Andy Taylor (footballer, born 1986)

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Andy Taylor
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Taylor playing for Sheffield United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Andrew Taylor[1]
Date of birth (1986-03-14) 14 March 1986 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Blackpool
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2006 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Blackpool (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Huddersfield Town (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2008 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 10 (1)
2008–2009 Tranmere Rovers 59 (2)
2009–2012 Sheffield United 39 (0)
2012–2016 Walsall 140 (4)
2016– Blackpool 38 (2)
National team
2002 England U16 4 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 6 (0)
2004 England U18 3 (0)
2004–2005 England U19 10 (0)
2005 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:22, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Andrew Taylor (born 14 March 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Blackpool.

Early life[edit]

Born in Blackburn, Lancashire,[1] Taylor attended St Paul's RC Primary and St Bede's RC High School in Blackburn and is a product of Blackburn Rovers Youth Academy. Having represented England at both under-19 and under-20 level. Taylor then turned professional in 2004[2] and Taylor signed a new three-year deal with Blackburn Rovers in September 2005[citation needed].

Club career[edit]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

Whilst at Blackburn, Taylor has had loan spells at Queens Park Rangers, Blackpool, Crewe Alexandra, Huddersfield Town (from 31 January 2007 to 5 April 2007) and Tranmere Rovers.

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Tranmere decided to make his loan move permanent, signing him on a two and a half-year contract for an undisclosed fee in the January 2008 transfer window.[3] Taylor made 30 league appearances in total for Tranmere during the 2007–08 season, scoring a single goal, a half volley against Crewe on New Year's Day 2008. His only goal of the 2008–09 season came at home to Colchester, he curled in a long range free kick.

Sheffield United[edit]

Taylor was transferred to Sheffield United in July 2009 for an undisclosed fee.[4] He made his full debut for The Blades came in the opening game of the season in August 2009; a 0–0 draw with Middlesbrough.[5] After an initial run of games Taylor sustained an injury on Boxing Day 2010 which eventually kept him sidelined for fourteen months.[6] On his return to fitness,[7] he was unable to break back into the side and made only four more appearances for United in during the 2011–12 season[6] and was subsequently released by The Blades in May 2012 when his contract expired.[8]

Walsall[edit]

After being released by Sheffield United, Taylor signed for Walsall on non-contract terms on 28 August.[9] He played against Queens Park Rangers and had an excellent debut for the Saddlers. After the match, Taylor told the club's official website that he is happy to join Walsall, insisting he wanted to play regularly .[10] Having made twenty-two appearances for the club, Taylor signed a new 18-month contract at the club.[11]

On 12 October 2013 he scored a memorable free-kick in the sixth minute of injury time in a 1–1 game away to Colchester. The goal proved especially lucrative for a family in the Swedish city of Malmö who won 10.103.752 SEK (approximately £929,793) on the national football betting called Stryktipset.[12][13]

Blackpool[edit]

He was released by Blackpool at the end of the 2017–18 season.[14]

International career[edit]

Taylor has represented England at international level being capped by both the England under-19 under-20 teams respectively.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 September 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queens Park Rangers (loan) 2005–06[15] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Blackpool (loan) 2005–06[15] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2006–07[16] League One 4 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2006–07[16] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2007–08[17] League One 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Loans from Blackburn: Total 28 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 33 1
Tranmere Rovers 2007–08[17] League One 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
2008–09[18] 39 1 4 0 1 0 4[a] 0 48 1
Tranmere total 62 2 4 0 1 0 4 0 71 2
Sheffield United 2009–10[19] Championship 26 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 30 0
2010–11[20] 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2011–12[21] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 5 0
Sheffield Utd total 39 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 45 0
Walsall 2012–13[22] League One 34 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 35 0
2013–14[23] 33 1 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 37 1
2014–15[24] 39 1 2 0 2 0 5[a] 0 48 1
2015–16[25] 34 2 3 0 0 0 2[c] 0 39 2
Walsall total 140 4 7 0 3 0 9 0 159 4
Blackpool 2016–17[26] League Two 38 2 5 0 0 0 2[d] 0 45 2
2017–18[27] League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 1[e] 0 2 0
Blackpool total 38 2 5 0 1 0 3 0 47 2
Career total 307 9 22 0 8 0 18 0 355 9
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in the League One play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance in the Football League Trophy and one in the League One play-offs
  4. ^ Appearances in the League Two play-offs
  5. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 399. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Blackburn promote youth". BBC Sport. 7 April 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Taylor makes Rovers move". Sky Sports. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Taylor signs". Sheffield United FC. 15 July 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Middlesbrough 0 – 0 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport. 8 August 2009. Archived from the original on 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Andy Taylor rues bad luck as Lane boss Danny Wilson wields axe". The Sheffield Star. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Taylor making return from serious injury". The Star. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Trio offered new deals – 11 released". Sheffield United F.C. 30 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Saddlers move is Taylor-made". Sky Sports. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Taylor walking tall at Walsall". Sky Sports. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Andy Taylor: Walsall full-back signs new Saddlers contract". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "BBC Sport – Colchester United 1–1 Walsall". Bbc.com. 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  13. ^ Rasmus officiellt klar Läs MrMadhawk! (2013-10-14). "Vann över tio miljoner: "Chockad och skakig" | Kvällsposten". Expressen.se. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  14. ^ "Manager Confirms Retained List". Blackpool F.C. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Andy Taylor in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 

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