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Real Name: Laurence John Calloway
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 12 St. 0 lbs
Born: 17/06/1945 (Birmingham)

A naturally left footed inside forward, he first attracted attention with Staffordshire Boys. He played on schoolboy forms for his favourites, West Brom, but injury curtail his development and Albion lost interest.

Stan Cullis picked him up for Wolves and converted him into a defender.

Originally on loan to Rochdale for experience, he was transferred to the Spotland club after Cullis was sacked. Never a regular at Ewood park he was acquired from Blackburn Rovers in exchange for Alex Russell and proved the outstanding player in 1970-71. Though signed as left-back, Alex Parker preferred to keep Amby Clark there and moved Callaway to midfield.

A great driving force full of constructive ability he was made captain on Malcolm Russell’s departure and was subsequently elected ‘Player of the Year’. He packed a terrific shot, scoring a memorable first goal for the club against Grimsby Town, and missed one game only through suspension.

He emigrated to California in June 1975, eventually retiring after several injury problems to concentrate on coaching.

His coaching career flourished and he coached 10 different clubs in the ‘States’, his last being Des Moines Menace, whom he left in 2012.

For a time he was executive vice president of the Brazilian Youth Soccer Association in the USA.



Season Date From To Value
1970/1971 07/08/1970 BLACKBURN ROVERS Southport Exchange for Alex Russell
1970/1971 26/05/1971 Southport YORK CITY 6000



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1970/1971 4908
Total 49 0 8


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/04/1971 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 1
23/04/1971 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
16/04/1971 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
12/04/1971 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0
10/04/1971 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 2
09/04/1971 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 1
03/04/1971 LeagueH BRENTFORD 2 - 0
27/03/1971 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 1
19/03/1971 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
17/03/1971 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 3
13/03/1971 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 3
05/03/1971 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 5 - 0
27/02/1971 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 1
22/02/1971 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 2
20/02/1971 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 0
12/02/1971 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 - 2
06/02/1971 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 2
29/01/1971 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 4
23/01/1971 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 - 1
16/01/1971 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
09/01/1971 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
01/01/1971 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3 RH LIVERPOOL 0 - 2
26/12/1970 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 0
19/12/1970 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
04/12/1970 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 5 - 1
01/12/1970 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3H LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
28/11/1970 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 2
21/11/1970 FA Cup / 1H BOSTON UNITED 0 - 2
14/11/1970 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 2
10/11/1970 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 1
07/11/1970 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
02/11/1970 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H NETHERFIELD 2 - 0
30/10/1970 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 3
24/10/1970 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
20/10/1970 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
16/10/1970 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 3 - 0
09/10/1970 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
02/10/1970 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
30/09/1970 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
26/09/1970 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
21/09/1970 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 2
18/09/1970 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
12/09/1970 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 0
08/09/1970 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0
04/09/1970 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 2 - 1
01/09/1970 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 2
29/08/1970 LeagueA BRENTFORD 1 - 0
21/08/1970 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 6 - 1
15/08/1970 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
12/04/1971LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0
05/03/1971LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 5 - 0
04/12/1970LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 5 - 1
28/11/1970LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 2
02/11/1970Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H NETHERFIELD 2 - 0
02/10/1970LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
08/09/1970LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0

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