For the singer Nicol Sponberg, formerly known as Nicol Smith, see Selah (band).
Nicol (Nick) Smith (25 December 1873 - 6 January 1905) was a Scottish footballer who played for Rangers.
Born in Darvel, Ayrshire, Smith played as a fullback for local sides Vale of Irvine, Royal Albert and Darvel, earning junior international selection, before joining Rangers in 1893. He made only 2 League appearances in his first season at the club but by Season 1893-94, he had established himself in Rangers team, missing just one of Rangers' 18 matches.
Smith was part of Rangers' first ever Scottish Cup win, playing in all 6 games, including the 3-1 final win over Celtic in 1894.
Smith was also capped at international level, making 12 appearances for Scotland, two of which as captain. He also represented the Scottish League XI.
In January 1905, aged 31, Smith died from enteric fever, an illness which also caused his wife's simultaneous death.
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