Jack Smith (footballer born 1882)
|Full name||John Smith|
|Date of birth||1882|
|Place of birth||Wednesfield, England|
|Date of death||Not known|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
John "Jack" Smith (1882 – after 1911) was an English professional footballer who scored 39 goals in 110 appearances in First Division of the Football League playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham. He played as a forward.
Smith was born in Wednesfield, Staffordshire, and played for Cannock and for Stafford Road before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1906. He scored twice on his debut in the Football League on the opening day of the 1902–03 season, in a 3–0 home win against Derby County. He continued to score at a respectable rate, and two seasons later was Wolves' leading scorer jointly with Billy Wooldridge. In April 1906, with Wolves' relegation from the First Division confirmed, Smith joined fellow First Division club Birmingham; they still had three games left to play, in which he contributed one goal. However, as a short, stocky man he did not fit in with Birmingham's style of play, and less than a year later he moved on, to Southern League club Bristol Rovers. In his only season with Rovers he scored 10 goals in 31 Southern League games, and then embarked on a tour of the Southern League, playing in turn for Norwich City, Luton Town, Millwall and Coventry City.
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