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Jimmy Smith Squad Index
Information:
1927-28 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
25th June 1896
Birthplace:
Loudon
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 7
Weight:
10st 8lbs
Signed:
23/05/1922
Career History:
Motherwell Hearts
Wishaw Heather
Larkhall Thistle
Rangers 27th August 1919
Fulham 26th December 1922
Aberdeen 23rd May 1922
Shamrock Rovers close season 1931
Glentoran 1934
Brora Rangers 1935
Dufftown FC manager 1936
Dufftown Wednesday Trainer April 1938
 
Profile:
A son of the famous "Nick" Smith, the Rangers and Scotland back, Jimmy who at the outset of his football career was also a back, was transferred from Rangers to Aberdeen in 1922.

Shortly afterwards he was tried at outside-left and he made the position his own for ten seasons. During that period he played many brilliant games for the Dons and scored many notable goals.

After leaving football Mr Smith entered the catering business and became licensee of a hotel in Dufftown. On returning to Aberdeen he took over the managership of a licensed establishment, but had to resign when his health gave way.

Mr Smith, who was a native of Darvel, was 49 years of age. He is survived by Mrs Smith.

Source: Evening Express P7, 24th Nov 1945

On 8th September 1922, Jimmy, travelling on a motorcycle in company with Jock Hutton, was involved in a collision with a car that kept him out of action for a few weeks but fortunately did not hamper his career.

Source: The Scotsman, 9th September 1922

Died: Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, 24th November 1945
Jimmy Smith

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
16/08/1922
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 8,500 26 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1930-31
22
0
2
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
2
2
0
3
1929-30
36
0
5
0
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
40
0
6
6
0
1
1928-29
34
0
8
0
0
0
4
0
4
0
0
0
38
0
12
2
0
0
1927-28
35
0
11
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
11
2
0
0
1926-27
26
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
5
3
0
0
1925-26
37
0
9
0
0
0
9
0
2
0
0
0
46
0
11
3
0
1
1924-25
37
0
3
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
3
2
0
1
1923-24
35
0
7
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
7
3
0
0
1922-23
35
0
4
0
0
0
5
0
3
0
0
0
40
0
7
5
0
0
Totals:
297
0
54
0
0
0
39
0
10
0
0
0
336
0
64
28
0
6
Total Appearances/Goals: 336 64