 9 jersey.
But Exeter City’s #9 jersey is coming back from retirement this season. Exeter City announced that Adam Stansfield’s son, Jay Stansfield, was awarded the number 9 jersey. This transfer has been talked about a lot by the world sports community.
“I WILL MAKE HIM PRIDE”
Jay Stansfield, who transferred to his father’s team Exeter City on a 1-year loan from Fulham, told the club’s official website about this emotional transfer:
“I’m trembling with excitement. This is a great opportunity for my development, and it’s also a very special transfer. For me, this club and the number 9 jersey are very important. There will be pressure on me, but I feel like I’m doing the right thing. By wearing this jersey and following his footsteps, I succeeded and defeated my father.” I will make you proud.”
FATHER AND SON’S FOOTBALL CAREERS
Adam Stansfield turned pro at the age of 23, which is pretty late for a football player. After signing his first contract with Yeovil Town in 2001, he transferred to Hereford United 3 years later, and in 2006 he signed to Exeter City. Playing as a striker, Adam scored 19 goals and made 4 assists in 74 games at the professional level.
A striker like his father, Jay Stansfield started his football career with his father’s club, Exeter City. Transferring from the U18 team to the Fulham U18 team when he was 16 years old, Jay showed the success of being promoted to the A team with Fulham. The young football player, who played 14 games with the Fulham U21 team last season, scored 6 goals and made 2 assists. Jay Stansfield has had time in Fulham’s 3 Premier League games this season. The 19-year-old football player, who also played in England’s junior national teams, was loaned to Exeter City to gain experience.
HE WAS HELPFUL, AFTER DEATH, FAMILY CONTINUED TO HELP
Earlier this year, The Athletic put together a dossier on what the family did after Adam’s death, with Jay Stansfield starting to shine in the junior teams.
Peter Rutzler, who prepared the file, underlines that he has not come across a person who has no memory of Adam Stansfield in the city of Exeter. All the stories have a common theme: Adam’s benevolence. Football He bought shoes for children without shoes to play, and made kits for small communities that wanted to form a team.
Adam Stansfield’s sister Andrea explains: His helpfulness is well known. After his death, we wanted to continue this charity and we established a foundation. Adam Stansfield Foundation. The man was able to become a professional football player at the age of 23. He lived this dream, albeit late, and shared his joy with the people in this city. The aim of our foundation is to pave the way for young people who want to be football players. To date, we have raised more than 300,000 pounds. Not only does Adam’s memory stay warm for us, we also help many young people and families.
Adam Stansfield’s mother, Gig, recalls: There’s no day without him. It pained me at first, but as I saw our foundation grow and touch people, I started to feel happy. Sometimes I listen to stories we don’t know about Adam from people we help, some of them show a photo of him with Adam… These make me happy. If we think about the bad side, we become bad. He gave us many happy moments. While doing this job, we understand that he gave happy moments not only to us but also to a city.
FAMILY PHOTO IN FRONT OF WEMBLEY AND A FOOTBALL PLAYER DIE OF THE SAME DISEASE WITH BOBBY MOORE…
There’s a photo of Adam’s house where his parents live. In matchday suits, Adam and his brothers Paul, Andrea and Wayne pose in front of iconic Wembley Stadium. Before Exeter City’s playoff game, one of the highlights of Adam Stansfield’s career…
Photo has another meaning. The football player statue behind the man and his brothers belongs to one of the greatest football players in English football history, Bobby Moore. in 1966 World CupBobby Moore, the defender of the team that won the .
LOSE LIFE IN 5 MONTHS
Adam Stansfeild’s happy life changed in March 2010. One day, before training, he was talking to his mother on the phone and said that he had a stomachache. When the complaint continues, he goes to the hospital, he thinks it is a simple indigestion, but after long checks, tests and scans, the bitter truth comes out. Surgery happens but the cancer has spread beyond the intestines. Adam, who is thinking of returning to football after surgery and chemotherapy, says, ‘I will start training on July 1’. In July, the pain spread to his back and in August Adam Stansfield died. Bowel cancer killed Adam Stansfield in 5 months.
JAY AND ADAM’S FOOTBALL STYLES ARE LIKE
Jay, who was 7 years old when his father passed away, embraces football. His family also follows him closely. Shaun, Adam’s sister’s wife, explains: “When I watch Jay, it’s like I’m watching Adam. The man would never stop running, and so did Jay. He never releases the ball. It’s an honor to see him follow in his father’s footsteps.
RETIREMENT OF THE NUMBER 9 JACKET
Exeter City commemorated his deceased striker by holding a special pre-match event for Adam Stansfield, who died at the start of the 2010/11 season.
Adam’s father Roger explains: There was a huge crowd. All over the city, people were shouting Adam’s name. Everyone had the number 9 jersey. The club’s sponsor, Flybe Airlines, painted a plane in honor of Adam and they flew it over the city. In the stadium, a large banner with the number 9 jersey was unfurled. Before big games, that banner is still unfurled in the stadium.
Exeter City remained on the contract after Adam Stansfield’s death and continued to pay the player’s wages to his family.
Adam Stansfield with his children Jay, Cody and Taylor.