Callum Wilson Biography
Callum Wilson (Callum Eddie Graham Wilson) is an English professional footballer born on 27th February 1992 in Coventry, England. He plays as a striker for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.
Callum Wilson Age
- He was born on 27th February 1992 in Coventry, England (26 years as of 2018)
Callum Wilson Height
- He is 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) tall
Callum Wilson Wife/ Callum Wilson Stacey
He is married to Stacey . Wilsom said that he met her when she was 19.
“I met her when I was 17 and she was 19. I had not had a salad before and was eating takeaway food because it was quick and easy. But she introduced me to salads and healthy foods and my injuries kind of slowed down after that.
Callum Wilson Children
He has two children a son Oritse and daughter Orlagh.
“I have two kids, a girl and a boy, and that is why I play football, for them…The little man asked for four goals and I should have got the fourth at the end! I should have given him what he asked for. But I was just delighted we got the three points, we have back-to-back wins and the boys kept a clean sheet.”
Asked whether five-year-old Oritse realised what the striker had been going through during his injury nightmare, Wilson replied: “Not really, he is too young. I think he was just thinking I didn’t play football anymore! But when I scored against Middlesbrough as well, he was there and was buzzing.He is starting to get back into it now and realising that his dad plays week in, week out, rather than just sitting and watching with him on the sidelines. I am just trying to perform for them.”
Callum Wilson Coventry City
Callum Wilson began his career in Coventry City and made his first team debut for Coventry City as a substitute on 12 August 2009 in a 1–0 League Cup defeat to Hartlepool United. On 16th March 2010 he signed a professional deal, which saw him stay at the club for a further season. He became the first Coventry City youth teamer to win the national award for apprentice of the month in March 2010.
In December 2010 he made his league debut when he came on as a substitute against Queens Park Rangers. He made his first appearance of the 2012–13 season in a 1–0 loss against Carlisle United coming on as a sub for Carl Baker.
The start of the 2013–14 season saw Wilson establish himself as a solid fixture in the starting line-up. Forming a good understanding with strike partner Leon Clarke, after just 11 league games Wilson had
notched up 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, all the more impressive as he had suffered injury for two months with a dislocated shoulder in early 2014.
Wilson won League One Player of the month award for March, He 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.
In January 2011 Wilson joined Kettering Town on an initial months loan. His loan was extended to another three months upon completion of his first month. Wilson played 17 games, scoring once.
On 29 December 2011, he was loaned to Conference side Tamworth on a one-month loan. He made his debut for the club in a 2–2 draw with Alfreton Town, where he played the full game. 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 after a fine display in just his third game for the Lambs which saw his short loan spell end.
Callum Wilson Bournemouth
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. Wilson scored twice on his debut for the club, in a 4–0 win against. Huddersfield Town.
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 Cherries’ top scorer for that season in the process, scoring 20 league goals. He was Bournemouth’s only player to score in all three domestic competitions, notably scoring the winning goal in the 2–1 victory against West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the League Cup.
On 22 August 2015, Wilson scored his first Premier League goals with a hat-trick against West Ham United. On 26 September 2015, Wilson ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the match against Stoke City and was expected to be out for about six months. On 9 April 2016, Wilson made his return as an injury-time substitute in Bournemouth’s 2–1 win away to Aston Villa.
On 1 February 2017, Wilson ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and was expected to be out for about six months. On 18 November 2017, Wilson scored a hat-trick in a comprehensive 4–0 win against newly promoted Huddersfield Town.
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Callum Wilson England
On 6 November 2014, Callum Wilson was called up to the England U21 squad for the first time for matches against Portugal and France. He is eligible to represent Ireland.
Callum Wilson Goals This Season
Callum Wilson Fifa 18
Callum Wilson overall rating in FIFA 18 is 77 with a potential of 79. Wilson has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Wilson’s height is 180 cm and his weight is estimated at 66 kg according to our database. Currently, Callum Wilson is playing with number 13. His best stats are: Acceleration: 92, Sprint Speed: 89, Finishing: 80, Strength: 79, Composure: 78.
Callum Wilson Fifa 17
Callum Wilson Fifa 16
His overall rating in FIFA 16 is 75 with a potential of 81. Wilson has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Wilson’s height is 180 cm and his weight is estimated at 66 kg according to our database. Currently, Callum Wilson is playing with number 13. His best stats are: Acceleration: 93, Sprint Speed: 90, Strength: 81, Agility: 81, Balance: 79.
Callum Wilson Injury – Update
Callum Wilson: ‘When I was injured my son wore everyone’s shirt but mine’
13th Jan 2018 – Interview by The Guardian
I just felt angry,” Callum Wilson says as he remembers the moment when Bournemouth’s physio delivered the bad news in a hospital waiting room 11 months ago. Wilson had been hoping for the best without much conviction after feeling a familiar twinge in his left knee during a mundane training session but an MRI scan had confirmed the striker’s worst fears.
At first he wondered whether it was a wind-up. Deep down, however, he knew what to expect. “I heard a little pop and I was just like: ‘Yeah,’” Wilson says. “I got it iced. After that it was throbbing. Straight away I was saying I’d done my ACL.”
