|Full name||Thomas Kay Adamson|
|Date of birth||12 February 1901|
|Place of birth||Mossend, Scotland|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Thomas Kay Adamson was a Scottish professional football left back and manager, best remembered for his time in the Football League with Bury and Brentford. He later had a short tenure as manager of Irish League side Ards.
Adamson moved to England to join Division Two side Bury in 1921. Over the course of seven years at Gigg Lane, Adamson made 271 appearances and helped the Shakers to promotion back to Division One in the 1923–24 season.
Adamson dropped down to the Division Three South to sign for Brentford prior to the beginning of the 1929–30 season. He immediately broke into the team and made 36 appearances during his debut season, a campaign memorable for the Bees record-breaking 21 home wins. Adamson was a mainstay of the side for the following two seasons and made 28 appearances to help the Bees into Division Two for the first time in the club's history in the 1932–33 season, winning the Division Three South title. Age caught up to Adamson and he made just eight appearances during the 1933–34 season and departed Griffin Park at the end of the campaign. Adamson made 153 appearances in four years with the Bees.
Adamson returned to the Manchester area to sign for Division Three North side Stockport County in 1934. He failed to make an appearance for the club and ended his career having failed to score in over 400 professional matches.
|Brentford||1929–30||Third Division South||35||0||1||0||36||0|
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