Player profile

Jack Smith

Birthdate: 21 December 1927
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Date of death: 2000
Other clubs: Bromborough Pool, Torquay United (1954-57), Bideford (1957-61), Bromborough Pool (2 / 1961-64)
Bought from: Bromborough Pool
Signed for LFC: March 1951
Liverpool debut: 29.09.1951
Last appearance: 25.12.1953
Debut goal: 29.09.1951
Last goal: 22.11.1952
Contract expiry: May 1954
Win ratio: 33.9% W: 20 D: 16 L: 23
Games/goals ratio: 4.21
LFC league games/goals: 57 / 14
Total LFC games/goals: 59 / 14

Player profile

Centre-forward John Thomas Smith, more commonly referred to as Jack, played amateur football for Bromborough on the Wirral before signing professional forms for Liverpool in March 1951 when he was 23-years-old. He scored after 18 minutes of his debut for the club when Derby County were beaten 2-0 at Anfield on 29 September 1951 and in fact netted in three of his first four appearances but only managed another three goals in the remaining 23 first division fixtures he was selected for that season. A year later he scored eight times from the same number of League matches, 27, but  after dropping almost altogether out of the first-team picture during the club's relegation year of 1953/54, he was transferred to third division south's Torquay United.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals57200059
1951-1952 27100028
1952-1953 27100028
1953-1954 300003

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
4Preston North End
4Blackpool
4Manchester City
4Tottenham
3Wolves
3Bolton Wanderers
3WBA
3Chelsea
3Manchester United
3Newcastle United
3Stoke City
3Portsmouth
3Sunderland
2Middlesbrough
2Derby
2Charlton Athletic
2Fulham
2Sheffield Wednesday
1Workington
1Gateshead
1Sheffield United
1Aston Villa
1Huddersfield Town
1Arsenal
TotalCompetition
57League
2FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals14000014
1951-1952 600006
1952-1953 800008
1953-1954 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
14League
TotalOpen play/Penalty
14Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
129.09.1951Derby AnfieldLeague
5010.01.1953GatesheadRedheugh ParkFA Cup

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
11829.09.1951Derby AnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1951-1952 * Midfielder
1952-1953 * Midfielder
1953-1954 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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