Andy Frampton

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Andy Frampton
Andy Frampton 07-09-2013 1.jpg
Frampton playing for AFC Wimbledon in 2013
Personal information
Full name Andrew James Kerr Frampton[1]
Date of birth (1979-09-03) 3 September 1979 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth Wimbledon, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1991–1998 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Crystal Palace 29 (0)
2002–2007 Brentford 138 (5)
2007–2011 Millwall 88 (4)
2010 Leyton Orient (loan) 1 (0)
2010–2011 Swindon Town (loan) 23 (0)
2011–2013 Gillingham 58 (0)
2013–2015 AFC Wimbledon 35 (4)
Total 372 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew James Kerr "Andy" Frampton (born 3 September 1979) is an English former professional footballer who played as a central defender.

Frampton joined the youth academy of Crystal Palace at the age of 11, progressing through the ranks before making his senior league debut for the club on 3 April 1999 at the age of 19 years, 213 days. He spent four seasons with the Football League First Division side before joining Brentford on a free transfer in October 2002. He would go on to make 138 league appearances for "The Bees" in a five-year tenure with the club.

Early life[edit]

Frampton was born in Wimbledon, London and brought up in nearby Purley before being scouted and signed at the age of 11 by the youth Academy of Football League First Division side Crystal Palace whilst he was playing for the Croydon Schools FA.[2] He was later educated at Lancing College.[3] He proved himself to be a gifted athlete and was chosen to represent the school in the 1996–97 Boodle & Dunthorne Independent Schools Football Association Cup Final, which eventually saw his side triumph 2–1 over Bolton School.[4]

Club career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Frampton progressed through the youth system at Crystal Palace before breaking into the first team and making his Football League debut at the age of 19 on 3 April 1999 in a 1–0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road.[5] He went on to make five more appearances for the club during the 1998–99 season, with the club ultimately finishing 14th in the league.[6] During the 1999–2000 season he made 10 league appearances, including a 4–0 win over Portsmouth on 2 October 1999, with the club once again ending the season having achieved a mid–table league ranking of 15th.[7] The 21-year–old defender made another ten league appearances in the 2000–2001 season.[8] Crystal Palace struggled throughout the season however and only prevented relegation to the Second Division on the final day, beating Stockport County 1–0 on 6 May 2001.[9] Frampton found his first-team opportunities limited during the 2001–02, playing just two matches in April 2002, as he proved unable to compete with Craig Harrison as first choice left-back.[10] The defender made two appearances for Crystal Palace during the 2002–03 season, however, having failed to cement his place in the first-team, Frampton subsequently joined Football League Second Division club Brentford on a free transfer on 28 October 2002.[11]


Frampton playing for Brentford in January 2006.

Frampton made his debut for the Bees in a 0–0 draw with Plymouth Argyle on 29 October 2002, coming on as a 71st minute substitute for Jamie Fullarton.[12] He would go on to make a further 14 league appearances for the Bees in the 2002–03 season, including a 5–0 win over Blackpool on 2 November 2002.[13] He was appointed Brentford's vice–captain for the 2006–07 season.


On 27 June 2007, Frampton joined Millwall for an undisclosed fee.[14] His Millwall career began slowly, with a number of defensive mistakes drawing criticism from the Millwall faithful in his first season.[15] But he won over the Millwall supporters with a series of strong, gutsy displays, culminating in him winning the supporters' player of the year award for the 2008–09 season.[16] Frampton left Millwall in the summer of 2011 after spending much of the season on loan at Swindon Town.


He joined Gillingham in July 2011[17] and he was soon appointed the new team captain replacing Barry Fuller.[18] He made his debut for Gillingham in the 1–0 win over Cheltenham Town on 6 August helping produce a clean sheet in his first game.

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 28 June 2013, Frampton joined Football League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a two–year deal after turning down the offer of a one-year contract extension with Gillingham.[19]





  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Andy's Wimbledon mission". Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Independent Schools Football Association: Current Professional Players". Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "1996–1997 ISFA Cup Final". Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Norwich City 0–1 Crystal Palace". Retrieved 19 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Andy Frampton in 1998/1999". Retrieved 19 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Andy Frampton in 1999/2000". Retrieved 24 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Andy Frampton in 2000/2001". Retrieved 24 August 2007. 
  9. ^ "Palace survive at Stockport". BBC Football. Retrieved 24 August 2004. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Andy Frampton in 2001/2002". Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bees land Frampton". Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Brentford 0–0 Plymouth Argyle". Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Andy Frampton in 2002/2003". Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Frammo moves on". Brentford FC. 27 June 2007. 
  15. ^ "Frampton could prove to be a great purchase". Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Swindon Town sign Millwall's Andy Frampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Frampton joins Gills". Gillingham F.C. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Frampton handed captains's armband". Gillingham F.C. 27 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Dons seal Frampton deal". AFC Wimbledon. 28 June 2013. 

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