Matt Taylor

Date of birth27 November 1981
Place of birthOxford
NationalityEnglish
Weight73 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Matt Taylor continued to impress in a struggling Luton Town side in 2000-01 and was a near ever-present during the campaign.

A fast-raiding midfielder or wing back, he created panic in opposition defences with his surging runs and showed that he can shoot equally well with either foot.

He scored an amazing goal against Cambridge United when he fired home a shot from 40 yards over the retreating 'keeper and into the net to clinch a 1-0 victory for the Hatters.

His efforts during the campaign were rewarded when he received the supporters' club's Player of the Season and players' Player of the Season awards.

After rejecting the offer of a new contract, Matt was placed on the Luton transfer list in March 2002.

His contract at Portsmouth was extended to June 2010 in July 2006.

He joined Bolton Wanderers in January 2008 with a contract to June 2011 that was extended to June 2012 in July 2009.

Matt joined West Ham United in July 2011 with a three-year contract.

He joined Burnley in July 2014 with a two-year contract.

Matt joined Northampton Town in August 2016 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2018 in May 2017.

He joined Swindon Town in August 2017 with a one-year contract.


In addition to the yellow cards totals shown below, as an unused sub, Matt was booked after 66 minutes of Portsmouth's Premier League game against Reading at Fratton Park on 29 September 2007 for dissent following an incident on the touchline after Reading were awarded a penalty.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Luton Town 09 Feb 1999 03 Jul 2002
Portsmouth 03 Jul 2002 17 Jan 2008
Bolton Wanderers 17 Jan 2008 23 Jul 2011
West Ham United 23 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2014
Burnley 04 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2016
Northampton Town 01 Aug 2016 22 Aug 2017
Swindon Town 22 Aug 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Luton Town FA Cup 4
2000-01 Luton Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Luton Town League Cup 4
2000-01 Luton Town League Division 2 45
1
3
1
2001-02 Luton Town FA Cup 1
2001-02 Luton Town League Cup 1
2001-02 Luton Town League Division 3 43
11
8
2002-03 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
2002-03 Portsmouth League Cup 2
2002-03 Portsmouth League Division 1 35
7
7
2003-04 Portsmouth FA Cup 4
1
3
2003-04 Portsmouth League Cup 3
1
2003-04 Portsmouth Premier League 18
12
2
2004-05 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
2004-05 Portsmouth League Cup 4
2004-05 Portsmouth Premier League 21
11
1
4
2005-06 Portsmouth FA Cup 2
2005-06 Portsmouth League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Portsmouth Premier League 32
2
6
4
2006-07 Portsmouth FA Cup 2
2006-07 Portsmouth League Cup 2
1
2006-07 Portsmouth Premier League 30
5
8
4
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 16
3
1
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers UEFA Cup 3
2007-08 Portsmouth League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Portsmouth Premier League 3
10
1
1
2008-09 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 33
1
10
3
2009-10 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 3
1
2009-10 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 3
2009-10 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 29
8
8
2
2010-11 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
3
2010-11 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
2010-11 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 22
14
2
4
2011-12 West Ham United League Championship 26
2
1
1
1
2011-12 West Ham United League Championship Play-Offs 3
2011-12 West Ham United League Cup
1
2012-13 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1
2012-13 West Ham United League Cup 1
1
2012-13 West Ham United Premier League 14
14
1
2
2013-14 West Ham United League Cup 6
1
2013-14 West Ham United Premier League 16
4
3
2014-15 Burnley League Cup
1
2014-15 Burnley Premier League 7
3
2015-16 Burnley League Championship 1
26
4
2015-16 Burnley League Cup 1
1
2016-17 Northampton Town FA Cup 2
1
1
2016-17 Northampton Town League Cup 3
2016-17 Northampton Town League One 43
7
6
1
2017-18 Northampton Town League One 1
2017-18 Swindon Town FA Cup 2
1
2017-18 Swindon Town Football League Trophy 1
1
2017-18 Swindon Town League Two 32
4
6
5


