Alan Smith

Born Oct 28, 1980

Alan Smith is an English footballer who is currently without a club after being released by Newcastle United on 30 May 2012. He has also represented the England national football team, winning 19 caps.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alan Smith.


1980 Birth Born on October 28, 1980.


1998 17 Years Old His senior FA Premier League debut was as a substitute for Leeds vs. Liverpool at Anfield, where he displayed his natural scoring ability by scoring with his first touch of the ball. That goal helped propel him into the 1998–99 English football season, as he was one-half of manager David O'Leary's first-choice striker pairing, along with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
2000 19 Years Old …  He went on to become an undisputed first-choice, as the side consolidated in the domestic and European fronts, reaching the semifinals of the 2000–01 Champions League. … Read More


Smith continued his run in the Leeds side, as the club began to grow in stature. He showed his class in 2001 while helping to lead the Leeds side through the much vaunted UEFA Champions League, though his experience ended on a sour note as he was sent off in the semi-final.
…  Smith scored on his full debut against Portugal in September 2002, being set up by Leeds team mate Lee Bowyer. … Read More
2003 - 2004 3 More Events
An injury hampered his first season, causing him to miss out on important matches such as the Carling Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the 2005 FA Cup Final against Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium, which Manchester United lost on penalties. … Read More
On 18 February 2006, during a 1–0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, Smith broke his leg and dislocated his ankle while attempting to block a free-kick from Liverpool's John Arne Riise, an injury described by Ferguson as "one of the worst I've seen". … Read More
2007 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith also continued to gain Ferguson's trust by gaining a place in the starting line up against Manchester City on 5 May 2007. … Read More
His progress next season was hampered by stress fracture of the ankle sustained in the preseason, meaning it took until February 2009 before he played in a competitive fixture by coming on as a substitute against Everton. … Read More


Alan Smith served a lot of bench duty with Cheick Tioté cementing his place as the inform defensive midfielder. Smith saw a return to action in Newcastle's 3–1 cup defeat to Stevenage on 8 January 2011. … Read More
On 29 January 2012, Smith joined Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the season.
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