Billy Adams (footballer, born 1897)

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Billy Adams
Personal information
Full name William Adams
Date of birth 20 March 1897
Place of birth Blackheath, Worcestershire, England
Date of death 5 December 1945(1945-12-05) (aged 48)[1]
Place of death Smethwick, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rowley Victoria
1920–1926 West Bromwich Albion 92 (0)
1927–1928 Barrow 23 (0)
1929 Newport County 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Adams (20 March 1897[2] in Blackheath, Worcestershire – 5 December 1945 in Smethwick) was a footballer who played in The Football League for Barrow and West Bromwich Albion. Adams also played for Newport County.

Adams later became the landlord of a local Black Country public house now known as The Bell Inn.[citation needed] It is located on Rood End Road, Rood End, Langley. Adams was later buried in Rood End Cemetery after his death.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Dykes, Garth (2009). A Who's Who of Barrow AFC. Nottingham: Soccerdata. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-905891-14-6. 
  2. ^ According to Dykes. Joyce, Michael: "The Football League player's records 1888 to 1939 " (ISBN 1899468676) names 1 August 1892 as dob.