|Date of birth||May 1872|
|Place of birth||Shifnal, England|
|Playing position||Outside right|
|1896–1897||Berwick Rangers (Worcester)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Adlington was born in Shifnal, Shropshire. He began his football career with Ironbridge, and joined Small Heath in August 1895. He made his debut in the First Division on 23 November 1895, deputising for Jack Hallam in a home game against Preston North End which Small Heath won 5–2. Adlington, a pacy player, scored in four of his next five games, but lost his place and never played for the club again. He returned to non-league football with Berwick Rangers (Worcester) and then Stourport Swifts.
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