Liam Caddis

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Liam Caddis
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-09-20) 20 September 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
St. Johnstone
Number 16
Youth career
2009–2010 St. Johnstone
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– St. Johnstone 21 (1)
2011 Arbroath (loan) 20 (3)
2013 Cowdenbeath (loan) 3 (1)
2013–2014 Alloa Athletic (loan) 17 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Scotland U19 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:28, 23 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 May 2014

Liam Caddis (born 20 September 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for St. Johnstone, as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

After coming through the club's youth development system, Caddis turned professional and began playing for the club's reserve side.[1] After a season with the club, Manager Derek McInnes gave Caddis a chance in the first team and made his debut for St. Johnstone in the friendly match in a 1-0 win over against Lisburn Distillery.[2] On 28 August 2010, at aged just 16, Caddis made his debut for the club, in a 2-1 loss against Rangers.[3]

After making his debut, Caddis signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2012.[4] McInnes was impressed with Caddis's "composure and ability", though he remained an un-used substitute for the rest of the season.[5]

On 24 November 2011, Caddis joined Scottish Second Division side Arbroath on loan until 5 January 2012.[6] He played his first match for Arbroath just two days later against Airdrie United in a 3–3 away draw.[7] His loan at Arbroath was later extended until the end of the 2011–12 season.[8] In March 2012 proved an impact for Caddis when he scored twice, in a 2-2 draw against East Fife[9] and then made double assist in the next match, on 10 March 2012, as they beat Dumbarton 2-0, to extended their eleven unbeaten games.[10]

After a loan spell with Arbroath came to an end, Caddis signed a one year contract extension with St. Johnstone.[11] Caddis made his first appearance since returning from a loan spell with Arbroath, in the third round of the Scottish League Cup, where he made an assist for the fourth round, in a 4-1 win over Queen's Park.[12] After another loan spell, Caddis signed another one-year contract extension at the end of the 2012-13 season.[13] Shortly after signing a new deal, Caddis was awarded the Barbossa Street Saints Young Player of the Year.[14]

In 2013-14, Caddis made his European debut in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie when he provided an assist for Steven MacLean, in a 1-0 win over Belarus side Minsk.[15] Having been ups and down in the first team at the start of the season, Caddis came on as a substitute in the 68th minute for David Wotherspoon and scored his first goal for the club, in a 2-1 loss against Celtic on 21 September 2013.[16] After making eight appearance for the club this season, Caddis, again, signed a one-year contract extension.[17]

He joined Cowdenbeath on loan in January 2013.[18] Caddis scored his on his debut, in a 1-1 draw against Morton.[19] After making three appearance, Manager Steve Lomas initially agreed to let Caddis Cowdenbeath until the end of the season.[20] However, Caddis return to his parent club instead after it took too long for agreement on both parties.[21]

On 20 December 2013, Caddis signed a 28-day loan deal with Alloa Athletic[22] The following day, on 21 December 2013, Caddis made his debut for the club, in a 1-0 loss against Dundee.[23] After making four appearance so far, Caddis had his loan spell was extended until the end of the season on 17 January 2014.[24] Caddis scored his first goal for the club on 5 April 2014, as they beat Dumbarton 4-1.[25]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut for Scotland U19 in August 2010.[26][27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 November 2014[28]
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St. Johnstone 2010–11 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2013–14 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 1
2014–15 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 12 0
Total 21 1 2 0 4 0 3 0 30 1
Arbroath (loan) 2011–12 20 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 3
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2012–13 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Alloa Athletic (loan) 2013–14 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Career total 61 6 3 0 4 0 3 0 71 6

Personal life[edit]

His brothers Paul and Ryan are also footballers.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". St. Johnstone F.C. 
  2. ^ "Match report: Lisburn Distillery 0 St Johnstone 1". The Courier. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rangers 2 - 1 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "St Johnstone hand Liam Caddis a contract extension". BBC Sport. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes backs Liam Caddis". BBC Sport. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Loan Move For Caddis". perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk (St. Johnstone F.C.). 24 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Airdrie United 3–3 Arbroath". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "'Garts' Heads For The Exit As Caddis Loan Deal Is Extended". perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk (St. Johnstone F.C.). 6 January 2012. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Arbroath 2-2 East Fife". BBC Sport. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Arbroath 2-0 Dumbarton". BBC Sport. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "NEW ONE YEAR DEAL FOR LIAM CADDIS". St. Johnstone F.C. 14 May 2012. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "St. Johnstone 4 – 1 Queen's Park". BBC Sport. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "NEW DEALS FOR MIDGE AND CADDIS". St. Johnstone F.C. 2 May 2013. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "ALL SMILES AS ANNUAL AWARDS ARE DISHED OUT". St. Johnstone F.C. 4 May 2013. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "FC Minsk 0 St Johnstone 1: Perth men's Europa League heroics continue in Belarus". Daily Record. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Celtic 2-1 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "EXTENDED DEAL FOR MIDFIELDER CADDIS". St. Johnstone F.C. 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "St Johnstone midfielder Liam Caddis heads to Cowdenbeath on month’s loan". The Courier. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1-1 Greenock Morton". BBC Sport. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Steve Lomas considers extending Liam Caddis’ Cowdenbeath loan spell". The Courier. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Falkirk at Home - Match Preview". Cowdenbeath Official Website. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Liam Caddis moves on loan". alloaathletic.co.uk. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Alloa Athletic 0-1 Dundee". BBC Sport. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Signing Boost". alloaathletic.co.uk. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "Dumbarton 4-1 Alloa Athletic". BBC Sport. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Profile". Scottish Football Association. 
  27. ^ "CADDIS INVITED TO SCOTLAND UNDER 19 CAMP". St. Johnstone F.C. 4 August 2011. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  28. ^ Liam Caddis career stats at Soccerbase
  29. ^ "Hartley completes Caddis connection". SPFL. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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