Andy Lyons

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Andy Lyons
Personal information
Full name Andrew Lyons[1]
Date of birth (1966-10-19) 19 October 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Blackpool, England
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Fleetwood Town ? (?)
1992–1993 Crewe Alexandra 11 (2)
1993–1996 Wigan Athletic 87 (27)
1996–1998 Partick Thistle 71 (13)
1998–2000 Ayr United 57 (8)
2000–2001 Morecambe 29 (1)
2001 Lancaster City ? (?)
Teams managed
0000–2008 Blackpool Centre of Excellence
2008– Fleetwood Town Under-14
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Lyons (born 19 October 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He played in the Football League for Crewe Alexandra and Wigan Athletic, and in the Scottish Football League for Partick Thistle and Ayr United. He later became a coach at Blackpool F.C.'s Centre of Excellence.


Playing career[edit]

Lyons started his career at Northern Premier League club Fleetwood Town in 1991. On 26 October 1992 he signed for Football League Third Division club Crewe Alexandra for a fee of £15,000. He then moved to fellow Third Division club Wigan Athletic on 1 October 1993.

Lyons moved to Scotland on 1 March 1996 to play for Scottish Premier Division club Partick Thistle for a transfer fee of £35,000. However, they were relegated at the end of the season to the First Division. He left the club at the end of the 1997–98 season when they were relegated to the Second Division. He then signed for First Division club Ayr United. He left Ayr at the end of the 1999–2000 season. He then returned to England, by which time he was playing semi-professionally while working as a postman, and signed for Football Conference club Morecambe where he spent the 2000–01 season.[2][3][4]

In August 2001 he moved to local rivals Lancaster City in the Northern Premier League First Division.[2]

Masters Football[edit]

On 30 June 2007 Lyons played for Wigan Athletic Masters Football team in the 2007 North West Masters competition at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester. He scored one goal in a 5–1 win over Bolton Wanderers as Wigan reached the final where they lost 2–1 to Manchester United.[5][6] He also played for Wigan at the 2008 Mersey Masters at the Liverpool Echo Arena on 28 June 2008.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

Lyons is now a fully qualified coach, having obtained the UEFA B coaching licence. He is currently the coach of the Under-14's team at Fleetwood Town Football Club's Academy.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Andy Lyons". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "players – Andrew Lyons". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 25 August 2005. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Morecambe reserve Rovers deal". BBC Sport. 9 August 2000. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Morecambe 0 Ipswich 3". 2000. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Wigan Athletic's debut in the Grand Masters tournament". Ye Old Tree and Crown. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2008.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Masters Cup North West 2007". Masters Football. Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Masters Cup Mersey 2008". Masters Football. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
  8. ^ "Blackpool Football Club Youth Department Staff". Blackpool. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
  9. ^ Canavan, Steve (15 October 2008). "Coaching duo in charge of Pool's future". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 14 December 2008.

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