Percy Smith (English footballer)
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|Full name||Percy James Smith|
|Date of birth||1880|
|Place of birth||Burbage, Hinckley, England|
|Date of death||18 April 1959|
|Place of death||Watford, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Centre half|
|1902–1910||Preston North End||240||(94)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He started his playing career with Hinckley Town before joining Preston in 1902. He quickly achieved success, helping Preston to the Second Division title in 1904, becoming the division's top scorer in the process with 26 goals, and to the runners-up position in the Football League in 1906.
After eight seasons at Preston, he moved to local rivals Blackburn Rovers in 1910, where he again achieved success claiming the League title in 1912 and again in 1914, as well as reaching the FA Cup Semi-finals in 1911 and 1912.
Smith became manager of Spurs in 1930. At Spurs he achieved modest success, guiding the team to the runners-up position in Division Two in 1933, thereby gaining promotion to the First Division. The team finished third place in the First Division in 1934. In the following season, injuries to players such as Willie Hall, and Arthur Rowe left the team weakened and at the bottom of the table by April 1935. Smith then resigned, claiming that the club's directors had interfered with his team selection.
As a player
As a manager
- "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- Goodwin, Bob (29 August 1988). Spurs: A Complete Record 1882-1988. Breedon Books. pp. 61–62. ISBN 978-0907969426.