Hugh Adcock

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Hugh Adcock
Personal information
Full name Hugh Adcock
Date of birth 10 April 1903
Place of birth Coalville, England
Date of death 16 October 1975(1975-10-16) (aged 72)
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ravenstone United ? (?)
Coalville Town ? (?)
Loughborough Corinthians ? (?)
1923–1935 Leicester City 434 (51)
1935 Bristol Rovers 13 (1)
Folkestone ? (?)
Ibstock Penistone Rovers ? (?)
National team
Football League ? (?)
1929 England 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hugh "Hughie" Adcock (born 10 April 1903 in Coalville, England – 16 October 1975) was an English footballer.


Adcock's five England caps and one from an England trial match on display in his home town of Coalville in 2010


Adcock played for Ravenstone United, Coalville Town, Loughborough Corinthians, Bristol Rovers, Folkestone and Ibstock Penistone Rovers and most famously Leicester City.[1]

He made his debut for Leicester on the same day as club record goalscorer Arthur Chandler and was a key player in the emergence of the Midlands' club under Peter Hodge in the mid-1920s and later the side which finished in the club's highest ever league finish of runners-up in the First Division in 1928-29. He made 440 appearances for the club over 13 years making him the club's joint 3rd record appearance holder.


He made five appearances and scored one goal for England.[2]


As a player[edit]

Leicester City


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Tony Brown. p. 6. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ "Hugh Adcock". englandstats. Retrieved 2 November 2007.