Gavin McCallum

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Gavin McCallum
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McCallum in 2011
Personal information
Full name Gavin Kirk McCallum[1]
Date of birth (1987-08-24) 24 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Eastbourne Borough
Youth career
2004–2006 Yeovil Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Yeovil Town 1 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 13 (0)
2006–2007 Crawley Town (loan) 2 (0)
2007 Dorchester Town (loan) 15 (5)
2007–2008 Weymouth 24 (6)
2008 Havant & Waterlooville 12 (2)
2008–2009 Sutton United 41 (14)
2009–2010 Hereford United 27 (8)
2010–2012 Lincoln City 54 (6)
2011–2012 Barnet (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 Woking 49 (5)
2013–2014 Sutton United 22 (5)
2013–2014 Tonbridge Angels (loan) 4 (1)
2014– Eastbourne Borough 100 (16)
National team
2006 Canada U-20 4 (0)
2010 Canada 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:54, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Gavin Kirk McCallum (born August 24, 1987) is a Canadian semi-professional footballer who plays for Eastbourne Borough as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Mississauga, Ontario, McCallum began his career in 2005 with Yeovil Town. He agreed an 18-month contract with the club on 31 January 2006.[2] On August 22, 2006, he joined Tamworth on a month's loan,[3] joining the club for a second month on October 5, 2006.[4] On November 23, 2006, he joined Crawley Town on loan.[5] On March 2, 2007, he joined Dorchester Town on a month's loan.[6] The following day he made his debut for the club in the 5–1 Conference South home defeat to Lewes before netting his first goals for the club when scoring twice in the 3–2 victory at Thurrock a week later.[7] He remained with the club until the end of the season, scoring a total of five goals in 15 Conference South appearances.[8]

He later played for Weymouth and Havant & Waterlooville.

He joined Sutton United ahead of the 2008–09 season, scoring just twelve minutes into his debut in the 1–1 Isthmian League draw at Harlow Town on August 16, 2008.[9] He went on to play a total of 54 times for the club, scoring 19 goals (41 league appearances seeing him yield 14 goals).[10] McCallum signed for League Two side Hereford United on a short term deal on August 21, 2009, having impressed while on trial with the club.[11]

In the summer of 2010, McCallum joined Lincoln City on a two-year deal. As he was under 24 a fee had to be agreed between The Imps and Hereford, and this fee was agreed on July 26, 2010. He made his debut for Lincoln City in a 2-0 loss to Torquay United August 14, 2010. McCallum scored his first goal for Lincoln on January 15, 2011, in a 2–1 home loss to Wycombe Wanderers. About three weeks later Gavin scored his second league goal of the season as well as the winning goal in a tight match versus Bradford City on February 1, 2011. The game ended in a 2–1 away win at the Valley Parade, with McCallum paying tribute to his father after scoring the winning goal in the 79th minute. He then went on to score in a 2–1 away loss to Port Vale.[12]

In May 2011, he was made available for transfer by the club after a mass clear out of players following relegation from the Football League.[13]

On November 22, 2011, McCallum signed on loan for League Two club Barnet until 8 January 2012.[14] On January 30, 2012 he left Lincoln City by mutual consent.[15]

He joined Woking ahead of the 2012-13 season.[16] He was released at the end of the 2012-13 season after failing to hold down a regular starting spot in the first team.

McCallum returned to Woking for pre-season training, with manager Garry Hill commenting “We told him ‘you’re not fit enough, you have talent but for that to come out you will have to go away, come back pre-season and show what you can do.’"[17] Having impressed Hill, he agreed a further one year contract with The Cards[18] However, in October, he was transfer listed along with Lee Sawyer with manager Garry Hill stating that the duo did not feature in his future plans after being disappointed with their attitude.[19] On Monday 9 December 2013, Woking announced that he'd been released from his contract in order to join former club Sutton United,[20] McCallum having made his second debut for The Us the previous Saturday in the 3-2 Football Conference South home victory over Maidenhead United.[21] In need of regular matches to improve his fitness, McCallum joined Tonbridge Angels on an initial one month loan[22] debuting in the club's 3-1 Football Conference South defeat at Dover Athletic on 26 December 2013.[23] Although the club were keen to extend the loan,[24] he was recalled to Sutton United.[25] In June 2014 he joined Eastbourne Borough.[26]

