Korey Smith

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Korey Smith
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Personal information
Full name Korey Alexander S. Smith
Date of birth (1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 7
Youth career
2007–2008 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Norwich City 67 (4)
2012 Barnsley (loan) 12 (0)
2012 Yeovil Town (loan) 17 (0)
2013 Oldham Athletic (loan) 10 (0)
2013–2014 Oldham Athletic 42 (1)
2014– Bristol City 95 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:04, 21 March 2017 (UTC).

Korey Alexander S. Smith (born 31 January 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Bristol City as a midfielder.

Early life[edit]

Smith was "discovered plying his trade on the Sunday league park pitches".[1] He was allocated a squad number of 30. He became the captain of Norwich City Academy, and led them on a run in the FA Youth Cup. He has two younger sisters, Harriet and Alice.[2]


Smith first appeared on the bench for City in January 2008 as an unused substitute in an FA Cup match against Charlton Athletic.[3] He made his professional debut for Norwich in a 0–1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road on 4 April 2009, as an 82nd-minute substitute for David Carney.[4]

Smith figured regularly in the Norwich team during the 2009–10 season as Norwich City won promotion from League One to the Championship as champions.

In July 2010, Smith was handed the number 18 shirt and continued to play regularly as Norwich won promotion to the Premier League.

In January 2012, Smith penned a one-month loan deal at Barnsley. He made an instant impact at Oakwell, assisting two goals on debut against Derby County in a 3–2 victory for the Reds on his 21st birthday.[5]

In September 2012, Smith signed on a 93-day emergency loan at Football League One side Yeovil Town,[6] making his debut as a substitute away at MK Dons in a 1–0 defeat.[7]

On 15 March 2013, Smith signed on loan with Oldham Athletic until the end of the season.

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Smith signed a permanent two-year deal with Oldham Athletic on 20 June 2013, after being released by Norwich City having been at the club for seven years.[8] Smith was made captain of Oldham Athletic after manager Lee Johnson said Smith was as brave as a lion, brave on the ball and can take the ball anywhere.[9] He scored his first goal for the club with a stunning strike in the FA Cup 2013–14 second round against Mansfield Town.[10]

Smith scored his first league goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient, scoring in added time to tie the scores level and earn the club a point away against the then third in the division Leyton Orient with a fantastic chipped effort from 30 yards out.[11]

Bristol City[edit]

Smith signed a three-year deal with Bristol City on 27 June 2014 for an undisclosed fee. He helped Bristol City to a Johnstone's Paint Trophy and Football League 1 double in his first season with the club. Smith started 38 times the following season, as Bristol City finished 18th, meaning they avoided relegation straight back to League One. Smith underwent ankle surgery in April, returning to full training on 5 September 2016.[12]


  1. ^ "Korey Smith profile". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ http://norwichcity.myfootballwriter.com/full_article.asp?i=4561&w=25&a=0&part=1
  3. ^ http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/Sport/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=Sport&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=Sport&itemid=NOED05%20Jan%202009%2009%3A00%3A03%3A327
  4. ^ "Norwich 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  5. ^ "Barnsley 3–2 Derby County". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Norwich's Korey Smith aims to impress on loan at Yeovil". BBC Sport. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "MK Dons 1–0 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Norwich City's Korey Smith bound for Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Captain Korey". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Oldham Athletic 1–1 Mansfield Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Leyton Orient 1-1 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/smith-returns-to-training-3293179.aspx

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