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John Smith West Ham United FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC



  John Smith
Birth 4 January 1939 in Shoreditch, Middlesex [registered in Shoreditch, March 1939]
  According to the 1939 Register, John is the youngest of three to Sidney James, a motor driver in the glass trade, and Louisa May (née Wilson) at 115 Haggerston Road in Shoreditch
Marriage to Janice M. Cosgree [registered in West Ham, September 1960]
Death 6 February 1988 in Brent, Greater London [registered in Brent, February 1988]. Living at 52 Redcliffe Gardens in Ealing at the time, we think.

Playing Career

Club honours  
Individual honours  

England Career

Player number did not appear for England.
Position(s) Right/left half-back
Major tournaments  
Team honours England under 23 (one appearance 1959, reserve 1961)
Individual honours None

Beyond England


The Numbers
Parties unused/reserve
2 2

Match History
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - no full appearances manager: Walter Winterbottom - no appearancesx

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Age 20
335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD reserve
337 18 November 1959 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW reserve

under 23  
one appearance - France November 1959.

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - no full appearances  

Age 22    
reserve - Wales February 1961;