Player Details

Name

Tommy Smith

Height

6' 2"

Weight

181 lbs

Date of Birth

3.31.1990 (32)

Birthplace

Macclesfield, England

Position

Defender

Player Category

International
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
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.

MLS CAREER

2019

  • 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.

2018

  • 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.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

  • 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

INTERNATIONAL

  • 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

YOUTH

  • Progressed through the Academy ranks at Ipswich Town FC