Alan Smith (footballer, born 1921)

Alan Smith (15 October 1921 – 27 May 2019) was an English professional football outside left who played in the Football League for Brentford, Arsenal and Leyton Orient.[3]

Alan Smith
Personal information
Full name Alan Smith[1]
Date of birth (1921-10-15)15 October 1921
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of death 27 May 2019(2019-05-27) (aged 97)[2]
Place of death East Sussex, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946 Arsenal 3 (0)
1946–1949 Brentford 13 (4)
Leyton Orient 6 (1)
Ashford Town (Kent)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal lifeEdit

After leaving football, Smith worked for a time at a uranium mine in Canada, as a painter and decorator and for the London Electricity Board.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 1946–47[4] First Division 3 0 3 0
Brentford 1946–47[5] First Division 10 3 4 0 14 3
1948–49[5] Second Division 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 13 4 4 0 17 4
Career total 16 4 4 0 20 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alan Smith". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Alan Smith: 1921 – 2019". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 147. ISBN 978-0955294914.
  4. ^ "Alan Smith". 11v11.com. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 379–380. ISBN 0951526200.