15 Facts About Korey Smith


Korey Alexander Sheridan Smith was born on 31 January 1991 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for EFL League One club Derby County.


Korey Smith became the captain of Norwich City Academy, and led them on a run in the FA Youth Cup.


Korey Smith first appeared on the bench for Norwich City in January 2008 as an unused substitute in an FA Cup match against Charlton Athletic.


In July 2010, Korey Smith was handed the number 18 shirt and continued to play regularly as Norwich won promotion to the Premier League.


In January 2012, Korey Smith penned a one-month loan deal at Barnsley.


On 15 March 2013, Korey Smith signed on loan with Oldham Athletic until the end of the season.


Korey Smith signed a permanent two-year deal with Oldham Athletic on 20 June 2013, after being released by Norwich City having been at the club for seven years.

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Korey Smith was made captain of Oldham Athletic after manager Lee Johnson said Korey Smith was as brave as a lion, brave on the ball and can take the ball anywhere.


Korey Smith signed a three-year deal with Bristol City on 27 June 2014 for an undisclosed fee.


Korey Smith helped Bristol City to a Football League Trophy and League One double in his first season with the club.


Korey Smith started 38 times the following season, as Bristol City finished 18th, meaning they avoided relegation straight back to League One.


Korey Smith underwent ankle surgery in April, returning to full training on 5 September 2016.


Korey Smith left Bristol City on 9 August 2020 after spending six years with the club.


On 14 August 2020, Korey Smith joined Swansea City on a two-year contract.


On 16 July 2022, Korey Smith dropped down to League One to join newly relegated Derby County on a two-year contract.