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Tommy Smith

Liverpool FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 0: A 0
50% successful

1971

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Thomas Smith MBE
Birth Thursday, 5 April 1945 at Arkles Lane, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool North, June 1945].
Marriage to Susanne Gough, at the St. Margaret's Church of England Church in the Anfield area of Liverpool [registered in Liverpool North, September 1964].
Death Friday, 12 April 2019, in Liverpool from the effects of Dementia, aged 74 years 5 days.
Smith suffered from Alzheimer's disease, which was diagnosed in October 2014.

Source

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

Biographies Anfield Iron - Tommy Smith (Bantam, May 2009)

Playing Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Liverpool, and became a part of the Anfield groundstaff in May 1960. He signed professional forms with Liverpool FC in April 1962. Eventually made the club captain. He made 467 league appearances, scoring 36 goals. His time at Liverpool was only interrupted by a spell in the 1976 summer with Tampa Bay Rowdies, where he made seventeen NASL appearances. After leaving Liverpool in 1978, Smith returned to the NASL and made twelve appearances for the Los Angeles Aztecs. He returned to England and Swansea City FC in August 1978, becoming the player-coach in August 1979. He retired two months later because of a persistent knee injury having made 36 league appearances, scoring twice in Division Three.
Club honours Football League Division One Champions 1963-64, 1965-66, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, runners-up 1968-69, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78; FA Charity Shield shared 1964, 1965, 1974, 1977, winners 1966, 1976, runners-up 1971; FA Cup winners 1964-65, 1973-74, runners-up 1970-71, 1976-77; European Cup Winners Cup runners-up 1965-66; UEFA Cup winners 1972-73, 1975-76; European Champions Cup winners 1976-77, 1977-78; European Super Cup winners 1977, runners-up 1978; Football League Cup runners-up 1977-78; Division Three third place 1978-79;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 10", 13st. 0lbs [1971].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 875th players (875) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
Only match No. 454, 19 May 1971, England 0 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 26 years 44 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1966 (standby); British Championships 1970-71;
Team honours British Championships winners 1970-71;
Individual honours England U23 (ten appearances, two goals, 1965-68), England Youth
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Had a spell coaching the youths at Liverpool FC before finally leaving the game. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.229.

 

The Numbers
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
starts sub bench mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 1 1 1 0 0 90 0 none none none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

Match Record

Venue, Colour & Comp. P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
White shirt
British Championship
1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1970-71 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

Match History
 
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Manager: Sir Alf Ramsey - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 21
Alf Ramsey named his provisional list of forty players on 7 April 1966. He then named a provisional squad of 28 on 6 May to attend Lilleshall. Tommy Smith was one of the twelve cut, but asked to remain on standby.

Age 22
419 24 February 1968 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC/ ECP AD training
squad member

Age 26
452 12 May 1971 - England 5 Malta 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley ECP HW squad/sub ?
453 15 May 1971 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW squad/sub ?
1 454 19 May 1971 - England 0 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HD Start 4
455 22 May 1971 - England 3 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW squad/sub ?

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