Date of birth
Max Sheaf is a young midfielder whose decision to leave home and move north at the tender age of 16 has been rewarded with his progress at Hull City.
Sheaf was on Arsenal's books before joining the Tigers at the age of 16 and has since followed the pathway of a number of youngsters in finding his way towards first team football at the KCOM Stadium.
Having honed his skills with the U18s and U23s, Sheaf was an unused substitute with the senior team for a Carabao Cup win against Sheffield United in August 2018 and it was in the next round of that competition that he was given a first taste of senior action when coming off the bench for the final 20 minutes against Derby County.
He continued to be in and around the squad and was an unused substitute for a number of Championship fixtures, although it was again the cup competitions that provided Sheaf with a chance to impress when taking to the field in the closing stages of the Tigers’ FA Cup defeat at Millwall in January 2019.
Sheaf’s first league appearance in black and amber came on the final day of the 2018/19 season against Bristol City, again as a substitute.
The 2019/20 campaign saw Sheaf head out on loan to gain much needed senior experience with Cheltenham Town in League Two, where he featured 22 times in all competitions. His first senior goal came in an eventful 7-4 EFL Trophy defeat at the hands of Newport County before finishing the season with three goals to his name having netted in league fixtures against Oldham Athletic and Walsall.