Andy Impey

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Andy Impey
Personal information
Full name Andrew Rodney Impey[1]
Date of birth (1971-09-30) 30 September 1971 (age 47)[1]
Place of birth Hammersmith, London, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Full back/Winger
Club information
Current team
Queens Park Rangers
(Academy Coach)
Youth career
1989–1990 Yeading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Queens Park Rangers 188 (13)
1997–1998 West Ham United 26 (0)
1998–2004 Leicester City 152 (2)
2004Nottingham Forest (loan) 16 (1)
2004–2005 Nottingham Forest 21 (0)
2005Millwall (loan) 5 (0)
2005–2006 Coventry City 16 (0)
Total 424 (16)
National team
1992 England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Rodney Impey (born 30 September 1971) is an English former footballer who played as either as a full-back or winger and is currently an Academy Coach at Queens Park Rangers.

Club career[edit]


Impey signed for QPR in 1990 and made his debut against Norwich in October 1991. For 6 years he played either in defence or on the wing, alongside players such as Les Ferdinand and Trevor Sinclair. He won QPR's player of the season award in 1993, 1994 and 1995, becoming the first player ever to win a club player of the season award for three consecutive seasons.

West Ham[edit]

In 1997, he moved to West Ham United for £1.2m.

Leicester City[edit]

Impey transferred to Leicester City in the middle of the 1998-99 season; Hammers manager Harry Redknapp was notably aggrieved at this transfer as Impey had been sold by the West Ham board without his consent. While at Leicester, Impey was part of their 2000 League Cup winning team, coming on as a substitute in the final.

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Impey joined Nottingham Forest on loan in February 2004, where he scored the opening goal of the game on his debut against Walsall to end Forest's goal drought.[2] He then made the move permanent in the summer. Impey became a cult hero to Forest fans after, whilst warming up on the touchline, they began chanting "Andy Impey's got no neck! He's just a head on some shoulders!" Impey subsequently turned round and revealed his neck to the fans, starting an onslaught of songs about the neckless wonder.

Coventry City[edit]

In September 2005 Impey joined Coventry City on non-contract terms,[3] leaving the club in 2006 and subsequently retiring.

International career[edit]

Impey played for the England U21s once in 1992. He was also called up to Terry Venables' get-together England squad in April 1995,[4] but ultimately was never capped for the senior side.

Coaching career[edit]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

In 2015, he rejoined QPR as an Academy Coach.


Leicester City


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 215. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.
  2. ^ "Nottm Forest 3-3 Walsall". BBC. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Coventry recruit Watson and Impey". BBC Sport. 2005-09-16. Retrieved 2007-08-29.
  4. ^ "Venables places emphasis on youth". The Independent. 19 April 1995. Retrieved 22 October 2014.

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