Jimmy Adams (footballer)

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Jimmy Adams
Personal information
Full name James Arthur Adams[1]
Date of birth (1937-08-02)2 August 1937[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 30 December 2005(2005-12-30) (aged 68)[2]
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1960 Port Vale 1 (0)
1960–1961 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
1961–1963 Macclesfield Town 46 (0)
Total 46 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Arthur Adams (2 August 1937 – 30 December 2005) was an English footballer who played at full-back for Port Vale, Crewe Alexandra and Macclesfield Town from 1956 to 1963.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1][3] There he was converted from a wing-half position to play at full-back.[3] 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.[1] He was released from Vale Park by manager Norman Low in May 1960 and later joined Crewe Alexandra.[1] He did not feature in a senior game for the "Railwaymen", and in February 1961 joined Macclesfield Town in the Cheshire County League.[3] He actually made his first-team debut for the "Silkmen" against Crewe Alexandra Reserves in a Cheshire Senior Cup match on 4 February.[3] 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.[3]



Club Season Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1957–58 Third Division South 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0
Macclesfield Town 1961–63 Cheshire County League
Total 46 0 12 0 58 0
Career total 47 0 12 0 59 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 3. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
  2. ^ "Jimmy Adams". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Player Profiles - A". www.silkmenarchives.org.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ Jimmy Adams at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)