Eric Smith (Scottish footballer)

John Eric Smith (29 July 1934 – 12 June 1991) was a Scottish professional footballer, who played as a right half for Celtic, Leeds United and Greenock Morton in the 1950s and 1960s. He was capped twice for the Scotland national football team and later managed Morton, Hamilton Academical and Sharjah FC.

Eric Smith
Personal information
Full name John Eric Smith[1]
Date of birth 29 July 1934
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland-
Date of death 12 June 1991(1991-06-12) (aged 56)
Place of death Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Position(s) Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1960 Celtic 95 (12)
1960–1963 Leeds United 65 (3)
1964–1966 Morton 35 (3)
Total 195 (18)
National team
1959[2] SFL trial v SFA 1 (0)
1959 Scotland 2 (0)
Teams managed
1972 Morton
1972–1978 Hamilton Academical
1978 Sharjah
1986–1989 Pezoporikos Larnaca
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only