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Encyclopedia > Alan Smith
Alan Smith
Image:Rsz Alansmith 20040727.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alan Smith
Date of birth 28 October 1980 (1980-10-28) (age 27)
Place of birth    Rothwell, Leeds, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current club Newcastle United
Number 17
Youth clubs
1997–1998 Leeds United
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1998–2004
2004–2007
2007–
Leeds United
Manchester United
Newcastle United
172 (38)
061 0(7)
033 0(0)   
National team2
1999–2001
2007
2001–2007
England U21
England B
England
010 0(3)
001 0(1)
019 0(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 15:15, 11 May 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 19:00, 5 May 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals) Alan Smith may refer to: Alan Smith (All Black) (born 1942), All Black Alan Smith (Photo Libraries) Alan Smith (cricketer) (born 1936), English cricketer Alan Smith (shooting) ( 1980s), Australian shooter Alan Smith (radio) ( 2000s), British journalist Alan Smith, Australian rugby league player One of many Alan Smiths in English football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... , Rothwell is a town in the south east of the metropolitan borough of Leeds in West Yorkshire, situated between Oulton to the east, Belle Isle to the west, Woodlesford to the north east and Robin Hood to the south west. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... This article is about association football players. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... MUFC redirects here. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... First International England U-21 0-0 Wales U-21 (Molineux, Wolverhampton; December 15, 1976) Largest win England U-21 8-1 Finland U-21 (Boothferry Park, Hull; October 12, 1977) Worst defeat Romania U-21 4-0 England U-21 (PloieÅŸti, Romania; October 14, 1980) & England U-21... England B team England B is a secondary football team run occasionally as support for the England national football team. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...

Alan Smith (born 28 October 1980 in Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Newcastle United. He started his career at Leeds United, before transferring to Manchester United, and he has also been part of the England national football team. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... , Rothwell is a town in the south east of the metropolitan borough of Leeds in West Yorkshire, situated between Oulton to the east, Belle Isle to the west, Woodlesford to the north east and Robin Hood to the south west. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... Coat of Arms of South Yorkshire West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, that has a population of 2. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... MUFC redirects here. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...

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Career

Leeds United

His senior Premiership debut was as a substitute for Leeds vs. Liverpool at Anfield, where he displayed his natural scoring ability by scoring with his first touch of the ball. That goal helped propel him into the 1998-99 season, as he was one-half of manager David O'Leary's first-choice striker pairing, along with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... This article is about the football stadium. ... The 1998-1999 season was the 119th season of competitive football in England. ... David Anthony OLeary is an Irish football manager and former player. ... Jerrel Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (born 27 March 1972 in Paramaribo, Suriname), usually known as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink,[1] is a Dutch football striker, currently playing for Cardiff City. ...


Smith had continued his run through the Leeds side, as the club began to grow in stature. He showed his class in 2001 while helping to lead the Leeds side through the much vaunted Champions League, though his experience ended on a sour note as he was sent off in the semi-final. The following season saw Smith switched to the midfield, his versatility being utilised by O'Leary, as the Leeds manager tried to accommodate new signings. 2001 was also the year for Smith's break into the England squad. An England youth international at multiple levels, Smith made his senior England debut in May 2001. He did not make the final cut for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and accepted a position with the England Under-21 side. UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events: May 1 - Chandra Levy disapears while jogging. ... The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


A hometown hero for supporters of Leeds United, Smith won the "Supporter's Player of the Year" award two years running between 2003 and 2004 - a first in Leeds' history. Though his goal tally was not excellent by any means, his willingness to play any role on the pitch and his tireless efforts to save "The Whites" from relegation was greatly appreciated by the Leeds fans.


When Leeds were relegated in May 2004, Smith ended his Leeds career by kissing the badge and crying at his last match. His transfer to bitter rivals Manchester United, however, led to controversy and his exit was marred by accusations of treachery[1] going from hero to villain in the eyes of some Leeds fans in the space of a day; this was despite the fact that club had publicly stated that they could not afford to pay his wages, that they were open to offers for him, and that no other club had registered an interest. Due to Leeds financial difficulties, Smith chose to waive his personal transfer fee owed to him by the club. However, some Leeds fans held up banners in the following games, which proclaimed Alan Smith as "Judas", to reflect how they felt he had betrayed them. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May • 28 Gerald Anthony • 27 Umberto Agnelli • 22 Richard Biggs • 20 Len Murray • 17 Tony Randall • 17 Ezzedine Salim • 9 Alan King • 9 Akhmad Kadyrov • 8(?) Nick Berg • 7 Waldemar Milewicz Other recent deaths Ongoing...


