Lewis Chalmers

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Lewis Chalmers
Personal information
Full name Lewis John Chalmers
Date of birth (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Droylsden
Youth career
Manchester City
Accrington Stanley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Altrincham 73 (6)
2007–2010 Aldershot Town 88 (4)
2009 Crawley Town (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Oxford United (loan) 8 (0)
2010–2012 Macclesfield Town 53 (5)
2012 Radcliffe Borough
2012–2013 FC United of Manchester
2013– Droylsden
National team
2006–2008 England C 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:54, 11 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Lewis John Chalmers (born 4 February 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Conference North side Droylsden.

Having started his career with Altrincham he moved on to Aldershot Town where he made several loan appearances for Crawley Town and Oxford United before joining Macclesfield Town on a free transfer in 2009. He has since played for Radcliffe Borough and FC United of Manchester.

Career[edit]

Altrincham[edit]

Chalmers played youth team football at Manchester City and Accrington Stanley before joining Altrincham during the 2002–03 season. He played regularly in Altrincham's reserves and signed a full contract in November 2004 before making his debut in March 2005.

Aldershot Town[edit]

In June 2007, Chalmers joined Aldershot Town.[1][2] He was an important part of the squad that won the Conference National title and the Conference League Cup. He was also one of five Aldershot Town players that were named in the Conference Select XI Team of the Year.[3]

In the summer of 2008, Chalmers signed a new two-year deal to remain at Aldershot Town.[4] He made his Football League debut by coming on as a substitute in the opening League Two game of 2008–09 season at Accrington Stanley. In January 2009, Chalmers was loaned out for one-month to Crawley Town.[5] The loan was later extended for a second month. Chalmers was then recalled early from his loan spell at the Broadfield Stadium, due to an injury crisis back at Aldershot Town.[6] Chalmers scored his first-ever Football League goal against Barnet in April 2009.

Chalmers moved on loan to Conference championship chasing Oxford United on 5 March 2010 for the rest of the season,[7] joining fellow Shots player John Grant who made the same move a week earlier. He made his debut a day later coming on for Chris Hargreaves in the 2–1 home defeat to Hayes & Yeading.

Macclesfield Town[edit]

Chalmers was released by Aldershot at the end of the 2009–10 season and subsequently signed for Macclesfield Town in June 2010, initially on a one year contract.[8] He left Macclesfield at the end of the 2011–12 season after making 53 league appearances, scoring 5 goals.

In July 2012 he joined Conference National side Grimsby Town on trial,[9] and played in the clubs 12–3 victory over Grimsby Borough on 11 July 2012, however two days later it was announced that he would not be offered a contract.[10]

Move into Non-league[edit]

In October 2012 he joined Radcliffe Borough.[11] He then moved to FC United of Manchester in mid November.[12] In January 2013 he moved to Droylsden.

International career[edit]

Chalmers won his first England National Game XI cap against Holland in November 2006.[13] He was also involved in the winning of the 2005–07 European Challenge Trophy and the Four Nations Tournament in 2007. He was also part of the England C squad that won the Four Nations Tournament in May 2008.[14]

Honours[edit]

Aldershot Town
England C
  • Four Nations Tournament: 2008[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shots capture Chalmers and Elvins". BBC Sport. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Waddock makes Chalmers his first recruit". NonLeagueDaily.com. 27 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Shots Receive Awards at Conference Weekend". Aldershot Town Official Website. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Shots Sign Up Three". Aldershot Town Official Website. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Chalmers happy with Crawley move". BBC Sport. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Midfield Shuffle". Aldershot Town Official Website. 25 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Lewis Chalmers loan". Aldershot Town Official Website. 5 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Silkmen sign Chalmers". Macclesfield Town official website. 29 June 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Grimsby-Town-trialists-Derek-Niven-Lewis-Chalmers/story-16510359-detail/story.html
  10. ^ http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Grimsby-Town-deal-trialist-Lewis-Chalmers/story-16531045-detail/story.html
  11. ^ "Three for Radcliffe". NonLeagueDaily.com. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Player update". FC United of Manchester. 19 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Fairclough names National squad". BBC Sport. 10 November 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2006. 
  14. ^ "Lions win Tournament". TheFA.com. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  15. ^ "Lions win Tournament". TheFA.com. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 

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