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John Smith (footballer)

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Full nameJohn Smith
Playing positionwing half & inside forward

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John Smith (1939 1988) was a footballer, a West Ham Academy product who was born in Shoreditch, London. He made 136 appearances for the club between 1956 and 1960, playing right half and inside right. He scored 23 goals for the east London club before being transferred to Tottenham Hotspur where he was one of 17 players to represent the club in their Double winning season of 1960-61. Smith played in the Swindon Town side which beat Arsenal in the 1969 Football League Cup Final.

At the time of his death he was the steward of McVitie's social club in Park Royal, North West London.

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