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Tommy Smart

Aston Villa FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 1 D 2 L 2 F 8: A 6
40% successful

1921-29

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Private Thomas Smart
Born 20 September 1896 in Blackheath, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire [registered in Dudley, December 1896].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Thomas is the second of three children and the only son to Joseph and Maria (nee Siviter), living at his grandparents home at 25 Halesowen Street in Blackheath area of Rowley Regis. His father is a boat loader at the local docks.

According to the 1911 census, Thomas, a blower in the glassworks, is now the second of seven children at home with their parents. His father is now a bricklayer at the same glassworks. They now live at 37 Halesowen Street.
According to his army records enlistment on 5 January 1915, Smart was a pipe welder still at 37 Halesowen Street. He was discharged 28 May 1916.

Died 10 June 1968, aged 71 years 264 days [registered in Warley West, Worcestershire, June 1968].
A 69 year-old Thomas Smart died two years previously in Rowley Regis.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 1lb [1915], 5' 10", 13st. 4lbs [1927/28].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career with Blackheath Town FC before being enlisted with the South Stafford Regiment in 1915 and also served with Field Artillery, where he also played his football. Joined Halesowen Town AFC when the war ended. Moving on to Aston Villa FC in January 1920 for a three hundred pound transfer fee. He retired after 405 league appearances and eight goals, in 1934, but was soon assisting Brierley Hill Alliance FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1919-20, runners-up 1923-24; Football League runners-up 1930-31, 1932-33;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 409th players (410) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 125, 9 April 1921, Scotland 3 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 24 years 201 days.
Last match No. 169, 20 November 1929, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 33 years 61 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1920-21, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1929-30;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. During the mid-1920's, he wrote weekly articles for the press. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.225.

 

Tommy Smart - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 4 450 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tommy Smart - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 2 1 0.00 1.500 25.0 -1
All - British Championship 5 1 2 2 8 6 +2 2 2 1.60 1.20 40.0 -1

 

Tommy Smart - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1923-24 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
BC 1924-25 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 5 1 2 2 8 6 +2 2 2 1.60 1.20 40.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 1 2 2 8 6 +2 2 2 1.60 1.20 40.0 -1
All 5 1 2 2 8 6 +2 2 2 1.60 1.20 40.0 -1

 

Tommy Smart - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 24
1 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start rb
Age 27
2 139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HL Start rb
3 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HD Start rb
Age 29
4 147 24 October 1925 - Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start rb

gap of four years, 27 days

Age 33
5 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham BC HW Start rb

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