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Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Fulham info
Full name Mathieu James Smith
Date of birth 7 Jun 1989
Place of birth    Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Height 6ft 6in (1.98m)
Playing position Striker
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 9 (2014-2017)
Debut Reading (a) (13 Sept 2014)
Last Appearance QPR (a) (21 Jan 2017)
First goal Bournemouth (h) (6 Mar 2015)
Last goal Preston (a) (13 Aug 2016)
Joined from Leeds United, £554,000 - 1 Sept 2014
Left for Queens Park Rangers, £500,000 - 31 Jan 2017
League apps (gls) 51 (9)
All apps (gls) 53 (9)
Other clubs Evesham United (youth) (2005-2006)
Cheltenham Town (youth) (2006-2007)
New Mills (2008-2009)
Redditch United (2010-2011)
→ Littleton (loan) (2010)
→ Droylsdon (loan) (2010)
Solihull Moors (2011)
Oldham Athletic (2011-2013)
→ Macclesfield Town (loan) (2012)
Leeds United (2013-2014)
→ Bristol City (loan) (from Fulham) (2014-2015)
Queens Park Rangers (2017-present)
International England C (2011)
Apps (gls) 0 (0)

Matt Smith was a striker who played for Fulham from 2014 until 2017. At nearly 2 metres tall, Matt is an imposing figure in the box who is naturally strong in the air and signed for the club on deadline day in the summer transfer window of 2014.

CareerEdit

Before Fulham Edit

Fulham (2014-2017)Edit

Matt joined Fulham after approaching him on deadline day 1 September 2014. He signed for a reported fee of £500,000 and was given the number 9 shirt, joining up with former Leeds teammate Ross McCormack. He made his debut on 14 September away at Reading, where he got off to the worst start possible by getting sent off after only 18 minutes after a one footed lunge upon losing the ball. He only managed a further two appearances as substitute as he struggled to get game time under new manager Kit Symons, and was sent out on loan for an initial two months to League One side Bristol City on 27 November 2014. The loan was then later extended until the beginning of March. The loan spell was very successful for Matt and enjoyed a high goal ratio.

He made his return for Fulham on 3 March after coming on as a substitute during a 1-0 loss away at Watford, and scored his first goal three days later in what was a 5-1 home loss to AFC Bournemouth. This was followed up by a second goal the following Saturday as he netted the equalising goal in a 1-1 draw away to Sheffield Wednesday. A third followed on 10 April during a 2-2 draw at home to Wigan which was a superb 30 yard effort that Smith claims as his best ever goal to date. He then scored what proved to be the decisive goal in a 1-0 win over Blackpool that had ensured Fulham's Championship safety following a poor season for the club.

Matt scored in the season opener during a 1-1 draw away to Cardiff City in August 2015 and looked to be a first choice striker alongside Ross McCormack. During a match against Hull City only two weeks into the season, he fell awkwardly injuring both his knee and goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli's and as a result were both substituted off. After his recovery, he struggled to gain any consistent game time, manly due to the successful partnership that McCormack and Moussa Dembélé had formed throughout 2015-16. He finished the season with only two goals to his name.

At the commencement of the 2016-17 season, Both McCormack and Dembélé had left the club and this gave Matt a chance to make himself counted and he did so in the league opener at home to favourites Newcastle United as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win. A goal in the following week during a 2-1 victory away at Preston proved to be his last goal for the club. After struggling to impress Slaviša Jokanović and making mostly late substitute appearances, he was sold to QPR on the final day of the January transfer window in 2017 for a fee of £500,000 potentially rising to £1 million.

