Gordon Smith (footballer, born July 1954)

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This article is about the St Johnstone and Aston Villa defender. For the Rangers forward, and former chief executive of SFA, see Gordon Smith (footballer born September 1954).
Gordon Smith
Personal information
Full name Gordon Melville Smith[1]
Date of birth (1954-07-03)3 July 1954
Place of birth Partick, Scotland
Date of death 5 April 2014(2014-04-05) (aged 59)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Rangers B.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 St. Johnstone 112 (8)
1976–1979 Aston Villa 79 (0)
1979–1982 Tottenham Hotspur 38 (1)
1982–1984 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 (3)
1985 Pittsburgh Spirit 33 (0)
Total 313 (13)
National team
1975 Scotland U23 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Gordon Melville Smith (3 July 1954 – 5 April 2014) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a Full back.

Career[edit]

Born in Partick, he played in Scotland, England and the United States for Rangers B.C., St. Johnstone, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Pittsburgh Spirit.[2]

While with St Johnstone he gained four Scottish under-23 caps.[3]

Later life and death[edit]

Smith died on 5 April 2014 from natural causes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gordon Smith RIP". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "History - International Saints". St. Johnstone F.C. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 

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