Andy Saville

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Andy Saville
Personal information
Full name Andrew Victor Saville
Date of birth (1964-12-12) 12 December 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Hull, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1979–1983 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1989 Hull City 101 (18)
1989–1990 Walsall 38 (5)
1990–1992 Barnsley 82 (21)
1992–1993 Hartlepool United 37 (14)
1993–1995 Birmingham City 59 (17)
1994–1995 Burnley (loan) 4 (1)
1995–1996 Preston North End 56 (30)
1996–1997 Wigan Athletic 25 (4)
1997–1999 Cardiff City 35 (12)
1998 Hull City (loan) 3 (0)
1999 Scarborough 9 (0)
1999–2000 Gainsborough Trinity
2000–2001 Goole
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew Victor Saville (born 12 December 1964) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker. His professional career lasted sixteen years, spent at a total of ten lower-division clubs in the Football League.[1]

Saville was born in Hull. He made more than 100 appearances for his home-town club, Hull City, whom he joined from school.[1][2] He was his club's leading scorer on several occasions, at Hull City in 1986–87,[3] at Birmingham City in 1993–94,[2] and again the following season for Preston North End, where he scored 30 goals in all competitions, his 29 League goals making him overall top scorer in Division Three.[4]

In 1992–93 he had the rare distinction of becoming top scorer for two clubs in the same season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions for Hartlepool United[5] before moving to Birmingham in March 1993, where his ten games produced seven goals, a total which no other Birmingham player bettered over the whole season.[6]

Honours[edit]

  • with Preston North End
  • with Wigan Athletic
    • Division Three champions 1997.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Andy Saville". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Archived from the original on 2 January 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Beill, Andy (5 June 2007). "Season by season top scorers for the club". Hull City Online. FootyMad. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Sewell, Albert, ed. (1996). News of the World Football Annual 1996-97. London: Invincible Press. pp. 31, 369. ISBN 978-0-00-218737-4. 
  5. ^ "1992/93 Hartlepool United First Team Players". In The Mad Crowd. John Phillips. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. 
  6. ^ Matthews, p. 228.