|Full name||Thomas George Smith|
|Date of birth||1851|
|Place of birth||Woolwich, England|
|Date of death||December 1909 (age 60)|
|1870–1876||Port Adelaide (Interclub)||≤ 34|
|1877–1881||Port Adelaide (SAFA)||69|
Thomas George Smith (1851 – December, 1909) was an Australian football player. He was a foundation player of the Port Adelaide Football Club in 1870 and was also an inaugural player in the club's first SAFA season. During the first three seasons of the SAFA, Thomas Smith won Port Adelaide's best and fairest award every year.
Thomas Smith was born in 1851 in Woolwich, England. His family brought him to Australia when he was three years old.
Thomas Smith was arguably the first star player for the Port Adelaide Football Club. He won three consecutive best and fairest for Port Adelaide during the first three years of the South Australian Football Association (later SANFL) from 1877 to 1879.
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