Bobby Smith (footballer, born 1933)

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This article is about the England international footballer. For the Irish footballer, see Bobby Smith (Irish footballer). For the football manager, see Bobby Smith (football manager).
Bobby Smith
Bobby Smith c. 1990 (age 57)
Personal information
Full name Robert Alfred Smith
Date of birth (1933-02-22)22 February 1933
Place of birth Lingdale, England
Date of death 18 September 2010(2010-09-18) (aged 77)
Place of death Enfield, England
Playing position Centre-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1955 Chelsea 74 (23)
1955–1964 Tottenham Hotspur 271 (176)
1964–1965 Brighton & Hove Albion 31 (19)
National team
1961–1964 England 15 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert Alfred Smith (22 February 1933 – 18 September 2010) was an English footballer.

Bobby Smith was born in Lingdale, North Yorkshire, England. He was a barnstorming centre-forward but also had flair. He represented Chelsea (1950–1955), Tottenham Hotspur (1955–1964) and Brighton & Hove Albion (1964–1965), scoring 218 goals in 376 league appearances. He won 15 full international caps and scored 13 goals for England, which included two goals in the 9-3 defeat of Scotland at Wembley in 1961.

He was an integral part of Bill Nicholson's famous double winning Tottenham team of 1960/1961 (scoring in the final of the FA Cup), which went onto retain the FA Cup in the 1962 FA Cup Final (scoring in the FA Cup Final again) and win the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Smith published a book in 2002 to celebrate his achievements. He died on 18 September 2010 following a short illness at a hospital in Enfield, London.[1]


  1. ^ Bobby Smith THFC official website, Accessed 11 June 2013

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