Alan Smith (footballer born 1980)
Alan Smith ( 2004)
Alan Smith is an offensive player who is ready for use on multiple items. It can operate in central midfield, but also in the storm. Smith can often conquer by his two fight strong and aggressive play of the ball and thus prevent dangerous situations or counter to the opposing team.
At 18, Smith made his debut for the first team of Leeds United and scored in this game against Liverpool equal a goal. After the descent of Leeds Alan Smith joined on 26 May 2004 to Manchester United for seven million pounds. Although he did not want to leave his hometown club, Smith could no longer be held by financial difficulties.
On August 8, 2004 Smith played his first game after his move to Manchester United against Arsenal. In his first season for Manchester United Alan Smith scored 10 goals for his new club.
On February 18, 2006, Smith injured but in the quarter -final of the FA Cup with Liverpool difficult. Once he wanted to fend off a free kick from John Arne Riise, he was unhappy in his own heel. " He has broken and dislocated ankle to the leg. It is one of the worst injuries I 've seen, "said Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson. This Smith missed participating in the Football World Cup 2006 in Germany.
His first goal since his injury, he scored on 10 April 2007 in a 7-1 win in the Champions League against AS Roma.
On 3 August 2007 it was announced that the striker goes for around nine million euros to Newcastle United, because Manchester United did not renew his contract expires in 2009. Smith signed a contract for five years. End of January 2012 he was loaned for the rest of the season at Milton Keynes Dons and transferred to the 2012/13 season at this club.
For the England national team, he played on 25 May 2001, his first game against Mexico. In September 2002, Alan Smith scored his first goal for the English team in the match against Portugal.