Wide man Smith joined City in 1909 and had a productive season in 1909/10, missing only one game and bagging 17 goals as City narrowed missing out on promotion to the top flight. Over the next two seasons Smith drifted out of the first team as injuries caught up with him, and he retired from the professional game in 1912.
Midlander Smith was born in Coventry and grew up in Northamptonshire, starting his career at Kettering and Northampton at the turn of the 20th century. He made his name in the senior leagues at Bradford City where he contributed a goal per two games over a four year spell. This culminated in 1907/08 in promotion for the Bantams to the First Division, with Smith scoring 20 goals.
Smith died tragically young at his Worksop home in 1917, just five years after leaving City.
Date/Place of Birth: 24 October 1881, Coventry
Hull City First Game: 13 March 1909, Stockport County H (Division Two), 27 years, 140 days old
Hull City Final Game: 20 April 1912, Clapton Orient H (Division Two) , 30 years, 179 days old
Kettering Town (1901-1904), Northampton Town (1904-1905), Bradford City (1905-1909), Leicester Fosse (1909), Hull City (1909-1912)
Hull City Record
Career: 97 apps, 32 goalsWallace Smith