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Chelsea FC Profile: Jack Smith

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Full Name: Arthur John Smith

Born: Friday, 27th October 1911
Place of birth: Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales
Height: 5' 10"
Died: Saturday, 7th June 1975 (aged 63)
Place of death: Weymouth, Dorset, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1937 to 1945

Jack was an RAF Flight-Sergeant during WWII, stationed in the midlands and guesting for West Bromwich Albion, tumbled off a kerbstone and had his foot run over by a bus. The injury ended his career

Playing Career:

Aberdare & Aberaman
West Bromwich Albion
Merthyr Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town
Chelsea (Mar 1937 to Jun 1945) - cost: unknown - Retired

* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 12th March 1938, Chelsea 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

Age on debut: 26 years 4 months 13 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 6th May 1939, Chelsea 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1937 / 38 11000011
1938 / 39 34400038


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jack Smith made 49 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League12th Mar 1938Chelsea00Bolton Wanderers38,171 match drawn
League19th Mar 1938Sunderland11Chelsea19,327 match drawn
League26th Mar 1938Chelsea20Everton27,043 match won
League2nd Apr 1938Manchester City10Chelsea31,033 match lost
League9th Apr 1938Chelsea41Leicester City20,211 match won
League15th Apr 1938Chelsea02Preston North End54,735 match lost
League16th Apr 1938Huddersfield Town12Chelsea18,356 match won
League18th Apr 1938Preston North End00Chelsea32,096 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1938Chelsea30Derby County25,032 match won
League27th Apr 1938Chelsea11Charlton Athletic21,843 match drawn
League30th Apr 1938Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea27,718 match drawn
League27th Aug 1938Liverpool21Chelsea33,868 match lost
League31st Aug 1938Chelsea31Preston North End24,821 match won
League3rd Sep 1938Chelsea30Leicester City37,323 match won
League5th Sep 1938Bolton Wanderers02Chelsea19,616 match won
League10th Sep 1938Middlesbrough11Chelsea28,359 match drawn
League17th Sep 1938Chelsea22Birmingham39,505 match drawn
League24th Sep 1938Manchester United51Chelsea34,557 match lost
League1st Oct 1938Chelsea11Stoke City35,320 match drawn
League8th Oct 1938Blackpool51Chelsea24,878 match lost
League15th Oct 1938Chelsea42Arsenal64,443 match won
League22nd Oct 1938Brentford10Chelsea31,425 match lost
League29th Oct 1938Chelsea02Derby County37,919 match lost
League5th Nov 1938Grimsby Town21Chelsea11,461 match lost
League12th Nov 1938Chelsea40Sunderland37,103 match won
League19th Nov 1938Aston Villa62Chelsea41,678 match lost
League26th Nov 1938Chelsea13Wolverhampton Wanderers32,456 match lost
League3rd Dec 1938Everton41Chelsea27,959 match lost
League10th Dec 1938Chelsea30Huddersfield Town23,257 match won
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1939Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday60,920 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea47,549 match drawn
League18th Feb 1939Arsenal10Chelsea54,510 match lost
F.A. Cup20th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday13Chelsea51,879 match won
League25th Feb 1939Chelsea13Brentford33,511 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1939Chelsea01Grimsby Town45,409 match lost
League8th Mar 1939Derby County01Chelsea6,697 match won
League11th Mar 1939Chelsea51Grimsby Town17,102 match won
League15th Mar 1939Chelsea11Blackpool12,971 match drawn
League18th Mar 1939Sunderland32Chelsea10,954 match lost
League25th Mar 1939Chelsea21Aston Villa31,255 match won
League1st Apr 1939Wolverhampton Wanderers20Chelsea28,747 match lost
League7th Apr 1939Charlton Athletic20Chelsea29,014 match lost
League8th Apr 1939Chelsea02Everton51,481 match lost
League10th Apr 1939Chelsea13Charlton Athletic27,070 match lost
League15th Apr 1939Huddersfield Town31Chelsea11,731 match lost
League22nd Apr 1939Chelsea10Portsmouth28,744 match won
League26th Apr 1939Birmingham11Chelsea28,637 match drawn
League29th Apr 1939Preston North End11Chelsea13,333 match drawn
League6th May 1939Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers18,232 match drawn

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Chelsea FC Player Jack Smith

Games Won: 15
Win Percentage: 30.61%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 49 appearances, Jack Smith played alongside the following 27 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

David Alexander (1)
Len Allum (24)
Jimmy Argue (23)
Joe Bambrick (1)
George Barber (25)
Ned Barkas (17)
Peter Buchanan (11)
Harry Burgess (40)
Wilf Chitty (4)
Allan Craig (23)
Dickie Foss (20)
George Gibson (5)
Bob Griffiths (7)
Alf Hanson (34)
Johnny Jackson (4)
Arnold Mayes (6)
Harold Miller (1)
George Mills (26)
Billy Mitchell (19)
John O'Hare (7)
Joe Payne (33)
Ernest Reid (1)
Bob Salmond (19)
Doug Smale (1)
Dick Spence (48)
Sam Weaver (45)
Victor Woodley (45)