Will Smallbone

Squad No. 20
Date of Birth February 21, 2000
Age 22
Height 173cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Basingstoke
Previous Clubs Southampton U23

William Anthony Patrick Smallbone (born 21 February 2000) is a professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Southampton. Born in England, Smallbone represents the Republic of Ireland internationally.

On 21 February 2017, Smallbone signed a professional contract with Southampton. Smallbone made his professional debut for Southampton in a 2–0 FA Cup victory over Huddersfield Town on 4 January 2020, scoring the opening goal.

On 22 February 2020, Smallbone went on to make his Premier League debut in a 2–0 victory over Aston Villa.

Having just started to appear regularly for the first team, on 16 January 2021, Smallbone suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in a 2–0 defeat at Leicester. As a result, he is expected to be out of action for up to six months.

International career
Smallbone made his debut for Republic of Ireland U21s against Italy U21s in October 2020.