Callum Elder

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Callum Elder
Personal information
Full name Callum Roddie Elder[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
(on loan from Leicester City)
Number 25
Youth career
Manly United
2011–2013 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Leicester City 0 (0)
2015Mansfield Town (loan) 21 (0)
2015–2016Peterborough United (loan) 18 (1)
2016–2017Brentford (loan) 6 (0)
2017Barnsley (loan) 5 (0)
2017–2018Wigan Athletic (loan) 27 (0)
2019-Ipswich Town (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2013 Australia U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:27, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Callum Roddie Elder (born 27 January 1995) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Ipswich Town, on loan from Leicester City. He represented Australia U20 at international level.

Club career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

A left back, Elder was born in Sydney, Australia and began his youth career with Manly United, before moving to England at the age of 16 to begin a scholarship in the academy at Leicester City.[3] After completing his scholarship at the end of the 2012–13 season, he was awarded his first professional contract.[4] Graduating to the Foxes' U21 team, he progressed to sign a new two-year deal at the end of the 2014–15 season and a further extension a year later,[5] which will keep him at the King Power Stadium until June 2019.[6]

Mansfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 8 January 2015, Elder was loaned out to League Two club Mansfield Town for one month.[7] He made his professional debut two days later, starting in a 2–1 away loss against Burton Albion.[8] He became a regular starter, which saw his loan extended to the end of the 2014–15 season.[9][10] Elder made 21 appearances for the Stags and returned to Leicester at the end of the season.[11]

Peterborough United (loan)[edit]

On 29 August 2015, Elder joined League One side Peterborough United on a one-month loan,[12] which was later extended until January 2016.[13] He made 21 appearances and scored the first senior goal of his career, which came in a 4–0 thrashing of Doncaster Rovers on 24 October 2015.[14] A foot injury suffered in a match versus Blackpool on 19 December led to the early termination of Elder's loan.[15]

Brentford (loan)[edit]

On 30 July 2016, Elder joined Championship side Brentford on loan for the duration of the 2016–17 season.[16] He was an ever-present in league matches during the opening month of the season,[17] before suffering a knee injury during a 2–0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on 10 September 2016.[18] Elder's recovery was delayed by a thigh injury and he returned to the King Power Stadium for treatment in mid-December 2016.[19][20] He returned to training with Brentford on 16 January 2017,[21] but failed to make an appearance before being recalled by Leicester City two weeks later.[22]

Barnsley (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Elder joined Championship club Barnsley on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[23]

Wigan Athletic (loan)[edit]

On 31 July 2017, Elder joined Wigan Athletic on a season long loan.[24] He made his debut on 5 August at Milton Keynes Dons but was sent off in the 44th minute. Wigan won the match 1–0.[25]

Ipswich Town (loan)[edit]

On 2 January 2019, Elder joined Ipswich Town on loan for the remainder of the 2018–19 Championship season.[26]

International career[edit]

Elder is eligible to play for Australia, Scotland and England at international level.[3] In October 2013, Elder was called up by Australia U20 for the 2014 AFC U19 Championship qualifying matches and made a single appearance in a 3–0 win over Chinese Taipei on 5 October.[27][28] He was not named in the squad for the tournament finals.[29]

Style of play[edit]

Elder describes himself as "an athletic full back. I like getting up and down the left-hand-side".[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 January 2019
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
Mansfield Town (loan) 2014–15[11] League Two 21 0 21 0
Peterborough United (loan) 2015–16[14] League One 18 1 2 0 1[a] 0 21 1
Brentford (loan) 2016–17[17] Championship 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Barnsley (loan) 2016–17[17] Championship 5 0 5 0
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2017–18[31] League One 27 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 33 1
Ipswich Town (loan) 2018–19[32] Championship 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 79 1 8 1 1 0 1 0 89 2
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Wigan Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONFIRMED! Leicester City's official 25-man Premier League squad and U21 list". TalkSport. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Callum Elder". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b Brett, Ciaran. "Get to know new signing Callum Elder as he joins from Leicester City". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  4. ^ "Academy Pair Pen Deals". Leicester City F.C. 15 May 2013. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Leicester's Aussie young gun out to impress". 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  6. ^ City, Leicester. "Elder Signs New LCFC Deal". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  7. ^ "Callum Elder: Mansfield Town sign Leicester City defender". BBC Sport. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Burton 2–1 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Elder's Mansfield Loan Extended". Leicester City F.C. 12 March 2015. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Mansfield Extend Elder Stay". Leicester City F.C. 14 April 2015. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Callum Elder in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  12. ^ City, Leicester. "Elder Heads To Peterborough On Loan". www.lcfc.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  13. ^ City, Leicester. "Elder Extends Peterborough Loan". www.lcfc.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Callum Elder in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  15. ^ "POSH LATEST: Blow for Peterborough United as Elder is ruled out of festive football". www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  16. ^ "Callum Elder joins from Leicester City". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Brentford F.C. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  17. ^ a b c "Games played by Callum Elder in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  18. ^ "Brentford boss gives injury update on Callum Elder". 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
  19. ^ Moore, Tom (2016-11-17). "Injury update on Saunders, Bonham, Elder, Macleod, Henry & Judge". getwestlondon. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  20. ^ Street, Tim (2016-12-16). "Leicester City take Brentford loanee back". getwestlondon. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  21. ^ Moore, Tom (2017-01-17). "Brentford boss outlines plans for left back spot". getwestlondon. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  22. ^ FC, Brentford. "Brentford loanee Callum Elder recalled by Leicester City". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  23. ^ "Callum Elder Joins On Loan From Leicester City". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  24. ^ "Wolves' Lee Evans and Leicester's Callum Elder join Wigan on season-long loans". Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  25. ^ "MK Dons 0–1 Wigan". BBC. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  26. ^ "Callum Elder joins on loan". Ipswich Town Football Club. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  27. ^ "International Call-Ups For Five Foxes". Leicester City F.C. 5 January 2013. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  28. ^ "AFC U-19 CHAMPIONSHIP 2014".
  29. ^ "Paul Okon names Young Socceroos squad for AFC U-19 Championship". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  30. ^ "Elder: "I was really eager to jump at the chance to play here."". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Callum Elder in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  32. ^ "Games played by Callum Elder in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  33. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2018). Football Yearbook 2018–2019. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 382–383. ISBN 978-1-4722-6106-9.

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