Alan Smith (born 28 October 1980) is an English footballer who plays for Notts County. He has also represented the England national football team, winning 19 caps.
Smith first came to prominence as both a striker and a right winger during his early days at Leeds United; however, after moving to Manchester United he broke his leg and dislocated his ankle in a match against Liverpool, whereupon manager Sir Alex Ferguson converted him to a holding midfielder, a role in which he continued after his transfer to Newcastle United. Smith has earned a reputation as a hard-tackling player and is noted for his high work rate.
He had a short spell as caretaker manager of Notts County, but has now reverted to the role of player-coach after the appointment of Kevin Nolan as manager.Close