Grant Smith (footballer)

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Grant Smith
Personal information
Full name Grant Gordon Smith[1]
Date of birth (1980-05-05) 5 May 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Wycombe Wanderers 0 (0)
1998–1999 Reading 0 (0)
1999–2000 Hearts 0 (0)
2000–2001 Livingston 32 (0)
2000–2001 Clydebank (loan) 17 (2)
2001–2003 Sheffield United 10 (0)
2000 Halifax Town (loan) 11 (0)
2003 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 5 (1)
2003–2005 Swindon Town 33 (10)
2005–2006 Bristol City 11 (0)
2006 Walsall (loan) 13 (3)
2006–2007 Dundee United 6 (0)
2007 HJK Helsinki 21 (1)
2007 Klubi-04 (loan) 1 (1)
2008–2009 Carlisle United 17 (1)
2009 Droylsden 1 (0)
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 5 (0)
2010 Ross County 4 (0)
2011 Airdrie United 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2011.

Grant Gordon Smith (born 5 May 1980 in Irvine) is a Scottish footballer midfielder. He is the son of former Rangers and Brighton & Hove Albion striker and former Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith.

Career[edit]

Smith signed a short-term contract with Dundee United in September 2006, agreeing to stay until the next transfer window in January 2007. Smith also played for English sides Bristol City and Walsall (on loan).

Smith then signed one-year contract with Finnish club HJK Helsinki in April 2007.

Smith returned to Britain in January 2008 and joined Carlisle United on a short-term contract until the end of the season, after training with the club's squad.[2] On 8 April 2009 Grant Smith was released from Carlisle United by mutual consent after not making a single first team appearance under new boss Greg Abbott who later denied any fall out with Smith even though impressing in reserve games out of position.

He went to Singapore for trials with some of the local S-League teams for the 2010 season. He was brought to Singapore by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) as part of their centralised scouting system of foreign players for S-League clubs

On 18 December 2009, he signed a short term injury replacement deal with North Queensland Fury in the A-League linking up with Fury manager Ian Ferguson and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.

In February 2010, Smith returned to Scotland to sign for Ross County.[3]

After joining Scottish 2nd Division club Airdrie United in January 2011, he was released by them a few months later in May.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grant Smith". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Carlisle recruit midfielder Smith". BBC Sport. 18 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ross County is Smith's next stop". BBC Sport. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 

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