Gary Smith (footballer, born 1991)

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Gary Smith
Personal information
Full name Gary Smith
Date of birth (1991-05-28) 28 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Arthurlie
Youth career
200?-2009 Queens Park
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Motherwell 2 (0)
2010 Dumbarton (loan) 7 (0)
2012 Stenhousemuir (loan) 3 (3)
2012–2013 Shettleston
2013– Arthurlie
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gary Smith (born 28 May 1991) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a striker for Arthurlie in the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region. He has previously played in the Scottish Premier League and Europa League for Motherwell.

Club career[edit]

Motherwell[edit]

Smith was signed by the Motherwell from Queens Park after he impressed the youth coaches. He was immediately drafted into the under-19 squad and made an immediate impression in the 2009-10 season, finishing as top-scorer as the Motherwell under-19 team finished second. On September 2010, Smith made his professional debut against Breiðablik of Iceland in the Europa League, a match in which the Steelmen won 1-0.[1]

Smith then made his league debut as a substitute in a 4-0 loss to Dundee United.[2]

On 11 May 2012, Smith was be released at the end of his contract, becoming a free agent.[3]

Dumbarton (loan)[edit]

On 28 August, Smith was loaned out to Dumbarton for six-months in order to get regular first-team football.[4] He made his debut for The Sons in a 6-0 defeat to East Fife, and made his first start in a 3-1 home defeat to Brechin City. He returned to Motherwell after his loan at Dumbarton came to an end in January.

Stenhousemuir (loan)[edit]

On 19 January 2012, Smith joined Second Division club Stenhousemuir on an initial one-month loan,[5] that was later extended by a further month after Smith had scored 3 goals in 3 matches.[6]

Juniors[edit]

After his release from Motherwell, Smith trained with Airdrie but suffered knee ligament damage in pre-season. He signed for Junior side Shettleston on his recovery, before moving on to Arthurlie in June 2013.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motherwell 1-0 Breiðablik, BBC Sport – Retrieved 6 September 2010
  2. ^ Dundee Utd 4-0 Motherwell, BBC Sport.. - Retrieved 8 May 2011
  3. ^ "End of season contract news". Motherwell F.C. 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ Smith joins Dumbarton, Motherwell FC official website – Retrieved 6 September 2010
  5. ^ New Player Signing, Stenhousemuir FC official website – Retrieved 20 January 2012
  6. ^ Gary Smith loan extended, Stenhousemuir FC official website – Retrieved 18 February 2012
  7. ^ Jim O'Donnell (30 January 2013). "Smith's steeled for Meadow march to avoid a cup shock". Evening Times. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Arthurlie bring in Smith and Murray". Scottish Junior Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 

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