Paul Smith

Date of birth25 January 1976
Place of birthHastings
NationalityEnglish
Weight73 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

This right-sided midfield man was used in different roles by Lincoln City as the Imps underwent a number of changes in style during the 2000-01 season.

He began the campaign at right back but was moved forward to right wing back before finishing up on the right of midfield in a 4-4-2 system.

Paul was most effective pushing forward but also showed good defensive qualities as well as providing eight league and cup goals.

Paul agreed a new one-year deal with Lincoln City in June 2003 but he was forced to announce his retirement in January 2004 due to a back injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Hastings Town 01 Jul 1994 13 Jan 1995
Nottingham Forest 13 Jan 1995 17 Oct 1997
Lincoln City 17 Oct 1997 29 Jan 2004
Ilkeston Town 13 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2007
Glapwell 23 Jul 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Lincoln City FA Cup 2
2000-01 Lincoln City LDV Vans Trophy 4
2000-01 Lincoln City League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Lincoln City League Division 3 35
5
7
6
2001-02 Lincoln City League Division 3 6
2
2002-03 Lincoln City FA Cup
1
2002-03 Lincoln City LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
1
2002-03 Lincoln City League Cup 1
2002-03 Lincoln City League Division 3 21
16
2
7
2002-03 Lincoln City League Division 3 Play-Offs 3
1


