Smith, William

Birth Date

11th November 1888

Birthplace

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Described as a thrustful, bustling forward, Smith played for Todbrok, winners of the Newcastle Schools competition. On leaving school he signed for Dentonbourne and from there joined Jarrow.

In the summer of 1909 he signed for South Shields Adelaide and scored 22 goals for them in the North Eastern League. He joined Exeter City in the summer of 1910.

Smith made his debut for the Grecians in a 1-0 defeat at Leyton in a Southern League fixture in September 1910.

He was to stay just for one season though and at the end of it signed for Burnley.

Appearances

12

Goals

4

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