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Jimmy Adamson

Jimmy Adamson

(1929 – 2011)

  • My brother is a massive Burnley fan. Rest in peace Jimmy.
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Jimmy Adamson

Jimmy Adamson
(1929 – 2011)

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Jimmy Adamson

(1929 – 2011)
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About Jimmy
This is a online memorial Jimmy Adamson. James "Jimmy" Adamson was an English professional footballer and football manager. He was born in Ashington, Northumberland. He made 476 appearances for Burnley ranking him sixth in their all-time appearance list.
Jimmy Adamson, a right-half, joined Burnley in January 1947 after playing non-league football in his native Ashington and working as a miner. His early career was interrupted by National Service, which he completed with the Royal Air Force, meaning his debut had to wait until February 1951, when Burnley played away to Bolton Wanderers. He played once for the England B team, but never made the full England side.
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1959-60 Football League Championship and captained the side to the 1962 FA Cup Final which they lost against Tottenham Hotspur. He was also named Footballer of the Year in 1962.
Jimmy Adamson formed a midfield partnership with inside-forward Jimmy McIlroy, around which much of Burnley's creative play was centred.
He retired in 1964, having played 426 league games, and joined the Burnley coaching staff. He had previously coached the England team in the 1962 World Cup in Chile and was the Football Association's preferred choice of manager ahead of Alf Ramsey but declined the offer.
In February 1970, when Burnley manager Harry Potts was made general manager, Jimmy Adamson stepped up to become team manager.
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Burnley were relegated at the end his first full season in charge, but returned to the top-flight in 1973, winning the Second Division title.
He left Sunderland in November 1978, taking over from Jock Stein as manager of Leeds United. He left Leeds in October 1980. He took no further part in professional football and spent the rest of his life in Burnley.
Jimmy Adamson died on the 8th November 2011. This is an online tribute dedicated to Jimmy Adamson. May he rest in peace.
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Jimmy Adamson

This is a online memorial Jimmy Adamson. James "Jimmy" Adamson was an English professional footballer and football manager. He was born in Ashington, Northumberland. He made 476 appearances for Burnley ranking him sixth in their all-time appearance list.
Jimmy Adamson, a right-half, joined Burnley in January 1947 after playing non-league football in his native Ashington and working as a miner. His early career was interrupted by National Service, which he completed with the Royal Air Force, meaning his debut had to wait until February 1951, when Burnley played away to Bolton Wanderers. He played once for the England B team, but never made the full England side.
He was an ever-present as Burnley won the...

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