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Spurs legend Smith dies

September 19, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham have announced the death of former striker Bobby Smith at the age of 77.

Peter Bonetti, Terry Venables, Bobby Smith
GettyImagesBobby Smith (right) heads the ball past Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti

Smith played as a centre forward for Spurs as they won the Double in the 1960-61 season, scoring 33 goals in the First Division and FA Cup that year. Spurs have not won the title since.

Smith scored in the 2-0 win over Leicester in the FA Cup final that year as well as the 3-1 victory over Burnley in the following year's final. He was also part of the European Cup Winners' Cup success of 1963.

Smith died in hospital on Saturday evening following a short illness and a message on Spurs' official website read: "It is with great regret that we announce the death of Bobby Smith, our legendary centre-forward from our great Double-winning side of 1960-61.

"We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Bobby Smith at this very sad time."