Jamie Smith (footballer, born 1989)

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Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith Brighton.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jamie Peter Smith[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Leytonstone, London, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Harlow Town
Youth career
1997–1999 Interwood
1999–2008 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
2009–2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 (0)
2012 Leyton Orient 1 (0)
2012 Dover Athletic 13 (0)
2012–2013 Eastbourne Borough 22 (1)
2013–2015 Harlow Town 62 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:37, 15 February 2015 (UTC).

Jamie Peter Smith (born 16 September 1989 in Leytonstone) is an English professional footballer who most recently played for Harlow Town.

Career[edit]

Smith played for Walthamstow youth team Interwood. His former coach at Interwood, Trevor Bailey, brought him to Crystal Palace at the age of nine.[2]

Smith progressed through the youth ranks at Crystal Palace and was awarded a one-year contract in the summer of 2008.[3] After failing to make an appearance for Crystal Palace, Smith was released from the club in the summer of 2009.[4] His former coach at Palace, Gary Issott, said; "Jamie Smith is a diminutive attacking central midfielder in the mould of Eyal Berkovic. He is very clever and improved after a frustrating first year. He started this season well and, up until Christmas, his form was electric."[2]

On 3 August 2009, Smith signed a one-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion after impressing during a trial with the club.[5] Smith made his professional debut for Brighton during the 7–1 defeat to Huddersfield Town on 18 August 2009.[6] He was substituted in the first half after goalkeeper Michel Kuipers was sent off; Smith made way for the replacement goalkeeper Graeme Smith.[citation needed]

Smith signed a six-month contract extension in May 2011[7] After being released by the Seagulls, Smith went on to train and eventually sign a contract until the end of the 2011–12 season with Leyton Orient.[8] He made his only Orient appearance as a late substitute in the 3–0 defeat at Exeter City on 9 April 2012.[9] On 15 May he was one of three players released by Orient manager Russell Slade.[10]

Following a brief period at Dover Athletic, Smith joined Eastbourne Borough in November 2012.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2009 and 31/08/2009" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Jamie S Smith
  3. ^ Eaglets sign pro forms
  4. ^ Ifill and Oster let go
  5. ^ Navarro Signs Deal
  6. ^ Report:Huddersfield 7–1 Brighton
  7. ^ "New Deals for Development Trio". seagulls.co.uk. 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Leyton Orient sign former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jamie Smith". guardian-series.co.uk. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Exeter 3–0 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 9 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Lobjoit signs Os deal". Leyton Orient F.C. 15 May 2012. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Squad Update : Smith Signs Up From Dover". ebfc.co.uk (Eastbourne Borough F.C.). 26 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 

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