Calum Chambers

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Calum Chambers
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Chambers after winning the 2014 FA Community Shield with Arsenal
Personal information
Full name Calum Chambers[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Petersfield, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 21
Youth career
2002–2012 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Southampton 22 (0)
2014– Arsenal 36 (2)
2016–2017 Middlesbrough (loan) 24 (1)
National team
2012 England U17 6 (3)
2012–2014 England U19 18 (2)
2015– England U21 18 (0)
2014– England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:07, 23 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:28, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Calum Chambers (born 20 January 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Arsenal.

Originally a member of Southampton's academy system, Chambers was promoted to the first team at the beginning of the 2012–13 campaign. After two seasons with the club, he moved to fellow Premier League club Arsenal.

Chambers made his senior international debut for the England national team in 2014.

Club career[edit]

Southampton[edit]

Born in Petersfield, Hampshire,[1] Chambers joined Southampton at the age of seven.[3] He went through the ranks at the club and at the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Chambers was revealed as one of four youth players to be promoted to the first-team.[4] During the pre-season period he made a number of appearances for the team, playing in the Memorial Cup against Anderlecht,[5] coming on as a second-half substitute in the matches against Evian Thonon Gaillard and Étoile Carouge,[6][7] and making late appearances against Ajax and Wolverhampton Wanderers.[8][9]

Chambers made his full debut for Southampton on 28 August 2012 in a 4–1 win over Stevenage in the second round of the League Cup,[10] coming on as an 84th-minute substitute for Dean Hammond and providing the assist for the final goal of the match by Ben Reeves.[11]

On 31 July 2013, Chambers signed a new four-year contract with Southampton.[12]

He made his first-team league debut on 17 August 2013, when he played the full 90 minutes at right-back of the opening match of the 2013–14 season in a 1–0 win against West Bromwich Albion.[13] He made a total of 25 appearances for Southampton in all competitions, of which 22 were in the league, before leaving in the summer of 2014.[10][14]

Arsenal[edit]

Chambers (right) playing for Arsenal in 2014

On 28 July 2014, it was announced that he had signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, rising to a potential £16 million with performance-related add-ons.[15][16]

Chambers made his first appearance for Arsenal on 2 August 2014, starting in central defence in a 5–1 win against S.L. Benfica in the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament.[17] On 10 August, Chambers made his competitive debut for Arsenal, playing the full 90 minutes of the 2014 FA Community Shield against Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. Playing at centre back instead of his usual right back position to cover for Per Mertesacker, the BBC wrote on his performance against the Premier League champions that "his mature performance defied his youthful years".[18] On 16 August, Chambers played his first Premier League match for Arsenal in a 2–1 win against Crystal Palace.[19] He played the first European fixture of his career three days later, a goalless draw in the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League play-off away to Beşiktaş.[20]

Following a strong start to the season, Chambers was nominated for the Golden Boy Award 2014, alongside international team mates Raheem Sterling, Luke Shaw and John Stones.[21] He scored the first senior goal of his career and registered an assist on 1 November as Arsenal beat Burnley 3–0 in a Premier League home victory.[22] He was sent off for the first time in his career on 6 December, as Arsenal lost 2–3 at Stoke City.[23]

Chambers' appearances in the second half of the season were limited by the emergence of Héctor Bellerín at right-back.[24] He was not in Arsenal's matchday squad when they won the 2015 FA Cup Final 4–0 against Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium on 30 May.[25]

Chambers playing for Middlesbrough in 2016

Chambers began the 2016–17 Premier League in the starting lineup for Arsenal and scored in a 3–4 loss against Liverpool in the first match of the season.[26] On 30 August 2016, he joined Middlesbrough on a season long loan.[27][28]

International career[edit]

Chambers made his debut for the England under-17 team on 2 February against Portugal.[29] In March, he played in all three of the team's matches in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round, scoring their only goal of the tournament in a 1–0 win over Ukraine.[30]

On 26 September 2012, Chambers made the step up to the England under-19 team, playing the full 90 minutes in the team's 3–0 win over the Estonia under-19 team in the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round.[31] On 28 September Chambers came on as a second-half substitute in the England under-19 team's match against the Faroe Islands, which England won 6–0, scoring the final goal of the match in the 84th minute.[32] He scored his second under-19 international goal in a 1–0 victory against Turkey on 21 March 2013.[33]

On 28 August 2014, he was named in the senior England squad for the first time, ahead of a friendly against Norway and a Euro 2016 qualification match against Switzerland in September.[34] He made his debut against Norway on 3 September, coming on for the last 9 minutes in place of John Stones as England won 1–0 at Wembley Stadium.[35] Initially chosen for the under-21 team, Chambers moved into the senior squad ahead of European qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia in October 2014 due to an injury to Stones.[36] He was given his first start on his second cap, against San Marino on 9 October at Wembley Stadium, playing at right back ahead of his former Southampton teammate Nathaniel Clyne.[37]

Chambers then dropped back down to the under-21 squad in March 2015, and made his debut in a 1–0 win against Czech Republic in Prague.[38] He was part of the team that won the 2016 Toulon Tournament, their first such win for 22 years.[39]

Chambers, on 5 June 2017, was called up to England's squad for the 2017 UEFA Under-21 Euros to be held in Poland.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Chambers (centre) during the victory parade that followed Arsenal's victory in the 2015 FA Cup Final
As of match played 21 May 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2012–13[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2013–14[14] Premier League 22 0 0 0 2 0 24 0
Total 22 0 0 0 3 0 25 0
Arsenal 2014–15[41] Premier League 23 1 4 0 1 0 7[a] 0 1[b] 0 36 1
2015–16[42] Premier League 12 0 5 1 2 0 3[a] 0 0 0 22 1
2016–17[43] Premier League 1 1 1 1
Total 36 2 9 1 3 0 10 0 1 0 59 3
Middlesbrough (loan) 2016–17[43] Premier League 24 1 2 0 26 1
Career total 82 3 11 1 6 0 10 0 1 0 110 4
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Community Shield

International[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2014[44]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2014 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Arsenal

International[edit]

England

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Évian TG 0–1 Saints − Report". Southampton F.C. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
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