David Smith (footballer, born 1993)

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David Smith
Personal information
Full name David Smith
Date of birth (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Falkirk
Youth career
2003–2011 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Heart of Midlothian 36 (1)
2011–2012 Raith Rovers (loan) 8 (1)
2012–2013 Raith Rovers (loan) 19 (1)
2014– Falkirk 0 (0)
National team
2008 Scotland U16 5 (2)
2009 Scotland U17 7 (1)
2011 Scotland U19 2 (1)
2012–2013 Scotland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:35, 1 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:40, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

David Smith (born 1 March 1993) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Scottish Championship side Falkirk, as a forward.

Career[edit]

Hearts[edit]

Smith attended Abronhill High School in Cumbernauld and joined the Hearts youth setup aged 10. A member of Hearts under 19 team[1] Smith made his first team debut as a substitute against Dundee United on 15 May 2011.[2] His performance for the under 19 squad in the early part of the 2011–12 season earned him a new three-year contract extending his stay with the club until 2014.[3] With Hearts in financial difficulty and wanting to bring through members of their under 19 squad into the first team,[4] Smith was sent on loan to Raith Rovers to gain first team experience.[5]

Raith Rovers[edit]

On 21 November 2011, Smith joined Scottish First Division side Raith Rovers on a month's loan deal.[5] Making his debut on 26 November 2011 scoring their second goal in a 3–2 win against Hamilton.[6] After six appearances on 4 January 2012, his loan was extended for another month.[7] He returned to Hearts on 30 January 2012.[8]

On 31 August 2012, he returned to the club on loan.[9]

Falkirk[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Smith moved to Falkirk, signing a two-year contract.[10]

Scotland[edit]

Smith has represented Scotland at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 September 2014[12]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hearts 2010–11 season 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 season 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14 season 32 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 35 1
2014–15 season 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 36 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 41 1
Raith Rovers 2011–12 season 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2012–13 season 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 21 1
Total 27 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 29 2
Falkirk 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 63 3 2 0 3 0 2 0 70 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Under 19 Profile". Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dundee United v Hearts". BBC News. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hat-trick of new deals". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hearts start fast-tracking youth players to first team". Scotsman Publications. Edinburgh Evening News. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Trio off on loan". Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Raith Rovers 3 – 2 Hamilton Academical". SFL. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Duo extend loans". Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Loan Deal Extended". Raith Rovers. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day Activity at Stark's Park". Raith Rovers. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "DAVID SMITH JOINS FROM HEARTS". Falkirk F.C. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "David Smith SFA Profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "David Smith Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 November 2011.