Maik Taylor

Date of birth04 September 1971
Place of birthHildesheim, Germany
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight90 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Taylor missed only a handful of first-team games in goal for Fulham in 2000-01 and proved himself to be the best keeper in the First Division, recording a total of 19 clean sheets during the season.

His command of the penalty area was second to none and if he came for crosses or corners he got them.

He made numerous crucial saves and enjoyed playing as a sweeper using his excellent distribution to start numerous attacks.

Having lost out to Roy Carroll for part of the season, he eventually came back to regain his place for Northern Ireland in the friendly against Norway.

He was rewarded by his fellow professionals with a place in the PFA's First Division team.

After an impressive loan spell, Taylor joined Birmingham City in March 2004 with a contract to June 2008 that was extended to June 2010 in June 2008 and to June 2011 in May 2010.

His contract at Leeds United was extended to June 2012 in January 2012.

After a loan spell, Taylor joined Millwall in July 2012 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Farnborough Town 01 Jul 1994 07 Jun 1995
Barnet 07 Jun 1995 01 Jan 1997
Southampton 01 Jan 1997 17 Nov 1997
Fulham 17 Nov 1997 22 Mar 2004
Birmingham City 02 Aug 2003 21 Mar 2004 L
Birmingham City 22 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2011
Leeds United 24 Nov 2011 30 Jun 2012
Millwall 12 Mar 2012 31 May 2012 L
Millwall 01 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1996-97 Southampton Premier League 18 6 18
1
1997-98 Fulham FA Cup 1 2
1998-99 Fulham FA Cup 4 2 2
1998-99 Fulham League Cup 5 1 5
1999-00 Fulham FA Cup 1 1
1999-00 Fulham League Cup 7 2 7
2000-01 Fulham FA Cup 1 2
2000-01 Fulham League Cup 5 1 8
2000-01 Fulham League Division 1 44 15 30
1
2001-02 Fulham FA Cup 2 1 2
2001-02 Fulham League Cup 3 6
2001-02 Fulham Premier League 1 3
2002-03 Fulham FA Cup 4 1 5
2002-03 Fulham League Cup 2 3
2002-03 Fulham Premier League 18
1
6 22
1
2002-03 Fulham UEFA Cup 1
2002-03 Fulham UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 1
2003-04 Birmingham City FA Cup 4 2 3
2003-04 Birmingham City League Cup 1 1
2003-04 Birmingham City Premier League 34 8 42
2
2004-05 Birmingham City FA Cup 2 1 2
2004-05 Birmingham City League Cup 2 2
2004-05 Birmingham City Premier League 38 6 46
2005-06 Birmingham City FA Cup 6 2 8
2005-06 Birmingham City League Cup 1 3
2005-06 Birmingham City Premier League 34 5 43
2006-07 Birmingham City FA Cup 3 6
2006-07 Birmingham City League Championship 27 10 26
2006-07 Birmingham City League Cup 1 1
2007-08 Birmingham City FA Cup 1 2
2007-08 Birmingham City Premier League 34 2 53
1
2008-09 Birmingham City FA Cup 1 2
2008-09 Birmingham City League Championship 45 13 36
1
1
2009-10 Birmingham City League Cup 2 3
2009-10 Birmingham City Premier League 2 5
2010-11 Birmingham City FA Cup 1 1
2010-11 Birmingham City League Cup 3 4
2011-12 Millwall League Championship 10 5 7
1
2012-13 Millwall League Championship 6 13
2012-13 Millwall League Cup 1 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Jan 1997 Middlesbrough v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
18 Jan 1997 Southampton v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Manchester United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
22 Feb 1997 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-3 Premier League
26 Feb 1997 Southampton v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Newcastle United v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
05 Mar 1997 Southampton v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
12 Mar 1997 Leeds United v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
15 Mar 1997 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
19 Mar 1997 Chelsea v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Southampton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Nottingham Forest v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
09 Apr 1997 Derby County v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
12 Apr 1997 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Southampton v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
22 Apr 1997 Sunderland v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
03 May 1997 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Aston Villa v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1997-98 Northern Ireland Under-21 1 1
1998-99 Northern Ireland B International 1
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3 11
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2 4
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2 6
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3 2 1
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3 9
2002-03 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3 3
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5 6
2003-04 Northern Ireland Caribbean Tournament 3 2 1
2003-04 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3 1 4
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3 2
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5 8
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2 5
2005-06 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4 2 5
2005-06 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3 2 1
2006-07 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2 1
2006-07 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1 5
1
2007-08 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2 2
2007-08 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 6 1 5
2008-09 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 7 3 6
2008-09 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2 2
2009-10 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3 3
2009-10 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3 3
2010-11 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1 2
2010-11 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3 1 1
2011-12 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Apr 1998 Northern Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 U21
09 Feb 1999 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-0 B International
27 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Mar 1999 Moldova v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Apr 1999 Northern Ireland v Canada D 1-1 International Friendly
29 May 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 CHARITY OMAGH FUND
18 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
23 Feb 2000 Luxembourg v Northern Ireland W 1-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-5 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Northern Ireland v Cyprus D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Armenia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
02 Apr 2003 Northern Ireland v Greece L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 2003 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway L 1-4 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Estonia v Northern Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Barbados v Northern Ireland D 1-1 CARIBBEAN TOUR
02 Jun 2004 St Kitts and Nevis v Northern Ireland W 0-2 CARIBBEAN TOUR
06 Jun 2004 Trinidad and Tobago v Northern Ireland W 0-3 CARIBBEAN TOUR
04 Sep 2004 Northern Ireland v Poland L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
09 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Feb 2005 Northern Ireland v Canada L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 Mar 2005 Poland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-4 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Malta v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v England W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2005 Northern Ireland v Wales L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Oct 2005 Austria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Nov 2005 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Northern Ireland v Estonia W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Finland v Northern Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Iceland L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Spain W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2007 Northern Ireland v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Northern Ireland v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
08 Sep 2007 Latvia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Sweden v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Northern Ireland v Denmark W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Spain v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Northern Ireland v Georgia W 4-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Slovakia v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Sep 2008 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2008 Slovenia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Oct 2008 Northern Ireland v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
19 Nov 2008 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 San Marino v Northern Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2009 Northern Ireland v Poland W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Apr 2009 Northern Ireland v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Aug 2009 Northern Ireland v Israel D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Poland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Sep 2009 Northern Ireland v Slovakia L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
14 Oct 2009 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
14 Nov 2009 Northern Ireland v Serbia L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Albania v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Montenegro v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Slovenia v Northern Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
08 Oct 2010 Northern Ireland v Italy D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
12 Oct 2010 Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
11 Oct 2011 Italy v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group C


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.