Andy Smith (footballer, born 1968)

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Andy Smith
Personal information
Full name Andrew Mark Smith
Date of birth (1968-11-27) 27 November 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Peterhead
1990–1995 Airdrieonians 165 (30)
1995–2000 Dunfermline Athletic 120 (47)
1999–2000 Kilmarnock (loan) 5 (1)
2000–2001 Kilmarnock 10 (1)
2000 Ross County (loan) 3 (0)
2001–2003 Raith Rovers 65 (19)
2003–2004 Clyde 32 (10)
2004–2005 Gretna 12 (3)
Total 412 (111)
National team
1998 Scotland B[1] 1 (0)
Teams managed
2008 Gretna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew Mark "Andy" Smith (born 27 November 1968 in Aberdeen), is a retired Scottish football player, who most recently was a temporary manager of Gretna with Mick Wadsworth.

Career[edit]

A product of the Scottish Highland Football League, Smith's first professional club was Huntly FC. He subsequently transferred within the Highland League to Peterhead FC, prior to moving to Airdrieonians in the Scottish Football League. He scored Airdrie's goal in the 1992 Scottish Cup Final, and also appeared in the 1995 Scottish Cup Final, but Airdrie were defeated on both occasions.

Smith then joined Dunfermline Athletic in 1995. He made over 100 appearances for the club, scoring 47 goals. He had spells at Kilmarnock and Ross County, before joining Raith Rovers in 2001. During his time here, he won the Scottish Second Division championship.

Smith joined Clyde in July 2003, and formed a good partnership with Ian Harty. Despite age catching up on him, Smith scored 10 league goals for the club, and almost won promotion to the Scottish Premier League, losing out to champions Inverness Caledonian Thistle by 1 point.

He then joined Gretna, where he made a handful of appearances, and helped them win the Scottish Third Division. He retired from football in 2005, though remained at Gretna in a coaching role.

Personal life[edit]

Smith had a role as a footballer in the 2000 film A Shot at Glory, which featured Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton and Ally McCoist. Smith’s character scores for the fictional club Kilnockie in the Scottish Cup semi-final to send the team through to play Rangers at Hampden Park.

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