Andy Cook (footballer, born 1969)

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Andy Cook
Personal information
Full name Andrew Charles Cook
Date of birth (1969-08-10) 10 August 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Romsey, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh (physio)
Youth career
1985–1987 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Southampton 16 (1)
1991–1993 Exeter City 70 (1)
1993–1997 Swansea City 62 (0)
1997 Portsmouth (loan) 5 (0)
1997–1998 Portsmouth 4 (0)
1998–1999 Millwall 5 (0)
1999–2006 Salisbury City
2008 Woking 0 (0)
Teams managed
2009– Eastleigh (physio)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew Charles "Andy" Cook (born 10 August 1969) is a former professional football player and physiotherapist at National League side Eastleigh.

Playing career[edit]

After playing for Halterworth and Mountbatten school teams, Cook gained representative honours for Eastleigh and Winchester Schools, and Hampshire Schools, before signing as a trainee at Southampton in 1985. He signed full professional terms in July 1987, and made his full first-team debut at home to Manchester United on 15 August that year.[1]

Having only played 22 first-team games in all competitions, and scoring one goal, and failing to settle into a regular first-team slot at either left-back or left-midfield, Cook signed for Exeter City (then managed by former Southampton player Alan Ball) in September 1991[1] for a fee of about £50,000.

Cook's nomadic career has subsequently taken him to Swansea City, Portsmouth, Millwall, and, lastly, Salisbury City.

Career as physiopherapist[edit]

He retired at the end of the 2005–06 season, becoming Salisbury's Football in the Community Officer. He then became manager of the club's reserve team before becoming part of City's physio staff.

In Summer 2008, he left Salisbury to become Woking's physio and also registering as a player.[2] Following the departure of Kim Grant as manager, he was briefly joint caretaker boss of Woking with Phil Gilchrist.[3]

In 2009, Cook joined Conference South side Eastleigh as a physio.[4]


  1. ^ a b Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology Publishing. p. 498. ISBN 0-9534474-3-X. 
  2. ^ Youlton, Clive (17 June 2008). "El-Kholti is first signing". Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gilchrist handed reins at Woking". BBC Sport. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Andy Cook Physiotherapist

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