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Leslie Smith

Brentford FC

1 appearances, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful

1939

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Leslie George Frederick Smith
Born 13 March 1918 in Ealing, Middlesex [registered in Brentford, March 1918].
Married to Ethel M. Baker [registered in Brentford, June 1941].
Died 24 May 1995 in Lichfield, aged 77 years 72 days [no registration can be found].
There is no evidence to suggest Leslie Smith died in 1995.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1938].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in West London schools and played for junior clubs such as Petersham FC in 1932 and AFC Wimbledon in 1933, from where he signed amateur forms with Brentford FC on 26 June 1934. He earned experience with Hayes FC before he turned professional in March 1936. He guested for Chelsea FC during the war. After 67 league appearances for the Bee's, and seven goals, he joined Aston Villa FC in October 1945 for a £7500 transfer fee. He repaid the fee with 31 goals in 181 league outings. Smith returned to Brentford FC in June 1952 for a £3000 fee. But only played fourteen league appearances, scoring once. In August 1953, Smith then joined Kidderminster Harriers FC, becoming their player-manager for the season.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup runners-up 1934-35;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 654th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 226, 24 May 1939, Romania 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stadionul Agenţia Naţională de Educaţie Fizică, Bucureşti, aged 21 years 72 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England wartime (ten appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

From 1954 to 1956, Smith was a club scout for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. He was also a proprietor of a radio/television business based in the Aston area of Birmingham. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.228.

 

Leslie Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 1 0 90 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.

 

Leslie Smith - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Leslie Smith - Match History
 Club: Brentford F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 21
- 224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2, Stadio Civico San Siro, Milano tour AD reserve
- 225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd AL
1 226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2, Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti AW Start 11

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