Reggie Smith
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: James Christopher Reginald Smith
  • Born: January 20th, 1912 (Battersea, England)
  • First Appointed: September 1st, 1954


Managerial History


Sep 1st, 1954 to Jan 15th, 1957

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Davie Cross - 95
2. Alec Edmiston - 82
3. Alex Arnold - 81
4. Johnny Coyle - 78
5. Frank Callaghan - 67
6. Archie Aikman - 64
7. Maurice Milne - 64
8. Jimmy Reid - 62
9. Eddie Stewart - 54
10. John McBain - 52
1. Johnny Coyle - 71
2. Maurice Milne - 28
3. Jimmy Reid - 25
4. Archie Aikman - 23
5. Tom McGairy - 13
6. Sandy Stephen - 9
7. Jimmy Coyle - 8
8. Willie Dunlop - 8
9. Jimmy Murphy - 6
10. Dave Sturrock - 6

First Match In Charge
Sep 1st, 1954 3 - 1 vs. Dunfermline Athletic, League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Last Match In Charge
Jan 12th, 1957 0 - 1 vs. Stranraer, League

Total Players Used:
61

Biggest Win(s)
Dec 1st, 1956 7 - 0 vs. Albion Rovers, League (Division Two)
Apr 21st, 1956 8 - 1 vs. Berwick Rangers, League (B Division)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 17th, 1955 1 - 7 vs. Motherwell, League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
110 38 27 45 235 229
(34.5%) (24.5%) (40.9%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
58 30 13 15 157 101
(51.7%) (22.4%) (25.9%)

Biography

An ex-England International who spent eleven years at Millwall, Smith was with the Royal Air Force during the second World War when he was posted to Leuchars in 1944. During his time in Fife, he appeared as a guest player for Dundee and when the war was over he signed on at Dens Park on a permanent deal.

It was with Dundee where Smith took up a coaching position after a brief spell as Corby Town manager, and in September 1954 Dundee United chose Smith to replace the departed Willie MacFadyen.

In his first season he managed to keep United off the bottom of the Division Two table, and followed that up with a respectable 8th place in 1955/56. Midway through his third season, Smith resigned to take over Division One club Falkirk, who he lead to Scottish Cup glory just a few months later.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Lawrie Higgins Sep 7th, 1954
2. Eddie Stewart Sep 21st, 1954
3. Tommy Robertson Nov 10th, 1954
4. Sandy Stephen Nov 11th, 1954
5. Willie Dunlop Nov 12th, 1954
6. Alan Massie Nov 18th, 1954
7. Duncan McMillan Nov 26th, 1954
8. Sandy McLaren Nov 27th, 1954
9. Tom McGairy Dec 3rd, 1954
10. Tom Simpson Dec 6th, 1954
11. Ronnie Johnston Dec 27th, 1954
12. John McBain Jan 4th, 1955
13. Archie Aikman Feb 4th, 1955
14. Bob Penman Mar 23rd, 1955
15. Jimmy Reid Mar 26th, 1955
16. Maurice Milne Apr 16th, 1955
17. Jimmy Coyle Jun 27th, 1955
18. Fred Grubb Jun 27th, 1955
19. Jimmy Briggs Jun 27th, 1955
20. Alex Will Jul 18th, 1955
21. Dave Sturrock Jul 18th, 1955
22. Frank Barclay Aug 18th, 1955
23. Ian Lornie Sep 2nd, 1955
24. Duncan Young Oct 18th, 1955
25. Neil McKinven Nov 24th, 1955
26. Willie Penman Dec 14th, 1955
27. George Grant Jan 6th, 1956
28. Noel Wannan Jul 4th, 1956
29. Sandy Evans Aug 4th, 1956
30. Bobby Henderson Aug 4th, 1956
31. Davie Gray Sep 13th, 1956
32. Ian Inglis Oct 14th, 1956
33. Charlie Hutton Oct 27th, 1956
34. Don Watt Nov 24th, 1956

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed