Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ronald Adamson

Known as
Jimmy Adamson

1 August 1905

22 August 1991 (aged 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 276d
Last game: 36y 29d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 7, 8, 29

Jimmy Adamson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1929-1941180130.0720%13.503.7528

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,514th player to appear, 854th most games played, 4,479th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 86th player to appear, 40th most games played, 318th most goals kicked

Recruited from Penshurst, ‘Jimmy’ Adamson gave North Melbourne fine service, mainly as a back pocket player, in 180 VFL games spread over 13 seasons. A Victorian interstate representative on numerous occasions, he captained his club in 1937 and was captain-coach in 1940, the same season he won the team’s best and fairest award. It would seem reasonable to regard Adamson as one of the foremost footballers in the early phase of North Melbourne’s VFL involvement.

Author - John Devaney


Crème de la Crème, by John Devaney


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.