Manchester United

Smith started the second chapter of his career on August 8, 2004 at the Community Shield clash against Arsenal, netting for the club with a swerving volley in the 55th minute. Man Utd went on to lose the game 3-1. Early on in his spell at Man Utd, he developed a fearsome reputation for both long-ranged strikes such as his strikes against Arsenal and Norwich City, and more intelligent, "poacher"-type goals, akin to those crafted by Ruud van Nistelrooy, such as the double against Dinamo Bucureşti in the UEFA Champions League. is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. ... -1... F.C. Dinamo BucureÅŸti is one of the most famous Romanian football clubs in the country. ...


An injury hampered his first season, causing him to miss out on several matches including the Carling Cup semi-final against Chelsea. He missed out in the FA Cup final against Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium as Manchester United lost out to penalties in the game. As the 2004-05 season ended rumours were rife about Smith's future, despite Smith saying he wanted to continue at United for his entire career.[citation needed] The forward scored 10 goals in his first season at Old Trafford. However, with Wayne Rooney in sparkling form and Ruud van Nistelrooy back in the team after injury, Smith was relegated to the bench. The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football in England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In the summer of 2005 it emerged that Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, was grooming Smith as a successor to Roy Keane in the Manchester United midfield. Ferguson stated, "Roy sees characteristics in Alan that he saw in himself as a young player, which could help Alan develop into a very good player in that position."[2] Smith got his chance to prove his credentials as a replacement for Keane when the United skipper was injured early on in the 2005-06 season. Smith began a prolonged run in the midfield 'anchor' role, with little effectiveness. However, as United began to stutter in the absence of several senior players, the midfield came under heavy flak from fans and it was questioned whether Smith was cut out for the vital midfield role he was being asked to play.[citation needed] These criticisms aimed at Smith and his team-mates reached its nadir with United's embarrassing 4-1 capitulation away to Middlesbrough and the subsequent 1-0 defeat to Lille OSC in the Champions League. Smith was believed to be one of several United stars who were heavily criticised by Roy Keane in an MUTV interview that was thought too explosive to be aired and consigned to the cutting room floor by club officials. It seemed that Smith's performance in the crucial home match against league leaders Chelsea would be meticulously scrutinised in the light of Keane's damning words. Smith responded in determined fashion, giving a much better performance as his side won 1-0. For other persons named Alex Ferguson, see Alex Ferguson (disambiguation). ... Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. ... The 2005–06 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... Middlesbrough Football Club (commonly known as Boro) are an English football club based in Middlesbrough. ... Lille Olympique Sporting Club is a French football club. ... For MUTV at the University of Missouri, see University of Missouri TV. MUTV (Manchester United Television) is an English subscription based television channel, operated by Manchester United F.C.. The channel offers Manchester United fans exclusive interviews with players and staff, full matches, including all Premier League games (broadcast generally... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ...


Smith cemented his place in the hearts of Manchester United fans when he turned down the honourable chance of playing for his country, in order to work on his fitness in his new midfield role, in the reserve squad. Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... Manchester United F.C. Reserves is the reserve team of Manchester United F.C.. ...


He had only one goal in the 2005-2006 season, that came in a 3-1 away win over Charlton Athletic at The Valley. On February 18, during a 1-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, Smith broke his leg and dislocated his ankle while attempting to block a free-kick from Liverpool's John Arne Riise, an injury described by Sir Alex Ferguson as "one of the worst I've seen". Despite the rivalry between the two clubs, he was given an ovation by many of the Liverpool fans as he was stretchered off the pitch. A number of Liverpool fans attacked the ambulance during its departure from the scene, something which was widely condemned.[3] In response to this injury, some Leeds United fans at the Leeds United vs Leicester City match which took place on the same day sang ridiculing and derogatory chants about Smith. On the next day it was confirmed that Smith would miss action for at least 12 months. Although in May, after a successful operation on his ankle, it was reported that he would likely be back in action as soon as mid-September; he had been recovering alongside Wayne Rooney for several weeks, who was also reported to be making a "miraculous" recovery on a broken foot. "I felt my leg go from under me as I went to block a free-kick", Smith told The Sun. "When I looked down, the leg was lying one way and my ankle was pointing towards Hong Kong so I knew I was in serious trouble."[4] There was however, a small consolation for Smith and his club when United beat Wigan Athletic 4-0 in the Carling cup final of the same season. After the match United players paid tribute to Smith by wearing T-shirts emblazoned with "For you Smudge" (his nickname), in homage to Smith and his horrific injury. Current season Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... John Arne Semundseth Riise (born 24 September 1980 in Ã…lesund) is a Norwegian football player for A.S. Roma in the Serie A, who moved from Liverpool, and will become part of the squad July 1st. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ...

Alan Smith at Manchester United's training ground in 2006.
Alan Smith at Manchester United's training ground in 2006.

