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Chris Smalling


ABOUT
CLUB STATS

Tournament

YEAR TEAM APPS (SUBS) GOALS (P) ASSISTS YELLOWS REDS MIN PLAYED
2018/2019 Manchester United FC 22 (0) 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1948
2017/2018 Manchester United FC 29 (1) 4 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 2535
2016/2017 Manchester United FC 18 (5) 1 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 1213
2015/2016 Manchester United FC 35 (0) 0 (0) 1 8 (0) 0 3150
2014/2015 Manchester United FC 25 (4) 4 (0) 0 2 (1) 1 1878
2013/2014 Manchester United FC 25 (4) 1 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 1938
2012/2013 Manchester United FC 15 (5) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1013
2011/2012 Manchester United FC 19 (5) 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1291
2010/2011 Manchester United FC 16 (5) 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 1081
2009/2010 Fulham FC 12 (3) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 869
2008/2009 Fulham FC 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 13
Total 217 (33) 12 (0) 3 19 (1) 1 16929
NATIONAL STATS

COMPETITION/CLUB APPS (SUBS) GOALS (P) ASSISTS YELLOWS REDS MIN PLAYED
WC QUALIFICATION EUROPE 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 360
WORLD CUP 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 90
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 360
EC QUALIFICATION 4 (1) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 271
UEFA U21 CHAMPIONSHIP 10 (0) 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 884
ABOUT

Christopher Lloyd Smalling is an English footballer born on 22 November 1989 in Greenwich, England. He is the defender of the English national team and for the Premier League club Manchester United.


Background


Smalling loved playing football as a boy and played for the Millwall academy and then non-League club Maidstone United. Smalling was selected to represent his county (Kent), and the Kent Schools' Football Association.


He was successful with his game and played against Australia during his junior days. He was a triumphant footballer at Maidstone United as well, which indeed opened the gateways of Premier League club Fulham for him in the year 2008.


Debut


Smalling made his Premier League debut for Fulham in the year 2009 in a match against Everton.


Smalling played his first international match for England in a friendly against France in the year 2010. In the year 2011, his gave his senior debut in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria where he played as a right back.


Rise to glory


In the year 2014, Smalling was included in England's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the year 2015, manager Louis van Gaal was impressed by the gameplay of Smalling and he captained United for the first time during a 1–1 draw against Arsenal. Smalling won the Manchester United Players' Player of the Year award in the year 2016.


Club Career


Smalling began his youth career with Millwall and later went on to play for Maidstone United. In the year 2007, he was absorbed in the senior team of Maidstone United. He also served Fulham for two years. Since the year 2010, he is playing for Manchester United. He has scored 10 goals for United so far.


He moved to Manchester United in the year 2010 and his debut took place in the 2010 FA Community Shield in a match against Chelsea. His Premier League debut was in the same year where United won against West Ham United. Smalling scored his first goal for Manchester United, also his first senior career goal in a match against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup.

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