You seldom see a player coming up from the unknown to join a top Premier League side, but 23 year old Wolves defender Max Kilman is proof enough that you will find players coming in from the unknown as Nuno Santos made his move and picked the player up from Maidenhead.Embed from Getty Images
Kilman started his life in football at Fulham and Gillingham , but also fancied the game of futsal, and combined both sports and became a full international indoor. He played 15 times for the England from 2015 to 2018. But with the involvement he never got the attention from higher levels and instead combined playing at lower tier clubs such as Welling, Maidenhead and Marlow.
He joined Wolves back in 2018, but has been just a fringe figure and still is in a way, but at least playing at the highest level and so far been involved in 10 PL games this season adding his tally to 14 in all, so far waiting for his first goal.Embed from Getty Images
When he joined Wolves his international futsall career was of course put on hold and it seems unlikely that he will return in the close future. Kilman is born in Chelsea, London, with parents coming from Russia and Ukraine, so he is eligible to play for Ukraine and with his status getting known, he could be one playing for England and Ukraine in two different sports, strange and special, if he decides to take on that challenge if it appears.
This is a seldom happening, but alongside Max Kilman we have a few players going the same route and ending up in PL football, with som of those examples being Sam Clucas, Che Adams and Jamie Vardy, all dropping out from major clubs academies and then return in a lucky strike and getting a chance to show their ability.Embed from Getty Images
Max Kilman is a strong minded young player who has gone the route to the international scene as a futsal player and he has already shown that he can stretch himself to the next level, which is a very special skill and makes you stand out as a top individual.
We believe we haven’t seen the last of Kilman as he silently establish himself as a Premier League regular hopefully in a Wolves team that are seeing a future in the top half of the top tier.