Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Cyril James Smith

Known as
Jimmy Smith

25 January 1899

11 January 1974 (aged 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 205d
Last game: 27y 201d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 10

Jimmy Smith

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,313th player to appear, 1,639th most games played, 2,414th most goals kickedRichmond: 177th player to appear, 91st most games played, 179th most goals kicked

Originally recruited to Richmond from Yarra Park school as a forward Jimmy Smith was quickly transformed into a highly tenacious and reliable half back flanker, one of the very best of his time. Between 1917 and 1926 he played a total of 132 VFL games, including the grand finals of 1919 (lost), 1920 and 1921 (both won). He played state football for Victoria five times. After retiring as a player he served on the Richmond committee from 1927 to 1931.

Author - John Devaney



* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.