Michael Callahan

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Michael Callahan
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Personal information
Full name Michael Benjamin Callahan
Date of birth (1987-01-07) January 7, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2008 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Raleigh Elite 5 (1)
2007–2008 Cary RailHawks U23s 27 (6)
2009–2010 Austin Aztex 47 (1)
2011–2016 Richmond Kickers 119 (5)
2013 Carolina RailHawks (loan) 1 (0)
Teams managed
2016– Richmond Kickers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 28, 2017.

Michael Benjamin Callahan (born January 7, 1987 in Red Bank, New Jersey) is an American soccer player.


Youth and Amateur[edit]

Callahan grew up in Cary, North Carolina and attended Green Hope High School. He played college soccer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was named to the ACC's All-Freshman Team in 2005, was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in his freshman, sophomore and junior years, and earned All-ACC and All-American honors in 2008.

During his college years Callahan also played four seasons in the USL Premier Development League with the Raleigh Elite team, which later became the Cary RailHawks U23s.


Callahan joined the USL First Division expansion franchise Austin Aztex in 2009. He made his professional debut on April 25, 2009, as a second-half substitute in Austin's game against Cleveland City Stars.[1] Callahan set an infamous USL First Division record by getting a red card, and subsequent ejection, 53 seconds into a game for a dangerous slide tackle.

After two seasons with Austin, Callahan signed with Richmond Kickers of the USL Pro league on March 29, 2011. [2] Richmond re-signed Callahan to a multi-year contract on November 16, 2011.[3]


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