Jim Adamson

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Jim Adamson
Personal information
Full name Ronald J. Adamson
Date of birth 1 August 1905
Date of death 22 August 1991(1991-08-22) (aged 86)
Original team(s) Penshurst
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Position(s) Back pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1941 North Melbourne 180 (13)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1940 North Melbourne 11 (2–9–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1941.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jim Adamson (1 August 1905 – 22 August 1991)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) for over a decade.

Adamson made his debut for North Melbourne in 1929 and became a regular in the side throughout the 1930s. He was club captain in both the 1937 and 1940 seasons, the latter as caretaker coach. In 1940 he also won North's Syd Barker Medal, and in doing so at the age of 35 became the second oldest best and fairest winner for any club in the league's history. The only player older was 36-year-old Cyril Gambetta of St Kilda.[2]


  1. ^ "James Adamson - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ Geoff McClure (16 October 2007). "Case of how's that, Blues!". The Age.

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