Tommy Smith, English footballer, Died at 74

Thomas Smith was born on April 5, 1945, and died on April 12, 2019.

He was an English footballer.

From 1962 to 1978, he was playing as a defender at Liverpool for 16 years.

Smith was popular for his uncompromising defensive style, manager Bill Shankly once said of him: “Tommy Smith wasn’t born, he was quarried”.

He played as a central defender for most of his career.

His most significant minute for the club likely came when he scored Liverpool’s second objective in the 1977 European Cup Final against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He played once for England, in 1971, and furthermore played at club level for Tampa Bay Rowdies, Los Angeles Aztecs and Swansea City.

Thomas Smith passed away at 74 years old.