John Smillie

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John Smillie
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-04-16) 16 April 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Forward / Defender
Youth career
1972–1973 De Anza College
1974–1975 San Jose State Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976 Portland Timbers 1 (0)
1977–1978 San Jose Earthquakes 13 (0)
1978–1979 Cincinnati Kids (indoor) 20 (14)
1980–1981 San Francisco Fog (indoor) 32 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Smillie (born April 16, 1954) is a retired Scottish-American soccer player who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League.

In 1972, Smillie began his collegiate soccer career at De Anza College before transferring to San Jose State University where he was a 1975 Second Team All American soccer player.[1] In 1976, the Portland Timbers selected Smillie in the first round of the North American Soccer League draft.[2] He transferred to the San Jose Earthquakes for the 1977 and 1978 seasons. In the fall of 1978, he moved indoors with the Cincinnati Kids of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He also played the 1980-1981 season with the San Francisco Fog of MISL.


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