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Born in Swindon, and brought up through the youth ranks, Viveash was originally a forward player, but by the time he broke into the first team in 1990, he had moved back into a central defensive position.

Ossie Ardiles handed Viveash his debut on the 15th September 1990, when he came on as a substitute in an unfamiliar midfield role in a 3-1 defeat at home to Middlesbrough. It proved to be an embarassing start to Viveash's Town career, when he was substituted himself less than forty minutes after coming on.

Though an injury to Colin Calderwood gave Viveash an extended run in the first team later that same season, he otherwise found it difficult to break into a team including players such as Calderwood, Shaun Taylor, Jon Gittens and Glenn Hoddle, and the following three seasons saw him make just twenty appearances - none at all in the Premier season of 1993/94, and Viveash spent two periods on loan at Reading.

Having not made a single appearance during John Gorman's reign at the County Ground, it seemed Viveash was to get another chance under Steve McMahon, when he played in fourteen of the final fifteen games of the 1994/95 season. However, amidst rumours of an argument with McMahon, Viveash found himself out in the cold again - and he joined Barnsley on loan at the beginning of the following season. Two months later, he was allowed to join Walsall on a free transfer.

Viveash became club captain at Walsall, winning the club's player of the year award, and leading them to promotion to Division One in 1999. He joined Reading in July 2000, and was part of their promotion-winning side in 2002. When his contract expired at the end of the 2002/2003 season, despite being offered an extension, Andy King managed to persuade Viveash to return to the County Ground on a free transfer, signing a two year deal.

He started the season on the left side of a three-man defence - and played in the first fourteen league matches of the season. Viveash was dropped after a 3-0 defeat at Chesterfield, when, with Miglioranzi injured, regular sweeper Andy Gurney was pushed into midfield, and Alan Reeves filled the sweeper role. This left Viveash, Matt Heywood and Reeves as the defensive line - probably the club's three slowest players - and after the game, King was quoted as saying he would never play the three together again. After that game, King reverted to a 4-4-2 formation, and Viveash found himself on the bench, then when Sean O'Hanlon arrived from Everton, he found himself further down the pecking order, and he joined Kidderminster on a short loan deal in March 2004. Upon his return, he made one substitute appearance for the Town before the end of the year, when he came on seven minutes from the end of a 3-0 win at Wycombe.

Viveash was again loaned to Kidderminster prior to the start of the 2004/05 season, and with the signing of Jerel Ifil, it became clear that he was surplus to requirements at the County Ground. When the loan expired, he appeared on the bench just once for Swindon in September, without getting onto the pitch, before he mutually agreed to end his contract with the club in December 2004, joining Conference outfit Aldershot Town.


Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'04/'05 - - - - - - - - - -
'03/'04 14 (+1) - - - 1 - 1 - 16 (+1) -
'94/'95 14 2 - - 1 - - - 15 2
'93/'94 - - - - - - - - - -
'92/'93 5 - - - - - 1 - 6 -
'91/'92 9 (+1) - - - 2 (+1) - - - 11 (+2) -
'90/'91 23 (+2) 1 (+1) - 3 - 1 - 27 (+3) 1
TOTAL 65 (+4) 3 (+1) - 7 (+1) - 3 - 75 (+6) 3


JUL 1988 IN (signed professional contract)
4 JAN 1993 OUT Reading
3 FEB 1993 IN Reading
(loan return)
20 JAN 1995 OUT Reading
MAR 1995 IN Reading
(loan return)
10 AUG 1995 OUT Barnsley
9 SEP 1995 IN Barnsley
(loan return)
7 NOV 1995 OUT Walsall
Free transfer
1 JUL 2003 IN Reading
(Bosman free transfer)
2 MAR 2004 OUT Kidderminster Harriers
2 APR 2004 IN Kidderminster Harriers
(loan return)
6 AUG 2004 OUT Kidderminster Harriers
6 SEP 2004 IN Kidderminster Harriers
(loan return)
1 DEC 2004 OUT (released)
Aldershot Town

full name

Adrian Lee Viveash


date of birth
30 September 1969


usual positions
central defence

youth career

senior career
Reading (loan)
Barnsley (loan)
Oxford United (loan)
Kidderminster Harriers (loan)
Kidderminster Harriers (loan)
Aldershot Town
Cirencester Town

assistant academy coach
assistant reserve team coach
youth team manager
under-19 manager
under-21 manager

Coventry City
assistant manager