Bobby Smith (footballer, born 1870)

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Bobby Smith
Personal information
Full name Robert Smith[1]
Date of birth 1870[1]
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Newcastle Swifts
1891 Stoke 1 (0)
1892 Burslem Port Vale 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Smith (born 1870; date of death unknown) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke.[1]


Smith was born in Stoke-upon-Trent and played for Newcastle Swifts before joining Stoke in 1891.[1] He played one match in the Football League which came in a 3–1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers during the 1891–92 season where he played in place of the injured Davy Brodie.[1] He was released soon after and joined Burslem Port Vale where he failed to make a first team appearance.[1]

Career statistics[edit]


Club Division Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke The Football League 1891–92 1 0 0 0 1 0
Burslem Port Vale Second Division 1892–93 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Bobby Smith profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)