Chris Smalling Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Apr, 2017
Facts of Chris Smalling
Birth Nation: England
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Chris Smalling
Birth Name Christopher Lloyd Smalling
Nick Name Chris
Father Lloyd Smalling
Mother Theresa Smalling
Nationality England
Birth Place/City Greenwich
Ethnicity White
Profession Soccer player
Working For England national team
Net Worth $7 million
Tattoo(s) 196lbs
Affair with Sam Cooke
Girlfriend Sam Cooke
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Chris Smalling is a professional football player from England, well known for playing as a center back for Manchester United, Premier League, and the England National Team. 

Early life and education 

Smalling was born and raised in Greenwich, England in the year of 1989, November 22 along with his brother named Jason. As Smalling was deeply concerned about football. 

Smalling joined a local club named Walderslade Boys, played for the youth team. During his time with the Walderslade Boys, Smalling gave a demonstration in a professional club named Maidstone United. 

Maidstone United was impressed by his skills and later they invited Smalling for training in their club.


Chris Smalling's career started since he was 15 years. His professional career began in 2007 when he was invited to sign a contract with Maidstone United as the first team player. 

Smalling was very skilled, though he wasn't a leader of a team, the head coach used to let him play with the junior members as to learn and experience.

Later in 2008, Smalling signed a contract with Fulham, his professional debut. This helped him to enter 2010 UEFA Europa League. However, he played only two years for Fulham. 

In 2010, January, Smalling was offered to sign a pre-contract with Manchester United and joined the club officially in July. Smalling made his first challenging debut in FA Community Shield, in which they got victory over Chelsea and made him achieve the first medal of his career. 

Since Smalling has joined Manchester United, he has been appeared in around 200 matches for the club with two Premier League medals. He currently plays alongside the football stars like Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, David de Gea etc.

Personal life

Smalling is in a love affair with Sam Cooke since 2011. They have been caught dating several times. 

Sam Cooke is formerly English model who is recently dating Smalling. She almost came to visit Smalling every day when he was injured and admitted to hospital.  

Smalling decided to make Sam his lifetime partner. Soon, after recovery Smalling proposed Sam Cooke, in 2016 and the couple got engaged after few weeks. however, Smalling is still Unmarried and living his life happily with Sam.

Moreover, Smalling is of Jamaican ethnicity and belongs to British nationality. 

Net worth, height, and weight

Chris Smalling is a center back player for Manchester United club and Premier Club by which we can clearly assume that he gets paid in very high amount through his football career. He receives $80 thousand per week as the wage.
Being a professional football player he has a market value of $ 13.7 million whereas his net worth in current state is estimated to be $7 million, which holds his luxurious life with ease. 

Chris Smalling is 194 cm in height and 196lbs in weight.


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