Clement Smith (footballer)

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Clement Smith
Personal information
Full name Clement Smith[1]
Date of birth 28 June 1910[1]
Place of birth Wath-upon-Dearne, England[1]
Date of death 1970 (aged 60)
Playing position Inside-right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1935 South Kirkby
1935–1936 Halifax Town 55 (12)
1937 Chester 26 (3)
1937–1939 Stoke City 25 (7)
Total 106 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Clement "Clem" Smith (28 June 1910 – 1970) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Chester, Halifax Town and Stoke City[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Wath-upon-Dearne, England Smith started his football career with South Kirkby,[2] where his goals lead the club to the final of the Yorkshire League Cup where South Kirkby faced Halifax Town, who promptly signed him.[3] He spent two years with the "Shaymen" before joining Chester in 1937[1] for £1,000.[4] 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.[1] He made 25 appearances for Stoke scoring seven goals.[1] After the league was cancelled due to World War II Smith decided to retire from football.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[5]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Halifax Town 1935–36 Third Division North 23 3 0 0 23 3
1936–37 Third Division North 32 9 1 0 33 9
Total 55 12 1 0 56 12
Chester 1937–38 Third Division North 26 3 1 0 27 0
Stoke City[1] 1937–38 First Division 5 1 0 0 5 1
1938–39 First Division 20 6 0 0 20 6
Total 25 7 0 0 25 7
Career Total 106 22 2 0 108 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ "South Kirkby Colliery (Almost) Complete History". Matthew Thomas. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "New Man For Halifax Town". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 20 May 1935. p. 15. 
  4. ^ "Stoke City's New Forward". Sheffield Independent. 12 March 1938. p. 10. 
  5. ^ Clement Smith profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)