Ian Smart - Player Profile


Full Name:Ian S Smart
Born:July 27th, 1921 (Kelso)
Position:Left Winger/Left Back
Signed:August 18th, 1946
First Manager:Willie MacFadyen
Left Club:April 30th, 1952
Career Stats: 144 appearances, 17 goals
Debut: August 9th, 1941 - Dundee United 1 - 1 East Fife (Wartime - North Eastern - 1st Series)
First Goal: August 30th, 1941 - Rangers 5 - 3 Dundee United (Wartime - North Eastern - 1st Series)
Also Played For:Leicester City

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1951-52  B Division 19 0 0 - - - 42.1% 15.8% 42.1%
 1950-51  B Division 32 0 4 0.13 - - 53.1% 15.6% 31.3%
 1949-50  B Division 19 0 5 0.26 - - 47.4% 15.8% 36.8%
 1948-49  B Division 13 0 0 - - - 38.5% 15.4% 46.2%
 1947-48  B Division 20 8 1 0.05 - - 20.0% 5.0% 75.0%
 1946-47  B Division 19 5 2 0.11 - - 36.8% 10.5% 52.6%
 1943-44  North Eastern 1 0 0 - - - 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 1941-42  North Eastern 21 4 3 0.14 - - 33.3% 28.6% 38.1%
144 (0) 17 15 0.10

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 14th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 3
 Mar 22nd, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 1 - 2
 Jan 5th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton Academical 1 - 1
 Dec 1st, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 1
 Nov 24th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 2 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 14th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 3
 Jan 24th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 1 - 3
 Jan 17th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 3 - 2
 Jan 3rd, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 3
 Dec 27th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 3 - 0

Ian had been with United Juniors and Monifieth Tayside before he signed for United at the beginning of season 1941-42. He went on to become a regular that season. In the following season Ian remained on Unitedís retained list but moved to local junior side Violet and turned out for United just once more during WW2. He also appeared briefly as a wartime guest for Leicester City in September 1944.

In August 1946, he was back at Tannadice and remained a United player until he was released in May 1952. Whilst with United, Ian continued in his career as an art teacher, and in August 1959 he emigrated with his family to Canada.

 Goals Scored
Aug 30th, 1941 Wartime  (A)  vs. Rangers 3 - 5 (51')
Aug 30th, 1941 Wartime  (A)  vs. Rangers 3 - 5 (70')
Mar 28th, 1942 Wartime  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 5 - 1 (54')
May 30th, 1942 Wartime  (H)  vs. Leith Athletic 5 - 1 (42')
Aug 21st, 1946 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 2 - 2 (62')
Aug 28th, 1946 Supplementary Cup  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 4 - 1 (-)
Aug 31st, 1946 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 3 (16')
Oct 5th, 1946 League Cup  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 1 (78')
Nov 30th, 1946 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 2 - 3 (60')
Aug 30th, 1947 League Cup  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 2 - 1 (73') p
Sep 27th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 5 (85')
Dec 27th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 3 - 0 (16')
Jan 3rd, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 3 (3')
Jan 17th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 3 - 2 (16')
Jan 17th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 3 - 2 (65')
Jan 24th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 1 - 3 (80')
Feb 14th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 3 (30')

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