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Lionel Smith

Arsenal FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 4 D 2 L 0 F 19: A 7
83% successful

1950-53

captain: none
minutes played:
540

Timeline

  Lionel Smith
Birth 23 August 1920 in Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Doncaster, September 1920].
 

According to the 1939 register, Lionel, a professional footballer, is still single, living at 21 Kirby Street in Mexborough, along with his parents, George William and Gertrude J.

Marriage to Olwyn Noreen Cawood [registered in Don Valley, June 1942].
Death 8 November 1980 at The Shakespeare, 57 Allen Road, Stoke Newington, aged 60 years 77 days [registered in Hackney, London, December 1980]. confirmed by Probate

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Club Career

Club(s) Smith began his early career playing with Yorkshire Tar Distillers FC, before signing amateur forms with Arsenal FC in August 1939, turning professional just three months later. Smith joined Watford FC in June 1954. Joined Gravesend & Northfleet FC in May 1955 as player-manager, remaining until April 1960.
Club honours Football League Champions 1947-48, 1952-53; FA Cup winners 1949-50, runners-up 1951-52; FA Charity Shield winners 1948, 1953;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 6' 1", 11st. 12lbs [1951].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 699th players (699) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 260, 15 November 1950, England 4 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Roker Park, Association Road, Sunderland, aged 30 years 84 days.
Last match No. 275, 18 April 1953, England 2 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 32 years 238 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53;
Team honours British Championship shared 1951-52, 1952-53;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No further information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.228.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
8 6 5 540 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
6 4 2 0 19 7 +12 0 2 3.167 1.167 83.3 +4
all his matches were played in a white shirt

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 4 1 0 18 6 +12 0 2 3.60 1.20 90.0 +4
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3
Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 0 1 5.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1950-51 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1951-52 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1952-53 2 1 1 0 7 4 +3 0 0 3.50 2.00 75.0 +1
BC All 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3
5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3

Match History
 
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - six full appearances (540 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - six full appearances (540 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 30
1 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2
Roker Park, Sunderland
BC HW   3
  

one of three who became the 699th player (699) to appear for England.
one of two who became the twentieth Arsenal player to represent England

Age 31
2 266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC AD   3
3 267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0
Villa Park, Birmingham
BC HW   3
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD withdrawn starter
  

Age 32
4 274 12 November 1952 - England 5 Wales 2
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   3
5 275 26 November 1952 - England 5 Belgium 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   3
6 276 18 April 1953 - England 2 Scotland 2
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HD   3

unofficial  
withdrew injured - Buenos Aires XI 14 May 1953
277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
tour
Aab withdrew injured
278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 2, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AW
279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL
280 8 June 1953 - United States 3 England 6, Yankee Stadium, New York AW
  

  

 
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