Percy Smith (footballer)
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|Full name||Percy James Smith|
|Date of birth||1880|
|Place of birth||Burbage, Hinckley, England|
|Date of death||18 April 1959|
|Place of death||Watford, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Centre half|
|1902–1910||Preston North End||240||(94)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He started his playing career with Hinckley Town before joining Preston in 1902. He quickly achieved success, helping Preston to the Second Division title in 1904, becoming the division's top scorer in the process with 26 goals, and to the runners-up position in the Football League in 1906.
After eight seasons at Preston, he moved to local rivals Blackburn Rovers in 1910, where he again achieved success claiming the League title in 1912 and again in 1914, as well as reaching the FA Cup Semi-finals in 1911 and 1912.
At Spurs he achieved modest success, guiding the team to the runners-up position in Division Two in 1933 and to third place in the First Division in 1934, only to be relegated back to Division Two in the following season.
As a player
As a manager
- "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.