Max Power: Not named after a famous magazine but something far more comical

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Many stories circulate about football that escapes the attention of most, and we believe this may be one of them. Today, we delve into the peculiar tale of Max Power, a player who resonates not only with viewers of Soccer Saturday but with many English football fans due to his name being the same as a famous former British magazine that donned our shelves during the 90s and 2000s.

Hailing from Birkenhead, Max Power carved his path as a reliable EFL midfielder; currently, he plies his trade with Saudi First Division League club Al-Qadsiah – it’s not just the big boys heading over for a payday.

Max’s career began at Tranmere Rovers, where he showcased early promise and caught the attention of the bigger clubs. Wigan Athletic and Sunderland then called, as he accumulated over a two Football League appearances.

Max Power’s name grabbed the attention of football fans in the UK when he arrived on the scene for Tranmere in 2011

Now, here’s where the tale takes an intriguing turn. It’s a little-known fact that young Max owes his name to none other than his parents’ four-legged companion, a delightful pet Labrador! According to some sources on Wikipedia, the moniker “Max” was inspired by their beloved furry friend. A pretty unique naming tradition, wouldn’t you say?

Interestingly, there was a moment when Max Power questioned the origin of his name, fearing it might have been derived from Homer Simpson’s infamous brief name change to “Max Power” in “The Simpsons” episode titled “Homer to the Max.” However, his concerns were alleviated when he discovered the episode aired when he was just a six-year-old lad!

Adding more charm to this unique footballer’s story, Max Power allegedly graced the pages of the motoring magazine that shared the same name. A link-up between them would indeed seem inevitable, no?

Max Power’s journey from being named after his parents’ pet Labrador to becoming a proficient midfielder in the EFL adds a touch of uniqueness to his story. Now, he will become a very wealthy man as he earns big bucks in Saudi Arabia. Good luck to him!

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