Andrew Wilson (footballer, born 1880)

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Andrew Wilson (10 December 1880 – 13 March 1945) was a Scottish internationalist footballer who played the majority of his career at Sheffield Wednesday. At Wednesday he won the Football League in 1903 and 1904, and the FA Cup in 1907. He scored over 216 goals for The Owls including 199 in England's top division.[1]

Club career in Scotland[edit]

Born in Irvine, Wilson started his football career at local club Irvine Meadow before moving onto Clyde in Glasgow.

Two of Wilson's brothers were also professional footballers. David, capped once by Scotland, spent most of his career with Oldham Athletic, while James mainly played with St Mirren.[2]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

He moved to Sheffield in 1900 where he spent the rest of his playing days. During his time at The Wednesday he won the Football League in 1903 and 1904, and the FA Cup in 1907. He became the clubs all-time record top scorer with 216 goals including 199 in the league (all in the top division).[1] He was top scorer in six different seasons. He appeared for the team 545 times, more than any other player. Both records stand to the present day. He also became the oldest player to play for the Owls before retiring on 10 March 1920 aged 39 years and 91 days. This record stood until it was beaten by Player/Manager Trevor Francis in 1993.

International career[edit]

He was capped for Scotland six times between April 1907 and March 1914.[3][4]

Football Management[edit]

Wilson began a managerial career after his playing retirement, initially with Bristol Rovers where he spent over five years between March 1921 and the end of the 1925-26 season. He joined Oldham Athletic in 1927 and was later manager of Stockport County for the 1932-33 season.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Players, Managers and Administrators"
  2. ^ a b Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who's Who, 1872-1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4. 
  3. ^ Andrew Wilson at the Scottish Football Association
  4. ^ "Andrew Wilson". Retrieved 5 June 2016.