Skip to main content Skip to site footer



Date of birth



180 cm





Adam Le Fondre re-joined Bolton Wanderers on loan from Cardiff City in January 2017, having enjoyed a successful temporary stint with the Whites two years earlier, and proceeded to make that switch permanent earlier this summer.

The forward memorably scored a hat-trick for Reading against the Whites in 2013/14 before joining Cardiff in the summer, having proven himself to be one of the Football League's more deadliest finishers in recent years after progressing up the divisions.

However, having endured an unsettled time in South Wales following the departure of manager, and his boyhood hero, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Le Fondre was allowed to leave the club on loan after half a season.

Starting his career at local side Stockport County, the forward later enjoyed prolific stints with Rochdale and Rotherham United before signing for Reading in 2011, while he was also a member of the Royals side that won promotion to the Premier League in 2012.

Scoring eight goals in 17 appearances during his first loan stint with the Whites, Le Fondre later enjoyed loan stints with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic prior to his return to Macron Stadium.

Handed his debut as a substitute away at MK Dons in February 2017, the 31-year-old received a warm reception when handed his home debut the following week, starting in the Whites' emphatic 4-1 victory over Walsall.

He finished the season with six goals in all competitions – form which ultimately earned him a permanent deal at the club.