7 February 1921|
|Died||14 July 2013(aged 92)|
Smith was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire. He signed for Manchester City in May 1938, but had to wait until 1946 before making his debut in an official first-team match because of World War II. He went on to play 166 league games for City, and scored 75 goals. In October 1951, he moved to Chesterfield, where he spent the rest of his professional career. He played 250 league games and scored 98 league goals for the Spireites. After leaving Chesterfield in 1958, he joined non-league Mossley.
After finishing his playing career he assumed management responsibilities. In 1964 he became Manager of football team Prestwich Heys A.F.C., currently a semi-professional football club based in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England.
Army & FA Representative XIsEdit
During the Second World War he also played in Army and FA representative sides, and was badly injured by a gunshot wound whilst in South Africa.
- Rippon, A (2005) Gas Masks for Goal Posts: Football in Britain During the Second World War ISBN 0-7509-4030-1
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