Max Aarons

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Max Aarons
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Aarons playing for Norwich City in 2019
Personal information
Full name Maximillian James Aarons[1]
Date of birth (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 2
Youth career
2009–2014 Luton Town
2016–2018 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Norwich City 55 (2)
National team
2018–2019 England U19 7 (0)
2019– England U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:58, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:59, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Maximillian James Aarons (born 4 January 2000) is an English footballer who plays for Premier League club Norwich City. He is primarily a right-back, but can also play as a left-back.

Club career[edit]

Aarons began his career at Luton Town, and moved to join Norwich City's academy in 2016.[3] He signed a three-year professional contract with the Canaries in June 2018,[3] before making his debut in an EFL Cup game against Stevenage on 14 August.[4] His first senior goal also came in the EFL Cup, as he concluded a 3–1 win over Cardiff City two weeks later.[5] Aarons made his first league appearance on 2 September, starting in the East Anglian Derby against Ipswich Town, a 1–1 draw.[6] On 10 October, he extended his contract at the club until June 2023.[7]

In March 2019 he was selected to the 2018–19 Championship Team of the Season,[8] and was also awarded the 2018–19 EFL Young Player of the Season award.[9] He was promoted with Norwich to the Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

International career[edit]

After breaking into the Norwich City first team at the start of the 2018–19 season, Aarons earned a call-up to the England under-19 team in September 2018.[10]

On 30 August 2019, Aarons was included in the England U21 squad for the first time [11] and made his debut during the 3–2 2021 U21 Euro qualifying win against Turkey on 6 September 2019.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Aarons is the cousin of Newcastle United player Rolando Aarons.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 December 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City 2018–19[14] Championship 41 2 0 0 2 1 43 3
2019–20[15] Premier League 14 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
Career total 55 2 0 0 3 1 58 3

Honours[edit]

Norwich City

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLUB LIST OF REGISTERED PLAYERS AS AT 19th MAY 2018" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Max Aarons". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Max Aarons signs first professional contract". Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Norwich City vs Stevenage on 14 Aug 18 – Match Centre – Norwich City". www.canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Cardiff City vs Norwich City on 28 Aug 18 – Match Centre – Norwich City". www.canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Ipswich Town vs Norwich City on 02 Sep 18 – Match Centre – Norwich City". www.canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Max Aarons rewarded with new deal at Norwich City". www.canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  8. ^ "EFL awards: Che Adams, Teemu Pukki & Billy Sharp on Championship shortlist". BBC Sport. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  10. ^ Davitt, Paddy. "England calling for Max Aarons". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  11. ^ "ENGLAND U21S KICK-OFF A NEW CAMPAIGN AND AIDY BOOTHROYD HAS PICKED HIS SQUAD". The FA. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  12. ^ "EDDIE NKETIAH AND REISS NELSON SCORE AS ENGLAND U21S WIN OPENING EURO QUALIFIER". The FA. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  13. ^ Freezer, David. "Rapid rise continuing for Canaries prospect Aarons after derby debut". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Games played by Max Aarons in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Games played by Max Aarons in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  16. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2019). Football Yearbook 2019–2020. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 258–259. ISBN 978-1-4722-6111-3.
  17. ^ "Live blog: EFL Awards 2019". EFL.com. 7 April 2019. Archived from the original on 15 April 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Max Aarons, Jamal Lewis and Teemu Pukki named in EFL Team of the Season". www.canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Championship: Norwich and Leeds dominate PFA selection of team of 2018–19". BBC Sport. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.