After FulhamEdit

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

U21 squadEdit

Season League U21 Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015-16 1 0 1 1 2 1
Total 1 0 1 1 2 1

First teamEdit

Season League League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2014-15 Championship 15 5 0 0 0 0 15 5
2015-16 Championship 20 2 0 0 1 0 21 2
2016-17 Championship 16 2 0 0 1 0 17 2
Total 51 9 0 0 2 0 53 9

DisciplinaryEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2014-15 1 1
2015-16 1 0
2016-17 1 0
Total 3 1

Fulham MatchesEdit

U21 squadEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12015-1616 Oct 2015U21PRMNewcastle U21HomeLost0-2
22015-1613 Jan 2016U21CUPWest Ham U21AwayLost2-3Soccerball 10'

First teamEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12014-1513 Sept 2014CHMPReadingAwayLost0-3Red card 18'
22014-154 Oct 2014CHMPMiddlesbroughAwayLost0-2Sub on 78'
32014-1521 Oct 2014CHMPRotherhamAwayDrew3-3Sub on 82'
42014-153 Mar 2015CHMPWatfordAwayLost0-1Sub on 76'
52014-156 Mar 2015CHMPBournemouthHomeLost1-5Sub on 46', Soccerball 66'
62014-1514 Mar 2015CHMPSheff WedAwayDrew1-1Soccerball 75'
72014-1518 Mar 2015CHMPLeedsHomeLost0-3
82014-1521 Mar 2015CHMPHuddersfieldAwayWon2-0Yellow card 48'
92014-153 Apr 2015CHMPBrentfordHomeLost1-4Sub on 62'
102014-157 Apr 2015CHMPCharltonAwayDrew1-1
112014-1510 Apr 2015CHMPWiganHomeDrew2-2Soccerball 35', Sub off 63'
122014-1515 Apr 2015CHMPRotherhamHomeDrew1-1
132014-1518 Apr 2015CHMPBlackpoolAwayWon1-0Soccerball 8', Sub off 50'
142014-1525 Apr 2015CHMPMiddlesbroughHomeWon4-3Sub on 88'
152014-152 May 2015CHMPNorwichAwayLost2-4Sub on 61', Soccerball 83'
162015-168 Aug 2015CHMPCardiffAwayDrew1-1Soccerball 47', Sub off 78'
172015-1611 Aug 2015LCWycombeAwayWon1-0Sub on 68'
182015-1615 Aug 2015CHMPBrightonHomeLost1-2Sub off 83'
192015-1619 Aug 2015CHMPHullAwayLost1-2Sub off 45+2'
202015-1631 Oct 2015CHMPBristol CityAwayWon4-1Sub on 81'
212015-163 Nov 2015CHMPBurnleyAwayLost1-3Sub on 78'
222015-167 Nov 2015CHMPBirminghamHomeLost2-5Sub on 55'
232015-1628 Nov 2015CHMPPrestonHomeDrew1-1Sub on 74'
242015-165 Dec 2015CHMPNottm ForestAwayLost0-3Sub off 67'
252015-1612 Dec 2015CHMPBrentfordHomeDrew2-2Sub on 87'
262015-1615 Dec 2015CHMPIpswichHomeLost1-2Sub on 67'
272015-1626 Dec 2015CHMPDerbyAwayLost0-2Sub on 63'
282015-1629 Dec 2015CHMPRotherhamHomeWon4-1Sub on 80'
292015-1612 Jan 2016CHMPWolvesAwayLost2-3Sub on 84'
302015-1623 Jan 2016CHMPHullHomeLost0-1Sub on 81'
312015-166 Feb 2016CHMPDerbyHomeDrew1-1Sub on 76'
322015-168 Mar 2016CHMPBurnleyHomeLost2-3Sub on 83'
332015-1619 Mar 2016CHMPBirminghamAwayDrew1-1Sub on 87'
342015-162 Apr 2016CHMPMK DonsHomeWon2-1Sub on 83'
352015-1623 Apr 2016CHMPNottm ForestHomeLost1-3Sub on 46', Soccerball 62', Yellow card 81'
362015-167 May 2016CHMPBoltonHomeWon1-0
372016-175 Aug 2016CHMPNewcastleHomeWon1-0Soccerball 45', Sub off 69'
382016-1713 Aug 2016CHMPPrestonAwayWon2-1Soccerball 67', Sub off 73'
392016-1716 Aug 2016CHMPLeedsAwayDrew1-1Sub off 65'
402016-1720 Aug 2016CHMPCardiffHomeDrew2-2Sub on 61'
412016-1724 Aug 2016LCMiddlesbroughHomeWon2-1Sub on 94'
422016-1727 Aug 2016CHMPBlackburnAwayWon1-0Sub off 70'
432016-1710 Sept 2016CHMPBirminghamHomeLost0-1Sub off 46'
442016-1713 Sept 2016CHMPBurtonHomeDrew1-1Sub on 62'
452016-1717 Sept 2016CHMPWiganAwayDrew0-0Sub on 65'
462016-1724 Sept 2016CHMPBristol CityHomeLost0-4Sub on 65'
472016-1727 Sept 2016CHMPNottm ForestAwayDrew1-1
482016-171 Oct 2016CHMPQPRHomeLost1-2Sub on 56'
492016-1715 Oct 2016CHMPBarnsleyAwayWon4-2Sub on 90+2'
502016-1718 Oct 2016CHMPNorwichHomeDrew2-2Sub on 90+3'
512016-1722 Oct 2016CHMPAston VillaAwayLost0-1Sub on 81'
522016-172 Jan 2017CHMPBrightonHomeLost1-2Yellow card 40', Sub off 68'
532016-1721 Jan 2017CHMPQPRAwayDrew1-1Sub on 88'

