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Bobby Smith
My Memories of Spurs by Bobby Smith
Personal information
Full name Robert Alfred Smith
Date of birth 22 February 1933 (1933-02-22) (age 76)
Place of birth    Lingdale, England
Playing position Centre-forward
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton & Hove Albion
074 0(23)
271 (176)
031 0(19)   
National team
1961-1964 England 015 0(13)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Robert Alfred Smith (born 22 February 1933, Lingdale, North Yorkshire, England) was an English footballer.

Bobby Smith was a barnstorming centre-forward but also had flair. He represented Chelsea (1950-1955), Tottenham Hotspur (1955-1964) and Brighton & Hove Albion (1964-1965), scoring 218 goals in 376 league appearances. He won 15 full international caps and scored 13 goals for England, which included two goals in the 9-3 defeat of Scotland at Wembley in 1961.

He was an integral part of Bill Nicholson's famous The Double winning Tottenham team of 1960/1961 (scoring in the final of the FA Cup), which went onto retain the FA Cup in the 1962 FA Cup Final (scoring in the FA Cup Final again) and win the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

My Memories of Spurs

Smith published a book in 2002 to celebrate his achievements. Here is a quote from the blurb in the cover:

Bobby Smith was a bold, brave, shoulder-charging centre-forward who scored 208 goals in 317 games for Spurs whom he served admirably from December 1955 to May 1964. He netted in both the 1961 and 1962 FA Cup Final wins and was a key figure when the European Cup-winners was won in 1963.

He was Spurs' top marksman in their double-winning season with 33 goals in total, having earlier (in 1957-58) equalled Ted Harper's 1930-31 seasonal record haul of 36 league goals.

His winning goal, a flying header against Wolves (Top of the league at that time) at home on Boxing day 1960 was one of the best of his career.

Smith also hit 13 goals in 15 full international appearances for England (1960-63).

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