Kayla Adamek

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Kayla Adamek
Personal information
Full name Kayla Joan Zophia Adamek
Date of birth (1995-02-01) February 1, 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Club information
Current team
UDG Tenerife
Number 7
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013-2017 UCF Knights 77 (26)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Laval Comets 10 (8)
2018 Orlando Pride
2019 ŽFK Spartak Subotica 5 (5)
2019-present UDG Tenerife
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Kayla Joan Zophia Adamek (born February 1, 1995) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Spanish Primera División (women) side UDG Tenerife.

College Career[edit]

Adamek attended the University of Central Florida from 2013-2017, redshirting her sophomore year due to an ACL injury. Over her four years of play at UCF Adamek scored 26 goals, provided 13 assists in 77 games. She made the AAC All-Rookie team her freshman year and AAC First Team her Redshirt Sophomore and Senior Year. In her redshirt senior year Adamek captained the UCF Knights to a 16 game unbeaten streak that placed them as a No. 2 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.[1][2]

Club Career[edit]

Orlando Pride[edit]

After playing college soccer with UCF Knights, Adamek went undrafted in the 2018 NWSL College Draft joined Orlando Pride in 2018. She was however added to the Orlando Pride roster as a Non-Roster Invitee ahead of the 2018 season.[3] [4]

ŽFK Spartak Subotica[edit]

After one season in the NWSL, Adamek signed with Serbian SuperLiga (women) club ŽFK Spartak Subotica.[5] Adamek stated that her move to Europe was inspired by Ali Krueger's similar move early in her career.[6] Adamek started every game in the 2019-20 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round, scoring 5 goals and 4 assists.[7] [8]

UD Granadilla Tenerife[edit]

On December 26, Adamek was signed by Spanish Primera División team UD Granadilla Tenerife. [9]

Personal life[edit]

Adamek was born in Ottawa, Ontario to a sporting family, her father was a tennis player and her mother played basketball. Adamek played collegiate soccer for the UCF Knights, where she was known for her leadership and resiliency.[10]

Social Media[edit]


  1. Unknown. "Kayla Adamek UCF". UCF Knights.
  2. Victor Tan (November 10, 2017). "New Day Review". newdayreview.com.
  3. Unknown (March 5, 2018). "Orlando Pride Preseason Roster Update". Orlando City Soccer Club.
  4. Jordan Culver (March 5, 2018). "Sydney Leroux finding her love of soccer again with Orlando Pride". Orlando Sentinel.
  5. Unknown (June 20, 2019). "Adamek Signs Professional Contract". UCF Knights.
  6. "'USWNT celebrity Ali Krieger motivated me' – Kayla Adamek prepared for Champions League battle with Atletico Madrid". football4cast.com. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  7. Unknown. "Kayla Joan Zophia Adamek". UEFA.com. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  8. Tim Grainey. "The Week in Women's Football: A comprehensive review of Champions League qualifying rounds - Groups 1-5". tribalfootball.com. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  9. "La UDG Tenerife anuncia dos fichajes de golpe". eldorsal.com. December 2019.
  10. Victor Tan (November 10, 2017). "Kayla Adamek Leads UCF in Her Final NCAA Tournament". newdayreview.com.

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