Callum Wilson (English footballer)

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Callum Wilson
Personal information
Full name Callum Eddie Graham Wilson[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Bournemouth
Number 13
Youth career
000?–2009 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Coventry City 55 (23)
2011 Tamworth (loan) 3 (1)
2014– Bournemouth 21 (11)
National team
2014 England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:27, 21 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2014

Callum Eddie Graham Wilson (born 27 February 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays for Bournemouth as a striker.

Career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Born in Coventry, West Midlands,[1] Wilson made his professional debut as a substitute on 12 August 2009 in a 1–0 League Cup defeat to Hartlepool United.[2] He signed a professional deal, which saw him stay at the club for a further season, on 16 March 2010. Wilson became the first Coventry City youth teamer to win the national award for apprentice of the month in March 2010.[citation needed]

Wilson made his league debut when he came on as a substitute against Queens Park Rangers in December 2010.

Wilson made his first appearance of the 2012/2013 season in a 1–0 loss against Carlisle United coming on as a sub for Carl Baker

The start of the 2013/2014 season saw Wilson establish himself as a solid fixture in the starting line-up. Forming a good understanding with strike partner Leon Clarke, after just 11 league games Wilson had notched up 10 goals, topping the League One scoring charts. He finished the season as League One's third-top scorer with 22 goals and also earned himself a place in the League One PFA Team Of The Year, All the more impressive as he had suffered injury for two months with a dislocated shoulder in early 2014. Wilson won League One Player of the month award for March, He also won his clubs Top Goalscorer award, Player's Player award voted for by his team mates and the Player of the season award voted for by Coventry City fans themselves.

Tamworth[edit]

On 29 December 2011, he was loaned to Conference side Tamworth on a one-month loan.[3] He made his debut for the club in a 2–2 draw with Alfreton Town, where he played the full game.[4] He scored in just his second game for the club with a curling shot in a 2–1 defeat against Wrexham on 14 January. Wilson suffered a fractured foot after a fine display in just his third game for the lambs which saw his short loan spell end.[5]

A.F.C. Bournemouth[edit]

On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for A.F.C. Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £3 million, after spending five years at Coventry.[6] Wilson scored twice on his debut for the club, in a 4–0 win against Huddersfield Town.[7]

International career[edit]

On 6 November 2014 Wilson was called up to the England U21 squad for the first time for matches against Portugal and France.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 October 2014.[9]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 League One 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 1
2013–14 League One 37 21 2 1 1 0 1 0 41 22
Kettering Town (loan) 2010–11 Conference 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Tamworth (loan) 2011–12 Conference 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Coventry City Total 49 22 2 1 2 0 2 0 55 23
AFC Bournemouth 2014–15 Championship 14 9 0 0 3 2 0 0 17 11
Career totals 83 33 2 1 5 2 2 0 92 36

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 440. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Coventry 0–1 Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 12 August 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tamworth sign Callum Wilson on loan from Coventry City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tamworth 2 – 2 Alfreton Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tamworth 1 – 2 Wrexham". BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Carpenter, Steve (7 July 2014). "Callum Wilson thanks Sky Blues after signing for Bournemouth". Coventry Observer. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Huddersfield Town 0–4 AFC Bournemouth" BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.thefa.com/news/england/under-21/2014/nov/squad-named-for-portugal-france-061114
  9. ^ Callum Wilson career stats at Soccerbase
  10. ^ "Bournemouth's Howe and Wilson secure October awards". skysports.com. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 

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