Brian Smith (footballer, born 1955)

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Brian Smith
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-09-12)12 September 1955
Place of birth Bolton, England
Date of death August 2013 (aged 57)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1979 Bolton Wanderers 49 (3)
1977 Bradford City (loan) 8 (0)
1978 Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 20 (4)
1979–1980 Blackpool 19 (1)
1980–1981 Bournemouth 40 (2)
1981–1982 Bury 6 (0)
Salisbury
Total 142 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Smith (12 September 1955 – August 2013) was an English professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Bolton, Smith played for Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, Tulsa Roughnecks, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Bury and Salisbury.[1][2]

Bradford City[edit]

He joined Bradford City on loan from Bolton in October 1977, and left in December 1977.[3] For them he made 8 appearances in the Football League.[4]

Death[edit]

Smith's death was announced on 3 September 2013. He had died the previous month at the age of 57, following a brief illness.[5]

Sources[edit]

  • Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-38-0. 
  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd. ISBN 1-873626-07-X. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Profile". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Frost, p. 407
  4. ^ Frost, p. 388
  5. ^ "Club statement: Brian Smith". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.