Australian left back Elder signed a three year deal when he joined City on the August 2019 transfer deadline day to add competition to Grant McCann’s defensive choices. He came to City injured and made his debut in mid September, making immediate positive impressions with his defending and attacking prowess. By November he was a regular candidate for man of the match as he combined well with flying wingman Kamil Grosicki. His good form continued when the Pole was transferred in January 2020, flourishing as a first team regular despite a poor run of results.
Elder was one of very few players to emerge from City’s crash in form during the latter part of the 2019/20 season and was one of the first names on the teamsheet as City regrouped in League One and launched a behind-closed-doors promotion push. He was a near ever present duing the 2020/21 season and turned in a string of lung-bustingly impressive performances to helped the Tigers lift the League One title. A nasty injury on the last day of the season denied Callum his first call-up to the Australian national squad.
Born in Sydney, Elder came to Leicester City’s academy at the age of 16 but during six years with the Foxes he never made the first team, his action limited to a solitary appearance for the U21 side in the EFL Trophy in October 2018. He did have considerable Football League experience though, making 91 first team appearances garnered over a four year period during several loan spells.
Elder won a single Australia under-20 cap in 2013. In May 2021 he was selected for the long list of players to represent Australia at the delayed 2020 World Cup Finals, however an injury sustained on the last day of the 2020/21 season meant he missed out. He eventually made his senior international debut a few months later in September 2021 against China.
Date/Place of Birth: 23 January 1995, Sydney (Australia)
Hull City First Game: 14 September 2019, Wigan Athletic H (Championship), 24 years, 234 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Leicester City (2013-2019), Mansfield Town (2015, loan), Peterborough United (2015-2016, loan), Brentford (2016-2017, loan), Barnsley (2017, loan), Wigan Athletic (2017-2018, loan), Ipswich Town (2019, loan), Hull City (2019-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 86 apps, 1 goalsCallum Elder
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