Date of Birth: March 11, 1988
Previous Clubs: Dunfermline Athletic, Brechin City, Montrose, Forfar Athletic, Linlithgow Rose, Kelty Hearts, Bo’ness United, Dundonald Bluebell
An experienced striker, Smith started his career at Dunfermline Athletic before moving on to Brechin City, Montrose and Forfar Athletic. It was at The Loons where Smith picked up the bulk of his SPFL experience, scoring twice in 16 games in the 2010/11 season.
After heading to the junior ranks, Smith has enjoyed spells at Linlithgow Rose, Kelty Hearts, Bo’ness United and, latterly, Dundonald Bluebell – the team the ‘Gers signed Smith from on an 18-month contract in January 2020.
Although the 2019/20 was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith offered glimpses of things to come in the few matches that he did play and opened his account for the club with a wonderful header in a 2-0 victory against Edinburgh University.
Calum Smith’s kit for the 2020/21 season is sponsored by David Proudfoot and his son, Adam, aged 6.
Adam often enjoys a train trip down from Edinburgh to watch the Wee ‘Gers, and follows in his dad’s footsteps when visiting Shielfield Park.
It’s hoped that Adam might even one day pull on the Black & Gold jersey for the first-team, going one step further than his dad who represented the youth team over twenty years ago. Adam’s impressive tackling ability suggests early signs are good; the club may well have an exciting young defender on their hands!
Until then, Adam can often be seen wearing his hat and scarf with pride, and often tells his teammates at football training that his team are better than theirs – despite being the sole black and gold shirt surrounded by a sea of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United tops.
Below, Adam is pictured with his giraffes, Jerry & Hero, and is also seen in taking in a game from The Ducket.