Jimmy Adam

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Jimmy Adam
Personal information
Full name James Adam[1]
Date of birth (1931-05-13) 13 May 1931 (age 83)[1]
Place of birth Blantyre, Scotland[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Blantyre Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1951 Aldershot 1 (0)
1951–1953 Spennymoor United
1953–1959 Luton Town 137 (22)
1959–1961 Aston Villa 24 (3)
1961–1962 Stoke City 22 (7)
1962–1964 Falkirk 22 (4)
South Melbourne Hellas
Total 206 (36)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James "Jimmy" Adam (born 13 May 1931) is a former Scottish footballer who played in the Football League for Aston Villa, Luton Town and Stoke City.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Blantyre, Adam began his career with local youth club Blantyre Celtic before moving south to English club Aldershot in 1950.[1] However, the young Adam was only able to make a single league appearance for the club during the 1950–51 season and then left and joined non-league Spennymoor United.

In 1953, Adam signed for Luton Town, where he made 138 appearances during a six-year spell in which he helped the club gain promotion to the First Division in 1954–55.[1] On Luton's relegation from the First Division in 1959, Adam joined Aston Villa, where he spent two seasons before signing for Stoke City where he spent the 1961–62 season scoring seven goals in 24 appearances before returning to Scotland with Falkirk.[1] He later emigrated to Australia, where he played for South Melbourne Hellas.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Jimmy Adam profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aldershot 1950–51 Third Division South 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0
Luton Town 1953–54 Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
1954–55 Second Division 25 9 0 0 25 9
1955–56 First Division 30 5 0 0 30 5
1956–57 First Division 18 1 0 0 18 1
1957–58 First Division 32 3 1 0 33 3
1958–59 First Division 29 4 0 0 29 4
Total 137 22 1 0 138 22
Aston Villa 1959–60 Second Division 21 3 1 0 22 3
1960–61 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 24 3 1 0 0 0 25 3
Stoke City[1] 1961–62 Second Division 22 7 0 0 2 0 24 7
Total 22 7 0 0 2 0 24 7
Career Total 183 32 2 0 2 0 187 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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