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Calgary Callies

Calgary Callies
Full name Calgary Caledonian Football Club
Nickname(s) Callies
Founded 26 April 1904 (1904-04-26)[1]
Ground Callies Stadium
Ground Capacity 1,000
League Alberta Major Soccer League
Website Club home page

The Calgary Caledonian Football Club, better known as the Calgary Callies, is a Canadian association football club which currently plays in the Alberta Major Soccer League.[2]

History

The 1907 champions, posing with the People Shield.

This club was founded on April 26, 1904.[1] Over the years they have become a dominant club in Alberta and Canadian soccer.

In 2007, the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame inducted the Calgary Caledonians from 1907 as a team of distinction.[3] Calgary Caledonians were unofficial champions of Canada in 1907, 1908 and 1909 winning the People's Shield in each of those years.[4] They won the championship of Western Canada in 1906 by beating Minnedosa 2-0 in Manitoba. The Callies great run in the People's Shield began in 1907, a year in which they dominated the Calgary League, winning 14 of the 16 games played with two being drawn. The People's Shield finals were played in Winnipeg, where the Callies beat Toronto Thistles in the semi-final and Winnipeg Brittania 1-0 in the final. The team won the championship of Alberta six times between 1908 and 1923.[5]

The Calgary Callies played at the Canadian National Challenge Cup in 1999 and 2000 as the Calgary Celtic SFC.

In April 2008 the Callies sent senior players Chris Kooy and André Duberry to Livingston F.C. and youth player Charlie Beaulieu to Kilmarnock FC for a 2 week trial.

Current squad

  • Club President: Sean Hayes
  • Head coach: Dave Morrow
  • Reserve team head coach: David Randall
  • Reserve team assistant coach: Simon Halls
  • Trainer/Equipment Manager: Sean Sneddon


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 FW Matt Lally
4 MF Atkinson, Kyle
6 DF Ferries, Paul
7 MF Buchanan, Josh
8 FW Cappelletto, Chase
9 FW Cato-Meyer, Daylan
12 FW Cook, Cody
13 FW Cordick, Justin
15 DF Duffy, Ben
16 DF Devlin, Mike
11 DF De Silva, Liam
18 MF Foote, Oshayne
19 DF Halls, Peter
20 MF Hayes, Rory
21 MF Hoey, Colin
No. Position Player
38 MF Kooy,Chris
39 MF Gonzales,Nico
22 GK Thomson, Kody
23 FW Jesic, Damir
14 DF Jovica, Allen
24 MF Lowther, Callum
25 DF Milne, Drew
26 MF Miron, Francisco
27 DF Moretti, Michael
28 MF Nagib Neto, Miguel
5 FW Napuri, Felix
29 DF Paterson, Colin
30 MF Reyes, Nicolas
31 GK Richardson, Seth
3 DF Roa, Eric
32 MF Timotijevic, Milan
33 DF Timotijevic, Dejan
34 MF Tooby, Dylan
35 DF Yor, Samuel
36 MF Zuniga, Nicolas

Year-by-year

Year League Regular Season League Cup Challenge Cup
1998 AMSL 1st ?? DNQ
1999 AMSL 1st Champion Champion
2000 AMSL 1st Champion 4th
2001 AMSL 1st ?? DNQ
2002 AMSL 1st 3rd 4th
2003 AMSL 2nd Champion Champion
2004 AMSL 1st Champion 9th
2005 AMSL 1st 5th DNQ
2006 AMSL 1st Champion 2nd
2007 AMSL 1st Champion Champion
2008 AMSL 1st Champion Champion
2009 AMSL 3rd Champion 4th
2010 AMSL 7th DNQ DNQ
2011 AMSL 4th Runners Up DNQ
2012 AMSL 3rd 3rd Place DNQ
2013 AMSL 2nd 3rd Place DNQ
2014 AMSL 3nd Champion 2nd

Honours

  • Canadian National Challenge Cup
    • Champions (7): 1907(People's Shield), 1908(People's Shield), 1909(People's Shield), 1999(as Calgary Celtic), 2003, 2007, 2008[1]
    • Runners-up (1): 2006, 2014
    • 4th Place: 2009
    • 9th Place: 2004
  • Alberta Senior Provincial Championship
    • Champions (5):1999, 2000, 2002,2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014
    • Runners Up : 2011
    • 5th Place: 2005

Notable players

References

  1. ^ a b c "Soccer in Alberta", Soccer Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Alberta Major Soccer League
  3. ^ "Team of Distinction" on The Soccer Hall of Fame of Canada
  4. ^ Calgary Caledonia 1907 at Canadian Soccer History
  5. ^ "Canada: The People Shield" at Canadian Soccer History

External links

  • Official website
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