Players - Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith
Birthdate: 17 January 1915
Birthplace: Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland
Other clubs: Buckie Thistle, Buckie Rovers, Buckie Wanderers, Forres Mechanics (1935-36), Buckie Thistle (1936-37)
Bought from: Buckie Thistle
Signed for LFC: £150, 24.02.1937
Liverpool debut: 16.10.1937
Last appearance: 16.10.1937
Contract expiry: 1938
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:0 L:1
League games / goals: 1 / 0
Total games / goals: 1 / 0

Player Profile

Smith arrived at Liverpool for a trial in February 1937 along with Buckie Thistle teammate George Calder. Smith impressed sufficiently to be signed up, but Calder returned to Scotland. The forward's only appearance for Liverpool's first team came on 16 October 1937 in a 2-0 away defeat at Wolverhampton. In January 1947, Smith was appointed manager of Buckie Thistle. He had fought in World War II and had the rank of Captain and been awarded the Military Cross for bravery in Burma, where he lost a leg on the battlefield.
Appearances per season
Please note

Wrongly named as Arthur in Who's Who by Doug Lamming. Our source got that corrected by members of Alexander Smith's family.

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1937-1938 1 0 0 0 0 1
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
1 90 Wolves
Total Venue
1 Away
Total Competition
1 League
Total W D L Win % Manager
1 0 0 1 0% George Kay
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 16.10.1937 Wolves Molineux League