Andy Ansah

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Andy Ansah
Personal information
Full name Andrew Owusu Ansa[citation needed]
Date of birth (1969-03-19) 19 March 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Dorking ? (?)
1989–1990 Brentford 8 (2)
1990–1996 Southend United 157 (33)
1994 Brentford (loan) 3 (1)
1995 Brentford (loan) 6 (1)
1996 Peterborough United 2 (1)
1996 Gillingham 2 (0)
1996–1997 Leyton Orient 2 (0)
1997 Hayes ? (?)
1997 Bromley ? (?)
1997 Heybridge Swifts ? (?)
1997–1999 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 (3)
1999–2000 Farnborough Town 14 (1)
2000–???? Dulwich Hamlet ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:45, 22 November 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Owusu Ansah (born 19 March 1969 in Lewisham, London) is an English football player and actor.

Playing career[edit]

He played for six Football League teams in his career, most notably Southend United, where he played 157 league games and scored 33 goals during the early to mid-1990s, when they played in the new Division One following two successive promotions at the beginning of the decade. Ansah left Southend in 1996, one year before they suffered the first of two successive relegations.[1][2]

Post-playing career[edit]

While working as an assistant on Wayne Rooney's Street Striker, he coined the term "unbelievable tekkers", which spurred Soccer A.M. to create a new segment showcasing a piece of skill from the week's football.[3] In 2011,[4] Ansah launched his debut fashion label "Tekkers" on the back of the success of the term "unbelievable tekkers" currently selling t-shirts and hoodies.[5]

As an actor, he is known for portraying a player/assistant manager also named Andy Ansah on the fictional Harchester United football team on the television series Dream Team. In addition, he has served as a football consultant or football choreographer for other television series and films. This included choreographing the goal celebrations for the South African national football team in co-operation with Coca Cola at the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He has a son, Zak,[7] who was a striker for Arsenal F.C. Academy, until 2014 when he joined Charlton Athletic.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Ansah:profile". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Southend United". Football Club History Database. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Soccer A.M. segment". 
  4. ^ "Andy Ansah Launches New Clothing Brand Tekkers". Getty Images. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tekkers Website". 
  6. ^ Shea, Julian (24 September 2005). "Football on film". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Zak Ansah". Arsenal.com. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Zak Ansah". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

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