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Gary Caldwell

Gary Robert Caldwell (born 12 April 1982 in Stirling) is a Scottish association football who is currently the captain of Wigan Athletic and also plays for the Scotland national football team.

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Gary Caldwell biography


Gary Robert Caldwell (born 12 April 1982 in Stirling) is a Scottish association football who is currently the captain of Wigan Athletic and also plays for the Scotland national football team.

Primarily considered a Defender (association football), Caldwell has proved extremely versatile and has been deployed as a Defender (association football) Full back, Midfielder Defensive midfielder at various spells in Gary Caldwell career. Gary Caldwell brother, Steven Caldwell, also a defender, plays for Birmingham City. The two brothers were at Wigan Athletic simultaneously.

Club career

Newcastle United

Caldwell started Gary Caldwell career with Celtic Boys Club. At 16 Gary Caldwell went to England, alongside Gary Caldwell elder brother Steven at Newcastle United F.C.. Breaking through from the reserves proved difficult, however, and in search of first team football, Gary Caldwell went on loan to other clubs on several occasions: Darlington F.C. and Hibernian F.C. in 2001–02, then Coventry City F.C. and Derby County F.C. the following season.

Hibernian

During the 2003-04 in Scottish football, Caldwell was given a free transfer (football) by Newcastle. Gary Caldwell signed a short-term contract with Hibs for the second half of the season, This prompted Hibs fans to Booing Caldwell when Gary Caldwell made a mistake in a game against Aberdeen F.C.. Caldwell himself later said that this was due to injuries in Gary Caldwell first season, and then having to play out of position at right back during the early part of the 2007–08 season (before Andreas Hinkel was signed). Caldwell apologised to Fernandez after the game, protesting that Gary Caldwell had never intentionally hurt an opponent. After being named as the SFWA Footballer of the Year for the 2008-09 in Scottish football, Caldwell stated Gary Caldwell belief that this was due to Gary Caldwell having a long run in Gary Caldwell preferred position, and improved concentration and decision making on Gary Caldwell part. New head coach Tony Mowbray, who had also worked with Caldwell at Hibernian, responded by stating that Gary Caldwell would not ask the board of directors to increase the offer.

During what proved to be Gary Caldwell final game for the club, an Old Firm derby against Rangers, Caldwell was beaten in the air by Lee McCulloch for the equalising goal.

Wigan Athletic

Caldwell eventually signed for Wigan Athletic F.C. on a four-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee on 13 January 2010. Gary Caldwell made Gary Caldwell Wigan debut in a 2–0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. on 16 January 2010. Gary Caldwell scored Gary Caldwell first goal for Wigan in a 2–1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers on 27 January 2010. Caldwell has since been sent off twice in Premier League matches, defeats against Manchester City on 29 March (3–0) and Chelsea F.C. on the final day of the 2009–10 season (8–0).

Caldwell was appointed captain of Wigan Athletic early in the 2010–11 season. Gary Caldwell was sent off, however, in a key 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Norway.

International goals


Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Caldwell

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