Callum Wilson

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Callum Wilson
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Wilson with AFC Bournemouth in 2018
Personal information
Full name Callum Eddie Graham Wilson[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 31)[2]
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 9
Youth career
0000–2009 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Coventry City 49 (22)
2011Kettering Town (loan) 17 (1)
2011–2012Tamworth (loan) 3 (1)
2014–2020 AFC Bournemouth 171 (61)
2020– Newcastle United 75 (38)
International career
2014 England U21 1 (0)
2018– England 6 (1)
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  England
UEFA Nations League
Third place 2019
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:05, 28 May 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:10, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Callum Eddie Graham Wilson (born 27 February 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Newcastle United and the England national team.

Early life[edit]

Wilson was born in Coventry, West Midlands.[4] He is of Jamaican,[5] and Irish descent.[6] He attended President Kennedy School in Coventry.[7]

Club career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Wilson started his career with Coventry City's academy.[8] He made his first-team debut on 12 August 2009 as a substitute in a 1–0 League Cup defeat to Hartlepool United.[9] He signed a professional deal, which saw him stay at the club for a further season, on 16 March 2010. Wilson became the first Coventry City youth teamer to win the national award for apprentice of the month in March 2010.[citation needed]

Wilson made his league debut when he came on as a substitute against Queens Park Rangers in December 2010.[10] He made his first appearance of the 2012–13 season in a 1–0 loss against Carlisle United coming on as a substitute for Carl Baker.[citation needed]

The start of the 2013–14 season saw Wilson establish himself in the starting line-up. Forming strike partnership Leon Clarke, after just 11 league games Wilson had scored 10 goals, topping the League One scoring charts. He finished the season as League One's third-top scorer with 22 goals and also earned himself a place in the League One PFA Team of the Year, despite having spent two months out with a dislocated shoulder in early 2014. Wilson won League One Player of the month award for March, and also won his club's Top Goalscorer award, Player's Player award voted for by his teammates and the Player of the season award voted for by Coventry City fans.[citation needed]

Loans[edit]

Wilson joined Conference Premier club Kettering Town on an initial one-month loan at the turn of the year in 2011.[11] His loan was extended to another three months upon completion of his first month. Wilson played 17 games, scoring once.[12]

On 29 December 2011, he was loaned to Conference Premier club Tamworth on a one-month loan.[13] He made his debut for the club in a 2–2 draw with Alfreton Town, where he played the full game.[14] He scored in just his second game for the club with a curling shot in a 2–1 defeat against Wrexham on 14 January. Wilson suffered a fractured foot in his third appearance for the Lambs which saw his short loan spell end.[15]

AFC Bournemouth[edit]

On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for AFC Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £3 million, after spending five years at Coventry.[16] He scored twice on his debut for the club, in a 4–0 win against Huddersfield Town.[17]

In his first season at the club, Wilson helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history, becoming the team's top scorer for that season in the process, scoring 20 league goals.[18] He was Bournemouth's only player to score in all three domestic competitions,[citation needed] scoring the winning goal in a 2–1 victory against West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the League Cup.[19]

On 22 August 2015, Wilson scored his first Premier League goals with a hat-trick against West Ham United.[20] On 26 September 2015, he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee in the match against Stoke City and was expected to be out for about six months.[21] Wilson made his return on 9 April 2016 as an injury-time substitute in Bournemouth's 2–1 win away to Aston Villa.[22][23] He ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on 1 February 2017 and was expected to be out for about six months.[24]

Newcastle United[edit]

Wilson playing for Newcastle United in 2021

Wilson signed for Premier League club Newcastle United on 7 September 2020 on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee,[25] reported by BBC Sport to be around £20 million,[26] making him the third-highest fee paid by Newcastle for a player.[27] He made his debut on 12 September, scoring the first goal in a 2–0 away win against West Ham United.[28] On 30 January 2021, Wilson scored his 50th Premier League goal in a 2–0 victory over Everton.[29] The 31 year old has scored 18 times for Newcastle United in the 22/23 campaign and he also looks destined to win the club's top scorer award this season, closely followed by teammate Miguel Almiron.

International career[edit]

Wilson was called up to the England U21 squad for the first time in November 2014 for friendly matches against Portugal and France.[30] He made his only appearance on 17 November in the match against France,[31] as a 65th-minute substitute in a 3–2 away defeat.[32]

Wilson was called up to the senior England squad for the first time in November 2018 for a friendly match against the United States and a UEFA Nations League match against Croatia.[33] He made his debut on 15 November when starting against the United States at Wembley Stadium, and scored in the 77th minute of a 3–0 win with a near-post finish.[34] In doing so, he became the first Bournemouth player to score for England.[34]

After a three-year absence, he was named in England's squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[35] Wilson came on as a 76th minute substitute in England's opening match against Iran, assisting Jack Grealish for England's sixth goal in a 6–2 victory.[36]

Personal life[edit]

Wilson has a wife, Stacey,[37] and two children.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 28 May 2023.
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
Coventry City 2009–10[38] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010–11[39] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[40] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[41] League One 11 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 12 1
2013–14[42] League One 37 21 2 1 1 0 1[a] 0 41 22
Total 49 22 2 1 2 0 2 0 55 23
Kettering Town (loan) 2010–11[43] Conference Premier 17 1 17 1
Tamworth (loan) 2011–12[44] Conference Premier 3 1 0 0 3 1
AFC Bournemouth 2014–15[45] Championship 45 20 1 1 4 2 50 23
2015–16[46] Premier League 13 5 0 0 0 0 13 5
2016–17[47] Premier League 20 6 1 0 0 0 21 6
2017–18[48] Premier League 28 8 1 0 2 1 31 9
2018–19[49] Premier League 30 14 0 0 3 1 33 15
2019–20[50] Premier League 35 8 2 1 2 0 39 9
Total 171 61 5 2 11 4 187 67
Newcastle United 2020–21[51] Premier League 26 12 0 0 2 0 28 12
2021–22[52] Premier League 18 8 0 0 0 0 18 8
2022–23[53] Premier League 31 18 0 0 5 0 36 18
Total 75 38 0 0 7 0 82 38
Career total 315 123 7 3 20 4 2 0 344 130
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy

International[edit]

As of match played 29 November 2022[54]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2018 1 1
2019 3 0
2022 2 0
Total 6 1
As of match played 29 November 2022
England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Wilson goal[54]
List of international goals scored by Callum Wilson
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 15 November 2018 Wembley Stadium, London, England 1  United States 3–0 3–0 Friendly [55]

Honours[edit]

AFC Bournemouth

Newcastle United

England

Individual

References[edit]

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