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Lionel Smith

Arsenal FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 4 D 2 L 0 F 19: A 7
83% successful

1950-53

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Lionel Smith
Born 23 August 1920 in Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Doncaster, September 1920].

Register Notes

According to the 1939 register, Lionel, a professional footballer, is still single, living at 21 Kirby Street in Mexborough, along with his parents, George William and Gertrude J.

Died 16 November 1980, aged 60 years 85 days [registered in Hackney, London, December 1980].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 11st. 12lbs [1951].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Smith began his early career playing with Yorkshire Tar Distillers FC, before signing amateur forms with Arsenal FC in August 1939, turning professional just three months later. Smith joined Watford FC in June 1954. Joined Gravesend & Northfleet FC in May 1955 as player-manager, remaining until April 1960.
Club honours Football League Champions 1947-48, 1952-53; FA Cup winners 1949-50, runners-up 1951-52; FA Charity Shield winners 1948, 1953;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 699th players (699) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 260, 15 November 1950, England 4 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Roker Park, Association Road, Sunderland, aged 30 years 84 days.
Last match No. 275, 18 April 1953, England 2 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 32 years 238 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53;
Team honours British Championships shared 1951-52, 1952-53;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No further information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.228.

 

Lionel Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
10 6 5 540 0 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.

 

Lionel Smith - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 4 1 0 18 6 +12 0 2 3.60 1.20 90.0 +4
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - White 6 4 2 0 19 7 +12 0 2 3.167 1.167 83.3 +4

 

Lionel Smith - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3
Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 0 1 5.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 6 4 2 0 19 7 +12 0 2 3.167 1.167 83.3 +4

 

Lionel Smith - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1950-51 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1951-52 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1952-53 2 1 1 0 7 4 +3 0 0 3.50 2.00 75.0 +1
BC All 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3
All 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 0 1 2.80 1.40 80.0 +3

 


Lionel Smith - Match History
 
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - six full appearances (540 min)

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - six full appearances (540 min)x

Age 30
1 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start 3

Age 31
2 266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start 3
3 267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0, Villa Park, Birmingham HW Start 3
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member

Age 32
4 274 12 November 1952 - England 5 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 3
5 275 26 November 1952 - England 5 Belgium 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
6 276 18 April 1953 - England 2 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 3
u/o 14 May 1953 - Argentina 3 England 1, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires tour AL withdrew injured
277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires - abandoned after 36 minutes AabD
278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 2, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AW
279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL
280 8 June 1953 - USA 3 England 6, Yankee Stadium, New York AW

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