|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.
Port Adelaide Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club based in Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia. The club's senior team plays in the Australian Football League (AFL), whilst its reserves team competes in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Port Adelaide is the oldest professional sporting club in South Australia and the fifth-oldest club in the AFL. Since the club's founding on 12 May 1870, the club has won 36 South Australian league premierships, including six in a row. The club also won the Champions of Australia competition on a record four occasions. After successfully winning an AFL licence in 1994 the club began competing in the Australian Football League in 1997 as the only pre-existing non-Victorian club—and has subsequently added the 2004 AFL premiership to its achievements.
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.
The South Australian National Football League, or SANFL, is an Australian rules football league based in the Australian state of South Australia. It is also the governing body for the sport of Australian rules football in South Australia.
Outside of football Smith was a tailor who worked on Commercial Road Port Adelaide.
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