Jeff Smith (footballer, born 1935)
|Full name||Jeffrey Edward Smith|
|Date of birth||8 December 1935|
|Place of birth||Macclesfield, England|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Life and career
Smith was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and began his football career as a junior with Sheffield United. He turned professional with that club, but played only once in the Second Division – in a 5–1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on 1 December 1956 – before moving on to Lincoln City, also a Second Division club, in February 1958.
He played regularly for Lincoln at left back, remaining with the club as they fell from the Second to the Fourth Division. When Lincoln were relegated to the Third Division in 1961, the Daily Mirror commented that there were "several talented players in the side – notably young inside right Roger Holmes and sound left back Jeff Smith". He was released in 1967, having scored twice from 351 games in all senior competitions, a total which at the time placed him second behind Tony Emery in Lincoln's all-time appearances list.
- "Jeff Smith". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- "Sheffield United: 1946/47–2011/12". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- "Matchdetails from Liverpool – Sheffield United played on 01.12.1956". LFChistory. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- Harley, George (10 April 1961). "Wild kick sinks Lincoln". Daily Mirror. p. 21.
- "Most appearances in all competitions for LCFC". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 15 January 2013. Note that the source includes appearances in wartime football.
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