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Smith, Gilbert Oswald

Team: Corinthians

Manufacturer: Ogden Guinea Golds

Set Title: Footballers Base M

Year: 1897

Availability: Out of stock

$999.99

Smith, Gilbert Oswald

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Rookie Card of Gilbert Oswald "G.O" Smith. Soccer's first superstar. Often misdated as 1899.

Gilbert Oswald Smith (born 25 November 1872 in Croydon, Surrey, died 6 December 1943 in Lymington, Hampshire), familiarly known as G. O. Smith or simply as G. O. or Jo, was a nineteenth century amateur footballer often referred to as "the first great centre forward". In addition, Smith played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Surrey.[2]

Smith was educated, from 1886 to 1892, at Charterhouse School, one of the principal nurseries of the Association Football game, and learned many of the skills that subsequently brought him fame while boarding at the school. He went on to study at Keble College, Oxford, and was by profession a school teacher. He was unmarried.

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Rookie Card of Gilbert Oswald "G.O" Smith. Soccer's first superstar. Often misdated as 1899. Gilbert Oswald Smith (born 25 November 1872 in Croydon, Surrey, died 6 December 1943 in Lymington, Hampshire), familiarly known as G. O. Smith or simply as G. O. or Jo, was a nineteenth century amateur footballer often referred to as "the first great centre forward". In addition, Smith played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Surrey.[2] Smith was educated, from 1886 to 1892, at Charterhouse School, one of the principal nurseries of the Association Football game, and learned many of the skills that subsequently brought him fame while boarding at the school. He went on to study at Keble College, Oxford, and was by profession a school teacher. He was unmarried.

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Associated Teams No
National Team England
Manufacturer Ogden Guinea Golds
Set Title Footballers Base M
Sub Set / Variety Main Set
Type Card
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