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Mickey Adams (21.4K)

Position Left back
Born 08 Nov 1961, Sheffield (England)
Height 170 cm
Weight 68 kg
International Caps England: ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Gillingham 01 Aug 1979 01 Jun 1983 92 5 £18500
Coventry City 01 Jun 1983 22 Jan 1987 90 9 £110000
Leeds United 22 Jan 1987 06 Mar 1989 89 3 £250000
Southampton 06 Mar 1989 01 Mar 1994 144 7 £0
Stoke City 01 Mar 1994 01 Jul 1994 10 3 £0
Fulham 01 Jul 1994 01 Jun 1997 29 8 £0

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1986 - 1987 171 41 0  0  5 
1987 - 1988 40  1  3  0  1 
1988 - 1989 15(1)1 1  1  0  0 
Total 72(1)2 61 4  0  6 

Jabba's Comments

Sheffield-born fullback who found himself facing his old team-mates from Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final a couple of months after joining Leeds. At Coventry, he'd been used mainly in midfield, but under Billy Bremner he was an attacking left-back - a position he continued in with some success after he left Leeds to join Southampton.

Adams subsequently enjoyed some success as a manager, and was unlucky to be sacked by Fulham to make way for Kevin Keegan when he'd already managed to make good progress on a limited budget. He returned to management at Brighton did a good enough job there to pick up a higher-profile position.

When nobody else came calling to take him on, he decided to join his old friend Harry Bassett as his assistant at Leicester City as they struggle to escape the pit that Peter Taylor dug for them. City were indeed relegated, and Adams took over as the club's manager, achieving some pretty credible results as a financial crisis took the club into administration and left them in serious danger of going out of business. A consortium fronted by Gary Lineker acquired the club and Adams did enough with the limited resources available to him to drag the side back up into the Premiership at the end of the 2002-03 season.

With limited money available to strengthen the squad, relegation back to the second tier was inevitable - although his side did manage to hammer Leeds 4-0 live on Sky as they slid down the table. After a poor start to the 2004-05 season, and with rumours of dressing room unrest on top of some poorly-performing transfer picks, October saw Adams offer his resignation, which the board reluctantly accepted.

Mickey Adams says: y name is Mickey Adams..this picture is not of me as I am a guitar player and a pilot. I live in Florida. This just blows my mind.....This guy tole my page!....Arghhhhhhhhh

Thomas Marsh says: mickey adams is a legend i seen him play on the t.v and he has made leiceser the best team in europe

El Presidente says: Mickey is still a God at Brighton and Fulham. Had you not been shafted by Ridsdale I am sure he would love to be your manager next season


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