Steve Smith (footballer, born 1946)

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Steve Smith
Personal information
Full nameStephen Smith
Date of birth (1946-04-28) 28 April 1946 (age 74)
Place of birth Huddersfield, England
Position(s) Left-Back
Midfielder
Youth career
1961–1964 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1964–1977 Huddersfield Town 342 (30)
1974–1975Bolton Wanderers (loan) 3 (0)
1977–1979 Halifax Town 81 (4)
1979–1987 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1987 Huddersfield Town
2001 Bradford City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stephen "Steve" Smith (born 28 April 1946 in Huddersfield) is an English former professional footballer and football manager. He played football as a player for Huddersfield Town and Halifax Town. He also coached Huddersfield Town and Bradford City, the latter as caretaker.

Smith has the unique distinction of being the only person from Huddersfield to manage Huddersfield Town.[ citation needed ] He was at Huddersfield for over 25 years during two spells as a player from 1964 to 1977 and as a non-contract player from 1979 and 1987, which included a 10-month spell as manager, as well as positions as reserve team coach, youth team coach and chief scout. On 26 April 2012 it was announced he was returning to the club as Head of Academy Recruitment.


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