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Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

Clubs played for: Brentford, Aston Villa, Brentford (1936-1952).

Born: 13th March 1918

Birthplace: Ealing, London

Position: Outside left

Biography: Les Smith won the Wartime Cup Final with Brentford in 1942 when he scored both goals at Wembley in a 2 nil victory over Portsmouth. He won it again with Chelsea in 1945. He remains the youngest player ever to appear in an FA Amateur Cup Final and won 15 War Time and Victory caps with England as you can see from the attached photograph of the illuminated address. Owned a radio and television shop in Aston was living in retirement in Lichfield, Staffs until his death in 1995.

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Smith, Leslie Hello Sir, Can you let me know if your father ever worked at Longbridge British Leyland. I worked with a Les Smith who I was told was a footballer could that be your father. He was a splendid chap very popular with all the lads on the track. Best wishes Dave Foxall
23-02-21 Dave Foxall

Smith, Leslie My father was born on 13th March 1918 and died in Lichfield,Staffs on May 20th 1995. He founded and managed the Aston Villa Old stars and raised many thousands of pounds for charity between 1960 and 1985.
11-08-20 Martin Smith

Smith, Leslie I am his son and would like to provide any further information,including photographs,that to may find interesting. Perhaps you could let me know how to do this. Best wishes. Martin Smith.

Thanks Martin. Yes please but no e-mail address supplied.
19-07-20 Martin smith

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