Andy Harris (footballer, born 1977)
|Full name||Andrew David Douglas Harris|
|Date of birth||26 February 1977|
|Place of birth||Springs, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2005||→ Forest Green Rovers (loan)||12||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:18, 26 April 2010 (UTC).
Andy Harris (born 26 February 1977, Springs, Gauteng South Africa) is a former English–raised footballer. He previously played in The Football League for Southend United, Leyton Orient and Chester City, he is also a firm fans favourite at former conference side Weymouth, where during their title winning season he scored a memorable second half equaliser against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground. He now teaches at Kingston Maurward College and is a member of the coaching staff at Dorchester Town F.C.
Harris began with Liverpool but failed to make a first–team appearance at Anfield before he moved to Southend United in July 1996. After three years with the Shrimpers, Harris switched to Leyton Orient ahead of 1998–99. His four-year stint with Orient included an appearance at the Millennium Stadium against Blackpool in the Football League Division Three play–off final in May 2001. Despite being a near ever–present in his last three seasons with the club, Harris was released at the end of 2002–03 and joined Chester City on a free transfer, being described as a "major signing" by manager Mark Wright.
However, Harris was to start just 19 league games in two years at the club, the first ending with the club finishing as champions of the Conference National. His second season included a loan spell with Forest Green Rovers and ended with him joining Weymouth. During the 2005–06 season, Harris scored a shock equaliser for Weymouth in an FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest and helped them win the Conference South championship. But he did not feature again after knee surgery and he dropped back into the Conference South with Eastleigh, with a loan move quickly becoming a permanent transfer on 10 October 2006.
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- Allsop, Derick (5 November 2005). "Forest survive Weymouth's ambush in the backwoods". London: Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
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- Andy Harris career statistics at Soccerbase
- Southend United career stats
- Eastleigh FC player profile