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Bobby Smith (footballer born 1933)

Bobby Smith (footballer born 1933)
Personal information
Full nameRobert Alfred Smith
Date of birth22 February 1933
Place of birthLingdale, England
Date of death18 September 2010(age 77)
Place of deathEnfield, England
Playing positionCentre-forward

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Robert Alfred Smith (22 February 1933 18 September 2010) was an English footballer.

Bobby Smith was born in Lingdale, North Yorkshire, England. He was a barnstorming centre-forward but also had flair. He represented Chelsea (1950 1955), Tottenham Hotspur (1955 1964) and Brighton & Hove Albion (1964 1965), scoring 218 goals in 376 league appearances. He won 15 full international caps and scored 13 goals for England, which included two goals in the 9-3 defeat of Scotland at Wembley in 1961.

He was an integral part of Bill Nicholson's famous double winning Tottenham team of 1960/1961 (scoring in the final of the FA Cup), which went onto retain the FA Cup in the 1962 FA Cup Final (scoring in the FA Cup Final again) and win the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Smith published a book in 2002 to celebrate his achievements. He died on 18 September 2010 following a short illness at a hospital in Enfield, London.

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