Player Info

  • Rev. Arnold Kirke Smith

  • Born: 23rd April 1850, Ecclesfield, Sheffield
  • Died: 8th October 1927, Boxworth, Cambridgeshire aged 77
  • England Career: 1872
  • Positions whilst with England: Forward
  • Clubs (and caps) whilst with England: Oxford University (1)
  • FA Legacy Number: 8
  • Notes: Having been a founder member of the Oxford University club he was FA Cup runner-up with them in 1873. He played for Scotland against England in the pre-official matches. He was ordained in 1875 and after curacies at Biggleswade, East Socon & Somersham became vicar at Boxworth in 1889 until his death in 1927. Sometimes erroneously named Kirke-Smith but his birth certificate states Kirke was a middle name.

England Career Statistics

England Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Away
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Drawn
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Forward
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

England Managers

    • Manager
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Committee
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

    England Team Mates (Top 10)

    Sources

    • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
    • Association Football in Victorian England by Philip Gibbons (Minerva Press 2001)
    • The Early FA Cup Finals by Keith Warsop (SoccerData 2004)
    • England: Player by Player by Graham Betts (Green Umbrella Publishing 2006)
    • Birth Registration Jun 1850 Wortley 22 812
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)

    Match List