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 26)
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) 5 (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 20 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:43, 29 May 2018 (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 2010, 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 six appearances before returning to Darlington.[6] In his first four Conference matches back with Darlington he scored six goals.[7] On 30 April 2011 he signed a new two-year contract along with Phil Gray and John McReady. In July 2011 Smith went on 2-week trial with Stoke City. Stoke didn't resume their interest in Smith and was sent back to Darlington. Watford then took Smith on trial. However, he was also later sent back to Darlington.[8]

Charlton[edit]

On 31 August 2011, Smith signed a three-year contract at Charlton Athletic[9] He made his Charlton debut against FC Halifax Town in the FA Cup, coming on in the 87th minute. Shortly after coming on he set up the fourth goal of the match from a cross.

On 17 January 2012, Smith joined League Two club Accrington Stanley on a loan deal to the end of the 2011–12 season.[10] He scored his first goal for Accrington on 28 January 2012 in a 4–3 win against Gillingham in which he bagged a hattrick.[11] On 12 March it was announced Smith had returned to his parent club after suffering a season ending knee injury.

On 14 August 2012, Smith made his full first team debut for Charlton Athletic in a League Cup defeat to Leyton Orient. In November 2012 Smith joined Newport County on a one-month loan[12] and scored on his debut versus Cambridge United 6 November. On 8 March 2013, Michael joined League One side Colchester United on loan until 6 April 2013.[13]

On 30 July 2013, Smith joined League Two side AFC Wimbledon on loan until 1 January 2014[14] and was given the number 9 shirt. He made his debut on the opening day of the 2013–14 season against Torquay United on 3 August 2013, the gamed ended 1–1.[15] He played the entire ninety minutes in "The Dons" second league game of the season, a 1–0 win over Wycombe Wanderers at Kingsmeadow on 11 August 2013.[16]

Swindon Town[edit]

On 22 January 2014, Smith signed for Swindon Town for an initial £100,000. He made his debut on 25 January 2014 in a 3–1 win against Shrewsbury Town, scoring Swindon's first and third goals.[17]

Portsmouth[edit]

On deadline day, January 2016 Smith joined League Two side Portsmouth on loan. On 23 June 2016 he signed for Portsmouth on a permanent basis.[18] On 30 August 2016 he scored a hat-trick against Yeovil Town in an EFL Trophy tie, though Portsmouth lost the match 4–3.[19]

Bury[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Smith signed for League One club Bury on a two-year contract.[20]

Rotherham[edit]

On 11 January 2018, Smith signed for fellow League One club Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 May 2018. [22]
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[23] League Two 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
2010–11[24] 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 5
2011–12[25] Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 6
Charlton Athletic 2011–12[25] League One 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[26] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[27] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2011–12[25] League Two 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newport County (loan) 2012–13[26] Conference Premier 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colchester United (loan) 2012–13[26] League One 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2013–14[27] League Two 23 9 1 1 0 0 1[a] 0 25 10
Swindon Town 2013–14[27] League One 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 8
2014–15[28] 40 13 1 0 2 2 1[a] 1 44 16
2015–16[29] 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 65 21 1 0 2 2 1 1 69 24
Barnsley (loan) 2015–16[29] League One 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Portsmouth (loan) 2015–16[29] League Two 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4
Portsmouth 2016–17[30] League Two 18 3 0 0 0 0 3[b] 3 21 6
Northampton Town (loan) 2016–17[30] League One 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Bury 2017–18[31] League One 19 1 2 1 0 0 2[b] 0 23 2
Rotherham United 2017–18[31] League One 20 6 0 0 0 0 3[c] 0 23 6
Career total 248 60 5 2 3 2 10 4 266 68
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the EFL Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in 2017–18 EFL 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. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "First Team Appearances 2010/11 season". Workington A.F.C. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "GameCAFCs played by Michael Smith in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 March 2011.  If necessary, select season required via "Choose another season" dropdown menu.
  8. ^ "Smith on trial at Stoke-4 arrive at Arena". Soccerbase. vitalFootball. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Smith makes move to The Valley". Charlton Athletic. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Accrington Stanley complete double transfer deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Accrington Stanley 4–3 Gillingham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Smith joins Newport
  13. ^ "Smith Signs". Colchester United F.C. 8 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dons sign Charlton striker". AFC Wimbledon. 30 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Torquay 1–1 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1–0 Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Swindon 3 – 1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Michael Smith: Portsmouth sign Swindon striker for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Yeovil Town 4–3 Portsmouth". somersetlive.co.uk. 30 August 2016. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Bury sign Portsmouth's Michael Smith and Wigan's Josh Laurent". BBC Sport. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  21. ^ "SIGNING | Millers land Smith". Rotherham United Official Site. 11 January 2018. 
  22. ^ "Michael Smith profile". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Michael Smith in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Michael Smith in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  25. ^ a b c "Games played by Michael Smith in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  26. ^ a b c "Games played by Michael Smith in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  27. ^ a b c "Games played by Michael Smith in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Michael Smith in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  29. ^ a b c "Games played by Michael Smith in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Smith in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Smith in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  32. ^ Scott, Ged (27 May 2018). "Rotherham United 2–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2018. 

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