The official website for European football

Rebecca Smith

Published: Tuesday 4 September 2012, 20.10CET
Wolfsburg
Published: Tuesday 4 September 2012, 20.10CET

Rebecca Smith

Wolfsburg

Previous clubs: Ajax of Southern California, 1. FFC Frankfurt, FSV Frankfurt, Sunnanå SK, Newcastle Jets

Domestic honours: WPSL Championship (3)

Which player most inspired you and why? Carla Overbeck, because she is a true leader on the pich. 

Which coach most inspired you? John Herdman, our ex-coach with the national team. He worked hard and was so passionate about trying to improve each player individually and the team as a whole. He was incredibly motivating and inspired self-belief in the players. He also took us further than we had even been before. 

What was the best advice they gave you? Believe in yourself and work hard. Even the underdogs can come out on top. 

Best player you've played with? Hanna Marklund, who played for Sweden at centre-back. I learnt a lot from her. 

Toughest opponent? Potsdam, because every player has a winning mentality. 

What are your memories of your first club as a child? I thought it was really cool that we got to wear the same practice gear for training!

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Work hard and listen to your body. Enjoy playing football because you will be more successful if you are having fun, otherwise it becomes a job and it isn't worth it anymore. 

Last updated: 05/09/12 14.40CET

Related information

Player profiles

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1855941.html#rebecca+smith

UEFA.com features

Ferrari 1-4 2CV: Metz's Camp Nou miracle
  • Ferrari 1-4 2CV: Metz's Camp Nou miracle
  • Wales captain Ingle on Bristol-Frankfurt
  • All to play for: Best of the round of 16 first legs
  • B36's Á Borg on Faroese record and Liverpool
  • Garay enjoying Russian journey with Zenit
  • Snap shot: Liverpool's Istanbul heroes
  • Barcelona's Lozano set for Sporting
  • Ingle ready to lead Wales
  • Lopetegui on Porto's Basel visit
  • Maxwell on Paris-Chelsea and Zlatan Ibrahimović
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.