Andy Love (footballer)

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Andy Love
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-03-28) 28 March 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Grimsby, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1995–1997 Grimsby Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Grimsby Town 12 (0)
1999 Ilkeston Town (loan)
2000 Ilkeston Town (loan)
2000–2002 Ilkeston Town
2003 Ilkeston Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew "Andy" Love (born 28 March 1979) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a goalkeeper for Grimsby Town.[1]


Grimsby Town[edit]

Love was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and began his football career as a trainee at hometown club Grimsby Town in 1995.[1] Initially third-choice goalkeeper behind Paul Crichton and Jason Pearcey, he made his debut in Grimsby's 2–1 league defeat against Birmingham City on 1 March 1997. Crichton left Grimsby for West Bromwich Albion in 1997, but Love dropped down the pecking order again on the arrival of Aidan Davison. He joined Southern League club Ilkeston Town on loan during the 1998–99 season, and on his return had a brief run in Grimsby's first team.[2] Finding himself again third choice, this time behind newcomer Danny Coyne and youngster Steve Croudson, he returned to Ilkeston on loan.[3]

Ilkeston Town[edit]

Having spent time on loan to Ilkeston Town, he was released in 2000 and signed for the Southern League club on a permanent deal. He left Ilkeston at the end of the 2001–02 season, returned the following season,[1][4] but was released from his contract at his own request in October 2003.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Andy Love". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Games played by Andy Love in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Soccer" (REPRINT). Hull Daily Mail (NewsBank). 20 March 2000. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Andy Love". NonLeague Daily. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Soar signs for Town" (REPRINT). Nottingham Evening Post (NewsBank). 17 October 2003. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 

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