Full back Bill Adams only had a short career with Tottenham, but he did play in the club's only two-legged FA Cup tie in 1945-46.
Born in Cumberland, Adams attended the Whitehaven School and played at a good level going on to represent the Northumberland Schools side. Spotted by local side Hartlepools United, he signed as an amateur with them, before he came South to join up with Tottenham's Junior side in 1935.
Made his White Hart Lane debut in a match against South Wales Juniors in April 1936 and in the following January, Bill signed as an amateur with the club, before being farmed out to the Tottenham's nursery club - Northfleet United for a couple of years. On his return, he progressed to become a professional and after serving in World War II, Bill played his first game in our colours in 1944, while also appearing as a guest in war-time matches for Linfield of Northern Ireland, Bradford City, Hartlepools United, Middlesbrough, Carlisle United, Reading and Millwall.
Billy left Spurs to join Carlisle United in 1946 for one season, before dropping out of league action to play for Cheltenham Town for two years. Resurfaced with League side Workington in 1951, where he spent one season.
Bill Adams died in 1989.