Max Porter

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Max Porter
Max Porter 26-04-2014 1.jpg
Porter playing for Newport County in 2014
Personal information
Full name Max Porter
Date of birth (1987-06-29) 29 June 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Hornchurch, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arsenal (under-13s coach)
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Southend United
Gillingham
Brighton & Hove Albion
0000–2005 Southend United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Cambridge United 8 (0)
2006–2007 Bishop's Stortford 42 (8)
2007–2009 Barnet 56 (1)
2009–2011 Rushden & Diamonds 87 (7)
2011–2012 AFC Wimbledon 15 (1)
2012Newport County (loan) 13 (0)
2012–2015 Newport County 75 (4)
2015–2016 Bromley 22 (1)
2016–2019 Chelmsford City 55 (1)
2018Maldon & Tiptree (loan) 5 (0)
Total 378 (23)
National team
2009–2010 England C 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Max Porter (born 29 June 1987) is an English former professional footballer who is currently employed as a youth team coach at Arsenal.

A midfielder, Porter represented nine clubs in the English football pyramid, notably being part of the Newport County side which won promotion from the Football Conference to the Football League in 2013.

Career[edit]

In his youth, Porter was part of the Tottenham Hotspur and Southend United set-ups before signing a professional contract with Cambridge United in 2005. however, he stayed for only eight games before moving to Bishop's Stortford, where he saw more game time, and his good form for the Blues attracted the attention of Barnet boss Paul Fairclough, who signed Porter in May 2007.[2] He spent two seasons with Barnet, but in April 2009 he was told he would be released at the end of the season.[3][4] In May 2009, Porter signed a one-year contract with Conference National side Rushden & Diamonds,[5] and played in almost every league game as the Diamonds reached the play-offs. Porter's good club form also earned him a call up to the England C team, for whom he played three games, scoring twice.[6] Porter agreed a one-year extension to his Rushden contract at the beginning of June 2010.[7]

In June 2011, following Rushden's dissolution, Porter signed for League Two club AFC Wimbledon.[8] On 10 September, he scored his first goal for the club in an away game against Aldershot Town.

In February 2012 Porter signed for Newport County on loan. On 12 May 2012 he played for Newport in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium which Newport lost 2–0 to York City. In May 2012, Porter was released from AFC Wimbledon at the end of his contract.[9] In June 2012 Porter signed a permanent contract with Newport County.

In the 2012–13 season he was part of the Newport team that finished third in the league, reaching the Conference National play-offs. Newport County won the play-off final 2–0 versus Wrexham at Wembley to return to the Football League after a 25-year absence with promotion to League Two.[10]

He was released by Newport in May 2015 at the end of his contract,[11] and on 27 May 2015 he joined Conference Premier club Bromley.[12]

On 3 October 2016, it was announced that Porter's contract with Bromley had been terminated by mutual consent.[13]

The day after he left Bromley, Porter joined National League South side Chelmsford City.[14] On 16 May 2018, following a short loan move to Maldon & Tiptree, Porter extended his stay at Chelmsford, taking up a player-coach role in the process.[15]

Retirement and coaching career[edit]

On 17 August 2019, Chelmsford announced the retirement of Porter, who took up a coaching role at Arsenal's under-13 team in the process.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 9 December 2017
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
Cambridge United 2005–06[17] Conference National 8 0 0 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Bishops Stortford 2006–07[18] Conference South 42 8 42 8
Barnet 2007–08[19] League Two 30 1 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 36 1
2008–09[20] 26 0 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 30 0
Barnet total 56 1 6 0 2 0 2 0 66 1
Rushden & Diamonds 2009–10[18] Conference Premier 43 3 3 0 4[b] 0 50 3
2010–11[21] 43 4 2 0 1[c] 0 46 4
Total 86 7 5 0 0 0 5 0 96 7
AFC Wimbledon 2011–12[22] League Two 15 1 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 20 1
Newport County (loan) 2011–12[21] Conference Premier 13 0 3[c] 0 16 0
Newport County 2012–13[21] Conference Premier 26 2 2 0 1[c] 0 29 2
2013–14[23] League Two 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
2014–15[24] 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 1
Newport total 75 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 78 4
Bromley 2015–16[25] National League 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2016–17[26] 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Bromley total 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
Chelmsford City 2016–17[18] National League South 20 0 0 0 11[d] 2 31 2
2017–18[21] 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
Chelmsford total 24 1 1 0 0 0 11 2 36 3
Career total 341 23 16 0 3 0 25 2 385 25
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in the FA Trophy and two in the Conference Premier play-offs
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in the FA Trophy
  4. ^ Four appearances and two goals in the Essex Senior Cup, four appearances in the FA Trophy and three in the National League South play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 418. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  2. ^ "Porter leaves Stortford for Bees". BBC Sport. 30 May 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  3. ^ James Dall (5 May 2007). "Hendon embarks on overhaul". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  4. ^ Dennis Signy (24 April 2007). "Max Porter released". Barnet F.C. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Diamonds sign Downer and Porter". BBC Sport. 27 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Player Profiles: Max Porter". Rushden & Diamonds F.C. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Max Porter agrees new one-year Rushden & Diamonds deal". BBC Sport. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  8. ^ "AFC Wimbledon sign Rushden & Diamonds midfielder Porter". BBC Sport. 5 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  9. ^ "AFC Wimbledon release nine players". London 24. London. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  10. ^ Hughes, Dewi (5 May 2013). "Wrexham 0–2 Newport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  11. ^ Newport players released
  12. ^ Porter joins Bromley
  13. ^ http://www.bromleyfc.tv/site/club-statement-max-porter/, Bromley F.C.
  14. ^ "Porter Makes Switch from Bromley". Chelmsford City F.C.
  15. ^ "City add Porter to retained list". Chelmsford City F.C. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Porter to move on". Chelmsford City F.C. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  18. ^ a b c "Max Porter". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  21. ^ a b c d Max Porter at Soccerway. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Max Porter in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.

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