Malcolm Smith (footballer, born 1953)

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Malcolm Smith
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Smith
Date of birth (1953-09-21) 21 September 1953 (age 65)
Place of birth Ferryhill, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1976 Middlesbrough 56 (11)
1975–1976Bury (loan) 5 (1)
1976Blackpool (loan) 8 (5)
1976Portland Timbers (loan) 19 (3)
1976–1980 Burnley 85 (17)
1980–1982 York City 35 (6)
Total 208 (43)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Malcolm Smith (born 21 September 1953) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker.


Smith joined Harry Potts' Blackpool on loan from Middlesbrough in January 1976. He made his first start for the club on 31 January, in a 2–2 draw with Hull City at Bloomfield Road. He scored his first goal for the club two games later, the second in a 2–0 home victory over Oxford United. He scored four more goals in the five games that followed, including both in a 2–1 win at Notts County on 20 March, in what was the final game of his loan spell.[1]

Smith joined Blackpool's Lancashire rivals Burnley later in the season.


  1. ^ Calley, Roy, Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, Breedon Books Sport (1992), pp.326–327
  • Malcolm Smith at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database