Alan Smith

  • English athlete
  • Born October 28, 1980

Alan Martin Smith (born 21 November 1962 in Hollywood, Worcestershire) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker.Smith played for Leicester City before joining Arsenal where he won two Golden Boots. He also was capped thirteen times for England.Smith currently is a sporting pundit and commentator and the club patron of Alvechurch F.C..

Regardless of whether it is playing for your school team or playing for Manchester United, winning is great.

Don't forget this club nearly went out of extinction last year.

I understand football. I have always been a good footballer, and that gets overlooked by most people.

In hindsight, that time out of football gives you the hunger to want to get back to basics and play football.

I might be too emotional to be a manager. You love your players, don't you? And I'm not sure I could leave them out. I know how it feels.

It is always nice to get to finals, but never nice to lose in them.

When you're a kid that's all you want to do, go out and play football.

You can take a sidewards step in the Premier League, go to a team in the Championship or come to a team in League One.

I know, if I am playing well, I can be as good as anyone, and I want to show people who write you off and forget about you.

You've got to make sure every decision you make is right for you as a person. If you think you can go to a better club than the one you're at, then, regardless of what anyone says, you should go.

The decisions I've made have not always been the most popular, but when I look back, I want to know I've played for good football teams.