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Hibernian Player Gordon Smith Details

Smith, Gordon

PositionWinger
Date of Birth25/05/1924
Place of BirthEdinburgh
NationalityScottish
Signed FromDundee North End
Sold ToHearts
Other ClubsDundee
Games Played636 [Show all]
Games Started636
Games On As Sub0
Goals303 (including 4 penalties)
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards0
DebutVs Heart of Midlothian on 28/04/1941 in Scottish Southern League (A 5-3)
Age on Debut16 Years and 338 Days
First GoalVs Heart of Midlothian on 28/04/1941 in Scottish Southern League (A 5-3)
Age at First Goal16 Years and 338 Days


Season Breakdown

 Scottish LeagueScottish CupLeague CupOtherTotal
SeasonStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)Goals
1958/195915 (0)15 (0)10 (0)00 (0)020 (0)2
1957/195816 (0)30 (0)06 (0)20 (0)022 (0)5
1956/195716 (0)31 (0)14 (0)10 (0)021 (0)5
1955/195630 (0)71 (0)06 (0)25 (0)042 (0)9
1954/195528 (0)91 (0)06 (0)00 (0)035 (0)9
1953/195412 (0)50 (0)09 (0)40 (0)021 (0)9
1952/195328 (0)134 (0)49 (0)24 (0)145 (0)20
1951/195229 (0)93 (0)02 (0)04 (0)138 (0)10
1950/195125 (0)105 (0)110 (0)70 (0)040 (0)18
1949/195029 (0)251 (0)07 (0)40 (0)037 (0)29
1948/194929 (0)154 (0)06 (0)30 (0)039 (0)18
1947/194829 (0)195 (0)46 (0)40 (0)040 (0)27
1946/194722 (0)76 (0)16 (0)50 (0)034 (0)13
1945/19460 (0)00 (0)00 (0)038 (0)2038 (0)20
1944/19450 (0)00 (0)00 (0)040 (0)2640 (0)26
1943/19440 (0)00 (0)00 (0)039 (0)2039 (0)20
1942/19430 (0)00 (0)00 (0)040 (0)3140 (0)31
1941/19420 (0)00 (0)00 (0)042 (0)2842 (0)28
1940/19410 (0)00 (0)00 (0)03 (0)43 (0)4
Totals308 (0)12636 (0)1277 (0)34215 (0)131636 (0)303


Last 5 Games Started

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
14/03/1959AwayScottish Cup (R4)Third LanarkLost1-2
28/02/1959HomeScottish Cup (R3)Partick ThistleWon4-1
21/02/1959AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 26)Airdrieonians (1878-2002)Lost3-4
18/02/1959HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 25)AberdeenWon1-0
14/02/1959HomeScottish Cup (R2)FalkirkWon3-1


Last 5 Games Scored In

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
31/01/1959AwayScottish Cup (R1)Raith RoversDrawn1-1
20/12/1958AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 17)Stirling AlbionWon3-0
18/01/1958HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 22)FalkirkDrawn3-3
11/01/1958AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 21)RangersLost1-3
02/01/1958AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 19)MotherwellLost1-3


Current Comments

8 comments so far (post your own)

No one in the history of Hibernian FC has played in more games or scored more goals for the club than Gordon Smith ; - and chances are no one ever will. Surely the greatest Hibs player that ever lived.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 16/08/2010 - 15:51

Outside-right. One of the great masters in that position, playing with an easy elegance always, it appeared, well within himself. Was well-nigh perfect in ball control and centring ability. Scored over 300 goals in Scottish senior football. Scotland's 'Player of the Year' 1951.

Source :- "A Scottish Soccer Internationalists' Who's Who, 1872-1986" by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press Ltd)

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 06/05/2011 - 14:12

interestingly, now that the word means something different, he was known as "The Gay Gordon" (edited by moderator)

Posted by panny copland on 22/10/2011 - 23:15

Gordon Smith had the unique distinction of winning Scottish League Championship medals with three separate clubs - Hibernian (1947-48,1950-51 and 1951-52), Heart of Midlothian (1959-60) and Dundee (1961-62) - an achievement made more remarkable by the fact that he never played for Celtic or Rangers.

Posted by Donald Caskie on 24/05/2012 - 00:14

Career :- Montrose Roselea/Hillside United/Dundee North End/Hibernian 28 Apr 1941/Heart of Midlothian 1 Aug 1959/Dundee 31 May 1961/Drumcondra 6 Mar 1964/retired 20 Jul 1964.


Source :- "Prince of Wingers - Gordon Smith" by Tony Smith.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 07/10/2012 - 01:35

Along with Willie Ormond he fashioned the bullets fired by Reilly. The greatest winger in Scottish football with the possible exception of Jinky....possible exception.

Posted by justin on 03/09/2013 - 22:18

While driving around St. Andrews Square, trying to get a parking space, I noticed Gordon Smith walking by. I told my son to jump out the car and get his autograph. When my son asked him for the autograph, he said: "Who are you kidding laddie," this must be for your dad." True enough. I double parked and had a long conversation with him. Todays' fans have no idea what a great player Gordon was. (edited by moderator)

Posted by ivor Lindores on 19/09/2014 - 05:13

'A Gordon fur me, a Gordon fur me,
If your no a Gordon yir nae use tae me,
Willie Groves wiz braw,
Sandy McMahon an' them 'aw,
But the cocky wee Gordon
Is the pride o' them 'aw.'


Source :- "The Making of Hibernian - 1914-1946 - The Romantic Years" by Alan Lugton (Chap 12, pg 195).

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 24/05/2015 - 00:47

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