Tuesday, 30 September 2008 10:09 AM
South Melbourne FC is deeply saddened with the sudden passing of former championship winning midfielder James Adam on Friday.
Before coming to Australia, James played for many higher ranked overseas clubs throughout his career, amassing a total of 206 games throughout England and Scotland. The key point of his career was between 1953 and 1962, where he represented Luton Town, Aston Villa and Stoke City in the higher English leagues of the time.
After a stint with Falkirk in Scotland, James arrived in Australia in 1964 to play for South Melbourne in the Victorian State League. In an unforgettable season for James and the South Melbourne faithful, the Blues were to be crowned Victorian Champions for the 2nd time.
On a personal level, James formed an integral part of this by playing in 18 league games and scoring on 12 occasions in an impressive opening season.
South Melbourne FC wishes James’ family and friends our deepest condolences at this difficult time.