Kelly Smith - Bio, Net Worth, Partner, Family, Age, Height, Awards

Kelly Smith

Facts About Kelly Smith

Celebrated Name Kelly Smith
Age 44 Years Old
Nick Name Kelly Smith
Birth Name Kelly Jayne Smith
Birth Date 1978-10-29
Gender Female
Profession Former Footballer
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Watford, Hertfordshire
Nationality British
Ethnicity British-White
Religion Christian
School Francis Combe School
College / University Community College
Net Worth $2 Million
Salary $500K-$800K
Source of Wealth Football Career
Marital Status Married
Children Rocco Jude and Lucia
Sexual Orientation Lesbian
Height 1.68 m or 5 ft 6 in.
Weight 58 KG
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Partner DeAnna Dobosz
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Kelly Smith is an English former footballer whose playing position was forward. She spent three spells with FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. After moving to the United States, she broke records with Seton Hall University and then played professionally with the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) franchise Philadelphia Charge. After returning to Arsenal for a period that included a 2007 UEFA Women's Cup win, she was tempted back to America with another professional contract, this time with Boston Breakers in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). She accumulated 117 caps and 46 goals for the England national team after making her debut in 1995. She also played for Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics. She made her television debut on FOX Sports in December 2014 and provided commentary for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

What is Kelly Smith Known For?

  • Kelly Smith is a former footballer from England. 
  • She is known for being England's second-highest goalscorer with 46 goals. 

Where is Kelly Smith from?

Kelly Smith was born as Kelly Jayne Smith on 29th October 1978. She is from Watford, Hertfordshire, England. She holds British nationality and her ethnicity is British-White. Unfortunately, she has not revealed much information about her family life. She is avoided revealing details about her parents. As well as therein information about her siblings. She had a wonderful childhood life. She was born into a Christian religious family. Her present age is 43 as of 2021. Smith studied at Francis Combe School and Community College in Watford. She also attended Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey, where she graduated in 1999.


Which clubs have Kelly Smith played for?

Youth Career

  • Initially, she played football at Pinner Girls, a team formed by Smith's father.
  • She developed her skills at Wembley Ladies and made her senior debut in the 1994–95 season. 
  • After moving to Arsenal Ladies during 1996–97, she scored two goals and assisted on the third in a 3–0 win over Liverpool which secured the Premier League title that season.
  • She played for the Seton Hall Pirates from 1997 through 1999. 
  • In her first year at Seton Hall in 1997, she set scoring records for the Big East Conference and became the first athlete in any sport to be the conference's (Offensive) Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in the same season. 
  • In the following two seasons, she was the leading scorer not only in the Big East, but in the whole of NCAA Division I, and was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year in both years.
  • At the end of her university career, the school retired her number 6 shirt, she became the first Seton Hall athlete in any sport other than basketball to have a number retired.
  • She set school records with 76 goals and 174 points while playing in just 51 matches during her three years at Seton Hall. 

United States

  • Her first professional club was the New Jersey Lady Stallions of the W-League, for which she played from 1999 to 2000.
  • She was drafted second overall in the 2001 WUSA Foreign Allocation Draft by Philadelphia Charge. 
  • played all three seasons with Philadelphia and was named to the 2001 WUSA Global 11 All-Star Team.
  • 2001 was her only full season in the league; in 2002, Smith missed most of the season after tearing her ACL in her right knee and missed much of 2003 after re-injuring the same knee.
  • In 2004, she played for the New Jersey Wildcats in the W-League. She ended up appearing in eight games for the club (563 minutes) and tallied eight goals and six assists. 

England

  • She returned to England and Arsenal in the autumn of 2004. She officially rejoined in 2005. 
  • After her injury, she returned to action at the end of the 2004–05 season, scoring a goal from 30 meters out against Charlton Athletic L.F.C. 
  • In Arsenal's "Quadruple" winning season of 2006–07, Smith scored 30 goals in 34 games across the four competitions. 
  • During Smith's Arsenal career since rejoining in 2005, she appeared in 66 Premier League games scoring 73 goals, 16 FA Cup games scoring 13 goals, 10 League Cup games scoring four goals, 18 UEFA Women's Cup games scoring nine goals, and two Community Shield games scoring one goal for a total of 112 appearances and 100 goals.

Return to the United States

  • She was chosen by the Boston Breakers second overall in the 2008 WPS International Draft. 
  • She joined Boston Breakers on 18 February 2009 (one of a number of English players to join the new Women's Professional Soccer League).
  • In the inaugural 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season, Smith appeared in 15 games (13 starts, 1170 total minutes) and scored six goals with two assists. 
  • When the WPS went on hiatus ahead of the 2012 season, Smith was left "devastated" and without a club.

Return to Arsenal 

  • She joined Arsenal for the third time. 
  • However, she arrived with a stress fracture acquired at the 2012 Cyprus Cup and then aggravated the injury when kicking a ball during a promotional video shoot, without the protective footwear she had been instructed to wear. 

