Andy Todd (footballer, born 1974)

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Andy Todd
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Personal information
Full name Andrew John James Todd
Date of birth (1974-09-21) 21 September 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Linfield (assistant manager)
Youth career
Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Middlesbrough 8 (0)
1995 Swindon Town (loan) 13 (0)
1995–1999 Bolton Wanderers 84 (2)
1999–2002 Charlton Athletic 40 (1)
2002 Grimsby Town (loan) 12 (3)
2002–2007 Blackburn Rovers 88 (4)
2003 Burnley (loan) 7 (0)
2007–2009 Derby County 30 (1)
2008–2009 Northampton Town (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2011 Perth Glory 41 (0)
2011 Oldham Athletic 6 (0)
2011 Hereford United 4 (0)
2013 Armadale 2 (0)
Total 342 (11)
Teams managed
2014– Linfield (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew John James "Andy" Todd (born 21 September 1974) is an English former football player and currently the assistant manager to Warren Feeney at NIFL Premiership club Linfield in Northern Ireland.[1] His father is former Derby County and England defender Colin Todd who was manager of Middlesbrough when Andy made his debut. Todd attended Hermitage Comprehensive School (Chester le Street) and was in the same school team as Michael "Micky" Barron Middlesbrough & Hartlepool United

Playing career[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Todd was initially a trainee at Middlesbrough, Todd made his debut in 1992. He was loaned to Swindon Town shortly before leaving Boro in August 1995 to join Bolton Wanderers for a transfer fee of £250,000.

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

He scored two goals in total for Bolton over a four-year period, winning the 1996–97 Division One championship in the process. Todd left Bolton under a cloud, after allegedly breaking assistant manager Phil Brown's jaw and cheekbone in an incident at a team bonding session.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Todd then moved to Charlton Athletic, another Division One club, and won Division One for a second time. In Charlton's first season back in the Premiership, Todd scored his first and what turned out to be only Charlton goal against Leicester City in April 2001.[2] However, a training fracas with a then unnamed player (who was later revealed to be Dean Kiely), meant that he was on a knife-edge at the club. Initially welcomed back, he was loaned to Grimsby Town in February 2002, who at the time were struggling in Division One. Todd scored three goals in twelve league games for the Mariners, helping the club keep their place in the division.

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

In May 2002, Todd left for Blackburn, but found first team opportunities hard to come by. Soon after breaking into the team in January 2003, he was sent off against Birmingham for kicking Christophe Dugarry in an off the ball incident. His first Rovers goal was in a 3–2 victory over Leeds United towards the end of that season.

Todd was put on the transfer list in 2003/04 and was loaned to Burnley. Good performances for Burnley prompted a recall and Todd was thrust straight back into Rovers' first eleven with the team struggling near the bottom of the league. Todd's "wearing his heart on his sleeve" attitude was just what Rovers needed and his strong and assured performances in defence helped Rovers move up the league. Todd won Rovers' player of the year award.

In 2004/05, Todd was handed the Rovers' captaincy by Mark Hughes following the departure of Barry Ferguson to Rangers, a recognition of his continued solid performances. He once again won the player of the year and then led Rovers to European qualification the following season.

Todd elbowed Robin van Persie in the head, drawing blood, near the end of a 2005 FA Cup Semi Final against Arsenal. The FA subsequently cleared him of any wrongdoing.

Todd's name came up in the 2006 allegations of corruption in English football. Then-Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp was secretly filmed discussing the possibility of buying Todd with agent Peter Harrison, which is illegal under FA rules. However, the programme merely showed Harrison approaching Redknapp and asking direct questions which Redknapp answered. Redknapp simply stated, "Yeah, I'd have him, I like Toddy, he's a tough bastard."

He has however found first team opportunities hard to come by during the latter stages of the 2006–2007 season, after talks with Todd, Mark Hughes let it be known that he was available for transfer, Derby County, Sunderland, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth all expressed an interest.

Derby County[edit]

Todd joined Derby County, for an undisclosed fee believed to be around the £750,000 mark on 7 July 2007,[3] and scored a late equaliser on his debut against Portsmouth on 11 August 2007.[4] However, his performance level soon dropped and after making two mistakes in Derby's 1–4 FA Cup defeat to Preston,[5] Derby boss Paul Jewell dropped him. It was announced on 8 May 2008 that Todd was not in Jewell's plans for his restructuring of the Derby squad following relegation and he would be allowed to leave on a free transfer.[6]

On 24 November 2008, Todd joined Northampton Town of League One on loan until 3 January 2009. This was the first time Todd had played outside the top two tiers of English football.[7] On 25 November 2008, Todd made his debut for The Cobblers in 2–1 victory against Leeds United.[8] He returned to Derby County in January 2009, after featuring in 7 league games for Northampton.[9] His first game for Derby after returning from Northampton was the League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester United, with Todd helping Derby to a 1–0 victory. Todd also played in the 2nd leg of the semi-final, but could not prevent Derby losing 4–3 on aggregate. Todd appeared regularly at the end of the season, and his solid performances led to rumours that manager Nigel Clough would offer Todd a new 1 year contract. However, it was later announced that Todd would not be offered an extension when his contract expired at the end of the 2008/09 season,[10] which saw Todd linked with a possible move to Australia with Sydney FC and Perth Glory.

