John Smith (footballer, born 1939)

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John Smith
John Smith West Ham United footballer.jpg
Personal information
Full name John Smith
Date of birth (1939-01-04)4 January 1939
Place of birth Shoreditch, London, England
Date of death 1988
Playing position wing half & inside forward
Youth career
-1956 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956-1960 West Ham United 127 (20)
1960-1964 Tottenham Hotspur 21 (1)
1964-1965 Coventry City 35 (1)
1965-1966 Leyton Orient 39 (3)
1966-1968 Torquay United 68 (8)
1968-1971 Swindon Town 84 (9)
1971-1972 Walsall 13 (1)
1973-1974 Dundalk F.C. 17 (1)
Teams managed
1973-1974 Dundalk F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Smith (1939–1988) was a footballer, a West Ham Academy product who was born in Shoreditch, London. He made 136 appearances for the club between 1956 and 1960, playing right half and inside right. He scored 23 goals for the east London club before being transferred to Tottenham Hotspur where he was one of 17 players to represent the club in their Double winning season of 1960-61.[1] Smith played in the Swindon Town side which beat Arsenal in the 1969 Football League Cup Final.

At the time of his death he was the steward of McVitie's social club in Park Royal, North West London.


Swindon Town


  1. ^ The Double squad Retrieved 15 April 2014

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