Matt Taylor

Soccer Player

Matt Taylor was born in Chorley, England, United Kingdom on January 30th, 1982 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 42, Matt Taylor biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 30, 1982
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Chorley, England, United Kingdom
42 years old
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Association Football Player
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Matt Taylor Life

Matthew James Taylor (born 30 January 1982) is an English professional football manager and former player who competed as a centre back.

He is the boss of Exeter City, a League Two club.


Matt Taylor Career


Taylor began his career as a goalkeeper for Preston North End Boys before becoming a member of the Everton U17 Academy. He joined Burscough and, along with brother Joe, played in the club's finest hour, a 2–1 victory over Tamworth in the 2003 FA Trophy final. The game was played at Villa Park in front of over 14,000 spectators and was broadcast live on Sky; the club had started their FA Trophy campaign last year, with 400–1 winning the silverware. However, it will be his last game for the club after losing Shaun Teale's departure.

After a failed trial with Lincoln City in July 2003, he joined Rossendale United before moving to Matlock Town, a club his uncle Neil Fairclough had previously played for. Taylor made his debut for the club in the 4–0 win over Ossett Town on September 27, 2003, when the club was taking them to the top of the Northern Premier League Premier Division table before finishing as runners-up to Hucknall Town.

Ernie Moss, Matlock Town's chairman, migrated to Hucknall Town in June 2004 and subsequently signed Taylor and Joe, as well as his brother Joe, who had been with Worksop Town.

He joined Halifax Town until the end of the season but did not make a single appearance for the club on March 31, 2005.

He joined Guiseley on trial in August 2005 and then joined the club permanently for the season.

Taylor combined his playing career with life as a student at Sheffield Hallam University, where he competed for the university in the British Universities Sports Association's (BUSA) championship games, attracting the attention of Team Bath boss Ged Roddy, who selected him to play as a defender in the England Universities team at the 2006 British Universities Games. When studying for a Certificate in Fitness Excellence at the University of Bath, he joined Team Bath in the summer of 2006 to play as a center back. Taylor had a fruitful season as the team finished runners-up in the Southern League Premier Division, losing out on promotion to the Conference South after losing 1–0 to Maidenhead United in the play-off final.

He made a move to Exeter City in June 2007. In December, he agreed to a new one with the club, which will come to an end in 2010. He appeared in the Conference Play-off final for Exeter, which was won 1–0 and finished the season with 46 appearances and scored nine goals. He appeared in the club's first game on their return to the Football League, winning as a 1–1 draw with Darlington.

Taylor agreed to a two-year deal with Charlton Athletic on July 1, 2011, following a free transfer from Exeter City. Chris Powell, the boss of August 2011, named him vice captain by mistake. He quickly established himself in the centre of defense alongside Michael Morrison, scoring his first goal for the team in an FA Cup 4–0 away victory over FC Halifax in November 2011. Charlton cut him off from the 2012-2013 season.

Taylor signed for Bradford City on a two-year contract on August 1, 2013. On his debut, he was inserted at halftime and later sustained a foot injury.

Taylor joined Colchester United on a one-month loan agreement on September 20th, scoring once against Bristol City after three appearances for the Bantams and just one league game under his belt.

Taylor signed Cheltenham Town on a two-year contract on July 25, 2014, and was named club captain. In a 1–1 draw with AFC Wimbledon, he scored his first goal for the club.

Taylor joined League Two Newport County on July 6, 2015. In Newport's 1–0 victory over Carlisle United, he made his debut on September 26, 2015 as a second-half replacement. He was released by Newport on February 1, 2016.

Taylor joined Bath City as a player-coach on February 8, 2016.

Managerial career

Taylor was fired as the head of Exeter City, whom he had previously captained, on June 1, 2018. The replacement of Paul Tisdale was confirmed on June 1. Taylor was nominated for the EFL Manager of the Month award in August 2018. Taylor expressed his dissatisfaction with his loss in the EFL League Two promotion play-offs, with the team losing by a single point on his third straight top 7 finish.

Following a good start to Exeter's 2019-20 season, Taylor received the EFL Manager of the Month award for August, winning four and drawing two of their first six games. Exeter finished second place in second place after a solid run over the holiday season, with Taylor himself named EFL Player of the Month for December 2019.

Taylor was named the Month of the Month for February 2022, with his team finishing the month in fourth place after winning thirteen points from an unbeaten five matches.

Exeter City won promotion to League One for the 2022–23 season after finishing second in the 2021–22 League Two table under Taylor.

Exeter revealed on October 1st 2022, following a 2–2 draw with Bristol Rovers, that Taylor had been granted permission to talk to Rotherham United regarding the vacant managerial role.

Taylor was announced as the next Rotherham United manager on October 3, 2022, pending talks. Taylor's assistant, Wayne Carlisle, was hired on the same contract terms the following day, making the move official the following day.