Andy McCall (footballer, born 1925)

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Andy McCall
Personal information
Full name Andrew McCall
Date of birth (1925-03-15)15 March 1925
Place of birth Hamilton, Scotland
Date of death December 2014 (aged 89)
Place of death Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1951 Blackpool 87 (15)
1951–1952 West Bromwich Albion 31 (3)
1952–1955 Leeds United 62 (8)
1955–1956 Lovell's Athletic ? (?)
1956–1960 Halifax Town 139 (15)
Total 319 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew "Andy" McCall (15 March 1925 - December 2014) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a winger, making over 300 appearances in the Football League.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, McCall joined the Royal Navy at the age of seventeen. He later served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers before starting his football career at Junior level with Blantyre Celtic.[2]

His son, Stuart McCall, is a former international footballer, who later became a manager.[3][4] McCall was injured in the Bradford City stadium fire while watching his son in 1985.[2]

Career[edit]

McCall moved to England to sign with Blackpool in 1947, making 87 league appearances over the next four years.[5] He signed for West Bromwich Albion in 1951, and in his sole season at the club made 31 league appearances.[6] He then signed for Leeds United in 1952, and in three years made 62 league appearances.[7] He later played with Welsh side Lovell's Athletic, before returning to English football with Halifax Town, for whom he made 139 league appearances.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy McCall". Barry Hugman's Footballers Post-War Premier & Football League Players' Records. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hill, Tony. "Leeds United Player Profiles - McCall: Andrew (Andy)". Leeds United F.C. History. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Paul, Ian (6 November 1984). "Scotland lose out as McCall decides to play for England". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Champions League joy for Motherwell boss Stuart McCall". BBC Sport. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blackpool : 1946/47 – 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "West Bromwich Albion : 1946/47 – 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Leeds United : 1946/47 – 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Halifax Town : 1946/47 – 1992/93 & 1998/99 – 2001/02". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Andy McCall at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database