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Alex Smith 1970 - 1973
Full Back
Fullname:Alex Smith
Birthday:Sunday 11th May 1947
Height:5ft 11inWeight:11st 9lb
Position, records and matches
Usual position: Full Back

28th June 2005

Alex was born in the Yorkshire town of Dewsbury and played West Riding Schools representative football before signing as an amateur for Ossett in the Yorkshire League. It wasn't long before Alex attracted the attention of the League clubs and he signed professional forms for Bradford City when he was 17. During his three years at Valley Parade he made more than 140 first team appearances and also impressed when playing against Southend. In March 1968 he went to Huddersfield Town as part of a package deal with whom. he was later to make around 30 senior appearances. Joined Southend in April 1970 and has been a regular in the first team ever since.

Hobbies: bowls and refereeing local football matches.

Article by 1972 Club handbook

Southend United Career
YearsTotalsLeagueFA CupLeague CupOther Cup
Start Sub Goal StartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoal
1970 - 1973 139 1 1 129 1 1 4 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Southend United Career
Start Sub Goal
Southend United Transfers
Date Team Fee Notes
Joined 1 April 1970 Huddersfield Town
Left 1 January 1973 Colchester United