Following his red-hot performances in the EPL, Che Adams has had his name in the list of players to represent Scotland in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers during the March international break. The In-form Southampton striker has wrecked havoc in the premier league this season amassing 7 goals. The goals scored this season represent his best turnover for Southampton since joining from Birmingham City at the beginning of the 2019/20 season. Scotland coach Scott Clarke, has named Che alongside Jack Hendry as the notable inclusions from the squad that qualified for the EURO through playoffs.

Who is Che Adams?

Ché Zach Everton Fred Adams is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Southampton and the Scotland national team. He began his senior career in non-league football with Oadby Town and Ilkeston before moving into the Football League with Sheffield United in late 2014. He made 47 League one appearances before signing for Championship club Birmingham City in August 2016. After three seasons with Birmingham, he moved to Southampton in 2019.

Southampton Striker Che Adams, He has been called up for the Scotland Football National Team.

Adams represented the England U-20 team in 2015. In March 2021 Adams was called up by Scotland manager Steve Clarke for the first team squad, confirming his commitment to the national side.

Early Life and Age

Adams was born in Leicester on 13th July 1996. He played football as a youngster for Highfield Rangers, then joined Coventry City’s youth academy as a seven-year-old, and was released at fourteen. Adams then played youth football for Leicester club St Andrews, before joining Oadby Town in 2012. Initially playing for their youth team, Adams soon moved into the first team; over the 2012–13 season, the sixteen-year-old made 33 appearances for Oadby in the United Counties League, of which 27 were in the starting eleven, and scored five goals.

Adams took up a scholarship with Ilkeston’s academy, and helped their team win their section of the Football Conference Youth Alliance and reach the second round proper of the 2013-14 FA Youth Cup. He was also playing first-team football in the Northern Premier League. Making his debut on 13 October as a very late substitute in a 3–2 win away , Adams made his first league start in November, was sent off for elbowing an opponent on Boxing Day, scored his first senior goal for the club to complete a 3–1 win away to Ashton United on 5 April – he “picked up a loose ball and made a fine run through midfield and provided a left foot finish despite [the goalkeeper’s] best effort to make the block”– and finished his season with the Derbyshire Senior Cup final, in which he was fouled for the penalty that made sure of Ilkeston’s victory.

After Adams began 2014–15 in spectacular fashion – introduced after 64 minutes of the second match of the season, “his pace, power and energy scared the life out of Stourbridge for the remainder of the game” as he provided two assists and was fouled for a penalty, before scoring twice in the next match, against Trafford – Ilkeston signed him to a one-year contract. By the end of October, when 45 scouts were reported to be watching him score his ninth goal of the season to add to eleven assists, Ilkeston’s chairman was resigned to his departure.

Professional Career.

Club Career.

On 14 November 2014, Sheffield United of League One, beat off competition from clubs in higher divisions to sign Adams on a two-year deal. The fee was officially undisclosed, but the Sheffield Star reported it as a six-figure deal, and the Ilkeston club confirmed “a substantial up-front payment in non-league terms – plus a percentage of any sell-on fee.”

Signed by Sheffield United from Ilkeston. Che Adams being presented at Bramall Lane.

Adams made his professional senior debut on 16 December in a 1–0 home victory over Southampton, replacing Jamal Campbell-Ryce at half time as United made it to the semi-finals of the League Cup. Four days later he made both his first career start and his first Football League appearance, in a 1–1 draw with Walsall at Bramall Lane.

Amid considerable transfer speculation, Adams played in Sheffield United’s opening fixture of the 2016–17 season, but a bid was accepted from Birmingham City shortly afterwards, and he signed a three-year contract with the club on 8 August 2016. The fee was undisclosed, although the Sheffield Star reported it to be around £2 million, and that United had turned down deals valued at £1.2M and £1.7M. Publicity surrounding the deal caused problems for the Ilkeston club: creditors believing that Ilkeston would benefit by an estimated £300,000 called in their debts, and when no payment was immediately forthcoming, the Northern Premier League suspended the club until the debts were settled, causing the postponement of their first four league fixtures.

Adams made his Birmingham debut on 16 August, as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 draw away to Wigan Athletic. He started the next match, at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers four days later, and opened the scoring with a low angled shot across the goalkeeper; he played 61 minutes, by which time manager Gary Rowett thought he “looked like he had run out of steam”, as Birmingham went on to lose 3–1.

Che Adams showing off his Player of the Month award. He was in Red hot form at Birmingham City. This impressive stats led to his signing at Southampton.

Che continued playing for Birmingham City regularly until On 1 July 2019, when Adams joined Southampton for a fee reported to be £15 million, signing a five-year contract. Adams made his Premier League debut on 10 August for Southampton in a 3–0 defeat against Burnley.

International career.

Adams, whose father is from Antigua, was invited to join the Antigua and Barbuda squad for Caribbean Cup Qualifiers in October 2014, but decided against accepting the invitation. He was then called up to the England C Squad– the team that represents the country at under-20level – but he signed for Sheffield United before the 18 November fixture and thus became ineligible. Che was called up to the England U-20 squad  in early September 2015. Adams made his debut on 5 September in a 5–0 win at St George’s park, replacing Tyler Walker for the final 17 minutes, and started the second match, a 1–0 defeat.

In March 2021, Adams was reported to have committed his allegiance to Scotland with the hope of featuring in UEFA EURO 2020. He was called up to the Scotland side on 16 March 2021 for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands.


This youngster’s career is only just started. His net worth is currently estimated at 5 Million Euro (4.3 Million Pound)



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