Bobby Smith

Date of birth22 February 1933
Place of birthLingdale
NationalityEnglish
PositionForward

Smith joined Chelsea as a youngster and made his League debut as a 17 year-old.

A typical English centre forward, he was snapped up by Bill Nicholson for Tottenham Hotspur and went on to become a Spurs legend partnering Jimmy Greaves.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chelsea 01 May 1950 01 Dec 1955
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Dec 1955 01 May 1964

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1950-51 Chelsea FA Cup 5
2
1950-51 Chelsea League Division One 16
7
1951-52 Chelsea FA Cup 7
2
1951-52 Chelsea League Division One 32
6
1952-53 Chelsea League Division One 7
1
1953-54 Chelsea League Division One 8
1954-55 Chelsea League Division One 4
1955-56 Chelsea League Division One 7
4
1955-56 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 6
3
1955-56 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 21
10
1956-57 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1
1956-57 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 33
18
1957-58 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
2
1957-58 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 38
36
1958-59 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
3
1958-59 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 36
32
1959-60 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
4
1959-60 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 40
25
1960-61 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 7
5
1960-61 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 36
28
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur European Cup 6
6
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
3
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 26
6
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 15
8
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 6
4
1963-64 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1963-64 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 26
13
1963-64 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Sep 1950 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
09 Dec 1950 Chelsea v Fulham W 2-0 League Division One
23 Dec 1950 Chelsea v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
25 Dec 1950 Portsmouth v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1950 Chelsea v Portsmouth L 1-4 League Division One
09 Jan 1951 Rochdale v Chelsea W 2-3 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 1951 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 3-1 League Division One
20 Jan 1951 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
27 Jan 1951 Exeter City v Chelsea D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1951 Chelsea v Exeter City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
03 Feb 1951 Chelsea v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division One
10 Feb 1951 Chelsea v Fulham D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
14 Feb 1951 Fulham v Chelsea L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
17 Mar 1951 Sunderland v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
23 Mar 1951 Burnley v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1951 Derby County v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1951 Huddersfield Town v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1951 Chelsea v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1951 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1951 Fulham v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
05 May 1951 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers W 4-0 League Division One
18 Aug 1951 Blackpool v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
22 Aug 1951 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-3 League Division One
25 Aug 1951 Chelsea v Liverpool L 1-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1951 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1951 Portsmouth v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1951 Chelsea v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1951 Chelsea v Fulham W 2-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1951 Chelsea v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1951 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 5-3 League Division One
29 Sep 1951 Chelsea v Sunderland W 2-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1951 Middlesbrough v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1951 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
10 Nov 1951 Chelsea v Manchester United W 4-2 League Division One
17 Nov 1951 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
24 Nov 1951 Chelsea v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division One
01 Dec 1951 Burnley v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1951 Chelsea v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1951 Chelsea v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division One
22 Dec 1951 Liverpool v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
25 Dec 1951 Chelsea v Manchester City L 0-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1951 Manchester City v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
29 Dec 1951 Chelsea v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division One
16 Jan 1952 Chester v Chelsea W 2-3 FA Cup 3rd round replay
19 Jan 1952 Huddersfield Town v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
26 Jan 1952 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1952 Chelsea v Middlesbrough W 5-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1952 Leeds United v Chelsea D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
27 Feb 1952 Chelsea v Leeds United D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
01 Mar 1952 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
03 Mar 1952 Chelsea v Leeds United W 5-1 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
08 Mar 1952 Sheffield United v Chelsea W 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
22 Mar 1952 Chelsea v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1952 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 FA Cup Semi-final
07 Apr 1952 Arsenal v Chelsea L 3-0 FA Cup Semi-final replay
12 Apr 1952 Preston North End v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
19 Apr 1952 Chelsea v Burnley W 4-1 League Division One
26 Apr 1952 Charlton Athletic v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
30 Apr 1952 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division One
03 May 1952 Derby County v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1952 Chelsea v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1952 Derby County v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
01 Nov 1952 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1952 Chelsea v Cardiff City L 0-2 League Division One
20 Dec 1952 Chelsea v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1952 Stoke City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1952 Chelsea v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division One
19 Aug 1953 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1953 Blackpool v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1953 Chelsea v Portsmouth W 4-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1953 Chelsea v Charlton Athletic W 3-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1953 Portsmouth v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
15 Sep 1953 Chelsea v Arsenal L 0-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1953 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 8-1 League Division One
17 Oct 1953 Chelsea v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1954 Chelsea v Burnley W 1-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1954 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
02 Oct 1954 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion D 3-3 League Division One
30 Oct 1954 Chelsea v Charlton Athletic L 1-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1955 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
01 Oct 1955 Chelsea v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1955 Charlton Athletic v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
15 Oct 1955 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
22 Oct 1955 Preston North End v Chelsea W 2-3 League Division One
29 Oct 1955 Chelsea v Burnley D 0-0 League Division One
05 Nov 1955 Birmingham City v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1960-61 England British Home Championship 3
4
1960-61 England FIFA World Cup 2
2
1960-61 England International Friendly 1
2
1961-62 England British Home Championship 1
1962-63 England British Home Championship 1
1962-63 England International Friendly 3
1
1962-63 England UEFA European Championship 1
1
1963-64 England British Home Championship 2
3
1963-64 England International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Oct 1960 Northern Ireland v England W 2-5 British Home Championship
19 Oct 1960 Luxembourg v England W 0-9 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
26 Oct 1960 England v Spain W 4-2 International Friendly
23 Nov 1960 England v Wales W 5-1 British Home Championship
15 Apr 1961 England v Scotland W 9-3 British Home Championship
21 May 1961 Portugal v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
14 Apr 1962 Scotland v England L 2-0 British Home Championship
27 Feb 1963 France v England L 5-2 UEFA European Championship 1st round
06 Apr 1963 England v Scotland L 1-2 British Home Championship
08 May 1963 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
29 May 1963 Czechoslovakia v England W 2-4 International Friendly
02 Jun 1963 East Germany v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 1963 Wales v England W 0-4 British Home Championship
23 Oct 1963 England v Rest of the World W 2-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 1963 England v Northern Ireland W 8-3 British Home Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.