While Frank Smith made over 200 appearances for Tottenham, he is not well known, as they were all in the Reserve, A and B sides, without the goalkeeper making the step up to the first eleven.
A talented sportsman as a youth, Frank went to Hamilton Road Secondary School in Colchester, where his ability was recognised by being chosen for the Essex team in the inter-county events. At school he represented Colchester Schools and the North Essex Youth team.
Playing for Colchester Casuals and getting employment as a car mechanic, Frank signed as an amateur for Tottenham in 1953 until he was made a professional terms a year later.
During the 1953-54 season, he played for the FA Youth XI before doing National Service with the Royal Ordnance Corps.
Back at Spurs, Smith was a regular between the sticks as the A team won the Eastern Counties League on four occasions between 1958 and 1962, winning an East Anglian Cup winners medal in 1957-58 as well.
However, with limited opportunities to get into the first team, Frank left in 1962 for Queens Park Rangers, where he played for three years before moving on to Wimbledon, where he combined his playing duties with being a schools games master. Having made over 150 appearances for the Dons, Frank decided to retire from playing, but was called out of retirement to fill in for Southern League Cheltenham Town in 1969.
Retired to live in Surrey after working in the banking business in London.