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Ex-Liverpool, Rangers midfielder Adam announces retirement

Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam has announced his retirement.

The 36-year-old played 26 times for his country, and had spells at Rangers, Liverpool, Stoke City and Dundee, as well as four other sides, and looks to make the transition into coaching, something he is 'incredibly passionate' about.

Adam had spent over two months without a club after leaving Dundee for the second time in July, having helped them win promotion back to the Scottish Premiership in 2021.

He announced on social media today: "I feel now is the right 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 26 times for Scotland - It's not been a bad ride.

"A huge thank you goes to Glasgow Rangers, Ross County, St Mirren, Blackpool, Liverpool, Stoke City, Reading and Dundee's supporters - hopefully I've gave you all some memorable moments along the way.

"For now it's time for me to move into coaching, something I feel incredibly passionate about and have been enjoying for the last few months.

"I'd like to thank my parents, my sister and brothers, my wife Sophie, children Jack, Anabella and Louis and all my family and friends for their support over the last 20 years - couldn't have done any of it without you.

"It's been a pleasure."

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