Dave Smith (footballer, born 1943)
|Full name||David Bruce Smith|
|Date of birth||14 November 1943|
|Place of birth||Aberdeen, Scotland|
|1975–1976||Arcadia Shepherds F.C.|
|1976||Los Angeles Aztecs||15||(0)|
|1966–1970||Scottish League XI||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Primarily a left sided midfielder, Smith started his playing career for Aberdeen and moved to Rangers in August 1966 for a fee of £50,000. During his time at Ibrox, he made 303 appearances winning the Scottish League Cup in 1971, the Scottish Cup in 1973 and, most notably, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1972. That year, he was voted the Scottish Football Writers' Association's Player of the year.
Smith left Ibrox in November 1974 for Arbroath, where he took up a player-coach role. He went on to become a player-manager at Berwick Rangers in 1976 and, while there, he transformed the club's fortunes, guiding them to the Scottish Second Division championship in 1979. He left Berwick in 1980 and subsequently managed Huntly, Gala Fairydean and Whitehill Welfare.