Max Clayton

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Max Clayton
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Personal information
Full name Max James Clayton[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Crewe, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers
Number 12
Youth career
2001–2011 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Crewe Alexandra 74 (9)
2014– Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
National team
2010 England U16 5 (2)
2010–2011 England U17 20 (4)
2011–2012 England U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 England U19 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:26, 19 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:43, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Max James Clayton (born 9 August 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Bolton Wanderers. He has also represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels.

Club career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Born in Crewe, Cheshire, Clayton made his debut for Crewe Alexandra in a 2–1 league win against Morecambe at the Alexandra Stadium on 22 April 2011, coming on as a second-half substitute for Shaun Miller.[3] He made his second appearance of the season in a 2–0 away loss to Wycombe Wanderers, again coming on as a late substitute for Miller.[4] He made his first appearance of the 2011–12 season on 6 August 2011, once again coming on as a late substitute for Miller as Crewe lost 3–0 away to Swindon.[5] He began to get a regular run of games for Crewe, and scored his first goal in a 1–0 home win against Macclesfield Town in the JPT Trophy on 5 October 2011.[6] His first league goal came in a 2–1 win on 19 November 2011 as he scored a 94th minute winner against Morecambe, after England under-17 team mate Nick Powell had equalised for Crewe. He scored his second goal in a 2–0 home win against Accrington on 21 February 2012.[7] On 10 March he scored another 94th minute winner as Crewe beat Gillingham 4–3.[8] On 16 March 2012, Clayton scored a vital goal in a 2–2 draw at Southend to send Crewe to Wembley for the League 2 play-off final on a 3–2 aggregate score.[9] On 7 April 2013, he scored in the 2013 Football League Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium, as Crewe beat Southend United 2–0.[10]

After a prolonged absence due to a broken ankle sustained in November 2013,[11] Clayton refused to sign a new contract at Crewe, and had trials at other clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sunderland (he played in Sunderland's 5-1 pre-season victory over Darlington 1883 on 19 July 2014).[12]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

In early September 2014, it was reported that he was expected to join Bolton Wanderers.[13] On 18 September 2014, the move was officially announced.[14][15]

International career[edit]

He has also represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-18 levels, playing in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. On 25 June 2011, he scored the second goal in a 2–0 victory over Uruguay in Torreón. He scored his first goal for the under-19 team on 24 May 2013 against Georgia.[16]

Personal life[edit]

His father Paul Clayton was a striker for Crewe Alexandra and his older brother Harry is currently a professional with Nantwich Town.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 November 2013.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2010–11[18] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[19] League Two 24 3 0 0 0 0 6[a] 2 30 5
2012–13[20] League One 35 4 1 0 2 2 4[b] 3 42 9
2013–14[21] League One 13 2 2 0 1 0 2[b] 0 18 2
Career total 74 9 3 0 3 2 12 5 92 16
  1. ^ Three appearances and one goal in Football League Trophy, three appearances and one goal in League Two play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 34. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2010). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2010–2011 (41st ed.). London: Headline. ISBN 9-780755-361076. 
  3. ^ "Crewe 2–0 Morecambe". BBC News. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  4. ^ ""Wycombe 2–0 Crewe"". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ ""Swindon 3–0 Crewe"". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ ""Crewe 1–0 Macclesfield"". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  7. ^ ""Crewe 2–0 Accrington"". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  8. ^ ""Gillingham 3–4 Crewe"". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "TEAMtalk - Football - Match - Report - Sky Bet League 2 - Southend United v Crewe Alexandra - 16th May 2012". Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Crewe 2–0 Southend". bbc.co.uk (BBC Sport). 7 April 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Crewe Alexandra: Max Clayton suffers broken ankle". BBC Sport (BBC). 21 November 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "SAFC - Darlington 1883 1 Sunderland 5". safc.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Max Clayton: Bolton move good for Crewe striker - Steve Davis". BBC Sport (BBC). 16 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Bolton Wanderers sign Max Clayton". Bolton Wanderers. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Max Clayton: Bolton Wanderers sign Crewe Alexandra striker". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  16. ^ ""England v Georgia"". Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  17. ^ ""Max Clayton upholds family tradition"". crewechronicle. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Max Clayton in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Max Clayton in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Max Clayton in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Max Clayton in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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