Callum Reilly (footballer)

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Callum Reilly
Callum Reilly BCFC 2013.jpg
With Birmingham City in 2013 pre-season
Personal information
Full name Callum Anthony Reilly[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2012 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Birmingham City 44 (2)
National team
2013– Republic of Ireland U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:44, 21 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:47, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Callum Anthony Reilly (born 3 October 1993) is a footballer who plays for Birmingham City and the Republic of Ireland under-21 team. A midfielder who has also played at full back, he made his first-team debut in January 2012 in the fourth-round FA Cup-tie against Sheffield United.

Club career[edit]

Reilly was born in Warrington, Cheshire, and raised in Solihull, West Midlands,[2] where he attended St Peter's Catholic School.[3] He joined Birmingham City's youth system at the age of seven,[2] and began a two-year scholarship in July 2010.[1]

He was given a first-team squad number in January 2012,[4] and his first competitive involvement came when he was named among the substitutes for the third-round FA Cup-tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers, remaining unused.[5] Reilly made his first-team debut on 28 January, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Jordon Mutch in the fourth-round FA Cup-tie against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, with Birmingham already 4–0 ahead.[6]

He signed his first professional contract, of one year, before the 2012–13 season,[7][2] and was given a squad number before the visit to Millwall in October.[8]

With Hayden Mullins suspended and Jonathan Spector injured for the visit of Crystal Palace on 15 December,[9] Reilly made his first start, and first appearance in the Football League, alongside Papa Bouba Diop in central midfield. He played the full 90 minutes as Birmingham came back from 2–0 down to draw.[10] On his sixth Championship start, a 1–1 draw away to Huddersfield Town, Reilly "swept in" a knock-back from Chris Burke's cross in first-half stoppage time to score his first senior goal. He was substituted at half-time due to illness.[11][12] In April, the club took up their option to extend Reilly's contract for another year.[13] He ended the season with 18 league appearances, and signed a new two-year contract ahead of the 2013–14 campaign.[14]

Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Reilly scored with a deflected shot in a 4–0 friendly victory against Shamrock Rovers.[15]

International career[edit]

Reilly received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 team for a friendly match against the Netherlands on 6 February 2013.[16] He was selected in the starting eleven, and played 64 minutes before being substituted, as Ireland won 3–0.[17] On his second appearance, he played the first half of a 2–1 home defeat to Portugal in March.[18] He had a chance of scoring on his first competitive appearance for the under-21s, in a European under-21 championship qualifier away to the Faroe Islands, but his shot was well saved; Ireland won 4–1.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 September 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2011–12[20] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[12] Championship 18 1 1 0 0 0 19 1
2013–14[21] Championship 25 0 0 0 3 0 28 0
2014–15[22] Championship 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career total 44 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 49 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players Registered as Scholars in Accordance with Rule C.3 Between 01/07/2010 and 31/07/2010". The Football Association. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Player Profile: Callum Reilly". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Tattum, Colin (9 February 2012). "Birmingham City: Colin Tattum speaks to the latest bright hopes for the future at St Andrew's". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tattum, Colin (7 January 2012). "Birmingham City transfer update: Chris Wood move hits stalemate". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Sheringham, Sam (7 January 2012). "Birmingham 0–0 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sheffield Utd 0–4 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Murphy's deal extended". Birmingham City F.C. 16 May 2012. Archived from the original on 27 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Tattum, Colin (23 October 2012). "Birmingham City boss Lee Clark says players must have self-belief for trip to Millwall". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Evans, Gregg (14 December 2012). "Birmingham City v Crystal Palace: Team news". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Birmingham 2–2 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Whalley, Mike (13 January 2013). "Huddersfield 1 Birmingham 1: Last-gasp Ham ends Lee's life of Reilly". Daily Star. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Callum Reilly in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Walker, Andy (25 April 2013). "Youngsters offered new deals". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  14. ^ Walker, Andy (12 June 2013). "Callum commits". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Walker, Andy (8 July 2013). "The Report: Shamrock Rovers 0 Blues 4". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "First call-up for Reilly". Birmingham City F.C. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  17. ^ Smith, Alan (6 February 2013). "Ireland U21 3–0 Netherlands U21". extratime.ie. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Crawley, Darren (25 March 2013). "Republic of Ireland U21 1–2 Portugal U21". extratime.ie. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Ireland U21s begin UEFA Championships campaign with win in Toftir". Football Association of Ireland. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Callum Reilly in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Callum Reilly in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Callum Reilly in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

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