Referee David W. Smith bio

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DW Smith holds up a glass that was thrown at him during a match between Leeds and Liverpool.
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Born
1926-11-10
Intl. since
1968-01-01
Hometown
Stonehouse
Country
England
Speaks
English
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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2011-08-30

David Smith served as a football league referee from 1959 to 1974 and as a FIFA referee from 1968 to 1974.

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He is be best remembered as the referee for the centenary 1971-72 FA Cup Final between Leeds United and Arsenal and for taking charge of a match in the 1972 European Championships.

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David Smith, who was a goal keeper in his youth, passed away in December 2010 at the age of 84.

From our reporter: James Ng