Name: Charlie Adam
Date of Birth: 10th December 1985
Place of Birth: Dundee, Scotland
Signed: 29th August 2005 – Loan from Rangers
Departed: 31st May 2006 – Returned to Parent Club
Debut: 31st August 2005 v Queen of the South (3-2)
Final Match: 29th April 2006 v St Johnstone (0-1)
Honours (2 + 1 cap): 2005 Challenge Cup, 2005/06 First Division (2nd Tier), 1 Scotland Under 21 Cap
Charlie Adam joined Saints on loan from Rangers at the end of August 2005, around the same time John Sutton and Billy Mehmet signed for the club as Gus MacPherson strengthened his squad in preparation for the expected push for the First Division title and promotion back to the SPL.
Although Adam had issues with his fitness and weight during the season, his brilliant left foot was invaluable for the side throughout the season, in particular during the run in where his winning goals secured 6 points in successive weeks against Queen of the South and Clyde, to nudge Saints into a position where they simply would not be caught.
It wasn’t just the league however where Adam made an impact. In the Scottish Cup, Saints took apart Motherwell at Love Street winning 3-0 in the 3rd Round, and although the extraordinary performance of winger Mark Corcoran is the most prominent memory of that day, it was Adam who scored a double to hammer home Saints dominance.
Adam’s time at Saints was brief, but he left the club with 2 winners medals having also played in the 2005 Challenge Cup win against Hamilton to add to his First Division title medal. The midfielder returned to Rangers and broke into the first team, before playing the majority of his career in England with Blackpool, Liverpool and Stoke, as well as gaining 26 caps for Scotland.