England, Manchester United, Fulham, Maidstone United
Chris registered with Football CV in April 2006, when playing for non-league club Maidstone. Smalling’s performances at the non-league club attracted many scouts and Premiership side Fulham had him watched six times in the space of four weeks he was handed a chance in a reserve team game. Within 15 minutes Fulham Manager Roy Hodgson, watching on the sidelines, had seen enough and offered him a professional contract.
Since then, Chris has been transferred to Premiership Champions Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £10m, and has secured his place in the 1st team squad under Sir Alex Ferguson and is a regular in the senior England national team.
This fairytale story gives hope to many; the young defender struggled to find an academy club at schoolboy level but refused to give up and registered with FootballCV.com as he looked to pursue the career he had always dreamed of.
Hull City FC
Currently playing in the Championship for Hull City and also represents the Republic of Ireland. David first joined and participated at a FootballCV trials day in May 2004. Following this, he went on to play for Sunderland in the Premier League before signing a three year contract at Hull City in January 2013.
Dan is another FootballCV Member plying his trade in the Barclays Premier League, after a reported £350,000 move from non-league side Darlington. The 6’ 6” defender from Northumberland first registered with FootballCV in March 2010.
Crawley Town FC
The London-born defender first registered as a FootballCV member in March 2004 and since then has progressed through the non-league game to now star for Crawley Town. Before making his move to Crawley, Mustapha enjoyed spells at Crystal Palace, Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
The Irish defender is now a regular for Gus Poyet at NPower Championship side Brighton having previously played for Birmingham City and Stockport County and at youth level for his country.
Britt is a talented and physical central midfielder who’s currently performing for NPower Championship side Watford and first became a FootballCV Member in April 2007.
The Irish central midfielder came on board with FootballCV back in June 2004 when playing in his native country. Gary then went on to play for Coventry City for two years before signing for Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League.
Sam registered with FootballCV in March 2010, and has spent time on loan at Preston North End and Stevenage from his parent club, Premier League side Southampton.
Charlton Athletic FC
Michael became a registered FootballCV member in March 2010 whilst in the Blue Square Conference Premier with Darlington. Just over a year after then, Charlton Athletic bought the striker for an undisclosed fee. Michael has also enjoyed loan spells at Accrington Stanley and Newport County.
MK Dons FC
The 6’ 2” defender from London registered with us in March 2010 and has recently signed an extended and improved professional contract with NPower League One side MK Dons. Tom has played a number of times for the first team and also had a successful spell's on loan with Gillingham and non-league side Kettering Town.
Striker Adam is currently playing for Tamworth in the Blue Square Conference Premier. He has previously played for Dagenham & Redbridge, Kettering Town and Alfreton Town and first came on board with FCV in March 2005.
Cambridge City FC
Danny currently plays as a defender for Cambridge City. His previous clubs include Peterborough United, Stevenage Borough, Hereford United, AFC Wimbledon, Crewe Alexandra, Burton Albion and York City. The Middlesex-born player registered and attended FootballCV trials back in 2005.
The left sided defender first registered as a FootballCV Member in March 2007 and attended our trials days at both Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth. He went on to play for Port Vale and is currently with Eastleigh FC in the Conference South.
Fleetwood Town FC
A former Manchester United youth team player, the winger has played nearly 200 league games for Macclesfield Town, Bradford City and Rotherham United. Gareth became a FootballCV member and participated in our trials day at Northwich Victoria in April 2007 and currently plays for Fleetwood Town.
The striker began his career at Barclays Premiership giants Manchester United, making his first team debut for Sir Alex Ferguson in the League Cup against Crewe Alexandra and registered as a FootballCV Member in 2009. Phil has also turned out for Blackpool, Northwich Victoria, Hyde, FC United of Manchester, Stalybridge Celtic and Forest Green Rovers and currently plays for Guiseley.
Bury Town FC
Billy registered as a FootballCV member in September 2011 having made his debut for NPower Championship side Ipswich as a substitute in a 1–1 draw with Doncaster Rovers on 17 April 2010. He made two further appearances from the bench for Ipswich in the same season against Newcastle United and Sheffield United. He then moved on and now currently play's for Bury Town.
