Smart, Richard

Birth Date

19th June 1921

Birthplace

Bishop Auckland, England

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Exeter City manager George Roughton had spent many months trying to sign Smart, and he was eventually successful in August 1946, securing the forward’s signature from Northern Amateur League club, Stanley United. Smart had netted 86 goals for Stanley in the 1945-46 season.

He made his debut for Exeter City in the final match of the 1946-47 season, a 2-1 defeat at Walsall in May 1947. He was to play a further 127 matches, scoring three goals in the season after.

His best season for the Grecians was to be 1949-50 when he netted 13 league goals goals in 25 starts.

Smart was released at the end of the 1951-52 season and signed for Bideford. He then signed for Ilfracombe Town in October 1953.

Richard Smart died in 2003.

Appearances

103

Goals

33

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