Alex Grant (footballer, born 1994)

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Alex Grant
Alex Grant playing for Havant & Waterlooville.jpg
Grant playing for Havant & Waterlooville
Personal information
Full name Alexander Ian Grant[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Stoke City
Youth career
ECU Joondalup
2010–2012 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2012 Eastleigh (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 18 (1)
2013– Stoke City 0 (0)
National team
Australia U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:15, 30 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alexander Ian "Alex" Grant (born 23 January 1994) is an English born Australian footballer who plays for Stoke City. He plays as a Centre Back.

Career[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

Grant signed a two-year scholarship with Portsmouth in July 2010.[2] He progressed through reserve and academy sides, and appeared on the bench against Nottingham Forest, on 28 April 2012.[3] In his next season, on 14 August, he made his professional debut, acting as a starter in a Football League Cup match against Plymouth Argyle.[4]

On 20 December, he was loaned to Eastleigh in a one-month deal.[5] He made his debut on The New Year's Day, against Salisbury.[6]

On 24 January 2013, he joined Havant & Waterlooville on a one month loan deal.[7] He joined Hawks as a replacement for fellow Portsmouth player Dan Butler, who gained first team action at Pompey.[8] He made his Hawks debut two days later, in a 0–0 away draw against Dorchester Town.[9] He scored his first goal for Hawks on 16 April, against Dover Athletic.[10]

Stoke City[edit]

On 9 May, despite his loan being successful, he was released by Pompey.[11] Following his release by Portsmouth, Grant signed for Stoke City who beat off competition from Everton.[12]

International career[edit]

Despite been born in England, Grant was called to play for Australia U17. He was on the provisional 35-man squad for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 April 2013.[14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2012–13 League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Eastleigh (loan) 2012–13 Conference South 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 2012–13 Conference South 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Total 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Stoke City 2013–14 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 20 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2013 and 28/02/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Pompey unveil new Scholars". portsmouthfc.co.uk (Portsmouth F.C.). 15 July 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nottingham Forest 2–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 28 April 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Plymouth 3–0 Portsmouth; BBC Sport, 14 August 2012
  5. ^ Grant Loaned To Eastleigh; Portsmouth FC, 20 December 2012
  6. ^ SALISBURY CITY VS. EASTLEIGH 5 – 3; Global Sports Media, 1 January 2013
  7. ^ G'Day Alex Grant - New Signing; Havant & Waterlooville, 24 January 2013
  8. ^ Grant secures Hawks loan switch; Portsmouth News, 24 January 2013
  9. ^ Gutsy Magpies claim a valuable point; Dorchester Town F.C., 28 January 2013
  10. ^ Havant & Waterlooville 1 Dover Athletic 1; Kent Online, 17 April 2013
  11. ^ Blues youngsters offered pro deals; Portsmouth News, 9 May 2013
  12. ^ "No Pompey compensation for Stoke new-boy Grant". Portsmouth News. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fratton quartet poised for World Cup". Portsmouth News (Portsmouth News). 27 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "A. Grant". Soccerway (Global Sports Media). Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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