Player profile

Jack Smith

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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 57 2 0 0 0 59
1951-1952 27 1 0 0 0 28
1952-1953 27 1 0 0 0 28
1953-1954 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 0 0 0 0 14
1951-1952 6 0 0 0 0 6
1952-1953 8 0 0 0 0 8
1953-1954 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
14 League
Total Open play/Penalty
14 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 29.09.1951 Derby Anfield League
50 10.01.1953 Gateshead Redheugh Park FA Cup

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 18 29.09.1951 Derby Anfield League
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