In the build up to the 2006-07 season Sir Alex Ferguson was quoted saying that he planned to replace the departing Ruud van Nistelrooy by returning Smith to his natural position on centre-forward; "We are going to convert Alan Smith back into being a forward. He will be back in training soon and should be available by the end of August or the beginning of September."[5] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The new Wembley Stadium was completed in time for the 2006-07 seasons FA Cup Final. ... -1...


On 26 September 2006 Smith made a return to action as a substitute in the 85th minute of the 1-0 Champions League victory over S.L. Benfica at the Estadio da Luz, immediately showing the passion he still has for the game by making a couple of crunching tackles in the 5 minute cameo appearance. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Benfica (disambiguation). ...


On 10 November 2006, Leeds United boss Dennis Wise revealed he was interested in bringing Smith back to Elland Road on loan.[6] Ferguson told the press that Cardiff City were also interested and he would let Smith go out on a short-term loan for Smith to regain his fitness. There had also been reported interest from other Premiership and Championship clubs, with Newcastle United and Aston Villa seemingly keen on the player.[7] This, however, proved to be untrue for Smith, through his agent, Alex Black, publicly announced his wish to remain at Manchester United, and his will to solidify his place in Sir Alex Ferguson's first team.[8] Sir Alex Ferguson himself voiced his desire to have Smith back at top fitness, stating that he was undergoing special training in order to aid and speed his recovery.[9] is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dennis Frank Wise (born December 16, 1966 in Kensington) is an English football manager and former footballer, currently manager of Leeds United. ... Elland Road is the home stadium of the football team Leeds United. ... Current season Cardiff City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a football team based in Cardiff. ...


Smith made his comeback for United in a 2006-07 UEFA Champions League first knockout round win against Lille OSC. He made his first start at Old Trafford since his injury on March 19, 2007 in an FA Cup quarter-final replay win against Middlesbrough. He also made a substitute appearance in the Premier League game against Bolton Wanderers and set up the 4th goal in United's 4-1 win. The UEFA Champions League 2006-07 was the 52nd edition of the European championship football club tournament and 15th edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. ... Lille Olympique Sporting Club is a French football club. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ...


Since then he played in United's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma in which he played a vital part in the game scoring a goal; his first for 18 months. Smith also continued to gain Sir Alex's trust by gaining a place in the starting line up against Manchester City on 5 May 2007. United won the game 1-0 and were Premiership Champions a day later when Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ...


Despite falling one game short of the ten appearances needed to qualify for a Premiership winners medal, the Premier League granted special dispensation for Smith to receive a medal on the last day of the season. This medal was followed a week later with an FA Cup runners-up medal after the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the first FA Cup Final at the new Wembley. Smith wore the number 14 shirt for United. This article is about the English FA Cup. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ...


After a prolonged absence from the international scene Smith was called up for an England "B" match on 26 May against Albania. He scored the first goal of the game which ended in a 3-1 win for England B. The next day he was named in the senior England team to face Brazil on June 1, 2007. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Newcastle United

Smith applauding Newcastle supporters.
Smith applauding Newcastle supporters.

On 2 August 2007, Newcastle United confirmed they had agreed a fee with Manchester United of around £6m for Smith. The deal was confirmed on August 3, with Smith moving on a five-year contract.[10] He scored the winning goal on his debut appearance for the Magpies, in a 1-0 victory in a friendly against Sampdoria. is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Unione Calcio Sampdoria (commonly nicknamed Blucerchiati, blue-ringed) is a football club based in Genoa, Italy. ...


He has played mainly as a striker-cum-midfielder for Newcastle with Sam Allardyce having the options of Obafemi Martins, Michael Owen and Smith's old strike partner at Leeds, Mark Viduka up front, making it difficult for Smith to get regular playing time in his favoured position. Samuel Allardyce (born October 19, 1954 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English former professional football player and is the manager of Newcastle United. ... Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins (born 28 October 1984 in Lagos) () is a Nigerian football player who plays as a striker for the Nigeria national team, and for the English club Newcastle United. ... For other persons named Michael Owen, see Michael Owen (disambiguation). ... Marko Anthony Mark Viduka (IPA: ) (born October 9, 1975 in Melbourne) is an Australian football striker of Croatian descent. ...


On December 27, 2007, Smith was named as Newcastle's captain for the period of time that the regular captain, Geremi, is away with Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations.[11] After Allardyce's sacking, and the subsequent appointment of Kevin Keegan, Smith was relieved of his captaincy along with Geremi, with the role being handed to Owen. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Geremi Sorele Njitap Fotso, usually known simply as Geremi or Nijtap Geremias (born December 20, 1978 in Bafoussam, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian footballer who joined Newcastle United from Chelsea in a three-year contract in the English Premier League to become the clubs fourth summer signing under boss Sam... The African Cup of Nations, also referred to as the African Nations Cup (ANC) is the main international football competition in Africa. ... Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born 14 February 1951 in Armthorpe, Doncaster, England)[1] is a former footballer, former England national team coach and the current manager of Newcastle United. ...


