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Callum John Styles (born 28 March 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Barnsley. He was the first player born in the 21st century to sign a professional contract.

Callum Styles
Personal information
Full name Callum John Styles[1]
Date of birth (2000-03-28) 28 March 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Bury, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barnsley
Number 20
Youth career
–2016 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Bury 27 (0)
2018– Barnsley 6 (0)
2018Bury (loan) 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:51, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

Styles developed through the Burnley academy but failed to earn a professional contract and was released aged 16.[2]

BuryEdit

Styles joined League One club Bury and made his professional senior team debut in their final game of the season against Southend United on 8 May 2016. He came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Anthony Dudley as the team won 3–2.[3] In making his debut, Styles became the first player born in the new millennium to make an appearance in the Football League.[4] Bury were later deducted three points after it was found Styles was not properly registered when he made his debut.[5]

Styles signed a professional contract with Bury on 21 February 2017, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.[6]


BarnsleyEdit

On 6 August 2018, Styles signed for League One club Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract, though returned to Bury on loan until the January transfer window.[7][8] He made 21 appearances in all competitions for Bury before returning to his parent club.[9]

Styles made his debut for Barnsley on 9 March 2019 as a substitute against Accrington Stanley, replacing Mamadou Thiam.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 4 May 2019 [11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bury 2015–16[12] EFL League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17[13] 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2017–18[14] 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
2018–19[15] EFL League Two 16 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 21 0
Barnsley 2018–19[16] EFL League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Bury

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Retained List 2016-17" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ Kirkbride, Phil (2017-03-06). "Everton scout Bury wonderkid Callum Styles". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  3. ^ "Bury 3–2 Southend United". BBC Sport. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Callum Styles: 16-year-old Bury striker becomes English football's first player to be born in 21st century". The Independent. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Bury: League One side punished for Callum Styles registration error". BBC Sport. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  6. ^ "CONFIRMED: New Deal for Callum". www.buryfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  7. ^ "Callum Styles signs for Barnsley". Bury F.C. 6 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Callum Styles: "I want to challenge myself."". Barnsley F.C. 16 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Callum Styles | Football Stats | Barnsley | Season 2018/2019 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  10. ^ "REPORT: Barnsley 2-0 Accrington". www.barnsleyfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  11. ^ "Callum Styles". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Games played by Callum Styles in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Games played by Callum Styles in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Callum Styles in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Games played by Callum Styles in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Games played by Callum Styles in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  17. ^ "League Two: 2018/19: Current table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
    "Bury: Squad details: 2018/19". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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