Collette McCallum

Collette Gardiner (née McCallum; born 26 March 1986) is an Australian retired footballer who played as a midfielder, earning over 80 caps for the Australian national team. She last played for Perth Glory in the Australian W-League.

Collette Gardiner
Collette McCallum playing against USWNT 2012.jpg
McCallum playing for the Matildas in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth Rutherglen, Scotland
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
NSW Institute of Sport
Australian Institute of Sport
WA Institute of Sport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Manly Warringah
NSW Academy of Sport
Western Waves
2008 Pali Blues 8 (5)
2008–2009 Perth Glory 10 (2)
2009 Sky Blue FC 23 (0)
2009–2011 Perth Glory 14 (3)
2012 Lincoln Ladies 8 (1)
2012–2014 Perth Glory 16 (4)
National team
2002–2006 Australia U-20 19 (13)
2005–2015 Australia 81 (11)
Teams managed
2015– Perth Glory (Assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 July 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 July 2015

Playing careerEdit

Born in Scotland, McCallum emigrated to Australia with her family at the age of four.[1][2] She played for Pali Blues in the American USL W-League in 2008.[3] Following her debut game for the Blues, she was selected for the W-League team of the week as a result of scoring two goals against Ventura County Fusion. Pali Blues went on to win the W-League championship in that season.

In 2009, McCallum played for Sky Blue FC in the new Women's Professional Soccer in the United States. The club went on to win the 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs in their debut year.

InternationalEdit

 
McCallum in action for the Matildas.

McCallum represented the Young Matildas on 19 occasions, and was selected to the FIFA All-Star Team at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship.

McCallum amassed 81 caps for the Matildas. Following the retirements of Cheryl Salisbury and Joanne Peters in February 2010, she was named the Matildas vice captain.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2015, she was employed as the Assistant Coach of the Perth Glory's Women's team, working under Head Coach Bobby Despotovski.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 February 2007 Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan   Uzbekistan 8–0 10–0 2008 Olympics qualifying
2 10–0
3 7 April 2007 BCU International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, Australia   Hong Kong 3–0 15–0 2008 Olympics qualifying
4 6–0
5 8–0
6 19 August 2007 Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Tianjin, China   China PR 3–0 3–1 Friendly
7 20 September 2007 Chengdu Sports Centre, Chengdu, China   Canada 1–1 2–2 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
8 5 March 2008 Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast, Australia   New Zealand 1–0 4–2 Friendly
9 7 February 2009 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia   Italy 1–4 1–5 Friendly
10 17 October 2010 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Mexico 1–0 3–1 2010 Peace Queen Cup
11 15 May 2011 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford, Australia   New Zealand 2–1 2–1 Friendly
12 23 June 2011 Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany   England 1–0 2–0 Friendly
13 2–0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Pali Blues
Sky Blue FC
Perth Glory

CountryEdit

Australia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Collette McCallum plays final game as Australia draw with Scotland". Daily Record. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ From her early days in Rutherglen to becoming an Aussie football legend, Daily Record, 27 September 2019
  3. ^ Ormond, A (11 March 2008). "Aussie Trio Sign For California Club". FourFourTwo Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Matildas to face DPR Korea". The World Game. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Club legend to lead Women's Team to Glory". perthglory.com.au. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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