Leyton Maxwell

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Leyton Maxwell
Personal information
Full name Leyton Jonathan Maxwell
Date of birth (1979-10-03) 3 October 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth St Asaph, Wales
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1997–1999 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Liverpool 0 (0)
2000–2001 Stockport County (loan) 20 (2)
2001–2004 Cardiff City 34 (1)
2003 Barry Town (loan) 1 (0)
2004 Swansea City 3 (0)
2004 Carmarthen Town 8 (2)
2004–2005 Mansfield Town 1 (0)
2005 Rhyl 6 (0)
2005–2006 Bangor City 31 (4)
2006–2008 Caernarfon Town 50 (10)
2008–2009 Aberaman Athletic 15 (1)
2010 Barry Town 11 (4)
National team
1999–2001 Wales U21 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 April 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:53, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Leyton Jonathan Maxwell (born 3 October 1979) is a Welsh footballer currently without a club, having last played for Barry Town. Maxwell has played for eleven clubs in his career, including spells at Liverpool and Cardiff City.

Career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Born in St Asaph and brought up in nearby Dyserth, Maxwell began his career as a trainee with Liverpool. He became a regular in the reserve team, keeping Steven Gerrard out of the squad on occasion, and signed a professional contract with the club by the time he was 19. He made his debut for the Liverpool first team in a League Cup match against Hull City, scoring Liverpool's second goal at the Kop End in a 4–2 win.[1]

However, that proved to be Maxwell's only appearance for the Reds, and he was loaned out to Stockport County for the final year of his contract, scoring two goals in 23 appearances. When his contract expired at the end of the 2000–01 season, Maxwell was given a free transfer and signed for Cardiff City.

Cardiff City[edit]

Maxwell made a promising start to his Cardiff career, making 21 appearances in his first season at Ninian Park. His second season with the Bluebirds went in a similar fashion, making a further 22 appearances in the first six months of the 2002–03 season. However, he was loaned to Barry Town for the remainder of the season.

Maxwell returned to Cardiff for the start of the 2003–04 season, but only made two more appearances before being granted a free transfer to Swansea City in March 2004. His only goal for Cardiff came in a league match away to Northampton Town.[2] Before the end of the 2003–04 season, Maxwell managed to play three games for the Swans, but was again given a free transfer in June 2004.

League of Wales[edit]

In the summer of 2004, Maxwell signed for Carmarthen Town and made eight appearances before transferring to Mansfield Town. He went on trial with Newport County later in the season before finally moving back to North Wales to sign for Rhyl. Again, his tenure with Rhyl was short-lived and he signed for Bangor City for the 2005–06 season.

It was at Bangor that Maxwell finally managed to hold down a first team place, making 31 appearances and scoring 4 goals, but he was yet again sold on at the end of the season and moved to Caernarfon Town in July 2006. After an inconsistent spell at Caernarfon (his final season yielded only 13 starts and 1 goal), Maxwell went on trial with Port Talbot Town in the summer of 2008, but failed to earn a contract. Shortly before the start of the 2008–09 season, Maxwell signed for Welsh League side ENTO Aberaman Athletic.

Honours[edit]

Cardiff City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool 4 – 2 Hull City". LFCHistory.net. 21 September 1999. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Northampton 1–2 Cardiff". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2 March 2002. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 

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