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Alan Smith

Born: October 28, 1980 (age 40)

Height: 5' 10" (178cm)

Hometown: Rothwell, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Midfielder
Team: Notts County (no. 4)
Alan Smith
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Career History
Youth1996-1998Leeds United
Senior1998-2004Leeds United
2004-2007Manchester United
2007-2012Newcastle United
→ 2012MK Dons (loan)
2012-2014MK Dons
2014-Notts County
International2001-2007England
Sports Mole has 109 articles about Alan Smith. Articles 1 to 40:
England manager Gareth Southgate pictured on March 25, 2021
Alan Smith: 'Gareth Southgate to quickly switch focus to World Cup'
Ex-Crystal Palace boss Alan Smith says Gareth Southgate got the mood of the country right this summer.
Jul 14, 19:55
Scotland players celebrate after beating Serbia on penalties in their Euro 2020 playoff on November 12, 2020
Friday's sporting social: Scots celebrate as Alan Smith and Zlatan look back
The best of the day's social media posts from the sporting world.
Nov 13, 19:45
Patrick Bamford celebrates with teammates after scoring for Leeds United against Aston Villa in the Premier League on October 23, 2020
Preview: Leeds United vs. Leicester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Monday's Premier League clash between Leeds United and Leicester City, including team news and predicted lineups.
Oct 31, 13:45
Kalvin Phillips in action for Leeds United on October 23, 2019
Kalvin Phillips to give first England shirt to Marcelo Bielsa
The Argentinian gave his club captain a Newell's Old Boys jersey to mark the midfielder's international call-up.
Sep 6, 09:29
Man City players celebrate their last-gasp title win in 2012
The top 20 most dramatic injury-time winners in football history
To mark eight years since Sergio Aguero's unforgettable last-gasp goal to win the title, Sports Mole ranks the 20 most dramatic injury-time winners in football history.
May 13, 08:00
Shane Long celebrates scoring for Southampton on April 23, 2019
Fastest ever Premier League goals
To mark the date of the fastever-ever goal in the Premier League, Sports Mole takes a look at the quickest 10 strikes in the division's history.
Apr 23, 12:00
Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli celebrates scoring their second goal against Standard Liege on October 3, 2019
Alan Smith: 'Gabriel Martinelli not ready to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang'
Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith expects the club to sign a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should he leave, rather than using Gabriel Martinelli.
Apr 2, 20:39
Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta before the match on November 30, 2019
Alan Smith: 'Mikel Arteta is right man for Arsenal'
Former forward Alan Smith claims that Mikel Arteta is the right man to become the next manager of Arsenal.
Dec 18, 19:50
News Extra: Mourinho linked with Newcastle, Wolves 'in for Kessie', "No quick fixes" for Spurs
The latest news from across the footballing world, including Jose Mourinho's links to the Newcastle United job, Wolves pondering a fresh move for Franck Kessie and Alan Smith's take on the current situation at Spurs.
Sep 29, 12:32
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Watford and Arsenal on September 15, 2019
News Extra: 'Unique' Lukaku, Umtiti robbed, Arsenal 'confused'
The latest snippets from the footballing world, including Alexis Sanchez's praise of Romelu Lukaku, Samuel Umtiti's burglary misfortune and Alan Smith's critique of Arsenal.
Sep 16, 22:01
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pictured on May 12, 2019
Preview: Manchester United vs. Leeds United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the pre-season clash between Manchester United and Leeds United, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jul 15, 18:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Remembering Arsenal's last-day title win over Liverpool 30 years on
Title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal went head-to-head in the last match of the season.
May 25, 13:30
Barcelona's Denis Suarez pictured in May 2018
Alan Smith underwhelmed by Arsenal's Denis Suarez capture
Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith says that Denis Suarez will only be "a squad player" for the Gunners following his loan move from Barcelona.
Feb 1, 18:31
Unai Emery gives his instructions during the pre-season friendly between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid on July 26, 2018
Alan Smith fears "long road back" for Arsenal despite Unai Emery appointment
Arsenal legend Alan Smith believes that the Gunners face a "long road back" in returning to their glory days despite the "good" appointment of Unai Emery.
Aug 24, 21:07
Everton midfielder Richarlison in action for his new side during a pre-season friendly with Blackburn on July 26, 2018
Alan Smith tips Richarlison to impress at Everton
Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith backs Brazilian attacker Richarlison to impress for Everton in the coming season.
Aug 9, 21:20
Marcus Rashford during an England training session on June 1, 2018
Alan Smith: 'Marcus Rashford wasted his audition to replace Raheem Sterling'
Alan Smith insists that Marcus Rashford did not do enough against Belgium to warrant a starting place ahead of Raheem Sterling for England's showdown with Colombia.
Jun 29, 16:51
A frustrated Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Alan Smith: 'Arsenal could sell Alexandre Lacazette'
Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith claims that the Gunners could sell Alexandre Lacazette at the end of the season.
Mar 23, 14:22
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Everton on February 3, 2018
Alan Smith: 'Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a shadow of his former self'
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith claims that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been adversely affected by the toxic atmosphere at the club since his January arrival.
Mar 4, 19:50
Moussa Sissoko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur on October 28, 2017
