Ossett United forward Adam Priestley has received plenty of praise after he managed to score his first ever international goal for Gibraltar against Armenia last night.
The player from the eighth tier of English football came on as a substitute and grabbed the Gib’s second goal of the game, however his side went on to win their Nations League clash 6-2.
Check out that moment in the video below…
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Priestley was making his fourteenth start for his country, which he qualifies for through being born there while his father served in the Royal Air Force.
He started his youth career at Leeds United before going onto York City and Sherburn White Rose. His senior career has seen the 28 year old play for Garforth Town, Farsley, Guiseley, Shaw Lane, Alfreton Town, Frickley Athletic and Ossett Albion.
The current Ossett United player was called up to the Gibraltar team back in 2013, playing a friendly against Scottish side Hibernian. Following the Gib’s acceptance as a full FIFA member, he was one of the first eligible players to agree to represent them after a search by the Gibraltar FA as they began to prepare for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.
Since 2013, he went on to play 13 more international matches – friendlies, UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.
For Euro 2016, his participation in the national team earned his old club, then Farsley Celtic, €25,283 (£21,531) in UEFA compensation, more than many Football League clubs had received.
Football fans and his club gave plenty of praise to Adam Priestley for his goal for Gilbraltar, some have rather amusing comments – check those tweets out on the next page.
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