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Adam Strachan, Scottish footballer, dead at 35

Adam Strachan, a Scottish football player who spent time with various clubs, died over the weekend, his former team Patrick Thistle announced. He was 35 years old. The cause of death has not been revealed, but it comes four years after he was forced to retire from football due to a brutal injury.

“Everyone at Partick Thistle Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player, Adam Strachan, at the age of 35,” the club said. “A product of the Partick Thistle youth system, all at Firhill had high hopes for the teenage Strachan, the likeable young winger with great pace and a bag of tricks who haunted many full-backs.”

Strachan was with Patrick Thistle from 2004 to 2007 before playing for a host of teams in the professional and youth ranks in Scotland. He last played in 2018-19 for BSC Glasgow and suffered a horrific career-ending ankle injury.

“He was a real talent. Man of the match on his Premiership debut, Adam was able to run with the ball under control faster than the other players could run without him,” said Patrick Thistle chief executive Gerry Britton . . “It’s of course sad and frustrating that he couldn’t realize his full footballing potential, but other stories are for another time. Rest in peace Adam, you were one of a kind.”

Various people took to social media to pay tribute to Strachan. “I can’t believe the news I hear about Adam Strachan,” Sean Winter wrote on Twitter“Absolutely disgusted by this. The guy was seriously misunderstood and one of the best players I’ve ever played with. Life is shitty sometimes.”

“Very sad news that Adam Strachan passed away earlier at the far too young age of 35,” a fan wrote. “A hugely talented player for Bankies after reaching Junior West Premier. RIP Adam. In honor of Strachan, Patrick Thistle made an announcement for Wednesday’s game.

“Partick Thistle FC can confirm that the men’s first team will wear black armbands for Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup group match at Kilmarnock in memory of former player Adam Strachan,” the club said. “In addition, we will be holding a minute’s applause before kick-off on Saturday, when Motherwell travel to Firhill for a pre-season friendly, to give Thistle supporters the opportunity to pay their respects to Adam after his tragic death this weekend.”