Adam May (footballer)

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Adam May
Personal information
Full name Adam John May[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-06) 6 December 1997 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Southampton, England[3]
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aldershot Town
(on loan from Portsmouth)
Number 23
Youth career
2005–2015 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Portsmouth 15 (0)
2015Gosport Borough (loan) 3 (0)
2016–2017Sutton United (loan) 20 (1)
2018-Aldershot Town (loan) 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:55, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Adam John May (born 6 December 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Aldershot Town on loan from Portsmouth.

Club career[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

Born in Southampton, May progressed through Portsmouth's youth categories. He signed a two-year scholarship contract on 4 July 2014.[3]

May made his League Two debut on 18 April 2015, coming on as a late substitute for fellow youth graduate Ben Close in a 0–1 home defeat against Bury.[4] On 1 August he signed a one-year professional deal with Pompey, being promoted to the main squad.[5]

Gosport Borough (loan)[edit]

On 30 October 2015, May was loaned to Gosport Borough for a month.[6]

Sutton United (loan)[edit]

In October 2016, May joined National League side Sutton United on loan, initially for one month and later extended to the end of the season. He made his debut for Sutton on 25 October in a 2–2 draw at home against Maidstone United.[7]

On 14 January 2017, May scored his first senior goal in an FA Trophy second round away tie against Worthing, a game which ended 2–2;[8] he also scored in the replay on 25 January, netting a vital extra time winner for Sutton, capping a man of the match performance.[9] He was part of the team which knocked out Championship side Leeds United 1–0 in the fourth round of the FA Cup, putting Sutton into the fifth round of the competition for the first time in the club's 118-year history,[10] and appeared in the fifth round tie, a 0–2 defeat to Arsenal on 20 February.[11]

On 22 April, May scored his first league goal with a 20-yard strike in a 5–2 victory over Chester.[12] At the end of the season May won the Young Player of the Year award.[13]

2017–18 season[edit]

Following his successful loan spell at Sutton United, May played a prominent part in Portsmouth's 2017/18 pre-season, with new manager Kenny Jackett keen to integrate young players into the first-team squad. Due to the departure of club captain, Michael Doyle, May began the new season as first-choice midfield partner to Danny Rose in Jackett's preferred 4–2–3–1 formation.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 October 2018.[14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2014–15 League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 League Two 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2016–17 League Two 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
2017–18 League One 13 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 18 0
2018–19 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Subtotal 15 0 1 0 2 0 8 0 26 0
Gosport Borough (loan) 2015–16 National League South 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Sutton United (loan) 2016–17 National League 20 1 4 0 0 0 5 2 29 3
Aldershot Town (loan) 2018–19 National League 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
Career total 43 4 5 0 2 0 13 2 63 6
A. ^ The "Other" column includes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Club list of registered players" (PDF). English Football League. 20 May 2017. p. 88. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Harris: Others can follow May's Pompey footsteps". Portsmouth News. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Pompey sign new batch of scholars". Portsmouth FC. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Portsmouth 0–1 Bury". BBC Sport. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "May pens pro deal". Portsmouth FC. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Pompey midfielder joins Gosport Borough". Portsmouth News. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Sutton United 2 Maidstone United 2". BBC Sport. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Worthing earn late Trophy replay in front of bumper crowd". Worthing Herald. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Sutton boss praises Worthing after FA Trophy thriller". Worthing Herald. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Sutton United 1 Leeds United 0". BBC Sport. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Sutton United 0 Arsenal 2". BBC Sport. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Sutton United 5–2 Chester". BBC Sport. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Player of the Year awards". Sutton United FC. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  14. ^ Adam May at Soccerway

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