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Callum Connolly

Player Stats

Appearances
1
Goals
0
Tackle Success
0%
Yellow cards
0
Callum Connolly inked his first professional contract in July 2015 - and followed it up with a Premier League debut nine months later.

The Litherland-born youngster was called upon from the bench when Everton locked horns with Southampton in April 2016.

He played the final half-hour at right-back when Seamus Coleman limped off injured.

Versatility is one of Connolly’s main attributes. He can play anywhere across the back-line and in central midfield.

He also possesses an eye for goal - he scored an impressive seven times for Everton Under-21s in 2015-16.

In July 2015, Connolly signed his first professional contract at the Club he has been associated with since the age of nine, keeping him at the Club until the end of 2016/17.

He enjoyed a productive 2015-16 season with David Unsworth's Under-21 side, scoring seven goals from a number of different defensive positions.

Connolly's first taste of senior experience came in a month-long stint at Barnsley in March 2016, before returning from his loan spell to be given his Everton first-team bow as a 54th-minute substitute in the 1-1 draw with Southampton.

The lifelong Evertonian signed a contract extension in July 2016, keeping him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2019.

In 2016-17, he helped David Unsworth's Under-23s side land the Premier League 2 title, while also spending five months on loan at Championship outfit Wigan Athletic.

He scored his first professional goals during his temporary spell away from Goodison, netting a brace on his Latics debut in a 2-0 away win over Burton Albion.

After helping England win the Under-20 World Cup in the summer of 2017, he joined Championship side Ipswich Town on a season-long loan for the 2017/18 campaign.

Connolly gained valuable first-team experience with the Tractor Boys, making 35 first-team appearances and chipping in with four goals.

He returned to the Championship in August 2018 with a loan move to Wigan Athletic, having penned a new three-year contract with Everton.

Connolly played 17 matches for Wigan - scoring once - before joining fellow Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers in another loan move in January. Connolly made 16 league appearances for the Trotters, chipping in with two goals and providing two assists.

Contracted until: June 2021