Andy Russell (footballer, born 1987)

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Andy Russell
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Personal information
Full name Andrew James Russell
Date of birth (1987-11-21) 21 November 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Southampton, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Liaoning Whowin
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Happy Valley 12 (0)
2009 Mossley
2010 Chorley
2013–2014 Fylde
2014–2016 South China 26 (2)
2017 Pulau Pinang 8 (0)
2017–2018 Tai Po 11 (0)
2018– Liaoning Whowin 21 (4)
National team
2016– Hong Kong 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Andrew James Russell (Chinese: 羅素; born 21 November 1987), is a Hong Kong football player who is currently plays for China League One club Liaoning Whowin.

Club career[edit]

In 2008, he signed his first contract as a professional footballer for Happy Valley, which played in Hong Kong First Division League. After returning to the UK, Russell joined Mossley in the NPL First Division North and found employment with sportswear giants Adidas. He joined Chorley in 2010 when manager Garry Flitcroft took over. For the 2013-14 season, Russell chose Fylde after being convinced by manager Dave Challinor.[1] He helped the club retain the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy by beating Chorley 4-1 with one goal and one assist.[2]

In July 2014, Andy announced on his Twitter account that he had signed for South China for the 2014-15 Hong Kong Premier League season.[3]

On 7 January 2017, Andy Russell left South China for Penang FA after signing a one-year contract with the Malaysian club.[4] In May 2017, Andy Russell's contract with Penang FA is terminated due to his poor performances.[5]

On 27 February 2018, Russell left Tai Po, for whom he had been with for the past half-year, for China League One club Liaoning Whowin, where he can play as a native player.[6]

International career[edit]

On 14 March 2016, Russell received his first call-up for Hong Kong in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification against on 24 March 2016. He made his debut in a 2-0 loss to Qatar.[7]

Honours[edit]

Fylde
South China

Personal life[edit]

Andy Russell was born on the South Coast of England (Southampton), and moved to Hong Kong with his parents when he was only 18 months old. He lived in Hong Kong until he went to university in Manchester, England.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BIG INTERVIEW: Andy Russell". Lancashire Evening Post. 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Chorley lose Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy final to holders AFC Fylde". Lancashire Telegraph. 18 March 2014.
  3. ^ "South China announcement". twitter. 16 July 2014.
  4. ^ (in traditional Chinese (HK))"羅素闖檳城心繫港隊". Oriental Daily. 7 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Penang on a mission to find replacements for Ferreira and Russell". Goal.com. 15 May 2017.
  6. ^ "和富大埔中堅羅素將加盟中甲球隊遼寧宏運。". (Tai Po Football Club's official fans club. Facebook. Retrieved 27 February 2018. (in traditional Chinese (HK))
  7. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317414/index.html

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