In professional football, there aren’t too many players who can boast to have played for different clubs spread over 3 different continents. Well, Calum Angus, for one is certainly among them!
Born in Greenwich, England, Calum is a former Portsmouth Academy player where he spent about 8 years. After being released by his home team, he was offered a soccer scholarship at Saint Louis University.
During this time he had a successful college career and he received numerous awards and honours including – 2008 NSCAA All American First Team, 2007 NSCAA All American Second Team, A10 Defender of the Year and Two time First Team All-Region.
In the 2007-08 season, Calum made 8 appearances for the local pre-development league of the United Soccer Leagues, USL Premier Development League and he also managed to score twice during that time.
Angus was invited to the 2009 MLS Player Combine in Florida for the 2009 MLS Super Draft and was also offered a trial by Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, but things didn’t work out. However, soon after he signed with USL-2 side Wilmington Hammerheads, playing 5 games for them.
In mid-2009 he went on to join the Swedish side Göteborgs Atlet-och Idrottssällskap (Gothenburg Athletics & Sports Association) popularly known as GAIS. Angus made his debut for GAIS against Halmstad BK in which he came off the bench in the 81st minute and scored the equalizer for GAIS in the 90th minute of the match to announce his arrival in style.
Calum spent four years at GAIS and was a part of the team which finished fifth in the Swedish Allsvenskan (Division 1) in 2011.
During his time at the club, Calum also won the GAIS player of the year award “The Honorary Mackerel” for his inspiring displays for the club.
At Pune FC, Calum becomes the second European player to sign for the club after Raul Fabiani, thus announcing the start of a new chapter in a new continent in his life which will hopefully bore fruits for himself as well as the club.