Andy Myers

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Andy Myers
Personal information
Full name Andrew John Myers[1]
Date of birth (1973-11-03) 3 November 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Hounslow, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chelsea U18
(manager)
Youth career
0000–1991 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1999 Chelsea 85 (2)
1999–2003 Bradford City 89 (3)
2000Portsmouth (loan) 8 (0)
2003–2004 Colchester United 21 (0)
2004–2005 Brentford 10 (0)
Total 213 (5)
National team
1992–1993 England U20 5 (0)
1995 England U21 4 (1)
Teams managed
2012–2016 Chelsea Development Squad (assistant)
2016–2017 Vitesse (assistant)
2017–2018 Chelsea Development Squad (assistant)
2018– Chelsea U18
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew John Myers (born 3 November 1973 in Hounslow, England) is an English retired professional football defender and current youth coach, best remembered for his 9 seasons in the Premier League with Chelsea. He also played for Bradford City, Colchester United, Brentford and Portsmouth and was capped by England at youth level. He is currently manager of Chelsea U18.

Club career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

A product of the Chelsea youth system, Myers made his bow in senior football with three first team appearances late in the 1990–91 First Division season and he was voted the club's Young Player of the Year.[2][3] Myers signed his first professional contract in July 1991 and despite never featuring regularly, he would play for a further eight seasons as a professional for Chelsea and was a member of the 1996–97 FA Cup and 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup-winning teams.[4][5] After being made available for transfer,[6] Myers departed Stamford Bridge in July 1999 and made 106 appearances and scored two goals for the club.[7]

Bradford City[edit]

On 16 July 1999, Myers joined Premier League club Bradford City on a four-year contract for an £800,000 fee.[8] He missed most of the 1999–00 pre-season with a thigh strain and finally made his debut as a 66th-minute substitute for Wayne Jacobs in a 1–1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on 12 September 1999.[9][10] He then became the starting left back,[10] but lost his place in the team to Lee Sharpe in October, due to suspension and illness.[9] Myers returned to the team in November 1999 and featured regularly until mid-January 2000,[10] when he suffered a groin injury.[11] After returning to fitness, he departed on loan for the remainder of the 1999–00 season on 23 March 2000.[12] He finished the season with just 16 appearances.[10]

Myers began the 2000–01 season as a regular, making four appearances in Bradford's Intertoto Cup campaign and three Premier League appearances,[13] before missing two-and-a-half months of the season with successive injuries.[14][15] He returned to the struggling team in late November 2000 and thereafter managed to remain fit.[13] Myers scored his first goal for the club with a crucial early header versus Everton on 28 April 2001, but two missed penalties deflated the Bantams and the team succumbed to a 2–1 defeat, which sealed the club's relegation to the First Division.[13][16] In the penultimate game of the season and with Bradford 5–1 down in the West Yorkshire derby to Leeds United, Myers exchanged blows with captain Stuart McCall on the stroke of half time.[17] Both players remained on the pitch and were fined two weeks' wages.[18] Myers finished the 2000–01 season with 24 appearances and one goal.[13]

Myers had his best season with Bradford in 2001–02, making 32 appearances and scoring two goals before suffering a hamstring injury in March 2002.[19][20] He returned for two further appearances in April and was named the Bantams' Player of the Year.[19][21] The club entered administration in May 2002 and Myers was one of 19 players made redundant,[22] but he would remain at Valley Parade for the 2002–03 season.[23] He made 25 appearances during a season in which Bradford narrowly avoided relegation and he was released in May 2003.[23][24] In three seasons with the Bantams, Myers made 99 appearances and scored three goals.[7]

Portsmouth (loan)[edit]

On 23 March 2000, Myers joined First Division strugglers Portsmouth on loan until the end of the 1999–00 season.[12] He made eight appearances and helped Pompey finish clear of the relegation places.[10][25]

Colchester United[edit]

After attention from First Division club Rotherham United,[26] Myers signed a one-year contract with Second Division Colchester United on a free transfer.[27] He made 26 appearances before his season was ended by a back injury in December 2003.[28][29] Despite being invited back for the 2004–05 pre-season,[29] Myers elected to leave the club in June 2004.[30]

Brentford[edit]

