Chris Smalling posts heart-warming photo with son Leo Asher

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Roma defender Chris Smalling posted a picture recently on his instagram account of himself alongside his son enjoying a fantastic time at a beach. 

Smalling shared on Instagram a picture of himself having a father and son bonding moment with his son as he captioned it with an heart emoji “💙”. 

The former Manchester United defender married model Sam Cooke near Lake Como, Italy in 2017 and they were blessed with their first child in May 2019.

The name of Chris Smalling’s son is Leo Asher Smalling. The charming boy will be 4 in a few months time. 

Leo Asher Smalling and his father, Chris Smalling
Leo Asher Smalling and his father, Chris Smalling

Smalling welcomed his son into the world during his last season at Manchester United and he was delighted with his arrival into the world. 

The Englishman spent 10 years at Manchester United from 2010 – 2020 when he joined the club from Fulham after an impressive time at Craven Cottage.

During his time at Manchester United, he won the English Premier League in 2010/11 and 2012/13.

He also won the EFL Cup alongside the FA Cup during his time at Old Trafford in addition to the FA Community Shield title and the UEFA Europa League in 2016/17.

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He was tied down to a permanent deal by AS Roma in October 2020 on a three-year deal for an initial £15 million fee that could potentially rise to £20 million with the inclusion of add-ons. 

At the Italian club, he is being coached by Jose Mourinho who previously tutored him at Manchester United. He won the 2021/22 UEFA Europa Conference League trophy with the side alongside being the man of the match in the final. 

Chris Smalling is a regular starter under the Portuguese and he has cemented his position in the starting 11 of Mourinho. 

The former Fulham defender was born in Greenwich, London and he is of Jamaican heritage. His father died when he was 5 years old and he has one brother. 

Smalling is a boyhood Arsenal fan but fate hasn’t given him the chance to represent the club yet. He, alongside his family were robbed in 2021 by Armed men in Southern Rome.

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Chris Smalling played under great managers at Manchester United

He has had the opportunity to play under great managers including Sir Alex Ferguson, Luis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. 

Chris Smalling and his son

The Englishman scored some famous goals during his time in England including the final goal in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City in the Manchester Derby during the 2017/18 league season. 

He scored 18 goals in 323 appearances throughout his time at Manchester United. In 99 appearances for AS Roma he has netted 10 goals. 

He has seemingly been frozen out of the Three Lions of England as Gareth Southgate hasn’t invited him to the National team since 2017. Chris Smalling has made 29 appearances for England scoring just a goal. 

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