International career[edit]

After representing the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team, Gavin McCallum earned his first cap with the Canada senior team in a friendly against Venezuela on May 29, 2010, with the distinction of scoring on his debut in the 92nd minute to earn Canada a 1-1 draw.[27]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 May 2010 Estadio Metropolitano de Mérida, Mérida, Venezuela  Venezuela 1 –1 1 – 1 Friendly match

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 March 2017.[28]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yeovil Town 2006–07 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tamworth (loan) 2006–07 Conference Premier 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Crawley Town (loan) 2006–07 Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dorchester Town (loan) 2006–07 Conference South 15 5 0 0 0 0 15 5
Weymouth 2007–08 Conference Premier 24 6 2 0 1[a] 0 27 6
Havant & Waterlooville 2007–08 Conference South 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Sutton United 2008–09 Isthmian Premier Division 41 14 1 0 0 0 42 14
Hereford United 2009–10 League Two 27 8 2 0 0 0 2[b] 0 31 8
Lincoln City 2010–11 League Two 36 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 37 3
2011–12 Conference Premier 18 3 1 0 0 0 19 3
Total 54 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 56 6
Barnet (loan) 2011–12 League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Woking 2012–13 Conference Premier 43 5 1 0 1[a] 1 45 6
2013–14 Conference Premier 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 49 5 1 0 1 1 51 6
Sutton United 2013–14 Conference South 22 5 0 0 2[c] 0 24 5
Tonbridge Angels (loan) 2013–14 Conference South 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Eastbourne Borough 2014–15 Conference South 40 9 2 0 0 0 42 9
2015–16 National League South 39 4 1 1 2[c] 0 42 5
2016–17 National League South 19 2 5 2 0 0 24 4
Total 98 15 8 3 2 0 106 17
Career total 364 67 15 3 1 0 9 1 389 71
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in 2013–14 Conference South play-offs

Personal life[edit]

Gavin is the nephew of former Canadian international Trevor McCallum.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2010 and 31/07/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Gavin McCallum signs contract". Yeovil Town F.C. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Players go out on loan". Yeovil Town F.C. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Youngsters out on loan". Yeovil Town F.C. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gavin McCallum goes out on loan". Yeovil Town F.C. 23 November 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Players go out on loan". Yeovil Town F.C. 2 March 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gavin's work ethic can lift Magpies to safety". Dorset Echo. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Conference South Guide - Dorchester Town 2006-07". ConfSouth.co.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Match Report - Harlow Town 1 Sutton United 1". Sutton United F.C. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Sutton United First Team Statistics 2008-2009". Sutton United F.C. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Bulls Bring In Attacking Trio". Hereford United F.C. 2009-08-21. 
  12. ^ "Lincoln City striker Gavin McCallum pays tribute to inspirational dad, Earl". this is Lincolnshire. 2011-02-04. 
  13. ^ "Steve Tilson clears out Lincoln City squad". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Bees Sign International Striker". Barnet F.C. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "McCallum Departs". Lincoln city FC. January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Two new late Cards". NonLeague.pitchero.com. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "McCallum back and in Woking FC plans again". Surrey Advertiser. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Williams and McCallum sign". Woking F.C. Official Website. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Hill: Dropped Sawyer and McCallum 'not part of plans'". Surrey Advertiser. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Gavin McCallum". Woking F.C. Official Website. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Match Report:- Sutton United 3 Maidenhead United 2". Sutton United F.C. Official Website. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Tonbridge Angels snap up Sutton forward as two depart on loan". Kent and Sussex Courier. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "No Boxing Day joy for Tonbridge Angels at Dover". Tunbridge Wells Courier. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Tonbridge Angels boss hoping extend McCallum loan". Kent and Sussex Courier. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Tonbridge Angels Mikel Suarez joins Dartford". Tunbridge Wells Courier. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Boro bring in new keeper and striker". NonLeague.pitchero.com. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Canada claims points with last-minute goal in South America". Canada Soccer Association. 2010-05-29. 
  28. ^ "G. McCallum". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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