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Joe Smith

West Bromwich Albion FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 3: A 1
75% successful

1919-22

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Joseph Smith
Born 10 April 1890 at 8a Belper Row, Darby End, Netherton, Dudley, Worcestershire [registered in Dudley, June 1890].
notes: only parts of Dudley was part of the Staffordshire registration until 1912

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Joseph is an eleven month old baby, the youngest of two sons to Joseph and Lois, the other being Hezekiah. They live at 8a Belper Row in Netherton area of Dudley. His father is a coal miner.

According to the 1901 census, Joseph and Hezekiah are still at Belper Row with their parents, but now with four more siblings (three sisters and a brother). His father remains at the mines, as a loader 'above ground'.

According to the 1911 census, Joseph is a professional footballer living with his widowed mother, his older brother, Hezekiah, and six of his younger siblings, Alice, Laura, George, Lois, William and Horace. The census reveals that Joe was one of nine children and that one had died. They live at 25 Oak Street in Netherton.

Married to Polly Aldridge or Florrie Brookes or Elsie Rogers at Cradley Heath, 20 April 1914 [all registered in Dudley, June 1914].
His marriage was reported in the Birmingham Daily Gazette, but not to whom.
Died 9 June 1956 in Wolverhampton, aged 66 years 60 days [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1956].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 0lbs [1922].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with local junior club Netherton St. Andrew's FC and then Darby End Victoria FC. Stepped up the league ladder to play with Cradley Heath St. Luke's FC, from where he was spotted by West Bromwich Albion FC in May 1910. Made 434 league appearances, before being allowed to join Birmingham FC in May 1926, where he made another 48 league outings. Worcester City FC signed him to make him their player-manager in May 1929, until 1932.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1910-11; Football League Champions 1919-20;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 383rd players (383) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 120, 25 October 1919, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 29 years 198 days.
Last match No. 130, 21 October 1922, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Hawthorns, Sandwell, West Bromwich, aged 32 years 194 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1919-20, 1922-23;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Victory (one appearance 1919);
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information, but we know he went on to become a licensed victualler in Netherton at Lloyds Proving House. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.228.

 

Joe Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 2 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.

 

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 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1

 

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 1919-20 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1922-23 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Joe Smith - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 29
1 120 25 October 1919 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start rb
Age 32
2 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Start rb

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