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Bill Smith (footballer born 1926)

Personal information
Full nameWilliam Henry Smith
Date of birth7 September 1926
Place of birthPlymouth, England
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionForward / Wing half

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William Henry "Bill" Smith (born 7 September 1926) is a former English professional footballer born in Plymouth, Devon, who played as a forward or wing half. He made 237 appearances and scored 40 goals in the Football League playing for Reading, Northampton Town, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Accrington Stanley.

He contributed to Blackburn's promotion to the First Division in the 1957 58 season, before moving to Accrington Stanley as player-coach in 1960. Appointed joint caretaker manager with trainer Harry Hubbick in late 1961, he retired from football when Stanley resigned from the Football League in March 1962.

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