Phil Smith (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Philip James Smith|
|Date of birth||15 October 1946|
|Place of birth||Geelong Victoria|
|Date of death||31 January 2010(aged 63)|
|Original team(s)||Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)|
|Height / weight||188 cm / 86 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Phil Smith (15 October 1946 – 31 January 2010) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL), West Perth in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL) and Woodville Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
Smith was recruited from Geelong Football League (GFL) club Newtown & Chilwell and, while making his senior VFL debut in 1968, he spent most of his time at Geelong in the reserves, making just four senior appearances in his first two seasons. Smith managed eight VFL games in the 1970 VFL season from which he kicked all of his 17 career goals.
West Perth recruited Smith in 1971 and, playing as a full-forward, he was their leading-goalkicker for three successive seasons. He kicked 84 goals in 1973 to win the Bernie Naylor Medal but missed that year's WANFL Grand Final, which West Perth lost to Subiaco. Smith was however a member of the 1971 West Perth premiership team. He played at Woodville in 1974 and was their best forward with 53 goals.