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Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith

Birthdate: 1875
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Southport Central (1904-07)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: 16.04.1903
Liverpool debut: 05.09.1903
Last appearance: 12.09.1903
Debut goal: 05.09.1903
Last goal: 05.09.1903
Contract expiry: April 1904
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:0 L:2
Games/goals ratio: 2
LFC league games/goals: 2 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 2 / 1

Player profile

Smith was an amateur during his stay at Liverpool employed as a public schoolteacher. He led Liverpool's forward-line in the opening two games of the 1903/04 season, which would end in relegation to the Second Division after just nine of the 34 League matches were won. Smith scored on his debut at Nottingham Forest but his strike ten minutes from time was not enough to salvage a point as the hosts had scored twice themselves during the opening period. Smith retained his place when Sheffield Wednesday were the visitors to Anfield a week later but after another defeat he was replaced by John Carlin for the next three fixtures. All those were lost too and Carlin was immediately replaced by Jack Parkinson but the form shown in the opening five league fixtures when no points were won and 14 goals conceded left the team with too much ground to make up. Smith scored plenty of goals for Southport Central in the Lancashire Combination.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1902-1903 0 0 0 0 0 0
1903-1904 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Sheffield Wednesday
Total Competition
2 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1902-1903 0 0 0 0 0 0
1903-1904 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Nottingham Forest
Total Competition
1 League
Total Goal minute period
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 05.09.1903 Nottingham Forest City Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 80 05.09.1903 Nottingham Forest City Ground League
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