Tom Smith (footballer, born 1876)

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Tom Smith
Personal information
Full name Thomas Smith
Date of birth 26 November 1876
Place of birth Maryport, Cumberland, England
Date of death 1937
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1895–1897 Preston North End 53 (8)
?–? Tottenham Hotspur ? (?)
1903–? Preston North End 8 (3)
?–? Carlisle United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tom Smith (26 November 1876 – 1937) was a professional footballer who played for Preston North End, Tottenham Hotspur and Carlisle United.[1]

Tom Smith's Tottenham Hotspur 1901 FA Cup Winning Medal is up for Auction on 26 October 2015 at Graham Budd Auctions, London.

Football career[edit]

Smith began his career at Preston North End in 1895 where he played 53 matches and scored on eight occasions up till 1897. The outside right went on to join Tottenham Hotspur. Whilst at Preston, Smith played alongside his namesake, who subsequently joined Southampton.

Smith featured in both matches in the 1901 FA Cup Final and scored the second Lilywhite's goal in their cup winning replay. He rejoined Preston in 1903 and played a further eight matches and scoring three goals. He later played for Carlisle United before ending his career at Maryport Tradesmen.

Personal life[edit]

Smith is the older brother of James Lomas, who played rugby league for Salford, and captained the first Great Britain team to tour Australia and New Zealand.[2]


Tottenham Hotspur


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 244. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  2. ^ Morris, Graham (2011). The King of Brilliance : James Lomas - A Rugby League Superstar. London League Publications. ISBN 9781903659571.  Smith's mother, Sarah, had previously been married to John Smith, who was reportedly lost at sea in October 1870. Sarah subsequently met James Lomas senior, but they could not marry until Sarah's husband was officially declared dead. Morris surmises that "it is highly probable that Tom was their first child and, because they were not then wed, he inherited his mother's surname."

Evening News & Star 12/10/2015