Smith, Charlie

Birth Date

26th August 1915





Biographical Text

Charlie Smith’s only games for Exeter City were the five consecutive matches he played in the autumn of 1936. Formerly a player in the Devon and Exeter League he was later at Yeovil Town, Aberdeen and - after the war - Torquay United. 

Born in Cardiff, Charlie had been playing for Toc H in the Devon and Exeter League when he joined Exeter City as an amateur in 1935. Turning professional at the start of 1936/37 he made his debut against Luton Town in September 1936 and played in the next four matches. Described as a ‘pacy right-winger’ he also ran for Exeter Harriers.

Having spent two seasons at St James’ Park, Charlie signed for Yeovil Town and later followed the club’s manager to Aberdeen before - after guesting for a whole host of teams during the war - returning to Devon to make 23 league appearances for Torquay United in 1946/47. 

He also turned out for Dartmouth United and Newton Abbot Spurs whilst working as a self-employed insurance broker in Torquay. 

Charlie died on March 31 1984.





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