He spent the majority of his footballing career in Scotland with Aberdeen and in the Scottish Premier League. He was also capped twice by Scotland. Early career Aberdeen He returned to Scotland in season 2005-2006 with Aberdeen.
He was in a car crash along with team-mate Michael Hart in July 2007 while on a pre-season tour of Egypt.
Smith suffered a slight knock to the head and no further injuries were reported. Both players missed the friendly match as a result.
Smith"s contract at Aberdeen ended at the end of the 2008-2009 season and he expressed concern that he had not been offered a contract extension, stating that he may need to look for a new club in summer. Colorado Rapids In May 2009, he was given permission to discuss a contract with Major League Soccer side Toronto Football Club. However, Toronto passed on the signing of Smith and he later signed with Colorado Rapids in July 2009.
In his first season with the Rapids he played only four games before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
On 28 August 2010, Smith scored his first Master of Library Science goal two minutes into a match against Houston in which he was named man of the match. Smith remained with Colorado through the 2012 season. After the conclusion of the 2012 season, Colorado declined the 2013 option on Smith"s contract and he entered the 2012 Master of Library Science Re-Entry Draft.
Smith became a free agent after he went undrafted in both rounds of the draft.
Smith was re-signed by Colorado on 8 February 2013. On 10 January 2014, Smith announced his retirement from playing and joined Colorado Rapids academy coaching staff
Colorado Rapids used their song Burgundy Sky as their official anthem to reflect on their famous burgundy kits. Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Championship: 2010 Master of Library Science Cup: 2010.