Terry Smith (Australian footballer)

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Terry Smith
Personal information
Date of birth 6 February 1959
Date of death 19 September 2006(2006-09-19) (aged 47)
Original team(s) Tyntynder
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1980–1982 Richmond 050 (14)
1983–1985 St Kilda 044 (25)
1986 Richmond 006 0(1)
Total 100 (40)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1986.
Career highlights
  • Richmond Premiership Player 1980
  • Richmond Under 19s Premiership Player 1977
  • Interstate games:- 1
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Terry Smith (6 February 1959 – 19 September 2006) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Smith was recruited from Tyntynder (a small town near Swan Hill) and debuted with the Richmond Football Club in 1980. He tasted success immediately, being part of Richmond's 1980 premiership side playing off half-back.

In 1983 he moved to the St Kilda Football Club where he made a name for himself as a ruck-rover,[1] and after three seasons with the Saints, he returned to Richmond for his final VFL season in 1986. He played 100 VFL games in total, 56 with the Tigers and 44 with the Saints.

Smith died on 19 September 2006 from cancer, aged 47. He was described by Tigers teammate Michael Roach as "one of those blokes people liked to be around and liked to have a beer with".[2]


  1. ^ Russell Holmesby and Jim Main, The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers (2005). ISBN 1-86350-243-2
  2. ^ Catalano, Christian (26 September 2006). "A Tiger of old remembered by former teammates". The Age. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2018.


  • Hogan P., The Tigers Of Old, Richmond F.C., Melbourne, 1996