Adam King Player Profile

Playing Seasons

ALL League Cups
2020-21 - - - - - - - - -
2019-20 2 (9) 11 0 1 0 1 (8) 0 1 (1) 0
Totals: 2 (9) 0 1 (8) 0 1 (1) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 29th, 2019 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Sep 7th, 2019 07/09/19 1st Round vs. Arbroath (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals

 List of Goals Scored

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jan 11th, 2020 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 1 (sub)
Jan 4th, 2020 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 21st, 2019 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Dec 10th, 2019 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Dec 7th, 2019 07/12/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Oct 29th, 2019 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Oct 26th, 2019 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Oct 4th, 2019 04/10/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Sep 7th, 2019 07/09/19 1st Round vs. Arbroath (H) 0 - 0
Aug 24th, 2019 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Jul 16th, 2019 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 1 (sub)

Competition History

LGE 1 (8) 0 1 0
LC - (1) 0 0 0
LCC 1 0 0 0
Totals: 2 (9) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Adam came through the Hearts youth system, one year behind his brother Billy who also went on to play for United. Before having made a first team appearance, English Premier League side Swansea City made an offer which was rejected by the Tynecastle club. Adam had been an unused substitute on a number of occasions before making his first team debut as a substitute against Celtic in December 2013 and was in the starting eleven twice before the turn of the year.

In January, a further bid from Swansea was accepted and he signed a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Previously capped at Under-18 and Under-19 levels, Adam was called up for the Scotland Under-21 side in November, making an appearance against Switzerland. A regular in the Swansea Under-21 side, he made his first team debut in January 2015, coming off the bench in an FA Cup tie against Tranmere Rovers. In July 2015, he joined League One side Crewe Alexandra and was a regular during his five month spell at Gresty Road, and in August 2016 he again went out on loan, this time to Southend United, where he played eleven times in the first half of the season before being recalled to Swansea. On his return to the Liberty Stadium he made appearances in the Football League Trophy and the League Cup before he signed on loan for League Two side Mansfield Town.

A further loan deal was agreed in July 2018, this time with Peterborough United, but after just a month the deal was terminated due to injury. The midfielder, who can play can right-back when required, was released by Swansea in the summer of 2019, and after a short trial with United, he signed a three-year contract at Tannadice.

Last updated on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 by J Myles.

Squad Numbers





Debut (as sub)

July 16th, 2019
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Dundee United

League Cup (Group A)

Full Debut

September 7th, 2019
Dundee United 0 - 0 Arbroath

Challenge Cup (1st Round)


  • Date of Birth

    Adam was born on this date in Edinburgh.

  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Brechin City 0 - 6 Dundee United

    The second pre-season outing - and first of two games in 24 hours - saw the attending Tangerine Army go home happy from Glebe Park with six goals to celebrate and a run out for new signing Lawrence Sh

  • Signed For Dundee United

  • First Team Debut

    Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League Cup (Group A)

    Some 47 years have passed since United last met Stenhousemuir at Ochilview and Head Coach Robbie Neilson made five changes from the side that drew at Tynecastle last Friday. Liam Smith, Adrian Sporle,

  • League Debut

    Dunfermline 0 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Championship)

    United made one change to their line-up from the Partick game. Connolly drops out and is replaced by Harkes, although his direct replacement would be Butcher at the heart of the United defence. The Am

  • Last Appearance

    Partick Th 1 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Championship)

    Injuries forced Head Coach Robbie Neilson into making two changes from the side that defeated Queen of the South last week. Calum Butcher hadn’t recovered from his groin injury and Jamie Robson was al

  • Left the Club