Date: 20th March 2011 at 8:30pm
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Chris Smalling has been a revelation in his inaugural season at Old Trafford.

Having signed from Fulham, nobody expected him to develop as quickly as he has but in Rio Ferdinand’s absence he has earned plaudits from all and impressed enough to earn a call up to the England squad.

Whilst clearly a talented footballer before lacing up his boots he shone at other sports. A keen participant at golf, tennis, table tennis and rugby, Smalling really shone at judo.

He won a national junior championship and only stopped because his professional commitments at Fulham wouldn’t allow him to continue and here he is as a fresh faced youngster:


4 responses to “PHOTO: A young Chris Smalling gets a yellow”

  1. RedScot says:

    Jaysus look at the size of him.
    You see kids the moral of the story always eat your Weetabix.
    Ps and try all sports.

  2. Reece says:

    Been a monster at the back for us, def deserves a PFA young player mention.

  3. Diablo says:

    What a talent this lad is,reads the game and cool under pressure,he plays the game like a certain Dutchman did for us.Chris Smalling is a rare find these days and could be one day Captain.

  4. Aleksio says:

    Tottaly agree with everyone here.i like when this kind of a youngster comes withe bravenes and skill from hes early ages and show the world that its not all about the money-giving(like Real stinking Madridand that there are a lot of talents out there.BRAVO FOR SER ALEX:))