Callum McNish

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Callum McNish
Personal information
Full name Callum Leander William McNish[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-25) 25 May 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Oxford, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2004–2009 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Southampton 1 (0)
2011–2012 Exeter City 5 (0)
2012 Braintree Town 1 (0)
2012 Eastleigh (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2013 Basingstoke Town 7 (0)
2013–2014 Oxford City 39 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:43, 30 October 2015 (UTC).

Callum Leander William McNish (born 25 May 1992 in Oxford) is an English footballer who last played for Oxford City as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

McNish began his football career at Watford playing left midfield. Former Saints scout Malcolm Elias then brought Callum to the Saints Academy to play at Under 12's level and he has continued to rise through the ranks.[2]

He was named on the substitutes bench for the first time at Nottingham Forest on the last day of the 2008–09 season, however he was an unused substitute.[3]

He made his debut on 24 April 2010, in a 3–2 victory over Carlisle United,[4] but was released by the club in May 2011 following the club's promotion back to The Championship.[5]

McNish signed for Exeter City on 26 July 2011 after a successful trial which impressed manager Paul Tisdale in Exeter City's pre-season friendlies, scoring two goals.[6] His wages to be paid by the supporters via The 1931 Fund, whose members pay a minimum subscription every month.[7] On 6 August 2011, McNish was named in the substitutes bench in an Exeter City match against League Two promoter Stevenage which was 0–0 but McNish was not used. On 9 August 2011, McNish made his debut for the club in a 2–0 win over Yeovil Town. On 13 August 2011, McNish made his league debut for the club in a 2–0 loss against Milton Keynes Dons where he made his first start before being taken off for Tom Nichols.[8] On 31 March 2012, McNish made a start and played 90 minutes as Exeter drew 1–1 against Colchester United and also received a first yellow card in his professional career. However, McNish struggled to break into the Exeter line-up and failed to make a breakthrough. At the end of season, Exeter City were relegated from League One after three years in English football's third tier.

McNish was released by Exeter City on 15 May 2012 after not being offered a new contract by boss Paul Tisdale.[9] McNish made just seven appearances including two starts for Exeter City.[10] On 4 July, he signed a one-year contract with Braintree Town.

After a spell with Conference North side Oxford City, Mc Nish joined North Leigh in summer 2014.[11]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Callum McNish". Player profiles. Southampton F.C. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Nott'm Forest 3–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 3 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Saints 3–2 Carlisle". Southampton F.C. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Released list announced". Southampton F.C. 21 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "McNish lands Grecians deal". Sky Sports. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "City announce new number 31". Exeter City F.C. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Match Report: Exeter 0 – 3 Milton Keynes Dons". Exeter 13 August 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Grecians show McNish the door". Sky Sports. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Callum McNish to leave Exeter City". BBC Sport. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "First team: Callum McNish". North Leigh FC. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 

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