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.
|Date of Birth||
28 July, 2000
|Age||22 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Croydon, United Kingdom|
|Birth Country||United Kingdom|
|Also Known for||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|
|2020||£12,000||£624,000||Arsenal||M, AM||Sky Bet Championship||18||31-05-2020|
|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|