Alan Smith: 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be used as bargaining chip'
Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith says that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could use Henrikh Mkhitaryan as "a bargaining chip" next month.
Dec 15, 22:48
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League match against Manchester City on April 2, 2017
Alan Smith: 'Arsenal must let Alexis Sanchez leave'
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith says that it is a "no-brainer" for the club to let wantaway forward Alexis Sanchez leave this summer.
Jul 28, 14:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alan Smith: 'Arsene Wenger must reinvent himself to win Premier League'
Arsenal's hopes of attracting top players and winning the Premier League rest on Arsene Wenger changing his ways, according to former Gunners striker Alan Smith.
Jun 1, 13:43
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri yells instructions during his side's 1-0 win over Porto in Group G of the Champions League on September 27, 2016
Alan Smith "flabbergasted" by Claudio Ranieri sacking
Former Leicester City striker Alan Smith says that he is "flabbergasted" by the club's decision to sack manager Claudio Ranieri nine months after winning the title.
Feb 23, 22:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Kevin Nolan 'set for Notts County job'
Former West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan is expected to be appointed as manager of League Two strugglers Notts County this week.
Jan 12, 12:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Harry Redknapp 'turns down Notts County job'
Harry Redknapp reportedly turns down an offer to manage League Two strugglers Notts County.
Jan 12, 11:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Notts County confirm Alan Smith as caretaker manager
Notts County confirm Alan Smith as the club's caretaker manager following John Sheridan's exit.
Jan 3, 13:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ex-England international Alan Smith handed Notts County caretaker role?
A report claims that former Manchester United, Leeds United and Newcastle United striker Alan Smith will take temporary charge of managerless Notts County.
Jan 3, 12:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alan Smith: 'Arsenal have a mental block'
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith claims that Arsene Wenger's side have a "mental block" that will prevent them from winning the Premier League this season.
Nov 24, 14:38
Jack Wilshere signs for Bournemouth on August 31, 2016
Adam Smith: 'Jack Wilshere has lifted Bournemouth'
Bournemouth defender Alan Smith calls Jack Wilshere "a massive name" and tips the on-loan Arsenal midfielder to make an impression with the Cherries this season.
Sep 13, 15:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alan Smith urges Jamie Vardy to join Arsenal
Former Leicester City and Arsenal striker Alan Smith urges Jamie Vardy to switch the Foxes for the Gunners this summer.
Jun 7, 20:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alan Smith: 'Arsenal need to show more bottle to win Premier League'
Alan Smith tells Sports Mole that Arsenal need to fix their "mental block" if they are to win the Premier League title again.
Jun 4, 08:42
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alan Smith: 'I would be surprised if Arsenal offered Arsene Wenger a new deal'
Alan Smith tells Sports Mole that it would be a 'surprise' if Arsenal offered manager Arsene Wenger a new contract.
Jun 3, 17:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alan Smith: 'Granit Xhaka can bolster Arsenal's midfield'
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith tells Sports Mole that new signing Granit Xhaka will suit the physicality of the Premier League.
Jun 3, 10:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Interview: Alan Smith previews England's Euro 2016 campaign
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith speaks to Sports Mole about England's upcoming campaign at Euro 2016.
Jun 2, 19:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Ex-Manchester United player Alan Smith in talks with Plymouth Argyle
Plymouth Argyle are reportedly in discussions to sign Notts County's veteran midfielder Alan Smith.
Jan 6, 16:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Arsenal vs. Bournemouth
Sports Mole looks ahead to Monday night's Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium between Arsenal and Bournemouth.
Dec 27, 16:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manchester United's Champions League group exits: How they fared afterwards
Sports Mole looks at how each of Manchester United's three seasons have unfolded when they have been knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages.
Dec 9, 10:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Rio Ferdinand's debut for Leeds United ends in defeat
Fifteen years ago today, Rio Ferdinand's first appearance as a Leeds United player ended in a 3-1 defeat away at Leicester City.
Dec 2, 06:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Alan Smith: 'Arsenal still have defensive issues'
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith claims that the 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday shows that the Gunners still have issues in defence.
Nov 5, 12:16
Generic image of a locker room
Ex-Man United midfielder Alan Smith 'leaves wife four months after wedding'
Former Manchester United midfielder Alan Smith reportedly leaves his wife just four months after the couple's wedding.
Nov 2, 10:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Plymouth go top of League Two with win over Notts County
Plymouth Argyle go top of League Two thanks to a 2-0 victory away to Notts County, as a Rueben Reid brace is enough to hand Derek Adams' side all three points.
Oct 11, 16:38

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JapanJapan103518
United StatesUnited States98825
ChinaChina95721
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia77418
Great BritainGreat Britain45413
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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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