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Neil Adams Factfile

Neil Adams with Joshua Murphy after winning the FA Youth Cup Final Photo: Nigel French, PA Wire
  • Name: Neil James Adams
  • Age: 48
  • Born: Stoke on Trent
  • Playing position: Midfielder
Neil Adams Credit: PA Wire

Neil Adams started his career at Stoke City in 1985, making 32 appearances and scoring four goals.

After a season with Stoke he was sold to Everton for £150,000.

At Goodison Park he played 20 games over three years. However his time at Everton was dogged by injury and he failed to reach his full potential.

Neil Adams at Everton in 1986 Credit: PA Wire

He then moved to Oldham Athletic where he was part of the team that successfully gained promotion to the Premier League in 1992.

He was also a member of the team that helped the Lactics to reach the 1990 League Cup final.

Neil Adams in action for Oldham against Cambridge Credit: PA Wire

After 138 league games with Oldham Neil was signed by Norwich for £250,000 in February 1994

Neil Adams in action against Ipswich's Geraint Willliams in 1994 Credit: PA Wire

With Norwich Neil played 182 games and hit the back of the net 25 times.

He was eventually released from his contract at the end of May 1999 by Bruce Rioch.

In 2001 Adams started working in the local media before returning to Norwich City as a coach for the Academy Under 14’s side.

In the 2007/8 season there was a war or words with the then manager Glenn Roeder

" ex-player who is now working for the media who will never manage anything better than an under-10 team."

– Glenn Roeder talking about Neil Adams in 2008
Neil Adams celebrating with his staff after winning the FA Youth Cup Final Credit: PA Wire

In the 2012/13 season, Neil's Under-18 squad won the FA Youth Cup final beating Chelsea 1-0 at Carrow Road and 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

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