Andy Ford

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Andy Ford
Personal information
Full name Andrew Carl Ford
Date of birth (1954-05-04) 4 May 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Minehead, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1972–1973 Bournemouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1977 Southend United 138 (3)
1977–1980 Swindon Town 98 (0)
1980–1982 Gillingham 62 (3)
1982–198? Dartford
Total 298 (6)
Teams managed
1997–2005 Gravesend & Northfleet
2005–2006 Stevenage Borough (assistant)
2008–2009 Welling United
2010–2011 Maidstone United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew Carl "Andy" Ford (born 4 May 1954, Minehead) is an English football manager and former professional player. Ford is currently out of football after a 5-month spell managing Maidstone United.

Playing career[edit]

Ford played for Southend United, Swindon Town and Gillingham between 1972 and 1982.[1] He also played for non-league Dartford.

Managerial career[edit]

Ford's first management job was at Gravesend and Northfleet (now known as Ebbsfleet United). He guided the team to the Isthmian League title in 2001-02 and several Kent Senior Cup successes, and then kept the side in the Conference Premier for several seasons before his resignation in 2005. He is the club's most successful manager.

Shortly after leaving Gravesend, Ford became assistant manager of Stevenage Borough, spending a year at the club before leaving in 2006.

In January 2008 he was appointed manager of Welling United, a position he kept until his resignation in October 2009.

A year later in October 2010 Ford took over at Isthmian League Premier Division basement side Maidstone United. However, he could not lift the Stones from the foot of the table and he resigned on 15 March 2011 with his side bottom of the league and 8 points adrift from safety.


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 119. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 

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