Matt Macey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Matt Macey
Matthew Macey cropped.jpg
Macey playing for Arsenal U21 in 2013
Personal information
Full name Matthew Ryan Macey[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Bath, England
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)[3]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Plymouth Argyle
(on loan from Arsenal)
Number 1
Youth career
2009–2013 Bristol Rovers
2013–2014 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Arsenal 0 (0)
2015Accrington Stanley (loan) 4 (0)
2017Luton Town (loan) 11 (0)
2018–Plymouth Argyle (loan) 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Matthew Ryan Macey (born 9 September 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League One club Plymouth Argyle, on loan from Premier League club Arsenal.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Macey started to play youth football for Avon Arsenal Comets. In 2007, he applied but was rejected from Bristol Rovers' Centre of Excellence.[4] Macey was also invited to train with Cardiff City but felt the travel commitment was too much. He then later went on to represent the youth teams of Bath City and Yate Town before Bristol Rovers signed him in 2009 before signing him as a full-time scholar in 2011.[4] He first appeared in the Bristol Rovers squad for their League Two fixture against Torquay United in March 2012 but never made a first-team appearance for Bristol Rovers. He was however a part of their under-18 double-winning team.[4] Macey was offered a professional contract at the end of the second year of his scholarship in the summer of 2013.[5]

Arsenal and loan spells[edit]

On 23 October 2013, Macey signed for Arsenal after a trial with them.[6] Arsenal beat off competition from Everton and a number of Championship clubs in order to sign Macey from Bristol Rovers.[7] Due to his age, Arsenal also reportedly paid Bristol Rovers £100,000 in compensation for Macey after he had rejected an offer of a new contract at Bristol Rovers.[8] In his first season at Arsenal, Macey made 15 appearances for the club's Academy.[4] He was also suggested as an immediate replacement for Łukasz Fabiański.[9] In 2014, Macey was chosen to travel with Arsenal's first-team to a pre-season training camp in Austria and was later selected as a substitute for Arsenal's Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion.[4][10]

On 8 January 2015, Macey signed for League Two club Accrington Stanley on a one-month loan.[11] He made his Football League debut in a 3–0 defeat away to Tranmere Rovers on 17 January.[12] Macey made his final appearance for Accrington in a 5–1 home defeat to Northampton Town on 31 January, and finished the loan with four appearances.[13]

On 31 January 2017, Macey joined League Two club Luton Town on loan until the end of 2016–17.[14] He debuted on 7 February in an EFL Trophy quarter-final tie against Yeovil Town, which Luton won 5–2.[15] Macey went on to make his league debut four days later in a 2–1 win at home to Crawley Town.[16] Macey was recalled by Arsenal on 5 April to provide cover for first-choice goalkeeper Petr Čech and second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina who were sidelined with a groin strain and an abdominal injury respectively,[17] having made 13 appearances for Luton.[18]

Macey made his debut for Arsenal on 24 October 2017 against Norwich City in the EFL Cup fourth round, with the match finishing a 2–1 victory after extra time.[19] He made his European debut in the UEFA Europa League group stage nine days later, keeping a clean sheet in a 0–0 home draw against Red Star Belgrade.[20] Macey signed a new contract of undisclosed length with Arsenal on 6 December.[21]

Macey joined League One club Plymouth Argyle on 30 July 2018 on a season-long loan to replace the injured Harry Burgoyne.[22] He made his debut in a 2–1 away defeat to Walsall five days later on the opening day of 2018–19.[23] Macey was an ever-present in the team until he suffered a dead leg in a 2–1 defeat away to AFC Wimbledon on 26 December, and was deputised by Kyle Letheren in his absence.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 December 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2014–15[13] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[18] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[26] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2014–15[13] League Two 4 0 4 0
Luton Town (loan) 2016–17[18] League Two 11 0 2[b] 0 13 0
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2018–19[27] League One 24 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 28 0
Career total 39 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 47 0
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Matt Macey". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Matt Macey". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e Sharp, Alex (29 November 2014). "Matt Macey: Arsenal goalkeeper on the bench at West Brom as Arsene Wenger's injury crisis continues". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Rovers announce retained list". Bristol Rovers F.C. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Matt Macey joins Arsenal". Bristol Rovers F.C. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  7. ^ Sanderson, Jamie (23 October 2013). "Arsenal beat Everton to sign goalkeeper Matt Macey from Bristol Rovers". Metro. London. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  8. ^ Abbott, Harry (1 November 2013). "Keeper Matt Macey admits signing for Premier Division Arsenal was "quite a shock"". Bath Chronicle. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015.
  9. ^ Doe, Lewis (30 April 2014). "How Matt Macey can benefit from Lukasz Fabianski's pending exit". HITC. Entrepreneur. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Accrington Stanley complete loan deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey". Lancashire Telegraph. Blackburn. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Matt Macey: Arsenal keeper joins Accrington Stanley on loan". BBC Sport. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Match analysis: Tranmere 3 Accrington Stanley 0". Lancashire Telegraph. Blackburn. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Matt Macey in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Luton Town: Matt Macey, Ollie Palmer & Stuart Moore join League Two club". BBC Sport. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  15. ^ Simmonds, Mike (7 February 2017). "Rampant Vassell fires five-star Hatters into semi-final". Luton Today. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  16. ^ Simmonds, Mike (11 February 2017). "Hylton at the double as Hatters hit back to beat Red Devils". Luton Today. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  17. ^ Simmonds, Mike (5 April 2017). "Gunners recall keeper Macey from Luton". Luton Today. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Matt Macey in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  19. ^ Emons, Michael (24 October 2017). "Arsenal 2–1 Norwich City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  20. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (2 November 2017). "Arsenal 0–0 Red Star Belgrade". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  21. ^ Dale, James (6 December 2017). "Eddie Nketiah signs long-term Arsenal deal". Sky Sports. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  22. ^ Errington, Chris (30 July 2018). "Plymouth Argyle sign Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey on season-long loan". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Walsall 2–1 Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  24. ^ Errington, Chris (31 December 2018). "Kyle Letheren to continue as Plymouth Argyle's goalkeeper against Oxford United". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Games played by Matt Macey in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Matt Macey in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Matt Macey in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

External links[edit]