Paul Caddis

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Paul Caddis
Paul Caddis - Schottland U-21 (1).jpg
Pictured in 2009
Personal information
Full name Paul McLean Caddis[1]
Date of birth (1988-04-19) 19 April 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Right back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Celtic 17 (0)
2009 Dundee United (loan) 11 (0)
2010–2013 Swindon Town 77 (5)
2012–2013 Birmingham City (loan) 27 (0)
2013– Birmingham City 38 (5)
National team
2007 Scotland U19 1 (0)
2008–2010 Scotland U21 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:33, 4 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul McLean Caddis (born 19 April 1988) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Championship club Birmingham City.

He predominantly plays as either a right back or right winger, but due to his versatility, and having two good feet, he can also play at left back and anywhere across the midfield. He has played for both Celtic and Swindon Town in all positions apart from striker and goalkeeper.

Caddis started his career with Scottish Premier League club Celtic. He broke into the first team during the 2007–08 season, but never managed to hold down a starting place over the next few years. He spent the second half of the 2008–09 season on loan to Dundee United. Caddis was sold to English League One club Swindon Town in August 2010. He spent the 2012–13 season on loan to Birmingham City, and joined the club on a permanent contract in September 2013.

Caddis played regularly for the Scotland under-21 team and also captained the side.

Early life[edit]

Caddis attended St Joseph's Academy.[2]

Club career[edit]

Celtic[edit]

Caddis trained with the under-17s team at Celtic before moving to the under 19s, where he quickly became captain. He often trained with the Celtic first team. He made his competitive debut coming on as a substitute in Celtic's 1–0 victory away to Falkirk on 27 January 2008. He then made his first start just six days later against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in the Scottish Cup. He assisted Scott McDonald for the first goal in the 5–1 victory. Caddis made his home debut on 20 February against Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first leg fixture. He went on to play 17 times in the Scottish Premier League for Celtic.

Caddis appeared in Celtic's 3–3 Europa League draw with Rapid Vienna in December 2009.[3]

Dundee United[edit]

On 2 February 2009, Caddis joined Dundee United on loan until the end of the season.[4] He made his debut against Inverness CT on 14 February playing the full 90 minutes on the right wing as the game ended 1–1. He returned to Celtic after playing his last game for the Tangerines in a 3–0 defeat to Rangers on 24 May, having made 11 appearances for the club.

Swindon Town[edit]

In August 2010, Caddis and fellow Celtic youth team graduate Simon Ferry joined English League One club Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old, who said he left Celtic for regular first-team football, signed a three-year contract.[5][6] Manager Danny Wilson commented favourably on his versatility, and played him in midfield as well as at full back.[7] He made his debut in the Football League Cup against Leyton Orient, and made 42 appearances during the 2010–11 season as Swindon were relegated to League Two.[8]

Caddis remained at Swindon for the 2011–12 season in League Two despite a number of players leaving the club after the relegation. Swindon began the season with new addition Oliver Risser as captain, but Caddis took the armband after Risser suffered an injury. Despite Risser's return to fitness, manager Paolo di Canio decided to name Caddis as captain for the remainder of the season.[9] He was ever-present for most of the season, missing a handful of games in March and April – including the Football League Trophy final defeat – due to an ankle injury.[10] He and Matt Ritchie were named in the League Two PFA Team of the Year as Swindon were promoted as champions.[11] At the end of the season, he agreed an extension to his contract until 2014.[12]

Birmingham City[edit]

On the last day of the August 2012 transfer window, Caddis joined Championship club Birmingham City on loan for the season. Birmingham striker Adam Rooney moved in the other direction, on loan for the season with a view to a permanent transfer.[13] He produced a man-of-the-match performance on his debut the following day, in Birmingham's first league win of the season at home to Peterborough United.[14] A dislocated shoulder sustained during his third game kept him out until late November.[15]

