Billy McAdams was a well-established player when his former
Manchester City team-mate Don Revie persuaded him to come to Leeds
to help boost the side's struggle to climb out of Division 2. He
only stayed at Elland Road for 7 months, before moving down to
London, where he helped Brentford to the Division 4 title. An
accomplished international, he scored a hat-trick against West
Germany in a World Cup qualifier and was desperately unlucky to
miss the 1960 FA Cup Final when a back injury kept him out of
He remained in Barrow after his retirement, enjoying his golf
but battling against ME before his death in October 2002 - the
image above was scanned in from the North Western Evening Mail of
Monday 14 October - thanks to Ralph Sheppard for that.
Jimmy Hewson says: l did a testimonial game for Billy in 1994 in
Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria Barrow AFC v Man City. I wrote off to
Peter Reid who was then Man city Manager Billy was suffering from
ME at the time, Billy lives two minutes away from me.Billy is
currently in Furness General Hospital on ward 9. If you need any
other information do not hesitate to contact me .
R Marshall says: Billy sadly died yesterday in Barrow. Saw him
play in the brilliant Barrow side of 1967/68.
Janice McAdams says: I am Billy McAdams' daughter. My dad has
just died after a short illness which was cancer.The rest of my
family and myself are going to Maine Road to scatter his ashes.
Brian Cross says: I saw Billy play many times for Brentford. One
thing I noticed, apart from the unusual amounts of skill he
possessed for a no.9. Whet he shot, he always kept the ball low. If
he was on target, the keeper had no chance
David Grimmett says: One of the best goals i ever saw scored was
when he was playing for Brentford.The shot was low and like a
bullet going into the net.A real 'old style' centre
sam mcadams says: im sam mcadams billys grandson
Melissa says: I am Melissa,i am billy mcadams grand daughter.He
was a real good man and did everything for me.
melissa says: I am billys grandaughter janice mcadams
daughter.he was a really good man and helped me out with alot of
things he used to also take me and my friend jade to the park when
we were younger.