Bill Adams (footballer born 1902)

William " Bill" Adams ( born November 3, 1902 in Tynemouth, † March 15, 1963 in Southampton ) was an English footballer. The longest of his career playing the right runners at Southampton FC.


Adams played in the season 1925/26, at Guildford United in the Southern League, before moving to second division side FC Southampton. After his league debut for the Saints in August 1927, lasted three years until the next consideration. Adams developed in the period following first-team regular and was from the 1931/32 season captain. After more than 200 competitive games in Dress of the Southampton FC Adams joined in the summer of 1936 for £ 500 for Premier League rivals West Ham United. Although he scored against his old club Southampton on his debut for West Ham, his dortiger stay was short-lived, and in January 1937 he moved to the Division Three South to Southend United, where he end his career.

Following his career, he operated the Half Way Inn in Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh until his death in March 1963.