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Burnley mourn passing of former skipper and manager Adamson

Former Burnley captain and manager Jimmy Adamson has died at the age of 82. Adamson made 486 appearances for the Clarets in a playing career spanning 17 years, placing him sixth on the club's all-time list. He will be best remembered as the ever-present captain in Burnley's 1960 League Championship-winning team.

"Burnley Football Club is sad to confirm the passing of a true club legend in Jimmy Adamson," read a statement. "Adamson, a former manager and captain of the club at the peak of its powers, has died at the age of 82.

"Ashington-born Adamson gave three decades of magnificent service to the Clarets." Despite finishing on the losing side in the 1962 FA Cup Final, Adamson was named Footballer of the Year and, at the age of 33, included in England's World Cup squad for the tournament in Chile that summer.

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