Inducted in 2004
1924 — 2004
Football Player; The Edinburgh born wing forward must rate as one of Scotland’s greatest natural football talents. A member of the Hibernian ‘Famous Five’ forward line of the late 1940s and 1950s Smith thrilled the Easter Road crowds for 18 years with his mastery of ball control and passing. For an outside forward Smith could also score goals and he achieved more than 300 in his long and distinguished career in senior football.
Gordon is the only player to have won Scottish League Championship medals with three different clubs. He won the Scottish League five times in total; three with Hibernian, one with Hearts and one with Dundee. Smith also won the Scottish League Cup during his spell with Hearts. Incredibly he played in two European Cup semi finals; one with Hibernian in 1956 and one with Dundee in 1963. He won 18 caps playing for Scotland and in 1951 was voted Scottish Player of the Year. Smith, like Dave MacKay, had to battle back from serious injury and suffered two leg breaks during his career.