West Bromwich, Staffordshire born right back Amos Adams began his football career in the mid 1890’s with George Salter’s Spring Works, the company associated with the formation of West Bromwich Albion in 1878. He played for Springfields in 1896 before joining First Division West Bromwich Albion, making his Football League debut at Notts County in March 1899, playing 5 matches before the end of the season.
From the start of the new season, Adams was a regular in The Baggies’ first eleven, and Adams was ever present as Albion were relegated in 1900-01, in a season in which he scored two of his three career goals, albeit both coming in defeats. He also played that season in the FA Cup semi final, where they lost to eventual winners Tottenham Hotspur.
Adams helped Albion regain top flight status at the first attempt as they won the Second Division Championship in 1902, Adams missing just three matches, however they were again relegated in 1904, this time with no immediate return. Adams lost his regular place in the side from the start of the 1905-06 season, but remained a fringe player for three further seasons, playing his last match of 224 for The Baggies in November 1907 before his eventual retirement.