AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Stephen Smith (footballer)

Stephen Smith (footballer)
Personal information
Full nameStephen Smith
Date of birth14 January 1874
Place of birthAbbots Bromley, England
Date of death19 May 1935(age 61)
Playing positionOutside-left

     Home | Football | Stephen Smith (footballer)

Stephen Smith (14 January 1874 - 19 May 1935) was an England international football player in the late 19th century.

Smith was born in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire.. He played for Aston Villa from 1893 to 1901, helping them to win the Football League title in 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99 and 1899-1900, as well as the FA Cup in 1895. Although Villa also won the cup in 1897 (thereby taking the "double"), Smith was not selected to play in the final although he made four appearances in the earlier rounds. He made one England appearance against Scotland in 1895.

In 1901 he moved south to join Southern League Portsmouth, helping them to regain the Southern League title at the end of his first season.

He was later the second man known to have held the role of manager of Gillingham (known at the time as New Brompton F.C.), a role he held from 1906 to 1908.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260