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Mick Smyth

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Full name  Michael Smyth
Name  Mick Smyth
Height  6.3
Role  Soccer player
Years  Team
Playing position  Goalkeeper
1959–1962  Drumcondra

Date of birth  (1940-05-13) 13 May 1940 (age 75)
Place of birth  Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Mick Smyth (born 13 May 1940 in Dublin) was an Irish soccer player who played for Drumcondra, Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Athlone Town in the League of Ireland throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and had a short spell in England with Barrow in the early 1960s.

Married Celine Doyle from Eastwall Dublin and had 3 daughters (Suzanne, Gillian & Alison) 1 son (Damien). His Son had a junior career also as a goalkeeper, but it's his grandson Scott who is impressing coaches with his early ability between the sticks at only 10 years old he is showing that he could be as successful as his grandfather.

Mick's wife died after a battle with cancer in 2004.

Living in the family home in Dublin Raheny, Mick spends all his time still keeping fit with regular visits to the Gym when not surrounded by his 8 Grandchildren, Kallum, Shaun, Alana, Lucas, Reanne, Scott, Rhys & Sophia.

Made his Rovers debut at Drogheda on the 27th of December 1964 and kept a clean sheet. A dominant goalkeeper, he won five FAI Cup winners medals in a row with Rovers from 1965 to 1969. After making 12 appearances in European competition for the Milltown club he left to join Bohemians in May 1971. He won two league winners medals in 1974/75 and 1977/78 and was named Irish Football Personality of the Year in 1977. He made 16 appearances in European competition for Bohs. Played in 136 competitive games in a row for Bohs between December 1973 until the April 1979.

Along with Johnny Fullam he signed for Athlone in August 1979. He signed back for Rovers in August 1982. He earned one cap for Ireland in 1968 against Poland. On 25 November 2008 his medals were stolen.


  • League of Ireland: 3
  • Bohemians - 1974–75, 1977–78
  • Athlone Town - 1980/81
  • FAI Cup: 6
  • Shamrock Rovers - 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
  • Bohemians - 1976
  • League of Ireland Cup:3
  • Bohemians - 1975
  • Athlone Town - 1979/80, 1981/82
  • Leinster Senior Cup (association football):1
  • Athlone Town - 1979/80
  • Top Four Cup
  • Shamrock Rovers 1966
  • Dublin City Cup
  • Shamrock Rovers 1966/67
  • Blaxnit Cup
  • Shamrock Rovers 1967-68
  • SWAI Personality of the Year
  • Bohemians - 1976/77
  • References

    Mick Smyth Wikipedia

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