By Liam Thomas

21st Sep, 2022 | 6:40pm

Charlie Adams retires from football and shares emotional footage of his Rangers signing day

Former Rangers and Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adams has announced his retirement from football, releasing an emotional post on Instagram.

Adam made 50 appearances for the Ibrox men before making the switch to Blackpool, becoming renowned for his precise free-kicks and tough-guy mentality.

Adam, who’s also a BBC Scotland pundit, admitted that he had been “lucky enough to play for some of the biggest clubs in the world”, in a career which saw him play for eight teams.

Speaking via his Instagram page, Adam wrote a long thank you letter to the supporters of the teams he has played for over the years, including Rangers.

“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.”

Viral vid and next step

Adams showed a heartwarming video alongside his retirement post of him featuring in BBC Scotland show “Blue Heaven” which aired in the 2000s.

He completed a three-year deal in the video and was made a promise by Dutch academy boss Jan Derks that he would recieve £1000 for every first team match played; lovely.

Adam highlighted in his post that he will be making the next step in his career by moving into coaching.

The Scotland international has had a storied career and will no doubt make a great coach and manager; he has all the attributes from his playing days to do so.

From Ibrox to the Kop, Adams had the pleasure of gracing some of world football’s most historic turfs.

With over 500 club appearances to his name and several sublime free-kicks Adams will be remembered fondly and we wish him the best of luck on his next chapter.