Len Smelt

Leonard Smelt (7 December 1883 – 8 February 1933) was an English professional association footballer who played as a full back.

Len Smelt
Personal information
Full name Leonard Smelt
Date of birth 7 December 1883
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Date of death 8 February 1933(1933-02-08) (aged 49)
Height 5 ft 9+12 in (1.77 m)[1]
Position(s) Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1909 Gainsborough Trinity 7 (1)
Sutton Junction
Rotherham Town
Chesterfield
Gainsborough Trinity
1919–1926 Burnley 229 (0)
1926–1927 Barrow 37 (0)
1927–? Frickley
Hurst
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Smelt's final game for Burnley, the 'Clarets' was on 18 April 1925 at the age of 41 years and 132 days.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Centaurus (22 August 1921). "First Division prospects. Burnley". Athletic News. Manchester. p. 5.
  2. ^ "History Re-Written". Burnley Football Club. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939.