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Steve Smith

Aston Villa FC

1 appearance, 1 goal

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 0
100% successful

1895

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Steve Smith

Profile

Full name Stephen Smith
Born 14 January 1874 in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire [registered in Uttoxeter, March 1874].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Stephen is the fourth of six children to Stephen and Elizabeth. His father is a general labourer and they live at 27 Crop Street in Rugeley.

According to the 1891 census, Stephen, a coalminer, is now the oldest of the three children remaining at home still living with their parents home, now at 25 Cross Street in Rugeley. His father is a platelayer.

According to the 1901 census, Smith, along with seven other footballers, is visiting Blackpool, for they are staying at the Station Hotel on Talbot Road.
Stephen is now married to Susan and they have two children, Stephen and William. They live at 3 Chapel Street in Hazel Slade area of Cannock.

According to the 1911 census, Stephen, a fishmonger, is still married. They have a third child, Irene. They live at 141 Fawcett Road in Southsea.

Married to Susan Blastock, on 3 June 1895 at St. Peter's Church, Hednesford [registered in Cannock, June 1895]. Stephen is an engine driver and they both live at Hazel Slade.
Died 19 May 1935, aged 61 years 125 days [registered in Ploughley, Oxfordshire, June 1935].
Height/Weight 5' 4", 11st. 6lbs [1895], 5' 6", 11st. 6lbs [1895, Lichfield Mercury].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his playing career with Cannock Town FC and also appeared with Rugeley FC, Ceal FC of Hednesford, the local coalminers football club, and joined Hednesford Town FC for the 1892-93 season, joining Aston Villa FC in 1893. Transferred to Portsmouth FC in May 1901. Joined New Brompton FC in 1906, stepping up to the player-manager position in November 1906 until 1908.
Club honours Football League Champions 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900; FA Cup winners 1894-95; Southern League winners 1901-02;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 227th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 55, 6 April 1895, England 3 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 21 years 82 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1894-95;
Team honours British Championships 1894-95;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A fishmonger in Portsmouth immediately after retirement. An Oxfordshire shopkeeper for his last three years of his life. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.229.

 

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

 

Steve 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 - British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Steve Smith - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1894-95 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 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 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Steve Smith - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 22
1 55 6 April 1895 - England 3 Scotland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start 44 ol
Age 28
- 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HW withdrew injured

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