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Joe Smith

Bolton Wanderers FC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 1 D 1 L 3 F 6: A 8
30% successful

1913-20

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Joseph Smith
Born 25 June 1889 in Dudley Port, Staffordshire [registered in Dudley, September 1889].
Moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme when three months old.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Joseph is the youngest of three children, all sons, to Joseph and Rosina, living at 6 Cartwright Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme. His father is an iron puddler.

According to the 1901 census, Joseph remains the youngest of the three children living at home with their parents now at 17 Cartwright Street. His father is still a puddler at the ironworks.

According to the 1911 census, Joseph Smith is a professional footballer boarding with the Ainscow family at 76 Eustace Street in Bolton.
According to Passenger Lists, Joe Smith was part of the FA Tour that returned to Liverpool from Quebec, Canada on 23 July 1926 on board the Montroyal. His address is stated as Brookfield Cottage in Tonge Bridge, Bolton.

Died 11 August 1971, aged 82 years 47 days [registered in Fylde, September 1971].
If this is the correct Joe Smith, and there is no reason to suggest otherwise, the death registration sates he was born on 16 June 1889.
Height/Weight 5' 7¼", 12st. 8lbs [1922].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career as fifteen year old with Newcastle Parish Schools Association, of the North Staffordshire Sunday School League. Despite interest from Stoke FC and Crewe Alexandra FC, where his older brother was playing, Smith signed for Bolton Wanderers FC in 1908 for a ten pound transfer fee, he played as an emergency outside-left, before slotting into his familiar inside-left position. During WW1, Smith guested for Chelsea FC. After 449 league appearances, he scored 254 goals, on 16 March 1927, transfer deadline day, Stockport County FC signed him for a £1000 transfer fee, ending a nineteen year association with the Wanderers. Although the Football League did not receive the relevant paperwork until the morning after, so deemed Smith ineligible to play. County were deducted two points and fined £125 in total. He went on to make seventy league appearances and score 61 goals. After being placed on the transfer list, Smith joined Lancashire Combination side, Manchester Central FC on 22 June 1929 for the season, joining up with his old Bolton teammate, Frank Roberts. Without a club for the 1930-31 season, rumours abounded regarding Smith's retirement, but they were abated when he signed on for Darwen FC, also in the Lancashire Combination, on 8 September 1930, being appointed as club captain. Darwen had hoped to re-engage his services for another year, but he set his direction elsewhere.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1908-09, runners-up 1910-11; FA Cup winners 1922-23 (as Captain), 1925-26 (as Captain); Lancashire Combination winners 1930-31; Lancashire Combination Cup winners 1930-31; East Lancashire Charity Shield winners 1930-31:
Individual honours None
Distinctions His 38 league goals in 1920-21 equalled the Football League record.
Brother of Phil Smith (Burnley FC, Chelsea FC and Crewe Alexandra FC), killed in action October 1918.

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s): Appointed manager of Reading FC on 2 July 1931 until he became the manager of Blackpool FC from 19 August 1935, he remained at the seaside resort until his retirement in April 1958.
Notes: Smith was not in charge of Darwen FC between 1929 and 1931.
Club honours: Football League Division Three South runners-up 1931-32, 1934-35, Second Division runners-up 1936-37, Division One runners-up 1955-56; Football League War Cup winners 1943; FA Cup runners-up 1947-48, 1950-51; winners 1952-53; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1953;

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 361st players (367) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 114, 15 February 1913, Ireland 3 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 23 years 235 days.
Last match No. 121, 15 March 1920, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 30 years 264 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1912-13, 1913-14, 1919-20;
Team honours British Championships winners 1912-13;
Individual honours England's Joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1914), England Victory Internationals (three appearances), FA Tour of Canada 1926;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A successful football manager. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.227/8.

 

Joe Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 5 450 1 450 min 1 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.

 

Joe Smith - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Away 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 0 1 1.25 1.50 37.5 -1
All - British Championship 5 1 1 3 6 8 -2 0 1 1.20 1.60 30.0 -2

 

Joe Smith - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1912-13 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1913-14 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
BC 1919-20 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 1 1 3 6 8 -2 0 1 1.20 1.60 30.0 -2
All 5 1 1 3 6 8 -2 0 1 1.20 1.60 30.0 -2

 

Joe Smith - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 5 full caps

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

Age 23
1 114 15 February 1913 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start il
Age 24
2 118 16 March 1914 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 50 il
3 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start il
 
Age 30
4 120 25 October 1919 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start il
5 121 15 March 1920 - England 1 Wales 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury HL Start il

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