Callum Driver

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Callum Driver
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Driver warming up for West Ham United in August 2012
Personal information
Full name Callum Charles John Driver[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Sidcup, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hemel Hempstead Town
Youth career
200?–2011 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 West Ham United 0 (0)
2012 Burton Albion (loan) 8 (1)
2014 Whitehawk 12 (0)
2014–2015 Dartford 22 (0)
2015–2017 Maidstone United 43 (1)
2017 Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 14 (2)
2017– Hemel Hempstead Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2017 (UTC).

Callum Charles John Driver (born 23 October 1992) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for Hemel Hempstead Town.

Club career[edit]

Driver was born in Sidcup, London.[1] He joined as a youth team player for West Ham aged 12 and signed his first professional contract with the club in July 2011.[3] Having been involved in several first-team squads with West Ham, in January 2012 he moved on loan to League Two club Burton Albion until 31 January 2012.[4] Driver made his debut for Burton on 6 January 2012 in a home game against Accrington Stanley, the match ended 2–0 to Accrington.[5][6] Driver scored his first goal for Burton on 14 February 2012 in a 3–2 away defeat to Crewe Alexandra.[7] After two months with Burton and without ever playing in a winning team, Driver returned to West Ham.[8] He made his official debut on 5 January 2014 for West Ham against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the FA Cup.[9] Driver was released by West Ham at the end of the 2013–14 season.[10]

After being released by West Ham, he signed for Conference South club Whitehawk and went on to make nine first-team appearances for the club[citation needed] before being released in October 2014.[11] On 11 November 2014 Driver signed a contract with Conference Premier club Dartford going straight into their squad on the same day for their league encounter with Welling United.[12]

In May 2015, following the club's relegation from the Conference Premier, he joined newly promoted National League South club Maidstone United on a free transfer, rejecting a new deal with Dartford.[13] Driver was a regular fixture at right back for the Stones during the 2015-16 season, and helped the club achieve promotion to the National League via the playoffs.[14]

He agreed a new deal with the club for the 2016-17 season.[15]

On 20 January 2017, Driver joined Hemel Hempstead Town on a three-month loan deal.[16] He signed permanently for the club in June 2017, after leaving Maidstone.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 April 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 2011–12[18] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[20] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Burton Albion (loan) 2011–12[18] League Two 8 1 8 1
Whitehawk 2014–15[21][22] Conference South 12 0 2 0 14 0
Dartford 2014–15[21] Conference Premier 22 0 4[a] 0 26 0
Maidstone United 2015–16[21][23] National League South 37 1 4 0 5[b] 0 46 1
2016–17[21] National League 6 0 0 0 2[a] 0 8 0
Total 43 1 4 0 7 0 54 1
Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 2016–17[21] National League South 14 2 14 2
Career total 99 4 7 0 0 0 11 0 120 4
  1. ^ a b Appearances in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, three in National League South play-offs

Honours[edit]

Maidstone United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Callum Driver". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 551. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Driver on track to succeed". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Driver heads for Burton". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Burton Albion 0–2 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Driver makes Brewers bow". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Crewe 3–2 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pesch still the boss after crises talks". Burton Mail. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nottm Forrest v West Ham". BBC Sport. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Reatained list published". West Ham United F.C. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "King cuts three from Whitehawk squad". The Argus. Brighton. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Callum Driver: Dartford sign ex-West Ham defender". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Maidstone United sign former West Ham United, Whitehawk and Dartford defender Callum Driver". Kent Online. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ "Driver to Hemel". Maidstone United F.C. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  17. ^ Three New Tudors‚ thenationalleague.org.uk, 4 June 2017
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Callum Driver in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Callum Driver in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Callum Driver in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f "C. Driver". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  22. ^ "Whitehawk FC vs Merstham FC". Whitehawk F.C. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    "Whitehawk FC vs Chelmsford City FC". Whitehawk F.C. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    May, Adam (13 October 2014). "Chelmsford City 4–1 Whitehawk". Chelmsford City F.C. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Maidstone United 6–2 South Park (FAC 2QR)". Maidstone United F.C. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    "Maidstone United 2–2 Dunstable Town (FAC 3QR)". Maidstone United F.C. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
    "Hampton & Richmond Borough 2–1 Maidstone United (FAT3QR)". Maidstone United F.C. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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