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Chris Smalling
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Personal information
Full name Christopher Lloyd Smalling
Date of birth 22 November 1989 (1989-11-22) (age 27)
Place of birth    Greenwich, London, England England
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club England Manchester United
Number 12
Youth clubs
England Millwall
England Maidstone United
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2007-2008
2008-2010
2010-
England Maidstone United
England Fulham
England Manchester United
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National team
2008
2009
2009–2011
2011-
England England Schools U18
England England U20
England England U21
England England
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Christopher Lloyd "Chris" Smalling (born 22 November 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a centre-back for Manchester United and the England national team.

During his youth, Smalling played for the Millwall academy before joining local non-league side Maidstone United. He was selected for the Kent Schools Under-16 squad in 2005 before progressing to the Under-18s in 2007, and his performances for Kent Schools resulted in him being selected to play for the England Schools Under-18 squad in 2008. During this time Smalling had also established himself in the Maidstone United first team, and his impressive displays for club and country led to him signing a two-year deal with Middlesbrough in May 2008.

Barely a month after signing for Middlesbrough however, Smalling had his contract with the club terminated after raising concerns with home sickness. Shortly after, in June 2008, he signed for Premier League side Fulham. He made his professional debut with them in May 2009 in the final game of the 2008–09 season and helped them reach the 2010 Europa League final the following season.

In January 2010, Smalling signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United and joined them officially on 1 July. He made his competitive debut in the 2010 Community Shield victory over Chelsea which earned him his first career medal. Since his debut, he has gone on to make more than 50 appearances for the club.

Smalling has represented England at various levels and is currently a member of the England senior squad. He played for the England Schools Under-18 team in early 2008 before making his debut for the Under-20 side and the Under-21 side in 2009. He made his debut for the England senior squad in the 3–0 win over Bulgaria on 2 September 2011.

Club career

Early career

International career

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Honours

Clubs

Manchester United

Individual

External links

Manchester United FC
Manchester United F.C. squad - 2017-18

1 De Gea · 2 Lindelöf · 3 Bailly · 4 Jones · 5 Rojo · 6 Pogba · 8 Mata · 9 Lukaku · 10 Ibrahimović · 11 Martial · 12 Smalling · 14 Lingard · 15 A. Pereira · 16 Carrick (c) · 17 Blind · 18 Young · 19 Rashford · 20 Romero · 21 Herrera · 22 Mkhitaryan · 23 Shaw · 25 Valencia · 27 Fellaini · 31 Matić · 36 Darmian · 38 Tuanzebe · 40 J. Pereira ·  Wilson ·

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England – 2014 FIFA World Cup

1. Hart 2. Johnson 3. Baines 4. Gerrard (c) 5. Cahill 6. Jagielka 7. Wilshere 8. Lampard 9. Sturridge 10. Rooney 11. Welbeck 12. Smalling 13. Foster 14. Henderson 15. Chamberlain 16. Jones 17. Milner 18. Lambert 19. Sterling 20. Lallana 21. Barkley 22. Forster 23. Shaw

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England – UEFA Euro 2016 – Round of 16

1. Hart 2. Walker 3. Rose 4. Milner 5. Cahill 6. Smalling 7. Sterling 8. Lallana 9. Kane 10. Rooney 11. Vardy 12. Clyne 13. Forster 14. Henderson 15. Sturridge 16. Stones 17. Dier 18. Wilshere 19. Barkley 20. Alli 21. Bertrand 22. Rashford 23. Heaton


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