Hayden Morton

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Hayden Morton
Personal information
Full name Hayden Matthew Morton
Date of birth (1994-03-02) 2 March 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Australia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wollongong Wolves
Number 4
Youth career
2010 NSWIS
2011–2012 Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Sutherland Sharks 20 (0)
2012–2015 Central Coast Mariners 5 (0)
2012 Sutherland Sharks (loan) 17 (0)
2015–2016 Blactown Spartans 32 (0)
2017– Wollongong Wolves 19 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Australia U17 13 (2)
2012 Australia U20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 May 2013

Hayden Matthew Morton (born 2 March 1994) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who plays as a defender for Blactown Spartans in the National Premier Leagues.[1][2]

Morton played youth football with the Mariners before making his professional debut for the club in 2012. He has also played for Sutherlands Sharks.

Morton has appeared for the Australia U17 and U20 teams.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Morton made his debut for the Central Coast Mariners in a one goal defeat against Sydney FC late in 2012.[3] Early in 2013 he signed a two year professional contract with the Mariners, keeping him at the club until 2015.[3] He made a second Mariners appearance in March 2013 as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Melbourne Heart.[4] He made his third competitive appearance for the Mariners starting in a 2013 AFC Champions League loss to Guizhou Renhe.[5]

Morton's next Mariners appearance was a win in the 2014 FFA Cup quarter-finals over Palm Beach.[6]

Morton enjoyed a run of first-team appearances in early 2015, with regular right-backs Jacob Poscoliero injured and Storm Roux on international duty with New Zealand.[7]

International[edit]

Morton was first called into the Young Socceroos squad for the AFF U-19 Youth Championship.[8] He went on to play for the side at the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship, reaching the semi-finals and so qualifying for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sutherland Sharks

Central Coast Mariners

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hayden Morton". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hayden Morton". footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "INTERVIEW: Hayden Morton ready to rise". thefootballsack.com. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mariners end regular season with win". ccmariners.com.au. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Guizhou Renhe 2-1 Central Coast Mariners: Visitors cough up lead". goal.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sim the star as Mariners smash Sharks". Central Coast Mariners FC. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "News: Morton intent on keeping his starting spot". Central Coast Mariners FC. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mariner Morton makes Qantas Young Socceroos". ccmariners.com.au. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Qantas Young Socceroos knocked out in semis". footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 21 May 2013.