Jimmy Smith (born 1987)
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|Full Name||James Dean Smith|
|Date of Birth||7 July 1987|
|Place of Birth||Newham, London|
|Debut||7 May 2006|
|Games (goals)||1 (0)|
|Other clubs|| Q.P.R. (loan)|
Norwich City (loan)
- For the Jimmy Smith who played for Chelsea in the 1950s see Jimmy Smith (born 1930).
James Dean 'Jimmy' Smith (born 7 January 1987 in Upton Park, London, England) is a midfielder who was on the books at Chelsea from 2005-2009, making one first team appearance. He signed for Leyton Orient at the end of the 2008-09 season on a free transfer.
Smith joined the Chelsea Academy aged 9 and worked his way through the youth squads until signing a professional deal at 18. An attacking midfielder, who could play centrally or on both wings, he finished as top scorer from the Chelsea reserves for the 2005-06 season, predominantly playing in his preferred attacking midfield role. He made his only appearance for the Chelsea first team in the last game of the 2005-06 season, coming on as a substitute for Ricardo Carvalho against Newcastle United. Smith subsequently had loan spells at Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City, Sheffield Wednesday and Leyton Orient.
While he was due to return to Chelsea at the end of the 2008-09 season he decided to make the Orient move permanent, leaving on a free transfer and signing a 2-year deal with the East Londoners. He spent four seasons at Orient, making over 180 appearances in all competitions. He was released in April 2013 and signed for Stevenage ahead of the 2013–14 season.
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