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Smith, Hughie (1930-34)
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PersonalFullname: Hugh Smith
aka: Hughie Smith
Birthplace: Port Glasgow, Scotland
Signed: 17 May 1930
Left: 6 June 1934 (free); 15 June 1937 (Ayr Utd)
Position: Inside Forward
Debut: Celtic 6-0 Hibernian, League, 23 Aug 1930
BiogHughie Smith was an inside-forward who was signed by the Bhoys from Port Glasgow Juniors in May 1930, with one commentator remarking that he was "going to be one of the best captures that Celtic ever made...". It wasn't to be.
Hughie made his competitive debut for the Hoops in a 6-0 trouncing of Hibs in the league at Parkhead on August 23rd .He made an instant impact on the Parkhead support with a debut goal. A typically tricky wee Scottish forward, Smith loved to dribble the ball and try fancy flicks. He was also deceptively quick and was an accurate passer of the ball.
His main failing though was a lack of strength and in the robust world of Scottish football in the 1930 Hughie was too easily knocked off the ball. Hughie was released by Celtic in June 1934 after 27 appearances and two goals.
He went on to play for Ayr United (where at one point he was advised to give up due to medical reason). Later he moved to Morton, where he and Dan McGarry made a formidable left-wing.
After football, he worked in the shipyards.
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