Callum Connolly

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Callum Connolly
Personal information
Full name Callum Alexander Connolly[1]
Date of birth (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
(on loan from Everton)
Number 26
Youth career
2006–2016 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Everton 1 (0)
2016Barnsley (loan) 3 (0)
2017Wigan Athletic (loan) 17 (2)
2017–2018Ipswich Town (loan) 34 (4)
2018–Wigan Athletic (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2014 England U17 4 (0)
2014–2015 England U18 9 (3)
2015–2016 England U19 10 (0)
2016–2017 England U20 7 (1)
2018– England U21 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:09, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:49, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Callum Alexander Connolly (born 23 September 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Wigan Athletic on loan from Everton and the England under-21 team. His versatility means he can also play anywhere across the back four of defence and in midfield.

Career[edit]

Connolly began his career at Everton and has earned representation at England under-17 and under-18 level.[2] On 3 March 2016, he joined League One side Barnsley on a one-month loan deal.[3] He made his debut two days later, in a 3–1 win over Walsall at the Bescot Stadium.[4]

Connolly made his first Everton teamsheet on 16 April 2016, when he was named as a substitute for the 1–1 draw with Southampton, coming on as a second-half substitute for injured right-back Seamus Coleman to make his Premier League debut.[5]

On 14 January 2017, Connolly signed on loan for Wigan Athletic until the end of the season,[6] and just hours later made his debut and scored both goals as Wigan beat Burton Albion 2–0.[7]

For the 2017-2018 season, Connolly played on loan for Ipswich Town in the EFL Championship. Used largely in central midfield for the first time in his career,[8] Connolly returned to Everton at the end of the season, having played an impressive 36 matches, scoring four goals. [9]

Connolly re-joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the 2018–19 season.[10]

International career[edit]

Connolly received his first international call up when he was named in the England under-17 squad for the 2014 Algarve Tournament.[11] Connolly made his debut against eventual winners Germany in the final group stage game, with England finishing runners-up in the tournament.[12] 10 days later, he was named in the squad for the elite round of qualification for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship,[13] and helped England qualify by starting the wins against Czech Republic and Italy.[14] Connolly was not named in the squad for the final tournament, which England went on to win after beating the Netherlands on penalties in the final.[15]

Connolly was part of the England squad for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, and started the first game, a 2–1 win against France.[16] However, he sustained an injury in the second half of the match, and withdrew from the squad six days later.[17] After also beating the Netherlands[18] and Croatia[19] to top the group, England were eventually eliminated in the semi-finals against Italy.[20]

Connolly was selected for the England under-20 team in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[21] He played in the opening match against Argentina and the second against Guinea,[22][23] but was unused as a substitute in the final that England won, their first win in a global tournament since their World Cup victory of 1966.[24]

Connolly played in four of the five matches as the England under-21 team won the 2018 Toulon Tournament, including scoring against Scotland in the semi-final.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2018
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
Everton 2015–16[26] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Barnsley (loan) 2015–16[26] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2016–17[27] Championship 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
Ipswich Town (loan) 2017–18[28] Championship 34 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 36 4
Career total 55 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 58 6

Honours[edit]

England U20

England U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ Kirkbride, Phil (3 July 2015). "Everton youngster Callum Connolly cuts holiday short to prepare for new season". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Everton defender Callum Connolly joins Barnsley on one-month loan". BBC Sport. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Walsall 1 – 3 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Everton debutants revel in 'dream come true' moment". Liverpool Echo. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  6. ^ "CALLUM CONNOLLY SIGNS ON LOAN FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC". Wigan Athletic. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Burton Albion 0–2 Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/evertons-callum-connolly-tough-successful-14373121
  9. ^ http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2018/06/12/connolly-ready-to-hit-ground-running
  10. ^ "Callum Connolly: Everton youngster joins Wigan on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  11. ^ "ENGLAND U17 SQUAD NAMED FOR ALGARVE TOURNAMENT". The FA. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  12. ^ "ENGLAND UNDER-17 SUFFER LATE HEARTBREAK IN THE ALGARVE". The FA. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  13. ^ "ENGLAND U17 SQUAD ANNOUNCED FOR ELITE ROUND". The FA. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  14. ^ "ARMSTRONG AND SOLANKE FIRE ENGLAND U17S INTO EURO FINALS". The FA. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  15. ^ "England win European Under-17 Championship on penalties". The FA. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  16. ^ "England hold off France fightback". UEFA. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  17. ^ "CALLUM CONNOLLY WITHDRAWN FROM ENGLAND UNDER-19S SQUAD". The FA. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  18. ^ "England pip Netherlands in added time". UEFA. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  19. ^ "England finish group stage with third straight win". UEFA. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Italy down England with Dimarco double". UEFA. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  21. ^ Skelton, Jack (11 June 2017). "England Under-20s: Is this the country's next golden generation?". BBC Sport.
  22. ^ "Callum Connolly believes England's long-term planning for U20 World Cup is paying off". The FA. 22 May 2017.
  23. ^ Prentice, David (12 June 2017). "Watch Everton's England World Cup winners enjoy post-match piley-on!". Liverpool Echo.
  24. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017.
  25. ^ http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2018/06/12/connolly-ready-to-hit-ground-running
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Callum Connolly in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  27. ^ "Games played by Callum Connolly in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Callum Connolly in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2017.

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