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Gary Caldwell


Gary Robert Caldwell is a Scottish footballer is currently the captain of Wigan Athletic and also plays for the Scotland national football team. Caldwell started his football profile with Celtic Boys Club. At 16 he went to England, alongside his elder brother Steven at Newcastle United. During the 2003–04 season, Caldwell was given a free transfer by Newcastle. He signed a short-term contract with Hibs for the second half of the season and during this period he played in their defeat by Livingston in the 2004 League Cup Final. During the 2005–06 season, rumours circulated that he had signed a pre-contract agreement to join Celtic in the summer of 2006. Since then Caldwell helped the club win two league championships, one Scottish Cup and one League Cup. After being named as the Writers' Player of the Year for the 2008–09 season, Caldwell stated his belief that this was due to him having a long run in his preferred position, and improved concentration and decision making on his part. Caldwell eventually signed for Wigan Athletic on a four-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee on 13 January 2010. e made his Wigan debut in a 2–0 win against Wolves on 16 January 2010. He scored his first goal for Wigan in a 2–1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers on 27 January 2010. Caldwell was appointed captain of Wigan Athletic early in the 2010–11 season
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