Charles Graham "Charlie" Adam is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Stoke Cityand the Scotland national team. is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Stoke Cityand the Scotland national team. Following this he signed forAlex McLeish's Rangers in December 2000, and became a product of their youth system. He has spent a a long time away from the club on loans. While on loan to St. Mirren during season 2005–06, Adam was part of the team that won both the Scottish Challenge Cup and First Division, playing in over thirty matches. Adam was also part of the Rangers team that reached the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. During the season 2008–09, Adam was loaned out to English Championship side Blackpool. The loan was made permanent at the start of the 2009–10 season, and Adam became an integral part of the Blackpool side, captaining the team to a play off victory over Cardiff City which resulted in their promotion to the Premier League. During his first season with the club, his performances were recognized with a nomination for the PFA Players' Player of the Year in April 2011. In July, he transferred to Liverpool and after just one season, Adam joined Stoke City in August 2012 for a fee of £4 million.