Who Are Emile Smith Rowe’s Parents? Five Untold Facts About His Family

Emilie Smith-Rowe is the midfielder on England’s national football team and club Arsenal.

The number 10 shirt in football is seen as the most highly sought-after and saved only for the best of the best. It was quite a surprise for everybody when a random, unknown 21-year-old was seen wearing Arsenal’s number 10.

He began playing football with Arsenal’s junior squad when he was around ten years old. He made his debut at the age of 16 for the U23s in the year 2016-2017. With him starting off playing football at an early age, he has represented England in under-16, under-17, under-18, under -19, under-20, and under-21.

Smith-Rowe often gives credit to his parents and his club manager, Mikel Arteta for his passion and interest in football. Arteta, the club manager for Arsenal F.C, has stated that Smith-Rowe’s joining improved Arsenal’s attacking threat and has improved the golden boy’s improvement.

In an interview, Smith-Rowe was asked about Arteta. He replied, ” When I first joined the club, he brought me into the office and said, ‘I want you to go and learn and gain some experience for the first team – I want you to come back as a man.’. 

He added, “He could see I was so shy but when I came back I felt so much more confident in myself and he pulled me in again. He said, ‘You’ve come a long way,’ and that he was really happy with me.”

“In terms of qualities, I think he’s just excellent with the young players, speaks to us a lot, guides us, helps us individually and for a young player, that’s what you want.”

Smith-Rowe also never forgets to thank his parents, Les Smith-Rowe and Fiona Smith-Rowe, for their sacrifice that made all this possible. Les and Fiona being the parents of the extremely famous footballer don’t make you any less popular.

Quick Facts

Date of Birth

28 July, 2000

Age 22 Years Old
Birth Place Croydon, United Kingdom
Birth Country United Kingdom
Nationality English
Famous As Midfielder
Also Known for Athlete
Zodiac Sign Leo
Occupation Athlete

Meet his Father Leslie and Mother Fiona

Emile Smith-Rowe was born to Les Smith-Rowe and Fiona Smith- Rowe on the 28th of July in Croydon, United Kingdom.

Emile came from a middle-class family. He belonged to a middle-class family as his father and mother were both social workers in Croydon.

Both Les and Fiona hold British nationality, making Emile British as well. Emile’s family also practices Christianity.

His father, Les used to be a semi-professional football player which helped Emile increase his interest and motivation in football. This further led to his father being a giant motivation for playing football and helped create a special bond between them. Needless to say, his bond with his incredibly supporting mother was just as strong.

Emile often mentioned in interviews that he is close to his family and has acknowledged their sacrifice for him as a child.

In 2010, Emile got signed up by Arsenal’s Hale End Academy, which is a hub for some of the league’s best talents., his family moved from Croydon to North London.

Net worth and Salary

While playing for Arsenal F.C, Smith Rowe earns €42,000 ($42,592) per week and €2,184,000 ($2,214,816) on an annual basis. The 22-year-old’s Arsenal Contract expires 30th of June 2026. The following table shows all of Smith-Rowe’s contracts and salary till this date.

Year Weekly Wage Yearly Salary Club Position League Age Contract Expiry
2022 £42,000 £2,184,000 Arsenal AM RLC Premier League 20 30-06-2026
2021 £12,000 £624,000 Arsenal AM Premier League 19 30-06-2023
2020 £12,000 £624,000 Arsenal M, AM Sky Bet Championship 18 31-05-2020
2019 £8,300 £431,600 Arsenal M, AM Bundesliga 17 30-06-2019
2018 £100 £5,200 Arsenal M, AM Premier League 16 30-06-2019
2017 £100 £5,200 Arsenal M, AM Premier League 15 29-06-2018