Andy Smailes

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Andy Smailes
Personal information
Full name Andrew Smailes
Date of birth (1896-05-21)21 May 1896
Place of birth Radcliffe, Northumberland, England
Date of death 1978
Place of death Cardiff, Wales
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??-1919 Blyth Spartans
1919–1922 Newcastle United 73 (30)
1922–1923 Sheffield Wednesday 37 (13)
1923-1929 Bristol City 162 (14)
1929–1932 Rotherham United 26 (1)
Teams managed
1934-1952 Rotherham United trainer
1952-1958 Rotherham United manager
1959-1961 Scarborough manager
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew "Andy" Smailes (born 21 May 1896 in Radcliffe, England and died 1978 in Cardiff, Wales) was an English footballer who played as a left half. He made over 290 Football League appearances in the years after the First World War.[1]


Andy Smailes initially played as an inside forward for Blyth Spartans. Smailes joined Newcastle United for £300 in October 1919. Smailes joined Sheffield Wednesday for £1,500 in October 1922. Alex Raisbeck signed Smailes in October 1923 for Bristol City in an exchange deal with Billy Walker.[2][3] Smailes moved on to Rotherham United in August 1929. After retiring Smailes spent 18 years as trainer at Rotherham United before succeeding Reg Freeman as manager in August 1952. Smailes resigned as manager of Rotherham United in October 1958. Smailes also managed Scarborough for two years.


with Bristol City


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 – 1939. Tony Brown. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Woods, David; Edwards, Leigh (1997). Bristol City FC The First 100 years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5. 
  3. ^ Woods, David (1994). Bristol Babe The First 100 years of Bristol City FC. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-95-X.