26 October 2006

Sammy Smyth

An FA Cup winner who was part of an All-Star Irish forward line which failed to deliver on their potential...

Name: Samuel Smyth
Born: 25 February 1925, Belfast
Height: 5.11 ft
Weight: 11.06 st
Position: Inside/Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 9 Full Caps/5 Goals (1947-1951); 1 Amateur Cap (1947).
Club Honours: (with Wolves) FA Cup Winner 1948/49; FA Charity Shield shared 1949.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Distillery
-
-
Youth
0/0
(Northern Regional League)
Linfield
??/??-46/47
-
Amateur
-
(Northern Regional League)
Dundela
-
Jun-47
-
0/0
(Intermediate League)
Wolverhampton W.
47/48-51/52
Jul-47
£1,250
102/34
13/ 9
1/0
Stoke City
51/52-52/53
Sep-51
£20,000
40/20
4/ 2
-
Liverpool
52/53-54/55
Dec-52
£12,000
44/20
-
-
Bangor
-
Dec-55
£2,000
-
-
-
TOTALS
£35,250
186/74
17/11
1/0

Biography:
On 23 December 1944 Smyth bagged four of Linfield's goals in a 9-2 win over Glentoran! The Blues other scorers were Davy Cochrane (3), Sammy McCrory and Norman Lockhart, all of whom would play for Ireland.

Smyth was player-manager at Bangor after leaving Liverpool.

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Ireland Cap Details:
04-10-1947 Scotland H W 2-0 BC 2 Goals
05-11-1947 England. A D 2-2 BC
10-03-1948 Wales... A L 0-2 BC
17-11-1948 Scotland A L 2-3 BC
09-03-1949 Wales... H L 0-2 BC
01-10-1949 Scotland H L 2-8 WCQ/BC
06-11-1949 England. A L 2-9 WCQ/BC 2 Goals
08-03-1950 Wales... A D 0-0 WCQ/BC 1 Goal
20-11-1951 England. A L 0-2 BC

Summary: 9/5. Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 6.


Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
08-02-1947 England. A L 1-3

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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