Charlie Adam

Position: Centre Midfield
Joined: 31st August 2012
Fee: £4 million
Total Stoke City Appearances: 99 [as at 08/08/15]
Goals: 18 [as at 08/08/15]
Career Path: Dundee, Rangers, Ross County (loan), St. Mirren (loan), Blackpool (loan), Blackpool, Liverpool, Stoke City

Charlie Adam signed a four-year contract on August 31 2012 after joining the club on a fee believed to be around £4 million.

He made his debut against Wigan Athletic and scored his first goal against QPR that November.

The Scotsman had a difficult time after the passing of his father, which lead him to be in and out of the team.

He scored the winner against Norwich towards the end of that season, which he dedicated to his father. However the season ended on a sour note when getting sent-off against Tottenham.

It was Adam that scored Stoke’s first goal of the 2013-14 season when they came from a goal behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1.

The 29-year old scored the winner against Manchester United, probably his best goal for the club on February 1 2014. After that he didn’t have much of an impact and was given a retrospective ban from the FA for a stamp on Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.

Since returning from that ban Adam has only tended to feature from the bench, he did so against West Brom when he scored in the Potters 2-0 at the Hawthorns.

In true Adam fashion, he was the key player for Stoke in the tail-end of the season and his goals were very much the difference at times. On June 20th 2015, Adam signed a new deal with the Potters until 2017.