Calum Chambers

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Not to be confused with the Australian rules footballer, Callum Chambers.
Calum Chambers
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Chambers after winning the 2014 FA Community Shield with Arsenal
Personal information
Full name Calum Chambers[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Petersfield, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 21
Youth career
2002–2012 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Southampton 22 (0)
2014– Arsenal 7 (0)
National team
2012 England U17 6 (3)
2012–2014 England U19 18 (2)
2014– England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:00, 5 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2014

Calum Chambers (born 20 January 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays for Arsenal as a right back and central defender.

Originally a member of Southampton's academy system, Chambers was promoted to the first team at the beginning of the 2012–13 campaign. After two seasons with the club, he moved to fellow Premier League side Arsenal.[2]

Club career[edit]

Southampton[edit]

Born in Petersfield, Hampshire,[1] Chambers joined Southampton at the age of seven.[3] He went through the ranks at the club and at the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Chambers was revealed as one of four youth players to be promoted to the first-team.[4] During the pre-season period he made a number of appearances for the team, playing in the Memorial Cup against Anderlecht,[5] coming on as a second-half substitute in the matches against Evian Thonon Gaillard and Étoile Carouge,[6][7] and making late appearances against Ajax and Wolverhampton Wanderers.[8][9]

Chambers made his full debut for Southampton on 28 August 2012 in a 4–1 win over Stevenage in the second round of the League Cup,[10] coming on as an 84th-minute substitute for Dean Hammond and providing the assist for the final goal of the match by Ben Reeves.[11]

On 31 July 2013, Chambers signed a new four-year contract with Southampton.[12]

He made his first-team league debut on 17 August 2013, when he played the full 90 minutes at right-back of the opening game of the 2013–14 season in a 1–0 win against West Bromwich Albion.[13] He made a total of 25 appearances for Southampton in all competitions, of which 22 were in the league, before leaving in the summer of 2014.[14][15]

Arsenal[edit]

On 28 July 2014, it was announced that he had signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, rising to a potential £16 million with performance-related add-ons.[16][17]

Chambers made his first appearance for Arsenal on 2 August 2014, starting in central defence in a 5–1 win against S.L. Benfica in the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament.[18] On 10 August, Chambers made his competitive debut for Arsenal, playing the full 90 minutes of the 2014 FA Community Shield against Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. Playing at centre back instead of his usual right back position to cover for Per Mertesacker, he gained widespread praise for his commanding and mature performances at centre back against the Premier League champions, with the BBC stating that "his mature performance defied his youthful years".[19] On 16 August 2014, Chambers played his first Premier League game for Arsenal in a 2–1 win against Crystal Palace.[20] Chambers played the first European fixture of his career three days later, a goalless draw in the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League play-off away to Beşiktaş.[21]

International career[edit]

Chambers made his debut for the England under-17 team on 2 February against Portugal.[22] In March he played in all three of the side's matches in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship elite round, scoring their only goal of the tournament in a 1–0 win over Ukraine.[23]

On 26 September 2012, Chambers made the step up to the England under-19 team, playing the full 90 minutes in the side's 3–0 win over the Estonia under-19 team in the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualifying round.[24] On 28 September Chambers came on as a second-half substitute in the England under-19 team's match against the Faroe Islands, which England won 6–0, scoring the final goal of the match in the 84th minute.[25] He scored his second under-19 international goal in a 1–0 victory against Turkey on 21 March 2013.[26]

On 28 August 2014, he was named in the senior England squad for the first time, ahead of a friendly against Norway and a Euro 2016 qualification match against Switzerland in September.[27] He made his debut against Norway on 3 September, coming on for the last 9 minutes in place of John Stones as England won 1–0 at Wembley.[28] Initially chosen for the under-21 team, Chambers moved into the senior squad ahead of European qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia in October 2014 due to an injury to Stones.[29] He was given his first start on his second cap, against San Marino on 9 October at Wembley, playing at right-back ahead of his former Southampton teammate Nathaniel Clyne.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 5 October 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2012–13[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2013–14[15] Premier League 22 0 0 0 2 0 24 0
Total 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Arsenal 2014–15[31] Premier League 7 0 0 0 1 0 3[a] 0 1[b] 0 12 0
Career total 29 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 37 0
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Community Shield

International[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2014[32]
England
Year Apps Goals
2014 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ "Calum Chambers joins Arsenal". Sky Sports. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ James Phillips (14 July 2014). "Who is Arsenal target Calum Chambers?". Metro (London). Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Numbers Up For Saints". Southampton F.C. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Memorial Cup − Report". Southampton F.C. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Évian TG 0–1 Saints − Report". Southampton F.C. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Etoile Carouge 1–4 Saints − Report". Southampton F.C. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Saints 0–1 Ajax − Report". Southampton F.C. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Saints 2–0 Wolves − Report". Southampton F.C. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Calum Chambers". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Stevenage 1–4 Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Chambers commits to Saints". Southampton FC. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "West Brom 0 – 1 Southampton". BBCSport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Calum Chambers in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Calum Chambers in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Calum Chambers signs for Arsenal". arsenal.com. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Arsenal sign Calum Chambers from Southampton in deal rising to £16m". The Guardian. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo hits four in friendly rout of Benfica". The Guardian. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Arsenal 3–0 Manchester City". BBC Sport. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Arsenal 2–1 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  21. ^ Bevan, Chris (19 August 2014). "Besiktas 0–0 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Calum Chambers". Players. The Football Association. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  23. ^ "Calum Chambers". Under-17. UEFA. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "England-Estonia". Under-19 2013. UEFA. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Faroe Islands-England". Under-19 2013. UEFA. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  26. ^ Veevers, Nichols (21 March 2013). "Chambers Clinches Win as England U19s Head Off to Elite Round on Back of 1–0 Win Over Turkey". The Football Association. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  27. ^ "Roy calls up four new faces for Norway and Switzerland". The FA. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  28. ^ McNulty, Phil (3 September 2014). "England 1-0 Norway". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "England: John Stones replaced by Calum Chambers in squad". BBC Sport. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "England 5-0 San Marino". BBC Sport. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Calum Chambers in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "Calum Chambers". European Football. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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