George Smith (footballer born 1945)

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George Smith
Personal information
Full name George Smith
Date of birth (1945-10-07)7 October 1945
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1965 Newcastle United 0 (0)
1965–1967 Barrow 92 (11)
1967–1969 Portsmouth 64 (3)
1969–1971 Middlesbrough 74 (0)
1971–1973 Birmingham City 39 (0)
1973–1975 Cardiff City 45 (1)
1975–1977 Swansea City 88 (8)
1977–1980 Hartlepool United[1] 85 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Smith (born 7 October 1945 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English former professional football midfielder.

Smith began his career with his local club Newcastle United although he failed to make the first team and left in March 1965 to join Barrow. He went on to play for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Birmingham City, Cardiff City and Swansea City, where he became a central figure in the club's growth,[2] before finishing his career at Hartlepool United Following his retirement as a player Brown joined the Hartlepool coaching staff.[3] Later he became a scout for Stoke City.[4]


  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946-1981, 480, p. 312
  3. ^ Profile
  4. ^ Whatever happened to ? ...the unlikely lads