Thomas Smith (English footballer)

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Thomas Smith
Personal information
Full nameThomas Smith [1]
Date of birth 1869 [1]
Place of birth Ecclesfield, Sheffield, England [1]
Playing position Outside right / inside right
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1889–1890 Ecclesfield
1891–1892 Sheffield United 0 (0)
1892–1900 Barnsley 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Smith (1869 – after 1900) was a footballer who played as an outside right or inside right for both Sheffield United and Barnsley in the nineteenth century.

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Born in Ecclesfield on the outskirts of Sheffield, [1] Smith had played for his local side from 1889 until around 1890. [1] He was signed by Sheffield United in November 1891 but failed to break into the first team and left the following summer. [1] He moved to Barnsley where he played regularly for several seasons and featured in their first season in the Football League, making eleven appearances in the competition all together. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 300. ISBN   978-1-874718-69-7.