Who is Alan Smith and what is his net worth 2018? Alan Smith is a British footballer who has played for reputed clubs during his lifetime. He has been a part of Manchester United and New Castle United. Adam was born on 28 October 1980. He plays for Notts County. He had represented the England national football team many times.
Smith was born in Rothwell, West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. At the tender age of 18, he entered the international football scene. He made himself visible with his talent. Smith won the hearts of many with his six years tenure at the Leeds United. He started his career with Leeds. His senior FA Premier League match was against Liverpool at Anfield. Adam displayed his natural ability of scoring goals during the match and caught the attention of fans and the football world. Alan showed his real potential in the 2001 UEFA championship. He caught the attention of the press and football community.
On 2004, Smith played his last match for Leeds. He was transferred to their bitter rivals Manchester United which led to a huge controversy. We can saw him kissing the badge of Leeds and crying on his last match. His exit led Leeds fans to accuse him of treachery. The act of moving to Manchester United made him a villain in the eyes of some Leeds fans. Leeds could not afford to pay his wages. The financial crisis led Leeds to drop him. Some upset fans compared Alan Smith to Judas.
Leeds released a statement that Manchester United, was the only club where Smith was allowed to play. It was because only United was ready to pay the amount upfront instead of instalments. Leeds well engineered his move. Smith joined Manchester United for £7 million. United started the second phase of his career. In his debut match, Alan scored a goal against Arsenal. His team lost the game.
Injury hampered his first season. He won around 56 yellow cards and eight red cards in seven years. In the summer of 2005, it came be known that United’s manager; Sir Alex Ferguson was grooming Smith to replace Roy Keane in the midfield. He failed to perform and was heavily criticised by United’s fans. After his injury, many people thought Smith’s career was over. But, he came back stronger from his ankle injury. He reached the peak of his career within a short period, but also came down spilling down quickly.
On August 2007, Newcastle United announced that they had signed Smith for £6 million. His inability to perform made him leave the club. On 7 June 2011, Newcastle United notified Smith that he was free to leave the club. Smith joined Milton Keynes Dons on 29 January 2012. On 21 April, Smith started getting back on track.
He scored his first goal in five years. On 31 May 2012, MK Dons announced that Smith would stay in the club permanently. Smith joined Notts County on 20 May 2014 when his contract ended with MK Dons. He received his first international red card after a tackle on Aleksandar Vasoski in the Euro 2004 qualifier against Macedonia at the end of 2002.
Smith’s romantic life has been a subject of gossip for years. He has had affairs with tons of beauties. He has dated Gemma Atkinson, Vanessa Nimmo, Lauren Frain, Cheryl Mulholland, Amy Nuttall, and Sophie Bovington-Kerr. In the year 2015, he married X factor dancer Kristina MacMillan. After four months they split up. He was caught cheating with businesswomen Sarah Cox according to reports. Smith is also known as Smithy and Smudger by his friends. He has played 19 times for England.
Education: Alan Smith attended the Rodillian School, in Rothwell, West Yorkshire.
Alan Smith Net Worth
Alan Smith has a net worth of $9.2 million. His annual salary is estimated to be around 3.12 million. He currently has been demoted to Notts County. Even if he has not been successful in football, we can certainly agree that it did pay him well. Injuries and poor performance killed his career. But, Alan still plays with MK Dons.
Amount Smith earned from clubs:
Manchester United-£ 7 million
Newcastle United- £6 million
Alan Smith owns a house near Chesterfield with his fiancee. He has been divorced before.
In an interview, Alan Smith admitted that “I’ve also learned to never say never in football.” Alan Smith has a bright future in international football even after his bad performance and injuries. He can still pick things up from where he left at the age of 34.