In April 2013, BBC Sport reported that Birmingham's offer of £125,000 down and a further £125,000 in instalments had been rejected by Swindon because they were looking for around £275,000 cash.[16] When Birmingham right-back Neal Eardley injured a knee just before the end of the summer transfer window, the club made a further bid for Caddis, who had remained out of favour at Swindon. The bid, reportedly in the region of £150,000, was accepted, and Caddis signed a three-year contract with Birmingham on 2 September.[17] He became a regular in the side, and scored his first goals for Birmingham on 30 November in the first half of the league match at Barnsley, with a 25-yard (23 m) drive and a penalty.[18][19] On the last day of the season, Birmingham needed at least a draw away at Bolton Wanderers and for other results to favour them to avoid relegation to League One. Two goals down with 12 minutes left, Nikola Žigić scored, and three minutes into stoppage time, his close-range header was cleared off the line to Caddis, who produced what he thought was his first ever headed goal to preserve Birmingham's second-tier status.[20][21]

Club statistics[edit]

As of end of 2013–14 season
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2006–07[22] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[23] Scottish Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
2008–09[24] Scottish Premier League 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2009–10[25] Scottish Premier League 10 0 1 0 1 0 1[b] 0 13 0
Celtic total 17 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
Dundee United (loan) 2008–09[24] Scottish Premier League 11 0 11 0
Swindon Town 2010–11[8] League One 38 1 2 0 1 0 1[c] 0 42 1
2011–12[26] League Two 39 4 4 0 2 0 5[c] 1 50 5
2012–13[27] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swindon Town total 77 5 6 0 3 0 6 1 92 6
Birmingham City (loan) 2012–13[27] Championship 27 0 1 0 0 0 28 0
Birmingham City 2013–14[18] Championship 38 5 2 0 2 0 42 5
Birmingham City total 65 5 3 0 2 0 70 5
Career total 170 10 12 0 7 0 2 0 6 1 197 11
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy

International career[edit]

Caddis played for the Scotland under-19 team and won 13 caps for the Scotland under-21s.[28]

In March 2013, he was called into the senior squad as a late replacement to cover for the injured Russell Martin for the World Cup qualifier away to Serbia,[29] but remained an unused substitute.

Honours[edit]

Swindon Town

Individual

Personal life[edit]

Caddis is the younger brother of former Ayr United striker Ryan Caddis and older brother of St. Johnstone midfielder Liam Caddis.[30]

References[edit]

International statistics
General
  1. ^ "Caddis, PM (Paul)", English National Football Archive, (subscription required (help)) 
  2. ^ "Killie crushed as Celtic cruise". Kilmarnock Standard. 7 February 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Conaghan, Martin (17 December 2009). "Rapid Vienna 3–3 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dundee United net Caddis on loan". BBC Sport. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ferry and Caddis complete Swindon transfers". STV. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Alan (4 August 2010). "I had to leave Celtic to kick start my career, says Swindon new boy Paul Caddis". Daily Record. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Payne, Ned (25 September 2010). "Versatile Caddis is centre of attention". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Games played by Paul Caddis in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Rose, Gary (10 September 2011). "Caddis named captain for the season". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Rose, Gary (3 April 2012). "Caddis back within the week". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  11. ^ O'Rourke, Pete (22 April 2012). "Robins duo in PFA team". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Paul Caddis commits to Swindon Town until 2014". BBC Sport. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  13. ^ Walker, Andy (31 August 2012). "Caddis arrives in swap deal". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Blues 1 Posh 0". Birmingham City F.C. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  15. ^ Wollaston, Steve (28 November 2012). "Lee Clark on return of Paul Caddis". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Paul Caddis: Swindon reject Birmingham City bids for defender". BBC Sport. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  17. ^ Tattum, Colin (2 September 2013). "Birmingham City: Paul Caddis returns to Birmingham City on three year deal". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Paul Caddis in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Sky Bet Championship: Lee Clark delighted after Birmingham beat Barnsley". Sky Sports. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Bolton 2–2 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Birmingham City: Lee Clark revels in Championship survival". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Celtic Player Appearances 2006/07". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Paul Caddis in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Paul Caddis in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Paul Caddis in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Paul Caddis in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Paul Caddis in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "Profiles: Paul Caddis". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  29. ^ "Birmingham City defender Paul Caddis drafted into Scotland squad". STV. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  30. ^ "Alloa add three more". Scottish Football League. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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