Gordon Smith

(B.1924 - D.2004)
Football
Inducted in 2003

Some say that Gordon Smith was as good as the legendary English winger, Sir Stanley Matthews. Everyone else says that he was even better. He was capable of incredible trickery with a football and made his name as part of the ‘Famous Five’ forward line that helped steer Hibernian FC to the top of the Scottish game in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Later in his career he won the league with Heart of Midlothian and Dundee, taking them to the European Cup for the first time – and so far the last. He won 18 Scotland caps, including two as captain, and made over 500 appearances for Hibernian, scoring 364 times – a club record. In one game alone for Hibernian, an 8-0 rout of Third Lanark, he scored five goals. Smith won five League Championship badges, three with Hibernian and one each with Heart of Midlothian and Dundee.
 

Gordon Smith