Gordon Smith (May 25, 1924 in Edinburgh – August 8, 2004 in North Berwick) was a Scottish football player.
When a recurring ankle injury led to Hibs releasing him in 1959 most observers assumed that (the then 35 year-old) Smith’s career was over. Smith thought otherwise, and after paying for an operation on the offending ankle himself, he eventually signed for Hearts. He was to enjoy immediate success at Tynecastle, winning both the League and the League Cup in his first season.
After an injury-plagued second season with Hearts, Smith was released and again the football writers prepared obituaries for the veteran’s career. Again Smith was to confound contemporary wisdom, signing for Dundee and forming a part of their first, and so far only, league winning side in 1962. At the age of 38, Smith had achieved the unique distinction of being the only player to win the league title with three different teams, remarkably despite playing for neither of the traditionally dominant “Old Firm”.
The following season Smith, in a forward pairing with Alan Gilzean helped Dundee to the European Cup semi-finals, where they performed gallantly in an aggregate defeat to A.C. Milan. After leaving Dundee, he played briefly for Drumcondra in the Republic of Ireland before finally retiring.
During his playing career, Gordon Smith was capped 19 times by Scotland, scoring 4 goals.