The Smelt Brothers

Four brothers from Kimberworth, Rotherham who each played League football.  Two of them, Alf and Jack are named in the 1919 Montagu Cup win for Kimberworth Old Boys.  Alf played in goal for this match - he played both in goal and as a back for Rotherham County.

Len (b. 1883) - Burnley's oldest player.  Possibly the oldest player to play a football league match (aged 43 for Barrow).
CLUBS:
ROTHERHAM TOWN

ROTHERHAM COUNTY

GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY
BURNLEY
BARROW

Alf (b. 1885) - No photo yet
CLUBS
: CHESTERFIELD TOWN
LEEDS CITY

Jack (b. 1895) - No photo yet.  Jack was christened John William.
CLUBS
: ROTHERHAM COUNTY

PORTSMOUTH

THE WEDNESDAY

Tom (b.
ROTHERHAM TOWN
ACCRINGTON STANLEY
EXETER CITY
CHESTERFIELD
MANCHESTER CITY
OLDHAM ATHLETIC
CREWE ALEXANDRA
SCUNTHORPE UNITED
ROTHERHAM UNITED

Len played for Burnley's "Champions of England" in 1921. He was still playing aged 41 becoming their oldest ever player.
All the photographs and info below is thanks to Graham Barnes.

Tom (2nd from left seated) in his Scunthorpe days. Credit:  Graham Barnes

Len (3rd from left back row) Rotherham County
Credit:  Graham Barnes

Len: (2nd from right on the back row)
Credit:  Graham Barnes

Credit:  Graham Barnes

Proof that Jack played both in goal AND as a back.
CREDIT:  Gary John Noble GREEN UN 2/10/15

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