Alex Smith (footballer, born 1938)

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Alex Smith
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-10-29) 29 October 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Lancaster,[1] England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1961 Weymouth ? (?)
1961–1962 Accrington Stanley F.C. 0 (0)
1962–1967? Bolton Wanderers 19 (0)
1967?–1976? Halifax Town 341 (0)
1976?–1977? Preston North End 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alex Smith (born 29 October 1938) is an English-born footballer who played as a goalkeeper in the Football League in the 1960s and 1970s, notably with Halifax Town.[1]

He was the Accrington Stanley goalkeeper in all their games in the 1961-62 season,[2] but following their resignation from the league, their results were expunged and he is not shown officially to have played any league games for them.[1]

After Accrington's demise he moved to Bolton Wanderers, and then on to Halifax Town for whom he made over 300 league appearances. His final league club was Preston North End.[1]

He later became the goalkeeping coach at Bolton's academy, leaving the club in 2009, and he then went to run his family-owned Bolton Bed Centre store.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ a b Simon Burnton (6 March 2010). "6 March 1962: Accrington Stanley resign from the Football League". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 

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