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2014-15 squad
1. Király 2. Hoogland 3. Stafylidis 4. Hutchinson 5. Amorebieta 6. Bodurov 7. Eisfeld 8. Parker 9. Smith 10. Ruiz 11. Kačaniklić 12. Fofana 13. Zverotić / Guthrie 14. Roberts 15. Voser 16. Woodrow 17. Taggart 18. Mitroglou / Turner 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Christensen 22. Fazlić 23. Casasola 24. Husband 25. Dembélé 26. Fotheringham / Lee 27. G Williams 28. Hyndman 29. Trotta / Richards 30. David 31. Arthurworrey 32. Kavanagh 33. Burn 34. Chihi 36. Mesca 37. Grimmer 38. Burgess 39. R Williams 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Rodák 43. Donnelly 44. McCormack 45. Evans --. Stekelenburg
Manager
Flag of Germany Magath / Flag of Wales Symons
Fulham FC
2015-16 squad
1. Bettinelli 2. Richards 3. Garbutt 4. Hutchinson 5. Stearman 6. Bodurov 7. Fredericks 8. Parker 9. Smith 10. Cairney 11. Kačaniklić 12. Lewis 13. Ream 14. Mattila 15. Voser / Madl 16. Woodrow 17. Williams 18. Pringle 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Labyad 21. Christensen 22. Taggart / Baird 23. O'Hara 24. Lonergan 25. Dembélé 26. Grimmer 27. Eisfeld 28. Hyndman 31. Ince 32. Kavanagh 33. Burn 34. Cole 38. Burgess 39. Evans 40. Husband / Sessegnon 41. Joronen 42. Rodák 43. Donnelly 44. McCormack 45. Amorebieta 46. Norman 47. Käit --. Mitroglou --. Stekelenburg
Manager
Flag of Wales Symons / Flag of Serbia Jokanović
Fulham FC
2016-17 squad
1. Bettinelli 2. Fredericks 3. Malone 4. Odoi 5. Stearman 6. McDonald 7. Kebano 8. Parker 9. Smith / Cyriac 10. Cairney 11. Ayité 12. Lewis 13. Ream 14. Johansen 15. Madl 16. Woodrow 17. Sigurðsson 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Piazón 21. Christensen 23. Jozabed 24. Aluko 25. Martin 26. Kalas 27. Button 28. Grimmer 30. Sessegnon 31. Humphrys 32. Kavanagh 33. Petsos 35. Adeniran 36. de la Torre 37. Edun 41. Joronen 42. Rodák
Manager
Flag of Serbia Jokanović