Andy Thackeray

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Andy Thackeray
Personal information
Full name Andrew John Thackeray
Date of birth (1968-02-13) 13 February 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Huddersfield, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
198x–1986 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Huddersfield Town 2 (0)
1987–1988 Newport County 54 (4)
1988–1992 Wrexham 152 (14)
1992–1997 Rochdale 162 (13)
1997–1999 Halifax Town 79 (7)
1999–2003 Nuneaton Borough 125 (10)
2003–2005 Ashton United
2005–2007 Mossley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew John "Andy" Thackeray (born 13 February 1968 in Huddersfield) is an English former professional footballer who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing as a defender.[1]

Thackeray was part of the Manchester City youth team which won the FA Youth Cup in 1986,[2] but moved on to Huddersfield Town without appearing for City's first team. He played only twice for Huddersfield, then spent a season with Newport County, before making more than 150 league appearances for each of his next two employers, Wrexham and Rochdale.[1] In the 1997–98 season he helped Halifax Town to promotion from the Conference and played one more season in the Football League.[3] Thackeray then returned to the Conference, spending four seasons with Nuneaton Borough.[1] In 2003 he joined Ashton United, where he scored 5 goals from 91 games in all competitions, and for a time acted as assistant manager.[4] His final club before retirement was Mossley, where he scored 4 goals from 74 games, and won the Player of the Year award in helping them to the Northern Premier League Division One title in the 2005–06 season.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Andy Thackeray". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Bevan, Chris (12 April 2006). "Lake sees bright future for City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Andy Thackeray". ShaymenOnline. Paul Holroyd. Retrieved 2 October 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Tabner - Tyler". Ashton United (Hurst FC) Player Database. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Tabner to Tyrer". Complete A-Z of Players 1919–2009. Mossley A.F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 

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