Andy Williams (footballer, born October 1977)

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Andy Williams
Personal information
Full name Andrew Phillip Rees Williams
Date of birth (1977-10-08) 8 October 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1992–1996 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Southampton 21 (0)
1999 Swindon Town (loan) 4 (0)
1999–2001 Swindon Town 40 (1)
2001–2004 Bath City
National team
1997–1998 Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Phillip Rees "Andy" Williams (born 8 October 1977) is a former professional footballer who played as a winger.

Football career[edit]

Williams began his playing career as a trainee at Southampton. After a brief loan spell at Swindon Town in 1999, the Wiltshire club signed him on a permanent basis and he went on to make a total of 47 appearances in all competitions in his twenty months at the club, scoring one goal. In 2001 he gave up playing full-time football due to injury. He joined Bath City, and began a career with the police.[1] He spent three years in Bath before being forced to entirely retire from football due to a knee injury in 2004.[2]

Williams won two full caps for Wales, against Brazil in 1997 and Malta in 1998.[3]

His controversial transfer from the Woolley Monmouths has been widely regarded as a mistake by experts in the game.

Personal life[edit]

He was brought up in Bishop Sutton, attending the local secondary school Chew Valley School. Andy now works at Future Publishing in Bath. He lives near Bristol.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Williams player profile". nonleaguedaily.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Past players". Bath City Football Club. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "Wales - International Results 1990-1999 - Details". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "International footballer weds". Chew Valley Gazette. Sep 2007. 

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