Walsall Born Players 71. Sam Smith


Sam Smith
Personal information
Full name Samuel James Smith
Date of birth 7 September 1909
Place of birth Pelsall, England

Date of death November 1994 (aged 85)
Place of death England

Playing position Centre forward

Senior career
Years                                        Team                 Apps              (Gls)
–                                        Walsall LMS                   ?                  (?)
1930–1934                         Birmingham                 31                (13)
1934–1935                         Chelsea                         0                  (0)
1935–1936                          Norwich                        1                  (0)
1936                                    Walsall                       14                  (4)
1936–19xx                          Stourbridge                   ?                 (?)

Samuel James “Sam” Smith (7 September 1909 – November 1994) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward. He scored 17 goals in 46 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Norwich andWalsall.
Smith was born in Pelsall, then in Staffordshire. He played for Walsall LMSbefore joining Birmingham in 1930. He scored twice on his debut against local rivals Aston Villa, and finished the 1931–32 season with ten goals from 15 league games, but the following season Bob Gregg regained his place alongside Joe Bradford in attack Under George Liddell, who took over from Leslie Knighton as manager, Smith played rarely, and in 1934 he followed Knighton to Chelsea. He failed to make the first team at Chelsea, and a year later moved on to Norwich City, but six months produced only one league appearance, so he returned to the Midlands with Walsall in January 1936. At the end of that season he moved into non-league football with Stourbridge

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