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
12 Aug 2000 Luton Town v Notts County L 0-1 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 Wigan Athletic v Luton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Luton Town v Peterborough United D 0-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Luton Town v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Division 2
28 Aug 2000 Wycombe Wanderers v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
02 Sep 2000 Rotherham United v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Peterborough United v Luton Town D 2-2
Agg: 2-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Northampton Town L 0-2 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Sep 2000 Swansea City v Luton Town L 4-0 League Division 2
19 Sep 2000 Sunderland v Luton Town L 3-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Swindon Town L 2-3 League Division 2
26 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Sunderland L 1-2
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Bristol Rovers v Luton Town D 3-3 League Division 2
08 Oct 2000 Luton Town v Millwall L 0-1 League Division 2
13 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Luton Town L 2-1 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Oxford United v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Luton Town v Brentford W 3-1 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Luton Town v Wrexham L 3-4 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Bury v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Luton Town v Bristol City L 0-3 League Division 2
17 Nov 2000 Luton Town v Rushden and Diamonds W 1-0 FA Cup 1st round
25 Nov 2000 Port Vale v Luton Town L 3-0 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Stoke City v Luton Town W 1-3 League Division 2
05 Dec 2000 Peterborough United v Luton Town L 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
09 Dec 2000 Darlington v Luton Town D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Colchester United L 0-3 League Division 2
19 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Darlington W 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay
23 Dec 2000 Reading v Luton Town L 4-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Peterborough United W 3-2 League Division 2
30 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Wigan Athletic L 0-2 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Luton Town L 3-2 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Luton Town v Queens Park Rangers D 3-3 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2001 Luton Town v Wycombe Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Northampton Town v Luton Town W 0-1 League Division 2
13 Feb 2001 Notts County v Luton Town W 1-3 League Division 2
17 Feb 2001 Luton Town v Swansea City W 5-3 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Walsall v Luton Town L 3-1 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Swindon Town v Luton Town W 1-3 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 Luton Town v Bristol Rovers D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Luton Town v Cambridge United W 1-0 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Millwall v Luton Town L 1-0 League Division 2
27 Mar 2001 Peterborough United v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Colchester United v Luton Town L 3-1 League Division 2
03 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Stoke City L 1-2 League Division 2
10 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 2
14 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Apr 2001 Wrexham v Luton Town L 3-1 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Bury L 1-2 League Division 2
24 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Rotherham United L 0-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Bristol City v Luton Town L 3-1 League Division 2
03 May 2001 Brentford v Luton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Luton Town v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Aug 2001 Carlisle United v Luton Town W 0-2 League Division 3
18 Aug 2001 Luton Town v Cheltenham Town W 2-1 League Division 3
21 Aug 2001 Reading v Luton Town L 4-0 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Bristol Rovers v Luton Town L 3-2 League Division 3
27 Aug 2001 Luton Town v Southend United W 2-0 League Division 3
01 Sep 2001 Exeter City v Luton Town D 2-2 League Division 3
08 Sep 2001 Luton Town v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 3
22 Sep 2001 Luton Town v Torquay United W 5-1 League Division 3
25 Sep 2001 Leyton Orient v Luton Town W 1-3 League Division 3
29 Sep 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town L 2-1 League Division 3
05 Oct 2001 Luton Town v Darlington W 5-2 League Division 3
13 Oct 2001 Scunthorpe United v Luton Town W 0-2 League Division 3
20 Oct 2001 Luton Town v Rochdale L 0-1 League Division 3
23 Oct 2001 Halifax Town v Luton Town W 2-4 League Division 3
03 Nov 2001 Mansfield Town v Luton Town L 4-1 League Division 3
09 Nov 2001 Luton Town v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Division 3
17 Nov 2001 Southend United v Luton Town L 3-2 FA Cup 1st round
20 Nov 2001 Luton Town v Hull City L 0-1 League Division 3
24 Nov 2001 Macclesfield Town v Luton Town L 4-1 League Division 3
08 Dec 2001 Hartlepool United v Luton Town W 1-2 League Division 3
15 Dec 2001 Luton Town v Rushden and Diamonds W 1-0 League Division 3
22 Dec 2001 Luton Town v Hartlepool United D 2-2 League Division 3
26 Dec 2001 Oxford United v Luton Town W 1-2 League Division 3
29 Dec 2001 Southend United v Luton Town W 1-2 League Division 3
08 Jan 2002 Kidderminster Harriers v Luton Town W 1-4 League Division 3
12 Jan 2002 Cheltenham Town v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 3
19 Jan 2002 Luton Town v Carlisle United D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Jan 2002 Darlington v Luton Town L 3-2 League Division 3
02 Feb 2002 Luton Town v Plymouth Argyle W 2-0 League Division 3
09 Feb 2002 Rochdale v Luton Town L 1-0 League Division 3
16 Feb 2002 Luton Town v Scunthorpe United L 2-3 League Division 3
19 Feb 2002 Luton Town v Bristol Rovers W 3-0 League Division 3
23 Feb 2002 Luton Town v York City W 2-1 League Division 3
26 Feb 2002 Lincoln City v Luton Town W 0-1 League Division 3
02 Mar 2002 Torquay United v Luton Town W 0-1 League Division 3
05 Mar 2002 Luton Town v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division 3
09 Mar 2002 Rushden and Diamonds v Luton Town W 1-2 League Division 3
12 Mar 2002 Luton Town v Exeter City W 3-0 League Division 3
16 Mar 2002 Luton Town v Kidderminster Harriers W 1-0 League Division 3
23 Mar 2002 Luton Town v Halifax Town W 5-0 League Division 3
30 Mar 2002 Swansea City v Luton Town W 1-3 League Division 3
01 Apr 2002 Luton Town v Mansfield Town W 5-3 League Division 3
06 Apr 2002 Hull City v Luton Town W 0-4 League Division 3
13 Apr 2002 Luton Town v Macclesfield Town D 0-0 League Division 3
20 Apr 2002 Shrewsbury Town v Luton Town W 0-2 League Division 3


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 Goals Y R
2000-01 England Under-21
1
2002-03 England UEFA Under-21
1
2002-03 England Under-21 1
2003-04 England UEFA Under-21 1


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
24 May 2001 England v Mexico W 3-0 Under-21
11 Oct 2002 Slovakia v England W 0-4 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
11 Feb 2003 Italy v England L 1-0 Under-21
10 Oct 2003 Turkey v England L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 7


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