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Gilbert Smith

Oxford University FC & Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC

20 appearances, 11 goals

P 20 W 14 D 3 L 3 F x: A x
78% successful

1893-1901

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
13

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Profile

Full name Gilbert Oswald Smith

Notes

[not to be confused with a 1877 born Gilbert Oswald Smith, who was subsequently executed in 1912, for murdering his wife!]
Born 25 November 1872 in Croydon, Surrey [registered in Croydon, December 1872].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Gilbert is the youngest of eight children to scotsman Robert and Margaret.  Living at Chesham House in Croydon along with four four servants.  His father is a retired Indian Merchant.

According to the 1891 census, Gilbert is a scholar at Charterhouse School, and is still living with five older siblings and now his widowed mother.  With five servants also living at Kilcott, Holloway Vale in Godalming.

According to the 1901 census, Gilbert Oswald was an assistant schoolmaster, alongside William J. Oakley, both living at Tent Cottage at the Ludgrove Preparatory School.

According to the 1911 census, Gilbert is the headmaster at the Ludgrove Preparatory School, William Oakley is one of his assistants.

Died 6 December 1943 in Yaldhurst, Lymington, Hampshire, aged 71 years 11 days [registered in New Forest, December 1943].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 10st. 9lbs [1901].

Source

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

Biographies Smith, Gilbert Oswald (1872�1943) - Edward Grayson (Oxford University Press, 2004); - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Club Career

Club(s) Played football and attended Oxford (Keble) University. The greatest centre-forward of all time... Also played magnificently for the Corinthians FC, a 113 goals in 141 matches.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup runners-up 1894-95, winner 1896-97;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 199th players (204) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 47, 25 February 1893, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Birmingham, aged 20 years 92 days.
Last match No. 73, 30 March 1901, England 2 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 28 years 125 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Gilbert Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - min - 13
poss. 15
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.

 

Gilbert Smith - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gilbert Smith - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gilbert Smith - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gilbert Smith - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gilbert Smith - Match History
 Club:   F.C. - x full caps

Coach: x - x full capsx

Age x
1 - x - x, x x x x x
Age 2x
9 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield BC HW Start inj. off 45 cf

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