Paul Smith

Date of birth17 December 1979
Place of birthEpsom
NationalityEnglish
Weight89 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Paul Smith was understudy to Olafur Gottskalksson as Brentford goalkeeper in 2000-01.

He made two brief appearances in the first team from the subs' bench, coming on for the final five minutes of the league game at Bury in January, and playing the final half hour of the LDV Vans Trophy Southern Area final when he achieved instant hero status with the Bees' fans by making a miraculous save to deny Southend an equaliser.

Paul agreed a new two-year deal with Brentford in July 2003 but was transferred to Southampton in January 2004 with a contract to June 2008.

He joined Nottingham Forest in July 2006 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2010 in July 2008 and to June 2012 in December 2009.

Paul joined Southend United in August 2012 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2015 in June 2014 and to June 2016 in July 2015.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Walton and Hersham 01 Jul 1997 02 Jul 1998
Charlton Athletic 02 Jul 1998 30 Jun 1999
Walton and Hersham 01 Jul 1999 03 Jan 2000
Carshalton Athletic 03 Jan 2000 27 Jul 2000
Brentford 27 Jul 2000 28 Jan 2004
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Dec 2003 05 Dec 2003 T
Portsmouth 12 Jan 2004 16 Jan 2004 T
Southampton 28 Jan 2004 11 Jul 2006
Nottingham Forest 11 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2012
Middlesbrough 08 Mar 2011 09 May 2011 L
Southend United 18 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy
1
2000-01 Brentford League Division 2 1 5
2001-02 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 1 1
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2 18 8 11
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2 Play-Offs 3 2
2002-03 Brentford FA Cup 4 1 6
2002-03 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 2 3
2002-03 Brentford League Cup 2 7
2002-03 Brentford League Division 2 43 9 53
2003-04 Brentford FA Cup 2 4
2003-04 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 2 6
2003-04 Brentford League Cup 1 4
1
2003-04 Brentford League Division 2 24 1 36
1
2004-05 Southampton FA Cup 3 7
2004-05 Southampton Premier League 5
1
1 5
2005-06 Southampton FA Cup 1 2
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 9
1
1 14
2005-06 Southampton League Cup 2 1 1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 4 3 3
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1 1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One 45 15 39
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One Play-Offs 2 1 4
2007-08 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 3 1 2
2007-08 Nottingham Forest Johnstones Paint Trophy 1 2
2007-08 Nottingham Forest League Cup 2 3
2007-08 Nottingham Forest League One 46 18 29
2008-09 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 3 1 4
2008-09 Nottingham Forest League Championship 28 4 40
2008-09 Nottingham Forest League Cup 2 1 2
2009-10 Nottingham Forest League Championship 1 2
2009-10 Nottingham Forest League Cup 3 1 2
2010-11 Middlesbrough League Championship 10 16
2011-12 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1 3
2012-13 Southend United FA Cup 4 1 4
2012-13 Southend United Johnstones Paint Trophy 7 2 9
2012-13 Southend United League Two 34 6 40
2013-14 Southend United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1 5
2014-15 Southend United League Cup 1 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Mar 2001 Brentford v Southend United W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (2nd leg)
01 May 2001 Swansea City v Brentford L 6-0 League Division 2
17 Oct 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford L 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
24 Jan 2002 Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-0 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Colchester United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Brentford v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Division 2
12 Feb 2002 Brentford v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Division 2
16 Feb 2002 Peterborough United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Brentford v Notts County W 2-1 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Oldham Athletic v Brentford L 3-2 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Bristol City v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Brentford v Swindon Town W 2-0 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Wrexham v Brentford W 0-3 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Brentford v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 2
19 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Brentford W 1-3 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Brentford v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Bury v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 3-0 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Brentford v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2002 Huddersfield Town v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
01 May 2002 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
11 May 2002 Brentford v Stoke City L 0-2 League Division 2 Play-Offs Final
10 Aug 2002 Huddersfield Town v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
13 Aug 2002 Brentford v Bristol City W 1-0 League Division 2
17 Aug 2002 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
24 Aug 2002 Colchester United v Brentford W 0-1 League Division 2
26 Aug 2002 Brentford v Swindon Town W 3-1 League Division 2
31 Aug 2002 Notts County v Brentford D 2-2 League Division 2