On 12 January 2008, Smith was involved in controversy when he was sent off for dissent by referee Rob Styles during Newcastle United's 6-0 league defeat at Old Trafford. He argued that the sixth goal, which was scored by Carlos Tevez, did not cross the goal line. is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Styles (born 21 April 1964[1]) is an English football referee from Waterlooville, Hampshire, who officiates in the FA Premier League, and for FIFA. // He began refereeing in 1987, officiating in the Wessex League and then the Isthmian League before being appointed to the National List of referees in... Old Trafford is an area of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. ... Carlos Alberto T vez (born February 5, 1984) is an Argentine football striker who made his name with Argentine giant Boca Juniors and currently plays for Brazils Corinthians. ...


Disciplinary Problems

Smith has had disciplinary problems throughout his career, and has committed numerous fouls. In total he has been sent off 7 times in the Premier League and has committed 423 fouls in the competition since 2002/03. Smith is therefore the second most prolific fouler in the league behind Kevin Davies (since records of such offences began). [12] This article is about the football player. ...


Career statistics

Club Performance[13][14]
Club Season Premiership FA Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Goals Assists App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Newcastle United 2007-08 33 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
Subtotal 33 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
Manchester United 2006-07 9 0 1 3 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 18 1
2005-06 21 1 2 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 33 1
2004-05 31 6 4 3 0 2 1 5 2 2 1 43 10
Subtotal 61 7 7 8 0 6 1 17 3 2 1 94 12
Leeds United 2003-04 34 9 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 39 9
2002-03 33 3 5 4 1 0 0 6 5 0 0 44 10
2001-02 22 4 0 1 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 30 5
2000-01 33 11 0 2 0 1 0 16 7 0 0 52 18
1999-00 26 4 0 3 1 0 1 8 1 0 0 38 6
1998-99 22 7 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 9
Subtotal 170 38 7 15 4 5 1 35 14 0 0 225 57
Grand total 264 45 15 25 4 13 2 52 17 2 1 356 69

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International Appearances[15]
National Team Year Total
Apps Goals
England 2007-08 3 0
2004-05 3 0
2003-04 7 0
2001-02 3 1
2000-01 3 0
Total 19 1
England B 2006-07 2 1
Total 2 1

(Statistics correct as of April 20, 2008) First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... England B team England B is a secondary football team run occasionally as support for the England national football team. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Honours

With Manchester United: Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ...

For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ...

References

  1. ^ Manchester United's Alan Smith is so out of order, Donna Gee, November 15, 2006
  2. ^ Man Utd not planning Ballack bid, BBC Sport, August 26, 2005
  3. ^ Liverpool supporters condemned for attacking Smith ambulance, The Guardian, February 23, 2006
  4. ^ Smith describes broken leg agony, BBC Sport, February 20, 2006
  5. ^ Smith moving forward again, sportinglife.com
  6. ^ I'd love Al, leedsunited.com, November 10, 2006
  7. ^ Fergie explains Smith loan, Sky Sports, November 10, 2006
  8. ^ Papers: Smith To Stay Put, Manchester United Official Website, November 15, 2006
  9. ^ Red's Duo To Resume Training, Manchester United Official Website, November 28, 2006
  10. ^ "Newcastle seal £6m Smith transfer", BBC Sport, 2007-08-03. Retrieved on 2007-08-03. 
  11. ^ "Allardyce names Smith Captain", Sky Sports, 2007-12-27. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. 
  12. ^ http://www.premierleague.com/page/Statistics/0,,12306,00.html
  13. ^ ESPNsoccernet Profile. ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved on 2007-08-03.
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NAME Smith, Alan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Smith, Alan
SHORT DESCRIPTION footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 1980-10-28
PLACE OF BIRTH Leeds, England
DATE OF DEATH
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Alan Smith's career was rocked in February 2006 after suffering an injury which Sir Alex Ferguson described as being one of the worst he'd ever seen.
Smith joined Leeds' Centre of Excellence at the age of 10, although his progress was checked somewhat when he went home from the now-defunct National Centre of Excellence at Lilleshall after failing to settle.
Smith agreed to waive his signing-on fee as a sign of goodwill, with the club also confirming no agents' fees were incurred.
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Smith showed his class in 2001 while helping to lead the Leeds side through the much vaunted Champions League, though his experience ended on a sour note as he was sent off in the semi final.
Smith was believed to be one of several United stars who were heavily criticised by Roy Keane in an MUTV interview that was thought too explosive to be aired and consigned to the cutting room floor by club officials.
Smith cemented his place in the hearts of Manchester United fans when he turned down the honourable chance of playing for his country, in order to work on his fitness in his new midfield role, in the reserve squad.
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