Tommy Smith (footballer born 1945)

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Thomas "Tommy" Smith, MBE (born 5 April 1945) was a long-serving footballer with Liverpool, known for his uncompromising defensive style.


  • I have never started a fight in my life but I have finished a few... sometimes I shudder when I think about what I have done.
  • I don't think tackling is at all acceptable these days... there are a lot of cheats in the game, too.

Quotes about Tommy Smith[edit]

  • Tommy Smith wasn't born, he was quarried.

..Bill Shankly.** Phil Gordos (2008-03-31). Coping with Cristiano Ronaldo. BBC News. Retrieved on 2008-03-31.

  • If he isn't named Footballer of the Year, football should be stopped and the men who picked any other player should be sent to the Kremlin.

Tommy on other people[edit]

  • If Shankly was the Anfield foreman, Paisley was the brickie, ready to build an empire with his own hands."

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