Adem Atay

Adem Arda Atay (born 8 December 1985[1] in Cambridge) is a Turkish and English former professional footballer. He is currently manager of the under-18 team of Ipswich Town.

Adem Atay
Personal information
Full name Adem Arda Atay
Date of birth (1985-12-08) 8 December 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Cambridge, England
Position(s) Right-winger
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town (academy coach)
Youth career
2001–2002 Fenerbahçe
2002–2003 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Ipswich Town
2008 Sarıyer
2008–2010 Tepecik
2010–2017 Ipswich Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Atey began his career at the Fenerbahçe academy before joining the Ipswich Town academy in 2002. He was on the books at Ipswich until 2005, he was given a first team squad number for the 2004–05 season, although never made a senior appearance for the club.

In September 2007, he was on trial with Bury and played in a reserves game against Manchester City which he also scored in. However, he failed to earn a contract with Bury.

In January 2008, Atay joined Sarıyer in the TFF Second League on an 18-month contract. However, he only appeared in one league match for the club before leaving for Tepecik of the TFF Third League in August 2008.[2]

Atay signed for Eastern Counties Football League Division One side, Ipswich Wanderers during the 2010–11 season.

Coaching career

Atay returned to Ipswich in 2013 to take up a role as a coach in the academy.[3] After working his way up through the academy coaching system, he became the manager of the club's under-18 side in 2018.[4]


  1. Profile at Whitton Utd Archived 13 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Profile at". TFF. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  3. "Academy Launches New Brochure at Open Evening". TWTD. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  4. "Hogg: Continuity is Key". TWTD. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2020.