Kelly Smith International career

England

  • On 1st November 1995, Kelly Smith made her international debut for the England national team against Italy. 
  • She had been unable to accept a call-up to England's 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup squad that summer due to sitting her GCSE exams.
  • Her first international goal came on the occasion of her second cap, against Croatia on 19 November 1995. 
  • She has competed in 2001, 2005, and 2009 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship, as well as the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup with England.
  • She also played in the 2007 China Cup against the United States, Germany, and China where she was named the player of the tournament.
  • She reportedly became England's all-time record goalscorer in September 2010, when she scored her 41st international goal against Switzerland.
  • In 2011, Smith competed in the FIFA World Cup. 
  • She returned to the England squad for a UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying tie with Serbia after missing the first three matches of the campaign.
  • On 3 February 2015, she announced her retirement from international duty.

Great Britain Olympic

  • Kelly Smith was named in the 18–player Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics in June 2012. 
  • She incurred a minor injury in the 1–0 group stage win over Brazil at Wembley Stadium and was unable to join Team GB in their quarter-final defeat by Canada. 

Television Broadcast

  • Regarding her TV broadcasting career, she made her television debut on FOX Sports in December 2014 and provided commentary for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Kelly Smith Awards and Achievements

Smith was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. 

Arsenal

  • Premier League: 1996–97, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • FA Cup: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2013–14, 2015–16 
  • Premier League Cup: 2006–07
  • FA Community Shield: 2005, 2006 
  • UEFA Champions League: 2006–07

England

  • Cyprus Cup: 2009 
  • UEFA Women's Championship runner-up: 2009 

How much is Kelly Smith's Net Worth?

Kelly Smith is a former footballer whose net worth is estimated to have $2 million as of 2022. She is making her annual salary between $500K – $800K at present. She accumulates a significant amount of her wealth from her professional sports career in soccer. She also represented various franchise teams in different countries. Her main source of wealth comes from the entertainment industry whereas her primary source of wealth was from her football career which previously before her retirement. Today, she is living a cool lifestyle from her earnings. 

Who is Kelly Smith Partner?

Kelly Smith is a married woman. In June 2016, she married management consultant DeAnna Dobosz. She and DeAnne met in 2013 while they were both holidaying in Egypt, with the pair describing it as "love at first sight". She gave birth to their son, Rocco Jude, in May 2017. On 1 August 2019, Smith gave birth to their second child, daughter Lucia, via c-section. Today, the family is leading a happy life. Her sexual orientation is lesbian.

Kelly is now married to DeAnna Dobosz

Former footballer Alex Scott has opened up about her relationship with her ex-teammate Kelly Smith in her new book, How (Not) To Be Strong, detailing how she fell 'madly in love'. At a recent launch party in London, Alex spoke about her new memoir and explained that she almost hadn’t included the chapter about her and Kelly's relationship, but she felt it would have been “cheating” to leave it out. She explained: “I thought I’d be cheating you all if I didn’t put that in there. And for me, it’s like that first love story, I fell madly and deeply in love. "And yes, there’s that heartbreak and those things, but it’s a huge part of my life and I wouldn’t go back and change that. Because that feeling of love and that excitement and what it gives you, it needed to be in there.” 

Everything To Know About Alex Scott

Alex Scott opened up about her relationship with former footballer Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith Height and Weight

Kelly Smith stands at the tall height of 1.68 m or 5 ft 6 in. She has a well-maintained bodyweight of 58 Kg. Her eye color is Light Brown and her hair color is Dark Brown. Her body type is athletic. Overall, she has got a healthy body at present. She has spoken about her previous alcohol addiction which included treatment at The Priory and Sporting Chance Clinic.

Trivias About Kelly Smith You Need To Know.

  • In April 2021, Smith joined fellow British Olympians Nicola Adams and Greg Rutherford, and fitness instructor Mr Motivator in launching the ‘Energy Fit for the Future’ campaign by Smart Energy GB, which aimed at encouraging people to install smart meters in their homes.
  • She spent three spells with FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies.
  • She also played for Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • She made her television debut on FOX Sports in December 2014, and provided commentary for 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • She is known for being England's second-highest goalscorer with 46 goals.
  • Initially, she played football at Pinner Girls, a team formed by Smith's father.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kelly Smith.

Where was Kelly Smith born?

Kelly Smith was born in Watford, Hertfordshire.

What is the net worth of Kelly Smith?

The net worth of Kelly Smith is $2 Million.

What is the salary of Kelly Smith?

The salary of Kelly Smith is $500K-$800K.

What is the color of Kelly Smith's eye?

Kelly Smith eye color is Light Brown.

What is the color of Kelly Smith's hair?

Kelly Smith hair color is Dark Brown.