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Reggie Smith

Millwall FC

2 appearances, 2 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 11: A 0
100% successful

1938

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name James Christopher Reginald Schmidt
Born 20 January 1912 in Battersea, London [registered in Wandsworth, March 1912]. Grew up in South Africa.
Died 6 January 2004 in Stevenage, aged 91 years 350 days [registered in Hitchin & Stevenage, January 2004].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 8lbs [1938].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing with Hitchin Town FC and signed amateur forms with Tottenham Hotspur FC in 1932. He also represented Hertfordshire FA, as well as the Spartan League. He joined Millwall FC as a professional in August 1935. He made 117 league appearances, scoring 21 goals. After being stationed at RAF Leuchers during WW2, Smith guested for and eventually joined Dundee FC in March 1946, returning South to player-manage Corby Town FC on 21 June 1948 until the end of the year.
Club honours Football League Division Three (South) winners 1937-38; Scottish League Division B winners 1945-46;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) After learning his management trade with the newly-formed Corby Town FC from 1948, he retired from playing a year later when he became the coach back up with Dundee, but it was with rivals Dundee United FC that Smith managed, from 21 September 1954. (He and his family were living in Seymour Street in Dundee). He moved onto Falkirk FC from January 1957 until May 1959. A few months later, Smith took up the manager's role at Millwall FC until January 1961. It was during 1961 that Smith returned to South Africa and managed Addington FC, as well as Durban City FC. He returned to England to manage Bedford Town FC from late 1961 until September 1963. In December 1963, returned once more to South Africa, with Addington FC again, and then Cape Town City FC.  Returned once more in the 1970's to England for managerial appointments with Beford Town FC and Stevenage Town FC.
Club honours Scottish Cup winners 1956-57;

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 648th players (650) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 221, 9 November 1938, England 4 Norway 0, a friendly match at St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 26 years 293 days.
Last match No. 222, 16 November 1938, England 7 Northern Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, aged 26 years 300 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1938-39;
Team honours British Championships shared 1938-39
Individual honours England wartime (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Carried on his coaching career in England and South Africa. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.227

 

Reggie Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 180 2 90 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.

 

Reggie Smith - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 0 2 5.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 0 2 5.50 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Reggie Smith - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 0 2 5.50 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Reggie Smith - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1938-39 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Reggie Smith - Match History
 Club: Millwall F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 26
1 221 9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 18, 40 11
2 222 16 November 1938 - England 7 Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HW Start 11

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