Michael Smith (footballer, born 1991)

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith 07-09-2013 1.jpg
Smith playing for AFC Wimbledon in 2013
Personal information
Full name Michael John Smith[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England[2]
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Rotherham United
Number 24
Youth career
Wallsend Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Darlington 37 (6)
2010Workington (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2014 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2012Accrington Stanley (loan) 6 (3)
2012Newport County (loan) 9 (4)
2013Colchester United (loan) 8 (2)
2013–2014AFC Wimbledon (loan) 23 (9)
2014–2016 Swindon Town 65 (21)
2015–2016Barnsley (loan) 12 (0)
2016Portsmouth (loan) 16 (4)
2016–2017 Portsmouth 18 (3)
2017Northampton Town (loan) 14 (2)
2017–2018 Bury 19 (1)
2018– Rotherham United 62 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:47, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Michael John Smith (born 17 October 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Rotherham United.

Career[edit]

Darlington[edit]

Born in Wallsend, Smith made his debut in the Football League on 5 April 2010, replacing Chris Moore in the 77th minute of Darlington's 1–0 home defeat by Hereford United in League Two.[3] He scored his first Football League goal on 1 May, in the 79th minute of Darlington's 2–0 away win at Macclesfield Town.[4]

He joined Conference North club Workington on loan for a month on 29 October 2010,[5] and made seven appearances before returning to Darlington.[6] In his first four Conference matches back with Darlington he scored six goals.[7] At the end of the season, he, Phil Gray and John McReady all signed new two-year contracts.[8]

Charlton[edit]

After trials with Watford and Stoke City, and an unsuccessful bid of £80,000 from Bristol City, Smith signed a three-year contract withLeague One club Charlton Athletic on 31 August 2011; the fee was undisclosed[9] He made his Charlton debut against FC Halifax Town in the FA Cup: he came on in the 87th minute and crossed for Bradley Pritchard to score the fourth goal of the match.[10][11]

On 18 January 2012, Smith joined League Two club Accrington Stanley on loan to the end of the season.[12] Ten days later, he scored a hat-trick and provided an assist for Luke Joyce as Stanley beat Gillingham 4–3.[13] He returned to his parent club in mid-March after suffering a season-ending knee injury.[14]

On 14 August 2012, Smith made his first start – and what proved to be last appearance – for Charlton Athletic in a League Cup defeat to Leyton Orient.[15] He then began a series of loan spells. In November, he joined Newport County of the Conference Premier on a one-month loan,[16] and scored against Cambridge United on his debut.[15] The loan was extended for a second month.[17] On 8 March 2013, he joined League One club Colchester United, also for a month.[18]

In July 2013, Smith signed for League Two club AFC Wimbledon on loan until 1 January 2014.[19] Wearing the number 9 shirt, he made his debut on the opening day of the 2013–14 season in a 1–1 draw with Torquay United.[20] He was a regular in the side, finishing his loan period with 10 goals from 25 appearances.[20]

Swindon Town[edit]

On 22 January 2014, Smith signed for Swindon Town for an initial £100,000.[21] He scored Swindon's first and third goals as they beat Shrewsbury Town 3–1 on his debut three days later.[22]

Portsmouth[edit]

On the final day of the January 2016 transfer window, Smith joined League Two club Portsmouth on a three-month loan.[23] The move was made permanent at the end of the season for an undisclosed fee.[24] He scored a hat-trick against Yeovil Town in an EFL Trophy tie on 30 August, though Portsmouth lost the match 4–3.[25]

Bury[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Smith signed a two-year contract with Bury of League One.[26]

Rotherham[edit]

