Perryman playing for Eĵars Town in 2015.
|Full name||Adám Perryman|
|Year of birth||1990|
|Place of birth||Biulya, Craitland|
|Current club||Eĵars Town FC|
|2004–05||Abidelaären Kahthajtensen FC|
|2005–08||Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC|
|2008–12||Róndlinga Diamonds FC|
|2012–||Eĵars Town FC|
|* Appearances (Goals) |
Player has received at least one call-up for any emboldened national teams
Adám Perryman is a Craitish footballer who currently plays for and captains Eĵars Town FC. Able to play across the midfield, but primarily used in the centre, Perryman has been capped by the national team and is Craitland's youngest ever international player, having made his début aged 16.
Perryman began playing as a youth player with Abidelaären Kahthajtensen FC aged 13, and spent two seasons with the team's academy before joining Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC in the summer of 2005 following his 15th birthday. At the Aztecs, he was handed the team's number 11 jersey and, despite his age, was an immediate success in the team's midfield playing alongside Yaqin Senovichi; helping the club to a second CrFA League 1 title in his first season. In the following campaign, Perryman and Senovichi were joined by new Matbaic signing Vaja Neil in a new-look midfield, as the team finished second in the league, but won the King's Cup that year. A trophy-less season in 2008 saw Perryman's starting opportunities limited following the acquisition of Alexandria's Jean-Pierre d'Oliviera, and the midfielder agreed a Cr 6 million move to League 1 newcomers Róndlinga Diamonds FC that summer.
Taking the Diamonds' 17 shirt, Perryman was a regular in a team that struggled in the league having been promoted from CrFA League 2 the season before. Perryman spent four seasons in Róndlinga, during which the club finished bottom of the table on three occasions; 2009, 2010 and 2011. While in 2011, the team only finished bottom on goal difference behind Xäiville Teflons FC, the 2012 season saw them place seventh, one place above reigning champions Cherry Trees FC. At the end of the season, Perryman once again moved clubs for Cr 6 million, and again signed for a team joining the league for the first time; Eĵars Town FC.
Aged 22, Perryman became a consistent starter for Eĵars in his first season, again wearing 17, playing in a midfield also containing fellow Crait Ĵulian Ólsen and Nova English winger Theo Sinclair, as the team finished seventh. Perryman helped the team to fifth the following year, and also played in his first Cities' Cup final, losing 2–0 to Xäiville. The 2015 season, the club's most successful, saw Perryman play a major part in a record third-placed finish in the league, as well as playing in two cup finals; losing the King's Cup but beating Osĵätoņ Aztecs 3–1 in the Cities' Cup, where Perryman scored his first ever professional hat-trick against his former side. The team also reached the semi-finals of the WMFA Cup that season, but lost to the Aztecs 2–1 on aggregate.
Perryman continued performing well with Eĵars into 2016, where the club finished fourth in the league and his personal goal haul tallied five. A third successive Cities' Cup final appearance could only end with a surprise loss to second-tier Mainlae Town FC, while the club's first foray into the WMFA Champions' League saw a run to the quarter-finals ended by Shireroth's JHI-LK on penalties. Perryman played a large part in the 2017 season as Eĵars finished in their highest league position as runners-up behind Cherry Trees, and also helped them to the cup final, where they lost 2–1.
While the 2018 season was a slight dip for Eĵars, finishing fourth, Perryman was a key player for the club alongside Tamer Modrem in the middle of the park. Ahead of the 2019 campaign, after the retirement of Lydveldt Óstvaär, Perryman was named club captain and led the team to its most successful season. Having found somewhat of a scoring touch, his nine league goals contributed to Eĵars' first ever top-flight title, as they tallied a record 81 points. Perryman and the club's form saw them also reach the final of the Champions' League for the first time as they lost to 3–1 Sverige Tiem FC to finish as runners-up.
Perryman received his first national team call-up aged 16 in 2006, ahead of the inaugural FMF World Cup, following his impressive début season with Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC. He started every game in the tournament for the Craits, scoring the only goal in the 1–0 group stage win over Alexandria and also converting his penalty in the quarter-final shoot-out loss to Nova England.
Perryman remained a regular in the national side into the following year, playing in the team's qualifying fixtures and retaining his place in the squad for the 2007 FMF World Cup. While he was an important factor in Craitland's first ever World Cup victory, including starting in the final win versus Tokidoki, he was overlooked for the nation's EMU 2007 squad in favour of other up-and-coming young players.
Poor domestic form coupled with his move to Róndlinga Diamonds FC, where he garnered less competitive success, saw Perryman little involved with the national team in its most successful period between 2008 and 2012; failing to be included in any finals squads in that time. Having moved to Eĵars Town FC in 2012, Perryman's form earned him a recall to the international set-up by manager Zyxveldt Pellegrino, scoring against Nova England in a friendly draw on his return, but was unable to make the team for the 2013 EMU Championships.
Since 2014, Perryman has been an active part of the Craitish team, appearing regularly in both exhibition and competitive matches. He was chosen for the team's 2015 World Cup squad—his first tournament in eight years—but remained an unused substitute throughout as the team were knocked-out by Hamland in the quarter-finals on home soil. After a number of qualifying appearances in 2016, Perryman was included in the team for the 2016 Benacia Cup, where he played twice for the team as they finished in third place on their first appearance in the tournament. He also won a cap during Craitland's successful Treesian Memorial Cup run in 2017, in which he gained a first international winner's medal in almost ten years. After scoring twice in warm-up friendlies, Perryman was given a place in Craitland's 2017 FMF World Cup squad and played twice as the side reached the quarter-finals; his first World Cup finals appearances in a decade.
Perryman established himself as a starter during the 2018 Benacia Cup qualification rounds and maintained that role into the finals, where he featured in all of the team's matches as they won a first competitive title in seven years, with Perryman earning his first confederational winner's medal. Maintaining his regular international starting place into the 2019 qualifiers, Perryman scored three goals to help Craitland reach a record twelfth consecutive finals.
Perryman was born in Biulya to a Craitish mother and a second-generation Victorian immigrant father. His father's family originate from the Buthnock region of the nation, though Perryman was never eligible to represent Victoria internationally.