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
Macclesfield Town
(on loan from 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)
2014– Macclesfield Town (loan) 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 as a defender for Macclesfield Town on loan from Stoke City.

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] On 30 August 2014 Grant joined Macclesfield Town on loan.[13]

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.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 April 2013.[15]
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 8 April 2013. 
  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. ^ "Silkmen sign two from Stoke". MTFC. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Fratton quartet poised for World Cup". Portsmouth News (Portsmouth News). 27 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "A. Grant". Soccerway (Global Sports Media). Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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