Andy Edwards (footballer)

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Andy Edwards
Personal information
Full name Andrew David Edwards[1]
Date of birth (1971-09-17) 17 September 1971 (age 45)[2]
Place of birth Epping, Essex,[2] England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Leyton Orient academy director
Youth career
West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 Southend United 147 (5)
1995–1996 Birmingham City 40 (1)
1996–2003 Peterborough United 267 (10)
2003–2004 Rushden & Diamonds 41 (4)
2004–2006 Southend United 32 (1)
2006 Grays Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2006–2007 Aldershot Town 17 (0)
Teams managed
2016 Leyton Orient (caretaker)
2016–2017 Leyton Orient
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andy Edwards (born 17 September 1971) is an English former professional footballer and manager, now working as a coach with the FA. After joining Leyton Orient as youth team manager in 2009 and becoming Academy Director in 2011, he was appointed permanent manager on 23 November 2016 following the departure of Alberto Cavasin. Edwards left Orient to take a role with the FA on 29 January 2017.

During his playing career he achieved six promotions and played for a number of clubs, including Southend United, Birmingham City, Peterborough United, Rushden & Diamonds, Grays Athletic and Aldershot Town.

Playing career[edit]

Edwards started his career as a schoolboy at West Ham United before signing scholarship forms at Southend United in 1988. He made his debut as a 17-year-old against Wigan Athletic in the same year.

After signing as a professional with the "Shrimpers" in 1989,[1] Edwards enjoyed successive promotions to the second tier of English football and enjoyed five years at that level before being transferred to Birmingham City in July 1995 for a fee of £450,000.[3]

At Birmingham, Edwards was part of the side that reached a League Cup semi-final[4] before being transferred in November 1996 to Peterborough United. Edwards went on to captain the side to promotion at Wembley in 2000.[5]

He joined Rushden & Diamonds in March 2003 and played a part in their promotion to the Second Division as champions. Edwards scored the goal against Carlisle United that saw the club seal promotion.[6]

After leaving Nene Park in the summer of 2004, Edwards re-joined Southend United[7] and again enjoyed successive promotions as the club went from League Two to the Championship. After a loan spell with Conference club Grays Athletic,[7] he left Roots Hall in 2006 and joined Aldershot Town, but injury ended his career in January 2007.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

Following his retirement, Edwards moved into coaching, with spells as assistant manager at St Albans City and as a coach within the Arsenal Academy. He joined Leyton Orient as youth team manager in 2009,[2] which "evolved into the role of academy director" in 2011.[9] He and Kevin Dearden assisted Kevin Nugent during Nugent's brief tenure as manager.[10]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 January 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Leyton Orient (caretaker)[11] 26 September 2016 2 October 2016 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 00.00
Leyton Orient 23 November 2016 29 January 2017 9 2 1 6 8 18 −10 22.22
Total 11 2 2 7 8 20 −12 18.18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2005/2006. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-85291-662-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Coaching staff profiles". Leyton Orient FC. 22 February 2011. Archived from the original on 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Shaw, Phil (10 February 1996). "Fry ready to put heat on Leeds". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Phil (26 February 1996). "Leeds rely on African influence". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Swann, Alan (10 May 2011). "May 2000, Wembley: Posh 1, Darlington 0 – The moment Clarke became a Posh legend". Peterborough Telegraph. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Carlisle 1–2 Rushden & Diamonds". BBC Sport. 19 April 2003. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Southend's Edwards recall blocked". BBC Sport. 13 April 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Broken leg ends Edwards' season". BBC Sport. 15 January 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Long, Charlie (25 February 2015). "News: Edwards provides Academy update". Leyton Orient FC. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Bodell, Tom (25 September 2014). "Russell Slade's assistant, Kevin Nugent, will take charge of Leyton Orient against Rochdale on Saturday". Surrey Comet. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "2016–17 Leyton Orient Fixtures and Results". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 

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