Andy Ansah

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Andy Ansah
Personal information
Full name Andrew Owusu Ansah[1]
Date of birth (1969-03-19) 19 March 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Charlton Athletic
Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Dorking ? (?)
1989–1990 Brentford 8 (2)
1990–1996 Southend United 157 (33)
1994 Brentford (loan) 3 (1)
1995 Brentford (loan) 6 (1)
1996 Peterborough United 2 (1)
1996 Gillingham 2 (0)
1996–1997 Leyton Orient 2 (0)
1997 Hayes ? (?)
1997 Bromley ? (?)
1997 Heybridge Swifts ? (?)
1997–1999 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 (3)
1999–2000 Farnborough Town 14 (1)
2000–???? Dulwich Hamlet ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Owusu Ansah (born 19 March 1969) is an English actor and former professional footballer.

Playing career[edit]

He played for six Football League teams in his career, most notably Southend United, where he played 180 games and scored 38 goals between 1990 and 1996,[2] when they played in the new Division One following two successive promotions at the beginning of the decade.[3] Ansah left Southend in March 1996, one year before they suffered the first of two successive relegations.[3][4] Ansah was called into two Ghana squads, but did not make an appearance.[5]

Post-playing career[edit]

While working as an assistant on Wayne Rooney's Street Striker, he coined the term "unbelievable tekkers", which spurred Soccer A.M. to create a new segment showcasing a piece of skill from the week's football.[6] In 2011,[7] Ansah launched his debut fashion label "Tekkers" on the back of the success of the term "unbelievable tekkers" currently selling T-shirts and hoodies.[8]

As an actor, he is known for portraying a player/assistant manager also named Andy Ansah on the fictional Harchester United football team on the television series Dream Team.[5] In addition, he has served as a football consultant or football choreographer for other television series and films.[5] This included choreographing the goal celebrations for the South African national football team in co-operation with Coca-Cola at the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He has a son, Zak,[10] who was a striker for Arsenal Academy,[11] until 2014 when he joined Charlton Athletic,[12] the club where the elder Ansah began his youth career.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Ansah". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Andy Ansah:profile". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Southend United". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Brentford | News | Where Are They Now? | Where Are They Now? | WHERE ARE THEY NOW?". world.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c "Brentford | News | Where Are They Now? | Where Are They Now? | WHERE ARE THEY NOW?". world.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Soccer A.M. segment". 
  7. ^ "Andy Ansah Launches New Clothing Brand Tekkers". Getty Images. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tekkers Website". 
  9. ^ Shea, Julian (24 September 2005). "Football on film". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Former Southend United star Andy Ansah backs Blues after son Zak loses in semi-finals with Plymouth Argyle". Echo. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "Zak Ansah | Academy Players | Reserves & Youth | Arsenal.com". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  12. ^ "Zak Ansah joins Charlton Athletic". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 

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