Bury, Sheffield Wednesday, Motherwell, Northampton Town, Mansfield Town
Giles first registered as a FootballCV member in April 2003 and attended Trials Day events at both Sutton United and Charlton Athletic where scouts first became aware of his talents. Since then Giles went on and played for Kingstonian in the Conference before making the move in to league football firstly with Mansfield then onto Northampton Town in League 2 and has recently made the move to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.
NPower League One side Sheffield Wednesday signed the midfielder on a three-year deal in July 2010. The 24-year-old joined the Owls on a free transfer ahead of the pre-season trip to Austria and after a successful spell there has moved to another League One side, Bury.
Yeovil Town, Northampton Town, Doncaster Rovers, FK Banik Most, Harrogate Town, York City
Byron registered with FootballCV in April 2007, after being released by Conference side York City. A scout representing Czech team FK Banik Most seen the players CV on the website and invited him to travel to the Czech Republic to take part in a trial.
Whilst in Most, central defender Webster impressed enough to earn him a professional contract with the progressive Czech second division outfit. On his return to England, Byron secured a move to side Doncaster Rovers for the 2009/10 season before switching to Northampton Town in 2011. After spending a year at 'The Cobblers', Byron then moved on to sign a two year contract at Yeovil Town.
Greenock Morton FC
Jordan currently plays for Greenock Morton in the Scottish First Division. Previous to this, he played for Motherwell, Aberdeen, Annan Athletic (loan) and Dumbarton (loan). Jordan became a FootballCV member in April 2008 and attended the Trails Day at Newcastle United FC in May 2008.
Hekari United FC (Papua New Guinea), SC 07 Idar-Oberstein (Germany), Harrisburg City Islanders (USA), Balestier Khalsa FC (Singapore), SC 1903 Weimar (Germany), DSV Leoben (Austria), SG Brohltal (Germany), FC Zurich (Switzerland), YSCC (Japan), Wuppertaler SV (Germany)
Japanese-German player Yuki registered with FootballCV in May 2010 looking for assistance with trials throughout Europe.
England Under 19's, Tottenham Hotspur, Grays Athletic, Kettering Town
First registered with FootballCV in July 2006, Marcel is a former Tottenham Hotspur and England Under 19 Schoolboy International.
FK Banik Most (Czech Republic), FootballCV Academy
Sam first registered with FootballCV in 2007 and was a full time student at the FootballCV Academy where he excelled both on the pitch as a left footed defender/midfielder but also in his academic studies. Through the link FootballCV has with FK Banik Most, Australian-Conway spent a successful trial period with the Czech 2nd division team and has since been offered a permanent deal to stay in Europe.
Kingstonian, Fleet Town, Basingstoke Town, Chelsea, Portsmouth
Tom has been a member with FootballCV for over 4 years and during that period of time travelled the length of the country to take part in two of our Trials Day events, at Harrogate Town and Reading. After performing well in the event at the ‘Madjeski Stadium’, Tom made the dream move to Premiership giants Chelsea. Tom also advanced to the final stages of the Sky One television programme ‘Soccer Icon’.
Malta Under 21, Warrington Town, Leigh Genesis FC, Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Leigh RMI, Hyde United, Altrincham
Richard joined FootballCV in June 2004 and has attended many Trails Day events over the past four years. Chetcuti is a former Maltese Under 21 international.
Aberystwyth Town, Bala Town (Loan), The New Saints, Chelsea, Arsenal
Ryan was handed a scholarship at TNS after impressing at a FootballCV Trials Day event at Stalybridge Celtic late in 2007. He has now progressed on to earn himself a first-team squad number and is regularly involved in both the Welsh sides’ domestic and European campaigns.
North Greenford United, Northwood, Wealdstone, Peterborough United, Rushden & Diamonds, Kings Lynn, Bolton Wanderers
Rodney attended a number of FootballCV events in 2007 and subsequently signed a professional contract with then League 2 side Peterborough United FC as a direct result of the FootballCV Trials Days.
Harrow Borough, Kettering Town, Staines Town, Harrow Borough, Fleet Town
Striker Victor Asombang attended a FootballCV Trials Day event at Kettering Town in 2003 and managed to earn himself a professional contract with the Conference side.