Geoff Anderson

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Geoff Anderson
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Thomas Anderson[1]
Date of birth (1944-11-26) 26 November 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Sheerness, England
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 Ramsgate
1962–1964 Birmingham City 1 (0)
1964–1966 Mansfield Town 43 (13)
1966–1967 Lincoln City 44 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Geoffrey Thomas Anderson (born 26 November 1944) is an English former professional footballer who scored 19 goals in 88 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Mansfield Town and Lincoln City.[2] He played as a right winger.

Playing career[edit]

Anderson was born in Sheerness, Kent. He played football for Canterbury Schools and for Southern League side Ramsgate before joining Birmingham City in December 1962.[3] He was one of three teenagers who made their debuts on 11 January 1964 away at Manchester United in the First Division, the other two being Mickey Bullock and Ray Martin.[4] Birmingham won the game 2–1, but Anderson never played for the club again; he signed for Mansfield Town in May 1964.[3] In two seasons, he scored 13 goals in 43 games in the Third Division, and then moved on to Fourth Division club Lincoln City.[2][3] After scoring seven goals in 48 appearances in all competitions in the 1966–67 season, he left the club.[1] He finished his career with short spells at Brentford and Port Vale, though did not play a first team game for either club.[5]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Geoff Anderson profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 1962–63 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963–64 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mansfield Town 1964–65 Third Division 14 4 1 0 0 0 15 4
1965–66 Third Division 29 9 0 0 0 0 29 9
Total 43 13 1 0 0 0 44 13
Lincoln City 1966–67 Fourth Division 44 6 1 0 3 1 48 7
Career total 88 19 2 0 3 1 93 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geoff Anderson". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Geoff Anderson". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 199.
  5. ^ "Barry Hugman's Footballers - Geoff Anderson". hugmansfootballers.com. Retrieved 27 January 2017.