Keegan Smith (footballer, born 1999)

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Keegan Smith
Personal information
Full name Keegan Smith
Date of birth (1999-05-13) 13 May 1999 (age 19)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tasman United
Youth career
2013–2016 Ellerslie
2016–2017 Wellington Phoenix
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Ellerslie
2016–2018 Wellington Phoenix Reserves 5 (0)
2017–2018 Wellington Phoenix 6 (0)
2018 Lower Hutt 12 (0)
2018– Tasman United 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 January 2019

Keegan Smith (born May 13, 1999) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Tasman United in the ISPS Handa Premiership.

Club career[edit]

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

Smith joined Wellington Phoenix to be part of their reserves team playing in the ISPS Handa Premiership.[1] Smith played one game for the reserves, starting in a game against Canterbury United before he was sent off in the 65th minute for a second yellow.[2] He made his senior debut for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League on 8 October 2017, in a 1–1 draw with Adelaide United.[3]

On 9 November 2017, Smith signed a three year contract with the Wellington Phoenix. As the Phoenix had already reached their limit of 23 professional players, Smith's first year will be as a youth before his second and third as a professional.[4][5]

Lower Hutt[edit]

Smith was released by the Wellington Phoenix on 4 May 2018 so he could play winter football for Lower Hutt in the Central League with the plan for him to then see out the second and third year of his professional contract back with the club.[6]

On 11 October 2018, it was announced that Smith and the Phoenix had agreed to a mutual termination that allowed Smith to sign with Tasman United to play in the ISPS Handa Premiership.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players and Staff". Wellington Phoenix Football Academy. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Egan, Brendon. "Canterbury remain unbeaten after overcoming nine-men Phoenix Reserves". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. ^ Hyslop, Liam (8 October 2017). "Tactical stalemate as Wellington Phoenix draw season opener". Stuff.co.nz.
  4. ^ "Wellington Phoenix sign schoolboy Keegan Smith on three-year contract". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  5. ^ Phoenix, Wellington. "Contract information". twitter. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Smith Released To Play In Off Season". Wellington Phoenix. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Smith termination". Twitter. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Big names in ISPS Handa Premiership squads". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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