Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith
● Gordon Smith (LH)

born in Scotland

Gordon James Smith was born on Friday, 4th April, 1958, in Haddington, East Lothian.

The 5' 10 (11st 4lbs) forward signed for Benny Rooney's Thistle in September, 1985, having most recently been with Meadowbank Thistle.

Aged 27, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 21st September, 1985, in a 2-1 defeat at home to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

Gordon scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 28th September, 1985, in a 3-2 win away to Falkirk in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 13 goals on Monday, 4th August, 1986, in a 1-0 friendly win at home to Celtic XI.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 11th October, 1986, in a 1-1 draw away to Queen of the South in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 36 occasions.

Gordon's club-list included Musselburgh Windsor, Heart of Midlothian, Berwick Rangers, Falkirk, Meadowbank Thistle, Partick Thistle, East Fife and Penicuik Athletic.

Bio Extra

Previously with Hearts, Berwick, Falkirk and Meadowbank, "Pogo" joined Thistle in September 1985, and scored his first goal for the club a week after his debut. Always an enthusiastic striker, his bustling style created problems for opposing defences, but his temper often meant that he was his own and Thistle's worst enemy, contriving to be sent off on more than one occasion. Despite this he was a popular player with the supporters. Left to join East Fife.

(NK)



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