On 11 June 2004, Myers turned down an approach from Oxford United to sign a two-year contract with League One club Brentford on a free transfer.[30] He made just 13 appearances during the 2004–05 season and was given a free transfer in May 2005.[31][32]

International career[edit]

Myers was capped by England at U20 and U21 level.[33] He was a member of the England U20 squad at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship.[33][34]

Coaching career[edit]

Myers coached Old Isleworthians Youth in 2008.[35] In 2011, he returned to Chelsea as U15 head coach and became assistant to U21 and U19 head coach Dermot Drummy in 2012.[36] He spent the 2016–17 season as an assistant first team coach at Vitesse,[37] before returning to Chelsea to take up the role as Development Squad head coach Joe Edwards' assistant.[38] On 6 July 2018, it was announced that Myers had been appointed Chelsea U18 manager.[39]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Chelsea

As an individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 1990–91[2] First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1991–92[2] 11 1 2 0 1 0 14 1
1992–93[2] Premier League 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
1993–94[2] 6 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
1994–95[2] 10 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 0 0 12 0
1995–96[2] 20 0 3 0 0 0 23 0
1996–97[4] 18 1 0 0 0 0 18 1
1997–98[5] 12 0 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 0 0 17 0
1998–99[40] 1 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 85 2 12 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 106 2
Bradford City 1999–00[10] Premier League 13 0 1 0 2 0 16 0
2000–01[13] 20 1 0 0 0 0 4[b] 0 24 1
2001–02[19] First Division 32 2 0 0 2 0 34 2
2002–03[23] 24 0 0 0 1 0 25 0
Total 89 3 1 0 5 0 4 0 99 3
Portsmouth (loan) 1999–00[10] First Division 8 0 8 0
Colchester United 2003–04[28] Second Division 21 0 2 0 1 0 2[c] 0 26 0
Brentford 2004–05[31] League One 10 0 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 13 0
Career total 213 5 16 0 10 0 10 0 3 0 252 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup.
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Myers". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Andy Myers". 11v11.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Annual awards". www.chelseafc.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 1996/1997 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 1997/1998 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Petrescu heads clear-out". This Is Local London. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Age 44 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Football: Chelsea add Hogh to defence". The Independent. 9 July 1999. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Myers gives warning to team-mates". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 1999/2000 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  11. ^ "City 'need six wins'". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Big signing Myers sails to Pompey for rest of season". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2000/2001 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Six-week absence for injured ace Myers". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Unlucky Myers hit by new injury blow". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Bradford pay penalty against Everton". 28 April 2001. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Bradford dust-up goes unpunished". 13 May 2001. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  18. ^ Lawton, Matt (13 May 2001). "Slap in the face for Bradford". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  19. ^ a b c "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2001/2002 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  20. ^ "New blow as Myers could be out for season". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Colchester want Myers". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Mass exodus at Bradford". 23 May 2002. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  23. ^ a b c "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2002/2003 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Six leave Bradford". 1 May 2003. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Portsmouth results for the 1999-2000 season - Statto.com". Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Moore on Myers' trail". 27 June 2002. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Colchester sign Myers". 11 July 2003. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  28. ^ a b "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2003/2004 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  29. ^ a b "Myers must prove fitness". 7 June 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  30. ^ a b "Bees seal triple deal". 11 June 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  31. ^ a b "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2004/2005 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  32. ^ "Bees exit for Salako and Burton". 23 May 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  33. ^ a b Association, The Football. "TheFA.com – Andrew Myers". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  34. ^ "England's 1993 U20 squad: Where are they?". ESPN.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  35. ^ GetWestLondon (21 October 2008). "Old Isleworthians look to the future". getwestlondon. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  36. ^ "THE YOUNG GENERATION | News Article | News | Official Site | Chelsea Football Club". 6 September 2012. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  37. ^ "Coach Myers takes development opportunity". www.chelseafc.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  38. ^ "Chelsea could loan youngsters out earlier". ESPN.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  39. ^ "ANDY MYERS ANNOUNCED AS NEW U18s MANAGER". ChelseaFC. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  40. ^ "Andy Myers | Football Stats | No Club | Season 1998/1999 | 1991–2005 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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