Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
A. Player

born in Scotland

James Aloysius Smith was born on Wednesday, 9th September, 1925, in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Monday, 10th June, 1946, having most recently been with Alva Albion Rangers.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 11th September, 1946, in a 3-2 defeat at home to Third Lanark in the Glasgow Cup.

That day, Jimmy became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 3 goals on Saturday, 5th April, 1947, in a 2-2 friendly draw away to Ayr United.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 15th November, 1947, in a 5-3 defeat at home to Celtic in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 11 occasions.

Jimmy's club-list included Alva Albion Rangers, Partick Thistle, Alloa Athletic, Albion Rovers, Coatdyke, Walsall, Dunfermline Athletic, Arbroath and Brechin City.

James died in 2006, in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, aged 81. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
21y, 0m, 2d goal.png 11.09.1946 Third Lanark [h] L2-3 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
21y, 0m, 5d goal.png 14.09.1946 Aberdeen [a] D2-2 (SFL Division A - game 9)
21y, 6m, 27d goal.png 05.04.1947 Ayr United [a] D2-2 (Friendly)

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