Ryan Smith Appointment

Sporting Talent has announced the appointment of Ryan Smith to join its executive board and further strengthen its growing team. Smith, an FA Registered Intermediary, has extensive experience as a football agent. Prior to his agency career, Smith played professional football for the Arsenal FC first team and the England under 20 team, having trained at both the West Ham and Arsenal Academies.

After a serious on-field injury and a series of operations, Arsenal placed Smith on loan to Leicester City. He went on to play football for Derby County, Millwall, Southampton and Crystal Palace, before moving to the USA to play for Kansas City Wizards and Chivas and latterly a Greek club (Skoda Xanthi FC) before retiring after enduring seven rounds of knee surgery.

Smith’s extensive experience as both an agent and a footballer in the UK and overseas, blends perfectly with the strategy of football agency, Sporting Talent.

Smith represents professional footballers, as well as supporting younger players earlier in their career. He is an ideal mentor for players, helping them to develop their skills by sharing his own invaluable network and first-hand career experience.

“I am delighted to join the team at Sporting Talent,” comments Ryan Smith. “They share my core values of integrity and transparency, as well as passion for the game. We care about players both on and off the pitch; not just their training and performance, but also their long term well-being. It’s refreshing to find an agency with these principles and I am excited to be part of it.”