Caleb Patterson-Sewell

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Caleb Patterson-Sewell
Caleb Patterson-Sewell NYRB.jpg
Personal information
Full name Caleb Patterson-Sewell
Date of birth (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Gil Vicente
Number 28
Youth career
Toowoomba Raiders
2004 Anderlecht
2004–2005 Sheffield Wednesday
2005 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Toowoomba Raiders
2006 Mt. Gravatt
2007 Cleveland City Stars 8 (0)
2008 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2009 Carolina RailHawks 16 (0)
2009 New York Red Bulls (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Miami FC 25 (0)
2011–2012 Atlético CP 29
2012–2013 Vitória Setúbal 3 (0)
2013– Gil Vicente 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 11, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Caleb Patterson-Sewell (born May 20, 1987) is an American born Australian professional footballer currently playing as a goalkeeper for Gil Vicente in the Primeira Liga.

Early life and career[edit]

Patterson-Sewell moved with his parents to Australia when he was two years old and grew up in Gatton, Queensland, and began his youth career in Australia with the Toowoomba Raiders junior soccer system. While at the club he was regarded as one of the nation's most promising junior talents.[1] He attended the Queensland Academy of Sport, and played junior football for a variety of youth clubs (Gatton SC, South Toowoomba Raiders, West Wanderers), but it was his play with the Toowoomba Raiders that helped him draw the interest of numerous European clubs.[1] In 2004 Patterson-Sewell joined Anderlecht's reserve side. In late 2004 he was signed by Sheffield Wednesday's youth academy.[2] Patterson-Sewell's spectacular play in goal at Sheffield Wednesday did not go unnoticed by bigger clubs. He was offered a chance to join Liverpool's Under 19 side and spurned Wednesday's contract offers.[3] He appeared in 4 matches for the Liverpool Under 19 side in 2005.

Club career[edit]

In 2005–06, Patterson-Sewell returned to Australia once his work permit ran out to sign a temporary contract with Toowoomba Raiders and Mt. Gravatt in the Brisbane Premier League. He was expected to return to Belgium and play for a Liverpool feeder club.[3]

Cleveland City[edit]

In 2007, Patterson-Sewell signed with American USL Second Division side Cleveland City Stars instead of returning to Europe in hopes of impressing Major League Soccer clubs.[3] While with Cleveland City, Patterson-Sewell helped the club to its first ever qualification to the US Open Cup in 2007. In eight appearances he had a goals against average of 1.00, including three shut-outs.

New York Red Bulls[edit]

In early 2008, Patterson-Sewell went on trial with Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls. His play in goal impressed New York Red Bulls and he was signed by the club in the 2008 MLS season. Paterson-Sewell made no appearances for Red Bulls and declined a contract offer to remain with club before the start of the 2009 MLS season.[4]

Carolina RailHawks[edit]

In February 2009, Patterson-Sewell was signed by Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division for the USL 1 2009 season.[5][6] At the end of the 2009–2010 season New York Red Bulls was granted permission by MLS to sign Patterson-Sewell again on loan due to an "extreme hardship" case.[7]

Miami FC[edit]

Patterson-Sewell spent the 2010 USSF Pro League with Miami FC starting 25 games for the club. In April 2011, Patterson-Sewell signed again with Carolina RailHawks, now playing in the North American Soccer League.[8]

Atlético Clube[edit]

Patterson-Sewell remained at Carolina RailHawks for only a few months as he was transferred to Portugal in the 2011–2012 season transfer window to newly promoted Liga de Honra club Atlético Clube de Portugal for the 2011–2012 Liga de Honra season.[9] Upon his arrival in Portugal he quickly established himself as Atlético's starting goalkeeper and was nominated for 2012 Goalkeeper of the Year award at the 2012 LPFP Awards.[10]

Vitória Setúbal[edit]

On July 1, 2012, Patterson-Sewell signed with Vitória Setúbal in the Primeira Liga.[1]

International career[edit]

Australia national team[edit]

Patterson-Sewell is an American Australian and is eligible to represent the Australia national association football team,[1] and Patterson-Sewell told FourFourTwo (Australia) publication of FourFourTwo that he has expressed his desire to receive a call-up to the Australia national team by Australia national team coach Holger Osieck and to represent his country Australia at 2014 World Cup.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

(As of match played March 11, 2013)[11]

Club Season League Cup1 International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Australia Toowoomba Raiders 2005–2006
Australia Mt. Gravatt 2006–2007
United States Cleveland City 2007–2008 8 8
United States New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls (loan)

2008–2009 0 0
2009–2010 0 0
United States Carolina RailHawks

Carolina RailHawks

2009–2010 16 16
2010–2011 0 0
United States Miami FC 2010–2011 25 3 28
Portugal Atlético Clube 2011–2012 29 0 29
Portugal Vitória Setúbal 2012–2013 3 1 4
Total 81 4 95

1 – includes Taça da Liga; Taça de Portugal; Supertaça; MLS Cup, U.S. Open Cup, and Canadian Championship statistics.

2 – includes UEFA Champions League; Super Cup; Europa League; CFU Club Championship; CONCACAF Champions League, and North American SuperLiga statistics.

Honors[edit]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Kathy Stone (October 25, 2012). "Caleb Targets Roo Gloves". au.fourfourtwo.com. FourFourTwo. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Patterson to sign with Sheffield". finda.com.au. December 22, 2004. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Young, Richie. "Stars and stripes in his eyes". Four Four Two. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ "On Patterson-Sewell". Red Bulls Reader. February 19, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ RailHawks add trio to roster
  6. ^ "RailHawks add three more players with MLS experience to lineup". oursportscentral.com. April 1, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  7. ^ RailHawks’ Caleb Patterson-Sewell signed for single game with Red Bull New York
  8. ^ Patterson-Sewell joins Railhawks
  9. ^ Patterson-Sewell signs with Atlético Clube de Portugal
  10. ^ Caleb shines at the Tapadinha (Portuguese)
  11. ^ "Australia – C. Patterson-Sewell". soccerway.com. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 

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