Bob Adams (footballer)

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Bob Adams
Personal information
Full name Robert James Adams[1]
Date of birth 28 February 1917
Place of birth Coleford, Gloucestershire, England
Date of death 1 September 1970(1970-09-01) (aged 53)[2]
Place of death Blakeney, Norfolk, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1934 Cardiff City 11 (0)
1934–1935 Bristol Rovers 2 (0)
1935–1936 Millwall 6 (0)
1936–1937 Bristol City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert James Adams (28 February 1917 – 1 September 1970) was an English professional footballer who played in The Football League for Cardiff City, Bristol Rovers and Millwall.[3]


Born in Coleford, Gloucestershire, Adams joined Cardiff City at the age of 16 in 1932, keeping a clean sheet on his Football League debut soon after in February 1933 during a 2–0 win over Southend United in Division Three South. He spent two years at Ninian Park, largely as cover for Tom Farquharson, making eleven league appearances before leaving the club at the end of the 1933–34 season, joining Bristol Rovers.[4]

He joined Millwall in 1935, making six league appearances, before finishing his professional career with Bristol City without breaking into the first team.[4]


  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ Jay, Mike; Byrne, Stephen (1994). Pirates in Profile: A Who's Who of Bristol Rovers Players. Bristol: Potten, Baber & Murray. p. 1. ISBN 0-9524835-0-5.
  3. ^ *Joyce, Michael: "The Football League player's records 1888 to 1939 " (ISBN 1899468676).
  4. ^ a b Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. p. 10. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.