Jamil Adam

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Jamil Adam
Personal information
Full name Jamil Buba Adam[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-05) 5 June 1991 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Flint Town United
Youth career
0000–2007 Manchester City
2007–2008 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Barnsley 4 (0)
2011–2012 Baldock Town 17 (10)
2012–2013 Burscough 14 (4)
2013 Buckley Town 15 (9)
2014 Penycae 22 (16)
2014– Flint Town United 30 (18)
National team
2009–2010 Republic of Ireland U19 3 (2)
2010 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 18 January 2011 (UTC).

Jamil Buba Adam (born 5 June 1991 in Bolton) is an English footballer of Nigerian and Irish descent who plays as a striker for Flint Town United, having previously played for Championship side Barnsley.


Adam began his youth career with Premiership side Manchester City where he won the club's 2008 Academy Player of the Year.[2] After leaving City, Jamil joined Championship side Barnsley and made his debut in the final game of the 2007–08 season against Cardiff City. Next season, Adam bagged a brace in the first friendly match in the 4–1 win at Buxton and the following day, he scored against Glossop Town for Barnsley.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, Jamil was named Barnsley's Young Player of the Year.

On 12 January 2011, Adam left Barnsley by mutual consent after making one league appearance for The Tykes and also making a brief substitute appearance in the F.A. Cup against West Ham.[3]

International career[edit]

Adam is eligible to play for England, Nigeria, or Ireland. He has previously been called up to Nigeria underage sides but has since made his debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-19 side and played in the UEFA Championship first qualifying stage in San Marino in November 2009 where he scored in a 5–0 victory.[4] He scored his second goal for the U19 side in a 4–2 win over Poland Under-19s.[5]

Jamil also represented the Republic of Under-19 side in the Clarion Hotels U19 Four Nations Tournament[6] where he made two substitute appearances against Turkey Under-19s and Holland Under-19s.

In Popular culture[edit]

Jamil is known by players of the popular football management simulation game Football Manager for being an excellent lower-league goal scorer.[citation needed]


Manchester City

2008 Young Player of the Year


2010 Young Player of the Year


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