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Paul Caddis

Paul Caddis
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:15, 3 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul McLean Caddis (born 19 April 1988) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Championship club Birmingham City.

He predominantly plays as either a right back or right winger, but due to his versatility, and having two good feet, he can also play at left back and anywhere across the midfield. He has played for both Celtic and Swindon Town in all positions apart from striker and goalkeeper.

Caddis started his career with Scottish Premier League club Celtic. He broke into the first team during the 2007–08 season, but never managed to hold down a starting place over the next few years. He spent the second half of the 2008–09 season on loan to Dundee United. Caddis was sold to English League One club Swindon Town in August 2010. He spent the 2012–13 season on loan to Birmingham City, and joined the club on a permanent contract in September 2013.

Caddis played regularly for the Scotland under-21 team and also captained the side.

Early life

Caddis attended St Joseph's Academy.[2]

Club career


Caddis trained with the under-17s team at Celtic before moving to the under 19s, where he quickly became captain. He often trained with the Celtic first team. He made his competitive debut coming on as a substitute in Celtic's 1–0 victory away to Falkirk on 27 January 2008. He then made his first start just six days later against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in the Scottish Cup. He assisted Scott McDonald for the first goal in the 5–1 victory. Caddis made his home debut on 20 February against Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first leg fixture. He went on to play 17 times in the Scottish Premier League for Celtic.

Caddis appeared in Celtic's 3–3 Europa League draw with Rapid Vienna in December 2009.[3]

Dundee United

On 2 February 2009, Caddis joined Dundee United on loan until the end of the season.[4] He made his debut against Inverness CT on 14 February playing the full 90 minutes on the right wing as the game ended 1–1. He returned to Celtic after playing his last game for the Tangerines in a 3–0 defeat to Rangers on 24 May, having made 11 appearances for the club.

Swindon Town

In August 2010, Caddis and fellow Celtic youth team graduate Simon Ferry joined English League One club Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old, who said he left Celtic for regular first-team football, signed a three-year contract.[5][6] Manager Danny Wilson commented favourably on his versatility, and played him in midfield as well as at full back.[7] He made his debut in the Football League Cup against Leyton Orient, and made 42 appearances during the 2010–11 season as Swindon were relegated to League Two.[8]

Caddis remained at Swindon for the 2011–12 season in League Two despite a number of players leaving the club after the relegation. Swindon began the season with new addition Oliver Risser as captain, but Caddis took the armband after Risser suffered an injury. Despite Risser's return to fitness, manager Paolo di Canio decided to name Caddis as captain for the remainder of the season.[9] He was ever-present for most of the season, missing a handful of games in March and April – including the Football League Trophy final defeat – due to an ankle injury.[10] He and Matt Ritchie were named in the League Two PFA Team of the Year as Swindon were promoted as champions.[11] At the end of the season, he agreed an extension to his contract until 2014.[12]

Birmingham City

On the last day of the August 2012 transfer window, Caddis joined Championship club Birmingham City on loan for the season. Birmingham striker Adam Rooney moved in the other direction, on loan for the season with a view to a permanent transfer.[13] He produced a man-of-the-match performance on his debut the following day, in Birmingham's first league win of the season at home to Peterborough United.[14] A dislocated shoulder sustained during his third game kept him out until late November.[15]

In April 2013, BBC Sport reported that Birmingham's offer of £125,000 down and a further £125,000 in instalments had been rejected by Swindon because they were looking for around £275,000 cash.[16] When Birmingham right-back Neal Eardley injured a knee just before the end of the summer transfer window, the club made a further bid for Caddis, who had remained out of favour at Swindon. The bid, reportedly in the region of £150,000, was accepted, and Caddis signed a three-year contract with Birmingham on 2 September.[17]

Club statistics

As of match played 2 November 2013
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2006–07[18] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[19] Scottish Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 1[lower-alpha 1] 0 4 0
2008–09[20] Scottish Premier League 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2009–10[21] Scottish Premier League 10 0 1 0 1 0 1[lower-alpha 2] 0 13 0
Celtic total 17 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
Dundee United (loan) 2008–09[20] Scottish Premier League 11 0 11 0
Swindon Town 2010–11[8] League One 38 1 2 0 1 0 1[lower-alpha 3] 0 42 1
2011–12[22] League Two 39 4 4 0 2 0 5[lower-alpha 3] 1 50 5
2012–13[23] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swindon Town total 77 5 6 0 3 0 6 1 92 6
Birmingham City (loan) 2012–13[23] Championship 27 0 1 0 0 0 28 0
Birmingham City 2013–14[24] Championship 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Birmingham City total 34 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
Career total 139 5 10 0 7 0 2 0 6 1 164 6

International career

Caddis played for the Scotland under-19 team and won 13 caps for the Scotland under-21s.[25]

In March 2013, he was called into the senior squad as a late replacement to cover for the injured Russell Martin for the World Cup qualifier away to Serbia,[26] but remained an unused substitute.


Swindon Town


Personal life

Caddis is the younger brother of former Ayr United striker Ryan Caddis and older brother of St. Johnstone midfielder Liam Caddis.[27]


International statistics

External links

  • Soccerbase

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