Emile Smith Rowe

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Emile Smith Rowe
Personal information
Full name Emile Smith Rowe[1]
Date of birth (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 18)[2]
Place of birth Croydon, London, England[2]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.82 m)[3]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 55
Youth career
2010–2018 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Arsenal 0 (0)
National team
2015–2016 England U16 3 (0)
2016–2017 England U17 11 (2)
2017 England U18 2 (0)
2018– England U19 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:09, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:40, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Emile Smith Rowe (born 28 July 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal.

Early life[edit]

He originates from Thornton Heath in the south London borough of Croydon.[4] He relocated to north London with his parents and brother when he was signed by Arsenal in 2010.[5]

Arsenal career[edit]

Smith Rowe joined Arsenal's Hale End Academy in 2010 at the age of ten. He made his first appearance for the Under-23s in 2016–17, at the age of 16. He continued in the Under-23s during the 2017–18 season, making 11 appearances for the side.[citation needed]

Aged 17, he joined the senior team on their pre-season tour of Singapore in July 2018. He scored a goal in the 1–1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup.[6][7] He also assisted a goal in the 5–1 win against PSG in the same competition on 28 July, which was also his 18th birthday.[8]

Smith Rowe signed a new long-term professional contract with Arsenal on 31 July 2018, when he was described by head coach Unai Emery as having "lots of potential".[9][10] The length of the contract was not disclosed by Arsenal, but it was reported to be a five-year deal.[11]

Senior debut[edit]

Smith Rowe made his Arsenal first-team competitive debut on 20 September 2018 against Vorskla Poltava in the UEFA Europa League, coming on as a second-half substitute for Alex Iwobi.[12] His appearance was the first Arsenal professional debut by a player born in the 2000s.[13][14] He scored after starting the following Europa League match against Qarabag in a 3–0 victory for Arsenal, becoming the youngest goalscorer in a competitive match since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in 2011, and the first player born after 2000 to score for the London club.[15][16]

International career[edit]

Smith Rowe has been capped by England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 level whilst progressing through the ranks at Arsenal’s Hale End academy.[17]

In April 2017, Smith Rowe was included in the squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[18] He came off the bench in the semi-final against Turkey[19] but did not play in the final as England were defeated on penalties by Spain.[20] In October 2017, he was part of the squad that won the U-17 World Cup.[21][22] He scored in the group stage against Iraq[23] and provided an assist for Rhian Brewster to score against Brazil in the semi-final.[24]

In October 2018, Smith Rowe scored for the England under-19 team against Portugal.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 November 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal U21 2018–19[26] 1[a] 1 1 1
Arsenal 2018–19[26] Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 1 4[b] 2 6 3
Career total 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 3 7 4
  1. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Emile Smith Rowe". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Emile Smith-Rowe: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. ^ Unai Emery lauds Emile Smith Rowe's performance in Europa League - The Independent. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ Meet Emile Smith Rowe: Nurtured by Arsenal, chased by Barcelona, World Cup winner with England - The Telegraph. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe: I did not hesitate to take my chanceESPN. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  7. ^ Arsenal 1–1 Atletico Madrid: How it happenedArsenal.com. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. ^ Arsenal 5–1 PSG: How it happenedArsenal.com. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  9. ^ Emile Smith Rowe signs new contractArsenal.com. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  10. ^ Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe signs new long-term contractSky Sports. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  11. ^ Emile Smith Rowe: I was on the beach last month – now I’ve scored for ArsenalThe Times. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Arsenal 4–2 Vorskla Poltava". BBC Sport. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  13. ^ Emile Smith Rowe gives Arsenal debut shirt to his mumSky Sports. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  14. ^ Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe to celebrate with his mum after making history on debutEvening Standard. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Arsenal news: Smith Rowe becomes second-youngest player to score for Arsenal | Goal.com". Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  16. ^ "Emile Smith Rowe makes history with first Arsenal goal". talkSPORT. 2018-10-04. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  17. ^ Arsenal wonderkid profiled after scoring stunner against Atletico MadridDaily Mirror. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  18. ^ U17s' Euro squad announcedThe Football Association. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  19. ^ Young Lions reach European under-17 championship finalThe Football Association. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  20. ^ Young Lions beaten on penalties in UEFA Euro U17 championship finalThe Football Association. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  21. ^ Shamoon Hafez (17 January 2019). "England's U17 World Cup winners - where are they now?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  22. ^ Emile Smith Rowe admits first Arsenal goal topped winning the World Cup with England after announcing his arrivalThe Independent. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  23. ^ England stay perfect in KolkataFIFA. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  24. ^ Under-17 World Cup semi-final: Brazil 1-3 EnglandBBC Sport. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  25. ^ There was an impressive win for Keith Downing's Young Lions in Portugal on ThursdayThe Football Association. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Emile Smith Rowe in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2018.