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Graham Smith (footballer)

Graham Smith
Personal information
Place of birthEngland
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubRetired
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1968–1969Notts County10(0)
1969–1972Colchester United95(0)
1972–1973West Bromwich Albion10(0)
1973–1976Cambridge United85(0)
Wigan AthleticMatlock Town
Hednesford Town
Tamworth
Atherstone United
Total200(0)
Teams managed
0000–1980Nuneaton Borough
1980–1986Dudley Town
1986–1991Tamworth
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Graham Smith is an English former professional footballer.

Career

Playing career

Smith, who played as a goalkeeper, began his professional career in 1968 with Notts County.[1] He also played in the Football League for Colchester United,[2] West Bromwich Albion,[3] and Cambridge United,[4] making a total of 200 league appearances for all four clubs. Smith also played non-league football with Matlock Town, Hednesford Town, Tamworth and Atherstone United.

Management career

Personal life

Graham's son, Adam Smith, was also a professional footballer, beginning his career as a schoolboy at Premiership Club Everton F.C. Smith later went on to spend a year with Walsall F.C. after completing a college degree in business and sports coaching at Manchester Metropoliton University. He then went on to play with teams in Asia, Scotland and the USA as a full-time professional and semi-professional player. Adam Smith is now a full-time coach in Major League soccer at the Portland Timbers,[5] He was hired as goalkeeper coach for American D-2 Pro League side Portland Timbers in 2010[6] for their final season in the second division. Adam continued on as goalkeeper coach for the Portland Timbers during their first year in Major League Soccer[7] and was named the Academy and Youth Goalkeeping Director for the Portland Timbers Academy following the 2011 season.[8]

Honours

As a player

Colchester United[9]

As a manager

Tamworth[10]

References


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