Defender Callum Elder
- Height 180cm
- Weight 67kg
- D.O.B. 27/1/95
Debut: 02/09/2021 v China
Socceroos Cap Number: 614
Current Club: Hull City (England)
Junior Club: Manly United (NSW)
Previous clubs: Leicester City, Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, Ipswich Town
Hailing from Sydney’s north, but spending over a decade in England, left-back Callum Elder was made to wait for his maiden Socceroos call-up.
After rising through the ranks at Manly United, the defender took a leap as a teenager, securing a move to Leicester City’s youth academy while he was still at school.
While he never made a senior appearance for the club, Elder enjoyed a number of successful loan stints throughout the leagues, growing as a player with each experience.
After suffering an injury and returning to the club, he was able to soak up the unbelievable training ground atmosphere as Leicester defied the odds to win the 2016 Premier League title.
On the pitch, he caught the eye of many during a stint with Wigan Athletic, earning promotion to the Championship. In August 2019, following the expiration of his Leicester contract, Elder joined Hull City in the Championship – where he was initially a teammate of Socceroo Jackson Irvine.
While the club’s fortunes would drop off substantially, leading to their relegation in 2020, 2021 saw Elder rise as a figurehead of their promotion push, earning a place in the League One Team of the Season as the Tigers restored their place in England’s second tier.
Having only previously represented the Young Socceroos once back in 2013, Elder is relishing the opportunity offered by his first senior international call-up at 26 years of age.
After an injury suffered late in the club season ruled him out of contention for June 2021’s Socceroos action, Elder will be eager to make his mark in September and beyond.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
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