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George Smith (footballer born 1921)

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Full nameGeorge Beacher Smith
Date of birth7 February 1921(age 96)
Place of birthFleetwood, England
Playing positionInside-forward

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George Beacher Smith (born 7 February 1921) is an English former footballer who was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire and who played in the inside forward position. He played for Manchester City and Chesterfield between 1946 and 1958.

Smith signed for Manchester City in May 1938, but had to wait until 1946 before making his debut in an official first-team match because of World War II. He went on to play 166 league games for City, and scored 75 goals. In October 1951, he moved to Chesterfield, where he spent the rest of his professional career. He played 250 league games and scored 98 league goals for the Spireites. After leaving Chesterfield in 1958, he joined non-league Mossley.

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