Gary Smith (footballer, born 1971)

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Gary Smith
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-03-25) 25 March 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Falkirk 70 (0)
1991–1996 Aberdeen 141 (1)
1996–1997 Stade Rennais 14 (0)
1997–2000 Aberdeen 67 (1)
2000–2006 Hibernian 158 (1)
2006–2007 Cowdenbeath 10 (0)
2006–2007 Dundee (loan) 21 (1)
Total 481 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gary Smith (born 25 March 1971 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former Scottish footballer.

Career[edit]

Smith began his professional career at Falkirk, making his debut in 1989. He was snapped up by Aberdeen in 1991 and played in several cup finals for the Dons. He scored an own goal in the 1992 Scottish League Cup Final, which ultimately won the cup for Rangers.[1]

In 1996, he left for French club Rennes, before returning to Aberdeen in 1997. He signed for Hibernian in 2000 and despite falling out of favour with manager Franck Sauzée, re-established himself as a regular in the team under Bobby Williamson. After a solid spell at Hibs, Smith was allowed to leave Easter Road for Cowdenbeath in 2006. He was then loaned to Dundee from Cowdenbeath after he was passed over for the managerial position.[2]

Honours[edit]

Falkirk
Aberdeen

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKinney, David (26 October 1992). "Football: Smith's slip gives Rangers the prize". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Dundee get veteran defender Smith, BBC Sport.

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