Charlie Adam Biography
Charles Graham Adam, or Charlie Adam as it is commonly called, is a Scottish footballer who currently plays in the Barclays Premier League for Liverpool FC. He is a central midfielder and is quite known for his left foot and incredible set piece deliveries. Charlie Adam started his career with Dundee United, but soon moved to the Rangers youth academy in 1999. He spent four years in the Rangers youth academy before making his professional debut in 2004.
His first match was against Livingston, but despite performing quite well, he was not considered to be a first team player by the then manager Paul Le Guen. It was not until the end of the 2004-05 season that Charlie Adam decided that he would be moving on in search of regular football. At the start of the 2004-05 season, Charlie Adam went out on loan to Ross County. During this loan spell, Charlie Adam impressed the onlookers mightily.
However, he was sent out on loan once again at the start of the 2005-06 season to St Mirren. It was one of these loan moves that turned out to be the career turning decision for Charlie Adam. In 2009, Ian Holloway signed Charlie Adam on a loan deal. It proved to be highly successful, while also turning out to be the permanent move for the Scottish international. This was surprising considering that he made only 13 appearances for the Championship side.
He had also scored two goals, but manager Ian Holloway was confident that Charlie Adam was the right player for his team. In the end, Rangers decided to sell the youth academy product for just £500,000. It was a club record fee for Blackpool, but it proved to be the best investment that they have made in recent times after Charlie Adam continued to impress in the Championship.
The young midfielder was highly influential in Blackpool getting the promotion at the end of the 2009-10 season. Even after making it into the Premier League, Charlie Adam continued to impress. It led to a number of clubs including Liverpool to express their interest in the Scottish international, but Blackpool refused to entertain any transfer speculation for the midfielder. Ian Holloway said that keeping Charlie Adam was crucial to the club’s future in the Premier League, but once Blackpool got relegated back to the Championship, it was only a matter of time before Charlie Adam moved to a big club.
As expected, Liverpool returned with a much bigger £ 10 million offer at the start of the 2010-11 season, which was something that Blackpool could not refuse given their financial situation. Finally, Charlie Adam completed the move that was proposed almost 6 months ago.
Charlie Adam made his debut for the Scottish national team in the friendly match against Austria in 2007. Since then, he has been involved sporadically with the Scottish national team and has so far made 11 appearances for them. Charlie Adam has won the Scottish First Division title once and was included in the Championship PFA Team of the Year in 2009–10.