Akeem Adams

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Akeem Adams
Personal information
Full name Akeem Elijah Adams
Date of birth (1991-04-13)13 April 1991
Place of birth Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
Date of death 30 December 2013(2013-12-30) (aged 22)
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 W Connection
2009 United Petrotrin
2010–2011 W Connection
2011–2012 T&TEC SC
2012–2013 Central
2013 Ferencváros 6 (0)
National team
Trinidad & Tobago U17
Trinidad & Tobago U20
2008–2012 Trinidad & Tobago 9 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Akeem Elijah Adams (13 April 1991 – 30 December 2013)[1] was a Trinidadian international footballer who played as a defender.[2]

Club career

Early career

Adams spent his early career in Trinidad with W Connection, T&TEC SC, United Petrotrin and Central.[1]

Akeem received a trial with the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer and played the second half of an international friendly against Chivas de Guadalajara on October 12, 2010 in Seattle.[3]

Ferencváros, illness and death

In 2013 Akeem signed a contract with Hungarian club Ferencváros.[4]

On 25 September 2013, Adams suffered a heart attack.[5][6][7] His condition didn't improve quickly enough and his left leg had to be amputated on October 8 in a life-saving surgery.[8][9]

His doctor stated that his body wasn't ready for a heart transplant that would be necessary to keep him alive.[10][11]

On 28 December 2013, Adams suffered a stroke while at the Városmajori Heart Clinic and fell into a coma.[12] He died in Budapest on 30 December 2013.[13][14][15]

International career

Adams played youth international football with the Trinidad and Tobago under-17 team, participating in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup and was part of the under-20 squad at 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[16] Adams made his full international debut in March 2008 at age 16, in a 1-0 victory against El Salvador.[1][17]

Personal life

His brother is fellow player Akini Adams.[17]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Akeem Adams at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. Akeem Adams profile at Soccerway
  3. "Sounders Defeat Mexican Chivas in Friendly". Go Sounders. 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Transfer on Ferencvárosi TC official page
  5. "FTC: a trinidadi védő szívinfarktust kapott" (in magyar). www.nso.com. 26 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Fradi-player" (in magyar). hatharom.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Akeem Adams stirs for mom after heart attack". Retrieved 2013-09-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Adams loses limb but not the war". Wired868. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "FTC: amputálták Adams bal alsó végtagját, újabb életmentő műtét" (in magyar). www.nso.com. 8 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "FTC: Akeem Adams most nem bírná ki a szívátültetést" (in magyar). www.nso.com. 8 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Happy holidays: Akeem could get a new heart by Christmas". Wired868. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "In God's hands: Akeem falls into coma". Wired868. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Gyász: elhunyt Akeem Adams, a Ferencváros labdarúgója (Hungarian)
  14. "Trinidad defender Akeem Adams dies in Hungary". Houston Chronicle. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Akeem passes away; Warrior dies in Budapest". Retrieved 2013-12-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Akeem AdamsFIFA competition record
  17. 17.0 17.1 Caribbean Football Database