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Jack Smith

Portsmouth FC

3 appearances, 4 goals (1 on debut)

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 16: A 4
100% successful

1930-31

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name John William Smith
Born 28 October 1898 at 116 Staffords Lane, in Whitburn, county Durham [registered in South Shields, December 1898].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, John W. is the oldest of two children, both sons, to John W. and Matilda J. His father They live at 116 Staffords Lane in Whitburn. His father is a limestone quarryman.

 

According to the 1911 census, John W. has three more brothers. His father is still working in the limestone quarry, and they live at Wesley Terrace in Whitburn. The census also reveals that John was one of six children, and one had since died. They have one servant, John's cousin, Sophia WIlson.
According to Passenger Lists, John W. Smith was one of eighteen footballers on an FA Tour, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Liverpool on 11 May 1931, bound for Montreal, Canada, on the Duchess of Richmond. They returned from Quebec, arriving at Southampton on 23 July 1931, on board the Empress of Britain. He was living at 28 Arthur Street in Whitburn.

 

Cannot be found on the 1939 register, but supposedly a licensee in Eastleigh.

Died 19 January 1977, aged 78 years 83 days [registered in Durham West, March 1977].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 10lbs [1934].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Joined Clapton Orient FC at the end of October 1936. He retired when he was released from his contract by Clapton Orient FC on 17 February 1937 so he could concentrate on his business, a licensed house, in Eastleigh.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions One of three footballing brothers, the others being Septimus (Leicester City FC), Tom (Leicester City FC) and WH (Portsmouth).

Source

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

England Career

Player number 565th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 178, 17 October 1931, Ireland 2 England 6, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 32 years 354 days.
Last match No. 180, 9 December 1931, England 7 Spain 1, a friendly match at The Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 33 years 42 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1931-32;
Team honours British Championship winners 1931-32;
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1931;
Distinctions x

Beyond England

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

 

Jack Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 3 2 270 4 68 min 2 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.

 

Jack Smith - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 2 0 0 10 2 +8 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +2
All 3 3 0 0 16 4 +12 0 0 5.333 1.333 100.0 +3

 

Jack Smith - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 100.0 +6
Friendly 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6 0 0 7.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 3 3 0 0 16 4 +12 0 0 5.333 1.333 100.0 +3

 

Jack Smith - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1931-32 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 100.0 +6
BC All 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 100.0 +6
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 100.0 +6
All 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 100.0 +6

 

Jack Smith - Match History
 Club: Portsmouth F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 32
- 174 22 November 1930 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW reserve
- 175 28 March 1931 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD reserve
1 178 17 October 1931 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 10 ir
Age 33
2 179 18 November 1931 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start 38 ir
3 180 9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 2, 38 ir

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