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David Robertson "Davey" Adams (born Avondale, Scotland) was a goalkeeper who played for Celtic at the start of the 20th century.

Adams joined Celtic near the end of 1902 from Junior side Dunipace, and made his first appearance in September 1903 in a 1-0 over Hibernian at Celtic Park. He went on to play 291 league and cup games for Celtic in a nine-year spell at the club, and was the last goalkeeper at the club to wear green-and-white hoops in games - after a rule change in 1910 he wore a yellow jersey. Adams was a virtual ever-present in what is regarded as the first truly great Celtic side that won six consecutive Scottish League titles from 1904-05 to 1909-10.

At the start of the 1906-07 season, Adams cut his hand during a benefit match at Ibrox Stadium. The mishap was caused by a nail which had been inserted through a goal-post for a five-a-side tournament. This incident precipitated the first known transfer between the two Old Firm clubs: Rangers' reserve goalkeeper Tom Sinclair was loaned to Celtic to cover for Adams's injury, and went on to pick up a Glasgow Cup winner's medal with the Parkhead club.

He retired in 1912.

References

Davey Adams Wikipedia


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