Les Smith (Australian footballer)

Leslie Maurice Smith (28 May 1900 – 12 January 1975)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Les Smith
Personal information
Full name Leslie Maurice Smith
Date of birth 28 May 1900
Place of birth Murchison, Victoria
Date of death 12 January 1975(1975-01-12) (aged 74)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Newtown
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1921–1929 Geelong 123 (17)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Smith, who Geelong acquired from Newtown, started out as a wingman and rover but played mostly as a defender during his league career.[1] He was a regular in the Geelong team throughout the 1920s. In 1925 he was one of only five Geelong players to appear in all 19 games and was in the back pocket in their 1925 premiership side.[2][3]


  1. "Les Smith - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. "AFL Tables: Les Smith". afltables.com.
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.

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