Paul Smyth (footballer)

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Paul Smyth
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Smyth in action for Queens Park Rangers in 2018.
Personal information
Full name Paul Patrick Smyth[1]
Date of birth (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.75 (5ft 8)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wycombe Wanderers
(on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
Number 17
Youth career
0000–2015 Linfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Linfield 52 (14)
2017– Queens Park Rangers 16 (2)
2019Accrington Stanley (loan) 15 (3)
2019–Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1 (1)
National team
2016 Northern Ireland U19 3 (0)
2016–2018 Northern Ireland U21 13 (1)
2018– Northern Ireland 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:42, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:55, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Paul Patrick Smyth (born 10 September 1997) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Wycombe Wanderers on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Club career[edit]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

On 29 July 2017, QPR signed Smyth from NIFL Premiership side Linfield for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract.[3]

On 1 January 2018, Smyth made his QPR, EFL Championship and professional debut against Cardiff City, scoring the winning goal in the 72nd minute.[4] He would go onto win the Supporters Young Player of the Year, after an impressive first few months in the first team.[5]

Wycombe Wanderers (loan)[edit]

Following a loan spell on loan at Accrington Stanley, Smyth joined Wycombe Wanderers on a season long loan.[6]

International career[edit]

Having played for Northern Ireland U21 on 22 March 2018, Smyth was called into the senior Northern Ireland squad for the friendly with South Korea on 24 March 2018.[7] He made his debut as an 82nd minute substitute and scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory three minutes later.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Linfield 2015–16[9] NIFL Premiership 19 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 23 5
2016–17[9] NIFL Premiership 29 8 3 0 0 0 2[a] 0 34 8
2017–18[9] NIFL Premiership 4 1 5[b] 1 9 2
Total 52 14 7 0 0 0 7 1 66 15
Queens Park Rangers 2017–18[10] Championship 13 2 1 0 14 2
2018–19[11] Championship 3 0 2 0 5 0
Total 16 2 1 0 2 0 19 2
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2018–19[12] League One 15 3 1 0 16 3
Career total 83 19 9 0 2 0 7 1 101 20
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, one appearance and one goal in NIFL Charity Shield

International[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2018
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Northern Ireland 2018 2 1
Total 2 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played 24 March 2018. Northern Ireland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Smyth goal.[13]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 March 2018 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland 1  South Korea 2–1 2–1 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLUB LIST OF REGISTERED PLAYERS" (PDF). EFL. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Paul Smyth". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ "QPR complete deal for Northern Ireland youngster". QPR FC. 29 July 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ "MATCH REPORT: QPR 2, Cardiff City 1". BBC. 1 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ https://www.qpr.co.uk/news/club-news/paul-smyth-joins-wycombe-wanderers-on-loan/
  7. ^ Beacom, Steven (23 March 2018). "It's a night of heartache and joy for Paul Smyth as he gets ready for senior debut". The Belfast Telegraph. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  8. ^ Jurejko, Jonathan Jurejko (24 March 2018). "Smyth scores winner seconds into NI debut". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 28 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "P. Smyth". Soccerway. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Games played by Paul Smyth in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Games played by Paul Smyth in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Games played by Paul Smyth in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Smyth, Paul". National Football Teams. Archived from the original on 27 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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