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A 15ct. gold 1901 F.A. Cup winner's medal awarded to Tom Smith of Tottenham Hotspur, inscribed 1901, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, WINNERS, TOM SMITH, FOOTBALL; sold together with a repro photo of the Spurs 1901 Cup Winners.

Tom Smith was born in Maryport, Cumbria, 26th November 1876.

The outside-right began his career at Preston North End in 1895 where he played 53 matches and scored eight goals. He then joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1897 and featured in both matches of the 1901 F.A. Cup Final, scoring the second goal during the Cup winning replay at Burnden Park.

Smith rejoined Preston in 1903 and played a further eight matches and scoring three goals. He later played for Carlisle United before ending his career at Maryport Tradesmen.

Tom Smith died in 1937.

The 1901 F.A. Cup Final was played at Crystal Palace with Spurs and Sheffield United drawing the match 2-2. In the replay at Burnden Park Tottenham became the first and only non-League football team to lift the Cup winning 3-1.

Sold for £20000

26 & 27 October Sporting Memorabilia
Sotheby's New Bond Street Saleroom
26 October 2015

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