Alex Smith (footballer, born 1940)
|Full name||Alexander Smith|
|Date of birth||11 December 1940|
|Place of birth||Scotland|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Smith was signed to Dunfermline in May 1958 by then manager Andy Dickson from junior side Dunbar United. He made his debut in September that year against Raith Rovers; however, the game was abandoned.
During his eight-year spell at East End Park he made 298 appearances and scored 98 goals. He won the 1961 Scottish Cup and played in the Scottish Cup final 1965 and European matches against the likes of Valencia and Athletic Bilbao.
In August 1966, Smith signed for Rangers for a then Scottish record transfer fee of £55,000. He made his debut on 13 August in a Scottish League Cup match versus Hibernian. He would stay at the club until in 1969 and make 68 appearances and score 26 goals, including playing in the 1967 European Cup Winners' Cup Final. Indeed in that season he was top scorer for the club with 23 goals.
In 2010, a short documentary was made about Alex Smith and his football career.
- "Scotland U20 (Matt Smith) - Scottish Rugby Union". Retrieved 22 February 2017.