Clement Smith (footballer)
|Full name||Clement Smith|
|Date of birth||28 June 1910|
|Place of birth||Wath-upon-Dearne, England|
|Date of death||1970 (aged 60)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Wath-upon-Dearne, England Smith started his football career with South Kirkby, where his goals lead the club to the final of the Yorkshire League Cup where South Kirkby faced Halifax Town, who promptly signed him. He spent two years with the "Shaymen" before joining Chester in 1937 for £1,000. He impressed at Chester which led to Stoke City paying £2,000 for Smith's services to provide back up for Freddie Steele and George Antonio. He made 25 appearances for Stoke scoring seven goals. After the league was cancelled due to World War II Smith decided to retire from football.
|Halifax Town||1935–36||Third Division North||23||3||0||0||23||3|
|1936–37||Third Division North||32||9||1||0||33||9|
|Chester||1937–38||Third Division North||26||3||1||0||27||0|
|Stoke City||1937–38||First Division||5||1||0||0||5||1|
- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
- "South Kirkby Colliery (Almost) Complete History". Matthew Thomas. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
- "New Man For Halifax Town". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 20 May 1935. p. 15.
- "Stoke City's New Forward". Sheffield Independent. 12 March 1938. p. 10.
- Clement Smith profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)