Name: Bobby Adamson
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Signed: 1st July 1965 from Morton
Departed: February 1970 to Arbroath
Debut: 14th August 1965 v Morton (1-2) (Scored)
Final Match: 13th December 1968 v Dunfermline (0-2)
Honours: 1967/68 Second Division Title (2nd tier)
A left winger, Bobby Adamson arrived at Saints in 1965 from Morton having previously played for Raith Rovers and Dundee to enjoy a fruitful five years in Paisley where he scored an impressive 43 times for the club, including 17 in the successful promotion campaign in 1967/68.
Adamson made his debut for Saints in a League Cup section match against his former club, Morton, in front of just under 8,000 fans, and had a dream personal debut when he scored after just 10 minutes to give his new side the lead. The joy wasn’t to last however, and the visitors eventually ran out 2-1 winners.
Saints and Adamson would gain quick revenge however, when a fortnight later the winger would score the only goal of the match at Cappielow via the penalty spot, delighting the Paisley support in the close to 5,000 crowd in Greenock that day.
Adamson’s opening season was good on a personal level, with 13 goals, but the team escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth, however they weren’t so fortunate the following campaign and only the second demotion in the history of the club was recorded in 1966/67 during a dismal time for the club.
The forward line really found their form the following season however in the 2nd tier, with the team scoring over 100 goals and Adamson chipping in with a career best of 17 for the campaign as Saints romped to the tile. The winger would remain an important player as the club reestablished itself in the top flight the next season, but in early 1970 Adamson left for Arbroath to see his career out.