Jimmy Adams (footballer)
|Full name||James Arthur Adams|
|Date of birth||2 August 1937|
|Place of birth||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|Date of death||30 December 2005(aged 68)|
|Place of death||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Adams spent his youth with Wolverhampton Wanderers, before he returned to his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent to sign for Freddie Steele's Port Vale in May 1956. There he was converted from a wing-half position to play at full-back. His only appearance for the club came in a Third Division South clash at Brentford's Griffin Park on 26 April 1958, Vale losing 4–1. He was released from Vale Park by manager Norman Low in May 1960 and later joined Crewe Alexandra. He did not feature in a senior game for the "Railwaymen", and in February 1961 joined Macclesfield Town in the Cheshire County League. He actually made his first-team debut for the "Silkmen" against Crewe Alexandra Reserves in a Cheshire Senior Cup match on 4 February. He made 46 league and 12 cup appearances, before a re-occurrence of an old knee injury forced his retirement in October 1963. During his time at Macclesfield he was employed as a draughtsman at ROF Radway Green at Radway Green.
|Port Vale||1957–58||Third Division South||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Macclesfield Town||1961–63||Cheshire County League|
- Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 3. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
- "Jimmy Adams". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- "Player Profiles - A". www.silkmenarchives.org.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
- Jimmy Adams at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)