Matt Acton

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Matt Acton
Personal information
Full name Matthew Acton
Date of birth (1992-06-03) 3 June 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kaya F.C.
Number 1
Youth career
2007–2011 QAS
2007–2014 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar 2 (0)
2014 Yangon United 14 (0)
2014–2015 Brisbane Roar 0 (0)
2015 Olympic FC 16 (0)
2015– Kaya 0 (0)
National team
2011 Australia U-20 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2013

Matthew "Matt" Acton is an Australian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Kaya F.C.. Acton was born to an English mother and English/Finnish father.

Club career[edit]

Acton played for Brisbane Roar. He became the first Australian goalkeeper to join the Myanmar National League when Yangon United signed him in. He was a starting player in all of his 14 caps for Yangon where in five games he managed to keep a clean sheet. He assisted Yangon in their second place finish. After his stint with Yangon he return Brisbane Roar then joined Olympic F.C.[2]

In December 2015, Kaya F.C. of the United Football League announced that they have signed Acton.[2][3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 October 2014

Notes CS = Clean Sheets

Club Season Division League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS
Brisbane Roar 2013–14[4] A-League 2 1 2 1
2014–15[4] 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 1 0 0 2 1
Yangon United 2014[5] Myanmar National League 14 5 14 5
Total 14 5 0 0 0 0 14 5
Career Total 16 6 0 0 0 0 16 6

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing during group stages (i.e. ACL 2015 and A-League season 2014–15 etc.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matthew Acton". Brisbane Roar players. footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Kaya signs new foreign players". Kaya F.C. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kaya FC signs former Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Matthew Acton". Football Channel Asia. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Matt Acton (Brisbane Roar)". Ultimate A-League. 
  5. ^ "Matt Acton returns to Brisbane Roar for the new A-League season". ESPN FC. 7 October 2014. 

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