Bobby Smith (footballer, born 1933)
Bobby Smith c. 1990 (age 57)
|Full name||Robert Alfred Smith|
|Date of birth||22 February 1933|
|Place of birth||Lingdale, North Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Date of death||18 September 2010(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Enfield, London, England|
|1964–1965||Brighton & Hove Albion||31||(19)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Smith was born in Lingdale, North Riding of Yorkshire, and was spotted by Chelsea when playing for Redcar Boys' Club. He signed professional for the London club in 1950. He scored 23 League goals in 74 appearances, and seven FA Cup goals in twelve appearances. Despite the fact he never really became established as a regular with Chelsea between 1950 and 1955, Tottenham Hotspur paid £18,000 for his transfer in December 1955.
Smith was an integral part of Bill Nicholson's famous double winning Tottenham team of 1960/1961. He was Tottenham's top scorer in the double-winning season, with 33 goals scored in 43 games, including in the first of the two goals in the 1961 FA Cup Final. The team also went on to retain the FA Cup in 1962 (scoring in the Final again) and win the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. He is one of Spurs' all-time top goal scorers, second only to Jimmy Greaves, with 208 goals scored in 317 senior matches, including 12 hat-tricks.
Smith played for Brighton & Hove Albion from 1964 to 1965, scoring 19 goals in 31 appearances.
Smith won 15 full international caps for England which included two goals in the 9–3 defeat of Scotland at Wembley in 1961. He played for England from 1960 to 1963, scoring 13 goals.
Smith published a book in 2002 to celebrate his achievements, Memories of Spurs, with a foreword by Jimmy Greaves.
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- Obituary of Bobby Smith, The Daily Telegraph, 22 September 2010
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