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Cameron Smith (born 24 August 1995) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Championship club Dundee United. He began his career with Aberdeen, and initially played for Dundee United on loan in 2016 before joining St Mirren. He rejoined Dundee United permanently in 2019. Smith has represented Scotland at various levels up to under-21 international.

Cammy Smith
Personal information
Full name Cameron Smith
Date of birth (1995-08-24) 24 August 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dundee United
Number 25
Youth career
Aberdeen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Aberdeen 76 (3)
2016–2017Dundee United (loan) 16 (1)
2017St Mirren (loan) 15 (1)
2017–2019 St Mirren 53 (10)
2019— Dundee United 8 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Scotland U16[1] 5 (1)
2011–2012 Scotland U17[2] 12 (1)
2012–2014 Scotland U19 7 (1)
2015 Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 April 2015 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

AberdeenEdit

Smith was raised in the village of Balmedie in Aberdeenshire, where he was a neighbour of fellow footballer Scott Wright, and attended Bridge of Don Academy.[3] He came through Aberdeen's youth system, and was considered to be one of their brightest prospects.[4] Manager Craig Brown wanted to give Smith his debut at the start of the 2011–12 season; however, Smith was under 16 and Scottish Premier League rules prevented him from playing. He eventually made his debut on 21 April 2012, coming on as a 54th-minute substitute against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[5]

Smith's first game of the 2012–13 season came as a substitute at Pittodrie against St Mirren, in which he hit the crossbar with a header. He went on to score his first senior goal with a header in a 1–1 draw at Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Smith came on as an early substitute in Aberdeen's win in the League Cup Final over the same opposition but was himself substituted later in the game.[6] In the 2014–15 season, Smith made several substitute appearances and scored in a 2–0 win against St Johnstone, at the time sending the Dons to the top of the table.[7]

In July 2016, Smith joined Scottish Championship side Dundee United on loan[8] where he scored five goals in 23 appearances.[9] His loan with United was cut short on 26 January 2017,[10][11] and on the same day he was loaned to fellow Championship side St Mirren for the remainder of the season.[9] After his loan deal ended, Smith signed a two-year contract to join St Mirren on a permanent transfer on 22 May 2017.[12] He was St Mirren's player of the year in 2018 as they won the Championship title and were promoted.

He rejoined Dundee United on a permanent basis in January 2019, for an undisclosed transfer fee.[13]

Style of playEdit

Smith is primarily a striker but can also play in midfield.[4] His Aberdeen manager Craig Brown said that he was, "a strong, gifted striker." and said that he played like Dennis Bergkamp but was built like Joe Harper.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 14 May 2019 [15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Aberdeen 2011–12[16] Scottish Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[17] Scottish Premier League 18 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 21 1
2013–14[18] Premiership 18 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 22 1
2014–15[19] Premiership 24 2 1 0 3 0 2[a] 0 30 2
2015–16[20] Premiership 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2016–17[21] Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 76 3 4 0 7 1 2 0 89 4
Dundee United (loan) 2016–17[21] Championship 16 1 4 4 2[b] 0 22 5
St Mirren (loan) 2016–17[21] Championship 15 1 2 1 17 2
St Mirren 2017–18[22] Championship 34 10 2 1 4 2 3[b] 0 43 13
2018–19[23] Premiership 19 0 5 2 24 2
Total 53 10 2 1 9 4 3 0 67 15
Dundee United 2018–19[23] Championship 8 1 3 0 1 0 12 1
Career total 168 16 11 2 20 9 8 0 207 27
  1. ^ Appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cameron Smith Under 16". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Cameron Smith Under 17". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  3. ^ "RedMatchday Feature: Living the dream". Aberdeen FC. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Cammy Smith tipped to become next teen Aberdeen FC star". Evening Express – Aberdeen. 10 November 2011. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Inverness 0–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  6. ^ a b Campbell, Andy (16 March 2014). "Aberdeen 0-0 Inverness (aet, 4-2 pens)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Aberdeen 2–0 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Cammy Smith joins on loan". Dundee United FC. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Cammy Smith Joins The Buddies". St Mirren FC. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Cammy becomes a Buddy". Aberdeen FC. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Cammy Smith returns to Dons". Dundee United FC. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Cammy Smith Joins the Buddies". St Mirren FC. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Dundee United: Cammy Smith signs from St Mirren". BBC Sport. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Aberdeen starlet Cammy Smith is our answer to Dennis Bergkamp, says boss Craig Brown". Daily Record. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  15. ^ Cammy Smith at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  17. ^ "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  18. ^ "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  19. ^ "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  20. ^ "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  21. ^ a b c "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  22. ^ "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Cammy Smith in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2018.