Andy Smith (footballer, born 1890)

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Andy Smith
Personal information
Full name Andrew Walter Smith
Date of birth April 1890
Place of birth London, England
Date of death April 1968 (aged 77–78)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
Langley Green Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Crosswell's Brewery
1912–1919 Birmingham 54 (33)
1919–1923 West Bromwich Albion 79 (20)
1923 Stoke 5 (0)
1923 Wigan Borough 3 (1)
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0 (0)
Total 141 (54)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Walter Smith (April 1890 – 1968) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre forward or inside right. He scored 54 goals from 141 appearances in the Football League.[1]

Career[edit]

Smith was born in Camberwell, London. He joined Birmingham as an amateur in 1912 and turned professional two years later. Before the First World War interrupted his career, he played two full seasons and was Birmingham's leading goalscorer in each. He made guest appearances for Manchester City during the war. Before League football resumed post-war he moved to West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £100, and helped them to their first (and as of 2016 only) League championship. He scored both goals in the 1920 FA Charity Shield victory against Second Division champions Tottenham Hotspur. In 1923 he moved to Stoke, followed by Wigan Borough and Bournemouth, but hardly played.

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season League FA Cup Charity Shield Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham 1912–13 Second Division 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 2
1913–14 Second Division 18 10 0 0 0 0 18 10
1914–15 Second Division 30 21 5 3 0 0 35 24
Total 54 33 5 3 0 0 59 36
West Bromwich Albion 1919–20 First Division 29 7 0 0 0 0 29 7
1920–21 First Division 28 7 1 0 1 2 30 9
1921–22 First Division 19 5 0 0 0 0 19 5
1922–23 First Division 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 79 20 1 0 1 2 81 22
Stoke 1922–23 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1923–24 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Wigan Borough 1923–24 Third Division North 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Career total 141 54 6 3 1 2 148 59

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Andy Smith profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)