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
12 Aug 2000 Lincoln City v Hartlepool United L 0-2 League Division 3
19 Aug 2000 Halifax Town v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
22 Aug 2000 Sheffield United v Lincoln City L 6-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Lincoln City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division 3
28 Aug 2000 Hull City v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Sep 2000 Lincoln City v Southend United W 3-0 League Division 3
05 Sep 2000 Lincoln City v Sheffield United W 1-0
Agg: 2-6
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Torquay United v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Sep 2000 Macclesfield Town v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
16 Sep 2000 Lincoln City v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division 3
23 Sep 2000 Leyton Orient v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Division 3
30 Sep 2000 Lincoln City v Mansfield Town L 0-2 League Division 3
14 Oct 2000 Lincoln City v Kidderminster Harriers D 3-3 League Division 3
17 Oct 2000 Lincoln City v York City W 2-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2000 Shrewsbury Town v Lincoln City L 3-2 League Division 3
04 Nov 2000 Lincoln City v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Lincoln City v Bracknell Town W 4-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
22 Nov 2000 Cardiff City v Lincoln City L 3-2 League Division 3
25 Nov 2000 Lincoln City v Exeter City W 3-1 League Division 3
02 Dec 2000 Carlisle United v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Dec 2000 Lincoln City v Dagenham and Redbridge L 0-1 FA Cup 2nd round
23 Dec 2000 Darlington v Lincoln City L 3-0 League Division 3
26 Dec 2000 Lincoln City v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Jan 2001 Lincoln City v Blackpool W 3-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
13 Jan 2001 Lincoln City v Hull City W 2-0 League Division 3
16 Jan 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Division 3
27 Jan 2001 Lincoln City v Darlington D 2-2 League Division 3
30 Jan 2001 Lincoln City v Hartlepool United W 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
03 Feb 2001 Southend United v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Division 3
10 Feb 2001 Lincoln City v Torquay United L 1-2 League Division 3
13 Feb 2001 Lincoln City v Chesterfield W 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - northern section
17 Feb 2001 Blackpool v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Lincoln City v Macclesfield Town L 1-2 League Division 3
03 Mar 2001 Mansfield Town v Lincoln City W 2-3 League Division 3
06 Mar 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Lincoln City W 1-3 League Division 3
10 Mar 2001 Lincoln City v Cardiff City W 2-0 League Division 3
13 Mar 2001 Lincoln City v Port Vale L 0-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final - northern section (1st leg)
17 Mar 2001 York City v Lincoln City D 0-0 League Division 3
23 Mar 2001 Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town D 2-2 League Division 3
27 Mar 2001 Hartlepool United v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Division 3
03 Apr 2001 Scunthorpe United v Lincoln City L 2-1 League Division 3
10 Apr 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Cheltenham Town v Lincoln City L 2-1 League Division 3
16 Apr 2001 Lincoln City v Barnet W 2-1 League Division 3
21 Apr 2001 Chesterfield v Lincoln City W 1-2 League Division 3
23 Apr 2001 Rochdale v Lincoln City L 3-1 League Division 3
28 Apr 2001 Lincoln City v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Division 3
30 Apr 2001 Lincoln City v Halifax Town D 1-1 League Division 3
23 Feb 2002 Bristol Rovers v Lincoln City W 1-2 League Division 3
26 Feb 2002 Lincoln City v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division 3
02 Mar 2002 Lincoln City v Carlisle United W 3-1 League Division 3
05 Mar 2002 Hartlepool United v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Mar 2002 Torquay United v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
12 Mar 2002 Lincoln City v Cheltenham Town L 0-1 League Division 3
16 Mar 2002 Lincoln City v Southend United L 0-1 League Division 3
23 Mar 2002 Lincoln City v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Division 3
10 Aug 2002 Kidderminster Harriers v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
13 Aug 2002 Lincoln City v Rochdale W 2-0 League Division 3
17 Aug 2002 Lincoln City v Carlisle United L 0-1 League Division 3
24 Aug 2002 Boston United v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
31 Aug 2002 Shrewsbury Town v Lincoln City W 1-2 League Division 3
07 Sep 2002 Lincoln City v Scunthorpe United W 1-0 League Division 3
10 Sep 2002 Lincoln City v Stockport County L 1-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
21 Sep 2002 Lincoln City v Southend United W 2-1 League Division 3
28 Sep 2002 Torquay United v Lincoln City D 0-0 League Division 3
05 Oct 2002 Lincoln City v AFC Bournemouth L 1-2 League Division 3
12 Oct 2002 Bristol Rovers v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
19 Oct 2002 Lincoln City v Exeter City W 1-0 League Division 3
22 Oct 2002 Lincoln City v York City W 4-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
26 Oct 2002 Wrexham v Lincoln City W 0-2 League Division 3
29 Oct 2002 Lincoln City v Bury D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Nov 2002 Darlington v Lincoln City D 0-0 League Division 3
09 Nov 2002 Lincoln City v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Nov 2002 Lincoln City v Shrewsbury Town L 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
16 Nov 2002 Carlisle United v Lincoln City L 2-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Nov 2002 Lincoln City v Rushden and Diamonds L 1-2 League Division 3
30 Nov 2002 Oxford United v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Division 3
14 Dec 2002 Lincoln City v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 3
28 Dec 2002 Lincoln City v Swansea City W 1-0 League Division 3
01 Jan 2003 Lincoln City v Boston United D 1-1 League Division 3
21 Jan 2003 Rochdale v Lincoln City W 0-1 League Division 3
25 Jan 2003 Swansea City v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
04 Feb 2003 Carlisle United v Lincoln City W 1-4 League Division 3
15 Feb 2003 Lincoln City v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
22 Feb 2003 Scunthorpe United v Lincoln City D 0-0 League Division 3
01 Mar 2003 Lincoln City v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
04 Mar 2003 Lincoln City v Hartlepool United W 3-0 League Division 3
15 Mar 2003 Lincoln City v Wrexham D 1-1 League Division 3
18 Mar 2003 Exeter City v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
22 Mar 2003 Bury v Lincoln City L 2-0 League Division 3
25 Mar 2003 Lincoln City v Kidderminster Harriers W 1-0 League Division 3
29 Mar 2003 Lincoln City v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 3
05 Apr 2003 Lincoln City v Oxford United L 0-1 League Division 3
19 Apr 2003 Lincoln City v York City W 1-0 League Division 3
22 Apr 2003 Cambridge United v Lincoln City D 0-0 League Division 3
26 Apr 2003 AFC Bournemouth v Lincoln City W 0-1 League Division 3
03 May 2003 Lincoln City v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
10 May 2003 Lincoln City v Scunthorpe United W 5-3 League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
14 May 2003 Scunthorpe United v Lincoln City W 0-1
Agg: 3-6
League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
24 May 2003 AFC Bournemouth v Lincoln City L 5-2 League Division 3 Play-Offs Final


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