On 11 January 2018, Smith signed for fellow League One club Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 April 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Darlington 2009–10[28] League Two 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
2010–11[7] League Two 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 5
2011–12[10] Conference Premier 1 0 1 0
Total 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 6
Workington 2010–11[6][29] Conference North 6 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Charlton Athletic 2011–12[10] League One 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[15] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2013–14[20] Championship 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2011–12[10] League Two 6 3 6 3
Newport County (loan) 2012–13[30] Conference Premier 9 4 1[a] 0 10 0
Colchester United (loan) 2012–13[15] League One 8 2 8 2
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2013–14[20] League Two 23 9 1 1 0 0 1[b] 0 25 10
Swindon Town 2013–14[20] League One 20 8 0 0 0 0 20 8
2014–15[31] League One 40 13 1 0 2 2 4[c] 3 47 18
2015–16[32] League One 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 65 21 1 0 2 2 4 3 72 26
Barnsley (loan) 2015–16[32] League One 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Portsmouth (loan) 2015–16[32] League Two 16 4 16 4
Portsmouth 2016–17[33] League Two 18 3 0 0 0 0 3[d] 3 21 6
Total 34 7 0 0 0 0 3 3 37 10
Northampton Town (loan) 2016–17[33] League One 14 2 14 2
Bury 2017–18[34] League One 19 1 2 1 0 0 2[d] 0 23 2
Rotherham United 2017–18[34] League One 20 6 3[e] 0 23 6
2018–19[35] Championship 42 7 1 0 0 0 43 7
Total 62 13 1 0 0 0 3 0 66 13
Career total 296 68 6 2 3 2 15 6 320 78
  1. ^ a b Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance and one goal in Football League Trophy, three appearances and two goals in League One play-offs
  4. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy
  5. ^ Appearances in League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Rotherham United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2010). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2010–2011. Headline. p. 461. ISBN 978-0-7553-6107-6.
  3. ^ "Darlington 0–1 Hereford". BBC Sport. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Macclesfield 0–2 Darlington". BBC Sport. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  5. ^ Walker, Martin (29 October 2010). "Smith joins Workington". Darlington F.C. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  6. ^ a b "First Team Appearances 2010/11 season". Workington A.F.C. 11 December 2010. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Smith in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ Stoddart, Craig (1 May 2011). "Austin refusal angers Cooper". The Northern Echo. Darlington. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ Stoddart, Craig (1 September 2011). "Darlington's Michael Smith completes move to Charlton". The Northern Echo. Darlington. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Games played by Michael Smith in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Halifax Lowe after cup defeat". Sky Sports. 13 November 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Accrington Stanley complete double transfer deal". BBC Sport. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Accrington 4–3 Gillingham". BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Michael Smith returns to Charlton from Accrington". BBC Sport. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d "Games played by Michael Smith in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Newport County sign Charlton striker Michael Smith on loan". BBC Sport. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Charlton striker Michael Smith extends his loan spell at Newport County until January". BBC Sport. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Michael Smith: Colchester United sign Charlton striker on loan". BBC Sport. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Michael Smith: AFC Wimbledon sign Charlton striker on loan". BBC Sport. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  20. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Michael Smith in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  21. ^ Morshead, Sam (23 January 2014). "Swindon Town: Power forks out initial £100k on new striker Smith". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  22. ^ "Swindon Town 3–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Michael Smith: Swindon Town striker joins Portsmouth on loan". BBC Sport. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Michael Smith: Portsmouth sign Swindon striker for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  25. ^ D'Albiac, Stephen (30 August 2016). "Yeovil Town 4–3 Portsmouth – report and player ratings from Huish Park". SomersetLive. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  26. ^ "Bury sign Portsmouth's Michael Smith and Wigan's Josh Laurent". BBC Sport. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  27. ^ "Michael Smith: Rotherham sign Bury striker for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Michael Smith in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  29. ^ Goddard, Dave (23 November 2010). "Chasetown FC 4 Workington AFC 0". Lichfield Live. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  30. ^ "M. Smith". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  31. ^ "Games played by Michael Smith in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  32. ^ a b c "Games played by Michael Smith in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Smith in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Smith in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  35. ^ "Games played by Michael Smith in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  36. ^ Scott, Ged (27 May 2018). "Rotherham United 2–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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