Billy Smith Player Profile

Personal

Career

  • Dundee Career Totals:
    43 first team competitive appearances
  • Also Played For: Dundee Violet, Forfar Athletic, Rangers


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1959-60 27- - - - -
1960-61 16-1- - -
TOTAL 43-1- - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Billy Smith was a centre half who was signed by Willie Thornton in the 1959-60 season on a free transfer from Rangers.

He went to Ibrox from Dundee Violet in 1955, Billy was from Arbroath where his family owned fishing boats.

At Ibrox, he played just three first team games including a Glasgow Charity Cup tie in May 1958 and was released a year later. He was the only addition to Dens Park playing staff during the summer of 1959 and made his debut, ironically, against Rangers in a 3-1 home defeat the following October - Bob Shankly's first game in charge.

That was the start of 27 consecutive appearances until almost the end of the season. Significantly, lan Ure filled the centre-half berth for the final game of the season and Billy partnered him for the first eleven games of season 1960-61, However, Billy's first team days were clearly numbered. Ure took over at centre-half and was partnered by Doug Cowie in what his last season at Dens.

That restricted Smith to just five more appearances, the last of which was against Rangers as Dundee lost 5-1 to his first senior club, Rangers, in a Scottish Cup tie at Dens Park in February 1961. He was on the books during the following season, but he wasn't one of the fifteen players used during the title- winning term. Freed at the end of the season, he joined Forfar where he played for several seasons.

Debut

October 10th, 1959
Dundee 1 - 3 Rangers

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 33-- --
Scottish Cup 2-- --
League Cup 8-- --
Totals: 43-- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 11/02/61 2nd Round vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 5
 17/12/60 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
 10/12/60 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H) 2 - 1
 12/11/60 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H) 0 - 2
 05/11/60 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 None

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 11/02/61 2nd Round vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 5
 17/12/60 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 10/12/60 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  2 - 1
 12/11/60 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  0 - 2
 05/11/60 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 21/09/60 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 4
 17/09/60 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 3
 14/09/60 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 10/09/60 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 3
 03/09/60 Group 4 vs. Aberdeen (H)  6 - 0
 31/08/60 Group 4 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 27/08/60 Group 4 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 24/08/60 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 20/08/60 Group 4 vs. Aberdeen (A)  4 - 1
 17/08/60 Group 4 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 1
 13/08/60 Group 4 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 0
 16/04/60 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 02/04/60 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  3 - 3
 26/03/60 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  6 - 3
 19/03/60 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 0
 12/03/60 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 10/03/60 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 05/03/60 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 1
 29/02/60 2nd Round vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 27/02/60 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 1
 09/02/60 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 23/01/60 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 4
 16/01/60 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 09/01/60 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 0
 02/01/60 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/60 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 1
 26/12/59 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 3
 19/12/59 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 1
 12/12/59 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 0
 05/12/59 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 2
 28/11/59 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  1 - 2
 21/11/59 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 14/11/59 Division One vs. Partick (A)  5 - 0
 07/11/59 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 31/10/59 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 0
 24/10/59 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 2
 17/10/59 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 10/10/59 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored
None

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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