Callum Booth

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Callum Booth
Booth Feb2011.jpg
Booth playing for Hibernian
Personal information
Full name Callum Booth
Date of birth (1991-05-30) 30 May 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Stranraer, Scotland
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Partick Thistle
Number 5
Youth career
2001–2010 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Hibernian 40 (3)
2010 Arbroath (loan) 15 (1)
2010 Brechin City (loan) 11 (2)
2012–2013 Livingston (loan) 31 (1)
2013–2014 Raith Rovers (loan) 35 (3)
2015 Partick Thistle (loan) 14 (0)
2015– Partick Thistle 25 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Scotland U19[1] 13 (0)
2010–2011 Scotland U21[2] 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:25, 23 January 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2012

Callum Booth (born 30 May 1991) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays as a left back for Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle. Booth, who joined Hibernian aged 10, played for the youth team that won a league and cup double in 2009. After loan spells with Arbroath and Brechin City in 2010, he broke into the Hibernian first team in 2011. He was selected less frequently during 2012 and was loaned to Livingston for the 2012–13 season and then to Raith Rovers the following season. On 14 May 2015, Booth signed a pre-contract agreement to make his move to Partick Thistle permanent on 1 June 2015.

Early life[edit]

Booth was born in Stranraer, but he moved to Haddington, East Lothian aged three, with his parents and elder brother.[3] He was educated at Haddington Infant School, King's Meadow Primary and Knox Academy.[3]

Career[edit]

Hibernian[edit]

Booth joined the Hibernian youth setup aged 10[3] and he played for the Hibs under-19s side that won the League and Cup double in the 2008–09 season.[4] Booth signed professional terms with Hibs after that success, but had to wait to make his first appearance in the first team.

He had loan spells at Scottish Football League clubs Arbroath in 2009–10,[5] where he won the Scottish Football League Young Player of the Month for February 2010[6] and in 2010–11 at Brechin City.[7] Colin Calderwood gave Booth a long term contract when he returned from the latter club in December 2010.[4]

Booth made his debut for Hibernian on 18 January 2011, in a 1–0 Scottish Cup defeat at Ayr United.[8] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win against Inverness CT on 26 February at Easter Road.[9] Following his good run of form since his debut, he was named as SPL Young Player of the Month for February 2011.[10] Booth was dropped from the team early in the 2011–12 season, after he made a few defensive errors.[11]

Booth signed on loan for Livingston in August 2012.[12] In total he made 31 First Division appearances for the West Lothian club.[13]

Booth moved on loan to Raith Rovers, for the full duration of the 2013–14 season, in June 2013.[14][15] On 6 April 2014, he played the full match as Raith Rovers beat Rangers 1–0 after extra time at Easter Road to win the Scottish Challenge Cup.[16]

Partick Thistle[edit]

On 28 January 2015, Booth joined Partick Thistle for the remainder of the season on loan.[17] On 14 May 2015, it was announced that Booth had signed a one-year contract with Thistle.[18] His contract was extended by another year in February 2016, when he made his 25th league appearance of the 2015/16 season.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2015[20][21][22]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hibernian 2010–11 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
2011–12 12 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 15 1
2012–13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 1
Total 40 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 46 3
Arbroath (loan) 2009–10 15 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 19 1
Brechin City (loan) 2010–11 11 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 15 2
Livingston (loan) 2012–13 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
Raith Rovers (loan) 2013–14 35 3 4 0 2 0 5 0 46 3
Partick Thistle (loan) 2014–15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 146 10 7 0 9 0 10 0 172 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Callum Booth – U19 Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Callum Booth – U21 Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Berkeley, Sam (10 March 2011). "Starlet Callum keeps his feet on the ground". East Lothian Courier. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Hardie, David (29 December 2010). "Hibs boss Calderwood hands Callum Booth new long-term contract". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "John Hughes keen to add to Hibernian squad". BBC Sport. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "IRN-BRU PHENOMENAL AWARDS - FEBRUARY, 2010". Scottish Professional Football League. 7 March 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "City Sign Three As Walker Departs". Brechin City F.C. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ayr 1 – 0 Hibernian". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  9. ^ Hannan, Martin (27 February 2011). "Hibernian 2 – 0 Inverness CT: Hibs tap in to secret of booth". Scotland on Sunday (Johnston Press). Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Monthly awards for Colin Calderwood and Callum Booth". BBC Sport. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Booth aims to bounce back at Hibs after confidence crisis as well as injury". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). 3 November 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Loan deal for Hibs defender". www.livingstonfc.co.uk (Livingston FC). 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Callum Booth in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Booth to the Squad". www.raithrovers.net (Raith Rovers FC). 20 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Raith Rovers land Callum Booth on loan for next season". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  16. ^ Southwick, Andrew (6 April 2014). "Raith Rovers 1-0 Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Booth signs for Partick Thistle". BBC Sport (BBC). 28 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Booth and Elliot sign extensions". www.ptfc.co.uk/news. Partick Thistle FC. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Partick Thistle: Callum Booth to stay on for another season". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  20. ^ Callum Booth career statistics at Soccerbase
  21. ^ "Callum Booth". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "Callum Booth profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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