Chris Smalling

Binor 29 Nov,2017


Chris Smalling is an English professional football player who currently plays as a central defender for the Premier League club Manchester United and the English national team.

The 28 years old professional has played for clubs like Maidstone United, Fulham, and Manchester United. He is currently receiving an annual salary of $4 million from his present club which has boosted his net worth.

Early Life

Chris Smalling was born as Christopher Lloyd Smalling on 22 November 1989, to an English parent Theresa Smalling and Lloyd Smalling. He was born and raised in Greenwich, England, along with his only brother Jason Smalling.

Talking about nationality, he is an English citizen and is of Jamaican descent. As a youth, he joined the youth system of Millwall in 2002. He joined the Chatham Grammar School for Boys.

Club Career

Maidstone United

Chris Smalling began his professional footballing career since 2007, joining the English professional club Maidstone United. His professional debut for the club came on 11 April 2007, in a match against Tonbridge Angels. He made his league debut for the club in December 2007, in a match against Harlow Town. His only season with the club ended up with a total of 11 appearances and a single goal.


Chris Smalling further made his move to the Premier League's club Fulham on 30 April 2008, signing to a two-year contract with the club. He made his Premier League debut came on 24 May 2009, in a match against Everton. He made his first start for Fulham on 17 September 2009, in the UEFA Europa League, against CSKA Sofia. His two seasons with the club ended up with a total of 13 appearances without a goal.

Manchester United

He then made his move to the Premier League's top side Manchester United on 27 January 2010. He made his United debut on 8 August 2010 in the 2010 FA Community Shield against Chelsea. His premier league debut came on 28 August 2010 against West Ham United. He further signed a new five-year contract with United on 8 July 2011. He is a good friend with his former teammates like Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney

International Career

Chris Smalling has represented his national team England in several tournaments at both junior and senior levels. He made his senior international debut for his national side on 17 November 2010, in a friendly against France. His debut international came on 2 June 2016, in a warm-up match against Portugal. He is the regular center back for his national side along with Gary Cahill. He has won over 31 caps for his national team scoring a goal.

Personal Life

Chris Smalling is a married man; he got married to his loving girlfriend Sam Cooke. His partner Sam Cooke is an English glamour model and Page 3 girl from Manchester. After having their relationship for four long years, the couple tied their knots on 22 June 2017, in Lake Como, Italy, among their family and friends.

Some of the teammates attending the wedding ceremony were Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones etc. Smalling proposed his girlfriend last summer in Bali during their vacation.

The couple frequently makes public appearances together, they don't have any children yet. Till now there is no any rumors about the couple of disputes, divorce or anything.

Net Worth and Endorsements

Chris Smalling has an estimated net worth of $13.4 million in 2017. As of 2017, he is receiving an annual salary of $4 million from his present club. His weekly wage is believed to around £80,000.

The main source of his earning is football; he too earns some amounts through his endorsing deals with Adidas. His current market value price is recorded to be $18 million. He has a house in Chesire, England.

Smalling has a Bentley GT car worth £120,000. Besides, he also owns several cars including Audi, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari etc.

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