27 February 2010

Nat Adams

Name: Nathaniel Adams
Born: 29 November 1891, Belfast
Died:
Height:
Weight:
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Ireland: 5 Amateur Caps (1921-1925), Junior; Irish League: 2 Caps (1923-1925).
Club Honours: (with Linfield Swifts) Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1915/16 (with Belfast Celtic) Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1916/17.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
Barn
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Amateur
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Linfield
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Amateur
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Belfast.Celtic
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-
Amateur
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-
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Cliftonville
15/16-24/25
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Amateur
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-
-
Motherwell
18/19
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1/0
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Portadown
-
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Amateur
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-
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TOTALS
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£-
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-

Biography:
"Lucky Nat" Adams had a long and successful apprenticeship in junior and intermediate football. After initially making his mark with Carrick-based Barn, he claimed consecutive Steel & Sons Cup winner's medals with Linfield Swifts and Belfast Celtic. He was also honoured at Junior representative level, but it wasn't until moving to Cliftonville that Adams was given a pro-longed chance in senior football. He took the place of amateur international 'keeper, Dan Peck, both at Solitude and in the Ireland team, claiming his first cap in an impressive win over what could be regarded as a "Full" French team in Paris. From then on, for a five-year period, Adams was the Ireland Amateur first-choice between the posts. In addition, Adams twice represented the Irish League, both times against their Scottish counterparts. Adams' representative career continued after joining Portadown, and it was while at Shamrock Park that he won his final amateur and inter-league honours. Much sought after by Scottish clubs, he did spend a brief period with Motherwell, but otherwise decided to stick to "the old sod".


Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
08-02-1921 France. A W 2-1
14-11-1921 England A L 1-4
11-11-1922 England A L 0-4
10-11-1923 England A L 0-3
07-11-1925 England A L 4-6

Summary: 5/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 4.

Details and picture kindly supplied by Jim Murphy.

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