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 29)
Place of birth Hornchurch, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chelmsford City
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)
2012 Newport County (loan) 13 (0)
2012–2015 Newport County 75 (4)
2015–2016 Bromley 22 (1)
2016– Chelmsford City 6 (0)
National team
2009– England C 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:14, 10 October 2016 (UTC).

Max Porter (born 29 June 1987) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a midfielder who plays for National League South club Chelmsford City.

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 but merely stayed for eight games. He then moved 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 versus Wrexham at Wembley stadium 2–0 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 following day, he joined National League South side Chelmsford City.[14]

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. 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. 

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