Akeem Adams

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Akeem Adams
Personal information
Full name Akeem Elijah Adams
Date of birth (1991-04-13)13 April 1991
Place of birth Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
Date of death 30 December 2013(2013-12-30) (aged 22)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 W Connection
2009 United Petrotrin
2010–2011 W Connection
2011–2012 T&TEC SC
2012–2013 Central
2013 Ferencváros 6 (0)
National team
Trinidad & Tobago U17
Trinidad & Tobago U20
2008–2012 Trinidad & Tobago 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Akeem Elijah Adams (13 April 1991 – 30 December 2013)[1] was a Trinidadian international footballer who played as a defender.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Adams spent his early career in Trinidad with W Connection, T&TEC SC, United Petrotrin and Central.[1]

Akeem received a trial with the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer and played the second half of an international friendly against Chivas de Guadalajara on October 12, 2010 in Seattle.[3]

Ferencváros, illness and death[edit]

In 2013, Akeem signed a contract with Hungarian club Ferencváros.[4]

On 25 September 2013, Adams suffered a heart attack.[5][6][7] His condition didn't improve quickly enough and his left leg had to be amputated on October 8 in a life-saving surgery.[8][9]

His doctor stated that his body wasn't ready for a heart transplant that would be necessary to keep him alive.[10][11]

On 28 December 2013, Adams suffered a stroke while at the Városmajori Heart Clinic and fell into a coma.[12] He died in Budapest on 30 December 2013.[13][14][15]

International career[edit]

Adams played youth international football with the Trinidad and Tobago under-17 team, participating in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup and was part of the under-20 squad at 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[16] Adams made his full international debut in March 2008 at age 16, in a 1-0 victory against El Salvador.[1][17]

Personal life[edit]

His brother is fellow player Akini Adams.[17]


  1. ^ a b c Akeem Adams at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Akeem Adams at Soccerway
  3. ^ "Sounders Defeat Mexican Chivas in Friendly". Go Sounders. 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Transfer on Ferencvárosi TC official page
  5. ^ "FTC: a trinidadi védő szívinfarktust kapott" (in Hungarian). www.nso.com. 26 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fradi-player" (in Hungarian). hatharom.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  7. ^ "Akeem Adams stirs for mom after heart attack". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  8. ^ "Adams loses limb but not the war". Wired868. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "FTC: amputálták Adams bal alsó végtagját, újabb életmentő műtét" (in Hungarian). www.nso.com. 8 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "FTC: Akeem Adams most nem bírná ki a szívátültetést" (in Hungarian). www.nso.com. 8 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Happy holidays: Akeem could get a new heart by Christmas". Wired868. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "In God's hands: Akeem falls into coma". Wired868. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  13. ^ Gyász: elhunyt Akeem Adams, a Ferencváros labdarúgója (in Hungarian)
  14. ^ "Trinidad defender Akeem Adams dies in Hungary". Houston Chronicle. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Akeem passes away; Warrior dies in Budapest". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  16. ^ Akeem AdamsFIFA competition record
  17. ^ a b Caribbean Football Database