Player Details


Tommy Smith


6' 2"


181 lbs

Date of Birth

3.31.1990 (33)


Macclesfield, England



Player Category

Career Summary

Hometown: Macclesfield, England
Citizenship: New Zealand/ England
Birth date: March 31, 1990
Acquired: Rapids signed center back Tommy Smith to a  two-year contract with a club option in year three on January 22, 2018 from Ipswich Town.



  • Opened 2019 account in the 69th minute of his 2019 debut at Toyota Stadium against FC Dallas (3/23).
  • Assisted Benny Feilhaber's 11th minute goal on 4/13 against D.C. United.
  • Opened scoring in the 23rd minute with a towering header at home against Columbus Crew SC (5/25). 
  • Made his 50th MLS start in 50 MLS appearances at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park on 8/3 against the Montreal Impact.
  • Surpassed 1500 minutes played this season against the Montreal Impact on 8/3 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.


  • Operating on the left side of a back three, the New Zealand international made his Rapids debut in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League game at home to Toronto FC (2/20).
  • He played every minute of both legs of the Champions League tie, before making his MLS debut in the 2-1 loss at New England Revolution (3/10).
  • Smith appeared in 33 games, all from the start, scoring four goals and three assists.
  • Smith contributed with assists on Joe Mason's goal against Sporting Kansas City (3/24), and Dominique Badji's first in the 3-0 success over Philadelphia Union (3/31).
  • Smith scored his first MLS goal and added his third assist on 6/13 against the Chicago Fire. His performance in that game earned him a spot on the MLS Team of the Week - Week 16 and the Man of the Match honors. 
  • A week later, Smith scored the game-winner on 6/23 in the dying moments against Minnesota United FC at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. He was named Man of the Match for the second consecutive week for his performance against MNUFC.
  • Earned a spot on the MLS Team of the Week- Week 18 for his performance in the 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7/1).
  • Smith notched his third MLS goal at home against the San Jose Earthquakes on 8/11.
  • Smith scored a second game-winning goal in the Rapids' final match of the season against FC Dallas.
  • Picked up the the Defensive Player of the Year award at the end of season gala, A Burgundy Affair.


  • Signed a three-year deal professional deal with Ipswich Town FC on July 1, 2007
  • In February 2008 was loaned to Stevenage FC playing a total of 15 games before returning to Ipswich
  • Made Ipswich first team debut on August 9, 2008 against Preston North End, starting as center back
  • Was loaned to Brentford F.C. in January 2010, making eight appearances before being recalled by Ipswich in March 2010
  • Scored first professional goal for Ipswich away against Middlesbrough in the first game of the 2010-11 Championship, which Ipswich won 3-1
  • Was loaned to Colchester United in March 2011 for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.
  • After playing 11 games and scoring 1 goal during the 2011-12 season for Ipswich, Smith signed a two-year contract extension in May 2012
  • Recovered from back surgery in 2016 to appear for New Zealand at the 2017 Confederations Cup
  • Appeared in 267 games with Ipswich, scoring 23 goals and 11 assists


  • Represented England at the U-17 and U-18 level
  • Played in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea 
  • Made full international debut for New Zealand on March 3, 2010 starting in a 2-0 friendly defeat against Mexico
  • Named to New Zealand's 23-man squad to compete at the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Made first World Cup appearance in New Zealand's opening game, a 1-1 draw against Slovakia
  • Became the youngest captain in All Whites history during New Zealand's 2012 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
  • Scored first career goal for New Zealand on June 2, 2012 in 1-0 win vs Fiji in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • Has 36 caps with the New Zealand national team


  • Progressed through the Academy ranks at Ipswich Town FC