Will Smith (footballer, born 1998)

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Will Smith
Personal information
Full name William Owen Smith[1]
Date of birth (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.84 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Barnsley
Youth career
Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Barnsley 0 (0)
2018–Darlington (loan) 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:23, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

William Owen Smith (born 4 November 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Barnsley. He made his senior debut for Barnsley in the EFL Trophy in 2018, and spent time with National League North club Darlington in 2018–19.

Career[edit]

Smith was born in Leeds.[3] He took up a scholarship with Barnsley in 2015,[1] and was named Academy Player of the Year for the 2015–16 season. He turned professional in May 2017,[4] and signed a new one-year contract in July 2018.[5] Smith made his senior debut for Barnsley on 13 November 2018 in the EFL Trophy.[6]

In December Smith joined National League North club Darlington on a 28-day youth loan.[7] He played the whole of all six of Darlington's matches during the initial loan, which was then extended to the end of the season.[3][8]

He was offered a new contract by Barnsley at the end of the 2018–19 season.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 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
Barnsley 2018–19[6] EFL League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 0 0
Darlington (loan) 2018–19[3] National League North 14 1 14 1
Career total 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 1
  1. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of players registered as scholars in accordance with Rule C.3 between 01/07 2015 and 31/07/2015" (PDF). The Football Association. August 2015. p. 54. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Will Smith: defender". Barnsley F.C. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "W. Smith". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Will Smith Signs Professional Contract!". Barnsley F.C. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Will Smith Signs New Deal!". Barnsley F.C. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Games played by Will Smith in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Romal Palmer and Will Smith join Darlington on loan". Barnsley F.C. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Will Smith extends loan at Darlington". Barnsley F.C. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Adam Davies & Ryan Hedges: Barnsley offer Wales duo new deals". BBC Sport. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.