Andy Williams (Welsh footballer)

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Andy Williams
Personal information
Full name Andrew Phillip Rees Williams
Date of birth (1977-10-08) 8 October 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1992–1996 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Southampton 21 (0)
1999 Swindon Town (loan) 4 (0)
1999–2001 Swindon Town 40 (1)
2001–2004 Bath City
National team
1997–1998 Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew Phillip Rees "Andy" Williams (born 8 October 1977) is a former professional footballer who played as a winger.

Football career[edit]

Williams began his playing career as a trainee at Southampton. During his time at Southampton he played just 21 league games, which included coming on as a substitute as Southampton won 3-2 against Liverpool at Anfield in February 1998.[1] After a brief loan spell at Swindon Town in 1999, the Wiltshire club signed him on a permanent basis and he went on to make a total of 47 appearances in all competitions in his twenty months at the club, scoring one goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[2] In 2001 he gave up playing full-time football due to injury. He joined Bath City, and began a career with the police.[3] He spent three years in Bath before being forced to entirely retire from football due to a knee injury in 2004.[4]

Williams won two full caps for Wales, against Brazil in 1997 and Malta in 1998.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He was brought up in Bishop Sutton, attending the local secondary school Chew Valley School. Andy now works at Future Publishing in Bath where he recently received an award for his 'Outstanding Contribution' over the year. He lives near Bristol.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Owen omens comfort poor Liverpool". The Independent. 9 February 1998. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Swindon 1 Wolves 2". swindon-town-fc.co.uk. 18 March 2000. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Andy Williams player profile". nonleaguedaily.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Past players". Bath City Football Club. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "Wales - International Results 1990-1999 - Details". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "International footballer weds". Chew Valley Gazette. Sep 2007. 

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