Date of birth
31 March 1996
Place of birth
A pacey versatile player capable of playing at full-back, wing-back and in midfield, Ashley Smith-Brown possesses good positional awareness, tricky feet and lightning pace, providing coverage down the flanks at both ends of the pitch.
Ashley caught the eye in England u16’s success in the Montaigu Tournament in Vendée in 2012, and has now been selected for the Three Lions at u18 level.
In September 2011, Ashley made his City u18s debut against Nottingham Forest at right-back – he was 15 years old at the time and City went on to win 2-1.
Now 17, Ashley is seen as one of the leaders of City u18s and has captained the side, as well as giving a good account of himself as part of the new u19 UEFA Youth League team.