Thomas Smith (Scottish footballer)

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Thomas Smith
Personal information
Full nameThomas Greig Smith [1]
Date of birth 20 March 1908
Place of birth Eastwood, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1929–1935 Queen's Park 144 (0)
1935–1936 Ayr United 18 (0)
1936–1938 St Bernard's 68 (8)
National team
1932–1937 Scotland Amateurs 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Greig Smith was a Scottish amateur football goalkeeper who made over 140 appearances in the Scottish League for Queen's Park. [1] [2] He represented Scotland at amateur level. [3]

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by the goalkeeper moving into the path of the ball and either catching it or directing it away from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are able to use their hands, making them the only players on the field permitted to handle the ball. The special status of goalkeepers is indicated by them wearing different coloured kits from their teammates.

Scottish Football League former league in Scotland

The Scottish Football League (SFL) was a league featuring professional and semi-professional football clubs mostly from Scotland. From its foundation in 1890 until the breakaway Scottish Premier League (SPL) was formed in 1998, the SFL represented the top level of football in Scotland. After 1998, the SFL represented levels 2 to 4 of the Scottish football league system. In June 2013, the SFL merged with the SPL to form the Scottish Professional Football League.

Personal life

Smith attended Shawlands Academy. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "QPFC.com – A Historical Queen's Park FC Website". www.qpfc.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
  3. "FORGOTTEN GLORIES – British Amateur Internationals 1901–1974" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  4. "Smith TG Image 1 Queen's Park 1934". Vintage Footballers. Retrieved 25 December 2018.