07 Sep 2002 Brentford v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
10 Sep 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford W 3-3 (4-2) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Brentford L 3-1 League Division 2
17 Sep 2002 Cardiff City v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
21 Sep 2002 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 2
28 Sep 2002 Peterborough United v Brentford L 5-1 League Division 2
01 Oct 2002 Brentford v Middlesbrough L 1-4 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Brentford v Barnsley L 1-2 League Division 2
12 Oct 2002 Northampton Town v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
19 Oct 2002 Brentford v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Oct 2002 Stockport County v Brentford W 2-3 League Division 2
29 Oct 2002 Brentford v Plymouth Argyle D 0-0 League Division 2
02 Nov 2002 Brentford v Blackpool W 5-0 League Division 2
09 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
16 Nov 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford W 2-4 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Nov 2002 Brentford v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
30 Nov 2002 Cheltenham Town v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
07 Dec 2002 York City v Brentford W 1-2 FA Cup 2nd round
10 Dec 2002 Brentford v Kidderminster Harriers W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
14 Dec 2002 Brentford v Chesterfield W 2-1 League Division 2
21 Dec 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
04 Jan 2003 Brentford v Derby County W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2003 Oldham Athletic v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
18 Jan 2003 Brentford v Notts County D 1-1 League Division 2
21 Jan 2003 Brentford v Cambridge United L 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - southern section
25 Jan 2003 Brentford v Burnley L 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 2003 Mansfield Town v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
08 Feb 2003 Brentford v Crewe Alexandra L 1-2 League Division 2
11 Feb 2003 Bristol City v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
15 Feb 2003 Blackpool v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
22 Feb 2003 Luton Town v Brentford W 0-1 League Division 2
25 Feb 2003 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Mar 2003 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers L 1-2 League Division 2
04 Mar 2003 Brentford v Cardiff City L 0-2 League Division 2
08 Mar 2003 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford L 4-0 League Division 2
11 Mar 2003 Brentford v Colchester United D 1-1 League Division 2
15 Mar 2003 Brentford v Stockport County L 1-2 League Division 2
18 Mar 2003 Port Vale v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
22 Mar 2003 Plymouth Argyle v Brentford L 3-0 League Division 2
29 Mar 2003 Brentford v Northampton Town W 3-0 League Division 2
05 Apr 2003 Brentford v Cheltenham Town D 2-2 League Division 2
12 Apr 2003 Wigan Athletic v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
19 Apr 2003 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Division 2
21 Apr 2003 Chesterfield v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
03 May 2003 Brentford v Peterborough United D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Aug 2003 Tranmere Rovers v Brentford L 4-1 League Division 2
12 Aug 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Brentford L 4-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Brentford v Peterborough United L 0-3 League Division 2
23 Aug 2003 Wrexham v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
25 Aug 2003 Brentford v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League Division 2
16 Sep 2003 Brentford v Blackpool D 0-0 League Division 2
20 Sep 2003 Brentford v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League Division 2
27 Sep 2003 Chesterfield v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
30 Sep 2003 Colchester United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
04 Oct 2003 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-3 League Division 2
14 Oct 2003 Barnet v Brentford D 3-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
18 Oct 2003 Brentford v Luton Town W 4-2 League Division 2
21 Oct 2003 Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-0 League Division 2
25 Oct 2003 Notts County v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
01 Nov 2003 Brentford v Barnsley W 2-1 League Division 2
04 Nov 2003 Peterborough United v Brentford L 3-2 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
08 Nov 2003 Brentford v Gainsborough Trinity W 7-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
11 Nov 2003 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
15 Nov 2003 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
22 Nov 2003 Brentford v Grimsby Town L 1-3 League Division 2
29 Nov 2003 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
06 Dec 2003 Telford United v Brentford L 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
13 Dec 2003 Stockport County v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
20 Dec 2003 Brentford v Swindon Town L 0-2 League Division 2
26 Dec 2003 Brentford v Bristol City L 1-2 League Division 2
28 Dec 2003 Plymouth Argyle v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
03 Jan 2004 Oldham Athletic v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Jan 2004 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers D 2-2 League Division 2
17 Jan 2004 Peterborough United v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.