He took no pleasure from the accuracy of his self-diagnosis. To put it into context, some footballers never make it back from one ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Wilson had suffered ACL injuries in both knees in the space of 16 months.
His emotions bubbled to the surface. It takes a lot to wipe the smile off Wilson’s face and a conversation with him is peppered with little quips and playful boasts about his goalscoring ability. Shutting him up is usually not an easy task but the physio’s news left him in a daze.
“As I was driving home I got upset,” the 25-year-old says. “I was punching the hell out of my car and everything. I got home. My wife wasn’t there and I threw my keys through this window and nearly cracked this door. I went upstairs, lay on the bed, got upset and fell asleep. I was sobbing. I was fuming. There were upset tears, tears for how long it was going to take.”
Wilson is engaging company before Sunday’s home game against Arsenal. He is in good spirits, joking that he thought about cancelling this meeting given what happened after we met nearly two and a half years ago.
Call it the interviewer’s curse. After Wilson fought to overcome a tough childhood and a no-frills start to his professional career, there was a buzz around him following Bournemouth’s promotion to the Premier League. He started the season with five goals in seven games and there was talk of an England call-up. The interview was published on 26 September 2015, the day Bournemouth travelled to Stoke City, the same day Wilson was caught by a late tackle from Philipp Wollscheid.
“It was nasty,” he says. “As I got up I asked if my leg was broken. They said it wasn’t so I thought: ‘No worries, get me up.’” The Stoke crowd suspected some amateur dramatics. “The fans were booing me. I ran on the second time, went down again and the fans were booing me again. It was poor, booing somebody who was injured. I found that disrespectful.
“It felt like I was winded. I jogged back on and I think the damage was already done because the knee was unstable. It felt like someone had blown my kneecap up with a shotgun.”
He remembers having to be calmed down by his team-mates when Wollscheid boarded Bournemouth’s coach to apologise – he made his peace with the Stoke defender in the end – and drugs masked the pain on the journey home. “Then I go and get my scan done. They tell me it’s my ACL and I was going to be out for six to nine months. I was numb. I’m usually lively but I was lost for words.”
Bournemouth struggled without Wilson initially and they signed two strikers, Benik Afobe and Lewis Grabban, in January 2016. Wilson was desperate to make a swift return yet he underestimated the physical and spiritual demands of the recovery process, ignoring warning signs such as soreness in his knee and rejecting Eddie Howe’s offer of a holiday.
“You know what it’s like when you get injured,” Wilson says. “Everyone’s going: ‘How are you, how are you?’ and I feel like you need to walk around with a sign on saying: ‘I’m OK.’ I wanted to be isolated. I knew I’d bring the lads down with my moodiness.
“It was my first season in the Premier League and I wanted to get fit. The manager said: ‘Whenever you want time off just let me know.’ But I knew if I took two weeks off my return would be two weeks later. I put my heart and soul into my rehab, which is why I think I was mentally tired when I did get back. I hadn’t had one holiday to reflect on everything.”
Two weeks is hardly a long time. “You’re right,” Wilson says. “Between the two injuries I was nowhere near the player I was. I just wasn’t Callum Wilson, you know?” The doubts crept in. He returned after six months and scored a few goals but his running style was no longer as symmetrical. His team-mates were sensitive enough not to question him when he failed to reach passes but Howe could see Wilson was struggling.
When the second injury arrived, Wilson was no longer a regular. After it, he became more rational. He watched Josh King develop into a goalscorer and Bournemouth sign Jermain Defoe, but he had matured. He listened when new specialists told him to forget about playing again in six months.
“I knew that anger wasn’t going to get me fit,” he says. “That time I was doing so many things different. I was squatting before I’d had my operation. Doing my second ACL was so beneficial. I went on three different holidays. I went to a rehab place in Qatar, then I ended up in Philadelphia. Every six weeks I was trying to have a change of scenery.”
After receiving a supportive message from Alan Shearer, Wilson vowed to prove people wrong. He also wanted his five-year-old son to believe his father is a footballer. “When I was injured he was wearing everyone else’s shirt but mine,” he says. “He liked Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He had Nathan Aké from Bournemouth. One day he said: ‘Daddy, I want a Josh King shirt.’”
Wilson, who has scored six goals this season, bursts into laughter. “Now he wants to get my card in the Match Attax because he can’t get hold of them at all. He’s buying hundreds of packets and he can’t seem to find me.”
It all seems like a valuable learning experience. Wilson knows more about his body – out of concern, he questions why Ibrahimovic returned so quickly from his ACL injury – and has discovered how to keep setbacks in perspective.
He took it slowly, starting his coaching badges, regaining sharpness in under-21 games and accepting Howe’s decision not to risk him at first. He made his comeback in a Carabao Cup tie against Middlesbrough in October, scoring a penalty in a 3-1 win, and a month later his son told him to score four goals in a home game against Huddersfield Town.
“I ended up scoring three and thought that would have to do,” Wilson says. “I felt like I was back. There were no more injuries, no more playing in the shadow of myself. I thought: ‘Callum’s back.’”