Andrew Fox (footballer)

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Andrew Fox
Personal information
Full name Andrew Thomas Philip Fox[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Huntingdon, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
El Paso Locomotive
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 St. Edward's Hilltoppers 63 (36)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Midland/Odessa Sockers 9 (3)
2015–2016 Peterborough United 18 (1)
2015Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 6 (0)
2016–2017 Stevenage 9 (0)
2017 AFC Eskilstuna 13 (0)
2018–2019 Grimsby Town 19 (0)
2019– El Paso Locomotive 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:31, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Andrew Thomas Philip Fox (born 15 January 1993) is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a left back for USL Championship club El Paso Locomotive.

Fox began his playing career during his time at university, playing football in the USA for 4 years with St. Edward's University Soccer Team. After a short spell at Texan club Midland/Odessa Sockers, Fox moved back to England in July 2015, where he joined League One side Peterborough United on a free transfer. He joined National League side Kidderminster Harriers on loan in August 2015, less than one month later he returned to Peterborough. In June 2016, Fox signed for Stevenage in League Two. After being released, Fox spent a season in the Allsvenskan - Swedens top tier with AFC Eskilstuna in August 2017. Having become a free agent, he signed for League Two side Grimsby Town until the end of season, having previously being on trial at the start of the season.

Club career[edit]

St Edward's University[edit]

Fox studied at St. Edward's University in the United States on a college scholarship through the Pass4Soccer Scholarships Agency.[3] Fox played for their soccer team and in 4 years of being a Student-Athlete he scored 36 goals in 64 appearances for the American Club in Austin, Texas.

Midland/Odessa Sockers[edit]

Fox played for the Midland/Odessa Sockers for two months. In his nine matches with the Sockers, he tallied three goals and three assists in his role as a play-making midfielder.[4] He then went back to England for a two-week trial with Peterborough in June 2015.[5]

Peterborough United[edit]

On 20 June 2015, Fox was signed by League One side Peterborough United along with Irishman Kieran Sadlier and Ivorian Souleymane Coulibaly.[4][6] His debut came on 24 October 2015 as a 67th minute substitution, on for Jermaine Anderson in a 4–0 win against Doncaster Rovers.[7] He scored his first goal for the club on 16 April 2016 having only been on pitch two minutes in the 4–1 win at Colchester, a right footed shot from 8-yards to put them 2–0 up.[8]

Fox was released by Peterborough at the end of the 2015–16 season after the expiry of his one-year contract.[9]

Kidderminster Harriers (loan)[edit]

Fox joined Kidderminster on a month loan deal from Peterborough United on 18 August 2015.[10] He started 6 games and returned to Peterborough a month later.[11]

Stevenage[edit]

Fox joined League Two side Stevenage on a one-year deal in June 2016.[12] After making 9 league appearances for Stevenage in the 2016–17 season he was released by the club on 12 May 2017.[1][11][13]

AFC Eskilstuna[edit]

Fox joined Allsvenskan side AFC Eskilstuna for the remainder of the season in August 2017.[14]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Fox had been a free agent after the season ended in Sweden, he joined EFL League Two side Grimsby Town on 9 March 2018 until the end of the season, he became Michael Jolley's first signing of his tenure.[15] He had previously been on trial with the club under manager Russell Slade in July 2017.[16] He was offered a new contract by Grimsby at the end of the 2017–18 season.[17] Fox achieved infamy on 5 January 2019 when he became the first player in English football to receive a red card following a video assistant referee decision.[18]

At the end of his contract, Fox moved to Texas, United States to be with his wife, having left the club at the end of January 2019.[19]

El Paso Locomotive[edit]

On 4 February 2019, Fox joined USL Championship side El Paso Locomotive ahead of their inaugural season.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 10 March 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Midland/Odessa Sockers 2015 National Premier Soccer League 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Peterborough United 2015–16[21] League One 18 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 2015–16[22] National League 6 0 0 0 6 0
Stevenage 2016–17[11] League Two 9 0 0 0 3 0 2[a] 0 14 0
AFC Eskilstuna 2017[22] Allsvenskan 13 0 1[b] 0 14 0
Grimsby Town 2017–18[23] League Two 10 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 65 4 4 0 3 0 3 0 66 4
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Svenska Cupen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club List of Registered Players as at 20/05/2017" (PDF). English Football League (EFL). 20 May 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Fox". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ "PASS4 In The Pros". PASS4Soccer. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Korn, Will (21 July 2015). "Former Sockers MF signs with English pro team". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Texas, USA. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  5. ^ Korn, Will (19 June 2015). "SOCKERS: Fox lands tryout with English pro team". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Texas, USA. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Peterborough United: Fox, Sadlier, Angol and Coulibaly join Posh". BBC Sport. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Peterborough 4–0 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Colchester 1–4 Peterborough". BBC Sport. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Zakuani among six players released by Peterborough United". ITV News. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Kidderminster Harriers: Andrew Fox joins from Peterborough". BBC Sport. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  11. ^ a b c "Games played by Andrew Fox in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Stevenage sign Peterborough United left-back". BBC Sport. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  13. ^ Street, Tim (12 May 2017). "Pett's transfer-listing confirmed by Stevenage". Herts and Essex Observer. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  14. ^ Malmkvist, Alexander (7 August 2017). "Engelsman klar för AFC". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  15. ^ Wood, Liam (9 March 2018). "Michael Jolley completes first signing as Grimsby Town boss with arrival of Andrew Fox". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  16. ^ Findlater, James (12 July 2017). "How did Grimsby Town's trialists perform in their latest outing against Stamford?". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  17. ^ "James McKeown: Grimsby Town offer new deal to goalkeeper and release 11". BBC Sport. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Crystal Palace 1–0 Grimsby Town in FA Cup third round". BBC Sport. 5 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  19. ^ Findlater, James (25 January 2019). "Andrew Fox looks back on his time at Grimsby Town ahead of final game with MK Dons". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  20. ^ "EL PASO LOCOMOTIVE FC SIGNS DYNAMIC ENGLISH DEFENDER, ANDREW FOX". El Paso Locomotive FC. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Games played by Andrew Fox in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  22. ^ a b "A. Fox". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Games played by Andrew Fox in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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