Fred Goldsmith (Australian footballer)
|Date of birth||20 August 1932|
|Original team(s)||Spotswood (FDFL)|
|Height/Weight||183 cm / 83 kg|
|1951–1959||South Melbourne||119 (107)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
A fireman, Goldsmith started his career in 1951 as a half forward flanker, having been recruited by South Melbourne from Spotswood.
To the astonishment of all, in 1956, South Melbourne decided to play its 1955 Brownlow Medallist fullback at full-forward. He played at full-forward for the remainder of his career. In 1957, he was South Melbourne's leading goalkicker with 43 goals.
He was captain-coach of the Albury Football Club in the Ovens & Murray Football League from 1960 to 1965. In 1966 he played nine games with Port Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football Association.
He was selected as an interchange player in the South Melbourne/Sydney Swans's "Team of the Century"' announced on 8 August 2003.
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