Jean-Pierre Adams

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Jean-Pierre Adams (born 10 March 1948) is a French former footballer. He played as a central defender.

Adams started playing with RC Fontainebleau in 1967 as a striker, with whom he won the Championnat de France amateur twice. In 1970, he signed a contract with Nîmes Olympique, going on to remain in Ligue 1 for the following nine seasons, also representing in the competition OGC Nice and Paris Saint-Germain FC.

In the 1971–72 campaign, Adams contributed with four goals in all 38 games to help Nîmes to a best-ever second place, also winning the Cup of the Alps.[1] He added a career-best nine in 1973–74, for a final ninth position.

On 15 June 1972, Adams made his debut for the French national team in an unofficial exhibition game against an African XI selected by the Confederation of African Football.

Since 17 March 1982, he has been in a coma following a knee operation.[2][3][4]

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  1. "Cup of the Alps 1972". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  2. "The footballer trapped in 'The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete'". The Guardian. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. "'Tragic yet heartwarming': How Jean-Pierre Adams touched a nerve". CNN. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  4. "L'Eurélienne Bernadette Adams vit au chevet de son mari footballeur, dans le coma depuis 30 ans" [Eurélienne Bernadette Adams lives at her footballer husband's bedside, in a coma after 30 years]. L'Écho Républicain (in French). 20 April 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2014.

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