Former Scotland, Rangers and Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has officially confirmed his retirement news from playing football. Adam had been a part of over 80 appearances for Rangers before heading south to Blackpool. He also headed the Seasiders to promotion to the Premier League before making a move to Liverpool in 2011.
"I feel now is the time to announce my retirement as a player. I've been lucky enough to play for some of the biggest clubs in the world, from Champions League nights at Ibrox for Rangers, winning promotion into the Premier League as Blackpool captain, pulling on the famous Liverpool shirt and scoring in front of the Kop, eight incredible seasons at Stoke City to guiding my boyhood club to promotion and playing 25 times for Scotland - it's not been a bad ride," Adam remarked in an emotional address to the fandom.