|Full name||Maxime Teremoana Crocombe|
|Date of birth||12 August 1993|
|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height||6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)|
|2004–2007||Milton Keynes Dons|
|2008–2009||Milton Keynes Dons|
|2013–||New Zealand U20||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 27 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Crocombe was born in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving to England at a young age. He had spells with Milton Keynes Dons and Luton Town before joining Buckingham Town. Crocombe attended Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes along with Leicester City player Jeff Schlupp.
In the summer of 2009, Crocombe signed for Buckingham Town at the age of 16. He made 33 first team appearances before being spotted by scouts of Oxford United. Despite being a goalkeeper he scored one goal in his time at Buckingham Town after coming on as an outfield substitute in a 3–1 league defeat.
Crocombe joined Oxford United as a scholar under youth-team coach Chris Allen and signed his first professional contract in April 2012. Whilst at the club, he has been coached by Alan Hodgkinson and player-coach Wayne Brown.
Crocombe's Football League debut came in a 1–1 draw with Burton Albion on 29 January 2013. He kept his first clean sheet for the club in his second league appearance, a 1–0 away win over Dagenham & Redbridge in April 2013, which ended Oxford United's five match winless run. He remained in goal for the rest of the league season, keeping three consecutive clean sheets with 3–0 wins against both Rochdale and Accrington Stanley. In total, Crocombe made six appearances for club and country in his debut professional season, conceding just one goal.
In June 2013, he signed a long-term contract with the club.
New Zealand Under 20s
On 22 January 2013, Crocombe was called up to the provisional New Zealand under 20s squad for the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship in Fiji, the regional qualifying tournament for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was confirmed in the final squad of 20 on 20 February 2013 and made his debut in the 1–0 win over Vanuatu. Crocombe kept clean sheets in both his appearances and was voted the best goalkeeper of the tournament, earning him the Golden Glove Award.
He was confirmed in the New Zealand under-20 squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey and has been described as a key player for the team. Crocombe played in two of New Zealand's games as the team exited the competition at the group stage.
Max Crocombe is the grandson of the late writer and academic Ron Crocombe.
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