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Billy Smith (footballer born 1895)

Personal information
Full nameWilliam Henry Smith
Date of birth23 May 1895
Place of birthTantobie, England
Date of death13 April 1951(age 55)
Place of deathHuddersfield, England
Playing positionOutside Left

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William Henry "Billy" Smith (born 23 May 1895 in Tantobie, England; died 13 April 1951) was a professional footballer who played most of his career at Huddersfield Town.

He is one of Huddersfield's all-time goal-scorers with 126 goals in his career between 1913 and 1934.

He scored Huddersfield's winning goal in the 1922 FA Cup Final against Preston North End at Stamford Bridge.

He also won three caps for England. He was also the first person ever to score from a corner.

He and his son Conway Smith were the first father and son to score 100 goals each. His grandson Robert played in the last ever match at the Leeds Road ground before it was knocked down.

He made 574 appearances for the Terriers, scoring 126 goals on the way. During a Division I match against Stoke he had a fight with a Stoke player. They were both sent off and it meant they would both miss a game. This caused Smith to miss the 1920 FA Cup Final against Aston Villa. After Huddersfield went on appeal he would miss the next league game. Huddersfield lost the cup final 1-0 as Billy Kirton scored in extra time.


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