Connor Smith

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Connor Smith
Personal information
Full name Connor Michael Smith[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Mullingar, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Gillingham
(on loan from Watford)
Number 19
Youth career
–2010 Mullingar Athletic A.F.C
2010–2012 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Watford 8 (0)
2011–2012 Wealdstone (loan) 23 (3)
2014– Gillingham (loan) 9 (0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U17
2011–2012 Republic of Ireland U19 6 (1)
2013– Republic of Ireland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 October 2013

Connor Michael Smith (born 18 February 1993) is an Irish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gillingham on loan from Watford.

Career[edit]

Born in Mullingar, Smith came to prominence in 2010, finishing as runner-up to Ben Greenhalgh on the television show Football's Next Star.[2] He joined the academy setup at Watford later that year in May, signing a two-year apprenticeship.

In November 2011, Smith joined Isthmian League side Wealdstone on loan until January 2012, along with Britt Assombalonga.[3] In January, the loan was extended for a further two months after the club had remained unbeaten.[4]

Smith signed his first professional contract with Watford in May 2012.[5] His professional debut for Watford came on 18 August 2012, in a 3–2 victory over Crystal Palace in the Football League Championship, replacing Sean Murray as a substitute.

On 8 January 2014, Smith signed on loan for Gillingham until the end of the 2013–14 season.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 25. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Smith targets Wembley final appearance". Watford Observer. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  3. ^ "Watford pair Connor Smith and Britt Assombalonga have joined Wealdstone on loan". Watford Observer. 2011-11-24. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Smith and Assombalonga extend Stones loan". Vital Football. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Watford boss Sean Dyche stresses that is it only the start for youngsters offered professional contracts". Watford Observer. 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  6. ^ "Gills Land Championship Midfielder". Gillingham FC. 8 January 2014. 

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