Charles Graham "Charlie" Adam (born 10 December 1985) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Stoke City and the Scotland national team.

On 28 June 2007, it was announced that Adam had signed a new five-year contract with Rangers.[19] Adam had scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on 19 September against VfB Stuttgart, and his second in the return fixture.[20] Adam played against Panathinaikos and Werder Bremen in Rangers run to the 2008 UEFA Cup Final where he was an unused substitute as Rangers lost 2–0 to Zenit Saint Petersburg.[21]

In January 2011, Blackpool rejected a £4.5 million bid from Liverpool to buy Adam, an amount described by manager Ian Holloway as "disgraceful".[44] Blackpool then rejected a transfer request that Adam had made to the club.[45] He was one of seven nominees for the 2010–11 PFA Players' Player of the Year.[46] However, Adam and his Blackpool team mates were relegated at the season's end. In May 2011, Blackpool activated an option to increase Adam's contract by a further twelve months.[47]

Charles "Charlie" Adam (5 April 1962 – 17 December 2012) was a Scottish footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

Adam was called up by national manager Alex McLeish to the Scotland squad for the first time on 11 May 2007 for a friendly against Austria and a Euro 2008 qualifying Group B match against the Faroe Islands.[90] He made his debut at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium in Vienna on 30 May as a 67th-minute substitute, in a 1–0 victory.[91] He then made his competitive debut as a 77th-minute substitute in a 2–0 win over the Faroe Islands at the Svangaskarð stadium in Toftir on 6 June.[92]

Adam died suddenly on 17 December 2012 at the age of 50.[4]

Adam then joined First Division side St Mirren on loan for the 2005–06 season.[8] During his spell in Paisley, he again appeared in the 2005 Scottish Challenge Cup Final, however this time he was on the winning side as St Mirren defeated Hamilton Academical 2–1.[11] He was also part of the team that won the First Division title in May 2006.[8] In total he made 37 appearances and scored nine goals for the "Buddies" during a very successful stint in Paisley.

Blackpool qualified for that season's play-offs. Adam scored a match-winning penalty against Nottingham Forest in the semi-final first leg,[39] and Blackpool won the tie on aggregate. In the play-off final Adam scored a free-kick as Blackpool beat Cardiff City 3–2 at Wembley Stadium and gained promotion to the Premier League.[40]

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

He has played at under-21, B and full international levels for Scotland.

Adam played for a number of Scottish clubs, including Dundee United and Partick Thistle, and started his career at junior side Downfield. His eldest son, Charlie,[2] played for Rangers, Blackpool, Liverpool, Stoke City and Scotland, and his youngest, Grant, played for St Mirren.[3]

He replaced his former Rangers teammate Kevin Thomson, who pulled out due to illness. George Burley said of Adam: "He scored a cracking goal for Blackpool last weekend. He is a very good replacement. He has been playing consistently, is a quality player, and is getting a real benefit from playing regularly."[96]

Dundee-born Adam joined Rangers when he turned 17.[2] He made his debut appearance on 14 April 2004 against Livingston[7] and played sporadically thereafter but did not become a first-team regular until the management of Paul Le Guen.

Adam is married to Sophie Anderson and has a son called Jack and a daughter called Anabella. He grew up supporting Dundee.[97]

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Adam is the son of former professional player Charlie Adam, a midfielder who played for various Scottish clubs in the 1980s and 1990s, he died on 17 December 2012 aged 50.[3] Adam's brother, Grant,[4] is a goalkeeper who played for St Mirren.[5] He attended Dundee's Braeview Academy, alongside fellow future footballers Garry Kenneth and Scott Robertson.[6]

Adam was recalled to the Scotland squad by manager George Burley for a friendly against Japan on 10 October 2009 at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan.[93][94] On 10 November 2009, Adam was drafted into the Scotland squad for the friendly against Wales four days later.[95]

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:51, 24 September 2016 (UTC).

Adam played made 25 appearances in 2015–16, 11 of which were as a substitute.[88] He scored just once, on 30 April against Crystal Palace.[89]

In August 2009 Adam signed a two-year contract with Blackpool with the option of a further year, in a club-record transfer fee of £500,000.[32] His competitive debut as a permanent Blackpool player was in a 1–1 draw with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road later that month.[33] His first goal came on 26 August in a 4–1 home win over Wigan Athletic in the League Cup.[34]

On 2 February 2009, Adam signed on loan with English Championship club Blackpool until the end of the 2008–09 season.[8] Five days later, he was sent off on his debut for the Seasiders during a 3–2 defeat by Doncaster Rovers at Bloomfield Road.[22]