Perth Glory[edit]

On 22 April 2009, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Todd signed for A-League club Perth Glory and would see out the rest of his career playing in Australia.[11] Todd completed the move to Australia on 18 May 2009.[12] In what turned out to be an outstanding debut season performance, Todd was awarded Perth Glory's 'Most Glorious Player' award for 2009–10.[13] In January 2011 was released by the club, two months before the end of his contract, to allow him to find a new club during the transfer window.[14]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 27 January 2011 he joined Oldham Athletic after returning to the United Kingdom. He signed a contract for the remainder of the season.[15] Todd made his debut for the club coming on against Carlisle United at Brunton Park.[16][17][18] Todd made his first start for the club when replacing the suspended Reuben Hazell, starting against Carlisle United at Boundary Park.[19] At the end of the season he was informed that he was out of contract and would not be offered a new deal.[20]

Hereford United[edit]

On 14 October 2011 he moved to Hereford United, on a non-contract basis having previously been on trial with Port Vale and Burton Albion.[21][22][23] Todd was released by Hereford management after just four appearances in a Hereford shirt, due to a belief his legs had 'gone'. In response to some criticism of the decision from a number of Hereford fans, Hereford United Director of Football Gary Peters confirmed the decision to release the highly regarded fan's favourite on the club website (6 November 2011).[24]

Armadale[edit]

In March 2013 it was announced that he had signed for Australian club Armadale in the Football West State League, Premier Division.

Managerial career[edit]

Linfield[edit]

On 26 April 2014, it was announced that Todd had been appointed as assistant manager to Warren Feeney at NIFL Premiership club Linfield in Northern Ireland – effective from 1 May 2014.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

England[edit]

[25][26][27][27]

Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other[28] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1993–94 Middlesbrough First Division 3 0 1 0 4 0
1994–95 5 0 1 0 6 0
1994–95 Swindon Town First Division 13 0 13 0
1995–96 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 12 2 1 0 13 2
1996–97 First Division 15 0 3 0 18 0
1997–98 Premier League 25 0 1 0 4 1 30 1
1998–99 First Division 20 0 3 0 3 0 26 0
1999–2000 12 0 4 0 16 0
1999–2000 Chalton Athletic First Division 12 0 4 0 16 0
2000–01 Premier League 23 1 3 0 2 0 28 1
2001–02 5 0 2 0 7 0
2001–02 Grimsby Town First Division 12 3 12 3
2002–03 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 12 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 19 1
2003–04 Burnley First Division 7 0 1 0 8 0
2003–04 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 19 0 1 0 1 0 21 0
2004–05 26 1 6 0 32 1
2005–06 22 2 2 1 4 0 28 3
2006–07 9 0 2 0 2 0 13 0
2007–08 Derby County Premier League 19 1 3 0 1 0 23 1
2008–09 Championship 11 0 2 0 13 0
2008–09 Northampton Town League One 7 0 - 7 0
2010–11 Oldham Athletic League One 6 0 6 0
2011–12 Hereford United League Two 4 0 4 0
Career Total 299 11 24 1 33 1 4 0 3 0 363 13

A-League[edit]

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Perth Glory 2009–10 25 0 0 1 0 0 26 0 0
2010–11 15 0 0 15 0 0
Total 40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0

Honours[edit]

Bolton Wanderers

Personal Honours:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Linfield FC announces appointment of new Manager". linfieldfc.com. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bartlett stunner seals Charlton win". BBC. 1 April 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Todd joins Derby". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 7 Jul 2007. 
  4. ^ "Derby 2–2 Portsmouth". BBC. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 11 Aug 2007. 
  5. ^ "Derby 1–4 Preston". BBC. 26 January 2008. Archived from the original on 28 January 2008. Retrieved 26 Jan 2008. 
  6. ^ "Rams ready to trim squad". thisisderbyshire.co.uk. Retrieved 9 Jul 2008. 
  7. ^ "Northampton agree Todd loan deal". BBC. 24 November 2008. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 24 Nov 2008. 
  8. ^ "Northampton 2–1 Leeds". BBC. 25 November 2008. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 25 Nov 2008. 
  9. ^ "Loab recruit Hines could be in line to face United". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Defender Todd set for Rams exit door". therams.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 May 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Meissner is cashed up for kick-off". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 April 2009. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  12. ^ "Todd completes Aussie switch". Derby Evening Telegraph. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "Andy Todd wins MGP". a-league.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Andy Todd released". footballaustralia.com.au. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Oldham Athletic sign Andy Todd and Aidan White". BBC Sport. 27 January 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  16. ^ http://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk/page/NewsUpdate/0,,10337~2279711,00.html[dead link]
  17. ^ "Second-half report". Oldham Athletic F.C. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. (subscription required)
  18. ^ "Games played by Andy Todd in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Todd starting call for Latics". Oldham Athletic F.C. 15 February 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Lactics offer new contracts". Sky Sports. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  21. ^ http://www.herefordunited.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10835~2481248,00.html[dead link]
  22. ^ "Todd Agrees Non Contract Terms". Hereford United F.C. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. (subscription required)
  23. ^ "Andy Todd sign non-contract Hereford United contract". BBC Sport. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Peters on Todd departure". Hereford United F.C. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 6 Nov 2011. 
  25. ^ "Andy Todd profile". 11v11.com. Retrieved 26 Sep 2008. 
  26. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack. "English League Players Directory". SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL YEARBOOK 2007–2008 (39th ed.). Headline Publishing Group. p. 438. ISBN 978-0-7553-1664-9. 
  27. ^ a b "Andy Todd profile". dcfc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 26 Sep 2008. 
  28. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy & the play-offs

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Adriano Pellegrino
Perth Glory Most Glorious Player Award
2009/10
Succeeded by
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