Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Lee Adamson

Known as
Lee Adamson

27 June 1946 (age 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 328d
Last game: 27y 87d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 33

Lee Adamson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 7,812th player to appear, 2,484th most games played, 12,210th most goals kickedCollingwood: 676th player to appear, 191st most games played, 1,080th most goals kicked

Lee Adamson was a fine half back flanker who commenced at Collingwood with the thirds before making his senior VFL debut in 1966. Slight of build he nevertheless played the game with vigour and was not averse to mixing it. Capable both of keeping things tight and going on long forward forays he was in his accustomed position on a half back flank when the Magpies lost the 1970 VFL grand final to Carlton. When he retired at the end of the 1973 season he had donned the famous black and white striped jumper 96 times without registering a single goal. His games tally would have been significantly higher had he not experienced a horror run with injuries midway through his career. Adamson later returned to Collingwood in a coaching support role.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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